Summer Camp for women – love it! Wiawaka, located on Lake George, was created by and for women in 1903. It is the oldest and longest continuously operating retreat for women in America.
Wiawaka’s founder, Mary Fuller, was the daughter of a Troy industrialist. Troy was at the time known as “The City of Women” because so many were working in the garment industry. The Troy Y and churches provided reading rooms, free instruction, religious training, safe affordable housing, and recreational opportunities for women. Wiawaka made it possible for the “girls” to escape the city and enjoy affordable vacations. In its first summer of operation, 176 guests came, and room and board was $3.50 per week!
A stay at Wiawaka with its historic buildings and beautiful grounds harkens back to a simpler time. Let’s go!