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.

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. The camper will still need to go through registration lines to sign up for activity classes.

Kid’s Camp Registration FormsFamily Camp Registration Forms

Pre-Registration & Early Bird Discount:

Youth Camps Fees:
  • $404 per child per week.
  • For members of the New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church $379.

Check with local Seventh-day Adventist Churches for kid’s camp sponsorships.

Family Camps Fees:
  • Adults are $279
  • Ages 4-13 are $223
  • Ages 0-3 are free.
  • New York Conference members will receive a $25 discount off the total cost for the family.

To expedite registration, a $25 discount will be given to all campers or families who pay their account in full for the week by June 1.

If after June 1, you may pay in full or the $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot. Place each child’s name, camp, and date on your check.

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

Application Confirmation

Those who apply at least two weeks prior to a selected camp will receive written confirmation of acceptance and will have a reserved spot. Applications received less than two weeks prior to the desired camp will only be notified if space is not available.

Bring a New Camper and Save

If your camper brings a friend who has never been to Cherokee before, you get $15 off your camp cost! (Maximum discount $45).

There is also a $10 discount for additional family members and additional weeks. Family Campers who bring a new family will receive a $25 discount.


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.

Important Information

Camp Store Souvenirs

T-shirts 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

Lost and Found

The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after 3 months. Make sure to mark all clothing.

What to Bring
  • Bible
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • pen/pencil
  • camera (optional),
  • soap
  • 2 towels
  • washcloth
  • brush/comb
  • chapstick
  • sunscreen
  • shoes
  • socks
  • play clothes
  • long pants for horses (for horseback riding)
  • closed toe shoes(for horseback riding)
  • church clothes
  • underwear
  • pajamas
  • modest one-piece swimsuit
  • warm sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • flashlight
  • bug repellent
  • cash for store purchases and offering
  • rain gear
  • coat/jacket.

Please mark all items with your name.

What NOT to Bring
  • Cell phones
  • radio
  • iPods
  • DVD players
  • gaming devices
  • fireworks
  • alcohol
  • tobacco
  • drugs
  • weapons
  • jewelry
  • clothes that question modesty
  • bad attitude
Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones are not allowed at kid’s camp. 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 Office

Before June 15, call (315) 469-6921. During Camp, sessions call (518) 891-3520. Please write or e-mail your camper rather than call.


We appreciate your interest in Camp Cherokee. You are invited to visit the camp any Sunday throughout the summer. Midweek visits are discouraged and should be made by prearrangement only. Should you desire to take a camper from the camp program, prior clearance must be made with the camp director. Meal price for drop-in visitors is $9.00. Overnight accommodations are not guaranteed.