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Family Camp WeekendsJoin us for family camp!

From early morning until late evening, enjoy a full schedule of optional activities according to the season. Pick from family team building, arts and crafts, hiking, canoeing, swimming, tennis, rock climbing, high ropes, archery, nature walks, scavenger hunts, sailing, boat rides, snow tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, hikes, cross-country skiing, relaxation, and more. 

Take a look at a Sample Family Camp Schedule!



Adirondack-style cabins at the foot of Buck Mountain feature single and bunk beds. Just toss on your sleeping bag and pillow and you'll be set. Modern bath facilities are a short walk from the cabins. The chef prepares healthy, delicious meals, beginning with dinner the first day and ending with lunch the last day.



Family Day Programs

Take a day and bring your son, daughter, or the whole family on an all-day adventure such as rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, skiing, ice fishing, ice skating, and more. Day programs begin at 9:00 a.m. Chingachgook staff, who have extensive training in leading outdoor expeditions and are certified in wilderness first aid, lead the days' adventures. We'll provide lunch, all instruction, and the necessary equipment to have a fun and safe outing.

 Relax with your family on Lake George!

Family Adventures

Take your son, daughter, or the whole family on a Family Adventure. These four-to-six day trips get you and your family into magnificent wilderness for peaceful adventures. Canoe on Lake Lila or Lake George in the Adirondacks or sail a 24-foot boat on Lake George. Trained, mature, and confident staff certified in wilderness first aid lead the family adventure trips. We provide transportation from camp, food, instruction, and equipment.


Family Reunions

YMCA Camp Chingachgook is a great place for family reunions of all sizes. We offer year-round lodging in cabins or a dormitory-style lodge with a kitchen and common room. Enjoy Chingachgook on your own or arrange to have our friendly staff run programs of your choice.