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Tanager Lodge
Merrill, New York

Visit Our Tanager Lodge Website
Summer: 518-425-3368
Off-Season: 607-339-0264

85 Youngs Road
Merrill, New York 12955

1297 Ellis Hollow Road
Ithaca, NY 14850

CAMPER AGES: 7 to 14

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway.

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Tanager Lodge is a small and unique 4 week nature based camp experience for 46 girls and boys, ages 7 to 14, in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Far removed from technology, campers at Tanager immerse themselves in the natural world and develop skills in a wide range of fun and challenging outdoor activities. For details please visit our web site: Our Camp Website Link:

Adventure, Waterfront/Aquatics, Wilderness/Nature, Fine Arts/Crafts, Swimming, and more. Rowing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery, Rock Climbing, Camping, Mountain Climbing, Wood Carving, Stone Carving, Wide Range Of Nature Crafts & Activities

CAMP LOCATION: We are located 6 hours drive north of New York City in New York State's Adirondack Park on over one hundred wild and beautiful acres on a pristine lake.

CAMP FACILITIES: Campers reach Tanager by a three mile motor boat ride and sleep in tents by the lake shore and eat on open porches. We spend most of our days outdoors, while also enjoying activities in well-kept buildings and leantos built in traditional Adirondack style.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Since 1925 Tanager Lodge has remained small and personal. With no road access or electricity and set apart from the technological world, the setting is ideal for fostering children's appreciation of nature and their connection to it. Life in Tanager's diverse, close-knit interdependent community gives campers and staff a special opportunity to be a valued part of something greater than themselves, which in turn encourages personal growth. The high camper to staff ratio (nearly 2:1) allows girls and boys to develop lifelong outdoor skills. The children achieve their individualized goals in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.

We invite qualified individuals to contact us about positions on staff.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: CIT positions available for 16-year-olds.


For current dates and tuition for the 4 week camp, please visit our web site at Our Camp Website Link:

If you're interested in learning more about counselor or CIT job positions, please feel welcome to email us at tanagerlodge[AT]

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