Camp Baco for Boys and Camp Che-Na-Wah for Girls is camp at its purest. We’re two separate camps built on a single tradition: the secret to great camp is its people.
Camp Che-Na-Wah was established in 1923 and Camp Baco in 1951 as family-run camps along the shores of tranquil Lake Balfour in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York.
We are a community that is special among camps. Every year, 95% of our campers return for another spectacular summer; and new campers receive a warm and special welcome. With our team sports, swimming, tennis, the performing arts, and more, at Camps Baco and Che-Na-Wah, campers will have endless opportunities to do what they love and try new things, too!
Our staff’s dedication, compassion and spirit help campers thrive.
Where times have changed, Camps Baco and Che-Na-Wah – and what kids get out of camp – remains refreshingly constant: children play all day, learn new skills, challenge themselves, make lots of new friends, explore their own potential and, most importantly, HAVE FUN!