Our conference center can accommodate up to 250 people. Call our general manager 800-393-4189 to book your event.
Location of this historical island retreat
Located on Lake Ontario and the scenic 1000 Islands region, Association Island (accessible by bridge) has an interesting history as a corporate retreat for GE, a YMCA center and an Olympic sailing center. The entire 65-acre island is a campground, with over 300 full hook up RV sites (50-amp electric). Enjoy the beautiful marina with its own boat launch, on-site fishing, kayaks and pedal boats. Take advantage of the pool; basketball and shuffleboard courts; Gagaball pit; and a clubhouse with a toddler playroom, laundry and bathhouse facilities. The activities center and conference center are ideal for special events, including weddings. The sunset lakefront RV sites are our most popular. Families love the two-bedroom lakefront cottages. This is a gated campground; call in advance for a late arrival. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 75 feet. Your hosts: the Shim family.
Beautiful Island Sunrises & Sunsets
While a sunrise and a sunset happens but once per day, the memories (and pictures) last a life time. Behold this beautiful marvel of nature, and be sure to snap an Instagram photo or two.View Gallery
Discover the History of Association Island
Association Island has a deep history, initially as a corporate retreat for the National Electric Lamp Association (hence the island's name) in the early 1900's. NELA was secretly part-owned by General Electric. GE continued to bring top management and customers to Association Island for casual retreats until 1959, when GE donated the island to the YMCA as a recreational camp until the 1970's.Learn the History
Perfect venue for weddings, and Family reunions. Call our general manager 800-393-4189.
Some of the worlds best fresh water fishing is available on Lake Ontario.
Views you can only see in Upstate New York. Why not stay in them?
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Get a fishing boat captain to charter you and your family to the best fishing spots. We also have a fishing boat available for rent as well as a pontoon boat.
We have yet another hidden gem of a camp site that is easily overlooked, but a true gem!What makes this camp site so special? You have a view of sunset and sunrise. It sits on a corner lot so there is extra space on the side. There are no sites behind it, so there is […]more