this is from the AAC site, but is about a year old. the full extent of their current role is not known to me, but likely includes consulting, advocacy, and some limited preliminary funding for the studies required in permitting and siting.

Since 2006, in partnership with The Mohonk Preserve, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, and the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, the American Alpine Club has been working toward the creation of a campground near the popular climbing area, the Shawangunks—or "The Gunks" for short.

The campground, as currently planned, will include approximately 50 drive-in and walk-in campsites, a central gathering area with cooking and shower facilities, and an indoor space where visitors can gather during rainy weather.

At present [July 2011], the design phase of the project is complete and the project is now in the permitting phase. Once appropriate permits have been secured from various agencies, construction bids will be solicited.

Further updates will be posted on this page and on

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