Eagle Island Camp

A Children’s Camp in the Heart of the Adirondacks

Inspiring and empowering young people to be confident, collaborative, and courageous is at the heart of everything Eagle Island does.

Built as one of the finest Great Camps of its day in a classic Adirondack style, Eagle Island has been home to summer camp programs for over 80 years. Today, Eagle Island is run as a private non-profit offering a variety of youth and family camps throughout the summer. Located on its own 31-acre private island on Upper Saranac Lake, participants have a unique opportunity to unplug and reconnect with the natural world in the heart of the Adirondacks. An Active Day of Outdoor Exploration, Education, & Fun Daily camp activities include open waterfront time (free swim, kayaking, canoeing, games, and more), swim lessons, STEM-inspired outdoor education, camper-choice activities, and camper-led play in the Peninsula (an open space for campers to explore and use their imaginations). Other activities offered
include nature education, team-building, crafts, and traditional camp survival skills like fire-building and shelter-building. Eagle Island Camp believes that the summer camp experience should serve as an extension of each camper’s education; a high emphasis is placed on hands-on activities geared toward fostering each individual’s unique skills and abilities. Small group sizes ensure that Eagle Island Staff get to know each camper, helping to create programming that fits their interests and needs for a memorable and transformative summer camp experience.

Camp Activities

Regardless of program session, all campers have the opportunity to try a variety of camp activities including swimming, paddling, nature exploration, arts and crafts, teamwork development, camper-led play, and community building. In the afternoons, campers focus on their program’s focus activities.

All-Gender Day Camp ages 9–11
Start and end your day with a pontoon boat ride on Upper Saranac Lake and enjoy the wide variety of activities listed above. Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1 $395/Week

Overnight Camp for Girls ages 9–15
Eagle Island is offering one-week and two-week overnight sessions. You will be able to choose from a variety of programs based on your interest and age such as:

  • Camper Sampler
  • Nature Explorers
  • Island Crafts
  • Water Adventurers
  • Trailblazers
  • Catch the Wind (Sailing)
  • Pathfinder Paddlers
  • Artists’ Adventure

One-Week Sessions: $995/Week**

  • Sunday, July 10 – Friday, July 15
  • Sunday, July 17 – Friday, July 22
  • Sunday, July 24 – Friday, July 29
  • Sunday, July 31 – Friday, August 5

Two-Week Sessions: $1,990**

  • Sunday, July 10 – Friday, July 22
  • Sunday, July 24 – Friday, August 5

**base price, additional supplement for specialty programs
* * Financial Assistance Available * *

and more . . .

Family Camp

  • Sunday, August 7 – Friday, August 12

$895 per person (ages 3+)

NEW! Family "Mini-Camp"

  • Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 8

$595 per person (ages 3+)

** SPECIAL for 2022 Family Camps: children age 3-10 half price **

Alumni & Friends Retreat

  • Friday, August 12 – Monday, August 15

$450 – $550/pp (depending on lodging)

Women's Wellness Weekend

  • Friday, August 19 – Sunday, August 21

$400 – $500/pp (depending on lodging)

So much More Than a Summer Camp

an unplugged island experience

Eagle Island is not only a summer camp but a National Historic Landmark and an Adirondack Great Camp steeped in history. Eagle Island, Inc., the nonprofit that acquired the island in 2015, works hard to secure funding to revitalize, preserve, and celebrate this important piece of Adirondack history.