Who We Are
Welcome to The Ashokan Center
We are the oldest outdoor environmental education organization in New York State. Located in the storied Catskill Mountains adjacent to the Ashokan Reservoir, the primary water source for New York City, our bucolic 385-acre campus features a number of historically significant structures and is comprised of fields, forests, trails and streams.
To achieve our goal of teaching, inspiring and building community, we conduct residential and day programs for students and teachers of all ages in the following areas: Natural Science including Watershed Studies and Ecology, Living History, and Team Building.
Other programming includes our renowned week-long Ashokan Music & Dance Camps, concerts, dances, and visual art exhibitions.
The Ashokan Center also provides full-service facilities for weddings, conferences, and retreats. Our sustainably designed center includes lodging for up to 160 people, a performance hall, two classrooms, an outdoor pavilion and a variety of catering options.