Family! We are family. We are an invisible chain of generations spanning a century of actively involved owners and directors who grew up here and whose children and grandchildren are here too, building bold hearts, strong character. Our summer camp kids — boys and girls, ages 7 to 17, come from around the world, many, also, through their own family generations — 190 strong, plentiful enough to have choices, few enough to know each other by first name.
The 12 Secrets of the Great Summer Camp
Build the Camp community small enough to know everybody by first name and to make close friends for life, while large and diverse enough to preserve a ton of choices as well to be rich in spirit and unique in experience.
We are the third leg to Home and School – a safe place (physically, emotionally, psychologically) that puts kids first and that, within the overarching umbrellas of community and family, places each of our young charges on his or her own journey of self-discovery and personal accomplishment.Video: ryan
The goals are many: rest up from the pressures of modern life, make friends, feel good about one’s self, have fun, find your quiet confidence, share in our values—of cooperation, effort, leadership, courage, responsibility, creativity, spirit, independence–have fun.
The objective is singular: to have the best summer of your young life—life changing!
Adirondack sits, half-hidden, in a safe and powerful, deep forested place of astounding natural beauty surrounded on three sides by the crystal blue, drinkable waters of world famous Lake George.
ADK sits in the midst of the country’s most ancient mountain range in the Adirondack Park preserve, just a few hours’ drive from big city civilization (e.g., Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Montreal) and a day’s flight from anywhere else around the globe.