Mid-Week Family Forest Splendor at Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Date and Time

Monday, August 21, 2017 3:00PM - Wednesday, August 23, 2017 11:00AM


The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center,
New York, Hudson River Valley,


Registration is required for this activity.


Leave the screens behind and steep your brood in the lush green wilderness! This 2 night, 3 day adventure will offer families delightful hikes along with rustic nature crafts,wearable art, a science project, and a canoe excursion. Hiking activities will refresh and reunite us with the pristine woods and wildlife. One hike will feature plant and tree identification. Later, at the lodge, inspired naturalists will design tee shirts using leaf printing techniques. Each family will also create a woodland style terrarium to remind them of the explored forest terrain. There will be plenty of time for families to relax and engage in activities on their own. After an evening campfire we will take long deep breaths and gaze up as stars pierce the darkening sky! Kids of all ages are welcome. Nature crafts are aimed at ages 6-12 years old. Sample schedule includes: Day 1 3:00 p.m. Arrival and Check-In 4:00 p.m. Family Time - swim, explore, kayak 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Welcome and Create a Woodland Craft 8:30 p.m. Campfire 9:30 p.m. Stargazing Day 2 8:00 a.m. Morning Feast - Breakfast Building 9:00 a.m. Plant and Tree Identification Hike 10:00 a.m. Leaf Printing on Tee Shirts 12:00 noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Canoe Excursion and Hike 3:00 p.m. Family Time - swim, explore, kayak 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Board Games and Popcorn 9:30 p.m. Stargazing Day 3 8:00 a.m. Morning Feast - Breakfast Building 9:00 a.m. Build a terrarium 10:30 a.m. Pack & Check-out 11:00 a.m. Check Out 11:15 a.m. Reflection Activity 12 noon Lunch 1:00 p.m. Family Time We will all stay in Stone Lodge for two nights. Stone Lodge has 3 bedrooms, each with four bunks, so expect to share space. Meals are Communal Breakfasts that we prepare together and Dinners are served in the Dining Hall. BYO lunches (or purchase trail lunches on site the previous day), special beverages and snacks, and favorite board games to share. Bring sheets and pillow case or sleeping bag, towels, hiking/swimming/paddling gear, sunscreen, bug spray, headlamp, hat, water bottle, and personal toiletries. Check-in time is Monday at 3 pm. Plan to arrive by 6 pm for dinner. Check-out time is Wednesday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 pm. Space is limited to 10 guests, so register early using the Register Here button. Registration deadline is August 5, 2017. This program is led by volunteer leaders. Paddling equipment is provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed; no permit is required. Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is accessible by public transportation.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $230 member / $275 non-member
Youth: $155 member / $185 non-member
Child: $95 member / $115 non-member
*Youth (ages 13-17); Child (ages 6-12) 2 nights accommodation (Mon & Tues) in a cabin with fully equipped kitchen and indoor bathrooms, 2 dinners (Mon & Tue), 2 breakfasts (Tue & Wed)), and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Trail lunches may be purchased separately ($11.95 + tax) at the camp.

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Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

Driving Directions

Carpooling is encouraged but not arranged. Via car, follow Google Map coordinates to the corner of Lake Welch Drive and Pine Meadow Road. Drop your gear in the cabin and park in the field about 1/4 mile from the camp office. Via public transportation from NYC, take ShortLine/CoachUSA bus or NJ Transit train to Tuxedo, NY. Call the camp office to make advance reservations for pickup ($5). Tel 617-523-0636 x6522

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Eileen is a Canoe & Kayak Leader. This spring she is chasing natural flow rivers, scouting bike excursion trips, and planning our NYNoJ Chapter's 2017 Program Schedule at CHOC!


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Aurora Olivieri is a new AMC member, former NYC school teacher, and proud mother of two boys.