Camp Chingachgook’s Day Camp
We’re building kids that are confident, independent, resilient and who understand that our community is better together. Serving campers aged 5 to 10, our day camp program is made up of nine, 1 week sessions. Campers may choose to stay for multiple weeks, each week runs Monday to Friday with an option for extended care until 5PM and an optional overnight each Thursday.
Our day camp experience is intentionally based on our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We value the opportunity to learn and grow with each and every camper, while providing a variety of activities that give each camper an unique experience each day plus a chance to practice their independence.
A Day at Chingachgook
Our Day Campers learn to cooperate, work together as a team, share responsibilities and have fun. Camp groups are divided by age, but there is also time each day for our whole day camp community to be together.
The day camp program runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with an early pick-up on Fridays at 3:00 pm. There is also an option for “After-care” which moves pick up to 5:00pm for those who cannot get out of work earlier! Each day includes a nutritious lunch, afternoon snack, fun activities, and time to swim in beautiful Lake George.
Here’s a typical day at camp, the activities differ each day!
9:00 a.m. Arrival
9:30 Archery (Activity 1)
11:45 Changing Time
12:30 Free Swim
1:30 Stream Exploration (Activity 2)
2:30 Snack & Game Time
3:00 Arts and Crafts Project (Activity 3)
4:00* Pick Up Campers
*Pick up time on Fridays is at 3:00 pm
Getting Ready for Overnight Camp
Day campers have the opportunity to see what staying at camp is all about with an optional overnight each Thursday. Experiencing a campfire (complete with s’mores) and camping out in a tent with friends (or in nearby Rotary Lodge if rain is in the forecast) is a great first step to getting ready for overnight camp.
The overnight is an additional fee of $20 that includes dinner, breakfast and evening programming.
Our staff is a big reason your child will want to come back year after year! We select only the most caring and talented young adults to be role models for our campers.
Chingachgook’s day camp maintains a camper-to-staff ratio of six-to-one and is limited to 50 campers. Camp also employs a team of healthcare professionals who provide consistent care to campers throughout the summer.