About Lourdes Camp

This summer is our 81st year at Ten Mile Point on the Eastern Shore of Skaneateles Lake, following 21 years at Morning Star Manor on Little York Lake. The camp has 100 acres of land enhanced by large shade trees, sprawling lawns, surrounding hills and Ten Mile Creek, in addition to 1,500 feet of lakefront. There are 20 cabins, a main lodge, infirmary, chapel, dining hall, canteen, boathouse and modern bathrooms.

Our Mission

The mission of Lourdes Camp, which is a separately incorporated entity of Catholic Charities of Onondaga County, is to provide an opportunity for children to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially in a wholesome, caring outdoor environment. It is a learning experience filled with fun and excitement available to children between the ages of 7-14.


The Campership Program is designed for children whose families’ financial situation might not otherwise allow the opportunity to enjoy an educational/recreational experience at Lourdes Camp.

The Program

Campers participate in activities for the week from arts and crafts, sailing, canoeing, pontoon boat, archery, hiking, soccer, basketball, drama, rec sports and volleyball. Ropes and challenge course is available for an additional fee.

All campers are required to participate in our daily swimming program. Campers are tested on the first day of camp and placed in groups according to skill level. Campers can request to be retested at any time. Waterfront activities are carefully supervised by staff who are American Red Cross certified, and all swimming and safety rules are strictly enforced.

What to bring

Bring only necessary items to camp. Durable clothing and a duffel bag are recommended. Clothing and luggage should be marked. Space is limited in cabins—please do not overpack.

Lourdes Camp, Inc., is required by law to be licensed by the Onondaga Health Department, Bureau of Environmental Sanitation. On-site inspections take place at least twice each summer. Inspection reports concerning the camp are on file at:

Onondaga County Health Department
Division of Environmental Health
Mulroy Civic Center 12th Floor
421 Montgomery St., Syracuse, NY 13201

Telephone: (315) 435-6617