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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 faculty, staff, Auxiliary Services Corporation employees and their guests including spouses, children and significant others, for a four-day and a six-day stay this summer.

Session dates for a memorable summer experience in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains are from Thursday, June 21 through Sunday, June 24 and from Monday, June 25 through Saturday, June 30. Arrival time is between 2 and 4 p.m. An all-camp orientation will be held at 5 p.m. on arrival day. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Guests will depart after breakfast on the last day.

Guests will be assigned to housing according to family size and abilities. Showers and bathrooms are located in each room. Bed linens and towels must be provided by all participants. There is no janitorial or maid service available at the Center. All guests are requested to keep rooms in a neat and orderly condition and to leave them in “as good, or better” condition. 

Lunch and dinner will be served family style in the Cummings Dining Hall at 12 noon and 6 p.m. Breakfast will be a buffet offered between 7:45 and 8:30 a.m. There will also be an option to pack a lunch. Every effort is made to provide tasty, balanced meals. However, if you or someone in your party has special dietary needs, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Recreational equipment available for the summer session includes canoes, kayaks and standup paddle boards. Families should provide their own child size life jackets. Families are responsible for the safety and well-being of their own children. There are no babysitters or lifeguards on site. Family pets are not permitted.

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 $165 per adult and $132 for children age 12 and under. Room and board for six-day session is $253 per person for adults and $202 per person for children age 12 and under. There is no charge for children under one year of age.

A $50 deposit is required with pre-registration for each family. The deposit will be applied to the total cost and will be non-refundable unless a three-week notice of cancellation is given. The balance will be due upon arrival payable by check to Auxiliary Services Corporation or ASC. These sessions are offered on a first come, first served basis. A confirmation email or letter will be sent following the receipt of your reservation.

For more information, email or call 607-753-5488.