Point O Pines Camp

Brant Lake, New York    

Lantern Review of Point O Pines Camp

A bird’s eye view of Point O’Pines Camp for Girls suggest that this stunningly beautiful camp may be an idyllic spot to spend your summer. All of the lovely camper bunks sit lakeside along the secluded peninsula of Brant Lake in a valley of the Adirondacks. The huge beach looks more like something you’d find in the Caribbean and the recently remodeled facilities and dining hall all enjoy broad lake views.

The story of Point O’Pines is far deeper than its setting, however. Most all of the campers return year after year to renew the strong bonds of friendship that are built here. At an early age, the value of friendships is created and reinforced by the caring and dedicated counselors who reflect the attention to detail that is embraced by a team of experienced directors. At the core of the camp philosophy is an effort to create authentic relationships with their camp families. This genuine desire to know each family creates a warm loyalty to Point O’Pines.

If self-esteem and independence are two of the key values that Point O’Pines hopes to develop, the program is the tool to reach their campers. The first rate facilities are well-suited to provide the framework (witness the red-clay tennis courts and 2,700 square foot arts center.) It’s the activity specialists and bunk counselors, though, that affect the ultimate result. They are enthusiastic cheerleaders for each camper’s success. The youngest-aged campers have a more structured program that exposes each girl to the entire breadth of the activity choices, while older girls have more freedom to develop their individual passions in daily activities. It’s a thoughtful program that subtly fosters leadership and responsibility.

Point O’Pines truly becomes a summer family that renews each summer. For those with brothers at home, nearby Brant Lake Camp is the brother-camp program.

Fast Facts

  • Girls Only
  • 300 Campers per Session
  • 7-week
  • Founded in 1957
  • $$$$

Director's Message

At Point O'Pines lifelong friendships are born, confidence is discovered, skills are honed, and fun defines every day. We are a summer camp for girls where traditions come alive, dreams are realized, and girls of all ages create memories that will last a lifetime. Point O’Pines is nestled in the spectacular Adirondack Mountains on a peninsula surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of beautiful Brant Lake.

Program Highlights

  • 30 Activities
  • Team Sports
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Mountains
  • Individual Activities
  • Drama
  • Tripping
  • Waterfront
  • Rural

Top 5 Activities

  • Tennis
  • Horseback Riding
  • Waterskiing and Wakeboarding
  • Arts
  • Soccer

Travel Information

Coach buses from Manhattan, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. Group flight from South Florida. Flights into Albany, NY as well as the metropolitan New York airports.


Point O Pines Camp

(518) 494-3213

(518) 494-3450

Erin Shoulberg