Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg


Are you ready to have a week of summer camp like no other?  Since 1972, young people have called Guggenheim "home away from home.”  Located on the shores of lower Saranac Lake, Summer Camp Guggenheim is a great place to make friends, draw closer to Christ and have a whole bunch of fun in a natural setting.  


Session 1: June 30 to July 3 (11-13 yrs old) $200.00 per camper
Have a camper that is interested in seeing what Guggenheim is all about, but not sure if a full week right out of the gate would be the best fit?  Or do you have a camper that LOVES camp and just cannot get enough?  This would be the session for you.  New this Summer is an opportunity for younger campers, new and returning alike, to get a “taste” of Camp Guggenheim. At a comfortable shorter week, campers aged 11-13 will dive into fun camp activities and get a glimpse of a full summer camp session (12- & 13-year-old campers are able to get a double dose of camp this summer and are welcome to return to camp after their Session 1 experience by registering for one of the full camp experiences during our 12–15-year-old Sessions 2-5). 
Session 2: July 7 to July 12 (12-15 yrs old) $425
Session 3: July 14 to July 19 (12-15 yrs old) $425
Session 4: July 21 to July 26 (12-15 yrs old) $425 
Session 5: July 28 to August 2 (12-15 yrs old) $425

Sessions 2-5 are designed specifically for 12–15-year-old campers.  Each session will offer engaging, age appropriate fun opportunities for campers to grow in their faith, visit with and make new friends all while soaking up the sun, splashing in the lake and hiking in the mountains.  

Session 6: August 4 to August 9 (16-18 yrs old) $425
Session 6 is for our 16-18 yr old campers and brings camp to the "next level".  This weeklong session allows our older teen campers to dive deeper in their faith, while still engaging in the fun and joy that camp brings.          

The Summer Camp Guggenheim Mission:

Camp Guggenheim seeks to be a source of hospitality, vitality, and evangelization in the life of the Young Church of today.  Programs are built around the celebration of liturgy and are designed to enable young people to build community as they grow in faith.  Creativity, fun, wholesome adventure, and a sense of each individual's giftedness, are cultivated in this environment where safety is a priority.  Staff members strive to teach by example as they "walk with" young people.  Life in this dynamic faith community enthusiastically welcomes young people to participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic Church. 

Summer Camp at Camp Guggenheim is a Diocesan Youth Ministry Department program in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg. 

What does a typical day look like?

Campers spend their mornings in one of the four main program areas: Liturgy, Waterfront, Arts & Crafts, and Project Adventure. Campers rotate through the programs, so by the end of the week, each camper will have experienced each program.

After an energetic song practice, lunch, and some quiet time and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, afternoon finds some campers climbing an Adirondack Peak, while others explore Lower Saranac Lake in our kayaks. Those looking for artistic opportunities might be found creating something in arts & crafts or dancing away. Activities such as soccer, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, and basketball are among the options for those looking for athletic involvement. Older campers have opportunities to go rappelling or to plan for an overnight camping excursion.

Everyone eventually gathers for beach time and a bit of lounging in the sun. Swimming and water volleyball are the favorites of many, while others choose to soak up some Adirondack sun on the beach. Kayaks, canoes, and paddleboats are also available for use. All waterfront activities occur under the watchful eye of our American Red Cross certified lifeguards.

Evening events at Camp Guggenheim include the Guggenheim Olympics, a campfire, creative adventure games, a variety show, and a dance. Special liturgies including Wednesday evening's Reconciliation service and Thursday evening's celebration of Mass are also favorites.Laughter, song, prayer, and friendship are a huge part of our entire day!