Looking for Volunteers

Please contact our Director, Doreen Kelly at wiawakadirector@gmail.com for information on volunteer opportunities.

We will need help the following weekends:
Spring Cleanup Dates
May 2023 TBD
Time will be from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

During our Season we will also need help at our Dock Party and Ladies of the Lake Luncheon.  We will need help with registration, silent auction and raffles. Please let Doreen know if you are available at wiawakadirector@gmail.com. 

We will need help the following weekends:
Fall Winterizing Date
October 1st, 2022
Time will be from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

We appreciate and value your dedication to support us. We are grateful.
Thank you!

Watercraft Policy remains the same

Due to liability concerns we no longer allow the use of paddle boats, canoes or kayaks. You can look for area launch sites/rentals through the Lake George Chamber of Commerce.  We will be happy to provide you with information on how to contact them. Please visit us at the Front Desk for more information.

Awards Presented at Luncheon

The 2019 Ladies of the Lake Luncheon was held on June 17th at the Lake George Club in Diamond Point.  Over 175 people attended this event, which is Wiawaka’s major fundraiser.  Due to the generous donations to our silent auction and the attendance of so many Wiawaka raised just over $16,000. The proceeds from the luncheon support the mission and preservation of Wiawaka.  Thank you to all who attended, donated, volunteered and supported us.

One of the highlights of the luncheon is the presentation of two awards, The Mary Fuller Women Helping Women Award and the Spirit of Wiawaka Award.

In keeping with the vision of Mary Fuller, Wiawaka Center for Women, annually recognizes a person or an organization that exemplifies direct service to and impact on local women with the Mary Fuller Women Helping Women Award


Please contact wiawakadirector@gmail.com for more information or find the link for 2020-Mary-Fuller-Award-Women-Helping-Women-Form here.


The second award, the Spirit of Wiawaka Award, is given to an individual who not only understands the mission of Wiawaka and shows dedication to support the organization through their service.


Day Use Opening in May 2019

We plan to be open Tue, Wed, Thr 10am-5pm for day use. You can hike, walk through the gardens, rest at a picnic table or rocker and enjoy the beautiful spring with us. Bring a picnic lunch!
All guests must check in at Fuller House upon arrival and departure. We hope to see you! The office will be open, so reservations for the summer may be made at the desk or by calling 518-668-9690 x 2 during our business hours.
The repairs  to our Dock last year were costly, any assistance would be much appreciated. If you would like to support Wiawaka and assist us with these repair costs for the dock please consider making a donation today.

Our Annual Appeal Begins

As we prepare for the coming 116th season at Wiawaka we have identified five areas that could use support from you, our dedicated Wiawaka donors and friends.  Please consider supporting us this summer in one of the following areas.

Caretaker’s Fund
Help Joe and his team get Wiawaka ready for the season by helping to fund minor renovations and work on the grounds.  ($5,000 goal)

Restoration Fund
We are contracting with the Phinney Group to do a building survey and architectural plan for the renovation of Fuller House and the Cottages including infrastructure updates. ($10,000 goal)

Fuller Sponsorship Fund
Your donation will go towards providing low rates and sponsorships for women who would not otherwise be able to afford a relaxing and enriching experience on Lake George. ($5,000 goal)

Accessibility Fund
Wiawaka is a natural and historic setting and in need of updating to address accessibility for our guests. With the help of the LA Group, Glens Falls Foundation and Lake George Rotary we have plans in place for pathways. Help bring these plans to life by supporting this cause. ($10,000 goal)

Your support is vital! Please assist Wiawaka this spring and contribute today!
Donate Now

Program Guide Released

We have published a 24-page program guide filled with all of our 2018 program and events. An electronic version can be found by clicking here.  As with any published guide the events and programs are subject to change and the most up-to-date schedule is available on the website.

If you would like a hard copy or two that you can share with others please email Meaghan at wiawakadirector@gmail.com or call the office at 518-668-9690.

Happy New Year!

We are excited with anticipation for our 116th season! 2019 will be a year of transition and new beginnings. Our upcoming season at Wiawaka will be filled with great programming and events for all, as well as some updates to our buildings and grounds. Here are some of our plans for this upcoming season:



  • The design and construction of accessible pathways to our Dock. (Made possible with the help of the Glens Falls Foundation, Lake George Rotary and the LA Group.
  • Partnering with the Phinney Design Group to design the historical renovations to Fuller House, Mayflower and Rose Cottages.
  • The collaboration with Lake George Music Festival for our 4th year.
  • An expanded Georgia O’Keeffe week and additional themed weeks including, writing and gardening.
  • The return of our Women’s Lecture Series with inspirational women presenting.
If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to view our programs and book your stay. We have some very full days already and only expect that to increase.  Remember a 50% deposit is needed to secure your reservation.
There are several reservations in the system without that deposit, so please take care of that soon and us today to pay your deposit. Thank you!


I look forward to seeing you over the summer!
Warm Regards,
Executive Director

Giving Tuesday Goal set at $500

After the busy shopping days of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday comes #givingtuesday, a time to think of making a donation to non-profit organizations. Wiawaka has set a goal of $500 to be raised on #givingtuesday!

Why donate?
Wiawaka is the oldest continually running women’s retreat center in the country and offers a restorative and unique experience for all women. Though unique and relevant programming, individual and group retreats, community events and relaxation opportunity Wiawaka meets the needs of today’s woman.  Our guests leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on the many duties they face in their everyday life. Many of our programs also address specific groups including mothers who lost a child, female veterans, cancer survivors, caregivers, overworked professionals, women in need, widows, and those battling illness.

Wiawaka is an historic property, with buildings that are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. It is a big undertaking to keep up with the maintenance required to preserve such a large historic site. Not only is there much upkeep to do but efforts to expand and update our existing space is also a great need.

Your donation will help Wiawaka as we embrace our future and provide women with an opportunity for enrichment, inspiration and relaxation and preserve beautiful historic structures. Please support us on Giving Tuesday!


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