Logistics & Directions
We are located in Upstate New York, about an hour southwest of Albany, near Cooperstown, (The Baseball Hall of Fame). It's not hard to get to, driving, but public transportation is spotty since you have to use buses mostly and that involves long trips, changing buses, etc, which can be time consuming and difficult. You can take a bus to Oneonta, NY and then if you are in early enough, take a bus to Cooperstown which is only ten miles from us, and we can pick you up. Or, you can take a bus into Albany and we can pick you up there, but it is a two hour round trip for us, maybe a little more. We charge for pickup $35 one way and $70 round trip. You can also come in by Train to the Albany-Rennsalear station, or by plane via the Albany Airport at the same rate.
Here are the driving directions:
If you are using Google Maps or Mapquest, please use our physical street address to find us:
Hawk Circle Wilderness Education
3496 State Highway 166
Cherry Valley, NY 13320
Our camp has small cabins with bunkbeds and a few regular beds that you can use during the program. You just need a sleeping bag/pillow and a good sleeping pad. We also have an Adirondack Lean-To that you can stay in, for a more 'open air' feel to your night's sleep. You can also bring a personal tent and stay in a tent on our grounds as well.
There is a campfire ring, for cooking, as well as a few benches and tables, so if you want to cook out for some of your meals, that is fine. Often students will get sandwiches or subs from the local market about a mile or so down in Roseboom or Cherry Valley, or pizza, or get dinner at the Mexican restaurant. You are also welcome to share our camp kitchen with our staff, and use the stove and facilities if you prefer.
Food storage is limited, so bring an ice chest with ice so you can keep your food cold if it needs refrigeration.
Here is the general equipment list for what gear you will need during your stay for most workshops. If there is a specific gear list for your class, we will email that to you upon your enrollment.
Clothes for the Current Season, including warm layers for cool/cold nights here in the mountains. General rule: It's better to be too warm than too cold!
Sturdy Shoes or Boots Water Shoes or Sandals for wading
Sleeping Bag/Sleeping Pad Pillow/Extra Blankets
Hat, Scarf, Gloves/Mittens Warm Jacket/Coat
Pens/Pencils Sharp Knife Suitable for Carving Towels/Bathing Suit Biodegradable Soap
Personal Toiletries Personal Medications
Personal First Aid Kit Daypack/Pack Basket
Rain Gear Work gloves
Water Bottle Bandana
Hawk Circle School Store:
We do have a small school store where you can purchase knives, water bottles, t-shirts, some local foods we grow here at Hawk Circle such as maple syrup, elderberry syrup, handmade soaps, herbal salves and essential oils, teas, note cards and the like.