Adirondack Woodcraft Camps

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Adirondack Woodcraft Camps features 100 years of tradition and character wrapped into a residential camp program that was founded in 1925. We have an emphasis on outdoor leadership and wilderness living skills with the six million acre Adirondack Park as our playground. At home activities include kayaking, canoeing, swimming, mountain biking, arts & crafts, sports, rock climbing, high ropes course, archery, rifelry and so much more. Every age group will participate in the planning and enjoyment of day-long and overnight wilderness trips. The challenge and length of the trips grow along with their age and skill level. We start with one night overnights for our seven year old campers and work up to five day backpacking and canoeing trips with our teens.

Campers thrive in a safe, fun, non-competitive family atmosphere where they build resilience, grow in courage and learn to care for themselves, each other and the natural world around them. Come enjoy our 260 acres of pristine Adirondack land, lakes and rivers!


Dining Hall - historic building where whole camp east at same time
Long House - historic recreation hall and games building, stage, and indoor campfire
Health Center - with housing for nurse and beds for sick campers
14 Cabins - 3 season screened in that sleep 6 campers and one staff with lights and electricity
4 Bathhouses - Home for showers, toilets and sinks in each living area
2 cabins for younger campers - each house 10-20 and have bathroom facilities within the cabin
10 Staff Cabins - where our sr and administrative staff live
Private Lake - called Kan-Ac-To where we do all of our boating activities Waterfront - on Kan-Ac-To where we do swimming, water trampoline, rope swing high and low diving boards
Ropes Course 10+ elements high in the Hemlock trees
Climbing Wall - 3 sided 30 foot tower
Zip Line - 300 ft of excitement
Soccer field
Basketball court
Baseball field
Tennis and Pickle ball courts
Sand Volleyball court
Gaga Court
Ping Pong tables
Archery Range
Rifelry Range
Art and Crafts Pavilion and individual art buildings
Nature and Science classroom
260 Acres or land including 10 KM of biking and hiking trails
Direct Access to the Moose River which allows for 5 mile canoeing trip right from the camp property

Shared Bedrooms

Max 6 campers per room

Separate Bathrooms

Non-ensuite bathrooms


Dining Room
Arts room
Science room
Games Room
Tennis Court
Soccer Court
Basketball Court
Volleyball Court
Baseball field


Instructional Swimming
Distance Swimming
Paddle Boarding
Row Boating
High Ropes Course
Climbing wall
Zip lines
Mountain Biking
Orienteering / Map and Compass
Outdoor Leadership and Camp Skills
Nature and Science
Pickle Ball
Beach Volleyball
Frisbee Golf
Ping Pong
Arts and Crafts
Group Games and Special Events
Day trips - hiking, canoeing, mountain biking
Overnight trips either backpacking or canoe packing

Academic Courses

Tutoring available upon request


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  1. MB Barber (Hingham, MA)
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    Such a wonderful camp! Truly special and above and beyond my expectations. Our daughter went for the first time last year and it was delightful to see how much she grew and developed in her time there. Your child will feel that level of attention to detail from activities, councillors, how the camp is organised, and how the campers are cared for – and cared about. Even the food is amazingly fresh and delicious. Our daughter loved her day-long canoe trip and hiking trip so much and felt so great about her accomplishments from going through these experiences.

  2. Susan & William Gables (New York, NY)
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    We have had our kids attend Woodcraft each of the last 6 summer and I can honestly say that each year the children we pick up at the end of the summer are significantly more self confident and knowledgeable than the children we dropped off at the start

  3. Ben & Laura Cohen (Syracuse, NY)
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    We looked at dozens of camps boasting everything from computers to go-carts but the more we looked the more we were attracted to the sincerity and traditional programs at Woodcraft. When our daughter Eliza sent us her first ecstatic post card describing in vivid detail the wonder and pride she felt after climbing her first mountain, we knew that we had made the right choice.

  4. Laura Sullivan (West Windsor, NJ)
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    My daughter went to this camp for the first time this summer and absolutely loved it. She will definitely be going back next summer. The camp directors Christina and Doug Bartlett never tire in their efforts to make the campers happy and safe! My daughter bonded with her cabin friends and her counselors very quickly. When I picked her up after her 2 week Rookie program she was in tears – not wanting to leave her new friends. I am so happy that she found someplace where she felt so comfortable. She raves about her experiences such as camping out, earning badges and the water front activities but also loved the food. It is a well rounded positive experience for kids. We love Woodcraft!

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How to get to there

Address: Adirondack Woodcraft Camps, 285 Woodcraft Rd, Old Forge, NY 13420, United States
Closest Airport: Albany
Airport Pickup: Albany International and Newark Liberty International

Things to know

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are offered if you do not attend

Covid Measures

We take every precaution to keep our staff and campers safe happy and healthy.

Health & Safety

There is a camp Nurse on site and emergency services available if needed. Our health center does have overnight accomodations if a campers or staff are ill and need to be isolated from the rest of camp until well.

Staff & Student Ratio

1 to 4

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