CELF Summer Institute for Accommodations

Just up the Hudson River from New York City, Westchester County is as cultured and sophisticated or as completely rural as you want it to be. Bordered on the west by the Hudson River and a string of historic river towns, and to the east by rolling hills, farms and woodlands, Westchester is home to legends and history, culture and world-class entertainment.

Only a short trip away from the busy streets of New York City, Westchester provides a diverse offering of destinations. The county itself is a living history museum. Farms and estates date back to the mid-17th Century, when European colonists first settled in the area. Manhattanville College, the site of the CELF Summer Institute, is located on a 100 acre wooded campus in Purchase, New York. Situated just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville is easily accessed from nearby airports and major routes such as Interstate 287 or the Hutchinson River Parkway.


To reserve off-site accommodations within a short drive from the program site, select from one of two hotels offering group rates to CELF Summer Institute participants:

La Quinta, Armonk, NY
Call Central Reservation Center at 1-866-527-1498 and identify yourself as a participant of the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) party, Reservation Bloc confirmation number 7704GRACGT. (Rooms have double beds.) All requests for reservations should be prior to 6/24/2013 in order to ensure discounted rate applies. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-reserved basis.

Hyatt House, White Plains, NY
Call 1-800-517-8548 and ask for the Manhattanville College: CELF Summer Institute to book your accommodations. These are one- and two-bedroom suites (with a living room and kitchen that can be shared. All requests for reservations should be made prior to 6/16/13 in order to ensure availability and group discounted rates. Suites are available on a first-come, first-reserved basis.


For Driving Directions, please click here.

Metro North Railroad from NYC Grand Central Terminal. Harlem Division Line to White Plains.
Anderson Hill Road bus (Bee-Line No. 12) or Taxi to the campus .

Manhattanville College also is easily accessible from all New York City area airports: Westchester County Airport, Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark International Airport.

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