Membership & Giving


Hartwick College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus is a private facility for the use of the Hartwick College community. Public access is available through our Friends of Pine Lake membership program.

At this time our Public membership is not available, please contact us for more information or to schedule a guided tour of the property.

Membership Benefits

Hartwick College’s Pine Lake Environmental Campus is a living laboratory, a recreation area, and a living alternative for Hartwick College students. Plant, animal, insect and bird species abound, along with a variety of aquatic life in the lake, streams and marshes – and especially at Mud Lake, a high-altitude bog. Public members may walk/hike on the trails, fish in the lake, and enjoy picnicking on Hartwick’s Pine Lake property during daylight hours. Members must respect and follow all Hartwick College policies at all times.

Become a Member



Pine Lake opens doors. The Pine Lake experience guides students in constructive ways, enabling them to make a difference in the world.

Today’s Pine Lake students have something to say about the dynamics of a changing world and the passion to act on their intuitions. Through their education, they seek opportunities to explore bodies of knowledge, pose critical questions, and pursue their resolutions–not for a grade, but for a better understanding of the world around them. Their hunger for knowledge and action is not satisfied through passive lectures, but through active engagement in the verse of the poem, the arc of the watercolor, and the contours of the landscape. Our students are consistently the catalyst for sustainability initiatives at Pine Lake and on the main campus.

Join their efforts. Support their exploration. Please consider making a gift to Pine Lake.

The energy, enthusiasm, and leadership displayed by Pine Lake students offer great hope for a sustainable future. Your donation of any amount to Pine Lake will ensure that our students can continue to work, live, learn and explore at an environmental campus worthy of their highest expectations. Your support is critical to sustain our programming. Be part of this important work. Please, make a gift today.

Giving Online

Make a Gift to Pine Lake

Giving by Mail

To send your gift by U.S. Mail, please make your check payable to Hartwick College and write “Restricted to Pine Lake” in the memo line.

Please mail your gift to:

Office of Annual Giving
Hartwick College
One Hartwick Drive, Box 4020
Oneonta, NY 13820