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We hope you and your family have been enjoying some quality time together and are back into the school routine taking full advantage of the fall. By now your kids have likely shared some of their many happy memories of time on the peninsula. On our end, we have been busy taking stock of the summer and are already discussing summer 2019.
We wanted to let you know that there are only a few weeks left for Early Enrollment for Summer 2019! It may seem early to think about next summer, but enrolling early guarantees your camper/s a space for next summer and ensures that you receive our Early Enrollment prices. Our CIT Program will likely have a waiting list and based on parent requests we anticipate our Ranger Program and other age groups will quickly fill.
You may submit your application by logging into your CampInTouch account, clicking on the camper application and selecting the 2019 season from the drop-down menu. A $1200 deposit is due at the time of registration. If you need to reactivate your account, please let us know. Please also explore the option through CampMinder to ensure your tuition.
Spaces will likely be limited again this year, so please do not wait too long to enroll. If you need help enrolling or have any questions, please contact us at 518-547-8261.
Have a wonderful school year, and we hope to see you and your family again next summer!
Director of Admissions
518-547-8261 Fax: 518-547-8973
This week Elk Cabin paddled across the lake to Waltonian Island for an overnight trip! We had a ton of fun swimming, eating pizza, and bonding by the fire. The campers also participated in Blue/White staff hunt and volleyball. The White Team won staff hunt and the Blue Team won volleyball!
We welcomed Max to the cabin on Sunday and he has been enjoying basketball and trying wakeboarding! Jack crushed it in the Blue/White sailing and windsurfing regattas. Liam did really well in the Blue/White windsurfing regatta as well! Hugo is back in waterskiing and he has been a force in the camp-wide tennis tournament. Sam has been hiking a lot and he went on Camp’s signature “Five Alive” trip (where the campers hike the 5 peaks surrounding Lake George — all in one day!). Paul really liked paddling in the stern of our ten-person War Canoes on the way to Waltonian for our overnight. Tal was in advanced kayaking all week and participated in Blue/White kayaking last Thursday. Max was the team runner for Blue/White swim hunt and he is preparing to be the runner for Blue/White medley in the final week of Camp. Greg went on the water ski trip and slalomed on his second attempt ever! Arion has really shown his leadership skills as captain of the Blue Team and he has helped his team equalize the summer score with the White Team. Grant has been on lots of climbing trips and has been a helping hand in the cabin. Trip was a big part of the team that beat Forest Lake Camp in tennis! He was also part of the winning duo to take out the White Team in Blue/White tennis!
We are so proud of the Elk campers for growing into the leaders of Camp. The sky will be the limit for these boys as Rangers next year! Noonway for the last time from the peninsula!
- Sean, Dylan, Alex, and Ben
Last weekend we welcomed Larry and Henry into the cabin. Larry and George have hit it off and can always be found together during rest hour and evening activities. Larry also got up on water skis for the first time! Henry has transitioned into Camp life seamlessly and has made a lot of friends quickly. We are so happy to have Larry and Henry as part of our Buffalo family!
During the third week of Second Session, Buffalo Cabin went tubing on Thursday night. This was Chris’ first time behind a boat and he had an absolute blast as did the rest of the boys. Julian and Bungie have been inseparable both in and out of the cabin sharing many of the same activities like diving and rescue and frisbee. Tanner and Trey helped out the counselors in the younger boys’ cabins by telling them stories and playing them music during bedtime routines. They are eager to continue helping on the Junior/Intermediate Line! Corbi starred in the weekly Eagle-i video as the main villain from Jumanji! The video can be found on the camp youtube channel. Ben really liked sailing this past week while Zach really liked stand up paddleboarding with Counselor Ian. Mateo continues to be a leader in the cabin and on the whole Boys’ Line.
As the summer winds to an end, we look forward to finishing strong with our great group of boys. Noonway!
- Ian, Nick, and Mo
We had an awesome time this past week! Many of the boys stood out in Blue/White competitions and/or representing Adirondack Camp against Forest Lake Camp. We also had a lot of fun simply spending time together in the cabin and at meals!
