As we know, Camp Turk at Round Lake is a premier summer camp and one of the crown jewels of New York State Freemasonry. The past two camping seasons have been very difficult as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2020 season was canceled entirely, and last season Camp Turk operated with far fewer children than in previous years. This was due in large part because of the continued uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 protocols and the difficulty in finding competent staff. As we continue our plans for the 2022 camping season, we need everyone’s help in bringing the number of children attending camp to pre-Covid levels.
Therefore, I am asking that each district in our jurisdiction sponsor 2 children to camp this year. By sponsoring these children your District is not compelled to pay the full amount of weekly tuition. If the district is unable to pay the full amount which is $550 per week, there are scholarship monies available for families that qualify.
We also expect families to pay a portion of the tuition as well. This is an important transition year for us as we strive to bring our “one of a kind” camping experience to as many children as possible. This information can be shared with all our bothers, their families, neighbors and friends. Applications are now being accepted by registering at our website at www.campturk.org. Please contact Mollie Denslow, Camp Administrator at 315- 392-2081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions or to obtain a Scholarship Application. Thank you for your kind and generous consideration.
MWBro. Richard J. Kessler
Grand MasterGrand Lodge F. & A.M. of the State of New York