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Through one-week sessions, our campers go on fantastic summer journey's together and bond through new experiences at camp!

Kids around fire roasting marshmallows


Camp Gorham lets children grow and explore, develop skills and independence surrounded by a community of friends that will last a lifetime.

Wilderness Lakes Lodge in the Snow


Camp Gorham is an ideal location for family breaks, outdoor clubs, reunions, group retreats, or people just looking to get away.

Gorham Family Camp


Being in the center of the Adirondacks on 1,500 acres of private land, and a 400-acre private lake, going outside is an easy thing to do. 




YMCA Camp Gorham provides the opportunity for children from all backgrounds to come together and unplug and connect. Through the camp experience your camper will become more resilient, develop decision-making skills, and challenge their comfort level in a structured, safe environment – emerging with a positive sense of self and confidence in “who” they are. The camp experience is proven to enhance social intelligence through achievement, independence, friendship and belonging. 

INDEPENDENCE: Camp life gives every camper the chance to shine by allowing them to be responsible for making decisions as well as taking care of themselves.

BELONGING: Camp offers something for everyone and everyone has something to offer camp. Our community at Camp Gorham provides an opportunity for children to be part of Camp, part of the magic that is Camp Gorham.

ACHIEVEMENT: Camp Gorham’s activities help campers to not only achieve age appropriate standards in each area but help campers to feel a personal sense of accomplishment through trying and learning new things.

FRIENDSHIP: Camp provides a place where children can meet others from diverse backgrounds and form friendships that will last a lifetime.

Benefits of Camp


Camp is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Through community living, invigorating programs, and rich social experiences, a child’s whole being is stimulated at camp. It is with the balance of fun and responsibility that a great summer camp experience unfolds for our campers and you as a staff member. Living the G.O.R.H.A.M. way makes a great counselor! Being Giving, Optimistic, Responsible and respectful, Helpful, Adventurous, Motivated.

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Armed Services

YMCA Camp Gorham has a history of serving the men and women who serve our country and their families. The YMCA of Greater Rochester Association is also proud to be a part of the Armed Services YMCA Movement, providing memberships for Active Duty Military Members. YMCA Camp Gorham is also one of 17 sites in the nation to host Camp Corral. Camp Corral is a free summer camp for children of wounded, disabled, or fallen military service members.



At YMCA Camp Gorham we strongly believe that every child deserves a camping experience and are thankful for the generous support of our many donors each year who help us make this dream come true for hundreds of campers each year. Please join us as a Sustaining Member of YMCA Camp Gorham by making a gift today. Gifts can be made online today or forwarded to us at the Camp Office. Gifts of all amounts make a difference.