SILVER BAY YMCA CONFERENCE & FAMILY RETREAT CENTER ON LAKE GEORGE, NY FAMILY REUNIONS & GETAWAYS CONFERENCES DAY USE & RECREATION LEADERSHIP TRAINING SPECIAL EVENTS & WEDDINGS
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87 Silver Bay Road Silver Bay, NY 12874
of the Adirondacks
SILVER BAY YMCA
SILVER BAY YMCA 87 Silver Bay Road, Silver Bay NY 12874 P 518.543.8833 or 1.888.758.7229 F 518.543.6537 www.silverbay.org
STAYS FOR FIRST-TIMERS* *Applies to individual, non-group reservations only. Not valid with any other offer.
WINNER UNIQUE VENUES
BEST VENUE FOR REUNIONS 2017 2016 • 2015 • 2014
BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY LODGING 2017
BEST VENUE FOR SPIRITUAL/WELLNESS GATHERINGS 2017
BEST EXCEPTIONAL AMENITIES 2016
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WINNER ADIRONDACK LIFE
BEST RESORT IN THE ADIRONDACKS 2017 • 2015 Read about us in The New York Times and Better Homes and Gardens
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WELCOME TO SILVER BAY SILVER BAY YMCA Phone: 518.543.8833 or 1.888.758.7229 For general information email firstname.lastname@example.org
CEO..................................ext. 201.....email@example.com COO.................................ext. 211......firstname.lastname@example.org Group Sales....................ext. 345.....email@example.com Guest Services...............ext. 235.....firstname.lastname@example.org Front Desk.....................ext. 219.....email@example.com Membership...................ext. 245.....firstname.lastname@example.org Programs........................ext. 215.....email@example.com Reservations..................ext. 350.....firstname.lastname@example.org Silver Camp....................ext. 245.....email@example.com Spiritual Life Center.....ext. 272.....firstname.lastname@example.org Development..................ext. 307.....email@example.com
THE MISSION OF SILVER BAY YMCA is to offer a lifelong sense of belonging, strengthen relationships, and nurture spirit, mind, and1body for all.
TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTACTS............................................................ 1 OUR MISSION...................................................... 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS........................................ ABOUT SILVER BAY............................................ FAMILY CONFERENCE........................................ FAMILY WEEKENDS............................................
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BASIC MEMBERSHIPS........................................ PROGRAM MEMBERSHIPS............................... RECREATION & ACTIVITIES............................. VACATIONS & INDIVIDUAL STAYS.................. LODGING RESERVATIONS........................................ DINING ROOM, STORE & FISHER LOUNGE.. FAMILY REUNIONS............................................. INDIVIDUAL ACCOMMODATIONS................... COTTAGES............................................................ DATES TO REMEMBER...................................... SELECT SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS...... CONFERENCES, GROUPS & RETREATS..........
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LEADERSHIP & TEAMBUILDING....................... SILVER CAMP & SWIM LESSONS..................... MORE ABOUT SILVER BAY................................ YOU’RE INVITED.................................................. GENERAL INFORMATION................................... SUPPORT OUR MISSION & OUTREACH......... GROUP/LARGE FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONS EMP PROGRAM, VOLUNTEERS & MORE....... DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR............................. SPIRITUAL LIFE.....................................................
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Silver Bay YMCA’s campus is on the National Register of Historic Places. 2
ABOUT SILVER BAY YMCA Silver Bay YMCA is a conference and family retreat center located in the Adirondack State Park on beautiful Lake George in New York. Since 1902, Silver Bay has excelled in providing programs and services that help all people to feel renewed, refreshed, and inspired. Silver Bay was formed over the past 116 years by caring staff and benefactors who are responsible for everything that you see on campus today. It is their dedication that has formed Silver Bay, their hopes and dreams for this place and their hard work that has shaped the Silver Bay of today. As you walk our grounds, please keep in mind that everything you see was created with purpose, with love, and with the dream that Silver Bay would achieve great things, that it would make a difference.
SILVER BAY FAMILY WEEKENDS
July 28 – August 18 From old traditions to new friends, Family Conference is the perfect time to enjoy Silver Bay. This opportunity to be renewed, refreshed and inspired at Silver Bay includes live music, special lectures, family friendly programs and activities, and so much more! Please note that the last day of the summer program schedule is August 17th.
Silver Bay is a place for all seasons; from the changing of the leaves to the falling snow, we’re more than just your summer destination. Activities and programs vary by the weekend and the season, but you can be sure that there’s always good fun, fellowship and food to be had!
YEAR-ROUND FAMILY FUN
President’s Day (ADK Winter Fun) February 16-19 2018
Memorial Day May 25–28 2018
Family Weeks July 28-Aug 18 2018
Labor Day Aug 31-Sept 3 2018
Columbus Day October 5-8 2018 6
New Year’s Eve (North Country New Year’s) Dec 28-Jan 1 2018/2019
President’s Day (ADK Winter Fun) February 15-18 2019
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WELCOME TO THE FAMILY 5
MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIPS ONLY BASIC MEMBERSHIPS
MEMBERSHIPS WITH PROGRAM ACCESS PROGRAM MEMBERSHIPS
ANNUAL BASIC Valid until Dec 31, 2018
Please note: Program Membership fees will be prorated for those who already hold an Annual Basic Membership.
