Programs with Purpose 

Summer camp can change a child’s life. For more than one hundred years, Camp Chingachgook has provided an amazing Lake George experience where campers build positive memories that sustain them for a lifetime and have experiences that leave an indelible mark on their character.



YMCA Camp Chingachgook offers four major program options for children each summer.

  • Children ages 5-10 may choose to spend a five day week in our Day Camp program.
  • Children ages 7-15 can choose to live at Camp for one or two weeks during one of our Overnight Camp sessions.
  • Youth from ages 11-17 who are looking for a wilderness experience may choose an option from our extensive Adventure Trip list.
  • Lastly, teens looking to increase their responsibilities at Camp and have an interest in caring for others may choose to take part in one of Chingachgook’s Leadership Programs.


In each of our summer program options, camper experiences are managed in such a way that relationship building skills are taught and reinforced at every opportunity. As a result, campers form friendships that often last well beyond the summer, and gain the lasting self-confidence that comes with their newly found interpersonal skills.