PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOLS

SCHOOL GROUPS

Round Lake Campus offers programs for schoolchildren and college students throughout the year.  Residential field trips and workshops include: sustainability, teambuilding, wilderness, farm stays, and English as a second language programs.

​In each of our schools programs, we offer a variety of experiences designed to connect participants to the natural world, embrace diversity in all its forms, encourage creativity and self-expression, and nurture community through shared and meaningful work.

RESI

Visiting Schools Program

Round Lake Campus is now accepting applications for legacy partnerships with visiting schools and teachers. Legacy partners will be given priority in establishing long running, year to year to access to RLC programs as an extension of their campus and a vital part of their curriculum. It is particularly valued for engaging their students in an authentic work experience in the natural world, one that supports vivid interdisciplinary learning. For more information please see Legacy Partners (link).

 

Based on availability, we also offers programs for schoolchildren and college students throughout the year.  Residential field trips and workshops include: sustainability, teambuilding, wilderness, farm stays, and ESL. In each program, we offer a variety of experiences designed to connect participants to the natural world, embrace diversity in all its forms, encourage creativity and self-expression, and nurture community through shared and meaningful work.


If we are successful, students will experience what is wild, what is human and what is the balance at the heart of the 6 million acre Adirondack Park, and just as importantly, bring home this balance to restore city and suburb from within.

 

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Professional Development for Educators

Round Lake Campus also offers professional development opportunities for teachers.  We welcome you to join a network of peers to build knowledge through a community of learning, inquiry, and practice. Topics include: climate resilience, regenerative agriculture, nature mentoring, and education for sustainability.

SCHOOL GROUPS

Rock-E House & Basecamp offers programs for schoolchildren and college students throughout the year. Residential programs and workshops include: wilderness programs, farm stay programs, climate resilience programs, "eat local, think global" programs, language exchange programs, and custom learning retreats.

​In every school program, we offer a variety of experiences designed to connect participants to the natural world, embrace diversity in all its forms, encourage creativity and self-expression, and nurture community through shared and meaningful work.

SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Wilderness Programs

 

Explore the High Peaks Wilderness Area using Rock-E House & Basecamp as a base camp.  We offer walk out day and overnight hikes as well as guided backcountry trips on foot, ski, and belay, or by canoe. Attain a deep understanding of the history of the Adirondack Park and Leave No Trace to cultivate a land ethic based on conscious impact through hands-on campus greening. 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). 2018-19 program registration opens April 2018.

 

Farm Stay Programs

As an original program partner of the Edible Schoolyard Project, we welcome school groups, grades 4-9, to taste the season at the highest elevation farm in New York State. Our gardens, farm, and kitchens serve as interactive classrooms. Punctuated time in nature underscores the ecology of sustainable communities. Nature options include hiking, canoeing, climbing, skiing, and snowshoeing. Through real work and shared meals, students and their teachers cultivate meaningful group life that endures when they return home. 2018-19 program registration opens April 2018.

 
 
“Food is the one central thing about human experience that can open
both our senses and our conscience to our place in the world.”
- Alice Waters, Founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project

 

 

Climate Resilience Programs

With an emphasis on sustainable forestry, soil science, and the art of composting, high school students mentor alongside staff experts working to achieve carbon negative systems. Programs expose students to regenerative agriculture, biomass heating plants, and innovative waste stream technology that also serve as farm-to-table experiences. Work is real world, changes with the seasons, and allows students to connect with nature and one another. 2018-19 program registration opens April 2018.

 

Eat Local, Think Global ADK Programs

Middle schools in the Adirondacks and the Lake Champlain Basin are invited to apply for a subsidized weeklong residency to immerse students in local regenerative agriculture. Direct involvement with food production on campus is combined with visits to other nearby producers to create an experience of local food, its promise, its challenges, and its impact on the wider global community. To receive materials before the application deadline of January 26, 2018, contact Peter Bullock at pbullock@roundlakecampus.com.

 

Language Exchange Programs


Rock-E House & Basecamp 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, RockE House & Basecamp’s language exchange is appropriate for students seeking a first educational experience in the U.S., as well as students preparing for ongoing study at American schools. 2018-19 program registration opens April 2018.

Custom Learning Retreats

Delve deeply into projects while bringing students’ passion for nature to life with a group trip to Round Lake Campus. The sky’s the limit: astronomy, food justice, fiber or performing arts, conservation history, John Brown Lives, Olympic passport, adventure (including rock climbing or Nordic/alpine skiing), and more. Plan your own menu or engage in farm-to-table meals directly from our campus and local farms.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS

Rock-E House & Basecamp offers professional development opportunities for teachers, educators, and caregivers who seek to connect children and youth to nature and where their food comes from.  We welcome you to join a network of peers to build knowledge through a community of learning, inquiry, and practice. Topics include: climate resilience, regenerative agriculture, nature mentoring, and education for sustainability. 2018-19 program registration opens April 2018.

GET IN TOUCH:

CONTACT US:

Peter Bullock, Director
pbullock@rock-e.org

p: (518) 523-9329 ext. 5440

f: (518) 523-4858

Mailing address:

Rock-E House & Basecamp

4382 Cascade Rd.

Lake Placid, NY 12946

Physical address:

Rock-E House & Basecamp

37 Wrights Way

Lake Placid, NY 12946

 

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