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Water Ski Program – Ages 10 and Up

Offered 5 days a week, every session. Additional registration required.
Whether you are looking to try for the first time or you are looking to enhance your skills further, there is no better location for your child to water-ski than on our beautiful 400 acre lake. Our experienced instructors will tailor their approach to the level of your camper ensuring they get a memorable and meaningful water-ski experience.  Campers taking waterski lessons must be able to pass our swim test.  Please contact us at 315-357-6401 with any concerns.

Horseback Riding – Ages 10 and Up

 

 

Equestrian Program from Camp Gorham on Vimeo.

Offered 5 days a week, every session. Additional registration required
With 1,500 acres of property, Camp Gorham offers campers the chance to experience any number of horse trails. Camp Gorham is accredited by the Certified Horsemanship Association. The CHA provides the accepted Standards for Equestrian Programs. CHA requires accredited members meet standards for safety, education and animal welfare through a detailed process which examines the site, program content, staff qualifications and equine management.

Campers who register to take horseback riding as one of their 3 electives will begin with riding lessons, building to a trail ride. Campers are grouped by ability level with lessons being tailored to maximize the experience for each camper. Campers who do not choose this elective may still be able to experience the horses either by assisting with barn care or may take part in a scheduled cabin ring ride in our arena. Helmets are provided; campers registering for this program MUST bring riding boots/shoes with pronounced heel and long pants that come to the ankle for riding. Lessons are 1 1/2 hours with equestrian staff. After assessments, riders are grouped into beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.

NEW for 2019: Mini Camp for children ages 6-8!

August 21 – 24

Mini Camp days are filled with games, arts & crafts, nature, swimming and more. This is a closely supervised four day introduction to camping with lots of individual attention for these campers. Cabin groups will enjoy some activities together and campers will also be able to select a few activities on their own. Understanding that this is possibly your child’s first time away from home, our caring staff ensures that new campers are safe and happy. Campers stay in modern accommodations with full bathroom facilities in their cabins. Cost is $325.00 per camper and includes a pony ride and return transportation to Syracuse or Rochester at the end of the program!

Adirondack Explorer – Ages 13-16

Session 2B:  July 28 – August 3
Session 3B: August 11 – August 17

Join us for an amazing adventure of outdoor wonder! This action packed week-long trip includes:
• White water rafting experience
• Caving trip
• Fishing adventure
• Canoe/kayak excursion
• Mountain top hike to wonder at the glory!

Led by our certified, experienced staff, campers will cook over a fire and sleep in tents under the stars while learning independence and responsibility.
(No trip experience or special equipment needed) Contact the camp office to add a week of traditional camp to this experience.

 

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Family Camp

August 25, 2019

YMCA Camp Gorham Family Camp is a premier program which draws families from around the nation!  Join us for a week long camp adventure; enjoy […]

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Sep 13 2019

Girls Adventure Weekend!

Join us September 13 – 15, at YMCA Camp Gorham for our Girls Adventure Weekend geared for Girl Scouts. The programs and activities offered during […]

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Sep 27 2019

Women’s Adventure Weekend I

Join us with your best friends for a weekend of Adventure in the Adirondacks!  September 27 – 29, 2019

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