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2020 Family Program Registration

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!

June 12 - 14, 2020


Join us for a great weekend with your children!  This program includes 2 nights and 4 meals – breakfast Saturday – breakfast Sunday.  Check in is Friday after 4:00 pm with program areas open throughout the day on Saturday including archery, ropes, lakefront activities and guests may add on a pony ride for campers ages 7 and up!  $250 for Dad and child; $90.00 for each additional guest.  Pony rides are $10 per rider.

New Families Register Online Returning Campers Register Here Registration Form

Girl's Adventure Weekend!

September 18 - 20, 2020

Join us at YMCA Camp Gorham for our Girls Adventure Weekend geared for Girl Scouts. The programs and activities offered during this weekend are intended to assist Girl Scouts (2nd grade and up) in fulfilling their badge requirements. Scouts will not earn badges on this weekend, but they will gain skills and experience toward completion of badges and interest projects. This is the perfect time to meet other Girl Scouts and spend time together.

Registration Includes:

The $99 per person registration fee includes facilitated activities, Saturday BBQ lunch, and Saturday outdoor cooking dinner.  Y staff will lead troop and leaders in preparation of Saturday night’s dinner.  Breakfast is on your own, however all our accommodations will have access to a refrigerator, microwave, and oven.    


Activities Options include:

  • High Adventure
  • Bouldering Wall
  • Hiking
  • Shelter building
  • Fire Building
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Cooking
  • Team building
  • Challenge Course
  • Jumping Pillow
  • And more!

Night Activities:

  • Friday or Saturday Night Hike
  • Programmed Campfire with S’mores
New Groups Register Online Returning Campers Register Here Registration Form

Women’s Adventure Weekend

September 25 - 27, 2020 or October 2 - 4, 2020


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 2019!  You may register individually . If you are part of a group please include your group name on your registration form.  Don’t forget about our 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 23 - August 30, 2020


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, water skiing, horseback riding, campfire programs, and our jumping pillow. Rates vary based on length of stay and type of housing requested.  Rates include housing, meals and all activities including horseback riding and water skiing!  Trail rides are available for riders who have passed a riding assessment and lessons are available in our ring for everyone ages 7 and up!

Registration options:

  • Full week:  8/23-8/30/20
  • First half:   8/23-8/27/20
  • Second half:   8/27-8/30/20

Housing:  Families may choose either private housing or shared cabins.  In shared cabins, families have a private bedroom and there is a shared bath in the cabin.  Shower houses are also available so no need to worry about having too many people in your cabin!  Families traveling together may request to share the same cabin.

New Families Register Online Returning Campers Register Here Registration Form

Week of J.O.Y.

September 14 - 18, 2020

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 4 nights!  It’s up to you!

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