Benefits include: Access to the Gift Shop, Library, Fisher Lounge, and The Store. Membership is required to make a reservation. Annual Basic Membership fees will be applied toward an upgrade to a Program Membership. *Family Membership includes married couples or up to two adults, all dependent children through the age of 18, and full-time college students through the age of 24, residing in the same household. (Proof of residency or college enrollment proof may be required.)
Valid through 12/31/18
60-DAY PROGRAM 30-DAY PROGRAM 7-DAY PROGRAM 1-DAY PROGRAM 1-NIGHT PROGRAM (Available after 4 p.m.) 10-DAY FLEX PROGRAM (Any 10 Days Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2018)
OTHER PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS OFF SEASON (1/1/18 - 6/22/18) (8/18/18 - 12/31/18)
(1/1/18 - 6/22/18)
POST-SEASON (8/18/18 - 12/31/18)
‡ These rates include a Basic Annual Membership valid through 12/31/18. † These rates include a Basic Daily Membership * Family Membership includes married couples or up to two adults, all dependent children through the age of 18, and full-time college students through the age of 24, residing in the same household. (Proof of residency or college enrollment may be required.)
FOR MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION VISIT THE FRONT DESK IN THE INN OR CONTACT PROGRAM ASSOCIATE LISA DAWSON AT LDAWSON@SILVERBAY.ORG OR 518.543.8512
READY, AIM, ENJOY
RECREATION AVAILABLE TO OUR ON-CAMPUS GUESTS AND TO THOSE WITH A PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP
BOARD GAMES & PUZZLES
BOAT TOURS ON THE SILVER SPIRIT*
CANOEING, PADDLE BOARDS‡ & KAYAKING
CONCERTS & LECTURES
DAY CAMP (SILVER CAMP)*
FITNESS CENTER FITNESS CLASSES YOGA, TAI CHI, PILATES
HIKING - 700 ACRES OF TRAILS
NATURE CENTER / PROGRAMS
YOUTH & TEEN PROGRAMS: Leaders Club, Silver Camp*, Ticonderoga Teen Center, Youth & Government
SPIRITUAL LIFE PROGRAMS: Labyrinth, Lakeside Seminars & Classes, Meditation, Men’s Prayer Breakfast**, Pastoral Support, Spiritual Direction, Vespers, Women’s Prayer Breakfast**, Worship Services**
TENNIS LESSONS & TOURNAMENTS*
SPECIAL EVENTS AND TRAININGS: Archery Instructor Certification*, Family Weeks, Silver Bay Singers, NYS Safe Boaters Course, Waterfront Lifeguard*
TENNIS COURTS CLAY & HARD COURTS
our Program Membership will enable you to Y participate in Silver Bay YMCA’s wide selection of programs and activities. ARTS & HUMANITIES PROGRAMS: Book Talk Group, Concerts, Craft Shop*, Films, Lectures, Performances, Watercolor Classes*
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
* This program or activity requires an additional fee. Those with Program Memberships receive special rates on many programs and activities that require additional fees.
** These programs are open to the community.
‡ May not be available throughout the fall season.
SP=Spring, SU=Summer (June 23– Aug 17), F=Fall, W=Winter * These programs and activities have additional fees.
VACATIONS & INDIVIDUAL STAYS Silver Bay YMCA is a great family vacation destination. We offer a variety of accommodations to meet your familyâ€™s needs. Choose from an Inn-style room with a private bath, to a cozy lake-view cottage. As our on-campus guest, you will have access to the programs and activities that make Silver Bay fun for family members of all ages. Swim at one of our beaches, play tennis or shuffleboard, relax and play cards or borrow a board game. There are so many options! See the list of programs and activities on page 8. Many of our accommodations include meals in our Dining Hall. Read more about meals on page 13. Please inform us in advance of your stay if any member of your family has dietary allergies or restrictions. We recommend that you make your initial reservation by phone so that a reservationist can explain your choice of accommodations. Call 518.543.8415 for more information or to make a reservation. You may also make a room reservation at www.silverbay.org.
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MAKE A LODGING RESERVATION
Rates for cottages are based on a 7 night rental (Sat. to Sat.) during the summer season, and include access to the campus for a variety of recreational activities and programs.
Individual reservations may be handled personally by the Silver Bay Reservations team or via our online reservation form.
Meal plans are not included with cottage rentals; meal tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk located in the Inn or a full American Plan can be established with a reservationist.
Due to the vast and unique array of accommodations, you may want to speak with us personally if you are new to Silver Bay YMCA. Contact the Reservations Staff by phone at 518.543.8415, or by email at reservations@ silverbay.org. They will assist you in making your reservation for 2018, 2019, or 2020. Things to keep in mind while making your reservation: Spring Jan 1 - June 22 Summer June 23 - Aug 17 Fall / Winter Aug 18-Dec 31 A current Silver Bay YMCA membership is required to make a reservation and for all guests who stay on campus. See page 6 for more details about membership.
