You’ll stay at Paul Smith’s College on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake, in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York State.

We will be staying in dormitory SUITES at Paul Smith’s College for five days.  Each suite has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and will accommodate 4 people. Each person will have their own bedroom and share a bathroom with one other person. These are DORM rooms. They are very basic. No decorations, a twin bed and a desk. INTERNET is available but is hard-wired only in dorms. Wifi is available in parts of the campus. Bring your internet cable. Each room member receives one towel, one hand towel, one wash cloth. We recommend you bring additional towels. FREE laundry is available in every dorm room.

All meals will be provided and we will have access to the campus, which sits on LOWER ST. REGIS Lake, SPITFIRE and UPPER ST. REGIS Lakes, home to many great camps. Special meal requests may be made in advance.


Saranac Lake-Lake Placid, NY: 10 minutes

Plattsburgh, NY: 1 hour
Note: There is a Rockwell Kent museum in Plattsburgh at the University.

Burlington, VT: 2 hours (Most Airlines. Requires car ferry crossing )
Note: If flying into Burlington, we recommend a trip to the Shelborne Museum in South Burlington to see their collection of Impressionist paintings.

Montreal, Canada: 2.5 hours + customs and traffic (Most Airlines)
Note: Montreal Museum is world class and worth carving out a couple hours.

Albany, NY: 3.5 (Most Airlines PLUS Southwest)
Note: The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls along the way is excellent. The Clark in the Berkshires is only about 40 minutes SouthEast of Albany and worth the trip for a world class museum.

New York City, NY: 6 hours Driving distance from New York City 300 miles


These are some great sites and experiences you can enjoy before or after the event.

Museums and Art

Shelburne museum – in Burlington, VT (2 hours)
Adirondack museum (1 hour)
The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY (2.5 hours)
The Clark, Williamstown, MA Birkshires – about 4 hours (40 miles from Albany)
Norman Rockwell Museum in Mass
Albany Institute of Art Hudson River Paintings (3.5 hours)
The Wadsworth Antheneum Museum – Harford, about 4.5 hours
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (about 2.5 hours)
The Frederic Remington Museum-Ogdensburg, NY (1.5 hours)
The Lake Placid Lodge – Has a collection of Hudson River Paintings. (Advance Permission Required. Private Hotel) 30 min.
The Point Resort collection of Hudson River paintings (Advance Permission Required. Private hotel) 30 min.
Rockwell Kent Collection and Museum in Plattsburgh (1 hour)

Great Places to Paint

Vermont. (Jeffersonville)
Maine (Rockport)
Catskill Mountains
Berkshire Mountains
Hudson River Mansions and Hudson River



Paul Smith’s College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

“It only takes 3 words to describe why I go to paint camp..I LOVE IT!!! I’m returning for my 5th year- my kind of fun for sure!!”

Bonnie McGown Torres

“I went to the first four and cried at home when I had to miss the next. Never enough ADK for me. Thank goodness the participants post images and share their joy.”

Kathy Schifano

“Thars gold in them thar hills! It’s called paintings and friends and music and like-minded crazy people like me! Love it!”

Terre K Ritchie