Diocese of Ogdensburg

The Roman Catholic Church in Northern New York

At Camp Guggenheim, we meet young people where they are and walk with them on their faith journeys. Confident that "the best learning takes place when taught by example," campers have the opportunity to build lasting friendships with responsible adult counselors. Consequently, each camp staff member is chosen very carefully. At Guggenheim, living and proclaiming the Gospel with love and concern for all, guides our way of life.

The director, and the well-trained staff of friendly and caring counselors guide the entire program with sincere interest in every camper. Counselors have been chosen for their faith commitment and their skills in particular areas. All staff members have completed at least their first year of college before serving on the staff team.

The waterfront program is directed by a team of American Red Cross certified lifeguards. The waterfront is carefully supervised, and swimming and boating rules are strictly enforced.

A full-time medical director is on staff and is prepared to provide professional assistance whenever needed.

A Catholic priest also lives at Camp during the summer, offering emotional and spiritual support and guidance to campers.