Help AMC develop its next outdoor center to provide a broad range of recreational opportunities for diverse audiences in the greater New York region and beyond.
Since its opening in 2016, AMC’s first outdoor center in New York’s Harriman State Park, the Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center (CHOC) on Breakneck Pond, 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.
Originally used as a getaway for bank executives in the 1930s, and more recently serving as an overnight destination for city dwellers looking for a quick escape, 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 during Harriman State Park’s main season of May to October.
The Baker-Sebago facility will provide outdoor recreational opportunities for new and experienced recreationists of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature. Sitting on the shores of Lake Sebago and easily accessible via Seven Lakes Drive, AMC’s Baker Sebago Outdoor Center (Baker) will be designed for short overnight and longer vacation stays, as well as for waterfront recreation opportunities, including boating, sunbathing, fishing, and swimming and for hikers, trail runners, and cyclists looking for a good base from which to explore Harriman State Park’s beautiful road biking network.
A comfortable private cabin experience with AMC’s signature hearty, high-quality meals and activities will be available to guests. Consistent with our offerings at our better-known facilities in New Hampshire, our goal is to provide guests with options during their stays to bolster their confidence in the outdoors and enhance their enjoyment of and appreciation for the natural environment, such as evening campfires, group waterfront activities, and guided walks. Baker’s large recreation hall will be able to host special event groups. Baker will also serve as an outdoor learning and training facility to nurture the next generation of conservationists.
Your contribution will help to create a comfortable and welcoming center that will provide a broad set of easy-to-access activities and overnight options for diverse audiences from the greater New York region and beyond.
Join the Challenge to Double Your Impact
To jumpstart our fundraising efforts, three generous donors have put up a $1 million challenge. Gifts of all sizes qualify and will help us unlock these funds and bring us closer to opening Baker Sebago Outdoor Center. Through this special opportunity, you can double the impact of your gift today.
Naming opportunities are available from $25,000 to $5 million. Contact us to learn more about the project and discuss options.