Location & Facilities

Our Location

Located 86 miles northwest of New York City, between the Delaware Water Gap and Catskill Mountains, the New York YMCA Camp is known for its pristine wildlife and natural beauty. Our well-maintained facilities, along with our natural setting, provide the perfect backdrop for an incredible camp experience.

Our Campus

The NY YMCA Camp sits on 1000+ acres and contains three distinct but closely knit communities: Camp McAlister, Camp Talcott and the Greenkill Outdoor Education and Retreat Center (which houses our specialty sleepaway and day camp programs). Each of these programs has their very own location on camp with the exclusive use of:

  • A beautiful lake with waterfront for swimming and boating. Each lake has its own aquatics staff made up of YMCA-certified lifeguards and swim instructors. Each lake also has its own inflatable obstacle course for added fun at swim time.
  • A large athletic field, basketball & tennis courts
  • A spacious dining hall
  • Archery Range
  • Gaga Arena
  • Carpet Ball
  • Dedicated cabin space for Arts & Crafts and Nature
  • Medical Center with full time nurse and overnight facilities for sick campers

Shared amenities across programs include:

  • 1,000+ acres of pristine wilderness with miles of beautifully groomed hiking trails
  • An 14,000 sq. ft. education and conference center
  • High ropes and low ropes courses for team-building activities
  • Giant Swing and Zip Line
  • Large field house for active indoor play on rainy/high heat days
  • A large, seasonal ranch with 10 horses
  • A petting farm with a variety of animals
  • An organic garden