Nightly rates are available for winter, spring and fall rentals and meal plans are available upon request. A $37 per person nightly fee will be applied when occupancy exceeds standard. Cottages are equipped with kitchens and include linens, towels, and place settings for the maximum number of occupants. All cottages have convenient parking spaces. ALL RATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Rendering of the new WILLIAM BOYD CENTER See page 17 for more information
All 2018 reservations require a 50% deposit at the time of reservation. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to your arrival. Guests who do not cancel their reservation 30 days prior to arrival date forfeit their deposit. Contact us for the complete cancellation policy. A 5% gratuity, which is not reflected in the rates, is added to your final bill. Check-in begins at 4 p.m. Check-out is 11 a.m. No billing adjustments will be made for late arrivals or early departures.
Most on-campus accommodations include meals in the new William Boyd Center Dining Room, others may purchase meal tickets at the Front Desk in the Inn. PLEASE CONTACT US IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ARRIVAL IF YOU HAVE ANY FOOD ALLERGIES OR REQUIRE A SPECIAL DIET. SILVER BAY WILL TRY TO MEET YOUR DIETARY NEEDS.
BREAKFAST *7:30 A.M. - 9:00 a.m.
LUNCH *11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
DINNER *5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Adults $14 Youth (6-12) $7
Adults $14 Youth (6-12) $7
Adults $20 Youth (6-12) $10
Continental at 7:00 a.m. and hot breakfast from 7:30 a.m. -9:00 a.m. Our breakfast buffet serves fresh fruit, yogurt, hot and cold cereal, pastries, eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausage and bacon. Every morning is a little different!
Daily lunch buffet includes an array of specialty wraps, deli and salad bar, soup of the day, and more.
The dinner buffet includes a variety of dishes: steaks, fresh fish, pasta, chicken, vegetarian meals, fresh vegetables, salads, soups and specialty desserts. In-Season, children will enjoy our kidsâ€™ section with its choices of chicken nuggets, pizza, macaroni and cheese, and more.
CHILDREN AGES 5 AND UNDER EAT FREE WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A PAYING ADULT. *Typical in-season meal times. Times may be subject to change.
THE STORE OPEN DAILY (6/23 - 8/17) 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Please note: Pizza orders until10:00 p.m.
(HOURS ARE SEASONAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE, SEE THE BREEZE FOR CURRENT OPERATING HOURS. SPECIAL HOURS WILL BE POSTED FOR 8/18-9/3)
Visit the Store for ice cream, pizza, crepes, breakfast sandwiches, fresh brewed coffee, gourmet teas, and other assorted specialties. The Store is the place for morning newspapers, wireless internet, and evening entertainment.
FISHER LOUNGE MONDAY - SATURDAY 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (6/23 - 8/17)
(HOURS ARE FOR 6/23-8/17 ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE, SEE THE BREEZE FOR CURRENT OPERATING HOURS.)
Fisher Lounge is located in the center room of the Fisher Gymnasium on the south end of our campus. Fisher Lounge has coffee, fruit cups, smoothies and ice cream novelties. The Lounge is conveniently located near both Bay Beach and Slim Point.
CASH, CREDIT CARDS, & SILVER BAY GIFT CARDS ACCEPTED
FAMILY REUNIONS Family groups of all sizes have held their reunions at Silver Bay to celebrate milestones, special anniversaries, or just catch up with one another. Silver Bay is the ideal place to bring families together in a beautiful, natural setting, for time to reconnect and recreate. Our Conference Services staff is experienced in helping design custom family reunion schedules and activities to help families get the most out of their reunion experience. We can provide special events and activities exclusively for your family. Offerings include:
Low Ropes Course
Your family will also enjoy all that Silver Bay YMCA has to offer, see page 8 for a list of campus activities. Ask your Silver Bay Conference Coordinator for more information.
