The mission of the Ashokan Center is to teach, inspire and build community through shared experiences in nature, history, and the arts.
Nestled in the Catskills in Olivebridge, New York on 385 acres of fields, forests, trails, and streams, the Ashokan Center is a special blend of geologic, natural and human history.
In addition to producing and hosting performances, camps and special events for the local community, staff of the Ashokan Center lead residential and day programs for K-12 school students and teachers, colleges and universities, and organizational retreats of all kinds. Our trained staff takes full advantage of Ashokan’s unparalleled natural setting to teach science, history, writing, team-building, music, dancing and graphic arts through a unique hands-on and place-based approach designed to foster curiosity, problem-solving, and a love of life-long learning in people of all ages.
The rustic elegance of our new campus along with the natural beauty of Ashokan’s forests, fields and streams help to create an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.