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Round Lake Campus offers programs for young people, including design and build, outdoor adventure, and language exchange programs.


Each program offers experiences in the Adirondack wilderness that are appropriate for children and young adults. Participants deepen their understanding of and relationships with the people, plants, and animals that support our agriculture, and the wild inhabitants that shape our natural ecosystems.


Design and Build Programs


With lodging and meals provided at the Eileen Rockefeller House (“Rock-E”), teens ages 14-17 join master builders as they bring classic and innovative projects to life. Situated in Weecote Barn, a short walk from RockE, potential workshops include metal and sculpture projects, cedar strip canoes, living roof structures, innovative compost systems, and regenerative design buildings, such as passive walk-in coolers. 


Outdoor Adventures


Explore the High Peaks Wilderness Area using Round Lake Campus as a base camp.  We offer walk out day and overnight hikes and guided backcountry trips on foot, ski, or belay, and by canoe. Learn new skills or gain deeper appreciation through group mentorship with an experienced instructor. Lodging options include unheated cabins on Round Lake and a remote 15-person yurt and 12-person mountain cabin on our property (each with woodstove).

RLC Expeditions


Strike out into the world with some of the most inspiring teachers and counselors from North Country School and Camp Treetops. Visit a world-class destination and explore the wilderness through guided backcountry trips on foot, ski or rope, or by canoe. Learn new skills and gain deeper appreciation through group mentorship through experienced instructors.

Language Exchange Programs


Round Lake Campus welcomes domestic and international students ages 9-14 throughout the year for multi-week, dual language immersion and outdoor adventures.  With ESL-certified instructors, wilderness guides, and experienced house parents, Rock-E House language exchange programs are appropriate for students seeking a first educational experience in the U.S., as well as students preparing for ongoing study at American schools. 

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