The first Washington County Youth Conservation Camp was held in August of 1985. The camp was open to any Washington County youth ages 11 to 13 and was touted as an exceptional educational and recreational experience.
After 15 successful years, the Camp Steering Committee decided to curtail operation amidst rising costs and increasing liability concerns. As a result, the Washington County Youth Conservation Camp Fund was created in 2001, to provide scholarships for conservation education and to support charitable organizations involved in conservation in Washington County.
Pictured in the Proclamation Week photo are Commissioners Metro Petrosky, Frank Mascara and Edward Paluso along with Founder John Duskey (center), James Husk (left), and Richard Kowalczk (right), Camp Coordinators.