“I never knew there were so many stars before!”

Child at Ashokan


After seeing the stars on his first night at Ashokan, a fifth-grader was filled with astonished wonder. Remember how you felt when you saw the Milky Way for the first time? Many children now grow up without ever seeing stars. Sadly, we hear from many schools that are eager to bring students, but can’t afford the cost.

Give kids a chance to experience nature up close.

Schools are making plans right now for their kids to visit Ashokan. A three-day visit costs $240, which includes two overnight stays, meals and all programs. A gift of $30 will sponsor a day trip for one child, so please take a moment to give now.

Once you’ve spent time at Ashokan, you carry the experience with you. The sense of stepping outside time to be immersed in nature and the arts and feeling a true part of a community creates lasting memories for people of all ages.

Ashokan is a place where nature, history, music and art meet in harmony, to provide life changing learning adventures for thousands of visitors each year in our school programs, retreats, festivals, and Music & Dance Camps.

1967 marked the birth of outdoor education in New York State right here at Ashokan, which was a Field Campus of the State University of New York at the time. So in 2017 we celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Ashokan’s life changing programs for young people. In 2008, the Ashokan Center, our new non-profit was formed to save the land, the programs and our historic buildings when SUNY put the Field Campus on the market. So we’re excited to announce that 2018 marks our tenth anniversary.

Your gift will help maintain and improve our facilities, forests, fields and streams so that people for generations to come will be able to experience the magic of Ashokan. 

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If you would prefer to mail your donation, please make payable checks to:
The Ashokan Center, Inc.
477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461
Attn: Development Office
Please email us if you have any questions. We deeply appreciate your support!

The Ashokan Center
477 Beaverkill Rd.
Olivebridge, NY 12461

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