New Camps and COVID Requirements

To comply with COVID restrictions, we are offering a new style of camp: Children’s Family Camp! See information below.

Be sure to check back soon for information regarding camp and COVID.

Kids Camps

Pandemic world is certainly different! To comply with New York State regulations, we are offering a children’s camp with a parent counselor. Campers will be encouraged to stay in their family groups and masks will be worn in the cafeteria (except when eating with your family) and at activities where possible.

Come enjoy camp, nature, activities, worship, and more this summer!

More details regarding coronavirus restrictions, safety procedures, etc. can be found on the registration document in the button below. (Note: Only 21 family groups will be allowed due to current regulations.)

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Camp Cherokee welcome sign

Camp Activities – Subject to change based on social distancing

  • Archery
  • Ceramics
  • Pool Open Swim
  • Horse Riding
  • Horsemanship
  • Sports (Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Pickleball, Ultimate Disc, Basketball)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Waterfront – Canoeing
  • Waterfront – Board Sports (kneeboard, wake board, ski, wake surf)
  • Waterfront – Powerboats (tubing, sea sled, board sports)

Additional activities are subject to staff training and experience. A complete list of classes offered each week will be displayed at registration. In order to sign up for an advanced class, previous experience at camp is required.

Teen camp is designed for the teenager in your family (ages 13-17). At teen camp, we have tons of high-engagement activities to enjoy and to learn new skills. A few advanced classes may be offered for campers who have taken basic courses at Cherokee before.

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in four activity periods chosen at registration and a fifth activity period chosen each day at lunch! Activities, worship programs, recreation, and making friends are just some of the great parts of camp!

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Camp Activities

  • Archery
  • Ceramics (& Advanced)
  • Gymnastics
  • Pool Open Swim
  • Horse Riding
  • Horsemanship (& Advanced)
  • Sports (Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Pickleball, Ultimate Disc, Basketball)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Waterfront – Canoeing
  • Waterfront – Board Sports (kneeboard, wake board, ski, wake surf)
  • Waterfront – Powerboats (tubing, sea sled, board sports)

Additional activities are subject to staff training and experience. A complete list of classes offered each week will be displayed at registration. In order to sign up for an advanced class, previous experience at camp is required.

Junior camp is designed for ages 10-13 with heaps of high-energy activities to keep your child engaged. There are so many opportunities for practicing teamwork, learning new activities, and building relationships!

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in four activity periods chosen at registration and a fifth activity period chosen each day at lunch! Activities, worship programs, recreation, and making friends are just some of the great parts of camp!

Register Now!

Camp Activities

  • Archery
  • Ceramics
  • Pool Open Swim
  • Swim Lessons
  • Gymnastics
  • Horse Riding
  • Horsemanship
  • Field Sports
  • Rock Climbing
  • Waterfront – Canoeing
  • Waterfront – Powerboats (tubing, sea sled, kneeboard, wake board, ski)

Additional activities are subject to staff training and experience. A complete list of classes offered each week will be displayed at registration.

Adventure camp is designed for ages 7-10 for the opportunity to learn and engage with others. Campers will have the opportunity to learn in new activities, practice teamwork, and build relationships with other campers. This camp offers higher support and supervision for each camper to ensure safety and fun throughout the entire week for your little one. 

Campers will have the opportunity to participate in four activity periods chosen at registration and a fifth activity period chosen each day at lunch! Activities, worship programs, recreation, and making friends are just some of the great parts of camp!

Register Now!

Camp Activities

  • Archery
  • Ceramics
  • Crafts
  • Horse Riding
  • Pool Open Swim
  • Swim Lessons
  • Field Games
  • Waterfront – Canoeing
  • Waterfront – Powerboats (tubing, sea sled, kneeboard, ski)

A complete list of classes offered each week will be displayed at registration.

Kids Camp Fees

  • $404 per child, per week
  • Members of the New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists: $379 per child, per week

Check with local Seventh-day Adventist Church for camp sponsorships.