WINNER OF BEST VENUE FOR A REUNION 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 START PLANNING YOUR REUNION TODAY! 518.543.8417
We have been recognized as a great place for families by BETTER HOMES & GARDENS and the NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SECTION
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Rates are for June 23 - Aug 18. Call for rates for spring, fall and winter. TRINITY HOUSE ‡ $184 pp/pn/do Comfortable rooms with antique furniture and private bath room. Houses the Spiritual Life Library, and a common room. (13 rooms, max 28 people or 29 with a cot). ----------------------------------------------------- BROOKSIDE ‡ $167 pp/pn/do Brookside has a large common area featuring a stone fireplace, piano, and conversation nooks. Every two rooms share a bath and can accommodate up to five people. (6 rooms max 17 people or 18 with a cot) ----------------------------------------------------INN - PRIVATE BATH $176-$190 pp/pn/do Many rooms have single and queen beds, allowing families to share a room, if desired. (71 rooms, max 206 people) ----------------------------------------------------INN-SHARED BATH $127-$138 pp/pn/do Many rooms have single and double beds, allowing families to share a room, if desired. Toilets and showers are down the hall. (26 rooms, max 77 people) ----------------------------------------------------- BAYVIEW $150-$157 pp/pn/do Each room has a private bath, some with lake-view, are furnished with a variety of single and double beds, and accommodate up to four people. Building features a conference room with wireless internet. Conference room access is subject to availability. (27 rooms, max 99 guests) ----------------------------------------------------- HEMLOCK $90 pp/pn/do Rooms have modest furnishings and open to a shared porch, every two rooms share a toilet and sink, with common showers down the porch hall. (24 rooms, max 85 people) ----------------------------------------------------HEPBRON $78 pp/pn/do Perfect for youth retreats and budget-conscious groups. Each room has its own sink and can accommodate two people. Shared baths are located down the hall. (55 rooms, max 117 people) PLEASE NOTE NEW MAX ROOM OCCUPANCY ----------------------------------------------------OVERLOOK $55 pp/pn/do Overlook is ideal for guests who want a cozy Adirondack experience. Rooms open to a shared porch, with a short walk to the central bathrooms. Each room has its own sink. (11 rooms, max 22 people)
WILLIAM BOYD CENTER
Enjoy a late summer stay in the new William Boyd Center. The Center boasts 22 air-conditioned, private bath guest rooms, most with balconies. The majority of rooms are furnished with a queen bed and sleeper sofa. Lake View Suite – $ 238 pp/pn/do Lake View Room – $ 215 pp/pn/do Campus View Room – $ 200 pp/pn/do
pp/pn/do = Per Person/Per Night/Double Occupancy Rates are based on adult double occupancy and are per person, per night. Rates include room, meals, and Program Membership for a variety of recreational activities and programs. All reservations will have a 5% gratuity added to the final bill. Please contact the Reservations Department for single occupancy and children/youth rates. A Silver Bay YMCA membership is required to make a reservation and for all guests who stay on campus.
Ask about our large family/group lodging. ‡ Alcohol-free accommodations. ALL RATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
RESERVATION INFORMATION IS ON PAGE 12
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COTTAGES A Silver Bay YMCA membership is required to make a reservation, and for all guests who stay on campus. All reservations will have a 5% gratuity added to the final bill. Meal plans are not included with cottage rentals; however, meal tickets can be purchased at the Front Desk located in the Inn or a full American Plan can be established with a reservationist. ALL RATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Bdrm Bath Standard/ Max Weekly Occupancy Rate BIRCH 1 1 4/4 $1,267 2 singles, 1 daybed, campus view ------------------------------------------------------ BOLTZ 3 1 6/7 $2,429 6 singles, 1 cot, lake view -----------------------------------------------------BRIGHTWOOD 3 1 8/10 $2,979 1 queen, 1 double, 3 singles, 1 daybed, 1 cot, campus view -----------------------------------------------------BUTTERNUT 1 1 4/4 $1,267 2 singles, 1 daybed, campus view ------------------------------------------------------ CHARTER OAK 2 1 6/7 $1,986 4 singles, 1 daybed, 1 cot, lake view ------------------------------------------------------ HARTFORD 2 1 6/7 $1,967 4 singles, 1 daybed, 1 cot, lake view ------------------------------------------------------ LAUREL 2 1 4/6 $1,894 2 singles , 1 queen, 1 sleeper sofa, campus view -----------------------------------------------------NASSAU 2 1 5/7 $1,930 2 singles , 1 double, 1 daybed, 1 cot, lake view -----------------------------------------------------WILLOW 2 1 6/6 $1,967 4 singles, 1 daybed, lake view -----------------------------------------------------CEDAR 3 1 8/9 $3,037 4 singles, 1 queen, 1 daybed, 1 cot, campus view -----------------------------------------------------ELM 3 1.5 5/8 $2,185 4 singles,1 double, 2 cots, campus view -----------------------------------------------------HICKORY 3 1 5/7 $2,250 2 singles, 1 queen, 1 single/double bunk bed, campus view -----------------------------------------------------JUNIPER 3 1.5 5/8 $2,206 4 singles, 1 double, 2 cots, campus view -----------------------------------------------------MAPLE 3 1.5 10/12 $3,899 4 singles, 1 king, 2 sleeper sofa, 1 cot, laundry, lake view -----------------------------------------------------OAK 5 3 16/21 $5,826 4 singles, 2 queens, 2 sleeper sofas, 2 single/dbl bunks, 5 cots, laundry, lake view -----------------------------------------------------SUMMIT 3 1 8/9 $2,705 5 singles, 1 day bed, 1 bunk, 1 cot, partial lake view -----------------------------------------------------SYCAMORE 3 2 6/7 $2,427 6 singles, 1 cot, campus view -----------------------------------------------------CHERRY 4 1 9/10 $3,487 6 singles, 1 double, 1 bunk bed, lake view -----------------------------------------------------SPRUCE 4 1 8/8 $3,374 6 singles, 1 queen, lake view
DATES TO REMEMBER Feb 16-19 May 18-20 May 25-28 June 11-16 June 11-15 June 22 June 23 June 25 July 4
LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION? The Breeze: The Breeze is Silver Bay’s program guide. It is available seasonally. The summer edition will be available in late spring. Weekly Prompter: The Prompter is a grid of times and locations of activities on campus. It is available each week from June 23 - Aug 17. Online Calendar: View the calendar at www.silverbay.org.
