Mid mountains and lakes…
Camp Dudley, founded by Sumner F. Dudley in 1885, is a place that celebrates timeless traditional values, inspiring boys and men alike to seek something higher than their own self-interest. Our motto, “The Other Fellow First,” is at the heart of Camp life. For more than 125 years, Dudley has been able to maintain tremendous momentum by remaining true to its original mission: To develop boys’ moral, personal and physical skills in the spirit of fellowship and fun.
We are committed to providing a balanced program for our campers that includes team sports, individual sports, the arts, outdoor offerings and spiritual traditions. Our leadership development program is a dynamic part of the Camp experience and is integrated into all parts of the program.
With two miles of frontage on Lake Champlain and surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains, our setting invites both rigorous activity and time for peaceful reflection. While Dudley’s heritage is Christian, we welcome boys of all faiths into our community; the diversity of our camper body fosters an appreciation of difference.
Dudley for girls…
Founded in 1919 by Helen Van Buren, Camp Kiniya in Colchester, Vermont was a camp that delivered a safe, loving and quality camping experience for girls.
In 2004, the leadership team at Camp Dudley worked with the Kiniya owners Jack and Marilyn Williams to create a new vision: Camp Dudley at Kiniya, a non-profit camp for girls that combines Kiniya’s traditions with Dudley’s extensive programs, including leadership and spirituality.
In 2006, Camp Dudley at Kiniya opened for its first summer season. Girls from all over the country enjoyed a camp that celebrates leadership, friendship and kindness. Camp Dudley at Kiniya is a camping experience that allows for individual and community growth; where each person feels safe to try new things and has the time and opportunity to develop meaningful relationships and passions.
The program at Camp Dudley at Kiniya reflects an intentional balance between team sports, individual sports, dramatic and visual arts, an outdoor program and a spiritual program. We seek to develop confidence and self-esteem in girls while at the same time, instill in them an abiding concern for others. Camp Dudley at Kiniya values cooperation, respect, leadership, and a graduated sense of responsibility. The varied program is geared to all girls, whether they are athletic, theatrical, musical, or nature loving.
Camp Dudley at Kiniya is set on Lake Champlain, with western-facing views of the New York shore and Adirondack Mountains. Surrounded by 134 acres of pine forests and meadows, and over a mile of waterfront, including a private sand beach, there’s ample room for swimming, sailing, water skiing, riding and more. At the Camp’s northern border is the Lamoille River, offering calmer waters for canoeing, kayaking and crew. Conveniently, Camp Dudley at Kiniya’s location provides both privacy and seclusion while being only 20 minutes from Burlington, Vermont, and 75 minutes from Camp Dudley in Westport, New York.
Visit us at http://www.campdudley.org