Our Facilities

Our extensive education center and facilities include:

  • 350 acres of natural woodlands
  • 9.3-acre lake with 30-foot waterfront
  • More than 5 miles of hiking trails
  • Five cabins with capacity for 120 campers
  • Two fully equipped classrooms
  • Nature Center
  • High- and low-ropes challenge courses
  • Gymnasium
  • Two athletic fields and outdoor basketball court
  • Playground
  • Barn with small animals
  • Campfire/Council Ring with small stage
  • Dining Hall with rustic stone fireplace
  • Health & Wellness Center

Clearpool Campus Map

Hiking Trail Map

  • Thousands of families, students and supporters visit throughout the year to enjoy events and activities for all ages.

  • The Clearpool trail system consists of more than five miles of mapped trails, open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Clearpool Lake is a 9.3-acre natural water body, fully surrounded by forest and wildlife.

Dining

The Dining Hall is a spacious social center featuring vaulted ceilings and picture windows overlooking the forest, lake, and trails. In the winter, visitors can warm their hands and feet in front of the hall’s stone fireplace. Meals are served buffet style and include a vegetarian option. A fresh salad bar is offered at lunch and dinner.

Breakfast8:00 a.m.
Lunch12:30 p.m.
Dinner5:30 p.m.

Lake/Water Activities

Clearpool Lake is a 9.3-acre natural water body, fully surrounded by forest and wildlife. A 30-foot waterfront offers swimming and boating activities, including Clearpool’s famous raft-building events! The scenic shore is a wonderful place to sit quietly and reflect on the beauty of the Model Forest and wilderness setting. Lifeguards are required for all waterfront activities. Please call about schedule and fees.

Hiking Trails

The Clearpool trail system consists of more than five miles of mapped trails, open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Some trails meander along the lake, others climb to the top of the hills with views of the surrounding watersheds. During a walk, one might hear red-winged blackbirds, pileated woodpeckers or chickadees. Trees, shrubs, mosses, rock formations, deer, and more await the quiet forest explorer.

Hiking Trail Map

For more information, please call 845.225.8226.

Eli

The flightless emu is the largest bird native to Australia, but this particular emu didn’t travel that far, he’s from Massachusetts. Since he was 3 weeks old, Eli was hand-raised by the children at Green Chimneys and is imprinted, especially comfortable around humans and even other animals. In fact, Eli doesn’t mind sharing his paddock with sheep Bo Peep. At first, children can be afraid of Eli’s intimidating large beak and beady eyes.