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Scranton CCC Monthly Collection Supports Camp Freedom

June 24, 2022 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

Two people standing with donated items

Scranton CCC collected items throughout the month of May to benefit Camp Freedom, which provides outdoor healing adventures for disabled veterans, first responders, their family members and Gold Star families.

Scranton CCC collected nearly $1,000 worth of items including batteries, pancake mix, various individual juice packs, K-cups, garbage bags, coffee cups and more.

Camp Freedom currently has an amazing 2,300 acres from the river bottom to the top of the mountain. The terrain varies from thick mountain laurels to hardwood stands. The outdoor opportunities at Camp Freedom are endless. Their property has populations of whitetail deer, black bear, turkey, grouse, coyote, fox and waterfowl. They have an 880+ acre fair chase hunting estate and  more than 1,200 acres of free-range grounds.

Camp Freedom has guided and unguided fishing from one of their two ponds, along with 2.5 miles of access to the Lackawanna River for incredible trout fishing. They have guided hunting for rifle, muzzleloader, and archery. You can hunt for deer, bear, turkey and waterfowl.

Camp Freedom operates with only seven paid staff members supported by volunteers and donors. All activities are free of charge at Camp Freedom.

Pictured: W. Barrager, corrections counselor 2, and Bridget Slagan, coordinator at Camp Freedom

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