At Little Notch, we help our campers find their strengths and unique voice, and support them wherever they aare in their journey to adulthood. CLN connects girls of diverse backgrounds, with each other, positive mentors, and the land. We provide our campers with opportunities to cultivate their resourcefulness, wellness, teamwork skills, and creativity.

All of our activities are opportunities for campers to practice living in harmony with nature, each other, and themselves. Guided by their counselors, campers choose from a wide variety of group-planned activities, which allow for skill development and personal challenge in a safe and fun environment. Unless noted, all campers are eligible to participate in these activities, though not all activities are offered every day. Camp activities include swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing*, hiking, cookouts, land stewardship, campfires, creek-walking, tie-dyeing, drawing, beading, singing, ropes course, journaling, meditation, overnight camp-outs...and more.

Note: A swim assessment is required to determine the level at which each camper can safely participate in aquatic activities.

*Campers must pass a deep-water swim test to be eligible for sailing.

Basic Daily Structure:

Campers start their morning at 7:30 a.m, giving them time to dress and any personal care before going to the dining hall to enjoy breakfast. At all meals, the campers, staff and volunteers work together to set the table, serve the food family style, and end the meal by cleaning and putting away the dishes. After breakfast, "kapers" are next. Kapers are community responsibilities throughout the camp. The campers then enjoy many fun-filled, camper-planned activities. The campers enjoy staying busy throughout the morning with programs such as hiking, boating, swimming, games, and arts & crafts. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m., followed by a busy afternoon of more activities and "me-time" (personal time) before dinner at 6:00 p.m. Each day ends with evening program time and campfires before bedtime at 9:00 p.m.

 

A word about Kapers:

Campers and counselors chip in to do kapers for 20-30 minutes every day. Camper kapers not only involve keeping personal and living space tidy, but also include tasks like helping to keep their unit neat and clean, collecting wood for campfires, setting the table at mealtime, clearing the table and washing dishes, sweeping, cleaning latrines, etc. Working together and taking pride in our camp teaches teamwork, responsibility and respect for themselves and others. These are just a few of the positive outcomes we see from participating in kapers.

Camp Life

Camp Staff and Safety

 
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2018 Session Dates and Fees

Session 1              One-Week General Program                                                                               July 7-July 13

A great introduction to camp for the first-time camper. Campers in our one-week general program practice living in harmony with nature, each other and themselves. Guided by their counselors, campers choose from a wide variety of group-planned activities, which allow for skill development and personal challenge in a fun and safe environment.

Fee:      Tier 1: $980         Tier 2: $780         Tier 3: $680        

 

Session 2              Two-Week General Program                                                                               July 7-July 20

Our two-week general program option offers campers even more opportunities to challenged themselves, try new activities and hone their wilderness skills, while deepening relationships with camp friends old and new.

Fee:      Tier 1: $1,820    Tier 2: $1,388    Tier 3: $1,171

 

Session 2              Two-Week Program with 6-day Canoe and Hiking Trip                                          July 7-July 20

Pack your backpack and hone your waterway skills. Expanding on our introductory trip program, this six-day trip combines canoeing and hiking for a longer adventure and further exploration of the Adirondacks. While in camp, trippers enjoy all of the usual camp activities. Campers must be 12 years old by July 1, 2018. (Maximum 6 / Minimum 4)

Fee:      Tier 1: $2,275    Tier 2: $1,733    Tier 3: $1,462

 

Session 3              Two-Week General Program                                                                              July 14-July 27

Our two-week general program option offers campers even more opportunities to challenged themselves, try new activities and hone their wilderness skills, while deepening relationships with camp friends old and new.

Fees:      Tier 1: $1,820    Tier 2: $1,388    Tier 3: $1,171

 

Session 3              Two-Week Program with Three-Day Canoe Trip                                                      July 14-July 27

Trips are empowering, challenging, and fun! Trippers spend the first part of their two-week session planning and preparing for a three-day, two-night out-of-camp trip exploring the waterways of the Adirondack Park, under the supervision of experienced staff. While in camp, trippers enjoy all of the usual camp activities. Campers must be 11 years old by July 1, 2018. (Maximum 6 / Minimum 4)

Fee:      Tier 1: $2,050    Tier 2: $1,510    Tier 3: $1,300

 

Session 4              One-Week General Program                                                                               July 21-27

A great introduction to camp for the first-time camper. Campers in our one-week general program practice living in harmony with nature, each other and themselves. Guided by their counselors, campers choose from a wide variety of group-planned activities, which allow for skill development and personal challenge in a fun and safe environment.

Fee:      Tier 1: $980         Tier 2: $780         Tier 3: $680        

 

Session 5              Three-Week General Program                                                                            July 7-27

For those campers who crave more camp, our three-week session allows more time with friends exploring Camp Little Notch, while offering a discounted fee vs. combining shorter sessions.

Fee:      Tier 1: $2,660    Tier 2: $2,026    Tier 3: $1,709

 

CIT (Counselor-In-Training) Three-Week Leadership Development Program                                       July 7-27

CIT 2018 is the first year of a two-year leadership program for campers who may wish to become counselors one day. Campers are the heart and soul CLN, and those who become counselors hold the special privilege of carrying the values and traditions forward to the next generation of campers.

First-year CITs start off with several days of program and planning – exploring or revisiting all the things that campers do at camp, setting goals, and getting to know themselves and each other better. CITs live together as a group with their CIT director.Based on their interests, CITs will then spend time shadowing staff and observing and reflecting on what it takes to be a good camp counselor. Thos e who complete the first-year CIT program in 2018 are eligible to return for the more in-depth second year of training in 2019, living and working side-by-sie with counseling staff as part of the leadership team for a camper group. CITs must 16 years old by July 1, 2018.

Fee:      Tier 1: $1,520    Tier 2: $1,320    Tier 3: $1,220    


About Tiered Pricing:

We understand that families have different abilities to pay for summer camp and we strive to make invaluable camp experiences affordable for all. During the online registration process, please choose the payment tier that you can afford. Your choice is confidential and your child will receive the same programs and opportunities regardless of the tier you choose.

Tier 1:  This is the true cost for each camper, including but not limited to: staff, meals, maintenance, utilities, insurance, etc. 

Tier 2:  This partially subsidized rate reflects the basic cost for each camper, including food, staff, supplies, and some maintenance. 

Tier 3:  This significantly subsidized rate reflects the most basic cost for each camper, including food, staff, and some supplies. 


Camperships/Financial Assistance:

To make the Little Notch experience a reality for everyone who wishes to attend, we are able to provide a limited number of camperships. The campership application form and instructions on how to apply can be downloaded here. For additional information, please contact the campership committee at info@friendsofcln.org, or call Executive Director Andrea Cirabisi at (518) 817-8892.

To register by mail, download and print the 2018 Camper Registration Form here, and return with your deposit to Friends of Camp Little Notch, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.


Cancellation and Refund Policy: 

A full refund (registration fee, including deposit) is available if you cancel your child's registration prior to April 1.  Registrations cancelled after April 1 and more than 60 days prior to arrival at camp will be refunded 100% of the registration fee minus the deposit.  Registrations cancelled 30-59 days prior to arrival at camp will be refunded 50% of the registration fee minus the deposit.  We are not able to give refunds for cancellations with less than 30 days notice prior to arrival at camp.