Welch Trail Education Center



Located in Harriman State Park the WTEC offers a beautiful Lakeside setting with rustic cabins, a communal commercial grade kitchen, and hot showers for after a hard days work!  We offer classes and other workshops that are open to the public including Wilderness and Remote First Aid, CPR and AED as well as many others.

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Facilities Include:

  • Large dining hall and meeting space (Includes refrigerators, stove, pots, pans, dishware, washer and dryer, and library)
  • Cabins for Service Corps Members (include bed, desk, chair, and shelf)
  • Bunkhouse for volunteers (10 beds)
  • Plenty of tent space
  • Dock and waterfront on Lower Twin Lake
  • Electricity
  • Hot Showers (when water is turned on during the summer season) 
  • Poor/non-existent cell phone service

Getting There

The Welch Trail Education Center is in a gated group camp area of Harriman State Park on the south side of Route 6 between I87 and Palisades Interstate Parkway.


GPS coordinates: 41.315369, -74.079008




Lower Twin Lake

Donations Needed

We are in need of lightly used or new:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Games
  • DVDs and Videos
  • Plants and Gardening Supplies
Contractors or handy persons:
If you are a liscensed contractor in Orange County or just a handy person and would like to donate your services toward fixing up the Welch Trail Education Center, your help is welcome!
Financial Contributions:
If you would like to donate financially to the maintenance, repair, or general operation of the facility, please Email Nancy Krause at [email protected].