North Country School shares its campus, as well as its mission and values, with Camp Treetops, a seven-week traditional summer camp for children ages 8-14. Established in 1921, Camp Treetops was unique among camps of the era: coeducational, noncompetitive, and welcoming to children of diverse backgrounds. Treetops emphasized values that remain true to this day—child-centered education, community, the fostering of self-reliance and confidence, living in harmony with nature, and preserving a child’s world through a “summer unplugged.”
At Treetops, children experience the natural world and an array of challenging activities in a simple, unhurried, child-centered environment. Our rustic Adirondack setting and unhurried pace provide children with the space and time for childhood. Our 220-acre property has a working farm with barnyard animals, large organic gardens, a lake free of motorboats, and miles of trails from which to explore the surrounding mountains and woodlands.
Treetops offers a life of simplicity—free from the pull of computers, television, and other electronics—where children come to appreciate their own imaginations, the company of others, and wonders of the natural world.
At Treetops, the world slows down so children have time for childhood. The joys of the young—to jump in puddles, chase butterflies, turn cartwheels in tall grass—are within easy reach, unencumbered by frenzied pace or over-scheduled routine.