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Located in the rolling hills of Painted Post, New York, The Y at Watson Woods is proud to be serving the community. We are excited to share that we have expanded on our partnership of five decades with the YMCA. Our property is now The Y at Watson Woods. While our name may have changed, our mission will not. We will continue to serve as the host site of YMCA Camp Watson Wood's Day Camp, as well as a place for longtime guests of the retreat and conference center to hold events for spiritual reflection. Planning is underway to include family and overnight experiences, along with unique group gatherings, weddings and conferences.

We are proud to continue serving the community and look forward to welcoming you, and making new memories for generations to come.

We are situated 10 minutes away from historic downtown Corning, and the Corning Museum of Glass — and 30 minutes to our North, you may enjoy Watkins Glen, the Finger Lakes Wine Trail, and Seneca Lake.  We welcome all people, small and large groups. Our staff will serve you with attention to detail and comfort.



 The YMCA at Watson Woods is proud to be an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited camp. The ACA nationally recognizes camps which meet the highest standards focusing on health, safety, and program quality. 


Watson Exterior


Map your journey to a place of natural beauty in the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Wine Country.

Watson Woods History


Nestled in a valley near Painted Post, NY, is The Y at Watson Woods.  The facility and its mission are the fulfillment of a dream held by a man of remarkable generosity and a great love for people.

Watson Exterior 2


We are excited to continuously provide events for the Painted Post community and beyond.