Help AMC develop the Baker Outdoor Center
To provide a broad range of recreational opportunities in the greater New York region and beyond.
Since its opening in 2016, our Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center (CHOC) has been in high demand. With the success of this location, AMC has now signed another 40-year lease with New York State Parks and Palisades Interstate Parks Commission to completely renovate and redevelop the old Baker Camp as a second, much larger outdoor center to serve the greater New York area.
Baker Camp, located on the shores of Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park, fell into disrepair and closed in 2017. Now, AMC is raising funds to fully renovate the camp and transform it into a multisport, low-barrier oasis for individuals, families, and groups to get outdoors.
For generations New Yorkers have flocked to Harriman State Park to escape the hustle and grind of the city. Group camps have a long history in Harriman, and AMC is proud to offer an innovative concept to engage New Yorkers now and for generations to come.
We will transform the former Baker Camp into a tranquil oasis to serve the largest market in the United States. AMC is poised to capture new and existing audiences with its reputation for memorable outdoor experiences, expertly trained leaders, ambitious sustainability measures, and welcoming hospitality. In turn, Baker will transform guests into conservation advocates and advance them towards lifelong engagement with the AMC.
2023 Baker Volunteer Days
From April through October 2023, AMC hosted monthly volunteer days at the Baker Outdoor Center in Harriman State Park, NY to engage the greater New York community and generate excitement for the Baker campaign. AMC hosted over 100 volunteers, donating 4,000 hours of their time! These amazing volunteers, of all ages and many of which attended multiple volunteer days, removed some of the invasive Japanese Barberry, raked leaves and cleared pathways, picked-up trash, and removed furniture from some of the buildings and other discarded items.
AMC broke ground on a more than $12 million project to transform a shuttered camp on Lake Sebago in New York’s Harriman State Park into a vibrant, tranquil destination that will afford more people in the Tri-State area the opportunity to be outdoors. When completed, the Baker Outdoor Center will feature 36 cabins and nine buildings, all available for public use.
On October 21, 2023, AMC hosted our final volunteer day of 2023 at the Baker Outdoor Center in Harriman State Park.
AMC looks forward to welcoming volunteers back to Baker in 2024!