Our Seasonal Facilities

Caldwell Pavilion

Rustic retreating at its best! Caldwell Pavilion is the main hub of activities in the Sky Lake Campgrounds from May until October. Complete with showers, a small kitchenette, and a large common area, staying in Caldwell is sort of like camping indoors! Groups bring their own air mattresses or cots and enjoy sleeping in front of the glowing fireplace. During the warmer months, the large doors on each side of the pavilion are able to easily be opened, allowing for a more open-air feel.


East Shore

In addition to the year-round facilities, there are several areas of the East Shore that are used for our summer camp programs:

Cabins

There are three rustic cabins that are divided into two large rooms. A simple bathroom with cold water only is located on each side of the cabin. Showers are taken in Founders' Lodge.

Craft Shop

After the winter snows have melted, the camp trucks and tractors get moved out of the garage and it is converted back into our summer craft shop. This is a great place to be creative because you don't having to worry too much about how the floor will look afterward!

Waterfront

What would camp be without some boating and swimming!?!

Playing Field

Located about 1/4 mile from the East Shore is a clearing in the woods that makes a great place to play field games, go star gazing, and have a cookout.

Sunset Tryst

While slightly detached from the East Shore, this is one of two outdoor trysts at Sky Lake. Tryst is another word for chapel. Nothing beats having an evening vesper service here just as the sun is setting.


Family Campground

To better serve the Christian camping families of our region (and beyond), the Family Campground was added to our facilities in 1975. Since its inception, countless families and individuals have found peace and solitude while staying at the campground. Spacious campsites afford the privacy and intimacy to experience a renewal of body and spirit through the wonder of the natural world.

The Family Campground is the perfect base from which to explore the Central Leatherstocking region of New York or the Endless Mountains and Wyoming Valley regions of Pennsylvania. It is also a great spot just to bring the family camping for a weekend or a week.

One of the characteristics that makes the Family Campground at Sky Lake truly unique is the nurturing, Christian atmosphere found there. Guests are encouraged to become familiar with our Campground Policies to ensure that this atmosphere is upheld.

Availability

The Family Campground is open for full time use from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Outside of the "peak season" the campground is open on weekends or by special arrangements. Please note that electricity and water to the campground are turned on in mid-May and turned off in early October. Advance registration is required for Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend and is encouraged at all other times. A modest programmatic fee applies to our Spring Fling and Labor Day Weekend retreats.


West Shore

In addition to the year-round facilities, there are several areas of the West Shore that are used for our summer camp programs:

Cabins

There are ten rustic cabins used to house campers. These cabins are quite simple, but easily hold six campers plus a counselor. Bathrooms and showers are located in the bathhouse at the top of the hill.

Camp Store

Located next door to Chauncey Dining Hall, the camp store has Sky Lake apparel, postcards, and other souvenirs for purchase. It is open during closing only.

Chauncey Dining Hall

Excellent food is eaten and wonderful fellowship experienced in the cozy dining room. Meals are served family-style and each camper has two to three opportunities to be a cruiser for his or her table. A lot of singing takes place in Chauncey Dining Hall as well!

Infirmary

Our health care provider resides here for the week of camp and maintains an area for ill campers to rest as well.

Lakeside Tryst

Located at the bottom of the West Shore hill, this is one of two outdoor trysts at Sky Lake. Tryst is another word for chapel. The reflection in the lake of seventy five candles burning brightly is awesome, to say the least!

McKown Lodge

More than just a craft area, McKown also boast a great four-square court, a stage, and a nature center where campers can collect, observe, and liberate a wide variety of aquatic life found around Sky Lake.

Playing Field

Located at the top of the West Shore hill, this mammoth field is perfect for playing field games, throwing a frisbee, kicking a soccer ball around, sleeping out under the stars, and having an all-camp cookout.

Waterfront

What would camp be without some boating and swimming!?!

West Shore Bathhouse

Located at the top of the West Shore hill, the bathhouse offers modern plumbing and plenty of hot water!