July 9-10 July 11-14 July 19 July 28-Aug 18 August 1 August 2 August 4 August 7 August 8 August 9 August 9-11 August 13-17 August 15 August 16 August 16 August 17 Aug 31-Sept 3 October 5-8 Dec 28-Jan1 February 15-18
Adirondack Winter Fun Weekend Council Work Weekend Memorial Day Family Weekend Red Cross Lifeguard Course Red Cross Responding to Emergencies Course NAA Archery Instructor Course Summer Program Season begins Silver Camp Begins Shortest 4th in the North Parade NYS Safe Boaters Course Leadership Forum Conference Watercolor Show Family Weeks White Birch Reception Watercolor Show Next Generation Party EAF Day (Emp Alumni Fellowship) Annual Fund’s Golf Tournament Watercolor Show EMPS Broadway Show Silver Bay Singers (Mozart) White Birch Reception Red Cross Blood Drive Watercolor Show Last Day of Summer Season Labor Day Family Weekend Columbus Day Family Weekend North Country New Years Adirondack Winter Fun Weekend
SELECT SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS DOCUMENTARY PRESENTATIONS BY ROB FISHER Islands Far and Near Tues, July 3 & Tues, August 7
Journey to one of the most remote islands in the world, and then return to tour the majestic islands in our own backyard. Journey to Antarctica Tues, July 17 & Tues, Aug 14
This journey takes you to the bottom of the world, visiting South American sites of interest and multiple penguin rookeries along the way.
LECTURES The Top 10 Events in Geologic History: Why the World is the Way it is From Geologic Perspective Tues, July 10 Michael DiMarco All the Presidents’ Gardens Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses How the White House Grounds Have Grown with
America Tues, July 30 Marta McDowell Based on her award winning book, this is the fascinating story of America’s first garden!
CONCERTS Here We Go...Again (Songs of Social Commentary and Protest) Wed, August 1
Bob Steinfort (AKA Robert Edwin)
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS Silver Bay Singers (Formerly Mozart Singers) Mon, August 13-Fri, August 17 Director, Mike McCord Choral Singing rehearsals and performance on Friday evening. Ballroom Dance Mon, July 30 - Fri August 3 Saratoga Savoy, Center of Dance The classes for couples (of all ages!) are to be held Monday through Friday mornings, with the evening dance on Friday. A myriad of dances, such as Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, East Coast swing, Cha Cha, American Tango,
and more may be covered in the sessions. The Ballroom class is great for beginners who want to get a taste for different types of dancing.
TRAININGS Red Cross Responding to Emergencies (RTE) June 11 – 15 Program Member/On-Campus Guests $125 Member/Non-Member $175 Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Training June 11 -16 Program Member/On-Campus Guests $275 Member/Non-Member $390 NAA Archery Instructor Level 1 Friday, June 22 Program Member/On-Campus Guests $60 Member/Non-Member $85 New York State Safe Boaters Course July 9-10 Suggested Donation Program Member/On-Campus Guests $30 Member/Non-Member $45
CONFERENCES, GROUPS & RETREATS
TEAMBUILDING & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Silver Bay hosts conferences, team building and leadership trainings, family reunions, weddings, and special events.
Silver Bay offers programs that meet the needs and goals of your corporate, non-profit, youth group, school, family reunion, college, or university group. Teambuilding and Leadership Development programs are a great way to build community within your group.
For 116 years, we’ve offered a comprehensive approach to conferencing by providing a variety of accommodations, unique meeting spaces, and an array of programs to enrich the conference experience as well as activities that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body.
Come for an overnight or spend the day, and if you cannot come to us, we can bring the program to you!
We provide a setting with genuine hospitality to make your conference or retreat an experience to remember. Whether you have a set agenda or need guidance from our experienced Conference Services team, we are here every step of the way.
We offer programs & activities such as
Think of us for
Low Ropes Course Group Challenges Character Development/Self Awareness
Staff and Board Retreats Staff Rewards Awards Banquets Conferences and Trainings Scout Troop Outings Spiritual Retreats Weddings Rest and Renewal
“My committee and I have been putting on a conference at Silver Bay for the past 6 years. First of all the staff there are great to work with. From the staff that work to get the conference going to the men and women at the front desk to the crew that takes care of the food (which is great). The grounds are great and the beauty of the Adirondack Mountains and Lake George make it that much more beautiful. Looking forward to working with the staff again soon for next year’s conference.”
