Saturday, March 21, 2020

Eagle Island Welcoming Overnight Campers

Eagle Island Camp summer campEagle Island, Inc.has announced that registration is open for Girls’ Overnight Camp on its private 30-acre island on Upper Saranac Lake. This program is for girls entering 5th through 9th grades. Programs are built on the mission to inspire and empower girls and young women to be confident, collaborative, and courageous.

Building on the success of 2019, Eagle Island is again offering All-Gender Day Camp to provide local youth with an island adventure option right after school lets out for summer vacation. There will be two one-week sessions of Day Camp, and this year each week will include an optional one-night overnight stay.

Both programs offer a balance of structured and unstructured programming while maintaining a high ratio of qualified and interactive staff to campers under the leadership of Katrina Dearden, Camp Director.

Activities include: sailing, swimming, nature exploration, arts and crafts, team building, paddle sports, survival skills, and more in a unique wooded island setting.

Arts and crafts will be held on the historic Boathouse porch overlooking the lake with Ampersand and Stony Creek mountains in the distance, while survival skills such as shelter building will use found resources under the majestic trees.

All camp programs take advantage of the natural beauty of the island as well as the historic Family Cabin, Main Lodge, Covered Walkway, and octagonal Dining Room, all built in Adirondack Great Camp style.

All-Gender Day Camp for youth entering grades 3 to 6, $375/week
Session 1: June 29–July 3
Session 2: July 6–July 10
Each week includes an optional one-night overnight stay.

Girls’ Overnight Camp for youth entering grades 5 to 9, $850/week
Session 1: July 12–July 17
Session 2: July 19–July 24
Register for both weeks and stay the weekend (July 17-July 19) for free.

Financial assistance is available for all youth programs.

More information about Eagle Island Camp, its programs, employment opportunities, and history, is available on their website.

Photo of Eagle Island Camp summer camp provided.

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2 Responses

  1. Paula Michelsen, Exec Director says:

    Eagle Island COVID-19 Update

    The safety of our entire community is and always has been our top priority. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following recommendations from the federal, state, and local authorities and, if necessary, will take steps to safeguard our community, including visitors to the island.

    We will make appropriate and reasonable alterations to our programs as the situation develops. If you register or have registered for a camp session that is cancelled due refunds in full will be provided.

  2. Paula Michelsen, Exec Director says:

    Eagle Island COVID-19 Update

    The safety of our entire community is and always has been our top priority. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following recommendations from the federal, state, and local authorities and, if necessary, will take steps to safeguard our community, including visitors to the island.

    We will make appropriate and reasonable alterations to our programs as the situation develops. If you register or have registered for a camp session that is cancelled refunds full will be provided.

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