About Camp Little Notch


Camp Little Notch (CLN) is an inspiring summer camp for girls in the Adirondack Mountains with year-round community events. CLN is owned and operated by Friends of Camp Little Notch, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2010.

A magical forest located at the base of the Adirondacks in upstate New York, Camp Little Notch is situated on 443 acres of pristine wilderness, including an 80-acre private lake providing 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 as a summer camp for girls. In 2008, the Girl Scout council decided to close the camp 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). Friends of CLN successfully conserved the property through a relationship with the Open Space Institute (OSI), reopened camp in 2012, and eventually raised enough money to purchase the property from OSI in January 2015.

The dream of welcoming campers back to this magical forest was made possible by the dedicated volunteers, generous supporters, CLN community, Friends of CLN Board of Directors, staff, and members. Generations of campers spent life-changing summers here and many are still connected to CLN as members of Friends of Camp Little Notch.

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. 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, overnight camp-outs, and so much more!

New to Little Notch? Want to stop by and see it for yourself? You are welcome to come on your own or with family and friends to a free Open House, held most Sundays, noon to 5:00 p.m., May 28 through June 25, and August 20 through October 1 (excluding September 17). Bring a picnic, tour the camp, and enjoy the beauty and serenity of CLN. Staff will be ready to greet you and show you the magic of Camp Little Notch.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email info@camplittlenotch.org.