Discounts
  • Early Bird: Receive $25 off for paying your account in full by June 1.
  • Bring a Friend: If you bring a friend who has never been to Cherokee before, get $15 off each friend! (Maximum discount: $45)
  • Bring your Family: There is a $10 discount for additional immediate family members who attend camp and/or if you stay for additional weeks.
Returned Checks & Credit Cards

There will be a $45 charge for returned checks. If paying by credit card, a 3% surcharge will be added to your balance.

Registration

Registration begins each Sunday at 2:00 p.m. If you arrive before lunch you may join in the noon meal by purchasing a meal ticket for $9.00 per person.

Checkout time is 9:00-10:00 a.m. on the last Sunday of camp week. If the camper is leaving with someone other than a parent, written permission is required.

For families picking up and dropping off campers on the same day, early financial registration is permitted to expedite registration process. The camper still must go through registration lines to sign up for activity classes.

Swim Test

During registration, every camper takes a swim test to evaluate water safety. Campers with little swimming ability will not be able to sign up for waterfront for safety reasons. Swim lessons are available to improve a camper’s swimming proficiency. (Campers may retest during the week at the availability of the WSI, though changing registered activity periods 1-4 is not always possible.) If a camper loses his/her wristband during the week, the camper will need to retest before participating in any activity period.

Acceptance

The camp administration reserves the right to reject an applicant and to send home any camper one whose influence is considered injurious to the best interest of the camp and/or campers.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones are not allowed at kids camps. Cell phones should be kept with a parent or turned into the office at registration. If found during camp, the cell phone will be held until departure. Camp Cherokee is not responsible for any held items. A camp phone is provided at specified meal times for calls home.

Camp Store Souvenirs

T-shirts, sweatshirts, and many other items can be purchased at the camp store. Suggested camp store money is $20-$50. Campers are strongly urged to keep personal spending money in the “Camp Bank” for safety purposes. You may also include this amount in your camp fee check and specify its purpose.

Mail Call

Campers love mail! Don’t disappoint your camper. Send your cards and letters early in the week to ensure delivery. Please do not send sweets or candy. Send to: YOUR CAMPER, Camp Cherokee, 433 Gilpin Bay, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. Or e-mail at campcherokee@nyconf.org.

Lost & Found

The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Lost and found is located on the camp office porch. Please label your child’s clothing & personal belongings. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after 3 months.

What to bring to camp:
  • Bible
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Pen/pencil & notebook
  • Soap/shampoo
  • 2 Towels
  • Washcloth
  • Brush/comb
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Flashlight
  • Shoes (sneakers, shower shoes, running shoes)
  • Socks
  • Play Clothes
  • Long pants
    • (required for activities like horses & rock climbing)
  • Closed-toe shoes
    • (required for activities like horses, rock climbing, archery, etc.)
  • Church clothes
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Modest one-piece swimsuit
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Rain gear
  • Coat/jacket/sweatshirt
  • Cash for camp store and offering
  • Camera (optional)
What NOT to bring:
  • Cell Phones
  • Radios/iPods
  • DVD Players/Gaming Devices
  • Fireworks
  • Alcohol/Tobacco/Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Jewelry
  • Clothes that question modesty
  • Bad Attitude

Family Camps

Gibbs Family Camp is for Gibbs family and friends. Please contact us for more information.

Family camps are a wonderful opportunity for the whole family! Come enjoy fresh and healthy meals (that you didn’t have to cook!), leisure activities, engaged recreation, nightly board games, heartfelt chapel programs, and four activity periods filled with fun all over camp.

Cabins and lodge rooms are available as well as trailer hookups and space for tents.

Activities to Enjoy

  • Archery
  • Ceramics
  • Pool Open Swim
  • Horse Riding
  • Sports (Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Pickleball, Ultimate Disc, Basketball)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding
  • Sailing, Wind Surfing
  • Waterfront Activities
    • Boat rides, tubing, sea sled, kneeboard, wake board, ski, & wake surf

Some activities have limited space and will have a signup posted in the cafeteria at breakfast each day.

