Casowasco
Aldersgate
Skye Farm
Sky Lake
Asbury
Findley

Sky Lake is one of six camp and retreat centers owned and operated by the Upper New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Camp & Retreat Ministries is led by staff and volunteers, supervised by The Executive Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries and overseen by the Board of Camp & Retreat Ministries.

Our Mission & Beliefs

Upper New York Annual Conference VisionTo live the gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places.

Upper New York Annual Conference Purpose

  • Growing in our relationship with God,
  • Being the body of Christ within the world, and
  • Living in accordance with the example of Jesus Christ by:
    • Engaging, equipping and empowering local churches to be in ministry with and to our Global Neighborhood; 
    • Encouraging and developing leadership within the laity and clergy that is diverse yet united by our love for Christ; and
    • Building relationships with our neighbors, particularly with those who have been disenfranchised by mainstream society. 

The Beliefs of The United Methodist Church

John Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today. We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage.

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Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries

The UNY Camp & Retreat Ministries consists of six camp and retreat centers spread out throughout the annual conference. Each year thousands of children, youth, young adults, and adults experience Christ in new ways on these holy grounds. To find out more information go to UNY Camp and Retreat Ministries or e-mail info@campsandretreats.org.

Upper New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church

The conference is made up of over 940 churches, 12 districts, 48,000 square miles and 184,900 members in upper New York State. The ministry organization owns and operates six camp and retreat centers through the Camps and Retreat Ministries. To find out more information about the conference, check out their web site.

National United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries

For information about National United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries check out the General Board of Discipleship web site.

American Camp Association

Sky Lake is proud to be an American Camp Association accredited camp. Developed exclusively for the camping profession, this nationally-recognized program focuses on program quality, health, and safety, requiring a review of every facet of the operation. The sites have voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts and have earned this mark of distinction. To find out more information about ACA, check out their web site.