The Otsego County Conservation Association is sending eight Otsego County school students to Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Education Camp this coming summer through a county-wide competitive essay contest. Students ages 11-14 are invited to compete for camperships by writing an essay that answers the question “What could you do personally to help protect the environment and what kind of impact would it make?” The deadline for essay submissions is December 1. For more information call (607) 547-4488 or visit