Family camps are a wonderful opportunity for the whole family! Come enjoy fresh and healthy meals (that you didn’t have to cook!), leisure activities, engaged recreation, nightly board games, heartfelt chapel programs, and four activity periods filled with fun all over camp.

Cabins and lodge rooms are available as well as trailer hookups and space for tents.

Activities to Enjoy

  • Archery
  • Ceramics
  • Pool Open Swim
  • Horse Riding
  • Sports (Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Pickleball, Ultimate Disc, Basketball)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding
  • Sailing, Wind Surfing
  • Waterfront Activities
    • Boat rides, tubing, sea sled, kneeboard, wake board, ski, & wake surf

Some activities have limited space and will have a signup posted in the cafeteria at breakfast each day.

Family camps are a wonderful opportunity for the whole family! Come enjoy fresh and healthy meals (that you didn’t have to cook!), leisure activities, engaged recreation, nightly board games, heartfelt chapel programs, and four activity periods filled with fun all over camp.

Cabins and lodge rooms are available as well as trailer hookups and space for tents.

Activities to Enjoy

  • Archery
  • Ceramics
  • Pool Open Swim
  • Horse Riding
  • Sports (Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Pickleball, Ultimate Disc, Basketball)
  • Rock Climbing
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding
  • Sailing, Wind Surfing
  • Waterfront Activities
    • Boat rides, tubing, sea sled, kneeboard, wake board, ski, & wake surf

Some activities have limited space and will have a signup posted in the cafeteria at breakfast each day.

At Family Camp 3, homeschooling families have the opportunity to come together and build relationships with other families through many activities, games, and adventures together. For more information and to register, please contact us.

Activities to Enjoy

  • Archery
  • Pool Open Swim
  • Horse Riding
  • Sports (Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Pickleball, Ultimate Disc, Basketball)
  • Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle-boarding
  • Sailing, Wind Surfing
  • Waterfront Activities
    • Boat rides, tubing, sea sled, kneeboard, wake board, ski, & wake surf

Some activities have limited space and will have a signup posted in the cafeteria at breakfast each day.

Family Camp Fees

  • Adults: $279
  • Children ages 4-13: $223
  • Children ages 0-3: FREE
Discounts
  • Early Bird: Receive $25 off for paying your account in full by June 1.
  • New York Conference Members: As members of the New York Conference, your family will receive $25 off your total fee!
  • Bring a Family: If you bring a family who has never been to Cherokee before, get $25 off your total fee!
Returned Checks & Credit Cards

There will be a $45 charge for returned checks. If paying by credit card, a 3% surcharge will be added to your balance.

Registration

Check in begins each Sunday at 2:00 p.m. If you arrive before lunch you may join in the noon meal by purchasing a meal ticket for $9.00 per person.

Checkout time is 9:00-10:00 a.m. on the last Sunday of camp week.

Acceptance

The camp administration reserves the right to reject an applicant and to send home any camper one whose influence is considered injurious to the best interest of the camp and/or campers.

Camp Store Souvenirs

T-shirts, sweatshirts, and many other items can be purchased at the camp store. The camp store is located on the chapel porch and will be open after the chapel programs in the mornings and evenings each day (except Friday night).

Lost & Found

The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Lost and found is located on the camp office porch. Please label your clothing & personal belongings. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after 3 months.

What to bring to camp:
  • Bible
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Pen/pencil & notebook
  • Soap/shampoo
  • 2 Towels
  • Washcloth
  • Brush/comb
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Flashlight
  • Shoes (sneakers, shower shoes, running shoes)
  • Socks
  • Play Clothes
  • Long pants
    • (required for activities like horses & rock climbing)
  • Closed-toe shoes
    • (required for activities like horses, rock climbing, archery, etc.)
  • Church clothes
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Modest one-piece swimsuit
  • Warm sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Rain gear
  • Coat/jacket/sweatshirt
  • Cash for camp store and offering
  • Camera (optional)
  • Table games (optional)
What NOT to bring:
  • Fireworks
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Jewelry
  • Clothes that question modesty
  • Bad Attitude