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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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from Rye, NY wrote on
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: Fri, May 29, 2015 until Sun, May 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: $195 for the public, $185 for Y Members
Women are welcome to spend a full weekend "away from it all" at YMCA Camp Chingachgook on beautiful Lake George. Women of all ages can treat themselves to relaxation, adventure, fellowship, and fun on Camp's 200 acres of Adirondack Park. Activities will be offered all weekend, including yoga, hikes, aerobics, campfires, nature walks, massage, crafts, sailing, canoeing, and swimming. Women stay in cozy Adirondack-style cabins and enjoy delicious, healthy meals served in the dining hall all weekend. Participation in activities is optional; the most important part of the weekend is relaxation!
When: Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: Half - $30, 10K - $25 prices increase after July 9th
Take on the challenge of Camp Chingachgook's annual half-marathon/10K race. The surprisingly fast half-marathon course starts at the Lake George Elementary School and runs along the scenic east shore of Lake George, before finishing at YMCA Camp Chingachgook. The 10K course starts at Camp Chingachgook and takes you along Pilot Knob Rd then back to camp. Free transportation will be provided from Camp Chingachgook to the half-marathon start before the race, as well as from the finish back to start after the race. Following the race, relax with family and friends as you replenish yourself at the post-race BBQ with swimming open at the camp's beach. All runners and their guests will have access to restrooms and showers.
When: Fri, Sep 4, 2015 until Mon, Sep 7, 2015 at 5:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: $215 adult, $175 child. Y Member discounts available, under 5 attends for free.
Enrollment is open for family camp at YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George. Based on the traditional model of summer camp for kids, the long weekend is full of optional, age-appropriate camp activities such as canoeing, hiking, archery, rock climbing, ropes course, arts and crafts, nature walks, games, campfires, and more. The weekend kicks off with dinner Friday and ends after lunch Monday.
When: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: $48 for the public, $43 for Y Members
Join us at Camp Chingachgook for a day of kayaking on Lake George. Our women's kayaking day allows you to learn the basics in paddling, steering, and safety of flat-water kayaking while exploring and picnicking on an island or the shore of Lake George. Kayaks provided by Chingachgook serve as your mode of transportation for the day as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the historical 32-mile long lake.
When: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 until Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: $195 for the public, $185 for Y Members
Women are welcome to spend a full weekend "away from it all" at YMCA Camp Chingachgook on beautiful Lake George. Women of all ages can treat themselves to relaxation, adventure, fellowship, and fun on Camp's 200 acres of Adirondack Park. Activities will be offered all weekend, including yoga, hikes, aerobics, campfires, nature walks, massage, crafts, sailing, canoeing, and swimming. Women stay in cozy Adirondack-style cabins and enjoy delicious, healthy meals served in the dining hall all weekend. Participation in activities is optional; the most important part of the weekend is relaxation!
When: Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: $48 for the public, $43 for Y Members
Join us at Camp Chingachgook for a day of sailing on Lake George. Just imagine-the sun shining bright, the wind blowing through your hair, and the good company of other women aboard a 24' Rainbow sailboat. Learn or refine your sailing skills. Enjoy listening to rustling sails and lapping water, feel the wind on your face, and inhale the sweet fragrances of nature. The day includes a picnic on one of the many islands of Lake George.
When: Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: Free event, includes complimentary lunch
YMCA Camp Chingachgook opens its doors on October 24, 2015 for families and community members to enjoy a fantastic day of outdoor fun. Fall Festival Day activities may include hikes, archery, field games, campfires, arts and crafts. The day starts at 10:00am and ends at 4:00pm and are open to all, regardless of YMCA membership. The day is FREE for all and hot soup and sandwiches are included, please call camp at (518) 656-9462 to RSVP.
When: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 until Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George hosts a volunteer work weekend from November 7 to 8. This is an opportunity for members of the community, alumni, and anyone interested in lending a hand to help close camp for the winter after having an amazing summer. Please join us in giving back to this wonderful Camp. There are work projects available for enthusiastic skilled and unskilled volunteers. Projects include painting, raking, firewood splitting and stacking, landscaping, and storage of summer supplies. These will be done between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day. This event is free for guests and lodging is provided if needed. Please contact our offices for more information and to RSVP