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Camp for Grieving Children Scheduled at NYPA Visitors Center

Contact Information:
Samantha Clark
(800) 724-0309
samantha.clark@nypa.gov

May 2, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NORTH BLENHEIM—The admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project will host a camp for grieving children on the weekend of May 17 and 18.

The two-day “Camp Forget-Me-Not” will be conducted by representatives from the Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care.

The camp is open to children—grades kindergarten through 12—in Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties, who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

For more information, and to register, please contact Rod Roberts at 607-432-5525.

The visitors center will be open as usual on May 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located on Route 30, 17 miles south of Middleburgh and five miles north of Grand Gorge.

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