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Welcome to the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center!


outdoor education center mission statementABOUT US

We pursue excellence in our field through the four pillars of our educational philosophy – Teambuilding, Natural Science, Living History, and Wilderness Adventure.

Each year, more than 50 schools bring groups to the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center. These groups come from all over the Northeast and Quebec. PMOEC is open for the duration of the school year (September through June) and offers programming for students from elementary age through college level. A diverse staff of experienced outdoor professionals guarantees each group an educational, fun, and memorable experience.


In 1905, Dr. Charles Robinson founded Camp Pok-O-Moonshine for boys, on the southern shore of present day Long Pond. The camp expanded throughout the years, and in 1967 Camp MacCready for girls was created. In the 1970s, the two camps were merged together to become one co-ed camp named Pok-O-MacCready. Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center was started in 1974, utilizing the extensive educational and residential facilities year-round.  Since then, the center has grown and worked with numerous schools and groups. The programs continue to teach great lessons and skills while providing exciting new experiences.

Interested in more information about our Outdoor Education Center programs? Contact us online or give us a call today at (518) 963-7656!

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