Northern Frontier Camp

To Glorify God By Developing Godly Leaders Through Christ-Centered Camping

Northern Frontier Camp builds boys and men into men of God through Christ-centered wilderness camping. We partner with families, local churches, and like-minded ministries. Located at the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, we provide programs that enable our counselors to guide campers through adventure-packed, action-filled experiences that draw them closer to God.

Meet the team

Camp Director
Assistant Camp Director
Registrar & Donations
Maintenance Director


Northern Frontier Camp is a place where stories are told. Moments become memories grown and passed around a campfire, hiking on a trail, or traveling home from another adventurous week at camp. Each experience becomes part of the story we’ve been telling since 1946.

First known simply as Frontier Camp, we started as a group of men committed to the cause of building up the next generation of godly men. They were spurred on by Joe Coughlin, a visionary ministry leader and founder of Christian Service Brigade. Known as the Frontiersmen, they traveled in station wagons, hosting weeklong campouts. Boys came to learn skills, play games, and hear the good news of Jesus Christ. 

For twenty years, faithful men like Lee Troup and Bruce Baker kept the camp growing as it moved from various locations. In 1958, the Brigade Camping Association was formed to acquire a permanent place for Frontier Camp. After a lengthy search, the decision was made to lease a property in North River, New York, in 1964. The summer of 1966 welcomed the first cabins of campers, and we found a place to call our home.

From the beginning, Northern Frontier Camp has aimed to help boys and young men grow in their walk with God. We provide intentional challenges designed to encourage personal growth that is spiritual, physical, and emotional. Our campers engage in many activities where they gain experience in camp skills, grow in Godly character, and learn Christian service.


Pictured from left to right: Kim Mitchell (Maintenance Director), Steve Weingartner (Board Chairman), Kevin Baldessari (Treasurer), Bob Prairie, Ted Schlomann, Al Johnson, Chip DuCharme (Not Active), Mike Stephan, Thom Baker, Albert Meyer-Pflug.

Not pictured: Adam Ferranti, Ryan Drew, Brandon Perkins, Mike Pamas