CDTA has stepped up to work with the Albany County Department of Children, Youth andFamilies to provide transportation to and from the park. The original reason camps suspendeduse of Lawson Lake was due to the transportation costs. This effort to provide discounttransportation restores Lawson Lake Park to its status as a public resource available toeveryone throughout the County.
“Our goal is to make Lawson Lake accessible for all kids,” continued McCoy. “Carm Basile and
CDTA have stepped up again
and partnered with county to make this happen.”
“We’re pleased to work with the County Executive to offer our youth easy access to LawsonLake camp to ensure a fulfilling summertime experience,” said CEO CDTA Carm Basile. “Our
Summer Fun pass is an affordable transportation option for young people, 17 and under, to helpthem to get to fun destinations like Camp Lawson, the mall, Grafton Park, Saratoga Springs aswell as to summer jobs all over the Capital Region.
“I commend the County Executive, Distric
t Attorney, Sheriff and all those who worked to provideanother wonderful opportunity for recreation for the people of Albany County,
said Chairman of the Albany County Legislature Shawn Morse."I commend County Executive McCoy for taking the first steps in availing this pristine property to
all residents of Albany County,” Christine Benedict, Minority Leader of the Albany CountyLegislature. “
Together with the establishment of the Lawson Lake Advisory Board, we can allassist in keeping this ecologically sensitive property as we see it today. Making this parkavailable to everyone is just another example of Dan McCoy caring for the residents of AlbanyCounty. Keeping open spaces in Albany County in their natural habitat, while allowing our residents to enjoy the sheer natural beauty is a valuable asset for this community.""Summer camping not only provides healthy recreation, but also offers growth, learning, andpositive peer development opportunities for children, said Bill Gettman, Executive Director,St. Catherine's Center for Children
We applaud the energy and leadership of Albany CountyExecutive Dan McCoy and DCYF Commissioner Poulin and the magnificent staff at the Boys
and Girls Club. The children and youth served by St Catherine’s Center wil
l experience a oncein a lifetime moment during the summer camp season.
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany is very excited to partner with Albany County this year to
bring summer day camp experiences back
to kids from the City of Albany,” said Lisa Hunter,
Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany
Sixty children from the Boys & Girls Clubswill be attending camp at Lawson Lake for 7 weeks during the summer where they will gohiking, canoeing, fishing, participate in arts and crafts, sports activities and educationalprograms. We are grateful to Albany County for their commitment and all of the efforts that they
have put forth to make sure this opportunity was available to our kids this year.”
e Pride Center is honored to partner with Albany County to launch a camp for lesbian, gay,bisexual and tra
nsgender youth and their allies,” said Curran
Streett, Executive Director, ThePride Center of the Capital Region
This is a transformative opportunity, and a fantastic way tocelebrate the 30
anniversary of the Pride Center’s Youth program.”“This is an opportunity for children and their families to enjoy the fabulous resources of Lawson
Lake that so many residents of Albany County have in the p
ast,” said Albany County Legislator
Mary Lou B.
Connolly. “This is the result of the wonderful work done in partnership with CountyExecutive McCoy, Sheriff Apple, DA Soares and the community.”