Girls' Leadership Worldwide

GLW Transportation Information

GLW participants must arrive by 9:00am on the Saturday of their session. Please arrange your own transportation to and from the GLW program located at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill in Hyde Park, NY.
The official address of our location is as follows:

Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill
106 Val-Kill Park Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
(845) 229-5302


The following information provides you with details about arrival

The GLW program is conducted at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill during the day time. In the evenings, participants will be housed in Jewett Hall at Vassar College, located in Poughkeepsie, NY, 15 minutes away from our center.

Vassar College
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
(845) 437-7000

Participants may check into Vassar College dorms after 5:00pm the Friday before the start of their session for an additional early-arrival fee of $65. Early-arrival and optional dorm and linen fees will be confirmed in the forthcoming detailed program packet after your deposit has been paid. Flights departing from New York on July 17 or July 31, 2016 should be booked after 5:00pm for domestic flights and after 6:00pm for international flights.


For participants arriving by car, most GPS devices identify our location as the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. Please type this title into your navigation system to find our location. Once you enter our park grounds, drive down and make your first left. At the end of this road you will find our office building and center on your left side. If you have driven to the bridge, you have gone too far.


Participants arriving by train should arrive at the Poughkeepsie Train Station located at:

Poughkeepsie Station
41 Main St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(800) 872-7245

Available train services to this location include Amtrak and
Metro-North rail lines Participants must arrange a taxi for their pick-up and drop-off at this train station ahead of time. Our suggested pick-up and drop-off Taxi service for participants traveling by train is:

Inder’s Taxi Service
(845) 243-3814
18 Mews Aly
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

When calling to make a reservation, please ask for Inder Singh and state you are a GLW Participant. 


All GLW participants arriving by air must arrange their own car service to and from the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill. Our center is located approximately
2 hours away from all major metropolitan airports. GLW participants are recommended to fly into John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) located in New York, NY.

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
New York, NY 11430
(718) 244-4444

Our suggested pick-up and drop-off car service for participants traveling by air is:

(845) 849-2834
11 Robinson Lane
Wappinger Falls, NY 12590

When calling to make a reservation, please ask for Shawn Auchmoody and state you are a GLW Participant. Shawn will organize and consolidate all GLW participant arrival and departure information in order that families may carpool with other participants and receive the best rate possible. GLW participants should inform Shawn of their itinerary for both arrival and departure no later than
Friday, June 3, 2016.


Additional airports include:


LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
New York, NY 11371
(718) 533-3400

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
3 Brewster Rd, Newark, NJ 07114
(973) 961-6000


Dutchess County Airport (POU)
263 New Hackensack Rd, Wappinger Falls, NY 12590
(845) 463-6000

Stewart International Airport (SWF)
1180 1st St, New Windsor, NY 12553
(845) 838-8200

Westchester County Airport (HPN)
240 Airport Rd, White Plains, NY 10604
(914) 995-4860

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