The Frank Kenyon Centre for Research, Education, and Conservation was established in 2015 as a way to involve students in science and help connect researchers with the Abaco community. The building and grounds act as a demonstration site for sustainable development, providing working examples for the wider community to observe and experience (Learn More). Thankfully, the Kenyon Centre was minimally impacted by Hurricane Dorian, and while the majority of repairs to the building have been completed our campus is still undergoing some restoration.
*The Kenyon Centre is open, but operating at reduced occupancy due to COVID. Please contact us for more information on availability of rooms or meeting spaces.
28 bed dorm style bunk accommodations
Large kitchen, perfect for serving groups
Male and Female restrooms, plus outdoor showers
Common room with couches and white board
Basic lab facilities with temporary storage.
The benefit of local knowledge and assistance with logistics
Options to arrange presentations and field activities with our Education Team.
STAY WITH US
$50/person/night (less than 3 nights, shared room)
$45/person/night (3+ nights, shared room)
Or, book the whole centre for your group!*
$800/night for whole centre (max 28ppl)
*There is a 3 night minimum when booking out the whole centre.
Room fees include full use of the centre include lab and wifi. 50% deposit required (pay through our site, or contact us for more info).
We also offer special packages for visiting school groups that include educational experiences (field trips and presentations).
Dorian repairs completed!
Solar panels reinstalled
The Frank Kenyon Centre was named in honor of Frank Kenyon, one of FRIENDS's four founders.
At left he is seen cutting the ribbon during the opening ceremony for the Centre in April 2015. Frank is no longer with us, but he leaves a lasting legacy of passion and dedication to ensuring a sustainable environment in Abaco.
“It has been a fabulous stay here at the new Kenyon Centre. It has provided a very comfortable and inviting place to stay. This is the perfect basecamp for further exploration of Abaco and great natural and cultural resources. I hope to return to Abaco and bring my family. Thank you for providing this place for so many to enjoy.”
KEENE HAYWOOD, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
“The Frank Kenyon Centre is AMAZING! Can’t thank you guys enough for such a wonderful stay and all the support you’ve given. Friends of the Environment is a group that every country would benefit from, and I know the Bahamas are so much better for its existence. By supporting this National Geographic expedition you’ve given us a new appreciation for what it means to fight for conservation and the preservation of the natural world. Thank you for all that you do, we’ve had a great time sharing this trip with you!
CHRIS MILLBERN, LOS ANGELES, CA.
OUR WORLD UNDERWATER ROLEX SCHOLAR 2016.