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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.



Vanderkamp Center is a retreat center and summer camp located north of Oneida Lake – roughly forty-five minutes from Syracuse, and less than an hour from Rome, Oswego, and Utica. Vanderkamp’s private 45 ace lake has been pristinely preserved for all to enjoy. All are welcome to enjoy our network of trails for cross-country skiing, hiking, or biking – or head down to the lake for canoeing, kayaking, or rowboating. Full meal services are offered to those interested, but kitchens are located in each of our retreat lodges for those wanting to cook their own meals. We offer programs for anyone from a solo retreater to a group of 150!


During the summer months, Vanderkamp offers a classical Christian Summer Camping experience that parents and children alike agree is a one of a kind experience – noted for its love and inclusive messages. We also had our first ever family camp this year, where newborns and great grandmothers alike grew in God together! Call today and reserve your retreat or summer camping space!


The 850-acre site includes forests, fields, and a private lake.  We are located near Cleveland, New York, 13 miles east of the Central Square exit (#32) of Interstate 81.  Call today to reserve dates for your group or for additional information.


337 Martin Road

Cleveland, New York 13042

Tel: 315-675-3651

Fax: 315-675-8802


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