Thirty years ago, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Ontario County received a gift of 85 acres of land to be used for its 4-H Camp Bristol Hills in Canandaigua, New York. Today the land is partially developed, but CCE and 4-H Camp leaders have long wanted to develop it further to benefit as many people as possible.
Three undergraduates majoring in urban and regional planning have helped make that vision a reality, through the CCE Summer Internship Program, a program supported by the Einhorn Center.
“We created a land-use plan for how best to develop the property so it can serve the needs and wants of both the community and the 4-H camp,” said Eliza Blood, M.R.P. ’24, a master of regional planning student and the project manager working with the undergraduate interns.