If your child is planning a future trip to Lake Champion or is currently staying here, we want you to have the information you need to rest easy while he or she is in our care. There are many activities at camp in which your child may be participating. Whether they are conquering our challenge ropes course, playing in the pool complex or spending time in the game room, their safety is our top concern.

What to Bring

  • Hangout at camp clothes
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Bathing suit and beach towel
  • At least one pair long pants for some activities
  • Messy outfit (that can be thrown out)
  • Spending money for snack bar and store
  • Warmer clothes for cold evenings
  • Close-toed shoes for some activities
  • One themed outfit (ask your Young Life leader)
  • Toiletries
  • Rain jacket
  • Camera (not a phone)
  • Medications (if needed)


Young Life and Lake Champion maintain the highest level of safety and standards in operation of all of our activities at camp.

All of Lake Champion's challenge course elements (ropes course, climbing wall, giant swing, zip lines) are inspected annually by a registered Preferred Vendor Member of The Association of Challenge Course Technology. All elements are operated and supervised by our staff who have been fully trained and certified to do so, ensuring your child's comfort and safety.

Lake Champion's mountain bike and waterfront programs are also facilitated by trained and experienced staff. Your child will be in good hands while at Lake Champion.

In the event of an unexpected accident, there is always a qualified and trained medical professional on call to tend to your child's needs. Lake Champion also follows all of Young Life's national safety procedures in the event of an accident, so we are prepared for any scenario.


We welcome kids of all abilities to our camps. At Lake Champion, all of our main buildings are accessible to strollers or wheelchairs, and we have a handful of cabins that are designed to be accessible (special housing needs may be requested by your child's trip leader).

Walkways around camp are paved. We will also do our best to help every guest participate in activities. We want every kid to have the best week of their life when they come to camp!

Contacting Your Child


Emergency Number: 845-981-9713



Physical and Mailing Address:

247 Mohican Lake Rd.
Glen Spey, NY 12737 

Office Hours

Summer Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ​ ​ ​ ​ Every Day

School Year Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ​ ​ ​ ​ Monday through Friday ​

Sign Up for Camp

For summer and weekend camps, all spots are given out to individual Young Life areas and retreat groups. These areas and groups fill their allocated spots with students from their local town. If you are interested in attending camp or finding out how to send your child to Young Life camp, contact your local Young Life office. They might not be attending camp at Lake Champion, but they most likely have a trip planned to one of Young Life's other fabulous properties! To find the Young Life office nearest to you, go here: younglife.org/find

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