4. Raquette Lake Boys and Girls Camps, Raquette Lake, New York
Raquette Lake Camps is a group of summer camps located in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.
There is the opportunity to canoe for a 100-mile radius around the camp. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 15 and is a place to build lifelong memories.
Many of the campers return year after year. With over 100 years of camping experience, Raquette Lake Camps have been hosting its Boys only and Girls only camps since 1916.
Their goal is to build strong and lasting friendships while imparting confidence in each camper as they grow into extraordinary adults.
There is not a lack of activities at either the Raquette Lake Boys camp or the Raquette Lake Girls Camp.
There are volleyball and basketball courts along with hardball diamonds, a batting cage, and both soccer and lax fields, not to forget the tennis courts.
Water activities include sailboats, kayaks, canoes, wind-surfers, power boats, and also includes Ski Nautique water ski and wake-board boats.
As if that was not enough activity, Raquette Lake has a gymnasium with balance beams, mini-trampolines, uneven parallel bars, vaulting horses, springboards, mats, a Tumble Trak and a springboard floor.
An arts and crafts center, a theater and social hall, and a jewelry-making studio and ceramics facility give campers the opportunity to explore their creative side.
A three-sided climbing wall, zip lines, and ropes challenge course that includes high and low levels keeps campers the chance to gain confidence in their abilities.