Overnight Summer Adventure Camps Coming to Ashokan July 2016!

  Many have asked and now we are excited to announce that this summer The Ashokan Center will be offering three weeks of overnight Adventure Camps for children and teens between the ages of 10 and 16! Pioneer Camp for ages 10-12 will be held from July 24 to July 30th. Explorer Camp for ages […]

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From the Executive Director

Dear Ashokan Family and Friends! On behalf of the Ashokan staff and myself, we wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year! As 2016 unfolds, we will be making changes to ensure that your experiences here are better than ever. As of February 1st, we are changing our hours to best serve you.  We […]

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Forest Stewardship Plan

Ashokan is embarking on a long-term endeavor to help our forest regenerate and flourish. Step one is address our dead and dying trees that have been infested by several invasive species: the Emerald Ash Borer, the Southern Pine Beetle, and the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid.  Every year at this time, we will be working outward from […]

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Meet “Hope” and “She Who Passes Along Prayers”

  Meet “Hope” and “She Who Passes Along Prayers” A Leyland Cyprus, Cupressus leylandii, this young tree was celebrated last weekend by The Naraya, Dance For All People as a living prayer for “the good things of life to grow, never ending and everlasting from generation to generation.” Wednesday, December 16, 2015, she was ceremoniously […]

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Forest Stewardship Plan to Launch 2016

^ Bob Mckenzie, New Paltz DEP and Jon Winans, Ashokan Center survey the Ashokan forest. We are excited to announce that we are now working with the Department of Environmental Conservation to develop a Forest Stewardship Plan.  This plan will help us maintain a diverse and productive landscape across our 385 acres of Catskill forest. Our targeted […]

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Now Hiring Field Instructors for Spring 2016

We are now hiring field instructors for the 2016 spring season! We ask that all applications be submitted by January 15th, 2016. Click here to view the job description and requirements. “The variety of classes that we offer at Ashokan makes this job so unique. It’s also been an incredible opportunity to live on site with all […]

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New Trout in the Classroom Project

This fall we added an exciting new dimension to our watershed-related education programs by partnering with Trout in the Classroom to offer students a deeper look at stream ecology, water quality and watershed studies. With a grant from TIC, we’ve set up a 55 gallon tank with an elaborate water treatment system to simulate stream […]

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New Music Camp Coming to Ashokan

Bruce Molsky & Debra Clifford will be hosting the brand new Old Time Rollick music camp to be held at the Ashokan Center Friday, April 1-Sunday, April 3, 2016!! Previous staff of Southern Week welcome beginner, intermediate and advanced players for Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Old Time Singing & Ballads, a Gospel Sing, Square Dancing, a concert, jam sessions and […]

Summer Hoot Reflection by Ruthy

The Summer Hoot was “pay what you want” and we sold over 1200 tickets this year! The music began at 7pm on Friday night and ended at 6pm Sunday. I felt, once again, like I never stopped moving and smiling and singing and soaking in the good energy all weekend. There were also 300+ children […]

Check out our updated staff page

Meet our team! We’ve updated our staff page with photos and bios of our teaching staff. Click here.

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