Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

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Each week-long session provides campers with an incredible mix of faith, fun, and adventure. Weeks 1-5 are open to 12-15 year-olds, and Week 6 is open to ages 16-18.  Faith formation and growth is at the heart of the Guggenheim experience and is an important part of every day! Campers actively participate in Mass, reconciliation, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and prayer throughout the day.  Camp activities  include swimming, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, rappelling, arts & crafts, campfires, dances and much, much more. Campers are actively involved in living out and sharing their faith. It's what makes Camp Guggenheim so incredible. 

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!