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Explore the Great Outdoors and More

When you host a group outing at Paul Smith’s College, you get more than a typical team building experience. Our college is the perfect backdrop for retreats both large and small. With comfortable gathering spaces, a wide range of amenities, and a remarkable wilderness landscape — you’ll love the opportunity to unwind and reconnect at PSC.

Reap the Rewards of a PSC Retreat

Paul Smith’s College is home to 14,000+ acres of the Adirondack park. Our modern campus sits on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, within close proximity to popular destinations such as scenic Saranac Lake and the Olympic region heritage of Lake Placid. Above all, PSC is a living lab for environmental studies groups, with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and a knowledgeable staff to assist in all areas of group programming.

Uniquely ADK

Our remarkable setting in the heart of the Adirondacks makes the perfect retreat destination. Spend the day enjoying everything the Adirondacks has to offer, then unwind to the sound of loons at our modern lakeside campus.

Paul Smith’s College is conveniently located near Saranac Lake and Lake Placid for popular entertainment, shopping, and dining options. The college is also an easy drive to and from Montreal, Canada.

When you host your retreat at Paul Smith’s College, your group will enjoy the opportunity to unplug from the noise of to-do lists and tempting distractions. Instead, you’ll reconnect with what’s truly important. Nature-based experiences, hikes, paddling trips, and more all await – adding to a truly unique ADK experience.

Top 8 Reasons to Host at PSC

Reason #1: Remarkable Setting

Paul Smith’s College has over 14,000 acres of Adirondack land to explore. Whether you’re interested in hiking, walking, paddling, or simply sitting back and taking it all in, your group will relish in the beauty of your surroundings.

Reason #2: Several Available Amenities

When you host a group outing at Paul Smith’s College, all amenities are just steps from the residence hall on our lakeside campus. Gathering spaces, dining halls, presentation spaces, recreation facilities, custom programs, and more are all available for your use and enjoyment.

Reason #3: Endless Opportunity for Exploration

Your group will ultimately decide on the activities to enjoy during your stay at Paul Smith’s College. Some of our many exploration opportunities include guided walks and paddles, a challenge course and rock wall, an 18-hole disc golf course, canoes, kayaks, skis, and snowshoes for use, sawmill demonstrations, culinary workshops, and guided wilderness excursions.

Reason #4: Rich Adirondack Heritage

Anyone with ties to the Adirondacks can tell you, the mountains are full of rich history waiting to be uncovered. Groups can enjoy learning about said heritage while making their own lasting memories at Paul Smith’s College.

Reason #5: Experts On-Hand for Meaningful Programming

At Paul Smith’s College, our mission is “To educate, research and advocate on issues that improve our planet and the lives of the people that inhabit it.” Our expert faculty can be on-hand for your group throughout the duration of your outing to ensure your questions are answered and needs are met.

Reason #6: Wide Variety of Wilderness Activities

Whether you decide to stick together with guided tours or set out to blaze your own trails – each group outing is custom catered to your specific needs and wants. Some of our most popular wilderness activities are naturalist walks and paddles, primitive skills workshops, and guided wilderness excursions.

Reason #7: Centrally Located for Additional Entertainment

Paul Smith’s College is centrally located near popular Adirondack destinations such as Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Shuttles are also available from PSC on the weekends to take your group to nearby Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, and Lake Placid for both day trips and evening outings.

Reason #8: Unique Opportunities to Reconnect with Nature

Unplug from the noise of to-do lists and tempting distractions and reconnect with the world around you. Enjoy the great outdoors. Listen to the sound of loons on the lake. Dirty your hands and quiet your spirit. Group outings at Paul Smith’s College allow you to shift your focus to what truly matters.

About PSC

When it comes to cookie-cutter colleges, Paul Smith’s is anything but. In fact, we’re the only 4-year college inside the boundaries of the world-famous “forever wild” Adirondacks.

No other school on Earth has a landscape quite like Paul Smith’s. Our modern campus sits on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake surrounded by thousands of acres of college-owned land that’s part of the Adirondacks Lakes Region. The region features 240 fishable lakes and streams, miles of hiking and biking trails, lakeside beaches, whitewater rafting, and world-class canoeing and kayaking in the St. Regis Wilderness Canoe Area, all within a few miles of your residence hall.

We are a thriving college, broadly recognized for outstanding experiential education and an adventurous spirit. Students at Paul Smith’s College experience a hands-on education that combines proven career training with a meaningful exploration of self, society and the earth.

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Paul Smith’s College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

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