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The Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center

200 Breakneck Road

Haverstraw, NY 10927

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Commune with nature while honing your photography skills during this Weekend Workshop.

This weekend is perfect for amateur photographers who want to improve their skills and for non-photographers who just want to enjoy a summer stay-cation by the lake.

Photographers should have basic technical knowledge (ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure, F-stops, etc) and own a DSLR camera and tripod. Beth Mason and Geraldine Sweeney, who won the 2016 AMC Outdoors Magazine Photography Contest, will focus on developing your skills using a tripod to photograph nature, targeting three different techniques. We will visit two different photo sites on Saturday - one in the morning and one in the afternoon - and review our shots on Saturday evening. Our final photo shoot will be on Sunday morning/early afternoon at a third location. Please bring your iPad or computer to upload your photos that day.

If you don't plan to join the photography workshop, take advantage of our prime location in the heart of Harriman State Park to hike, boat, swim and relax.

This event is led by the chapter's Harriman Program Committee Volunteer Leaders. Paddling and yoga equipment at the camp are provided free of charge courtesy of the NY-NoJ Chapter. Personal canoes & kayaks are allowed on Breakneck Pond; no permit is required.


Registration is mandatory. Photography programs fill very quickly, so register early! Space is limited to 8 cabin and 4 camping participants. Early Bird discounts apply if you register before July 26th midnight. After that date, add $20 to each ticket price. An Information Sheet will be sent to all registered participants attached to your confirmation email.


Early Bird Prices
  • Cabin: $175 Members / $230 Non-members
  • Camp: $125 Members / $165 Non-Members
Rate includes 2 nights accommodation (Fri & Sat), 2 dinners (Fri & Sat), 2 breakfasts (Sat & Sun), and program leadership provided by volunteer leaders. Trail lunches may be purchased separately before you check out or at the camp. Meals purchased on arrival at camp may be subject to a 20% surcharge.

Rate excludes EventBrite and credit card processing fees for Non-members.

Become an AMC Member and receive a discounted rate.


We will stay in newly renovated Mountain Laurel Cabins or Beaver Brook Tent Platforms. Mountain Laurel Cabin is set up with 2 bedrooms, each with 2 bunk-beds, a common room, 2 small refrigerators, and a fire ring or BBQ. Thick mattresses, blankets and pillows are provided in cabins. Each Beaver Brook Tent Platform can accommodate four 2-person backpacking tents, which can be borrowed from the camp. Secure bearbox is available for food storage. Modern bathhouses with hot showers and flush toilets are near all accommodations. Camping equipment may be borrowed (free!) on a first come first served basis.

Check in at the camp office when you arrive. Check-in time is Friday at 3 pm. Plan to arrive by 6 pm for dinner. Check-out time is Sunday at 11 am, although you are welcome to enjoy the camp until 3 pm.


The camp is easily accessible by public transportation. Take either the NJ Transit train from New York Penn Station to Tuxdeo, NY, or the Shortline bus from the 42nd Street Port Authority Bus Terminal to Tuxedo, NY. Review the Van Shuttle pickup schedule before you go. Call the camp office (617-523-0636 ext 56523) in advance to reserve a seat ($5 one way).

The camp is about 45 minutes drive from NYC with these Driving Directions to CHOC. The gate to the camp is on Lake Welch Parkway at the intersection of Pine Meadow Road. (41.217869, -74.106021). Drive up to the camp office to check-in and unload your gear. Then park in the big field.

We encourage carpooling, but do not arrange it. Try starting a ride share at www.groupcarpool.com.

What to Bring

Bring sheets and pillow case or sleeping bag, tent, towels, yoga/hiking/swimming/paddling gear, sunscreen, bug spray, headlamp, hat, water bottle, and personal toiletries. If camping, bring your tent, sleeping pad and sleeping pad. If you need to borrow camping gear, contact the event leader. Sheets and towels may be rented from the camp. BYO Adult Beverages and snacks to share.

Join AMC for a Member Discounts

You can join AMC for only $40! To receive the members discount on this trip and enjoy all the other AMC Membership benefits just click HERE. Your membership dues are partially tax deductible.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled more than 14 days in advance receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. Reservations cancelled 14 days or less in advance are not refundable. If the AMC must cancel a program, registrants will be notified and all fees will be refunded. Normal weather will not cancel this event.

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