85 Youngs Road, MerrillNew York 12955
Summer: 518-425-3386
Winter: 607-339-0264

Information for Current Families:

Dates and Tuition

This year Staff Week begins on Friday, June 21st, and camp opens on the weekend of June 29th and 30th and closes on Saturday, August 10th. Tuition is $4,500. There is no refund for late arrival or early withdrawal. Tuition includes all laundry and activity expenses. It does not include transportation to and from camp, train chaperonage, sundries purchased from the office, or medical expenses outside the services provided by the camp health director.


Campers arriving by car can meet us at our docking site in Merrill, just one block off of Route 374. From there, a three-mile boat ride brings them to camp. We have a chaperoned train group from New York’s Penn Station to Plattsburgh, NY where they will be met by senior staff members and driven to Merrill. There is also a chaperoned return train group at the end of the summer. There is a $25 chaperonage fee each way for children traveling by train.

What to Bring & Not to Bring

We encourage campers to bring camera and film, fishing rod and tackle, art supplies, musical instruments, and mask and snorkel. We do not allow aerosols, fireworks, phosphate soaps, candles, electronics, or digital cameras. A full personal equipment list will be provided upon enrollment. Possession and/or use of cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs (other than those prescribed by a physician) is grounds for immediate dismissal from camp.

Guest Visits

Guests are welcome to visit camp any time after the first two weeks and before the last week of camp. Please call at least a day or two in advance, so we know to expect you. Because our meals are planned far in advance and our dining capacity is limited, please bring a picnic lunch. We do not allow pets. We request that all guests, whether arriving under their own power or meeting our motorboat in Merrill, help us maintain the regular daily schedule by arriving from 10-11 am and departing by 4 pm. This allows all the children, including those without visitors, a chance to return to the normal camp routine at the end of the day. Although there are no overnight accommodations at camp, we are glad to offer suggestions on area lodgings.


Mail is sent out and received daily. Campers write home weekly. The children appreciate food packages, but please use discretion when deciding amounts and content. We serve nutritious and hearty meals and discourage junk food. Please do not send chewing gum. Telephone messages may be left on our answering machine. We check messages daily. We check e-mail infrequently when camp is in session. If you need to send something by Federal Express, please be sure to allow delivery without signature as these items are left at our boathouse for us to pick up.


We send out laundry once a week, and it returns a couple of days later. Campers should bring a two-week supply of clothing. Temperatures may range from the high 80s in July to 40s on some August nights. All personal belongings must be labeled with the camper’s full name. We recommend using a Sharpie permanent marker. We suggest that $40 be left on account should the camper need to purchase stationery, stamps, flashlight batteries, a toothbrush, or related items from the office.