The Lagom Experience

These videos were developed for the Lagom Landing Gap Year, which is transitioning to “Adult Camp” at Lagom Landing after June 2022.
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We are working on a new website, but in the meantime, you can learn more about what “Adult Camp” at Lagom Landing might look like on this page.


Covid has left many of us longing for connection
and experiences with other people.
We hope to help people reconnect their hearts, minds, and spirits
through intentional activity.
We have lived with intention for the last 10 years with young adults,
helping them shape their lives around practices that give them life.  

Now we want to share that with all ages.

Living Together

We hope to continue to create a culture of mutual-support that fuels personal growth, where participants come to Lagom Landing as strangers but leave as close friends.  Hear more about how students enjoy our property and the process of building these relationships in the video below!

Part of living together is also living in balance with our natural surroundings. The Lagom lifestyle includes connection to the world through both outdoor activities and community involvement. We are fortunate to live in a beautiful part of New York (the Finger Lakes,) and are committed to ensuring that all people can continue to enjoy and defend these resources. We thank our many friends and partners that help to achieve this mission!

Working Together

Lagom Landing Gap Year Students and Staff Do It Best, working together to hang dry wall.Lagom Landing embraces the gift of working with our hands. Our minds are freed up as we learn to relax, our bodies are strengthened and empowered. Participants will work on woodworking, construction, gardening, food preservation projects.                

Learn the joy of working with your hands!

“The Lagom Landing crew replaced our siding, and we still get lots of compliments about how great our house looks. We’d happily hire them again. They did a great job!”

–Gregg Hartvigsen & Meredith Drake, Homeowners

In addition to learning to work with wood and power tools, adult campers work on our permaculture property and in our kitchen. Here we learn sustainability skills through landscaping, gardening, and tending livestock. Adult campers will prepare meals, preserve our surplus, and discover the economic, nutritional, and psychological benefits of being involved with their food. We keep busy through every season as we plant, harvest, preserve, and EAT the fruit of our work in the forms of fresh vegetables, apple cider, maple syrup, kombucha, and more.

Growing Together

Lagom Landing Gap Year Students in from of waterfall at Stony Brook State Park New YorkLagom Landing provides a holistic educational opportunity that supports individualized development of mind, body, and spirit. Participants are committed to supporting one another’s growth. As a community we hold each other accountable, push each other to try new things and to do our best, and forgive each other’s failures while learning from our own.

Over the course of a retreat, we hope that adult campers will discover a new rhythm of life that will feed their spirit into the future.

This includes developing many skills and experiencing life together.

Lagom Landing Gap Year Staff and Students facing away from the camera, looking over Lake George in the Adirondack Mountains.See life from a new angle on our extended field trips!

We are looking to continue to partner with our neighbors to provide connections beyond Lagom Landing in the Finger Lakes, the Adirondack Mountains, and Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. 

Here are some testimonies from participants in our Young Adult Gap Year (2012-2022).
Learn more about how living, working, and growing together through staying connected as we transition into a Camp for Adults!

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“Perhaps the hardest concept for me to grasp over the duration of the program [was] that work is something to enter into, to truly engage in, and not something to dread or to avoid. “How can I do more?” is something I ask myself now…unlearning “how can I do less and still pass?”, a souvenir I picked up from high school.”

“I started this year looking to climb a “mountain,” and I got tired. I started climbing over “molehills” and I learned to walk. I started walking, and I found that the hills weren’t so big anymore. I look at myself now, and I see someone standing on their feet. I look behind me, and I see a mountain.”


“I learned how to drywall, I have furthered my education on framing and building complex decks, and so much more… I even learned how to cook amazing, healthy meals from scratch!… I really learned how much more I can push myself!”


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