2018 Youth Summer Camp
July 1st - August 25th, 2018
NOTE: Initial registration is limited to 3 sessions per camper to enable as many campers as possible to be able to attend camp. (You may register for a 4th session after May 1 if there is space remaining.)
Camperships are available for families who cannot afford the full cost of camp.
If you cannot afford a deposit and are looking for a full campership, please select the add-on "Campership Registration" and make a note which session you would like us to register you for.
If you need assistance paying for camp, we want to help. Please click below for more information about our campership program. Camperships are due APRIL 15. After this date we cannot offer any additional financial aid as we give what we can to those who apply before this date.
Continuing from 2017 is the option for a gender-inclusive cabin assignment for all sessions. The last few years we have offered this housing option with great success in our Ballou sessions and have decided to open this option up to other sessions as well. The cabin will be staffed by multiple staff of different genders and will fill up as space is needed. These cabins are by parent permission. If you have questions, feel free to email us. If you or your child change their mind you can simply login to your profile and edit it or shoot us an email and we can do it for you.
Please consider donating to the Campership Fund to ensure that we have the funds to enable those less fortunate to attend.
July 1 - 7 - Barton (Ages 9 - 12) (FULL)
July 8 -14 - Channing 1 (Ages 12 - 14)
July 15 -21 - Channing 2 (Ages 12 - 14)
July 22 - 28 - Parker 1 (Ages 14 - 16)
July 29 - August 4 - Parker 2 (Ages 14 - 16)
July 29 - August 4 - Trip Camp (Ages 15 - 18)
August 5 - 11 - Ballou 1 (Ages 16 - 18) (FULL)
August 12 - 18 - Ballou 2 (Ages 16 - 18) (FULL)
August 19 - 25 - Family Camp
$25 for your child's camp store account is included in the $810 camp fee. Trip Camp is not on camp to visit the camp store so the $25 is not included in the registration for that week.
If your session is full, select a waitlist registration as an add on. This will allow you to complete a registration form but will not charge you any deposit. If a spot becomes available, we will invoice you.
Payments, Deadlines, and Refunds
• Cancellations Before April 15: Full refund.
• Cancellations April 15 – May 31: Refund of total paid minus $200 non-refundable deposit per session.
• Cancellations After May 31: No refunds given after May 31.
Please read our full description here
2018 Family Camp
August 19th - August 25th, 2018
The warm, welcoming atmosphere of Family Camp creates a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to explore and play together. Whether canoeing on Beaver Lake, hiking in the woods, lounging in our lodge, communing at our campfire circle, or enjoying delicious meals together, this week offers a chance to spend time with family members and to make new friends. In addition to the programming offered by our special guests, our Summer staff will offer children and adults an array of workshops and activities.
Our counseling staff offers children and adults an array of small and large group activities, including arts and crafts, music, dance, theater, swimming, and new and old games. Every afternoon there is an optional excursion to experience the natural beauty of the Adirondacks and Wednesday afternoon we all visit Whitaker Park, a local natural wonder that has a gorge and a huge athletic field and playground adjacent to farmland.
In the safety of our intentional community, campers have a chance to try Unirondack’s many stimulating and enjoyable workshops and activities:
• Talent Show
• Theater workshops
• Discussion groups
• Introductory art classes
• Crafts such as pottery, beading, candle-making, stained glass
• Music making
• Group singing
• Canoeing, kayaking, and sailing
• Hiking & nature walks
• Rock climbing
• Field games such as gaga ball, basketball, soccer, capture the flag,
• Dance, yoga, massage, and meditation
• And many more………
In addition, we welcome special guests to family camp to enrich the program.
Summer Sleepaway Camp for Grownups
August 26th - August 31st, 2018
For Ages 18+
Sunday August 26 –Friday August 31, 2018
Early Bird (Before April 1) - $300
After April 1 - $325
Includes all program materials, food, lodging, fees.
Choose Your Own Adventure: summer camp for awesome people like you!
- Art and making awesome things
- Kayaks & canoes on a beautiful sparkly lake
- Sitting on docks in the sunshine with a good book and a good friend
- Campfire under the stars
- Sharing delicious food with friends
- Hikes in the Adirondacks
- Big discussion about sex, social justice, modern dating, work, spirituality and more
- Field games like capture the flag, slip and slide kickball, volleyball, and gaga
- Sitting by the fire, reading, talking, and relaxing in the lodge
- Old school camp craft projects
- Lovely cabins (and hot showers!)
- Loons and frogs and turtles and butterflies and chipmunks
- Music- casual jam sessions or onsite studio recording
- Naps. Hammocks. Naps in hammocks
- Rock climbing (with our certified instructor)
- Outdoor movies
- Late night kitchen snacking
You might work remotely or freelance or have some vaycay days or a flex schedule. I'd love to bring you to Unirondack and show you one of the best weeks: SUMMER CAMP STYLE!
If you have to work that week thats ok, we have wifi and quiet relaxing work spaces. The only difference is when you take a break from work you can look out at the lake, get a fresh cup of coffee and a snack that someone else made for you, and breathe in that beautiful camp air.
This week is meant for you to tailor to YOU. Want to run all day and be wild and play? Awesome! Want quiet thoughtful relaxation? Cool! Want both at different times in succession? Ok! We can do that.
September 22 - 24 Work Weekend
September 21st - September 23rd, 2018
Work Weekends are a great opportunity for community members new and old to spend time together at camp while bettering our beloved facilities. If you find shared work deeply satisfying then our work weekends are perfect for you. If you are a long-time Unirondacker, work weekends are a pleasurable way to reconnect. If you have never been to camp before, Work Weekends are a relaxed and casual way to make new friends and get to know Unirondack.
The cost is $15 toward food for the weekend and after working through the morning and some in the afternoon the rest of the weekend is free for you to enjoy camp. A snack is provided on Friday evening and we offer breakfast until Sunday Morning.
2018 Member's Weekend
October 5th - October 8th, 2018
Join us for an informal gathering of friends.
We will usher in the fall with activities such as hiking, canoeing and kayaking and will enjoy good food, conversation, music, games, discussion, campfires and the warmth of the lodge fireplace. Bring stories, games, musical instruments, and photos and memories of camp. This will also be a time to share your ideas and visions for Unirondack with our directors, board members and fellow Unirondack members and to participate and vote in our Annual Meeting on Saturday October 7, 2017.
The $25 fee is used to pay for food for the weekend.
NOTE: The Member’s Weekend is a thank you to our Members. To attend the 2017 Member’s Weekend you must be a paid 2016-17 Unirondack member. Membership fees must be received by Unirondack by the end of July or we will not be able to process your registration.