First Time Camper

When You're Surrounded by Friends, It Doesn't Feel Like a First Time

First timers are very, very important at Camp Chateaugay. We have a wide geographic mix of children – from all over the world – and they are very friendly and down to earth. Every camper finds it easy to meet new friends with similar interests. We get everyone involved in activities they love, and being here becomes second nature for each first timer.

Our Northern Lights campers – second oldest age group here – arrive at camp and immediately establish a buddy system for first time and younger campers.  Big Brothers and Big Sisters become great friends for these young folks.

It helps to have a Big Brother or Sister

Campers and their Big Brothers and Sisters:

  • Wave to each other on the path
  • Sometimes eat together
  • Partner during evening activities
  • Save some free time to talk about anything on their minds

These relationships often extend for years here at Camp Chateaugay.