Adlyne Freund Center
The Dana Brown Overnight Center is designed to accommodate a wide
variety of groups. The overnight facilities can lodge school groups of up
to 60 students and their teachers; adult and family programs may involve
fewer numbers. Daytime usage can handle up to 100 participants.
The Center includes four sleeping lodges, an assembly building, and a shower
house. Buildings are heated, air-conditioned, open year round and
handicapped accessible. The lodges are historic log or post-and-beam
buildings and can each house 13 to 17 people. Most of the accommodations
are dormitory style bunk beds, but there are some separate rooms
available. A shower house with
modern showers and restrooms is located within the complex.
The Adlyne Freund Center can serve in conjunction with the
Overnight Center as the dining hall for large groups. The Assembly Building and the
Adlyne Freund Center are also available for day rental when overnight
groups are not in session.
Some of the unique features of this site include the use
of salvaged materials during the construction and the Center's septic system. This
is a submerged flow wetland treatment system containing native Missouri
aquatic plants, replacing the standard leach field.
A campfire circle is located in the heart of the Center. The facilities are conveniently
located within walking distance of the wetland, prairie, Meramec River, and several trailheads—
the extensive trail system of the Nature Reserve will keep your group hiking for hours. The
diversity of habitats widens the scope of programming available to the Overnight Center and the computer
lab capabilities in the Assembly Building allow students to record their field data before going back to
Adlyne Freund Center
This stone and log building seats 60 with a fireplace and a large outdoor porch as well as a glassed-in
porch. This building features a small projection screen and a small commercial kitchen. Enjoy the beautiful
view from every vantage point.
This reconstructed barn with large windows and beautiful wood floors can seat 100 people. This large post and beam building features a wrap-around porch with seating, a fireplace, a loft, a large projection screen and a small kitchenette—all features that will enhance your visit.
The four lodges are all of historic log or post and beam design. The comfortable bunk bed sleeping rooms are cozy and clean. The lodges can each house 13-17 people in bunks and single beds. Separate rooms are available for teachers. Each lodge contains a gathering room and a half bath. Use the large porches for reading, bird watching, or just relaxing—each one commands a beautiful view of the natural area around the Center.
This freestanding building has radiant floor heat and is a modern, bright, spacious facility with showers, sinks and restrooms. Privacy rooms are connected to each shower stall.