Every night we have an Evening Activity which could be anything from Capture the Flag to a campfire on the beach, a treasure hunt, All-Star wrestling (where campers dress their counselors up in the weirdest costumes they can think of), or an MTV Night. Select evening programs allow younger campers to have a special evening planned, while the older campers do something just for them. Some nights are specially designed just for the cabin. These "cabin nights" are scheduled once a week, so the campers in each cabin can have some bonding time to just be together.
Every "cabin night" is different, such as pool parties, camp fires on the beach, or movies in the big living room on our massive T.V.
Upstairs in our boathouse over looking the lake, we have an old fashion ice cream parlor, complete with checkerboard floor, music and games. Campers can choose between ice cream, old fashion sodas, popcorn, or pizza for that special treat, while enjoying time well spent with their friends.
Other special evening activities can include an evening boat ride, complete with a barbecue on board. This gives campers the chance to relax and create strong bonds with their cabin mates, while enjoying hot dogs, hamburgers, and s'mores in a beautiful surrounding.
Both sessions have a number of major event days which add to the experience of camp spirit and traditions. Each session also has a special version of all camp events, and a farewell awards banquet. There are many other special days and evening activities at camp.
These include July Fourth Day, Army Navy Day, Olympics, Carnival Day, Fair Day, Gold Rush, etc. Every week there's something special happening at Camp Chateaugay, which means your camper will enjoy tons of fun programming, whether they come for the first half, second session, or the whole summer
Based in the Adirondack Mountains, Camp Chateaugay is a short distance from the High Peaks region. Our tripping program takes advantage of our location, and campers are taken out backpacking in the spectacular high peaks region of the Adirondacks, and canoeing on magnificent lakes in the area, including Saranac Lakes.
The tripping program is supervised by mature staff members with extensive outdoor experience, who teach our campers the value of nature, low impact camping, and many outdoor skills. Older campers are taught how to plan, organize, and pack out for trips, and are given leadership positions in a group setting.
In addition to canoe and hiking trips, which each cabin may enroll for, our tripping program also offers specialized trips, which all campers can sign up for. For example, we offer extended sailing on Lake Champlain, mountain biking, white-water rafting, rock-climbing, and other additional overnights.