FAQs

What is Long Lake Adventure Camp all about?

We are a non-competitive sleep away camp for boys and girls 9 to 16 years old (young, tween and teenage campers). We emphasize team spirit and encourage our adventure campers to discover the great outdoors and their inner explorer in a safe and nurturing environment. We make everyday exciting, challenging, memorable, and incredibly fun. We are all about the laughs and smiles that happen every day.

What are the cabins like? Are they safe and comfortable for my child?

Every cabin is fully insulated, has overhead sprinkler systems and exceeds New York’ highest safety standards. Each cabin has beautiful pine walls in the main room and cedar in the modern bathrooms. Campers can hang out on their porch during rest periods and look out over the beautiful Long Lake. Overnight the cabins stay nice and cool. We know with teens and children that cleanliness can be an issue, we make sure the cabins are clean and sanitary every day.  Each morning after breakfast the campers must pass a bunk inspection and prove their bunk is the cleanest.   This adds to the quality of the overall experience that the campers have at Long Lake.

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Where is Long Lake Adventure Camp?  How will my child get there?

We are an up-state New York summer camp, in the middle of the gorgeous Adirondack Park (Long Lake, New York, 12847). We offer a bus service coming from New York City, Westchester, Central New Jersey and Albany. We have many campers from all over the world fly into Albany airport and our most dedicated long time adventure camp staff are their to receive them.

If we live out of state can my child still attend the camp?

Of course! We invite young campers from all over the world to come to our camp, and many do!   Each summer we have about a third of the camp from over seas and the rest of the camp is filled with children from California to New York and everything in between.

Why should we trust you?

We are a third generation family run business that puts our campers first above all. Also, we have 43 years of fun safe summers. The New York Health Department is the strictest in the country and they visit us three times a year. All of our staff undergo extensive background checks and referencing before being hired by us personally. We uphold the best camping practices and pride ourselves on running the safest possible summer camp. Long Lake Camp is all we do, we spend all year making sure we are the best, most caring and responsive to our campers needs.

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Who looks after my child?

The owners live on camp as do the directors. Every bunk has councilors living with the campers. We have 3 registered nurses on call 24 hours a day and our camp doctor is only 5 minutes away. Our unit leaders (unique to Long Lake), are an extra layer of supervision and caring. They ensure parents are kept well informed and that your child is safe, eating well, happy, making friends and getting everything they want from camp.

Can my child call home during the summer?

Yes, your child will call you once a week as will our unit leaders. You are able to call to chat to your child’s unit leader as well. We know an overnight camp can be hard for the parents and would never say you could not speak to your child.  The more a camper talks to his parents the stronger any homesickness will get.  We do ask that you try to hold out and speak to your child on their regular call night, but again we will never say you cannot talk to your child.

Do you offer any other camps for teenagers that aren’t into adventure?

Yes, we have a sister camp called Long Lake Camp For The Arts right next door to our adventure camp. So your travel plans are easy with a camp for all your children’s interests. Please find out more at www.longlakecamp.com

My child is a picky eater, has allergies, is vegetarian or vegan, etc. Will they have something to eat at every meal?

We take great pride in the food served to our adventure campers and make sure every camper eats well.  We cater to most specific diets
and always have something for vegetarians and vegans at every meal.  We can prepare food for almost any camper’s allergies and for
the pickiest of eaters.

Why Is Our Camp the Funnest Camp on Earth?

We specialize in fun – we know that kids just want to have fun. We pride ourselves in our ability to provide have good, clean, wholesome fun. We give kids a lifetime memorable experiences and friendships.  We are aware that playing increases a persons creativity and social skills, we believe our campers really grow and mature while with us.

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Long Lake Performing Arts Camp
If you also have campers who love the fine & performing arts, we have
a spectacular camp next door, Long Lake Camp Adventures!