Max’s guitar skills progressed meaningfully while working with our Guest Artists and he capped off the week by performing in ADKchella! He also played music for the younger boys during their bedtime routines. Daniel T. also joined Max in helping the Junior/ Intermediate counselors put the younger campers to bed a number of nights this week. Daniel T. also fenced against Forest Lake Camp! Nate D. has been playing a lot of basketball and really enjoyed Blue/White staff hunt and volleyball. Daniel V. has been very involved in arts activities while Sam has been heavily involved in canoeing. Ryan is a standout in windsurfing and Leo is a standout in sailing. They both participated in their respective Blue/White regattas last week. Tom completed his silence, service, and memory tests during the week and was inducted as an Adirondack Brave! How Brave! Nate B. has loved chilling in the cabin and getting to know everyone. Asher joined the cabin last Sunday and really enjoyed wakeboarding during the week.
Lastly, we’d like to report that Tyler joined our cabin as a Counselor In Training. We are super excited for an A1 Adirondack end to the summer in Bear Cabin!
- Matt, Michael, Charlie, and Tyler
It was an exhilarating Week Seven in Moose Cabin! We went sailing for Cabin Night, we captured counselors during Blue/White staff hunt, we enjoyed music during ADKchella, and we played games of skill and daring during Awiskini!
Individually, Sean played really well in Blue/White Volleyball. He got a number serves in and helped lead the Blue Team to victory! Harry and Henry completed their Lake George Five and then did them again on Friday during the “Five Alive” trip! Speaking of trips, Aidan went on a Rock Climbing Trip and Keegan went on the Windsurfing Trip after competing in the Blue/White Windsurfing Regatta! Wesley skippered for the White team in the Blue/White sailing regatta and did really well against the Ranger sailors! James did incredibly well in the camp-wide Tennis tournament throughout the week while Collin really enjoyed Stand Up Paddleboarding. Jonah has come out of his shell to befriend everyone in the cabin and Eli has continued to be a cabin leader by serving as the voice of reason for all. We are also happy to report that Fran joined us as a Counselor In Training and Joel joined us as a visiting Counselor this past week.
How Moose Cabin! We are pumped for a strong and fun finish to the summer!
- Scrappy, Mark, Fran, Joel, and Will
We had so much fun during our third week together in Heron Cabin. The boys have become a tight knit crew and they love spending time together! We also welcomed a new Counselor In Training into the cabin (Benj) and the campers have enjoyed spending time with him as well!
This past week Joseph and Zack went on the Fire Tower Frenzy trip – both were upset that the trip had to end early but they had a ton of fun while hiking on the trip! Zach has also been enjoying rock climbing and he even went on a rock climbing trip recently. Julian has really found his feet throughout the session and continues to surprise us on a daily basis with his maturity. Jack ambitiously decided to partake in the Big Triangle swim (a 1.8-mile swim!) after enjoying swimming the Medium Triangle this past week. Alessandro learned how to roll a kayak this past week and is now super excited about paddling for years to come! Mack raved about sailing throughout the week and had a schedule full of water sports activities. Jeremy’s infectious smile has continued to brighten the mood within the cabin and throughout the entire Senior Boys’ Line!
We are proud of our Heron campers because they have grown so much this summer, and we are excited to end the session on a high note! Noonway from Heron Cabin!
- Tom, Micah, Max, Benj, Korben, and Zach
So it has finally come, for some of our boys this is our last full week at Camp and it has been one they will remember forever!
Khassime, Nick M., Nick T. and Pablo had a blast taking on our rival camp at Forrest Lake basketball. Kade also faced off against Forest Lake Camp in fencing and had a great time! He also completed our signature “Five Alive” Trip! Rick has had a fun week with all of his activities being based in the water. Matthew took part in one of our SUP trips going over to different places on the lake. Kole, Charlie, and Jason have continued to grow in kayaking after a great time on the Sacandaga River. Will and Avery have been taking every opportunity to go on our last week of trips. Alex had fun shadowing one of our waterski staff and seeing what life as a counselor is like. Riley spent the last week fighting to bring the Blue Team to victory with a packed week of Blue/White events! Ronald is enjoying his second year in the best cabin in Camp and getting to know the new campers!
With this being our last week and some of our last summers as campers, we are rocking it and making sure it’s one we’ll never forget! HOW RANGERS!!
