A coed boarding and day school for grades 4-9

Where most classrooms end, ours begin.


North Country School Alumni Community

We invite you to contact alumni@ncstreetops.org or 518-523-9329, to update your contact information, volunteer to host an event in your region, or share news about yourself and your family.

Please join us at a North Country School event near you

Upcoming events are being held in Lake Placid, Boston, Chicago and Seattle.
See below for details.

Round Lake Harvest Weekend
Thursday, October 5 -
Monday, October 9

Take in the season by staying and dining with us at the Eileen Rockefeller House on Round Lake. Enjoy morning yoga, farm trips, guided hikes with Bill Localio and other NCS/Treetops staff, cooking tutorials, or simply relax on the porch.
Alumni, K. Tyler Johnston (NCS ‘93), Artist and Yoga Instructor, will be leading yoga and movement instruction, and Alissa Fitzgerald (NCS ‘95), Writer and Chef, will guide you through creation and preparation of farm-to-table meals.

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Arrival
7:00 p.m. - Cocktails & dinner
Friday - Sunday
7:00 a.m. - Yoga/Farm chores/Breakfast preparation
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
Farm tours, hikes, cooking tutorials etc. Lunch will be either on the go or at RockE depending on the activity.
5:00 p.m. - Afternoon Yoga/Dinner Preparation
6:15 p.m. - Cocktails & dinner
Evening Activities
7:00 a.m. - Morning Yoga/Breakfast preparation
8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. departure. Time for a hike up Balanced Rocks or more R&R lakeside.

The Eileen Rockefeller House, or “RockE”, boasts nine bedrooms and up to 18 person occupancy. Two large porches overlooking Round Lake allow for the perfect spot for morning coffee or an afternoon read. Canoes and kayaks are available from the RockE Boathouse. A short walk around the lake provides access to the North Country School and Camp Treetops campus with over 4 miles of private hiking trails.

What to expect:
Relaxation, education, movement, and community. You will have the opportunity to go on unique hikes, check out local farms, and learn and assist in farm-to-table cooking. You will have time to connect with alumni of both school and camp and be among the first to experience what the Round Lake Campus will offer.

The Eileen Rockefeller House is a classic Adirondack Lake House. There have been many upgrades, including wi-fi throughout the house. There will not be daily housekeeping, bathrooms are shared with other guests, and it is our hope that everyone chips in to clean up after meals and after themselves. While these may be drawbacks to some, they continue the School ethos of “rugged, resourceful, and resilient” along with the Camp constant, “Many hands make light work.”

Rates include all meals and drinks, activities, and lodging.
Twin Bed, Shared Room:
$125.00 per person per night
Queen or full bedroom (sleeps up to two people):
$250.00 per room per night

This is an event for adults age 21 or older.
Registration ends October 2nd.
Full payment is due at time of booking.
Tyler Johnston will document the weekend for a short promotional video.
Please note that no room has a private bath. Four full baths are shared between the nine rooms.

To register or for additional questions please contact Peter Bullock, Director of Round Lake Campus, at pbullock@northcountryschool.org or 518-354-3516


Peter Bullock is an educator and farm to table enthusiast who currently serves as Director of Round Lake Campus at North Country School / Camp Treetops. For 13 years Peter developed programs for grades preschool through college at Shelburne Farms. In the past three years, Peter helped to advance Endeavour Middle School, Vermont Athletic Academy, and Richmond Forest School in various capacities. He has taught agricultural and natural sciences, math, and social studies, and has served as a K-8 grade curriculum specialist, middle school cross country coach, and Interim Head of School.

Alissa Fitzgerald (NCS '95) is a writer, chef, and cooking instructor in Brooklyn, NY. Currently writing for Black Book Magazine, she dreams of writing and working in the Bon Apetit Test kitchen. She has worked front and back of the house in events ranging from yachts in Croatia, Google SF, Reynard at the Wythe Hotel and Five Leaves in Brooklyn. Most days you can find her alternating her time behind a cutting board and a computer.

K. Tyler Johnston (NCS 93') is a an interdisciplinary artist, performer, yoga instructor and creative consultant. His work often focuses on Island Spaces, Mystical Themes and Nature. In 2015 his feature documentary “My Father’s Land” was awarded the Amnesty International Human Rights award. He is also the founder of the Portland Maine Film Festival. Tyler works across disciplines to connect people and create meaningful experiences through the arts.

Boston Gathering for Alumni and Friends with David "Hock" Hochschartner
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Chart House
60 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

Light Fare and Cocktails in Chicago
At the home of Yoni Pizer and Brad Lipitz (Current NCS Parents)
Share memories, connect and discuss how our strategic plan will define the trail forward for Camp and School.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Seattle Gathering for Camp and School with David "Hock" Hochschartner and Karen Culpepper
Thursday, November 2, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Palisades Restaurant
Eliott Bay Marina
2601 W Marina Pl
Seattle, WA 98199

Alta Lodge Friends' Weekend
April 11 - 15, 2018

Join us at Alta Lodge, a classic Utah ski lodge with direct access to the Alta Ski Area. After Skiing, enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening in one of Alta Lodge's saunas or hot pools with views of High Rustler, Alta's most famous run.
More details to follow soon

Friends' Weekend at North Country School and Camp Treetops
August 22-26, 2018
Reconnect with classmates and other old friends. Help with garden harvest and barn chores, hike Trouble, or just enjoy the fresh air. Bring the whole family, and make new NCS and Treetops memories. To learn more about Friends' Weekend click here.

For information about a coming event, or to RSVP, please contact alumni@ncstreetops.org or 518-523-9329.

Recent NCS/Treetops Alumni Events

2017 Events
Brooklyn, NY Concert with John Doan, January
Friends' Weekend at Alta Lodge, April
New York City, Gathering at the James Cohan Gallery, April
New York City, Strategic Plan Launch, Harvard Club, May
Washington, DC, May
North Country School Graduation, June
Friends' Weekend at Lake Placid, August

2016 Events

San Francisco, CA, September
Lincoln, MA, September
Portland, ME, September
Friends' Weekend at Lake Placid, August
North Country School Graduation, May
Capitol Region Picnic at Saratoga Spa State Park, May
Friends' Weekend at Alta Lodge, April
Seattle, WA Evening Reception, March
Portland, OR, March
Ashland, OR, March

2015 Events
New York City Evening Reception, November
Washington, D.C. Evening Reception, November
Pittsburgh, PA Dinner, October
Friends' Weekend at Lake Placid, August
North Country School Graduation, May
Saratoga Springs Picnic, May
Lake Placid, NY Tracie McMillan Book Signing
Friends' Weekend at Alta Lodge, April
San Fransisco, CA, March
Seattle, WA Evening Reception, March
Portland, OR Evening Reception, March
Ashland, OR Dinner and Theater, March

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