Welcome to Pok-O-MacCready Camps
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Grounded in a century of tradition, Pok-O-MacCready fosters personal growth for children by empowering them to achieve independence, create lifelong friendships, and develop a deep appreciation of the natural world in the Adirondacks and beyond.
Among the 40+ activities offered are: hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing, kayaking, blacksmithing, mountain biking, sailing, sports, swimming, and creative arts. It's location in the Adirondack Park gives it access to hundreds of miles of trails and rivers for both day and overnight trips. Facilities available to every camper include an early 19th century working farm, an indoor rock climbing center, tennis and basketball courts, a street hockey complex, modern horse stables, ball fields, swimming and boating docks, and rustic cabins tucked into the fields and forest. A screen-free, nature-filled setting and small cabin groups promotes social growth, independence and conflict resolution.
Pok-O-MacCready has a variety of accomadations. Our youngest campers are housed in all-season, dormitory-style buildings with multiple rooms and ensuite bathrooms. Each room houses 6-8 campers and a counselor. Older campers move to rustic, stand-alone cabins on the edge of the forest or overlooking the lake. These cabins house 6-8 campers and a counselor. Campers walk from their cabins to a modern, shared restroom. Counselors-in-Training (15 and 16 year olds) move back into shared accomadations with ensuite restrooms.
We operate under a challange-by-choice philosophy in which we give campers the information required to make their own selection of activities. After trying an activity, they have the option of switching to something different. The only mandatory activities are all-camp games and activities designed for specific age-groups. All-camp events include theme-based capture-the-flag, dodgeball, Broadway Musical Night, Swim and Boat Carnival, The Pok-O-Palooza Music and Folk Festival, camp-wide scavenger hunt and relay races, Greek Feast, and many more.
Class activities include:
Day Hikes and Rock-climbing trips
Blacksmithing (ages 12 and up)
Arts and Crafts
Homesteading (Gardening and Baking)
Tutoring as needed.