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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: Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: $48 for the public, $43 for Y Members
Time to blaze some trails on snowshoes! Let us take you on a tour of the trails behind Camp Chingachgook and learn about snowshoeing. We'll provide you with you lunch and take you to beautiful lookouts. Whether you're a beginner or intermediate level, you'll have fun exploring the trails around Buck Mountain on snowshoes.
When: Fri, Feb 6, 2015 until Sun, Feb 8, 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
Winter is a great time to give yourself a weekend "away from it all" at YMCA Camp Chingachgook. From February 6-8, there will be a fantastic retreat in the Adirondacks with other women for a weekend filled with new adventures, fun memories, and relaxation. Activities will be offered all weekend, including fitness classes, hikes, snowshoeing, tubing, campfires, massage, manicures and pedicures, crafts, cooking and art classes. Women stay in cozy, heated 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, Feb 14, 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 Saturday, February 14 for families and community members to enjoy a free, fantastic day of winter fun. Winter Wonderland Day activities may include hikes, snowshoeing, tubing, campfires, candle making and crafts. Day start at 10:00am and end 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, Feb 21, 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 Saturday, February 14 for families and community members to enjoy a free, fantastic day of winter fun. Winter Wonderland Day activities may include hikes, snowshoeing, tubing, campfires, candle making and crafts. Day start at 10:00am and end 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: Sun, Apr 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: $18 per person, under 18 pay their age
Come and enjoy a traditional (and delicious!) Easter Brunch on the shores of beautiful Lake George. The menu will feature a variety of breakfast and lunch options including vegetarian dishes. Arrive early or stay late to hike the many trails behind Camp Chingachgook and if you have little ones mark your calendar for the Annual Kid's Easter Egg Hunt at 1:00 p.m.
When: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 until Sun, Apr 26, 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 April 25 to 26. This is an opportunity for members of the community, alumni, and anyone interested in lending a hand to help ready camp for the summer of 2015. 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, light carpentry, firewood splitting and stacking, brush clearing, boat repairs, gardening, landscaping, and trail work. 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.
When: Fri, May 1, 2015 until Sun, May 3, 2015 at 5:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: $150 adult, $133 child. Y member discounts available
Bring your mother or daughter to YMCA Camp Chingachgook for the weekend of May 1 - May 3 to enjoy a memorable weekend of fun. Get the chance to play together and try activities like hiking, canoeing, making crafts, challenging yourselves on the ropes course, learning archery, and more. The weekend begins with dinner on Friday and ends with lunch on Sunday.
When: Sun, May 3, 2015 until Sun, May 17, 2015 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook, 1872 Pilot Knob Road, Kattskill Bay, NY 12844
Cost: $75 for three Sundays
Experience the joy of sailing on beautiful Lake George with YMCA Camp Chingachgook's "Learn to Sail" program. This three-day course, taught by instructors from the camp's Y-Knot Sailing program, is a perfect introduction for those looking to learn how to sail for the first time and for those who want to brush up on their sailing skills. Instruction will be in the classroom and on the water, utilizing Chingachgook's 24 foot Rainbow sloops - stable, safe and roomy boats built for teaching! Chingachgook's "Learn to Sail" course consists of three consecutive Sunday afternoon sessions (1:00 - 5:00 pm each day) on May 3, 10 and 17, and costs $75 per person.
When: Sat, May 9, 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 May 9, 2015 for families and community members to enjoy a fantastic day of outdoor fun. Spring Fling 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, May 16, 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, May 22, 2015 until Mon, May 25, 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: Sun, May 24, 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: 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