Watercolor of newt

“Camp Treetops has been in existence for a century, but is just as relevant—and certainly even more necessary—than it was the summer it first opened its outdoors to children in 1921. It was ahead of its time then, as it welcomed boys and girls of diverse religions and backgrounds, and gave those children a safe but adventurous environment to take risks and learn and grow. Today, it is still ahead of its time. While the rest of the world became enamored with technology at its own expense, Camp Treetops remained tucked in the high peaks of the Adirondacks all along, giving anyone who steps onto its property—a group that thankfully has included myself and my three children—a community of like minded people who appreciate a place where one can simply work, play, and breathe.”

Jane Mason
CTT staff 87-89, 11-16, parent 11-16

Please join us for one of our many regional events for alumni, friends and families.  While Friends’ Weekend offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones, we also hope to see you in cities large and small over the course of the year.

Every year generous donors allow us to make summers at Camp Treetops possible for campers now and in the future. Gifts to the Annual Fund provide scholarship assistance, support staff salaries, and underwrite day-to-day operations—from feed for the animals to climbing gear to art supplies. Capital and endowment gifts allow for large-scale, long-term improvements and help preserve the fiscal health of the institution.

Treetops alumni, parents, and friends also provide additional much-needed volunteer support. By encouraging people to attend Friends’ Weekend or hosting an alumni event in one’s hometown, volunteerism plays a vital role. If you have an idea to share or want to volunteer, please contact the Camp Treetops Advancement Office at or 518-523-9329.

Celebrating 100 Summers

Camp Treetops Archival Short Films