Camp Chingachgook FAQ

Overnight Trip To Camp Chingachgook FAQs

Q. How do I sign my child up for the trip?

Register online at You will fill out and sign forms and waivers there. You will also need to fill out a health form that you will receive from your child’s teacher.

Q. What should my child pack?

A packing list can be found below. 

Q. What should I do if my child takes medication?

Medication must be in its original container with its original label. You must have a doctor’s order for all medications, including over-the-counter medications. Send these doctor’s notes in with your child or fax them to our nurse at (518) 638-6373 by May 31. Everything should be placed in a sealed plastic baggie marked with the child’s name, reason for medication, and dosage. You must drop the medication off with your child’s gear. 

Q. When should I drop off all of my child’s gear?

Drop-off will be on Wednesday, June 5, from 4-6 pm in the multi-purpose room. You may park in the bus circle or the elementary teachers’ parking lot and enter through the double doors nearest the room. Please drop off your child’s bag, sleeping bag, pillow, and any medication.

Q. Should I send any food or snacks with my child?

Students are not allowed to have snacks, candy, or gum in their possession at camp, as these can attract unwanted rodents and insects to the cabins! Please remind your child to eat a good breakfast on Thursday morning (either at home or school). Our first meal at camp will be lunch following orientation and team-building activities. 

Q. When will the students return to ACS?

The bus will arrive at ACS between 5:15-5:30 pm on Friday, June 7. You will need to pick your child up then. Please park in the main parking lot to wait for the bus. 

Q. Can I contact you if there is an emergency?

The number to call in case of an emergency is 518-656-9462. You will hear a message, and at the end, it will say, “In case of an emergency, dial extension 4357.” This number should be used in an emergency ONLY. 

Questions? Concerns?

contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Packing List

Students should be prepared for all types of weather at camp.

Essential Gear

Long pants


Socks (bring extra pairs) and underwear

2 pairs of sneakers (or 1 pair of sneakers and 1 pair of hiking boots)


Long-sleeved shirt

Sweatshirt, jacket, or fleece pull-over (it gets chilly)

Day pack (school backpack is fine)

Water bottle

Overnight Gear

Sleeping bag/Bedding













Other Essentials

Hat (baseball cap, bandana, etc. – for protection from sun/rain)

Bug repellent (non-aerosol)

Sunscreen (lotion, no spray)

Raincoat or Poncho


Cell phones

Candy or other snacks

Electronic games

Hair dryers

Knives or other weapons