It is with great sadness we announce that the Ecumenical Camp Association board of directors, who manage the Vanderkamp property and provide programming, most notably Chrisitan summer kamps, on behalf of the Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse, Presbytery of Utica, and the Upstate New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America voted last Friday evening, March 27, 2020 to cease all operations immediately and permanently. The board saw no path forward in the wake of business and revenue losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, the public continues to be welcome to walk the grounds, hike the trails, and fish from shore.
We thank all who have advocated, supported, visited, and patronized Vanderkamp’s outdoor ministry, facilities, and grounds over the past 55 years. Peace be with you all.