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Programming Retreat

This is an immersive project/learning retreat for software developers, game developers, creative coders, generative artists. You will spend your time on retreat working on a specific project or learning a particular subject. You will be surrounded by a community of supportive peers doing similar work.

Dates: August 1 to 21, 2022

The retreat will run for 3 weeks. Monday August 1 will be a travel/arrival day. Sunday August 21 will be departure and travel home.


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What is a self-directed programming retreat?

This retreat provides a substantial block of time to work on projects where you are fully in control of your own time. You choose what to work on or what to learn and how to go about it. There are deliberately no formal classes, curricula, teachers, or instruction.

Summer in the Adirondacks

Adirondack State Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States. It constitues 6 million acres of forest, rivers, lakes, mountains, and trails. Summertime here is glorious: warm enough to swim in the fresh water lakes but never uncomfortably hot. Most activities are either free or very low cost.


All meals are freshly prepared with in-season, locally-sourced ingredients by our in-house chef and Director of Operations Christella Kay. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks are provided. All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages are included in the price of your retreat. Alcohol is not included or provided but guests may purchase and consume alcoholic beverages in accordance with our retreat handbook guidelines.


Each guest will have a sit/stand adjustable desk and ergonomic office chair. Our facility has high-speed (940 Mbps) Internet and WiFi6 access points throughout the property as well as ethernet jacks and power outlets always nearby.

How to apply


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How much does it cost?

Retreats are priced with our discounted grand opening rate of $700 per week which includes lodging and all meals.

How do I get there?

Our address is:

16 Wheeler Ave
Malone, NY 12953-1603

Directions via Google Maps

Map showing FRC and transit details


Malone, NY is reachable by car in a day or less from NYC, Philadelphia, Boston, Montréal, or Toronto. If you plan to drive a private car just let us know. We have private off-street parking available for a limited number of guests. If you are willing to offer carpool rides to other guests, that's fantastic. Let us know and we can help coordinate.


Trailways NYC to Malone runs from Port Authority daily departing 11:00 AM and arriving at 7:50 PM. This is Route 278, runs 7 days a week, and departs from Gate 79. There's a short layover in Albany. We can shuttle groups from the Four Seasons motel in Malone where this bus stops to FRC.

Here is a screenshot of the details of this route from the Trailways site for reference:

Screenshot with details of bus route

Greyhound NYC to Plattsburgh: runs from Port Authority to Plattsburgh, NY departing 8:30 AM and arriving at 3:30 PM for $69. We can shuttle groups from Plattsburgh to FRC.


Amtrak NYC to Burlington, VT: Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express Service runs from NYC to Burlington, VT. We can shuttle groups from Burlington to FRC.

Amtrak NYC to Albany, NY: will get you about half way to FRC but it's still 3.5 hours to drive from there. You can also take a bus from Albany to Plattsburgh which is much closer to FRC.


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