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Employment at DEC Education Camps

Working at a DEC camp is a great opportunity to gain practical skills while living in a beautiful setting. New job opportunities with increased eligibility have recently been added.


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April 1 marks the opening of the harvest season and end of catch-and-release-only season for trout in New York. DEC trout stocking began in March and will run through early June.

Open burning is the single greatest cause of wildfires in New York. The burning of brush is prohibited from March 16 through May 14 due to the increased risk of wildfires.

Recreational striped bass fishing season is open in the Hudson River (April 1) and opens in marine waters April 15. Participate in the Striped Bass Cooperative Angler Program this year!


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Summer Jobs at DEC Campgrounds

DEC operates 51 public campgrounds and 4 day use areas throughout the Adirondack and Catskill Parks. Over 500 seasonal employees are employed to provide varied services throughout the summer season. 

Looking for a summer job? Apply here!

DEC offers exciting opportunities for those looking to make a difference in environmental protection and natural resource management.