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Camp Breakaway

Welcome to everything Camp Breakaway

Camp Breakaway is best way for youth grades 6-12 to experience Pyramid Life Center and its mission of community, self-discovery, and the healing power of wild nature, and God himself. Camp Breakaway is the premiere Catholic youth camp for Capital Region youth and beyond. Experience 4 nights of fun including swimming, kayaking, archery, fishing, reconciliation, prayer, hiking, mass and team activities. Campers are guaranteed to find a new life long friend and memories. At one low cost, all youth entering 6-12th Grade in September 2023 are welcome to join the fun.

“…Camp Breakaway has given me forever friends, and a a forever connection to my faith…”

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2024 Dates:

June 29 – July 3




Contact Camp Breakaway with any questions: [email protected]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Camp Breakaway

What does a normal day at Camp Breakaway look like?

A typical day at Camp Breakaway begins with gathering for morning prayer and energizer activity.  Then breakfast is served in the dining hall.

During the day team members for the Middle and High School present information about journeying with God through the camper’s days. These presentations include activities and group discussions on how to keep your relationship with God strong in their everyday lives.  Throughout the day there are team building activities, prayer experiences, physical activities and nature opportunities.

Pyramid Life Center gives the youth a time away from the “noise” of everyday life. A time to reconnect with simple joys and experience nature at its best. Hikes, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and crafts are offered each day. The center has a basketball and volleyball court which are available during campers’ free time.

Mass is celebrated with the youth planning and fulfilling the liturgical roles. Reconciliation is offered with multiple priests being available for the youth to receive this sacrament. Adoration is offered for the youth to participate in and experience the loving presence of God.  These experiences strengthen the faith that our youth come with, and in the words of a former camper, ’ Breakaway resets my compass toward how God wants me to live, when the world takes me off course.’

The evening affords the opportunity for time to complete some of their group work, and then the social time begins. Middle and High School have appropriate social activities. Then campfires and s’mores bring the day to a close.

Is there a Nurse at Camp Breakaway?

Sure is! Camp Breakaway has a Nurse and Lifeguard on staff at all times. Your child is at good hands at Pyramid Life Center. All Cabins are monitored by trained adults and peer-staff.

Where is Pyramid Lake?

Pyramid Lake, located in beautiful Paradox NY, is located 6 miles east of Exit 26 on the Adirondack Northway, and about a 90 minute drive from Albany, NY. Pyramid Life Centers location is one of beauty and peace, with non of the typical cities distractions.

Is there a registration fee?

Each reservation includes a $50 non-refundable deposit to hold your place. If, for some reason, you are unable to attend your booking, please contact us. 

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