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YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George

1872 Pilot Knob Road
Kattskill Bay , NY 12844
(518) 656-9462
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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Upcoming Events

When: Fri, May 6, 2016 until Sun, May 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingacghook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: Adults $ 165. Children 5-17yrs $145
Spend some quality time with your mother or daughter on a weekend away on the beautiful shores of Lake George. Hosted by YMCA Camp Chingachgook, this comfortably rustic retreat provides adventure filled programming appropriate for all ages. Create new memories through hiking, canoeing, crafts, trivia challenges and participating in our WOODS-WOMAN themed weekend. In the evening watch a movie under the stars and learn constellations in a travelling Star Lab!
When: Sat, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Camp Chingachgook opens its doors for families to enjoy a day of fun this Spring! Spend the day outdoors with your whole family. Activities include Archery, Hikes, Crafts and Tours. Do not miss your chance to visit camp and welcome in the Spring.! Take advantage of our delicious provided lunch or bring a bagged lunch. Please call and RSVP at 518-656-9462
When: Sun, May 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: Non-member adults $52. Y members- $47. Lunch, instruction and equipment are all provided in the price.
Spend a day out kayaking on Lake George- one of best ways to experience the Lake! We welcome any experience level. From novice to expert, our instructors will teach or refresh all the skills needed for this day excursion. Tentatively, you will explore the eastern shoreline of Lake George up to Log Bay, where you will enjoy a picnic lunch and short hike to Shelving Rock Falls before heading back to Camp. Bring a friend or come to meet other adventurers.
When: Fri, May 20, 2016 until Sun, May 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: Non-member adults: $215. Y members: $205
Join the fun and treat yourself to a weekend away at YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George. A comfortably rustic retreat that provides both adventure and pampered relaxation while spending quality time with old friends or make new ones. Come to explore and get moving or just take it easy, relaxing and pampering yourself, it's up to you! Manicures, pedicures, reflexology, energy work and massage sessions are available as well as opportunities to go kayaking, hiking, stand up paddle boarding foam rolling and yoga. Delicious meals meals are provided starting with Friday dinner until lunch on Monday. Stop by our smoothie bar and make your own smoothie, but doing ruin your appetite for our fancy Saturday night dinner. Our Adirondack-style cabins combine the rustic feeling of camping experience while providing the comfort of insulation, heat, electricity and nearby modern bath facilities. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure and an outfit that ties into our 'Dance through the Decades' theme. Call 518-656-9462 or email chingachgook@cdymca[dot]org to reserve a spot!
When: Fri, May 27, 2016 until Mon, May 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: 5-17 yrs $175. 18 and Older $215. Y Member $165/205
Nestled between the beautiful shores of Lake George and the base of Buck Mountain, YMCA Camp Chingachgook is hosting a Memorial Day Family Camp. This will be a weekend to remember with fun activities for both youth and adults. Spend quality time with the whole family, or find a moment to relax while we entertain the kids for a bit. There is something for everyone to enjoy. Activities include canoeing, hiking, archery, rock climbing, ropes course, arts and crafts, games, campfires, and more! Delicious meals are provided from Friday dinner until lunch on Monday by our talented Kitchen staff. Our Adirondack-style cabins combine the rustic feeling of camping experience while providing the comfort of insulation, heat, electricity and nearby modern bath facilities. Enrollment is currently open, call 518-656-9462 or email Chingachgook@cdymca[dot]org to reserve a spot.
When: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: Non-member adults: $52. Y members: $47
Let the wind power your adventure and spend the day out on one of YMCA Camp Chingachgook's 24 foot Rainbows exploring Lake George. No previous sailing experience required for this excursion, staff will teach you all the skills you need to know. Lunch and all equipment will be provided. Come to learn, or just join for the ride! Call 518-656-9462 or email chingachgook@cdymca [dot] org to reserve a spot.
When: Sat, Sep 17, 2016 until Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingacghook
Cost: $37 per Girl Scout. Two Troop Leaders Free $12 per additional adult.
YMCA Camp Chingachgook is the perfect setting for Girl Scout Troops to visit for an outing. While here, a troop can work on Badges, Add-Ons or Journeys and also take advantage of the many camp activities available seasonally. Troops select a badge or Journey to work toward and we create a fun-filled schedule that facilitates completion of that badge.
When: Sat, Oct 15, 2016 until Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingacghook
Cost: $37 per Girl Scout. Two Troop Leaders Free $12 per additional adult.
YMCA Camp Chingachgook is the perfect setting for Girl Scout Troops to visit for an outing. While here, a troop can work on Badges, Add-Ons or Journeys and also take advantage of the many camp activities available seasonally. Troops select a badge or Journey to work toward and we create a fun-filled schedule that facilitates completion of that badge.

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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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