Our beautiful field is a favorite place on camp for boys and girls of all ages. Used alternately for softball and baseball, our facility is the perfect place to have a catch, try for a home run over the fence, or play a multi-inning game. Our field is also home to one of our favorite alumni events, The Mark Offitzer Cup, and many pitching, hitting and fielding competitions throughout the summer.

Our waterfront activities on beautiful, 370-acre Burden Lake are a highlight of our campers’ summers. All campers at Schodack learn to ski and lake activities are a foundation of our camp program. Our three inboard Malibu boats provide countless hours of waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding. With kayaks, canoes, fishing, 4-person paddleboats, paddle boards and body boards – our seven waterfront instructors provide a safe, fun and active program.

Lovers of soccer will have their passion well catered to at Schodack. We have two magnificent fields (one professionally-lit for night play), which serve as great facilities for campers to improve their skills. Soccer is one of the key sports of our Ultra-Leagues, an intra-camp sports league that provides fun and competition for campers who choose to participate.

Campers love riding in our horse corral and on trails through the 60 beautiful acres of our own private woods. We have ten horses and three specialized instructors that make for an exciting and popular western riding program. Campers can help with the grooming and care of the horses and can also choose to go on extended lunch rides for an afternoon picnic.

Our golf instructor helps campers learn the fundamentals of golf on our 300-yard driving range and our challenging 9-hole pitch and putt course. Golf enthusiasts who have practiced their skills on our regular trips off camp to the local Evergreen Country Club keenly contest our “Masters Tournament” every summer.

Between riding on our challenging obstacle course and traversing our many acres of camp terrain, some campers even learn how to ride a bike for the first time. We also travel to beautiful state parks in the local area to go on daylong mountain bike rides for particularly enthusiastic riders.

A tremendously fun and exhilarating activity! The excitement of our 4-acre dirt track and the challenge of learning basic driving skills leaves campers wanting to go again and again! Our “Scho”-karts provide a lot of excitement and entertainment at an activity that is not easy to take part in at home!

Our state-of-the-art high ropes course is an exciting challenge! Campers climb through the space loops, hustle up the giant ladder and develop confidence and team-building skills as they tackle these and other stimulating, high ropes elements. Our five specially- trained ropes staff facilitate this activity.

It takes teamwork to get everyone over “The Wall” – one of our 5 creatively utilized low ropes elements. Our low ropes course is a fun and active way for campers to work as a team and strengthen communication skills. Our five specially-trained ropes staff facilitate this activity.

This gorgeous, open-air space, with tiered seating is home to outdoor theater productions, all-camp get-togethers, and “Fire Circle” which is a wonderful tradition where campers publicly acknowledge each other’s positive actions. This woodsy, outdoor setting is a favorite place for campers and staff.
Playhouse
Each summer our beautiful Playhouse sees a complete Broadway musical, a full Theatrical revue and the amazing Schodack tradition of three performance events called “The Triple Crown”. Decades of wonderful performances and amazing camp memories ring within the walls of this building.
Arts and Crafts
Campers love our expansive Arts and Crafts complex. Our 4 specialty staff, led by two professional art teachers, set up multiple stations with a variety of projects for our campers. Our Arts room is always a beehive of activity with jewelry making, pottery, glasswork, woodworking and much more!
Music Room
Our brand new, air-conditioned, soundproofed music room is where campers go to rock out! Filled with all sorts of instruments, campers who play music love to use this space with their friends and our music counselor.

Our seven hard courts are home to our very popular tennis program. Local tennis pro Tom Bain leads three excellent instructors who teach at all levels of the game and are sure to improve your child’s skills with group or individual lessons. Our regular tournaments are a great opportunity for campers to participate at a high level and get some fun competition.

Our air-conditioned health center is staffed by our pediatrician, team of 6 nurses and health center coordinator. Our health center staff are attentive and sensitive to the needs of each camper and are always highly communicative with parents whenever necessary. Health and safety are top priorities for us at Schodack.

Our golf instructor helps campers learn the fundamentals of golf on our 300-yard driving range and our challenging 9-hole pitch and putt course. Golf enthusiasts who have practiced their skills on our regular trips off camp to the local Evergreen Country Club keenly contest our “Masters Tournament” every summer

This beautifully designed, 9500 sq. ft. all-enclosed field house serves many functions at camp. Primarily an indoor basketball court and ping-pong facility, it also acts as a favorite activity center for rainy days and night activities. New York and New England campers continue to debate which of their hometown arenas “The Garden” is named after.

Given the national popularity of the sport, we have expanded our lacrosse program for beginners and more experienced players alike. Whether it’s learning the basics or playing a full-on competitive game (with complete equipment), our designated lacrosse field provides the perfect space.

Our bright, airy and newly-renovated bunks are beautiful with lots of windows, ceiling fans and great ventilation. Each bunk has modern, private bathrooms and individual showers, which are professionally cleaned daily, plenty of storage and hanging space for campers’ belongings. The cabins vary in size and configuration and have large, beautiful wooden porches with built-in benches.

Campers love our 300-yard zip line! The first step off the platform makes your heart beat faster…then it’s smooth sailing as you glide above our beautiful camp grounds.

