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!

Earth Service Awards

YMCA Earth Service Awards


On Tuesday May 2, 2017 Camp Chingachgook will host the 12th 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.





2016 recipient Gabriella Falasco with
Executive Director, John Lefner and
Group Services Director, Tricia Biles

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


Wrapping Up a Great Fall Season!

We had such a busy and wonderful Fall Season here at Camp! We hosted 32 schools, a family camp, scout groups, a women’s weekend and various other family and volunteer events. Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in these programs.

We wanted to share some great thank yous we recieved from students who participated in Outdoor Education trips this season. They can say even better than us the value of these unique learning experiences.  Click on the images below to hear what our students have to say!

Thanksgiving at Chingachgook

img_3060-copySpend Quality Family Time at

YMCA Camp Chingachgook’s

Thanksgiving Feast



Skip the stress of hosting and come to the foot of Buck Mountain for a true Thanksgiving celebration. Reserve a table for your entire family to enjoy a buffet dinner of roast turkey or baked ham with the traditional fixings or a vegetarian dish, all freshly prepared by the dining staff. The dessert buffet offers freshly baked pies and other gourmet desserts. Hike the mountainside, stroll along the shore of Lake George, or play some basketball before or after the meal served in Camp Chingachgook’s Lewi Lodge Dining Hall. You can also relax and watch football in Camp’s Rotary Lodge lounge room. Dinner seatings are at 1:00 or 3:30 p.m. $22 per person, kids and young adults (11 years old and younger) pay their age. Call 656-9462 to make your reservation. The camp serves assorted drinks and guests may bring their own beverages.


2016 Menu

  • Main Courses:
    • Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy
    • Baked Ham
    • Pumpkin Raviolis with Sage Cream Sauce
    • Traditional Stuffing
    • Sausage Stuffing
    • Sweet Potato Casserole
    • Smashed Potatoes
    • Green Beans
    • Cranberry Sauce
    • Dinner Rolls, Breads and Butter
  • Soup Station with:
    • Chicken & Corn Chowder
    • Vegetarian Vegetable Soup
  • Tossed Greens Salad Bar
  • Holiday Dessert Bar
    • Pumpkin Pie
    • Apple Pie
    • Pumpkin Rolls
    • Pumpkin Cheesecake
    • Bread Pudding
    • Dirt & Worms

Volunteer Work Weekend

Volunteer Work Weekend

We will be hosting a volunteer service workday on Saturday Nov 5th and Sunday Nov 6th. This is an excellent opportunity to spend the weekend in the Adirondacks with friends and family while helping to give back to this one of a kind, year-round conference center and residential summer camp.


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


Help us to upkeep the property by volunteering to paint, rake, wash windows, split firewood, move boats, garden, landscape, maintain trails, and assist on special volunteer projects that will be enjoyed by many in the years to come. 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. On Saturday, participants have the opportunity to participate in a number of different activities including canoeing, hiking, archery, and climbing on our 52’ climbing tower facilitated by the Chingachgook Program Staff. Come for the day or stay the weekend! Meals and overnight accommodations are provided. This is a free event. Please call 518-656-9462 to reserve a spot.



Educator In-Service



Join us for a free educator in-service on Friday, October 28th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  An experiential development day focusing on skills to help you enhance classroom learning through outdoor education.  Learn new games and activities that promote communication, problem solving and group cohesion.  Join celebrity survivalist Clarence Gilmer as he demonstrates outdoor survival skills and we explore how these skills connect to social studies and language arts curricula.

Please RSVP at 518-656-9462 x 6644 or



Schedule of Events:

9:00 Registration in the Main Office

9:30 Team Building

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Survival with Clarence

3:00 Departure

FREE Fall Festival!

Family Fall Festival

Camp Chingachgook welcomes to whole family to join us for a day of fun in the beautiful img_6148Adirondacks! We are offering archery, hikes, crafts, games, camp tours and more!


Ages: All are welcome!

When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 10AM – 4PM

Where: YMCA Camp Chingachgook

Cost: FREE for everyone, soup and sandwich lunch included


PLEASE RSVP by calling 518-656-9462

Fall Alumni Reunion Weekend!

Join Us October 7-9th

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! 
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.