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Family Programs

2018 Family Program Registration is now open!

Guests may register online or print and submit the registration forms available online.  Individuals registering for group programs should register as a group of one – please contact the Camp Office for assistance with registration or if you have any questions:  315-357-6401.  We look forward to welcoming you to Camp this season!

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!

Daddy and Me Weekend

June 8 - 10, 2018

This is a great opportunity for Dads and their children to join us for a fun filled weekend with scheduled camp activities including archery, the ropes course, jumping pillow and waterfront activities.  Pony rides will be available for campers ages 7 and up for $10 per camper.  Check in is on Friday after 4 pm; program includes 2 nights and 4 meals – starting with breakfast on Saturday – breakfast Sunday.  Departure is at 11:00 am on Sunday.

Registration Form Returning Campers Register Here New Families Register Online

Women’s Adventure Weekend

September 28 - 30, 2018 and October 5 - 7, 2018



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 2018!  You may register individually . If you are part of a group please include your group name on your registration form.  NEW for 2018:  Refer a friend discount – receive a 10% discount for each new camper you bring to Camp Gorham with you this year!  (Referral discounts will be applied as a credit after the new camper has registered; referral must be a first time Gorham camper.) 

New Individual Registration Online Returning Campers Register Here Registration Form

Family Camp

August 19-26, 2018 - Register today!

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.

New Families Register Online Returning Campers Register Here Registration Form

Friends and Family Labor Day Camp

August 31 - September 2, 2018

Grab your loved ones and enjoy the end of summer in the Adirondacks!  Our Labor Day camp will not only feature our great camp activities – archery, ropes, waterfront, hiking and jumping pillow but the horses will be here!  Guests may add a pony ride (ages 7 and up); a group lesson (ages 7 and up) or a trail ride (ages 10 and up for riders passing rider assessment) – additional fees apply for equestrian activities.  Check in is on Friday from 5 – 7 pm; program includes two nights lodging and 4 meals starting with breakfast on Saturday through breakfast on Sunday.  Check out is on Sunday at 11 AM but guests may opt to add Sunday night for an additional $45 per person – cabins feature cooking facilities for guests to prepare their own meals for the remainder of their stay or guests may opt to visit one of the many fine restaurants a short drive from camp!  Private accommodations are available but do not have cooking facilities; there is an additional charge of $20 per person for a private cabin.

New Families Register Online Returning Campers Register Here Registration Form

Week of J.O.Y.

September 10 - 14, 2018

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 and enjoy a discounted cabin rental rate.  Our JOY campers live in shared cabins with bathrooms and cooking facilities.

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!

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; rate does NOT include meals or admission to any suggested off-site activity.  Check-in at 3:00 pm 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!

New Families Register Online Returning Campers Register Here Registration Form

Natures Retreat

August 26 - 29, 2018

Register for a fun family getaway in the Adirondacks at YMCA Camp Gorham for our Nature’s Retreat program. 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 will include archery, waterfront activities and our ropes course activities.  Horseback riding lessons will be available for an additional charge.

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.  Meals will be provided in the dining hall starting with dinner on Sunday evening through breakfast on Wednesday morning (8 meals; 3 nights).  check in is at 4 pm on Sunday and departure at 11 am on Wednesday.

New Families Register Online Returning Campers Register Here Registration Form

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