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The Antlers facility at the William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education at Raquette Lake will be available for use by Auxiliary Services Corporation employees, faculty, staff and their guests including spouses, children and significant others, from Thursday, June 23 through Sunday, June 26 and Monday, June 27 through Saturday, July 2.

Reservation information is available at or at the Parks Family Outdoor Center Office, Miller Building, Room 230. A $50 deposit is required with registration.

The all-inclusive rate for the four-day session is $161 per adult and $128 for children age 12 and under. Room and board for six-day session is $247 per person for adults and $196 per person for children age 12 and under. There is no charge for children under one year of age.

Visitors arrive between 2-4 p.m. on the scheduled day of arrival and depart following breakfast on the last day.

Botanical Shades Workshop

Tuesday, Sept. 13-Friday, Sept. 16

Join master shade artist Theresa Breuer of Northeast Living Lights to make two of your own lampshades and two night lights. The class portion of your stay is two half days allowing time to relax and enjoy the beautiful colors of fall that Raquette Lake and the surrounding areas have to offer. Spouses or friends may attend the week with you, without taking the course. Rates for workshop attendees will be $290 and non-workshop attendees will be $165. Rates include room, board, workshop and use of other Center equipment. 

Kirby Camp Opportunities

Kirby Camp is open to alumni, faculty, and staff of the College on a weekly basis beginning in June. The sessions run from Monday-Sunday and rent for $675 per week. A small outboard motorboat may be rented for an additional $125.

Kirby Camp is a four-room secluded cabin along the southern shores of Long Point. The rustic cabin sleeps eight people. It has two bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and one with two sets of bunk beds. Two roll-away beds are also on site if needed. The building also has a living room and kitchen. All cookware, plates and utensils are supplied. Renters are responsible for their own food.

Weeks Available

June 20-26

Aug. 22-28

Participants for all sessions will be acknowledged on a first-come, first-served basis following the receipt of reservation and deposit. Registration forms can be found on the College’s website at For more information, call the center at 607-753-5488.


Camp Marion       

Two lean-tos or open camps are available for use by reservation. The lean-tos are accessible by water only, in the warmer months, and are approximately a two-mile paddle from Antlers. Canoes may be rented from Antlers with prior notice. There are no provisions at Camp Marion for motorized boats.

Reservations must be made a minimum of one week prior to intended stay. Requests may be obtained by completing the online reservation form, email, or phone, 607-753-5488. Those camping without a reservation will be asked to leave.

You must be affiliated with SUNY Cortland to reserve a lean-to. No person under 18 years of age can reserve a lean-to. The person who made the reservation is responsible for the conduct of all persons in the party and is liable for any violations of rules or regulations committed.