With Labor Day Weekend in the rear view mirror, another amazing summer at Chingachgook has flown by and come to an end. We wanted to take a moment to thank you all for being part of the 105th summer here at Camp and for being part of our Chingachgook family! We feel so lucky to have had the chance to work with over 2,000 amazing campers in our Overnight Camp, Day Camp and Adventure Trip programs! This was my 15th summer at Chingachgook, and yet I still had new experiences, met amazing people, made lasting memories and felt the camp magic every day. The magic we feel at Camp comes from you, from the campers, families, staff and volunteers who add so much passion and excitement to Camp that it creates a welcoming and one-of-a-kind community. Thank you for being part of our summer and we can’t wait to see you back next year!
While we know you are busy with getting back to school, we wanted to give you some information on registration for 2019, since it’s never too soon to start daydreaming of sunny days by the lake! Registration for 2019 will be open on October 17, 2018 and for the first week will be open exclusively to returning camper families.
Due to the 2018-2019 NYS School calendar, we will have a slightly different session schedule for summer 2019. Unfortunately, based on when school gets out in the spring and the schedule of programs we already offer in the Fall, we will have 8 weeks of summer camp instead of 9. Therefore, will only be having 5 overnight camp sessions instead of 6. This change is for this year only and we plan to return to six sessions in 2020. At this time, we are aiming to keep our schedule as consistent as possible, as we know many families make summer plans around their camper’s sessions at Chingachgook. Therefore, we will continue to have three, 2-week sessions but will only be able to offer two, 1-week sessions. We encourage you to sign up during the first week of registration, which is only open to returning families, as we anticipate all sessions to fill even faster than usual. The exact dates are provided here but please feel free to call our office at 518-656-9462 if you wish to discuss which session may be the best fit for your camper next summer!
Any camper who will be 16 years old by June 24, 2019 will be eligible for the CIT program. This leadership development program is a great opportunity for campers to learn more about what it’s like to work at Camp but also to gain volunteer hours and professional development that they can apply to school and jobs at home as well. Last year, we sold out our July CIT spots in the first day of registration opening, so if you are interested in this program we suggest signing up early!
We will email you a reminder in the days leading up to registration opening, as well as on the day it opens. The earlier you sign up and complete your forms, the better chance you have of getting your desired session and skill classes. We will honor 2018 prices until December 1st. We are finalizing our Adventure Trips schedule and those trip dates will be available by the end of the month.