Current Project

2023 Ski Nautique Purchase

Saranac boats see upwards of 800 hours of use each per summer, and are on a rotating purchase and sell-back schedule.

About $104,000 in raised funds is necessary by March 2023 in order to purchase in May 2023.

Boats help the waterfront team provide a variety of activities for all skill levels and are a vital part of the Saranac camp experience.

Camp Development Principles

After construction is complete, Young Life camps are financially self-sufficient. All operational expenses, maintenance, administrative costs and funded depreciation are paid from camp revenue generated by the camper fee. Only major capital projects require fundraising after the initial purchase or construction. We only grow as thoughtful and generous gifts allow.

Young Life camps have a long-standing policy to first raise the funds and then to develop new projects, facilities and amenities. This is so the camp fee that summer and school season guests pay is minimized to reflect true operating costs. This practice also allows us to develop new projects to a standard of excellence.

If you are interested in further information or to make a contribution to the development of Saranac Village please contact our camp manager at 518-891-3010. 

Intern Residence: currently 20 interns live in a house designed for a family of 4.

Dorm room inside Eagle Lodge

Big Dream Projects

  • Bathroom remodels in male dorm housing
  • New Male work crew / summer staff dorm ​ (replace Eagle Lodge)
  • New Intern Housing ​

Quick Impact Needs

  • New Minivan – $30K
  • New Landscape Vehicle – Kubota – $19K
  • Replace Sail Boats – $20K
  • Mini Excavator – $30K
  • Volunteer Hours

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