WORK WITH SILVER BAY TO CREATE A PROGRAM THAT MEETS YOUR GROUP’S GOALS AND 23 OBJECTIVES! CALL CONFERENCE SERVICES AT 518.543.8417 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
LAKE THERAPY Watch our video on Conferences at Silver Bay
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SILVER CAMP & SWIM LESSONS MONDAY-FRIDAY
JUNE 25-AUGUST 17
SILVER CAMP offers weekly sessions of outdoor fun, games, music, crafts, fitness, and more. Transportation for full-day campers is available for a weekly fee from Hague & Ticonderoga. SILVER CAMP IS LICENSED BY THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WHICH REQUIRES PRE-REGISTRATION, AND ANNUAL SUBMISSION OF IMMUNIZATION RECORDS.
FULL DAY* 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
HALF DAY 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
* Full day is only available for campers ages 5 and up.
GROUPS & LOCATIONS CHILDREN’S PAVILION Ages 6 weeks to 5 years Younger children attend Silver Camp in our Children’s Pavilion. These groups are half-day only except Wee Woozles which has a full-day option. The Pavilion is home-base for the following groups: ROBINS 6 weeks – 18 months CRICKETS 19 months – 3 yrs TURTLES 3-4 yrs (potty-trained) WEE WOOZLES 5 yrs
SILVER CAMP TENT Ages 6-11 years The following groups use the tents behind the gymnasium as their home base. These groups may choose full or half-day camp. WOOZLES 6 - 7 yrs CHIPPIES 8 - 9 yrs RAVENS 10 - 11 yrs
TEEN CENTER (MORSE LOWER LEVEL)
Ages 12-17years Headquartered in the lower level of Morse Hall, these groups may choose full or half-day camp. Program may require additional fees for off-site day trips or overnights. EAGLES 12 - 13 yrs FALCONS 14 - 17 yrs
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE CAMP REGISTRAR SILVERCAMP@SILVERBAY.ORG OR 518.543.8833 EXT 231
SWIM LESSONS MONDAY-FRIDAY
JUNE 25-AUGUST 17
1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
If only all of life’s lessons were this much fun! YMCA Progressive Swim Lessons promote children’s health, safety, and self-esteem, while learning valuable lifelong skills. Registration and additional fees are required. For fees, see the table on the following page. Register at the Concierge Desk located in the William Boyd Center. PARENT-CHILD
SKILL LEVELS INCLUDE INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR DARRELL FEDCHAK AT DFEDCHAK@SILVERBAY.ORG OR 518.543.8572
FEES FOR SILVER CAMP & SWIM LESSONS WEEKLY SESSIONS
Silver Camp and Swim Lessons
Half Day Camp
June 25-29 July 2 - July 6 July 9-13
Program Members and On-Campus Guest
July 16-20 July 23-27 July 30 - August 3 Basic Members and Non-Mbrs
There is a $10 processing fee for all camp applications not received two weeks prior to the camper’s first session.
Full Day Camp
There is a $10 processing fee for all camp applications not received two weeks prior the camper’s first session. Swim Lessons
$40 per week/per child. Bus pick-up locations at the ELKS lodge in Ticonderoga, and the Hague Community Center.
Late Pick-Up Fee
$10/15 minute intervals
Bag lunches may be ordered at the Front Desk no later than 7 p.m. the night before. There is no fee for those with a meal plan. The fee is $7 for children without a meal plan.
(Optional for Full Day Campers)
** Discount applied for three or more siblings and cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships. Eagles and Falcons may schedule off-site field trips. Additional fees will apply.
August 6-10 August 13-17
HOW TO REGISTER By Mail: Postmarked two weeks prior to 1st session attending. *Registrations post marked before June 1st will receive the Early Bird Rate. Concierge Desk: Sunday 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday & Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Children’s Tent: Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Children’s Pavilion: Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Please note: There is a $10 processing fee for all camp applications not received two weeks prior to the camper’s first session.
CANCELLATION POLICY: A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be given for all cancellations made at least 1 week before the child’s registered start date. Cancellations made less than 1 week before the child’s registered start date or after the session begins, will not be eligible for a refund.
IF ONLY ALL OF LIFEâ€™S LESSONS WERE THIS FUN REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE TAKEN AT THE FRONT DESK. Payment must be received in full and all paperwork completed and submitted (including a record of immunizations) before your child may attend camp.
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MORE ABOUT THE BAY BOATHOUSE Spend the day on the lake at the Silver Bay Boathouse! Throughout the summer, the Boathouse provides canoes, kayaks, sailboats, paddle boards, and rowboats. In addition, the Boathouse offers weekly kayak and sailing lessons, sailboat races, the New York State Safe Boaters Course, and boat slips to rent for your personal motor boat. If boating doesn’t suit your fancy, relax and rock on the Boathouse porch while enjoying the beauty and serenity of Lake George. THE BREEZE THE BREEZE is the Silver Bay YMCA newsletter which contains the schedule for the many activities we have to offer. You can get your copy of THE BREEZE at the Front Desk located in the Inn, and in various other locations across campus. You will also find it online at www. silverbay.org. COLLINS EQUIPMENT & TENNIS CENTER Located on the ground level of the Boathouse, Collins provides you with all of your sports and game needs! Collins is the place to sign up for tennis tournaments, private tennis lessons, 3-on-3 basketball, or grab a board game. Silver Bay offers both clay and hard surface tennis courts. Visit Collins for more information on court usage.
