Who We Are

Retreat Center & Christian Summer Camp

Vanderkamp operates with its partners in the Lutheran and Presbyterian churches in Central New York.   Embedded in an incredible landscape near Syracuse, NY, we offer facilities and support for retreats, meetings, and gatherings, and provide Christian summer camp programs for youth.  Please click here for a virtual tour of our facilities via a clickable map. We’re rethinking what it means to run a Christian summer camp, and hope you’ll join us in re-writing the rules for peaceful and loving adult-child interactions.

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What Makes us Special?

Kids today feel so much pressure to be smarter, or more athletic, or better looking, or “cooler,” whatever that means. But what if all that really mattered was helping them to learn to love themselves, and be happy?

Vanderkamp is one of the first camps to set aside all expectations, and let kids figure out who they want to be.

We’re not just a summer camp – our retreat facilities and hospitality are wonderful as well!


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Support Vanderkamp

We are currently in the process of moving to a new donor/donation management system that is part of our camp and conference center management software. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation at this time you can mail a check to Vanderkamp, stop by with cash (the coffee is always on, you are always welcome and cash is always the right size and color), or you can call us at (315) 675-3651 and we can process you credit/debit card donation over the phone. Please bear with during this transition, online donations will be back before you know it!

Donations can be made toward specific projects or operating budget, kamperships, or a new roof for a building – Anything!  If you’ve got a particular passion, please let us know how to best use your donation!

More ways to support Vanderkamp are listed below:

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