Best Residential Camp in New York

Choosing the best New York camp for your child

Camp Schodack, known for its kind, nurturing environment and dedicated, enthusiastic staff, offers a premier summer experience for your child. Choosing a camp involves more than just finding the right facility with the right activities: choosing the best residential camp for your family means finding a camp with experienced, compassionate staff, caring and attentive directors, thoughtfully designed activity schedules and special events, and friendly, wholesome campers! Camp Schodack offers all this a more. For starters, Schodack’s leadership staff consists of passionate, adult professionals who work year-round with children.

Teaching and mentoring children and teenagers as middle and high school coaches and teachers, Schodack’s Leadership Team has a tremendous amount of combined experience working and caring for children, pre-teens and teenagers. Coaching soccer and lacrosse, supervising middle school nature trips, teaching elementary classrooms and working day in and out with a wide variety of populations, Schodack’s Leadership Team is well-versed in the needs of children and in strategies to bring out their highest potential. In keeping with our philosophy of carefully selecting excellent mentors and role models to work with your children, Schodack offers a two- year training program for high schoolers to learn the best practices of summer camp counselors. Offering a comprehensive training program for our staff is one of the reasons Schodack is rated the best – we know what it means to put your child in the care of others, and we consistently earn the love and respect of Schodack families for our attentive, thoughtful care of each and every Schodack camper.

Learn what thousands of families have known for years: Camp Schodack is the best residential sleepaway camp in New York!

An Active, Fun and Unforgettable Summer

Summer camp should be fun above all, filled with engaging activities, enjoyable entertainment, exciting trips and events, and the pure joy of summer pleasures. Swimming in our two, heated pools, waterskiing and boating on a stunning, crystal blue lake, or racing around the bases on our first-rate playing fields are just a few of the ingredients for a perfect summer at camp. Combine that with specialist-led activities, shared, family-style meals, and an abundance of summer camp spirit, and your camper will be wishing camp lasted ten months instead of two!

In addition to the numerous specialty playing fields, horseback riding, go-karting, zip-lining , arts and crafts and watersports that are available every day, Camp Schodack offers weekly trips to local, Upstate New York venues such as waterparks and hiking trails, and optional trips to adventures such as white water rafting and caving. We also take advantage of Upstate New York culture, offering campers the opportunity to attend popular artists spots such as Tanglewood, Jacob’ s Pillow and Mass MoCA, one of New York State’s largest centers for contemporary art in the United States. Camp Schodack offers your family an active, fun and unforgettable summer, situated In the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains in upstate New York.

Staff member preps campers for street hockey game

Friendships Flourish Best at a Residential Camp

Perhaps what’s most appealing about a summer spent at Camp Schodack is the emphasis we place on friendship and comraderie. We believe in the magic of camp, and that “magic” begins with the meticulous planning which allows us to create unparalleled opportunities for campers to develop life-long friends. Campers at Schodack are encouraged to engage with one another in the bunk and on the playing fields, collaborate on fun, bunk activities, skits and songs, and join together in traditions and events designed to create familiarity and unity. Feeling a part of a group and learning to trust one another is an essential ingredient for a magical summer. At Schodack, we believe in the power of friendships, and shape each day and night with special moments intended to bring people together. Ours — which is met with success, summer after summer — is to provide each child with the best summer of his or her life.

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