Earth Service Awards

YMCA Earth Service Awards


On Tuesday May 1, 2018 Camp Chingachgook will host the 13th Annual YMCA Earth Service Awards, recognizing area high school students who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the environment. Camp Chingachgook will also recognize the Earth Service Educator of the Year at this event.


High School students from Warren, Washington, and Saratoga Counties are eligible to apply for the $1,000.00 scholarship award. One overall winner will be selected. All nominees will be recognized at the awards banquet.


The YMCA Earth Service Awards banquet is open to the public. RSVP



If you have questions, please contact Tricia Biles, Director of Outdoor Education and Group Services – (518) 656-9462 ext. 6644.


2017 recipient Freya Birkas-Dent with Executive Director, John Lefner and Educators of the Year John Burns and Amy Maxwell

Fall Festival Open House


Enjoy Fall in the Adirondacks at Camp Chingachgook’s Fall Festival


Chingachgook is opening its doors for families to enjoy a day of FREE fun in the beautiful Adirondacks! Outdoor fun for the whole family will include archery, hikes, s’mores, tours & seasonal crafts.





Saturday, October 28th 2017

10:00 am until 4:00 pm


All ages welcome!


On the shores of Lake George, Camp Chingachgook


FREE! Activities and lunch are complimentary!





RSVP is required, please call our office at 518-656-9462

to reserve your spot today!


2017 Fall Alumni Weekend

Join Us October 6-8th for Alumni Weekend at Camp!

Make your way back to Camp this Fall  to reconnect with Alumni of all agesjoin us for an Alumni Reunion Weekend! Bring along your family for a weekend of camp activities, good food, good friends and an all around fun time spent in the beautiful Adirondacks! Tailored for Alumni and their families, this weekend will feature all kinds of camp activities, great food, heated sleeping quarters and more. Can’t make it for the whole week end? Just come up for Saturday and enjoy the day’s activities.
You can join us for a day or join us for the whole weekend! For information on pricing and how to register, please click here.  You can also sign up today by calling the camp office at 518-656-9462.

Chingachgook Challenge

Register Here

Click here for more information


If you would love to support this cause, but don’t want to run, we are looking for voluteers for course marshalls, parking and water stops. All volunteers recieve a free t-shirt and cookout lunch. Please contact Tricia Biles if you are interested or have additional questions!

Giving Back to the ADKs

To continue our mission of responsible wilderness leadership, our Leadership In Training (LIT) program is working closely with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to help maintain the heavily used trails in the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks. This area delivers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the state and is home to rare fauna and an array of wildlife, making it an incredible place to explore.


The rising interest in backpacking and hiking has taken its toll on the delicate balance between recreational use and the integrity of the natural environment. Our LIT’s are not only going to be learning the best principals to minimize their impact while camping and traveling in these environments, they are going to be activity rebuilding trails.


We have three groups that will be working towards the completion of one large community service project throughout this summer. Each LIT group will build on the previous group’s hard work and we can’t wait to see how much can be accomplished by 24 rugged mountain folk in nine days. While Chingachgook campers get the chance to enjoy nature’s beauty in our own backyard, we are proud to be among the many organizations working to preserve and protect the Adirondacks for generations to come!


There are still opportunities to be a part of this incredible experience and help conserve this amazing wilderness. This two week leader-in-training adventure trip, offered over various dates, will have you exploring the Adirondacks and your leadership potential. Investigate leadership styles, interpersonal communication, and trip-leading skills through hands-on learning in a variety of workshops and adventure activities. Click here to register today!

Easter Brunch at Camp Chingachgook

Celebrate Easter on Lake George


Camp Chingachgook will be hosting a traditional Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 16th 2017. We start serving brunch at 11AM and end at 1:30PM. 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 1:30pm. Don’t forget to bring your Easter egg basket. The menu will feature a variety of breakfast and lunch options including vegetarian dishes:




Eggs Benedict

Omelets Made to Order

Roast Turkey

Baked Ham

Greek Penne Pasta

Vegetarian Quinoa w/Artichokes and Parsley

Squash Ravioli with Sage cream sauce

O’Brien Potatoes

Steamed Asparagus

Crème Brulee French Toast w/ whipped cream

Fresh Cut Fruit

Assorted Pastries & Desserts


*Menu subject to change



Reservations are required for Brunch.

Please call (518) 656-9462 to RSVP.
Cost is $19/ person, children 12 years and under pay their age.

Spring Volunteer Work Weekend

Volunteer at Camp Chingachgook


Come on out and help Camp Chingachgook shake off winter and get ready for our Spring groups! In exchange for a few volunteer work hours, you can enjoy some time on Lake George where we provide meals, open up a few program areas like climbing tower and archery- all while giving back to the community. Work projects may include prepping and opening up facilities that have been closed for the winter, raking, landscaping, gardening, cleaning fire pits and painting.


Come for the day or stay for the weekend! Meals and overnight accommodations are provided. Rain or shine service time will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday.


YMCA Camp Chingachgook strives to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities through it’s summer camp, outdoor education program, and retreat/family programs. With over 15,000 visitors a year, we need your help to maintain our facilities and program areas.


This is a free event. Please call 518-656-9462 to reserve a spot.

Winter Wonderland Days!

Free Winter Fun at Chingachgook!

Keep the winter blues at bay and stop by one of Camp Chingachgook’s  Winter Wonderland days for a day of frosty winter fun!  Lunch is provided and the event is FREE! Activities include snow tubing, snow shoeing, hikes, crafts, s’mores by the campfire, hot coco and Gaga ball! Programming  starts at 10:00am and goes until 4:00pm on Saturday, February 18th & 25th. Please call 518-656-9462 to RSVP!


Chingachgook Alumni Ski Weekend

Join Us for a Weekend of Winter Fun!


What:    Chingachgook Family Ski Weekend
When:   March 24-26, 2017
Where: Sugarbush Resort
Warren, VT

Join other Chingachgook Alumni and their families for a great weekend of skiing! With great deals on lodging you can stay for a full weekend of fun. There will be a complimentary Apres Ski party as well as plenty of time to ski, ride or enjoy other activities such as snowshoeing, live music, or relaxing in the sauna. 

Click here for more information and info on how to RSVP!

Winter Camp

Camp isn’t just for Summer!

Can’t wait for summer to come to Camp Chingachgook? Well good news! You don’t have to! Join us for three days of frosty fun at our Winter camp on February 21st –23rd.  Our days will be filled with fun outdoor activities and engaging social time in our cozy lodges.  Activities include snow tubing, crafts, snow shoeing, music, games, ice fishing and gaga ball. Winter camp gives kids a chance to unwind with friends in the great outdoors. See below for details and registration!


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Who: Kids ages 10-14

What: Three days of winter fun over February break. Winter camp gives kids a circle of friends to unwind with in the great outdoors

Where: Children stay in heated cabins supervised by Outdoor Educators at YMCA Camp Chingachgook

When:  Tuesday, February 21st 9:oo am to Thursday, February 23rd 5:00 pm

Cost:  $250 per child. Y Members: $240 per child. Price includes meals, lodging and all activities



Winter Camp Registration 2017