The Board has done so in order to review all policies and procedures regarding Applicants, Sponsors and the Qualifying period. The review will clarify and integrate all our practices to ensure that the Qualifying period may be most helpful and beneficial for the individual Applicant and for Camp Nawakwa and all Key-holder members.



Members of the New York Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club are drawn from the larger New York Metropolitan area and New Jersey and enjoy the benefits of the outdoors a short distance from Manhattan in Harriman State Park.

Nawakwa is nestled on the shores of Lake Sebago, the largest lake in Harriman State Park. The rustic main cabin can accommodate 50 people for meals and social activities; in addition, there are 6 sleeping cabins, some with comfortable new beds, and numerous tent sites. A large swim dock, swimming area, and floating platform make for great swimming in Lake Sebago. Members have access to a boating fleet which includes kayaks, canoes, two rowboats, and a sailboat.

On any given weekend members of the chapter have a range of activities to choose from, including easy to challenging hikes, swimming, and boating.

·         Membership in the New York Chapter:

with This entitles you to all of the benefits of the parent ADK organization, participation in the events of the New York Chapter (announced via the quarterly Trail Marker newsletter), and guest privileges at Camp Nawakwa on hosted weekends during the year. The annual membership cost is currently $35-$55 depending on type (student, individual, family or senior).

To apply for standard membership, visit the ADK web site:
ADK Membership
and specify New York as your local chapter.

·         Nawakwa Status

Nawakwa Status entitles you to full access to and use of Camp Nawakwa at any time during the year in addition to attendance on organized weekends. The only additional cost is a one-time Applicant fee of $25. After your first year of Nawakwa Status, you will also be able to invite guests to the camp.


For more information or answers to specific questions, please send an e-mail to the membership chair at