CRAFT SHOP Silver Bay YMCA’s Squire Craft Shop is the ideal place for adults and children to express themselves creatively. There are many activities to choose from such as copper enameling, stained glass, pottery, weaving, silver jewelry making, children’s crafts, and more. Check our in-season weekly newsletter, THE BREEZE, for information about our guest artisans. The Craft Shop charges for materials and accepts cash and major credit cards. NATURE CENTER The McCoy Nature Center is the home of many displays of animal species and plants native to the Adirondacks. The entire family will enjoy learning about the natural history of the Lake George region. You can participate in nature programs including stream studies, wildflower walks, bird watching and identification, and evening lectures during the summer months. Also attend one of the many guided hikes offered throughout the summer. SWIMMING AREAS BAY BEACH AND SLIM POINT Enjoy the crystal clear waters of Lake George from one of Silver Bay’s two spectacular beaches. Come swim laps or relax on the floating raft at Bay Beach. Participate in a youth swim lesson or play in the sand at Slim Point. Beaches are supervised by certified lifeguards. 30
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Saturday, August 4 Time TBD Join us for our Next Generation Party and support the Fund for Silver Bay. Proceeds go to Silver Bay’s outreach programs. Next Generation Party is a great way to connect with other Family Conference guests.
Wednesday, August 8 Ticonderoga Country Club 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Join us for the 19th Annual Silver Bay Golf Tournament at the Ticonderoga Country Club. Proceeds from the Golf Tournament support the youth programming Silver Bay offers each year, such as our Summer Camps, and the Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center Ticonderoga.
NOTE: This event is for friends of Silver Bay who are ages 21 & up. For details follow us on facebook or visit www. silverbay.org. Read more about the Annual Fund for Silver Bay on page 35.
The day will feature lunch, prizes, raffles, and auctions.
Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. A dessert reception is being held in the Inn’s Gullen Lounge for members of Silver Bay’s Planned Giving Society WHITE BIRCH in honor of their dedicated and generous support towards Silver Bay’s future. For more information about White Birch, contact Lori Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.543.8511
DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIPS FOR DEVELOPMENT EVENTS ARE NEEDED. CONTACT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT LORI ROSS AT LROSS@SILVERBAY.ORG OR AT 518.543.8511 31
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GENERAL INFORMATION BAG LUNCHES Bag lunches are great for hiking days, Silver Camp lunches, or for your road-trip on departure day. Bag lunches can be ordered at the Front Desk no later than 7:00 p.m. the evening before it is needed. OCCASION CAKES Cakes for special occasions can be ordered at the Front Desk with 48 hour notice. BEER & WINE AT SILVER BAY We offer beer and wine receptions in select locations on campus by application only. A Silver Bay catered menu item must be served at the event. The alcohol is provided by you, held in storage by Silver Bay until the time of the event, and served by a member of the Silver Bay staff. Bottled beer, wine and champagne only. A service fee applies. Contact the Conference Services staff for more information about how you can incorporate beer and wine into your conference, wedding, family reunion or other special event at Silver Bay. For guests lodging on-site, a complete copy of Silver Bayâ€™s alcohol policy may be viewed at the Front Desk. SPECIAL EVENTS & CATERING Silver Bay is the ideal location for your special event. Let us host your family reunion dinner, wedding, rehearsal dinner, reception, or other catered event. Hold your event overlooking the lake, in the stately Inn or at our historic Boathouse. Our experienced event staff is available to help you plan your special day.
We also offer sâ€™mores set-ups, BBQs, private ice cream socials & more. Ask at the Front Desk for an appointment with a Conference Coordinator. GIFT SHOP The Wilson Gift Shop, located in William Boyd Center, has a beautiful array of Silver Bay mementos, t-shirts and sweatshirts, toys, books, decorative home items, handcrafted jewelry, clothing, and more! For hours please see THE BREEZE or look for a sign on the door. FITNESS CENTER Located in Fisher Gymnasium, the Fitness Center offers the freedom of individual workouts for those who are ages 16 and up. The cardio equipment includes Precor treadmills, Elliptical and AMT, and exercise bikes. The strength training includes free weights and Precor equipment. During the summer, the Fitness Center is staffed with professionally trained individuals. During the shoulder seasons, Program Members who are ages 18 and over are given a key to the Fitness Center. Please see the Front Desk for more information.
