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Camp Little Notch

An inspiring Summer Camp for Girls in the Adirondack Mountains.

Camp Little Notch (CLN) is a magical forest located at the base of the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Situated on 2300 acres of pristine wilderness, including an 80-acre private lake, CLN provides the perfect setting for outdoor adventure, personal growth, new friendships, and community building.

For 70 years—from 1939 to 2008—the Girl Scouts owned and operated Camp Little Notch (CLN) as a summer camp for girls. In 2008, the Girl Scout Council decided to close CLN and sell the property. Upon learning of the impending sale, an energetic group of former campers and staff—who believed CLN could and should reopen—formed Friends of Camp Little Notch (Friends of CLN), the non-profit organization that now operates CLN. Friends of CLN successfully conserved the property through a relationship with the Open Space Institute (OSI), eventually raising enough money to purchase the property from OSI in January 2015.

Generations of campers spent many life-changing summers at CLN. Many of them are still connected to CLN and are members of Friends of Camp Little Notch. CLN quietly waited since 2008 to welcome campers back to its magical forest and the dedicated volunteers, generous supporters, CLN community, Friends of CLN Board of Directors, staff, and members made this dream a reality! Camp Little Notch reopened to campers in 2012.

Camp Little Notch is a place where all girls can belong! Campers are grouped by similar age and discover their strengths and unique voices as we support them through the transition to adulthood. Camp Little Notch connects girls of diverse backgrounds with each other, positive mentors, and the land. We provide opportunities to develop responsibility, resourcefulness, wellness, creativity, and teamwork skills. Activities include swimming, canoeing, sailing, team building, ropes course, yoga, creek walks, wildlife observation, hiking, outdoor cooking, arts and crafts, music, and overnight camp-outs.