Holmes Presbyterian Camp - Kent, NY

  • The Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center is a 550 acre camp, education and retreat facility located in the hill country of the lower Hudson River Valley in Putnam County, New York. The property supports two year round conference centers, retreat cabins, and an environmental science and arts program. A major expansion and restoration plan is proposed which would add a new conference center to the core complex.

    IQ’s role as Landscape Architects on the project team is to develop a site plan sensitive to the camp’s natural resources and topography.

    The new buildings, pedestrian walks, parking facilities and other site work will incorporate sustainable initiatives and methods of development. A green roof will be integrated on the conference center’s roof. Permeable pavers and porous stabilized gravel will be the predominant ground plane material, greatly reducing storm water runoff impacts. In addition, bio-retention swales and basins planted with native shrubs and herbaceous materials will filter runoff from proposed drives and parking lots.

    IQ will also develop a select palette of native grasses to reclaim disturbed sites, suitable for on-site soils low in nutrients and with high salinity. The firm has proposed a vocabulary of site elements such as guide rails, way finding signage and lighting which reinforces the rustic campgrounds setting. New indigenous plantings of trees and understory shrubs will supplement existing hardwoods to remain and restore wildlife habitat.

The Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center is a 550 acre camp, education and retreat facility located in the hill country of the lower Hudson River Valley in Putnam County, New York. The property supports two year round conference centers, retreat cabins, and an environmental science and arts program. A major expansion and restoration plan is proposed which would add a new conference center to the core complex.

IQ’s role as Landscape Architects on the project team is to develop a site plan sensitive to the camp’s natural resources and topography.

The new buildings, pedestrian walks, parking facilities and other site work will incorporate sustainable initiatives and methods of development. A green roof will be integrated on the conference center’s roof. Permeable pavers and porous stabilized gravel will be the predominant ground plane material, greatly reducing storm water runoff impacts. In addition, bio-retention swales and basins planted with native shrubs and herbaceous materials will filter runoff from proposed drives and parking lots.

IQ will also develop a select palette of native grasses to reclaim disturbed sites, suitable for on-site soils low in nutrients and with high salinity. The firm has proposed a vocabulary of site elements such as guide rails, way finding signage and lighting which reinforces the rustic campgrounds setting. New indigenous plantings of trees and understory shrubs will supplement existing hardwoods to remain and restore wildlife habitat.

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