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Tour of Camp

Available by Appointment

Contact us for a tour of Camp.  Please call the Camp Office at 315-357-6401.  We look forward to seeing you!

Women’s Adventure Weekend

June 2 - 4, 2017 AND September 15 - 17, 2017

Time to grab your BFF’s and enjoy a fabulous girls weekend in the Adirondacks! Come relax and de-stress from your daily life and get invigorated by the beautiful fall foliage and fresh mountain air. Where else are you going to kayak at sunset, yoga on a beach and laugh until your belly hurts? Meals and memories provided. Be sure to register early for 2017!  You may register individually or as a group.  If registering as a group the group leader will be responsible for payment for the entire group.  If each participant wants to pay individually you should all complete Individual registrations and provide roommate request details.

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Family Camp

August 20-27, 2017

YMCA Camp Gorham specializes in premier family camping programs! Families look forward every year to unplugging from the real world and spending quality time together enjoying the great outdoors. Activities are available for every age to enjoy, including hiking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, arts & crafts, climbing, archery, athletics, waterskiing, horseback riding, campfire programs, and our jumping pillow.  Rates vary based on length of stay and type of housing requested.

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Week of J.O.Y.

September 5 - 10, 2017

Join us for a week of “J.O.Y.” – Just Older Youth  ! (Adults 55 years or older)                                                   

This program is for active older adults looking for a fun, fall retreat to the Adirondacks.  Our JOY campers live in shared cabins with bathrooms and cooking facilities.

Self-guided activities will be complimented by scheduled programs led by Camp Gorham staff members. Self-guided activities could include hikes, pickle-ball, basketball, day trips to Old Forge, Blue Mountain Lake or Tupper Lake; Boat Tours on nearby lakes; Chair lift rides at McCauley Mountain and more!

Scheduled programs will include one hour of morning swimming daily & one hour of morning yoga or archery. (Excluding arrival/departure days);

Program schedule:

  • 9/5:  Arrival day; check-in after Noon
  • 9/6:  9:00 – 10:00 am:  Archery; 10:30 – 11:30 am:  Swimming
  • 9/7:  9:00 – 10:00 am:  Yoga; 10:30 – 11:30 am:  Swimming
  • 9/8:   9:00 – 10:00 am:  Archery; 10:30 – 11:30 am:  Swimming
  • 9/9:  9:00 – 10:00 am:  Yoga; 10:30 – 11:30 am:  Swimming
  • 9/10:  Final departure day; check-out at 9:00 am

Meals:  Guests may prepare their own meals in their cabins or visit one of the outstanding restaurants in our area!  (Sorry – our dining hall will NOT be open this week.)

Rate:  $35.00 per person per night; rate includes cabin rental and access to scheduled programs; rate does NOT include meals or admission to any suggested off-site activity.  Check-in at Noon on your arrival day; check-out at 9:00 am on your departure day.

Stay for anywhere from 1 to 5 nights!  It’s up to you!

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Family Adventure Weekend

September 29 - October 1, 2017

Register for a fun family getaway in the Adirondacks at YMCA Camp Gorham for our Family Adventure Weekend. You’ll have access to our private 1500 acre property in the center of the Adirondack Park with a variety of self-guided activities such as hiking, tennis, gaga, and basketball.  Scheduled activities available through trained camp staff on Saturday are 9:00 am to 12:00 pm: archery and climbing tower,  1:00 to 4:30 pm waterfront open for canoeing or kayaking.

Stay in our beautiful Adirondack-style cabins on the shores of Darts Lake featuring kitchens, family rooms, both furnace and wood fire heating, and full modern bathrooms. Prepare your own meals in your cabin’s kitchen facility or enjoy any of the fabulous local eateries in the neighboring towns of Big Moose, Inlet, and Old Forge – all short drives away.

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Cabin Rentals and Group Retreats

September through May

Camp Gorham is an ideal location for family breaks, outdoor clubs, reunions, group retreats, or people just looking to get away.  Camp Gorham has an extensive trail system that connects to surrounding trails.  Our winterized cabins come complete with full kitchen, bathroom and common area.  Arrangements for use of program areas may be made in advance; additional fees would apply.  Contact the Camp Office for more information:  888-518-5671