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Adirondack Farm and Mountain Camp

Lake Placid, NY
Rising Grades 7 - 10
8/18 - 8/24
6-night sleepaway
Signature Program
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$1800 / 6-nights including food, lodging, and transportation

Camp at a Glance

In partnership with educators at Camp Treetops, a seven-week sleepaway camp in Lake Placid, NY, students will learn about cutting-edge environmental sustainability and farming techniques on the property’s working farm and forest. They will care for horses, chickens, sheep, and other animals, and cook meals with a professional farm-to-table educator. Immersed in the heart of the six-million-acre Adirondack State Park, participants will explore local trails and mountain peaks on day hikes. All the while, they’ll reside in a historic lake house retreat with views of mighty Cascade Mountain and the Sentinel Wilderness in the distance.

Camp Highlights

  • Caring for animals, including sheep, goats, and horses on a working farm
  • Learning from experts in farming, forestry, and sustainability
  • Cooking with a farm-to-table expert from Camp Treetops, a leader in the Edible Schoolyard Project pioneered by famous American chef, Alice Waters
  • Hiking in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks
  • Reflections activities, including discussions, to process what we have learned

Meals, accommodations, and transportation is included.

Dates

Weeks  
Aug 18 – Aug 24 (6 nights)

Camp Credentials

  • This camp is run by Pingry’s Director of Experiential Education, John Crowley-Delman.

What to Expect

Immerse yourself in the largest state park in the country – the Adirondack Park – to explore wild mountains and learn sustainable farming techniques. You’ll stay in a historic cottage near Lake Placid, NY, while daily hikes and activities will allow you to experience the surrounding wilderness.

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