Schools and Youth Organizations

Programs

Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center has been serving school and other youth groups for over 40 years.

With four main subject areas, Teambuilding, Natural Science, Living History, and Wilderness Adventure, as well as over 35 activities to choose from, teachers can work with the Program Director to create a custom schedule that meets the individual needs of every group. Learn more about Outdoor Education Center Activities HERE.

While visiting the Outdoor Education Center, we provide wholesome meals to fuel the fun! Our chef is adept at meeting a variety of special food needs, including the following: vegetarian and vegan, religious restrictions, food allergies from mild to severe, and food intolerances such as lactose intolerance and celiac disease. Talk to an advisor for further assistance.

Tuition

Teacher/Chaperone Tuition

Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center requires a chaperone-to-student ratio of no less than 1:10. Therefore, we waive all fees for one adult for every ten students a group brings. Groups staying overnight may bring an additional chaperone at no cost for every night they spend at The Outdoor Education Center.

Canadian Tuition

Canadian Rates are set on the day the group books using the Universal Currency Converter located at www.xe.com/ucc.
Pok-O store prices are updated regularly to reflect current rates.

Off-site Facilities

The 1812 Homestead Farm & Museum demonstration requires the use of off-site facilities.

 

Fundraising Opportunities

Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center is listed as a presenter for all six BOCES in the Capital Region of New York State. Schools may seek reimbursement for up to 50% of their trip cost through their respective district.

Schedule a Trip

Most schools attend Pok-O-MacCready on an annual basis and come during the same week each year. These schools often book a year in advance, at the end of their stay, in which case they may skip directly to step two. In these cases, their schedules are based upon those of the previous year. New schools should follow the steps outlined below:

 

  1. Contact the Director by phone to reserve dates for your trip.
  2. Fill out and return (preferably by fax or email) Billing and Scheduling Information Form.
  3. After receiving the Billing and Scheduling Information Form, the director will email you an Invoice and Contract. The 25% deposit indicated on the Invoice and Contract is due no later than two months prior to the start of your trip. Upon receiving your deposit and signed Invoice and Contract, the director will e-mail or fax a proposed schedule for your review.
  4. One month before the scheduled trip, the lead teacher should confirm the number of participants listed on the Invoice and Contract, fax or e-mail the Medical Hot Sheet, and consult with the director about any changes they would like to have made to their schedule.
  5. Students’ health forms, a completed Medical Hot Sheet, your school’s certificate of liability, and your final payment are due upon arrival.

Trip Checklist

We aim to help your planning go smoothly.
Below is a checklist of the things we need to schedule your trip to the Outdoor Education Center:

1. Confirm dates with the Program Director
2. Return Billing and Scheduling form (feel free to call/consult about scheduling choices)
3. Email or fax: certificate of insurance, insurance requirements and signed invoice/contract
4. Send the packing listhealth form and parent’s guide to parents
5. Have deposit sent at least two months in advance
6. Update the Program Director with any changes to numbers or schedule
7. Fill out and email/fax the hot-sheet at least two weeks in advance (please include chaperones)
8. Bring remaining balance for trip upon arrival (check please)

•Documents PMOEC needs before arrival:
Certificate of insurance (COI)
Insurance requirements
Signed invoice/contract
Medical Hot Sheet

•Documents PMOEC needs upon arrival:
Group-list
Health forms

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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