Community Outreach


“I know of no other place that is so welcoming, cozy and comfortable, where all needs are met and you’re here with a group of like-minded people to share and discover and learn with. It is a place that is so open that the possibilities are endless! It is a jumping-off point for where I am in my life. ‘When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.’ When I come to this place, it is my teacher.”

Terry | Healthcare Provider, Retreat Participant

Delaware County and Walton, NY


The Uplands is committed to Delaware County, the town of Walton and the larger community in which it is located. We welcome opportunities to collaborate with regional service organizations and offer a convenient venue for other community-building and engagement activities. Such activities might include:

  • Day retreats for local care-giver and social change-maker organizations focused on team building, strategizing and group rejuvenation
  • Guided nature hikes that increase awareness of the diversity, interdependence, cycles and ecology of the Uplands environment
  • Workshops aimed to improve mental health and community connection
  • Creative arts events open to the community to paint, draw and photograph
  • Yoga classes
  • Mindfulness and meditation workshops
  • Gardening workshops

Learning Opportunities

The Uplands is developing collaborative relationships with local educational institutions to offer a variety of learning opportunities.

At the college and graduate school level, the Uplands will
serve as an experiential, field science learning laboratory for:

  • Botany, Ornithology, Herpetology, etc
  • Community ecology
  • Organic farming
  • Soil restoration and regeneration

At the elementary through high school level, we are eager to work with local educators to offer:

  • Field trips
  • Day programs for guided naturalist and ecology walks
  • Workshops in gathering and cooking wild edible plants
  • “Art from Nature” programs
  • Farm-based education workshops

Ready to plan your next community event?

If you are interested in working with the Uplands for your next event,
contact us today to arrange a visit or speak with a member of our team.


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