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Host a Conference

Or Event

On Our Stunning

1000 Acre Property

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Making Friends

to Last a Lifetime

On the Trail

and Off

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Experience Nature

While Having a Blast

and Creating Memories

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Living in Nature


and Enjoy

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Passionate and Dedicated Staff

From all Over the World

Helping Campers

Thrive and Grow

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On the Appalachian Trail

Pushing Boundaries

Experiencing More

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Try New Activities

Every Day

Hands On Learning

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The Catch

of the Day


over an Open Fire

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We believe that going outside is the best way for young people to grow within. That belief has been central for over 129 years of helping young people develop the values and skills essential for productive citizenship. We are an award winning nonprofit organization that has impacted the lives of thousands of young people from New York and New Jersey since our inception in 1887. Our programs take place on our beautiful 1000 acre estate in Sussex County, New Jersey, and in schools and communities throughout New York City.

How We Help Youth Grow

Our work is guided by the latest research on youth development. The strategies that work. The skills that matter. Results that last. We build values for life:

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Year-Round Office

394 Rogers Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11225




Summer Office

210 Deckertown Turnpike

Montague, NJ 07827