Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York





The Guggenheim Center is one of the Diocese's jewels.

This beautiful place is located on the north shore of lower Saranac Lake, just west of the Village of Saranac Lake in Franklin County overlook­ing the Adirondack Moun­tains. About 150 acres of land comprise the Guggen­heim Center that was given to the Diocese of Ogdens­burg in 1963 by Edmund Guggenheim.

The Guggenheim center is divided into two sections of operation known as the Dorm and the Lodge.

The dorm area, which can accommodate 80 over-night campers, serves as a seven-week children's camp during July and August for young people from age 12 to 18, three family-camping weekends, an over-night for a grade six graduation celebra­tion, campus ministry, high school retreats, Newman groups, and numerous other events.

The lodge can accommo­date thirteen overnight guests. It is often used by priests, nuns, their families, and other church-related groups. It has also been used to accommodate day long events for various dio­cese organizations such as youth ministry, deacons, etc.

From the very young to senior citizens, from individ­uals to parish groups and diocesan programs the Guggenheim Center provides a place where the people of this diocese can praise God in this beautiful setting.

The camp is in operation from mid-May through mid- October and is available for diocese individuals, groups or non-profit organizations. Reservations are made through the diocese office.