Our bright, airy and newly-renovated bunks are beautiful with lots of windows, ceiling fans and great ventilation. Each bunk has modern, private bathrooms and individual showers, which are professionally cleaned daily, plenty of storage and hanging space for campers’ belongings. The cabins vary in size and configuration and have large, beautiful wooden porches with built-in benches.

Welcome Center and Game Room
The Welcome Center is an inviting meeting place for visitors to Schodack and showcases pictures of thousands of campers and counselors from our historic past. In the rear of the building is our Game Room, a friendly gathering spot which houses ping-pong tables, air-hockey, quiet board games such as chess and checkers, a comfy reading area and a small library.
 
Gymnastics
Our dedicated gymnastics staff makes their activity fun in our open-air gymnastics pavilion. Our program focuses on floor, vaulting, uneven bars, balance beam and obstacle course routines!

One of the most historic and nostalgic buildings on camp, the Rec Hall includes our  beautiful dance studio where campers learn routines from all disciplines of dance including jazz, ballet and hip hop. The Rec Hall is also a perfect space for yoga instruction, night activities and rainy day events. Also, look to the rafters to see decades of Schodack tradition symbolized in the majestic hand-painted Tribals plaques, dating back to the early days of Schodack.

Our whole camp community meets here before every meal to acknowledge camper achievements and make announcements about upcoming events. This has been a favorite gathering spot since 1957!

We bring the Olympics to camp with this enjoyable, fast-paced sport! Team Handball is an easy game for all ages to learn and play.

Every basketball court at Schodack is a hot spot! We have pick-ups games, leagues and first-rate instruction going on all the time at our two main outdoor courts, our smaller Junior Camp court and in our indoor field house. Basketball is a key sport in our more competitive, optional Ultra-Leagues program.

One-timer…slapshot…goal! Our fully enclosed, regulation-sized street hockey rink is a great place for campers to hone their skills and play competitive games. This lit facility allows the more avid players additional opportunities to play.

The thrill of a straight shot right into the center of the target! Archery is one of those activities that most children experience only at camp. Following the American Archery Association guidelines, campers have ample opportunity to become really good archers at Schodack through guided lessons and on-site Archery competitions.

Well-known outside of America (there’s even an International Championship Tournament held annually in Europe!) gaga has fast become a beloved game among Schodack campers. Players of all ages and abilities love this fast-paced, easy-to-learn activity. The game moves quickly, and loud cheers can always be heard around the octagonal gaga courts.

This is an immensely popular area specifically designated for our younger campers. Age-appropriate facilities such as junior-sized basketball hoops, a “juniors-only” gaga-court, four square and multiple tetherball courts create an inviting play area for our youngest boys and girls.

In our 2 heated pools, quality swim instruction takes place almost every day for younger campers and every other day for older groups. Six Certified Waterfront Instructors provide individual and small group American Red Cross Instruction. Campers also enjoy free swim, night swim under the lights, intercampus swim meets and water basketball lifeguarding.

Few experiences are more memorable than a star-lit evening spent with your bunkmates and counselors making s’mores, telling camp stories and singing songs around a crackling bonfire. This is a regularly scheduled night activity for all age groups and a cherished Schodack tradition.

Bump…Set…Spike! Kick off your shoes and let our volleyball counselor lead you in games and fun activities to teach you this great team sport. Our regulation-sized sand volleyball court is the perfect place to gain basic skills or play a more competitive game.

Our 5-sided, state-of-the-art climbing tower allows 10 campers at a time to climb safely according to their own comfort and ability level! Our five specially-trained ropes staff facilitate this activity.

Nestled in our private woods, all campers have the option of spending a night under the stars at our campsite. For many campers, the experience of creating a campfire, cooking their own meal, making s’mores and telling stories before sleeping in comfortable tents is a highlight of the summer. These overnights are led by our specially-trained hiking/adventure staff who also guide expeditions through our property and nearby state parks.

Campers rave about our dining hall and food options! From buffet breakfasts to our all-camp, family-style lunches and dinners, our Dining Hall offers a multitude of delicious options including salad bars, pasta bars, deli sandwich, soup options, and fresh fruit stations – all in addition to the main dishes being served to the tables! We are also completely nut free and accommodate campers with special dietary needs such as gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian.

Our 300-ft waterslide is one of our most popular spots. You can hear the laughter all over camp as campers go whizzing down!

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  • Amphitheater
  • Archery
  • Baseball / Softball Fields
  • BasketBall Courts
  • Boy Bunks
  • Campfire
  • Camping
  • Climbing Tower
  • Dining Hall
  • Flag Pole
  • Gaga
  • Girls Bunks
  • Go Karts
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Health Center
  • High Ropes Course
  • Horse Corral
  • Jr Camp Playground
  • Lacrosse Field
  • Low Ropes Course
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pitch & Putt Golf Course
  • Playhouse & Arts and Crafts & Music Room
  • Pools
  • Rec Hall
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Street Hockey
  • Team Handball
  • Tennis
  • The Garden
  • Waterfront
  • Waterslide
  • Welcome Center, Game Room, Gymnastics
  • Zipline