Leaving Camp for a trip on the water introduces children to remote natural beauty. Adirondack lakes and rivers offer opportunities for a wide variety of trips, ranging from a sailing day trip to an overnight canoeing expedition. Boating adventures may include:

  • a leisurely paddle on the Raquette River
  • a sailing adventure to a remote island on Lower Saranac Lake
  • a five-day canoe trip with multiple portages, such as a 25-mile journey from Lows Lower Dam to Lake Lila.

After learning the required skills in Camp, as well as the proper care for boating equipment, campers are eligible for day and overnight trips off the property. Campers learn at their own pace, accepting greater challenges when they are ready and willing. Experienced trip leaders with advanced proficiencies in canoeing, kayaking, or sailing guide campers every step of the way.

Whether they are canoeing, kayaking, or sailing, all campers develop confidence and competence as they learn to:

  • steer a sailboat
  • paddle into a headwind
  • carry canoes over long portages.