Adirondack Adventures: Situated on 1500 acres, Camp Gorham provides the perfect setting for all our campers to experience a night of outdoor wilderness camping. Campers stay in cabin groups with their Villages at designated overnight sites on Camp Gorham property. Adirondack Adventure is held on the middle Saturday of each two-week Camp Session. Campers will enjoy various cookout meals during their Adirondack Adventure as well as fun outdoor games and activities.
Creative Activities: YMCA Camp Gorham offers many activities for campers to express themselves creatively. Arts and Crafts: Adirondack: This specialty track will concentrate on Adirondack crafts such as bark frames and watercolor art of the area. Make your own lasting memory of your adventure in the Adirondacks! Arts and Crafts: Traditional: Looking to tie-dye, make a candle or a friendship bracelet? Then this specialty track is for you! Join us to make Gorham classic arts and crafts! Don’t forget to bring items from home to tie-dye or purchase at our camp store! Gorham’s Got Talent: Campers will spend the week practicing their talent and stage presence to perform for camp at the end of the week. Juggling, singing, dancing, magic, or doing a combination of all. We can’t wait for you to show off your talents! Outdoor Cooking: Learn the finer skills of cooking over an open fire and along the way enjoy some delicious foods! You also get to participate in a cooking challenge at the end of week putting all your skills to use!
Land Activities: While we love our lake, we can’t spend all session long in the water. This is why we have a bunch of activities to keep our campers moving on land! Athletics - Sports and Games: Enjoy fun camp activities and the classics in this specialty track like Jumping Pillow Games, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Ultimate Frisbee and many more! Climbing Tower: Our 40-foot tower and zip line are great fun for everyone! Learn climbing then participate in climbing games, timed races, and blindfolded climbs. This track includes a day on our “Flying Squirrel” high ropes element! Campers also enjoy our bouldering wall and work on their climbing skills when you are not on the Tower! Mountain Biking: This great activity allows campers to see much of our 1500-acre property on a mountain bike! After safety instruction, campers will learn skills and ride to scenic locations on our property! Soccer: Enjoy Camp Gorham’s soccer goals and develop your skills throughout the week. You will develop the traditional skills, learn new moves, and have fun playing games! Target Sports: Join us for a week of target sports! This specialty track will try their hand at sling shots, archery, and atlatls. Complete with target practice, a balloon shooting competition and flux-flux arrows! Wilderness Survival: Campers will experience a week of fun and adventure on our property in the Adirondack Wilderness. They will explore camps 1500 acres by GPS, learn and plan games in and around the forest. Camouflage, tracking, shelter building and learning the rules of survival are just a few of the fun activities in this specialty track.
Waterfront Activities: We put our private lake to good use with a variety of activities. Canoeing and Kayaking: Get out on Darts Lake in our canoes! Learn proper technique and then play tons of games such as Battleship, Ladders, and obstacle courses. Fishing: Fishing on an Adirondack Lake! Learn knots and techniques to catch fish while fishing from shore, row boats and a pontoon boat using live bait and lures. SUP - Stand Up Paddleboards: Get a great view of Darts Lake as you paddle board! This class will teach technique and provide fun games for all who enjoy! Swimming Olympics: In this fun new swimming class campers will play a different game each day, some of which are on our fun and exciting water toys! At the end of the week the class will come together and participate in the Gorham Swimming Olympics with fun goofy events all over the waterfront. Sailing: Our 400-acre lake is the perfect location to learn to sail or improve your skills. Our instructors will teach best practices and then the fun will begin!