Upstate New York Chapter

As the Upstate NY Chapter, our mission is to support the cadets and families from the Upstate region of New York State.
Most importantly, we are a network of parents you can rely on for friendly, experienced advice that can only come from those familiar with the unique (and Awesome!) Coast Guard Academy experience.

We start with an annual Welcome Aboard Picnic to introduce the incoming Swabs and families to each other, and to the support network provided by the chapter.  

Throughout the year we provide 'Morale Boosters'  for our member cadets in the form of cards, letters, goody bags and gift cards.  Want to help?  Use the Contacts page to call or email any chapter officers.

We contribute to the many activities of the main Parents Association, including the Leadership44 campaign to rebuild the Academy's fleet of 44' boats.  Consider purchasing chapter fundraiser item like our exclusive Photo Frames or Notecards or make a Donation directly to support our cadets.

With our Academy Admissions Partners, we actively support prospective cadets and their parents as they navigate through the Admissions process.  You can find a list of the partners for UpstateNY on our Admissions Partner page.

All parents of cadets attending the Coast Guard Academy are eligible and encouraged to join the Parents Association. Parents of alumni are also encouraged to continue on as active members.   Are you a member of our chapter and want to join our conversations?  Join our private group  on Facebook at  UpstateNY USCGA Parents Association

Semper Paratus!   Semper Gumby!   Go Bears!