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Base Camp

Home to Colgate's Outdoor Education Program, Base Camp serves as a classroom, office, rental center, meeting ground, and, more generally, a home to our 50 student staff members, directors, and their furry friends.
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About Base Camp

With a kitchen well-stocked with hot chocolate, a toasty fire place, and comfortable couches, Base Camp is brimming with activity all four seasons.

An extensive resource library, which is available to everyone, can inform and advise on anything from rock climbing knots to leadership tips to telemark turns, in addition to a map library covering all parts of the Adirondacks, local areas, and the Northeast.

As always, feel free to contact us -- we would be glad to help you plan your next trip to the Adirondacks or find a local trail running route. Please give at least three days notice.

Equipment Rental

Get information about and prices for renting gear from the Outdoor Education program's equipment rental center. Rent equipment

Tour Base Camp

Our virtual campus admission tour makes a stop at Base Camp and includes some stunning panoramas of the space. Check it out!