Our Catskill Campus offers a capstone experience for students in primitive cabins that replicate conditions conservationists toiled under in the early years of natural history art. 


Primitive Cabins

Nestled in scenic backdrops of the Catskill Mountains, this private camp contains cabins furnished as late 18th century, early 19th century outpost camps for the working naturalist. Here students experience a glimpse of what life may have been like on collecting trips during the golden age of exploration.

Explore Nature

Just 150 miles from New York City, this 170-acre property contains over 5 miles of hiking trails winding through varying ecosystems rich in biodiversity. Expedition classes offer students a truly genuine experience by immersing them in a unique, interactive opportunity to explore the natural world.


Learn the Art

Grow and appreciate a deep understanding of how 18th century naturalists collected and preserved specimens. Each cabin is outfitted with authentic tools and equipment used in the field by these expeditioners. 


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