Outdoor Education Center

Programs and Services

Schools and Youth
Organizations

Experience a connection with nature you won’t get in a traditional educational setting. Our programs help youth grow as individuals while forming bonds with other students, lasting memories, and meaningful experiences.

Conferences, Retreats,
and Workshops

The Outdoor Education Center provides the perfect setting for your next conference, retreat, or workshop. While still close to civilization, the surrounding nature is peaceful and private, allowing participants to focus on your program goals.

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Winter and Spring
Break Camp

The Spring and Winter Break Camps are open to children ages 6-13. We offer activities in our four core areas to provide your child with a fun and educational experience during their time off from the traditional school setting.

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About the Outdoor Education Center

Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center’s mission is to encourage a sense of awe in the presence of nature, to build self-confidence, to nurture self-worth and to promote teamwork, communication and tolerance for students of all ages.

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.

PMOEC has also worked with Quebecois Schools for over twenty years. Our four main program areas along with our professional staff, create an ideal language learning environment. As all of our staff are native English speakers, we also provide the highest level of cultural immersion.

The campus consists of over 300 acres inside the beautiful 6 million are Adirondack Park- the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi River. PMOEC is located five hours from Boston and New York City and about two hours from Montreal. Our property is crisscrossed by more than 20 miles of cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and nature trails.

Our location gives us easy access to nearby Long Pond for canoeing, pond ecology and fishing. We are minutes away from four mountains Bare, Rattlesnake, Sugarloaf, and Pok-O-Moonshine.

Teacher Testimonials

This fantastic outdoor education center has welcomed my grade six students and me since 2000. Since I have two groups a year, that makes approximately 875 students from École St-Marc who have benefited from their Pok-O camp experience and 280 days of my own life spent there. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
– Rosemary Reader, teacher at École St-Marc, Montréal, Quebec

“The professional staff and expert programming exceeded all expectations. Pok-O educators understand kids on a deep level and engage with them enthusiastically and appropriately. They also provide great support for the visiting teachers and chaperones.  Finally, their programs are well thought out and challenge students to explore a world beyond their comfort zone.   As teachers, this provided us with a more holistic view of our students and helped forge lasting bonds within the grade.”
-Trevor Ogden and Zack Boboth; Dean’s for the 7th and 8th grades of The Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY

“Awesome activities, more than great staff, ideal surroundings, qualifiers can’t equal the characteristics of this beautiful environment. Home-like food, family style healthy meals. All students end up knowing more at the time of departure than on arrival no matter the level they’re at. A must for all level students.”
– Jean-Claude Rancourt, Lead Teacher, Ecole Des Rives, Quebec, Canada

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Meet Our Staff

Our staff brings a variety of backgrounds and has a long history of providing the best experience for all that attend Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center.

Contact Us

To find out more about The Outdoor Education Center, contact us directly:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (518) 963-7967
Fax: (518) 963-4165

Where to Find Us

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Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

800.982.3538 (within the U.S.)
518.963.7656
[email protected]

ABOUT OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTER

The Outdoor Education Center is located on over 400 acres of land with a beautiful Adirondack lake surrounded by forests, trails and wilderness.

The Center is within an hours drive of the High Peaks Adirondack Region, three miles from Lake Champlain and across the lake from Burlington, VT.

For the past 50 years our mission at the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center has been to create and encourage a sense of awe in the presence of nature, to build self confidence, to nurture self worth and to promote teamwork, communication and tolerance for students of all ages.

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