Important Saranac 2018 Information

​​We are so glad that you will be attending Asian Young Life camp. We hope that your time at ​Saranac will be one of the best weeks of your life. Important information will be mailed to every person registered for our Asian Young Life trip to Saranac Village. For your convenience, everything you need to know can also be found on this web page.

The camp office is open everyday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. If your parents wish to speak with you or to contact the camp for any reason, please have them call the camp office at (518) 891-3010 and speak with the receptionist. You are NOT allowed to use your cell phone at camp, so please so please remind your parents that they should NOT call your cell phone​.

If your parents call the camp after hours, they will have the opportunity to leave a message on the office answering machine. In EMERGENCY situations, your parents should listen to the recorded announcement; the message will direct them to the phone number of the on-call person assigned to handle emergencies for that particular evening. A licensed medical physician and an EMT live on the camp premises and are available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.

Saranac is located at 4014 State Route 30, Saranac Lake, NY 12983​. The camp's website is​, and the camp telephone number is (518) 891-3010.


We will be traveling to Saranac in two air-conditioned coach buses provided by Campbell Tours. We will board the buses on Sunday morning, July 29, at 6:15 AM at East Bergen Christian Church320 Beverly Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666 (at the corner of Windsor Rd. and Beverly Rd.)​​.


The bus will return to East Bergen Christian Church​ on Saturday, August 4. The exact return time cannot be determined until that day, but expect the bus to return around 8:30 PM. Students will be instructed to call home to let parents know approximately what time the bus will return. In addition, we will post our return information on Twitter at Follow us to receive updates about the trip.


  • Cell phones are NOT permitted at camp, but they are permitted on the bus. We realize your parents may wish to contact you on your cell phone, but please understand that the camp is remotely isolated in the Adirondack Mountains of NY State, so as a result very few cell phones actually work at camp. All cell phones will be collected on arrival at Saranac and stored in the camp safe for the duration of the week. If your parents wish to contact you, they should call the camp office at (518) 891-3010 and have you paged. If you wish to call home, you should purchase a telephone calling card before you leave for camp. There are pay phones at camp which you may use.​
  • Smart watches with LTE phone capabilities are NOT permitted at camp. If your watch can make or receive phone calls, you will not be permitted to use it at camp. Please leave it at home.
  • Electronic accessories (like the iPad, Nintendo DS, PSP, MP3 players, etc.) are NOT permitted at camp, but they are permitted on the bus. There are no locks on cabin doors, so these things can be easily stolen, thus ruining what otherwise would have been a good week for you. If you do bring electronic items like these on the bus, they will be collected on arrival at Saranac and stored in the camp safe for the duration of the week. Of course, all items will be returned to you when we depart camp. Just be sure to mark your name on each electronic item.
  • Absolutely NO alcohol, e-cigarettes/juul, hookah, or illegal drugs are permitted. If you bring any such items to camp, we will notify your parents, and they may be asked to pick you up at camp and take you home immediately.
You will be given a FREE Asian Young Life T-shirt on the bus ride up to camp. We kindly ask you to wear your shirt on the bus and during the first evening at camp.
Saranac temperatures can vary considerably during the summer, from daytime highs of 80º to evening lows of 40º. You should definitely bring a combination of summer and autumn clothes. Be sure to bring EVERYTHING on this list, otherwise you may not be able to participate in some activities.

  • WARM jacket/sweatshirt/hoodie for cold evenings
  • TWO pairs of sneakers: one pair for normal activities AND one pair that you don’t mind getting dirty and that you don't mind if you NEVER wear again (sneakers are mandatory for some activities)
  • one set of clothes you don't mind getting dirty (essential for certain activities)
  • one nice outfit (for the dress-up dinner)
  • one pair of good shoes (for the dress-up dinner)
  • swimsuit
  • several pairs of shorts
  • several T-shirts
  • a lot of underwear
  • a lot of socks
  • flip flops/sandals
  • if possible, bring a neon shirt or any clothing that is neon-colored


  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • sunscreen
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • shampoo
  • hair wax/gel
  • contact lens solution
  • contact lens case
  • extra contact lenses
  • feminine products (for the girls only)
  • other toiletries
  • refillable water bottle (important for staying hydrated)
  • telephone calling card (to call home using camp payphones)
  • eyeglasses
  • sunglasses
  • hat or bandana
  • beach towel
  • plastic bag/laundry bag for dirty clothes
  • camera (and a charger for the camera)
  • money for food on the way up and back ($30 should be sufficient)
  • $40 to $60 spending money for the snack bar and camp store (The camp store also accepts MasterCard and Visa.)
  • if you take prescribed medicine, please remember to bring it
You do NOT have to bring a pillow, bed linens, shower towel, or a sleeping bag.  These will be provided for you at Saranac.​​

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