Pine Lake Environmental Campus

Pine Lake Environmental Campus

Few liberal arts colleges offer a natural classroom of woodlands, wetlands, and a lake located just eight miles from the main campus, but Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus is just that (and so much more).

Since its purchase by the College in 1971, the Pine Lake Environmental Campus has played an integral role in Hartwick’s commitment to environmental studies and awareness and to learning that is collaborative, interdisciplinary, and community-centered. The Environmental Campus is also home to the Pine Lake Institute for Sustainability Studies.

Hartwick’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus:

  • Provides students with opportunities for hands-on research, academic study, and self-discovery. It’s a place to learn about the natural environment and history of human land use.
  • Offers a residential alternative to campus residence halls. Students and guests can live in and learn from a primarily natural setting.
  • Provides a place where challenge, reflection, and recreation can lead to personal renewal and growth, appreciation of nature, and responsible environmental stewardship.
  • Provides a living laboratory that teaches the college and the larger community how humans can sustain, rather than deplete, resources by demonstrating environmentally responsible stewardship.

Contact Us
Pine Lake Environmental Campus
1894 Charlotte Creek Road
Oneonta, New York 13820


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