- Dan, August, Marshall, and Ken
Week 6 was another fantastic week in Wolf Den. The girls have really started to realize how special it is to be a Ranger, and how close that you get to the other girls your Wolf Den year. It is a really special experience that they are so excited that they get to share with one another. The girls are even happier because Gillian extended and gets to spend an extra week with us! But we will miss Sydney so much! We love being able to see the girls grow into such amazing leaders. The younger girls really look up to them, and they are taking on the responsibility wonderfully. We can’t wait to see how their bond and leadership continues to grow over the next two weeks.Sincerely, Julia, Ellen, Gemma, and Skye (Wolf Den Staff)
We are so lucky to get to have the remarkable group of girls that we have in Northwind. Having such a large cabin and the large group makes for so many awesome personalities coming together as one. Our diverse group of girls makes Northwind truly special. The girls really loved their movie night and snacks in the staff room this week for Cabin Night. We missed Gillian while she was on her trip, but we’re so glad to have her back and in the swing of things. We had some good girl talk during the week as well, and we feel like every time we get together it only brings us closer together. We love getting to spend time together as a cabin. They said Goodbye to Allison for the summer, but they know they’ll see her again next year!Sincerely, Julia, Jules, Kristin, and Jacinda (Northwind Staff)
Panther Cabin is having a fantastic time so far this session. Maria’s Rose for the week was how much she loves Camp, her cabin, her activities, and everything here. The girls are so full of love, and it is so wonderful to see them sharing with one another and everyone around them. Panther ditched the crazy clothes for the dance and went in their cute outfits for a more casual look. They loved the new fairy lights outside the dining hall and had a blast dancing the night away with their best friends. The girls were sad to see Isabelle and Riley go this week, but are also excited to get Juju moving into the cabin this weekend and excited that Clare extended!Sincerely, Kyra, Gaby, and Dev (Panther Staff)
COUGAR:Sometimes the transition from Intermediate to Senior can be challenging, but these girls are making the switch and taking names! They are truly such a solid and strong group of girls. We are extremely privileged to get to see them grow as a unit and make friends that we know will last a lifetime. We have girls all the way from Scotland, Switzerland, and New Zealand! So the girls are extremely lucky to get to meet their peers from all over the world. Even though they are all so different, they still find the things that make them similar. It is a really wonderful thing to get to watch their friendships grow and prosper. Although it was sad that Circe went home this week, watching the girls all group hug was a highlight of our week. Sincerely, Sarah, Shayla, Sydney, and Penny (Cougar Staff)
Mink Cabin has had a full week of trying many different activities all around Camp. The Arts Pillar was a major favorite this week, with many girls trying out photography, ceramics, painting, and dance! Ginevra’s favorite part of the week was performing her dance in front of the whole Camp, and Amelia’s favorite was getting to see the performance! Amanda also loved the arts this week and was excited about a book that she made for her mom. Two girls, Amelia and Haley, went out on an early morning fishing trip this week! They had a ton of fun and caught a lot of fish.
Mink Cabin was also very proud to be the inspection winners of week one! We are going to miss Amanda and Amelia who are leaving this weekend so much, but also look forward to welcoming our two new campers!- Cass, Taylor, and Dana
The hot weather on the peninsula has led to Deer Cabin spending a majority of this week in the water! For Cabin Night they had so much fun tubing! They’ve also been in the water for activities, like waterskiing, canoeing, swimming, and kayaking! The girls have been working hard on developing their skills in these activities. Grace got up in waterskiing for the first time, and Morgan got her roll in kayaking!
Deer Cabin has been full of ADK Camp spirit this week. They have loved playing in Blue/White, dancing at the dance, and have even been working hard to improve their inspection scores. Last but not least, Deer Cabin loves their cabin ball named Petunia! The girls cannot stop talking about and playing with their favorite glittery ball.
We are going to miss Morgan, Tate, Xan, and Grace so much, but are excited to welcome our new two weekers!- Zoe, Kristen, Cat
Fox Cabin has done a lot of bonding this past week. One of their favorite things to do together as a cabin is Polar Bear. All the girls jump into Junior Cove in the morning for an invigorating start to the day. To end the day, the girls all get snuggled in their beds and listen to their counselors read Harry Potter. The whole cabin was also very excited to eat chicken patties for lunch one day this week!
