Women’s Weekends

Women’s Retreats at Chingachgook is the escape you deserve. Reconnect with friends and make new ones through shared experiences amidst the natural beauty of the Adirondack Park. Nestled between the base of Buck Mountain and the shores of Lake George, Chingachgook provides the perfect setting for you to unwind and re-center.

Accommodations include Adirondack-style cabins or Yurts equipped with electricity, single or bunk beds and close access to modern bathroom facilities. Our chefs prepare healthy, delicious meals beginning with a welcome dinner on the first night and ending with a departure lunch on the last day.

Check in begins at 4:00 pm on Friday and departure is at 1:00 pm on Sunday. All accommodations, meals and most of the activities* are included in the price. *Activities that are an additional fee include professional masseuse, reflexologist and manicurist.

What People are saying:

-“Loved having delicious food, lots of interesting activities and getting to spend time with women who have similar interests”

-Women’s weekend participant

-“Everyone was so welcoming. The food was really good and the activities were so much fun!”

-Mother/Daughter Participant



Women’s Getaway Weekend

Friday-Sunday May 17-19, 2019

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What better way to welcome Spring than to immerse yourself in pristine nature? Our Spring Getaway weekend features a diversity of programming geared to fulfill your creativity, curiosity and culinary side.  Get inspired by facilitated crafts, learn some new dance moves or just take it easy- It’s up to you how relaxed or action-packed your day is. Activities have included, but are not limited to Paddlesports, zip line, assorted crafts, dance workshops, henna, and cooking classes. Warm up your vocal chords as we celebrate the Grammy’s this year.

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Mother Daughter Weekend

Friday-Sunday May 3-5, 2019

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 Get away from the daily distractions and spend quality time with your Mother or Daughter at Camp Chingachgook’s Mother/Daughter weekend. Our ‘Magic’ themed weekend offers a variety of fun and adventurous activities appropriate for all ages. Create lifelong memories and bond over hiking, exploring, crafts, games, staying in a cabin together and much more!

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Women’s Adventure Weekend

Friday-Sunday September 13-15, 2019

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Celebrate the arrival of fall with a revitalizing weekend in the Adirondacks. This comfortably rustic retreat provides adventure, exploration and relief from the stresses of everyday life.  Get moving and try out a new exercise class or check out the views from the top of Buck Mountain.  Learn how to cook over a fire, try your hand at archery or just catch some sun on our beach.  Activities have included but are not limited to Hiking, paddle sports, swimming, high ropes, exercise classes, outdoor skills and target sports. Embrace your inner dancing queen and take a chance for our fall women’s weekend, celebrating the ABBA inspired musical, “Mamma Mia”

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Women's Weekends at YMCA Camp Chingachgook on Lake George

Cost includes lodging, meals, and most activities. Activities that are an additional fee include professional masseuse, reflexologist and manicurist.

Women’s Retreats*:

  • Non-YMCA Members $235
  • YMCA Members $225

Mother Daughter Weekend:

  • Non-YMCA Members $165 Adults $145 for Children 5-17
  • YMCA Members $155 Adults $135 for Children 5-17

*Early Registration Special! Register for a weekend at least two weeks ahead of time and receive a price of $225/person and $215/person for Y members.

Click Here for paper registration form for 2019 Women’s Weekend Retreats

Click here to Register online for Fall Women’s Weekend

Please call 518-656-9462 for other registration inquiries

Adult Day Adventures

Take the day, bring a friend, and come to meet new people on a great all-day adventure. Enjoy an adventure outing of kayaking or sailing on Lake George. Adult day programs begin 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. Adult Day adventures are available to any adult 15 or older.


  • June 1, 2019
Family Rock Climbing*
  • October 19, 2019
  • *Available to those 12 or older


Cost includes a bagged lunch, instruction, and all equipment.

Adult Day Adventures:

  • Non-YMCA Member $52
  • YMCA Members $47

Family Rock Climb:

  • Non-YMCA Member: Adults $52 Children 12-17 $45
  • YMCA Members: Adults $47 Children 12-17 $45

Click here to register for 2019 Adult Programs