Programs with Purpose 

Summer camp can change a child’s life and we love welcoming campers to our Camp family! In everything we do, we believe in fostering growth and passion, in an accepting community that is steeped in tradition. For over 100 years, we’ve provided campers from all around the world the opportunity to experience the magic of camp, with the perfect setting on the shores of Lake George, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. At YMCA Camp Chingachgook, we value the opportunity to teach, learn and grow with every camper through programs that promote our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

At the root of each program is our main belief that every day at Chingachgook offers the perfect setting for character development, building confidence & independence, making lasting friendships and providing a safe place for kids to be kids. The friendships and memories made each summer are a testament to the fact that the true magic of Chingachgook comes from all the people that make up our Camp family!

YMCA Camp Chingachgook offers four major programs during the summer to ensure there is something for every child. We invite you to use the links below to explore our website and learn more about each program we offer.

  • Children ages 5-10 may choose to spend a five day week in our Day Camp program. This is a great introduction to Camp life and even offers an optional overnight each week!
  • 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 from our extensive Adventure Trips.
  • Teens ages 15 to 17 looking to increase their responsibilities at Camp and gain community service hours may choose to take part in one of Chingachgook’s Leadership Development Programs.

We look forward to seeing you at Camp this summer! Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 518-656-9462 with any questions you may have. Our staff are happy to help you pick the best option for your camper!