Silver Bay YMCA, we are more than just another space & place. Silver Bay YMCA is a 115-year old YMCA family retreat and conference center on the shores of Lake George. Silver Bay hosts conferences, family reunions, family vacations, weddings, and team building & leadership training on a 700-acre waterfront campus within the Adirondack Park of New York State. Silver Bay has a variety of accommodations from private-bath rooms and shared-bath rooms in historic buildings to private cottages located on the periphery of the campus.


Silver Bay offers accommodations to fit all groups’ needs and budgets. Silver Bay also offers an array of meeting spaces to fit the needs of your group; ranging from quaint enclosed pavilions and historic halls to a 700 person Auditorium. As a courtesy to all conferences and groups, Silver Bay provides standard audio/visual as well as conferencing equipment and set up at no additional charge. At the heart of Silver Bay are dozens of activities for all ages. Learn lifetime activities including archery, boating, crafts, music, nature, and much more. As a membership organization comprised of 1500 families from the local community, throughout the Northeast and around the world, we offer a place for all. As a member of Silver Bay YMCA, you can swim and paddle on one of the cleanest lakes in the world, hike our many groomed trails, or relax on the Inn porch in one of our famous rockers.

As a community outreach organization, we provide services to our regional youth, adults and seniors through our:

  • Afterschool Program at the Ticonderoga Middle School
  • Youth & Government program
  • Fitness and Social programs for youth and adults
    in the winter and spring months
  • Brookside/Trinity Community House Retreat Ministry

Silver Bay YMCA does not sell information about our guests to any third-party. Your information is used by Silver Bay YMCA only.


Silver Bay is designed for enjoying the beauty of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains, rest, relaxation and reconnecting with friends and family. In order to maintain a tranquil atmosphere, rooms are not equipped with phones or televisions. Cancellation penalties may apply. Please see our Reservations page  for more information.

Check In: 4:00 p.m. at the front desk located in the Inn
Check Out: 11:00 a.m. at the front desk located in the Inn

For more information about our Accommodations, click here.

Business Center

Located in the Inn, across from the gift shop, the Business Center offers computer access. For copier and fax services see the front desk.

Adult Beverages

Silver Bay has a restricted alcohol policy. Silver Bay may allow adult beverages for special events through an application and policy approval process. For more information please contact Conference Services. To view Silver Bay’s alcohol policy please click here.


At check-in each guest listed on your reservation will receive a badge to be worn while on campus. This badge is used for admission to program areas and to the dining hall if your reservation includes meals.

Boat Slips

See our forms section for a boat slip application.


Meals are included in the rates for members and guests staying on the Silver Bay Campus unless otherwise indicated or arranged. We offer delicious, well-balanced, buffet-style meals for our members and guests served in our Dining Hall.  Food and snacks are also available at The Store and Fisher Lounge.

Gift Shop

The Wilson Gift Shop, located in the Inn lobby, has a beautiful array of Silver Bay mementos, t-shirts and sweatshirts, toys, books, decorative home items, handcrafted jewelry, clothing and more!

First Aid Station

During the summer season a health care professional is on call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week for first aid and emergencies. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a signed consent for their treatment.


There is a coin operated laundry room available to all guests located on the lower level of the Administration building.

Leadership & Teambuilding

For Leadership & Teambuilding program rates, group rates, or for additional information please feel free to contact the Conference & Sales office today at conference@silverbay.org or at 518-543-8833 extension 345.


When you arrive on-campus please proceed to the front desk to check-in, pick-up your badge and obtain a parking tag.

For those staying in cottages, Paine Hall, Trinity House and Brookside Community House, your parking is next to/nearby your accommodation. The remaining guests are invited to unload/load at their accommodation, where designated parking for a maximum of 15 minutes is provided. After unloading please park in the new main lot located at the end of the service road, near 9N.

For our off-campus members there are several designated day-use lots located at Archery, the Children’s Pavilion, the Ice Cream Store, behind the Dining Hall, the Tennis Backboard and Fisher Gym. If those areas are full, you are invited to utilize our new main lot parking area.

Handicap parking spaces are located across campus from Slim Point to Archery and also in the new main parking area. For those who have a physical limitation and/or during inclement weather, a shuttle service will be available for transport. Please let a staff person know and they will arrange for a pick-up.

Please do not parallel park on the service road, in the Inn Circle, or any other spot that is not designated for guest parking.

Programs & Activities

Plan your stay by visiting our website to become familiar with all that Silver Bay has to offer. Please note there are some programs that require registration and additional fees. You are welcome to sign up prior to your arrival for these programs. A schedule of program hours and activities can be found in The Breeze, our program guide is available at the Front Desk, Concierge, or on our website.


Due to limited cell phone service, there are several ways to connect: Calling cards are available at the front desk and gift shop for purchase. There are phones located in the Inn lobby and on the front porch. If a family member needs to reach you, our number is 518-543-8833, press 4. A message will be taken and your name will posted on the message board at the front desk in the Inn. Cellular phones are unreliable in the Silver Bay area.


For those guests who wish to stay a little more connected, we have wireless internet access across most of the campus. Plug-in service for your laptop is available is the business center located in the Inn.


Fire regulations prohibit smoking in all rooms and buildings on campus. Guests may smoke in the Inn courtyard, as well as at the flagpole in front of the Inn. Please dispose of your cigarette butts in the receptacles located at various spots on campus.


Visitors are welcome to purchase a daily membership and program pass to enjoy the Silver Bay campus. Memberships are purchased at the Front Desk.

Vending Machine

Vending machines are located on the 1st floor of the Inn and guest laundry room.