Our most popular trek is getting two sessions!
The Adirondack Adventure is the classic Susque Wilderness Trip experience. Campers will head to the deep, warm, clean waters of the Saranac Lakes at the top of New York for a week of adventure they’ll likely never forget! The week-long trip is led by experienced Susque staff members trained specifically in leading Wilderness Trips.
Campers will wake up in forests of pine and birch, listening to the lap of waves on the rocky shore. A day of traversing the lakes and playing wild and crazy canoe games makes mealtimes especially satisfying. Stunning sunsets over the lakes and islands prepare the perfect backdrop for thoughtful Chapels and group discussions. And campers will be soothed to sleep again while hearing loons call across the starlit waters.
The atmosphere of the lakes is one that encourages campers to slow down, enjoy the simple peace and beauty of creation, and savor every moment. To take advantage of the soul-stimulating surroundings, the Trip also contains intentional quiet times sitting around the fire, enjoying meals, and discussing life and God in Chapel. A peak event of the trip occurs mid-way through with the vigorous ascent up Mount Ampersand! From the top, campers can view all three of the lakes they will traverse as well as far into the endless mountains of the Adirondacks. Since responsibility and taking initiative are key themes on our Wilderness Trips, campers will shoulder the bulk of the daily chores, meal preparation, setting up and tearing down camp, as well as leading Chapels and developing discussion questions.
The Adirondack Adventure will challenge campers to take a hard look at their lives and prioritize them so they can go forth and make a difference in the world for Christ.
Adirondack Adventure Highlights:
- Canoeing through Upper, Middle, & Lower Saranac Lakes
- Camp on islands rich in pine and birch
- Amazing sunsets
- Hike Mount Ampersand
- Paddle though a canal-and-lock system
If this is the first time you are sending a camper to camp or you have any questions, please read our FAQ for Wilderness Trips and don’t hesitate to give us a call (570-998-2151) or email us a question (firstname.lastname@example.org). We look forward to working with you to make sure the trip experience is safe, fun, and successful!