La Vida Adirondack Adventure Retreats

Build Connections Through Adventure

Custom experiences that create long-lasting memories for schools, churches and families.

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Step away and recharge

Build community

Explore the Adirondacks

Let’s Plan Your Adventure Retreat

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Take the Stress Out of Planning a Group Retreat

Our team is here to take care of the details so you can focus on building relationships with your group. During your retreat, we will host your group with times of reflection, adventure and connection.

We specialize in facilitating:

  • Team building on our low and high ropes course and through games and initiatives
  • Canoeing and hiking excursions
  • Outdoor rock climbing
  • A time of solitude where each person can have space to reflect

Step away from your day to day routine and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Adirondack Park. Located just 30 minutes from Lake Placid, NY, our rustic base camp is perfectly suited to serve your group’s needs. Our bunk-style cabin sleeps up to 15 people, and there’s so much to explore on our 75-acre property. This site has been a space for fellowship to thousands of people since 1995.

What people are saying about La Vida

Join the thousands of people whose lives have been transformed through La Vida

“Being able to hang out with the people I go to school with every day in a non-school setting allowed me to get close with people I had never really connected with.

Lily

“Our Adventure Retreat was the perfect time for me to deepen my relationships within my church community. The staff welcomed us warmly and created an amazing Christ-centered environment.

Tommy

“The La Vida retreat pushed me outside my comfort zone and allowed me to try new things I never thought I would do. The ability to bond with your friends in a different environment gave us the opportunity to build relationships with each other and praise God together. 10/10 would recommend.

Ada

“My time at La Vida was honestly a life changing experience. The place was so spirit-filled and I could feel the Lord in the beautiful surroundings. The people there were so kind and it was such a great bonding experience for me and my classmates.

Sydney

“Our time at La Vida was the first time I really had to depend on my friends fully. We all were cooking our own food, hiking, canoeing all day, we were tired and hungry most of the time and yet we had never been closer. We didn’t have any comforts, so we found comfort in one another. I think if I had to choose a moment where our class became a family, it would be during La Vida.

Kate

“The La Vida retreat enabled me to escape the stress of everyday life and focus on friendship, the outdoors, and faith.

Gabe

“La Vida was an amazing time where my friendships and faith were strengthened every day.

Noah

Adventure Retreat

Activities

Choose the activities that are the best fit for your group. Our staff are trained to facilitate a meaningful and fun experience with these activities.

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Rock Climbing

Outdoor climbing for beginner through advanced levels.

Canoe

Hiking

Day-hike one of the many Adirondack peaks.

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Canoeing

Canoe at our pond on property or do a day-long experience, paddling the local lakes and rivers.

bike

Ropes Course

Develop trust with your team on our 40-foot-high ropes course.

Canoe

Team Building

Our property includes multiple low ropes course elements that can be used for team building.

carabiner

Reflection

Stop, reflect, and pray. Experience spiritual transformation through time in God’s Word.

Adventure Retreat

Activities

Choose the activities that are the best fit for your group. Our staff are trained to facilitate a meaningful and fun experience with these activities.

bike

Rock Climbing

Outdoor climbing for beginner through advanced levels.

bike

Ropes Course

Develop trust with your team on our 40-foot-high ropes course.

Canoe

Hiking

Day-hike one of the many Adirondack peaks.

Canoe

Canoeing

Canoe at our pond on property for or do a day-long experience, paddling the local lakes and rivers.

Canoe

Team Building

Our property includes multiple low ropes course elements that can be used for team building.

carabiner

Reflection

Stop, reflect, and pray. Experience spiritual transformation through time in God’s Word.

Facilities

Indoor Lodging

Rustic housing for up to 15 on our base camp property in Lake Clear, NY. Additional housing available upon request.

Campsites

We have several campsites where your group can learn to set up tents, cook their own meals and have meaningful conversation over the fire each night.

Food

We provide delicious, home-cooked family style meals in Marcy, our main cabin. Our staff will oversee food planning and address any dietary needs.

Gathering Spaces

Our property is fully outfitted for all of your meeting needs, both indoors and outside including A/V support, mobile firepits and more. We are here to make your experience the best possible.

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Submit Inquiry

Fill out the inquiry form to get in touch with one of our staff.

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Talk Goals and Dates

Our program will be tailored to your goals. 

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Show Up and Enjoy

Once on property, you can relax and have fun with your group. We’ll take care of the rest!

1. Submit Inquiry

Fill out the inquiry form to get in touch with one of our staff.

2. Talk Goals and Dates

Our program will be tailored to your goals.

3. Show Up and Enjoy

Once on property, you can relax and have fun with your group. We’ll take care of the rest!

1. Submit Inquiry

Fill out the inquiry form to get in touch with one of our staff.

2. Talk Goals and Dates

Our program will be tailored to your goals.

3. Show Up and Enjoy

Once on property, you can relax and have fun with your group. We’ll take care of the rest!

La Vida

Adirondack Adventure Retreats

La Vida Adirondack Adventure Retreats is not just a week or weekend away, it’s a transformative experience. From a day out on the pond, to s’mores around the campfire, we plan and facilitate all the details so you can spend your time having fun and building relationships with your group.

The La Vida Center has been offering outdoor expeditions, team building and leadership-development programs for over 50 years, and we are well-known and respected in our field. Our mission is to offer outdoor programs that build community, transform character and develop leadership.

Think your group is ready for a bigger challenge? Check out our 8–12 day wilderness expeditions.

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Get in touch!

September 1–May 15
La Vida Adirondack Expeditions at Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984

978.867.4111
[email protected]

May 15–August 31
La Vida Adirondack Expeditions Base Camp
460 County Route 50
Lake Clear, NY 12945

518.891.4188
[email protected]

Adirondack Expeditions is a program of the La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership at Gordon College located on the North Shore of Boston. La Vida houses six different programs for the community including an adventure day camp for middle and high schoolers, a rock gym and challenge course activities for all ages. La Vida provides spiritual development and leadership experiences for Gordon students as well as community organizations utilizing Gordon's campus and our Base Camp in the Adirondack mountains of New York.

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