Life at Camp Little Notch



Camp Little Notch (CLN) is located within the Adirondack Park in Fort Ann, New York. Situated on 443 acres of pristine wilderness, including an 80-acre private lake, Little Notch provides the perfect setting for outdoor adventure, personal growth, new friendships, and community building. View map of CLN.


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Getting to Camp

Supervised bus transportation is provided with two bus pick-up/drop-off locations: one in Albany, NY, and one in Saratoga Springs, NY. Because the lower portion of the camp road is one-way, we encourage campers to ride the bus if possible. Campers may alsoget dropped off/picked up at camp by car if bus stop locations are not convenient. Details are provided in camper packet upon registration.




Campers are assigned to live in units of 12-24 according to age. They live in groups of four in platform tents or cabins, with four to five staff in a centrally located tent within the campsite. Each campsite has a wash house and latrine, campfire circle, and cabin for gatherings, cookouts, and activities. 






Friend Requests

Friends may request to be assigned to the same group as long as they are close in age and request each other. We do our best to honor these requests. Campers can expect to live with new friends in their tent or cabin and make new friends while participating in camp activities.


Three tasty kid-friendly meals are served each day in the dining hall, and snacks are available as needed. Campers have the opportunity to cook out or “pack-out” at least once a day and are involved in planning these meals. Please contact us if your camper has special dietary needs.




Health and Safety

A registered nurse or other licensed medical professional oversees the health and safety of campers and staff. All counselors and program staff are certified in first aid. Waterfront and small craft staff are certified in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training. All ropes course facilitators are trained and hold belay certifications. All campers and staff must have a completed and signed health form on file. Camp Little Notch is inspected twice yearly and receives a permit to operate from the New York State Department of Health. Annual inspection reports are kept on file at the office of Friends of Camp Little Notch, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866.