Founded in 1924, and built on the grounds of an historic Sullivan County Estate and Hotel, Camp Lakota has been under continuous family ownership since its beginnings. Indeed, Camp Lakota has always been about family, and has been providing nurturing, safe, and exciting summers for co-ed campers for over 90 years.

Since purchasing the camp in 1985, The Mindich Family, our dedicated owners, have had the privilege of caring for your children for over three decades, and continue to promote traditional values in summer camping.

Dr. Bruce Mindich himself was a camper, counselor, and camp doctor at Lakota before deciding to buy the sprawling camp on Masten Lake. It was his headline from the first advertisement that we all remember: “We loved it so much, we bought it!”

Our two hundred acres along Masten Lake have been the foundation for unforgettable summers for thousands of campers. Lakota is fortunate to enjoy a wealth of natural beauty and we are set to take advantage of the challenges of its fabulous grounds and setting.

Lakota runs a fantastic nature and outdoor adventure program. Our gorgeous wooded surroundings offer endless trails which continue to be used for hiking, camping, horseback riding, camp-outs and nature explorations. Masten Lake, the heartbeat of camp, has always boasted great waterskiing, sailing, canoeing, rowing, and swimming.

As Lakota has grown over the years, so has its wonderful facility, which now features athletic fields, courts, and sports venues for every athlete, as well as studios and performance spaces for the creative arts.

Lakota gets its name from the Native American tribe who revered the beauty in nature, and who believed in strong alliances among people. Lakota means “Friendly and United,” – We couldn’t think of a more perfect name for our very special camp.

We proudly invite your family to become part of our Camp Lakota Family History.

Summer Address...

56 Park Road - Wurtsboro, NY 12790

Ph: 1-845-888-5611

Fax: 1-845-402-7440



Winter Address...

26 Gedney Way Chappaqua, NY 10514

Ph: 1-866-7-LAKOTA (1-866-752-5682)

Fax: 1-845-402-7440


Florida Winter Office:

Ph: 1-561-445-8502