What programs do you offer for children during summer camp?

We offer programs for all youth ages. When you finish registering your family on Sunday you can head to our Youth program table to receive info for the week.

0-3 years (upstairs in Betsi’s Haven)

Our staff is prepared to care for your little one’s every need. Care for this age group is offered during each morning and evening session & during the Thursday evening concert. Babysitting is also available every afternoon at an additional cost. There are 3 dinner meals during the week where you have the option of either having your child eat at the daycare or with you.

4-7 (Downstairs in Betsi’s Haven) 

Their mornings are full of games, songs, a lesson, crafts, outdoor playtime & many adventures. Babysitting is available each afternoon at an additional cost. There are 3 dinner meals during the week where you have the option of either having your child eat at the daycare or with you.

8-12 years (The left room underneath the pool area) 

They start each morning worshipping God in the adult sessions. Afterwards, they head out with their leaders to experience their faith through hands on learning, adventure, and endearing friendships! Babysitting is available each afternoon at an additional cost.

Teen Program (right under the pool area)

They start each morning in worship with the adult sessions. After worship, they will experience life & God together as they hike, have their lesson overlooking the Adirondacks, take a boat to a sand bar where they have growth time around a campfire, have a beach party, adventure on Word of Life Island, & so much more.

What is the dining experience like?

All meals are included during the Spring and Fall Weekend Retreats.
During the Summer Breakfast & Dinner are included each day.

Lunch- We do not include lunch in the cost because many choose to go out for their afternoons – hiking, day trips to Lake George or Lake Placid, white water rafting etc. Otherwise, you can choose to pre-buy your lunch pass for the entire week at registration or you can purchase daily when you go to lunch.

Dining Attire- Our dining room is casual, comfortable attire. (No Swimwear) Our guests tend to enjoy dressing “smart casual” in the evenings.

Allergies- We do accommodate some food restrictions. Please be sure to call the customer service department two weeks prior to arrival that you need to speak with the chef to make your requests known. During your stay, please notify the dining room hostess/host upon your entry at the dining room so our chef can be notified that your meal should be prepared.

Customer service may be contacted at 518-494-6000.

Is transportation available?

Airplane

We provide van shuttle service to and from Albany International Airport for $20/person/trip on Saturdays and $25/person/trip Sunday – Friday.

Bus

If you need van shuttle service from Albany International Airport or the Pottersville Bus Station, please call (518) 494-1461 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM weekdays or e-mail melissawilliamson@wol.org to give advance notice. Please have your flight information ready when you call.

Do your summer staff accept tips and gratuities?

Most of our summer staff are missionaries. Some are 100% volunteer; others raise support to give them an income over the summer. All tip money is pooled and goes towards helping the summer staff with needs that might arise, programs for them, fun staff nights, and other things that improve their camp life.

How much will summer camp cost?

The Lodge prices vary depending on the age of each child, the number of family members & your accommodations. For specific pricing & registration, call customer service at 1.518.494.6000 option 1.

What does checkout look like?

Summer
Breakfast is at 7:30am.

Checkout is at 9:00am.

Fall & Spring
Brunch is at 10:15am.

Checkout is at 12:00pm.

Pre- registration- If you would like, staff will be available at this time for reservations for next year. Otherwise, you can call 1-518-494-6000 to pre-register.

Is there an ATM on property?

Yes. It is located in the High Peaks Lobby.

Is there a map of the property?

Yes. Feel free to preview the map HERE (coming soon).

For Directions to the property visit-https://www.google.com/maps/place/Word+of+Life/@43.8.

What does a weekend retreat schedule look like?

Friday

Afternoon Registration
Dinner
Opening session
Evening Activity
Saturday

Breakfast
Morning Sessions with coffee breaks
Lunch
Afternoon Activities (varies depending on time of year) Hikes, horse back riding, paintball, lawn games, mini golf, pool, hot tub, breakout sessions, golf, crafts.
Dinner
Evening concert or session
Evening Activity

Sunday

Lite start breakfast
Morning session
Brunch
Checkout

What should I bring to a weekend retreat?

Rain Jacket
Sneakers/hiking boots
Swimsuit (modest 1 piece or tankini with covered mid-drift)
Toiletries
Bug Spray
Bible/Notebook/Pen
Umbrella
Camera
What NOT to bring:

Pets
Alcoholic Beverages
Tobacco products
The Lodge provides linens and bath towels for your convenience. We recommend that you mark items that will leave your room with your family’s name. WOL Lodge is not responsible for lost or broken items.