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STAC Increases Campus Footprint by 20% with Strategic Acquisition of Adjacent Camp Venture Property

Mar 22, 2021

STAC Increases Campus Footprint by 20% with Strategic Acquisition of Adjacent Camp Venture Property

St. Thomas Aquinas College is excited to announce the acquisition of the Camp Venture property and building at 230 Route 340. The College and Camp Venture have been long-time neighbors and friends in serving the local community. By acquiring this 12-acre tract of land and 100,000 square foot building, the College has increased its campus footprint by 20% to 72 acres and now has ownership of all property along the southern side of its campus on Route 340 from the McNelis Commons Residence Hall complex through to the Spartan athletic field.

“This strategic investment expands the footprint of St. Thomas Aquinas College and allows for the future growth of the College,” said President Ken Daly. “We are committed to making investments in new faculty, new programs, and new facilities such as the Camp Venture property, which will enhance our students’ experience during their time at the College while preparing them to make a profound difference in the world.”

The property is also ideally located in the immediate proximity of the 4 mile Joseph B. Clarke bike trail — which begins in Tappan, runs through the hamlets of Sparkill, Orangeburg, and Blauvelt, and connects to two other trails overlooking the Hudson River. For STAC’s students and 21 athletics teams, this enables the College to offer them new fitness and wellness programs.

STAC acquired the 12-acre property and 100,000 square foot building for $7 million, which was financed in the current low interest rate environment. STAC will initially lease part of this property and building to Camp Venture.

Camp Venture and STAC Google Maps birds eye view

St. Thomas Aquinas College is excited to announce the acquisition of the Camp Venture property and building at 230 Route 340. The College and Camp Venture have been long-time neighbors and friends in serving the local community. By acquiring this 12-acre tract of land and 100,000 square foot building, the College has increased its campus footprint by 20% to 72 acres and now has ownership of all property along the southern side of its campus on Route 340 from the McNelis Commons Residence Hall complex through to the Spartan athletic field.

“This strategic investment expands the footprint of St. Thomas Aquinas College and allows for the future growth of the College,” said President Ken Daly. “We are committed to making investments in new faculty, new programs, and new facilities such as the Camp Venture property, which will enhance our students’ experience during their time at the College while preparing them to make a profound difference in the world.”

The property is also ideally located in the immediate proximity of the 4 mile Joseph B. Clarke bike trail — which begins in Tappan, runs through the hamlets of Sparkill, Orangeburg, and Blauvelt, and connects to two other trails overlooking the Hudson River. For STAC’s students and 21 athletics teams, this enables the College to offer them new fitness and wellness programs.

STAC acquired the 12-acre property and 100,000 square foot building for $7 million, which was financed in the current low interest rate environment. STAC will initially lease part of this property and building to Camp Venture.

For more information, please contact Annie Lombardi at 845.398.4016 or [email protected]
 

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 72 acres in Rockland County, NY, which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s approximately 2,000 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is a candidate for accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP); and its School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For more information, visit www.stac.edu.