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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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