Vanderkamp is a retreat center and summer camp located north of Oneida Lake within the Central Crossroads Conference – roughly forty-five minutes from Syracuse, and less than an hour from Rome, Oswego and Utica, NY.  Vanderkamp’s private 45 acre lake has been pristinely preserved for all to enjoy.  All are welcome to enjoy our network of trails for cross-country skiing, hiking, or biking, or our lake for canoeing, kayaking or row-boating.  Full meal services are offered as well as each of our retreat lodges has a kitchen for those wanting to cook their own meals.  Vanderkamp offers programs for anyone from a solo retreater to a group of 150.

The Upstate New York Synod along with two Presbyteries in Central New York are partners with whom Vanderkamp operates and lives out its mission “to seek to serve God by providing facilities and opportunities for people to relate to God, renew their faith, and respond in service.”  Facilities and support for retreats, meetings and gatherings as well as a Christian summer camp program for youth are available.  Seasonal activities such as our Halloween Youth Retreat are also offered.  Learn more at or call 315.675.3651.