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Dippikill is a private 1000-acre wilderness retreat facility owned by the Student Association of the University at Albany. Since 1956 Dippikill has remained true to its mission: To keep the area pristine, limit development and offer visitors a glimpse of nature's beauty while enjoying overnight visits in rustic-style lodging. The cabins and campsites at Dippikill are open to reservations from University at Albany undergraduates and University at Albany affiliates: graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff. Dippikill is not open to the public.

Dippikill Inc. is the subsidiary organization that is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the retreat. The Dippikill Board of Directors, chaired by Jacob Crawford, meets regularly. In addition to the Board of Directors, an on-site staff, led by Director of Operations, Justin LaPrairie, manages the day-to-day operations. 

Board of Directors: 

Langie Cadesca, President
Jacob Crawford, Chairman
Nick Butler, Vice Chairman
Dave Schaffer, Secretary
Casey Crandall
Shannon Beal
Paul Schaffer
Jacob Crawford
Marc Cohen
Nick Chiuchiolo
Sam Axley