Friday, April 12, 2019

Registration Open For Malone YMCA’s Camp Akalaka

Camp Akalaka classesRegistration is now open for the Camp Akalaka in Malone, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, from July 1st to August 30th.

Cornell Cooperative Extension has been partnering with the Malone YMCA to provide the day camp in Malone, which is open to ages 5-12.

Each day campers participate in large group games, team-building and leadership initiatives, get swimming lessons along with free swim, and spend 1-2 hours each day in the class of their choice. Campers will have free time throughout the day to engage in both physical activity, quiet play, or both. Campers also take a weekly field trip, typically on Wednesdays. A few of the trips include the Nicandri nature center, mini golf in Potsdam, the adventure course at Camp Overlook in Mountain View, and more.

Camp Akalaka offers the opportunity to “enroll” in week-long curricula. Each camper chooses from several daily 1-2 hour lessons to participate in each week. Eight new classes are being offered this year for a total of 21 choices throughout the summer. Campers sign up for a different curriculum for each week during registration. A list of all classes and descriptions can be found on the Camp Akalaka website.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily. Cost of day camp this year is $135 for 1 child per week, $225 for 2 children per week, and $295 for 3 children per week. Class sizes are limited. Campers must be registered before planned attendance to guarantee participation.

You can sign up on their website.  In person registration and payment is available at the Cornell Cooperative Extension office or the YMCA in Malone.

For questions or concerns contact the CCE office at (518) 483-7403 or or the Malone YMCA at (518) 483-2354 or email

Photo of Camp Akalaka campers provided.

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