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Ashokan Spring Day Camp final 2021 dates will be updated when we learn the dates of area schools Spring Break.

The perfect staycation for local kids ages 7-12! A week of environmental education and outdoor exploration as the snow melts and wild plants and animals of Ashokan awaken to the spring. 

This camp provides a  chance for kids to gain confidence, form new friendships, and explore the beauty of Ashokan with our fun and experienced outdoor youth instructors. 

  • forest ecology
  • natural sciences
  • colonial history & crafting
  • survival skills
  • outdoor adventure and hiking
  • music
  • canoeing
  • games
  • lemonade

Camp includes optional drop off/pick up at High Meadow School and Woodstock Hannaford.


If you have any questions before you register, please e-mail Rachel Roozen, Program Director, rachel.roozen@ashokancenter.org


Van pick-up at 8:30am—Hannaford in Woodstock

Van pick-up at 9:00am—High Meadow School gazebo

Parent drop-off at 9:30am—Ashokan Center


Parent pick-up at 3:00pm—Ashokan Center

Van drop-off at 3:30pm—Hannaford in Woodstock

Van drop-off at 4:00pm—High Meadow School gazebo

$250 includes the full week (all 5 days.) If camp is not full by Apr 1 we may offer single day registrations as well. 

To request financial assistance please call or email Rachel Roozen. rachel.roozen@ashokancenter.org

You must pay in full when you register. 

Partial refunds are available until Monday, Mar 23, 2020

(two weeks before camp begins.) We retain $50 per person for cancellations up to that date. We retain the full registration amount for cancellations after Monday, Mar 23, 2020.

Afternoon snack and lemonade are included. Please pack your child a hearty lunch. 

Students will be supervised by Ashokan staff. Medical and permission forms must be submitted during registration.

FOOD: pack a hearty lunch and bring a reuseable water bottle. 

CLOTHING: Prepare for weather to vary from cold and snowy to cool and rainy. Hats, gloves, and boots are a must for outdoor activities!

Rachel Roozen (845) 657-8333 x 14

Ashokan Center (845) 657-8333 

Cell phone reception is available but spotty. Calls may be dropped but texts are reliably received.

High speed Wi-Fi is available in all buildings.

Physical Address:
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461

Take NY State Thruway (1-87) to Kingston exit #19.
From traffic circle take Route 28 West (toward Pine Hill).
In 12 miles (shortly after Mobil & Citgo) turn left onto Reservoir Rd.
Cross the Ashokan Reservoir, turn left at the Tee.
Head down the hill, pass the first left (Rt 28A East) and merge onto 28A West.
Take next left onto Beaverkill Rd.
Follow Beaverkill for about one mile, then turn right into the Ashokan Center driveway and follow the signs.

AIRPORT  Albany, NY (ALB) is the closest major airport (about 1.5 hours away). Public transportation is available from the airport to the Kingston bus station, where you can take a taxi to Ashokan. Or contact us at least one month before your program begins for a list of people driving from the Albany area who may be able to give you a ride.

BUS  Trailways (800)858-8555 runs buses from Port Authority terminal in Manhattan to Kingston, NY (2 hours).

 If you’re arriving by public transportation and would like assistance finding a ride to Ashokan please contact Dan dan.shornstein

The Ashokan Center is an outdoor education, conference, and retreat center located in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Ashokan has been a world-renowned destination for enthusiasts of American music and dance traditions for 40 years and regional schools have visited Ashokan’s “classroom” of forests, waterfalls, stream-fed ponds, and open meadows for over 50 years.

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