Our
Commitments

Since our Board endorsed the strategic plan in 2023, we’ve worked hard to outline projects and initiatives that will allow us to fulfill the commitments of the plan—to our program, our people, and our purpose.

Program

Our Commitment
We create transformational and enduring experiences through our programs.

Our Approach
For over a century, Camp and School have provided life-changing experiences for our children. To elevate and carry on this tradition, we are strategically allocating resources, enhancing our facilities, and refining Camp and School programs.

Our Actions

  • Evaluate our signature programs across the outdoors, arts, and farm and garden to strengthen the experience we provide.
  • Upgrade existing facilities and create new campus spaces where our campers and students can learn and grow, including an outdoor program center, environmental science labs, and studio arts spaces.
student reading a book
Teacher and student

People

Our Commitment
We invest in our people and empower them to guide and support our children.

Our Approach
Our faculty and counselors are at the heart of our organization, bringing our programs and values to life and igniting a lifelong love of learning in our children. We are actively seeking to support them with the time, tools, and resources they need to foster remarkable learning experiences and growth in our campers and students.

Our Actions

  • Make investments to attract and retain exceptional faculty and staff through competitive compensation, access to professional development opportunities, and improved work-life balance.
  • Enhance existing housing and build new living spaces for faculty and counselors.
  • Develop new and improved teaching and learning spaces for our outstanding educators.

Purpose

Our Commitment
We commit to fulfilling our purpose by expanding our reach and increasing our impact.

Our Approach
Our community has a deep legacy of positively impacting the world. Now, it’s our responsibility to share who we are and what we do to expand our reach. To do this, we are approaching and embracing new audiences that can benefit from, amplify, and share our unique approach to learning.

Our Actions

  • Expand access to Camp and School through increased financial aid.
  • Share our proven learning model, experience, and expertise to benefit children and families beyond our community.
  • Establish ourselves as thought leaders in education through collaboration with other educators and institutions.
  • Forge strategic partnerships with like-minded organizations.
  • Deepen our connection to the broader Adirondack community.
Students in the garden