Core Values

 

MISSION STATEMENT:

Guided by Christian principles, we strive to serve children, families and community by providing a fun, life-changing Adirondack camp experience.

VISION:

In responding to God’s call for action we offer The Haven at Star Lake, an exciting camp and retreat center in the beautiful Adirondack Park where guests can be refreshed, challenged and strengthened. Our resident youth camp will provide a Christ-centered camp experience where children with limited means will grow, learn, have fun and collect lifelong friends and memories that will help shape their lives. Enhanced by the natural beauty of the Adirondack Park, our curriculum will be organized and event-filled, incorporating opportunities to emphasize Christian values of faith, love and service.

During the remainder of the year we will utilize The Haven as a multi-purpose retreat center where groups can meet, reflect and be spiritually replenished while  surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. A particular focus will be to use The Haven to minister to our military families by offering a recreational retreat for servicemen and woman stationed at Fort Drum. Working with established programs such as the Wounded Warrior and Veterans Affairs, we will provide a place for our military and their families to re-connect and recover physically and psychologically from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan. We also believe that we can witness within the Star lake community through active participation in the lives of the local residents. We anticipate using The Haven facilities as a way to reach out to the local community by providing a venue for special events and activities.