ARC 38 is a 501c3 not-for-profit situated on 150+ acres of protected wetland, agricultural property and forested hills teeming with biodiversity.  Located in the beautiful Harlem Valley in Amenia, New York, we’re 2 hours from NYC @ last stop of the Metro North Harlem Line train. Only 8 miles from the Appalachian Trail, we have attracted diverse groups to experience our vision.

With its roots grounded in activism, sustainability, permaculture, and building networks, ARC 38 strives to embody a living experiment in community building. Our project upholds principles from many societal models developed throughout history to transition toward new ways of living. We aim to become a demonstration site, providing a support system to empower people to practice & share mutual aid, and develop a template of solutions to help other communities caretake twheir lands all over the globe.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

76 hectares

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Russian

People on site

5 - 38

Dry season

May to October

Wet season

December to February

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • tent camping
  • private room

Omnivore Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced


  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • permaculture
    1-2 times per week
  • breathwork
    1-2 times per week
  • yoga
    1-2 times per week
  • meditation
    1-2 times per week

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