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YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George

(518) 656-9462
1872 Pilot Knob Road
Kattskill Bay , NY 12844
5 of 5 Stars Based on 1 Review 
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Chingachgook welcomes boys and girls 7-16 for one of the best experiences of their lives during a 1- or 2-week summer session. Learn team work, cooperation, and leadership. Sail, kayak, rock climb, archery, riflery, sports, arts, waterski, more!

The most beautiful place in the world: Camp Chingachgook, established in 1913, sits on the quiet east shore of Lake Goerge in the Adirondack State Park. With 200 acres bordering thousands of acres of forever wild Adirondack Forest Preserve, Chingachgook accesses more than 50 miles of trails along the lake and mountains summits.

Kids enjoy a wide variety of waterfront activities on Chingachgook's extensive shoreline with two 80-foot docks and a fleet of 90 sailboats, canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and waterski boats. Other facilities include tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, softball and soccer fields, art, woodworking, and photography studios, rifle and archery ranges, high- and low- ropes courses, climbing tower, bouldering wall, dining hall, and hiking center. The health lodge is staffed 24 hours each day.

Bunk cabins accommodate 8 to 10 campers, a counselor, assistant, and counselor-in-training, and are arranged in separate units based on gender and age.

At Chingachgook, we design our programs to develop a child's mind, body, and spirit. The rhythm of Camp balances group activities with individual pursuits, and education with recreation.

Reserve your place on one of our Sunday Open House Tours! Each Sunday from April to the third week of June you can tour Chingachgook with the Camp Director and find out what makes our camp so special. To reserve you family's place on one of our tours please call 518-656-9462.

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Safety is a prerogative. The name YMCA stands behind this wonderful, entertaining, family-oriented, safe, caring camp. My daughter loves it and has taken many of her friends to enjoy the facility as much as she has. She is looking forward to becoming an CIT when she is old enough. She loves the camaraderie, socialization, etc. about it. I, her mom, loves how friendly the staff is. Thank you YMCA and Camp Chingachgook.
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When: Today until Sun, Sep 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook
Cost: $195 per person
Weekend escapes at camp are the perfect way to catch up with old friends and make new friends. Stay in one of our rustic, woodland cabins, and let us prepare delicious meals for you in our dining hall.
When: Sat, Sep 27, 2014 until Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook
Cost: $37 per scout
Earn your scout badges, make new friends, and have fun with a full day of activities at Camp Chingachgook. Work with trained Chingachgook staff for more intensive outdoor and environmental requirements for Cadettes and Seniors. Take time to meet other troops, spend the night, and enjoy meals in our dining hall.
When: Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Come and bring your family out for a free day of fun at Camp Chingachgook. Hike around camp or one of our mountain trails, create fun arts and crafts, try your hand at archery, and more. Lunch will be available at our dining hall. Spend the day with your family on Lake George!
When: Sat, Nov 1, 2014 until Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 8:00 AM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook
Cost: Free
If you are looking for a place to volunteer this November, come help out at Camp Chingachgook's Volunteer Work Weekend. Help us close up for the season by cleaning and picking up around camp. Work will include tasks such as painting, raking, washing windows, and putting equipment away.