SOMERS, N.Y. -- The 2016 Project Morry Award has been given to Scott Rails who owns the Summer Trails Day Camp in Somers.
Project Morry is a youth development organization with a residential summer camp that has an educational focus. It provides enriching learning opportunities to kids in underserved communities in the New York metropolitan area.
The nonprofit is named for Morry Stein who died in a plane crash in 1994. Stein was owner and director of Camp Echo Lake in Warrensburg, N.Y., a children's summer camp and the national leader in the American Camping Association.
In 1995, inspired by his dream and to ensure that his vision of summer camp for all children became a reality, Morry’s friends, colleagues, campers and family created Morry’s Camp.
In Fall 2007, the name Project Morry was adopted to communicate the full scope of our year-round youth development organization and reflect the comprehensive educational programming.
Ralls is a founding member of Project Morry whose served in various capacities including as President.
“Morry Stein taught us that camp was much more than sports and arts crafts. Camp provides young people with the opportunity to awaken passions they did not know they had, a place where no matter who they are, they can find their best self. Children of all ages and backgrounds find common ground at camp and grow in immeasurable ways," said Ralls.