Camp ADK WildHorse offers programs throughout both the resident camp as well as day camp that involve campers in the daily responsibility of caring for a horse. From vet visits, to hoof picking and stall mucking, here at camp we want to find joy in everything we do.
Children should discover the satisfaction and rewards of gardening. It is absolutely refreshing to watch the growing progress from the seed to the final harvest. In fact, many children and young adults have expressed that they would have never thought gardening could be so engaging.
The 5th highest peak in New York State, the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies, and world-class athletes sitting right beside you – at Whiteface, it's all just another day at the mountain.
Six Nations Indian Museum
The Wildlife Refuge has enclosures for live exhibit education: Red-Tailed Hawks, Broad-Winged Hawks, Rough-Legged Hawks, Swainsons Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, Great Horned Owls, Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Turkey Vultures and Ravens. The refuge mascots are Cree, a wolf-hybrid, and Zeebie, a wolf pup.
The Wild Center has exhibits indoors and out. The Center’s collection is not stored in vaults; it spreads across all six million acres of the Adirondacks. The Wild Center is a place to explore that living breathing collection.
It is the largest wilderness canoe area in the Northeast and the only designated canoe area in New York state; it is closed to motor vehicles, motor boats and aircraft. There are 58 ponds and the headwaters of the West and Middle Branch of the Saint Regis and the Saranac Rivers.
Several maintained trails connect with the Adirondack Mountain Reserve and Dix Mountain Wilderness Area, offering opportunities for extended backcountry outings. The 133-mile (214 km) Northville-Placid Trail crosses the High Peaks Wilderness Area from its southeastern corner at Long Lake to Lake Placid.
Donnelly's Ice Cream Shop
The Six Nations Indian Museum provides for the viewing of 3000-plus artifacts with an emphasis on the culture of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy (Haudenosaunee).
Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games, is home to two of the nation's most prestigious equine masterpieces - the Lake Placid and I Love New York Horse Shows.
The Palace Theater in Lake Placid is one of the great treasures of northern New York.
Before cars and trains, the three Lakes formed an important transportation route in the Adirondacks, where it was possible to travel 140 miles from Old Forge to Lake Champlain, almost entirely on water.
Operating out of a former Dairy, Donnelly's Ice Cream features the creamiest home made soft serve.
Marquee customers include Shania Twain, Tom Cruise, Garry Trudeau and Patrick Swayze. More than a few regulars within an hour's drive have Donnelly's schedule stuck to their refrigerators.
Since 2010, ADK Aquatics has been providing wakeboard, waterski, wake surf and tubing lessons on Lake Placid. It doesn't matter if is is your first time tubing or if you are an expert at water skiing or wakeboarding our staff provides one on one instruction to all levels and abilities.
Adirondack paintball adventure games, the exciting recreational sport in the Adirondack Mtns. of New York State. Wild and crazy capture the flag,
In the shadow of Whiteface Mountain, you can take a nature walk to view the Ausable River as it spills over ancient granite cliffs. Sturdy bridges, walkways and groomed paths provide safe access to breathtaking views and photographic vantage points.
Adirondack Rafting Company
Adirondac Rafting Company offers a high quality whitewater rafting run through the scenic and wild Hudson River Gorge. No experience necessary, you paddle your raft down the rapids with our highly skilled river guides. Our trips range from family fun to big water thrills. Come raft the beautiful Adirondacks.
Open April through November and located in beautiful Bolton Landing, NY just north of Lake George and Diamond Point, Adirondack Extreme boasts over 1.5 miles of thrilling aerial adventures including wobbly bridges, climbing walls, zip lines and swinging surprises at varying levels of height and difficulty. Not your average ropes course, we are the countries #1 rated Aerial adventure park!!
Slide from from Start 4 for a 1/2 mile ride, which includes a Bobsled lapel pin, 4x6 commemorative team photo, T-Shirt, Membership in the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, and 20 percent off your second bobsled ride.
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The Camp Activities Program & Details
Campers have a choice between choosing an off-site activity or staying at the camp receiving a second riding period such as a trail ride or a private lesson. When the activities last longer than 5 hours, such as whitewater rafting, we encourage for all girls to participate as it is an all day event.
Daily Activity Choices: During the first two-three days of camp all activities are horse related. This enables the independent instructor to assess the riding ability of each camper. Once the week progresses, campers have a choice between an off-site activity: wilderness paintball, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, extreme tubing, zip lining and obstacle course, 4k obstacle race course, 46 high peak hiking AND an on-site horse related activity such as: an extra private lesson, a trail ride, a game, or a horsemanship training session. The Camp Directors decide what activity is available for each day of the week as some activities are seasonal, such as The Warrior Run, and only appear in the area once a year.
Evening Activities: Several times a week, campers participate in evening activities: WildHorse camp fires, Lake Clear Beach camp fires, Adirondack night mini golf, watch latest movies at the theater in Lake Placid, NY, WildHorse dvd nights, WildHorse staff evening games & skits (capture the flag, balloon stomp, water balloon dodge ball, outdoor pictionary, cup races, telephone, etc)
All-Day Activities: All-day activities, from start to finish (from when we leave the camp to when we return), can be from 8-12 hours in duration. Whitewater Rafting, for example, the campers leave the camp at 6:30 am, have breakfast on the road, arrive at rafting headquarters at around 8:30, have a safety orientation, get loaded into rafting buses, load their rafts into river, have lunch on the river, return back to headquarters at 4:30 pm, have a dinner at a restaurant at 5:30.
Main St. Activities: Main Street is the activity center of Lake Placid, NY. When an activity such as Boots & Birdies mini golf, Palace movie theater, extreme tubing and water skiing on Lake Placid are being booked for the day, the campers are brought to several Adirondack gift stores to shop for the afternoon before leaving camp and returning home. During Main Street Days, the girls can also request special food items, toiletries or personal items that they may need back at camp.
Special. Activities: Special Activities are picked by a camper's parent by request. These activities cost extra and are subject to availability as they are offered by independent guides and instructors. Examples of specialty activities: Fly Fishing at the Hungry Trout, Water Skiing at Adk Aquatics, The Bobsled Experience by ORDA, Rock Climbing by The Mountaineer, Cave Exploration / Adventure Tour by Bridges & Caves.
Activity fees are included in tuition. Some activities are not covered by tuition. In the event that the camper will be participating in an off-site activity not covered by the tuition, we will contact the parent to cover the admission cost.
Tuition costs cover admissions to: extreme tubing, wilderness paintball, admissions to wildlife centers and adirondack museums, hiking & guiding tours, additional horseback riding lessons, horseback trail rides.
Activities not covered by tuition: white water rafting, fly fishing, zip lining and obstacle courses, wake boarding, SUP tours, seaplane tours, palm reading, the bobsled experience.
These attractions and activities feature separately licensed staff and personnel. Some attractions may cost more than others.
Special activity requests will be charged separately. If you have further questions about The Activities Program, please give us a call at 518.302.6227 or email us at email@example.com