Summer Sessions 2016: Accommodations


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Staying on Campus

Room Reservations

The Yearly Meeting office will send your reservation forms to Silver Bay YMCA, which will acknowledge your room reservation and request a nonrefundable room deposit of 25 percent per person, to be applied to your final bill. Do not send room deposits to the NYYM office. The balance of the Silver Bay charges must be paid at the SB desk before you leave. Silver Bay cannot guarantee housing or food for those who do not preregister and pay their room deposit by Silver Bay’s deadline.

Preference for rooms is given to those who stay for the entire week. Rooms are assigned in the order in which requests are received. We advise that you register early.

All rooms are typically rated for double occupancy. Beds for children may be added to some of the larger rooms. If you require a single room, you may want to consider off-campus accommodations. The actual beds are twin-size. A few double-size beds are available in the Inn, Bayview, and Trinity. If you would like a double-size bed, please indicate that on your registration form.

Depending on when you register, no rooms may be available at your requested price, so you may be assigned to a room at a higher price. You will receive prior notice if this is necessary. Room reservations will not be held after 6:00 pm on the day of your expected arrival unless the room is completely prepaid or you call Silver Bay to notify them of your late arrival. If you need to cancel, call Silver Bay (518-543-8833, ext. 350) so your room can be reassigned.

Silver Bay room check-in begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, July 24. Checkout time is 11:00 am daily, with the conference ending on Saturday, July 30, at checkout time. Luggage can be left in designated areas after checking out. Those not out of their rooms by 11:00 am will be charged for an extra day. No refunds are issued for early departures, unless arrangements are made prior to check-in.

All rates are per person (double occupancy) and include a 5% gratuity. Suites in Bayview and the Inn have a surcharge of $25 per day, in addition to all other charges, if occupied by fewer than three persons. The half-conference rate is for those attending from Sunday, July 24, to Wednesday, July 27, or Wednesday, July 27, to Saturday, July 30. The extra day rates are for those who wish to arrive early on Saturday, July 23. Silver Bay does not guarantee that you will be assigned to the same room on the extra day.

Clustering (staying in rooms that are close together) is required of all parents / guardians / sponsors and the children they are supervising. Send in your registrations together.

No one should go to Silver Bay YMCA without an advance registration with New York Yearly Meeting and assurance from Silver Bay that there is room for you.

ALERT to Guests Needing a Roommate

Silver Bay YMCA will make every effort to find you a roommate, but cannot guarantee to find one. Guests will be less likely to incur a single-room rate if they make their own contact for rooming together. Silver Bay will inform registrants one week prior to arrival if they are unable to find a roommate. All guests are responsible to make full payment for the period for which they register regardless of their actual length of stay; thus a remaining roommate would not be financially responsible for the early, unplanned departure of another roommate (since there is no refund for early departure). A guest who has no roommate registered will be charged for the single rate. To be sure there are no misunderstandings, it is best for roommates to register at the same time, noting they are roommates on the registration form, and check in together at Silver Bay when they arrive.

Off-Campus and Day Registrants

Friends camping, commuting, or taking rooms off-campus are asked to give their addresses for the week on the registration form. Otherwise, please supply this information when registering at Silver Bay. Badges are required for all attenders. Replacement charge for lost badges is $2.

People staying on campus pay for the use of facilities through their lodging costs; those living off-campus (including lean-t0 and tent platform), and daily commuters pay for the use of the facilities through a day-use fee, paid when checking in at Silver Bay YMCA. This fee allows use of the facilities, including the swimming areas, gym, art center, and boathouse.

Note that these fees are in addition to the NYYM registration fee.

Day-use fees for use of facilities for off-campus and day guests are as follows:

Per day: $25 per adult Per week: $144 per adult

$18 per youth 6–17

  $101 per youth 6–17
  $41 per family   $247 per family

Children five and under pay no day-use fee when accompanied by a paying adult guest. “Family” is defined as members who share a household and live together as a family unit.

Meals for Off-Campus and Day Guests

Meal tickets for the Silver Bay dining room can be purchased at the Inn front desk in advance of desired meals. A name badge must be worn and a meal ticket presented at the dining room. The cost per meal is:
    $14 breakfast
    $14 lunch
    $19 dinner.

Youth ages 6-17 are half the adult meal rate. Children five and under eat for no charge when accompanied by a paying adult.

If you intend to buy meal tickets when you arrive at Silver Bay, please indicate this on your registration form.

Lean-to and Tent Camping at Silver Bay and
Rogers Rock State Park

Are you a camper or camping family? Silver Bay Association specifically reserves for NYYM use their lean-tos and tent platforms.

Lean-tos. Friends experienced in woodland camping may wish to consider the Silver Bay YMCA Adirondack-style lean-tos on Ryan’s Ridge, a 15-minute hike up Woodside Trail on the west side of Route 9. There are two sturdy lean-tos, picnic tables, and a privy. There is no water at the site, but campers may use the bathrooms and showers in the basement of Fisher Gymnasium. Each lean-to accommodates four or five people. Rental for each person is $28 per night, which includes the daily off-campus day membership and allows campers to use all of the other Silver Bay facilities. Meals must be purchased separately.

Tent platforms. Closer to campus are two raised wooden tent platforms on a knoll behind the gym. Each platform is 20 by 20 feet, large enough for a family tent or two smaller ones. The rental rate is also $28 per person, per night. Bathrooms with showers are available in the nearby gym basement.

Smoking is not permitted in either Silver Bay camping area. Please respect the camping community by being courteous with shared spaces and observing quiet time.

Rogers Rock State Park, north on Route 9 near Ticonderoga, is familiar to many Summer Sessions campers from past years. Use or call 800-456-2267 for information and reservations. Previous campers suggest asking for sites 226 – 236, and reserve early.


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