The Ashokan Center is the oldest outdoor environmental education organization in New York State. For nearly 5o years, we have provided a unique retreat for learning about nature, history, science and the arts, and we continue to strive to be at the forefront of environmental education. Our specialized “hands-on” programs foster curiosity, inquiry, and a lifelong love of learning.
To achieve our goal of teaching, inspiring and building community, we offer 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 programs include the renowned Ashokan Music & Dance Camps, a variety of engaging workshops, citizen scientist initiatives and restoration projects.