Adirondack Farm and Mountain Camp
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.
- 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.
|June 15 – 19||(6 nights)|
|Aug 10 – Aug 14||(6 nights)|
- 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.