Fox campers have been working hard together to get higher scores on inspection. The girls were very supportive of Lila who performed a hilarious drama skit — a riff on Shark Tank — for all of Camp. They were also very proud of Calliope who tried pickles for the first time!
We are all going to miss Cleo who went home this weekend considerably. Noonway Cleo!- Zan, Liv, Mill
Lynx Cabin has grown close over the past two weeks. Lynx is well known for their pre-bedtime dance parties. After the dance party, they have a great time getting to know one another during their daily question/answer circle once everyone is all tucked in. One of their most recent questions was “If you could name the 51st State what would it be and what would it be known for?”. The girls have had a lot of fun in water activities with it being so hot! Wet and Wild Wednesday in Canoeing is a massive hit for Lynx Cabin; it was Katya and Heidi’s favorite part of the week! Sophia swam the Medium Triangle, Bella had fun in wobble wars at SUP, and Sarah loved playing on the new water mat at Intermediate Point. We are looking forward to Hannah joining us this weekend!
Congratulations to Lynx Cabin on winning week one inspection!- Fiona, Alanah, Alice
Caribou Cabin has had a fabulous week! The girls are bonding and forming memories that will last a lifetime. They loved watching fireworks together on the 4th of July and love when they get to watch the sunset together. Most of Caribou Cabin has been out on several different trips this week! Aurora, Francesca, Paige, and Sophie all went on a three-day Northville-Placid Trail (NLP) trip. When they came back several of the girls went out on even more trips! The girls bond every night by sharing answers to a different interesting question. One night one of their questions was “If you could travel back to any time period, what would it be?”. At the beginning of the week we welcomed Violette, and this weekend Anna is joining us! Isabelle and Abigail had to leave this weekend, and we will miss them greatly!- Erin, Sydney, Eimear, Veronica
WE HAD CHICKEN PATTIES FOR LUNCH ON WEDNESDAY!! Sometimes it’s the little things :)
Cougar had a very chill week. One of the girls’ highlights was their “Cloud Circle” where they laid in a circle, stared up at the clouds, and talked about life. Cougar Cabin is making the transition from Intermediates to Seniors swimmingly. They do everything together and are such a strong unit. They support each other and encourage one another, in activities and in the cabin. We are so impressed in how close they have gotten to one another, and we are so proud to help them on their journey on to the Senior Line. We can’t wait to see them grow throughout the summer.
Sarah, Shayla, and Penny (Cougar Staff)
In the words of Sophie Parr, “this week was exquisite, decadent, and delightful.” Panther Cabin was full of giggles all week long, and enjoyed many activities! Isabel learned to windsurf, Zoey and Lily loved their rock climbing trips, and SUP was a hit with Panther Cabin this week. 4th of July was a highlight this week for the cabin. We sat out on Senior Point with chill music and watched the fireworks across the lake. It was perfect Cabin bonding time and an excellent way to spend the night of the 4th. The American girls in the cabin were excited to share the tradition of fireworks with the International girls. Week 2 was one for the books!
Kyra, Julia, and Dev (Panther Staff)
We are incredibly proud of how inclusive all of our girls in Northwind are! We always knew they were great girls, but we are so happy that they are able to bond as one large group in such a large cabin. Anie Cleary brought her ukelele to camp, and the girls have been writing a song together. They add a new verse every few days. They sing it for anyone who will listen, and it keeps us laughing all day. They are one of the closest cabins we have among the Senior girls, and we couldn’t be more excited to have them all.
Gemma, Jules, Gaby, Kristin, and Jacinda (Northwind Staff)
Week 2 was another excellent week in Wolf Den. The girls are getting closer and closer by the day. They bonded together both as girls and with their male friends in Crazy Horse. The Rangers are really coming together as a group and are blossoming into remarkable young adults. Between leading service projects for the rest of Camp, running cookie break, and being role models for the younger kids, the Rangers really crushed it this week! Wolf Den loved being able to tube during Line-Up-Sign-Up to escape the heat. They even did Polar Bear in the morning together! The girls are really excited to continue to have Ranger Chills around campfires and grow as leaders. We can’t wait for the coming weeks.
Julia, Ellen, and Skye (Wolf Den Staff)