Adventure Trips for Adults

Calling All Adults!

The Chingachgook Adventure Team is gearing up for a new season of ADULT TRIPS! Explore the Adirondack outdoors in all of its autumn glory with experienced guides and a small group of adventurous adults. Our trips this year will take you from the refreshing shores of Lake George Islands all the way up to the bustling adventure sports hub of Lake Placid. Try new adventure sports, meet new people, and experience the crisp Adirondack air in some of the most beautiful places around.

Northeast Adventure and Trip Symposium (NEATS)

November 9th–11th, 2018

Chingachgook is hosting the first annual NEATS, designed by the Northeast Travel and Adventure Affinity Group (TAAG). Our goal is to develop common practices and analyze emerging trends in off-site program management for the Trip and Travel industry by promoting open dialogue and strategy development between outdoor professionals. Admission is currently open to outdoor recreation professionals and students. 

Adult Kayak

June 1st, 2019

Take the day, bring a friend, and meet new people on a great all-day kayaking adventure on Lake George. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and trained Chingachgook staff will lead the activities. We provide lunch, instruction, and the necessary equipment to have a fun and safe day of adventure. Available to any adult 15 or older.

Cost per Person: $52 Non YMCA Members, $47 YMCA Members

Kayak the Narrow Islands

September 13th – 15th, 2019

Catch the last of the warm water with a paddle to our quiet Lake George island campsite, surrounded by mountains. There is plenty to explore, including a waterfall, cliff ledges, swimming spots, and excellent hiking trails for a variety of ability levels.

Cost per Person: $250, Y member discount available

Spaces: Eight (+ two guides)

Rock & Roll: Bike and Climb Lake Placid

September 27th – 29th, 2019

Spend each day learning the thrill of real rock climbing and mountain biking with professional guides and spend an evening exploring the village boutiques and local restaurants of Lake Placid!

Cost per Person: $360, Y member discount available

Spaces: Six (+ three guides)

Adirondack Multi-Sport

September 6th – 8th, 2019

Try a taste of adventure in the Adirondack Park! Enjoy guided white water rafting, hiking, and rock climbing over three days in some of the most beautiful areas around.

Cost per Person: $360

Spaces: Eight (+ two guides)

High Peaks Backpacking

September 20th – 22nd, 2019

Take a hike with us through the High Peaks! Our group will pack out the necessities to camp in the mountains, while we spend each day hiking and exploring areas surrounding Marcy Dam.

Cost per Person: $250, Y member discount available

Spaces: Six (+ two guides)

Backpack Lake George

October 4th – 6th, 2019

Catch the last of the warm water with a paddle to our quiet Lake George island campsite, surrounded by mountains. There is plenty to explore, including a waterfall, cliff ledges, swimming spots, and excellent hiking trails for a variety of ability levels.

Cost per Person: $250, Y member discount available

Spaces: Six (+ two guides)

For more information on adult adventure programming or NEATS, and to sign up for any of these programs, contact Caitlin Righi, Chingachgook Adventure Program Assistant, at crighi@cdymca.org or (518) 656-9462 ext. 6632.