SUPPORT OUR MISSION & OUTREACH MOMENTUM
“Strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events.” Silver Bay YMCA continues to build momentum for 2018 Silver Bay YMCA is a community rich in diversity and steeped in love and respect for all people. Growing from its YMCA roots, Silver Bay has expanded its mission within the community and gathers members from around the globe. It is a place that offers respite and relaxation for families throughout the year and provides transformational opportunities for both young and old. Continue the momentum that was started by our successful campaign by making a gift to sustain the people and the programs that you love and the values that you cherish at Silver Bay YMCA. Together we are Silver Bay. OPPORTUNITIES:
Historic Buildings, Grounds, and Gardens
Recreational Program Support
Spiritual Life Programming
Silver Bay YMCA Teen Center - Ticonderoga
Arts & Humanities Programs
Unrestricted Gifts/Area of Greatest Need
Youth & Government
Cancer Respite Program
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR NICK RAMA AT NRAMA@SILVERBAY.ORG OR 518.543.8510 35
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GROUP/ LARGE FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONS While all most of our accommodations are available for group stays, Group and Large Family Accommodations are available for those who want to stay under one roof. Priority is given to week long stays. A party of 12 or more is considered a group. Please contact our Sales/ Conference Services Department at 518.543.8417 for rates or more information. PAINE HALL Built in 1895, Paine hall is a converted Victorian home with a campus view. The board porch and the attached rotunda meeting room make great small group meeting spaces. There is a kitchenette, 16 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 5 people with a shared bathroom for every 3-4 rooms. The maximum occupancy is 52 people. HILLTOP A spacious 2 story lodge on a high point of campus, Hilltop is perfect for small groups and reunions. The accommodation boasts a broad lake view porch, with both an open and screened-in section. There is a kitchenette, and 8 bedrooms with a standard/max occupancy of 17. HILLCREST Perched on one of the highest points of campus, Hillcrest has a lake view from the large screenedin porch, a full kitchen, 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the standard occupancy is 15 with a max of 17. SPRUCE MOUNTAIN LODGE Built as a hotel in the late 1800â€™s and set on the periphery of campus, Spruce Mt. Lodge features 10 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a full kitchen with a standard occupancy of 27 and a Max of 30 (32 with cots). BROOKSIDE & TRINITY While Brookside and Trinity are also available for individual stays, they are ideal for family reunions. See page 17 for more info.
LEND YOUR GIFTS THE EMP PROGRAM The summer employees, otherwise known as the EMPS, get so much more than just work experience. EMPS are a diverse community of college students, international students, families, and retirees joined together in service. There are many ways to use your skills or to learn new ones with the EMP program. Information and applications are available on our website or by contacting email@example.com. VOLUNTEERS Volunteerism is the core of Silver Bay. We have Volunteer Champions, who will match your skills and available time commitment with volunteer opportunities in many departments at any time of the year. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. SILVER BAY COUNCIL The Council organizes a summer porch sale and returns to campus for â€œTidy Timeâ€? weekends in the spring and fall to enhance our buildings and grounds. For information on participating with the Council, contact email@example.com. EMP ALUMNI FELLOWSHIP (EAF) EMP Alumni Fellowship plans year-round Emp reunion activities and raises funds for Emp scholarships, improvement of facilities and recreational opportunities for Emps. For more information, email eaf@ silverbay.org.
LIVE, WORK, AND PLAY Watch our video on Employment at Silver Bay
DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR YMCA TEEN CENTER IN TICONDEROGA The Teen Center is donor-funded and open to area youth six days a week. 6th-12th graders can spend their afternoons and evenings at the Teen Center and take part in various activities and programs such as basketball, Leader’s Club, homework assistance, and more. The Teen Center is FREE, but teens must be registered. Registration forms are available at www.silverbay.org. LEADERS CLUB This program provides 7th–12th graders with personal growth and meaningful group experiences. The teens participate in character development, values education, community service, and other leadership development opportunities. The Leaders Club meets biweekly at the Teen Center and is free, however club members participate in fundraising activities to off-set costs. YOUTH & GOVERNMENT YMCA Youth & Government, which is a wellrespected national program of the Y that involves thousands of teens nationwide in state-organized, model-government programs. Every January, Silver Bay hosts the local District Conference and coordinates the district’s participation in several state conferences from September through April and serves the school districts of Ticonderoga, Bolton, Queensbury, Minerva, Johnsburg and Newcomb.
OPEN PATHWAYS The Open Pathways program allows Silver Bay to offer financial assistance to individuals and families who cannot participate in our programs on their own accord. Applications may be obtained at the Front Desk.
SPIRITUAL LIFE We are committed to helping people grow spiritually. Rooted in the Christian tradition, these programs are ecumenical in nature and open to all. No matter what your denomination or spiritual path is, you are welcome here. Programs include: Worship Services*, Summer Evening Vespers, Spiritual Life Classes and Reading Groups, Monthly Men’s and Women’s Prayer Breakfasts*, Pastoral Support and Spiritual Direction, Labyrinth Walks and more. *These programs are open to the community. The Chapel and grounds are also available for baptisms, weddings, memorial services and internments throughout the year. For additional information contact the Spiritual Life Department at 518.543.8575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the program offerings and overnight accommodations for Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center. We offer 20%...
Published on Feb 15, 2018
Learn more about the program offerings and overnight accommodations for Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center. We offer 20%...