Trip/Event Planner


For more than 60 years, Young Life has set the standard by building state-of-the-art, comfortable, well-designed facilities that reflect God’s glorious creation. At Lake Champion we offer outstanding lodging, amenities and personalized service at competitive and affordable rates. Watch the Lake Champion video to learn more about the camp.

The willing and able property staff here at Lake Champion is excited to help plan and host your next retreat.

Lake Champion is capable of meeting the needs of a variety of guest group sizes and ministry purposes.  Whether you are considering an intimate pastoral getaway or a 600 person retreat, our staff is ready to partner with you. 


Lake Champion gladly accepts reservations for your group, except between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the camp exclusively hosts Young Life groups.

There are three levels of booking: 


  • Exclusive use group (375+)
  • Primary group (200+), 
  • Secondary group (50-200) 
Lake Champion reserves the right to book secondary groups on weekends when there is no exclusive-use group.


If you are interested in checking dates for your group to join a camp provided by Lake Champion, please contact the Lake Champion office.


  • Free Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub (year round)
  • Free Internet Access
  • Small Workout Room
  • Complimentary Coffee stations (available all day)
  • No Gratuities Added
  • Free A/V & Meeting Space

Venue Uses

  • Conferences
  • Training events
  • Educational retreats
  • Women's retreats, 
  • Men's Retreats, 
  • College retreats
  • High school retreats
  • Junior high retreats
  • Ski trips
  • Staff retreats, etc. (restricted to non‐profit groups such as churches, parachurch organizations, schools, and other 501(c)(3) organizations)

Alcohol Policy

  • Alcohol is not permitted on the premises ​​​

Need To Know

Camp Capacity

Lake Champion has accommodations for 696 people:
  • 480 in the six camper lodges
  • 116 in Fox Run
  • 52 in Eagle Point
  • 14 in the Lake House
  • 6 in Springbrook
  • 6 in Pine Bush
These numbers do not include putting extra mattresses in rooms.



Special Diet Request

If you are coming to Lake Champion and need to request a special diet please complete this request form.

Seasonal Dates:

  • Season Open: Labor Day
  • Season Close: Memorial Day


Lake Champion is located in the Southern Catskill Mountians, about two hours northwest of New York City.


Group Size:

  • Exclusive use: 375+ paying guests
  • Primary use: 200+ paying guests (sets the schedule and housing for the retreat)
  • ​Secondary use: 50-200 paying guests (you will be matched up with a Primary use group)




Pricing is based on your group's needs and varies according to:

  • The number of people in your group
  • The number of nights you will spend at camp
  • Catered and dining room meals.

Booking Contact Info:

Young Life Lake Champion
247 Mohican Lake Rd
Glen Spey, NY 12737
Phone: 845-856-6871
Fax: 845-856-6873

Smaller Groups

A number of weekends during the school season at Lake Champion are run by the Princeton Institute for Youth Ministry (PIYM). PIYM offers opportunities for smaller groups to enjoy weekends together at Lake Champion. A large number of these smaller groups are church youth groups. If you're interested in joining a PIYM weekend, please contact the Lake Champion office.

Contact Us

Lake Champion
247 Mohican Lake Rd
Glen Spey, NY, 12737

CALL US: (845) 856-6871
FAX: (845) 856-6873

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