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Conference Contact
Dan Whitlow, Camp Director
New York Conference
4930 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215
Phone: (315) 469-6921
Fax: (315) 469-6924
e-mail: dan@nyconf.com
 
  Camp Contact
Dan Whitlow, Camp Director
Camp Cherokee
433 Gilpin Bay Road, Boat Route
Saranac Lake, NY  12983
Phone: (518) 891-3520
Fax: (518) 891-2687
e-mail: campcherokee@nyconf.com

Camp History
Originally founded as a private family camp in the late 1800s and named after a famous Native American tribe, Camp Cherokee was purchased in 1964 by the New York Conference to be used as a youth camp. Camp Cherokee is a member of Christian Camping International and is accredited by the American Camping Association.

Information on Property and Camp Facilities
Camp Cherokee is located on beautiful Upper Saranac Lake, eight miles long and boasting 33 miles of shoreline. The camp is open from June 1-October 1. The property includes over 100 acres, seven camper cabins (12-14 bunks each, depending on location), and a large lodge with 30 bunks and queen beds, two baths, and a shower. In addition, a winterized lodge sleeps 24 and has a shared bathroom. There are no RV hookups. Recreational facilities include a ball field, one outdoor tennis/basketball combo court, an eight-stall barn and horse corral, and an unheated outdoor swimming pool. The cafeteria seats 75, the chapel 65-70. The camp has two large bathhouses for cabin use and two well-built lean-to's. Camp Cherokee is located just 45 minutes from Lake Placid's popular Olympic Village and two hours from Montreal, Canada. 

Camp Programs and Special Features
Camp Cherokee is the only SDA camp located in the heart of the famous Adirondack National Park, the largest park in the U.S., covering 6 million acres. Programs include horseback riding, archery, a wide variety of water sports (waterskiing, tubing, windsurfing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding), ceramics, crafts, Indian camp, Blind camp, two Family camps, and accommodations for home, school, and church retreats.

Camp Mission
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Directions to Camp
From Albany, take I-87 north to Exit 30. Take Route 73 west to Keene and Lake Placid. Take Route 86 west to Saranac Lake and follow Route 3 out of Saranac Lake (toward Tupper Lake) 8-10 miles to the junction at Route 30N. Turn right onto Route 30N and go three miles. Turn right at the camp sign on Gilpin Bay Road and go 3/4 miles to the camp.

From Syracuse, take I-81 north to Exit 48; follow Route 342 to Black River. Turn left onto Route 3 east and follow the road to Tupper Lake. Continue east on Route 3 to the Route 30 junction. Turn left and go three miles. Turn right at the camp sign on Gilpin Bay Road and go 3/4 miles to the camp.
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