Upstate Resident Programs

  • CoSer: 401.010
    Carolann James, Program Coordinator 
    (516) 396-2264

    The upstate, out-of-state, and eastern Long Island locations listed below are traditionally scheduled as three-or five-day experiences. Other resident facilities may be approved pending Nassau BOCES evaluation of program, facilities and staff. After making your reservation with one of the sites below, call the Outdoor Education office, (516) 396-2264, for the required processing forms. Also, note that aide for overnight supervision is available for these trips as well.





    Ashokan Center

    477 Beaverkill Road
    Olivebridge, NY 12461
    (845) 657-8333
    FAX (845) 657-8489

    Located on 372 acres in the Catskill Mountain foothills. Habitats include forest, field, lakes, ponds, streams. Buildings include colonial craft shops and school house and working farm. Challenge ropes course.
    Environmental awareness is explored through the historic perspective of colonial America and the modern perspective of ecological concern - all with a stress on hands-on learning.
    Frost Valley YMCA Environmental Education Center
    Box 55, 2000 Frost Valley Rd.
    Claryville, NY 12725-9600
    (845) 985-2291
    Fax: (845) 985-0056 
     Located on 4600 forested acres in the Catskills. 50 cabins/lodges, central dining hall and unique Resource Management Center and Greenhouses, ropes course.
    Schools may participate in environmental, outdoor skills and adventure-based programs.
    Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)
    RD 2, Box 1010
    Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
    (570) 828-2319
    FAX (570) 828-9695 
    The largest residential center in the western hemisphere is situated on 36 acres and is surrounded by 200,000 acres of public land. Over 45 cabins will house between 3-12 each.
    PEEC uses the outdoors as its classroom to promote environmental awareness, knowledge and outdoor skills. A variety of programs are offered for school groups, youth-at-risk groups and teacher and staff development.   
    YMCA Camping Services of Greater New York (Greenkill)
    Camp Headquarters
    P.O. Box B
    Huguenot, NY 12746
    (845) 858-2200
    FAX: (845) 858-7823
    Located on a 1000 acre in Southern Catskills. Diverse forested terrain, streams and 3 lakes. Four new lodges accommodate 40 people each.
    The concept of interrelationships is stressed in the varied environmental programs as well as on the Project Adventure course and outdoor skills programs.
    YMCA Camp Ockanickon    

    1303 Stokes Road,
    Medford, New Jersey 08055

    P: 609-654-8225 x1528 |  F: 609-654-8895

    The facility is nestled amidst the Pine Barrens in South Jersey. Forests, trails, lakes, professionally built challenge courses, water inflatables, nature centers, outdoor and indoor sport courts, craft centers, spacious dining halls. Dedicated program areas enable us to provide safe and age-appropriate activities that aim to foster new relationships, build self-confidence and teach new skills with a focus on communication, teamwork, and trust.
    Quinipet Camp & Retreat Center

    99 Shore Road, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
    631.749.0430 |
    Fax: 631.749.3403

    Encompassing 25 acres on the northwest shore of Shelter Island, Quinipet has offered retreat opportunities, summer camp and environmental education for over 60 years. Quinipet's facilities can handle groups of 10 to 150 ages 7 and up. The Camp provides a beautiful outdoor learning facility for experiences in woodland, marine and coastal habitats, LI geology, map and compass skills and challenge courses.