Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

Summer Day Camp

John G. New Audubon Summer Day Camp

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Summer Youth Programs provide fun, hands-on experiences in natural science and environmental education through field investigations, crafts and games.  Campers will explore a variety of habitats and learn about creatures that live there. There is limited space in these sessions; registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Full and partial scholarships to offset the per-child registration fee are distributed each year on a needs basis.  Donations towards this dedicated fund are accepted throughout the year and are greatly appreciated.   CLICK HERE to donate towards our Camp Scholarship Fund,  or contact Susan O’Handley, DOAS Education Chair at or by phone at 607-643-5680 for more information. 

Youth Programs Return for Summer 2022


The following sessions are available for enrollment in 2022:


Space is limited in each session and spots will be filled in the order of receipt of registration.  If all spots are filled, we will maintain a waiting list in case there are cancellations.

Payment is due at the time of registration; refunds for cancellation will not be issued after 6/17/22.  For additional information, please leave a message for Susan O’Handley, Education Chair at 607-397-3815.

  • Fees: Member $160 Non-Member $175
  • DOAS Family membership: $20/year; $30/2 years (optional)
  • Fee assistance may be available through our DOAS Camp Scholarship Fund.  See registration information for details.
  • Confirmations and complete packets will be available in June and will be emailed to all registrants

DIRECTIONS to DOAS Sanctuary at Franklin Mtn.

The camp is located at the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary, 52 Grange Hall Rd. Spur, Oneonta, NY, overlooking Oneonta from the south.From I-88 eastbound, take Exit 14. Turn right after the exit, go straight at the light, crossing Rte. 28. Immediately turn left at *the T onto Southside Dr. Turn right on Swart Hollow Rd. (0.8 mi.). Go 1.5 mi. and take a sharp right turn onto Grange Hall Rd. Take sharp left turn into the driveway (0.2 mi.) and park on the right side. Walk up to the barn, where a map and information are posted.

From I-88 westbound, take Exit 15. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp, right at the light by McDonalds and go to the 4th stop light (0.7 mi.). Turn left at this light and follow the directions above from the *Southside Dr. T.    

Click Here for Map


Camp Co-Directors for this summer are Liz Brown and Christina DeCesare.  This year will be Liz’s fifth year with the program. Chris joined our camp staff in 2018 and we are excited to have her continue with the program.  Both ladies are professional environmental educators with a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to share.  We look forward to a great season in 2022! 

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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society
P.O. Box 544
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607) 397-3815

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