Outdoor Education Center

Who the Outdoor Education Center is for?

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.

Retreats and
Conferences

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

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Spring and Winter
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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What We Do

We pursue excellence in our field through the four pillars of our educational philosophy.

Click to learn more about the activities offered at the Outdoor Education Center:

Contact us to help plan your school’s next trip!

– Call our Director at (518) 963-7967
– Fill out our contact form HERE
– Or request our Program Guide which includes a full list of programs, detailed facility information, and more

We're Proud To Have Schools Return Year After Year

  • Far Brook School, Short Hills, New Jersey
  • The Harley School, Rochester, NY
  • Lake Placid Middle School, Lake Placid NY
  • The Hackley School, Tarrytown, NY
  • Fairfield Country Day School, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • Ecole St-Marc, Montreal, Quebec
  • Ecole Des Rives, Terrebonne, Quebec
  • Seminaire Saint-Marie, Shawninigan, Quebec
  • Ecole La Mennais, Mascouche, Quebec
  • Ecole Des Hauts Clochers, Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec

What Our Clients Are Saying

“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

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

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 Camp.

We have over 50 staff members, including counselors and program specialists, each responsible for creating a unique experience for all who attend.

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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