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The Wknd Campout

The Wknd Campout

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ūüŹēÔłŹ¬†The Wknd Campout ūüŹēÔłŹ returns on June 2,¬†3 and 4, 2023, it's 3rd year!

It's a weekend jam-packed with all the outdoorsy stuff you can handle, but in sample-size, so you can try everything, including hikes, bike trips, climbing, kayaking and more, in a safe and responsible space.

Whether you're just starting out outdoors or you're pretty experienced but want a great way to get your friends to join you, this will be the best camping experience you'll try this season!

Sign up today!

ūüöīūüŹľ‚Äć‚ôāÔłŹ Tons of¬†adventures to sample, designed around the beginner-experience!
ūü•ė Food delivered from amazing local restaurants
ūüöô Shuttles available from local pickups.
ūüĒ• Campfire & camping-friendly games all day!
ūüŹ• All the safety & support,¬†all weekend!
ūü§© Big Outdoorsy Vibes!



  • 12pm - 8pm Check in, settle in. Get to know your campground, an outdoor art gallery
  • 2pm - 3pm Yoga At The Sculpture Garden (No reservation needed. Just show up.)
  • 3pm - 5pm¬†Happy Hour at a local distillery, including shuttle with designated driver (No reservation needed. Just show up. Pay for your own tastings)
  • 6pm - 8pm¬†Scouting Kayaking at Black Creek. (Limited availability.¬† Includes shared kayak rental, safety equipment & group instruction.)
  • Campfire


    • 7am Free coffee & light pastries¬†from Village Grind. (For the early birds. First come, first served).
    • 8am - 11am Hiking Beautiful Minnewaska Lake aka the "Flip Flop Hike"
    • 12pm - 1pm Bike Ride on Scenic River To Ridge Trail (Includes bike rental and helment.)
    • 2pm - 3pm BONUS! Self-Defense Crash Course by a Martial Arts Instructor¬† (No reservation needed. Just show up.)
    • 3pm - 5pm¬†Happy Hour at local vineyard with designated driver (No reservation needed. Just show up. Pay for your own tastings.)
    • 6pm - 8pm Sunset Kayaking Wallkill River (Includes kayak rental, group lesson and safety equipment.)
    • 9pm - 11pm Firefly Night Hike (Includes headlamps.¬†Barefoot¬†optional)
    • Campfire


      • 7am Free coffee & light pastries¬†from Village Grind.¬†For the early birds. First come, first served).
      • 9am -12pm Guided Climbing at the Gunks (Includes parking/entry fee.)
      • ~1pm - ~4pm¬†Scouting Kayaking at Abandoned Mine.¬†(Limited availability. Includes shared kayak rental, safety equipment & group instruction.)
      • ~4pm - ??? Mystery activity

      On site
      Off site


      "If New Paltz were a Tinder profile, a lot of people would be swiping right. This town about 80 miles north of New York City, in southern Ulster County, is sporty, brainy, cultured and beautiful. Cradled by a mountain range, surrounded by meadows and forested preserves, cut through by a river, anchored by a state university and speckled with historic houses, shops and galleries, it attracts athletes, day-trippers, art lovers and now..." Outerthere fam! - N.Y. Times


      These restaurants deliver and are also accessible by car (3 minutes) or walking (30 to 45 minutes).


      • This camping experience¬†is rated FAMILY-FRIENDLY. Activities are rated BEGINNER. Learn more about How We Rate Trips.
      • See how to pay for this trip in¬†installments.
      • Campsite reservations are for groups of 4 or less. Camping available per night.
      • Not interested in camping, but want to enjoy the Wknd's activities? Sign up to individual activities. Pro-tip:¬†Save 15% off individual reservations by choosing the Wknd Pass below.¬†But hurry, sale ends Jun 2 at noon for a limited number of Wknd Passes available.
      • Walk-ins welcome!
      • Camper vans welcome! Please reserve the Parking Only options for each day you're staying
      • Arriving¬†in your own vehicle? Parking is limited and traffic congestion is¬†severe in New Paltz - like NYC during rush hour severe. Arrive early to avoid any issues.¬† Please reserve the Parking Only options for each day you're staying.
      • Borrow¬†a backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, or a¬†camp chair for this trip - for free! Request on-site. While supplies last.¬†Pro-tip: If it doesn't fit in 1 pack, you shouldn't bring it.
      • Roundtrip shuttle available from NYC¬†on¬†Friday and returning late on Sunday only. Shuttles will not return to NYC on Friday or Saturday. They will not pickup from NYC on Saturday or Sunday morning.
      • Courtesy shuttles will be available to and from different activities.¬†You are also welcome to drive to each activity on your own.
      • This trip is accessible using public transit on Trailways.¬†Roundtrip is $46. Buses depart all day starting 7am. It's an hour and 40 minute ride. Courtesy shuttle is available to and from the New Paltz bus depot Saturday and Sunday (upon request, reserve¬†by replying to the Welcome email sent after you've made your reservations).¬†
      • The Campout is tent camping only. That means that there will not be bathrooms or showers. There will be shared¬†rinsing basins with fresh water and port-a-johns available¬†for your convenience. Bring your own soap, water container, wipes, sanitizers, toilet paper and towels.

      FAQS & Q&As

      (Tune into our Campout Q&A on Google Meets on Monday, May 29 from 7pm to 7:30p. RSVP on Meetup here.)

      • All I want to do is camp. Do I need to reserve activities? No. You can just come to enjoy some¬†beginner camping vibes. You do not have to sign up to any activities. Pro-Tip: Reserve the camping now and reserve activities on-site after you've checked things out.
      • All I want to do are the activities. Do I need to reserve camping? No.¬†We recommend getting the Wknd Pass. Maybe you're not 100% ready to try camping?¬†You can also stay the night at local accommodations.
      • What kind of gear will I need to bring? You will receive a detailed list via email 72 hours prior to the event date.
      • If I don't have gear, can I borrow it from you? Yes!¬† Borrow a backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, or a¬†camp chair for this trip - for free on site! (While supplies last).¬†
      • My kids are coming.¬†How serious are you about "kid-friendly"?¬†There will be other kids at the campground. And you'll be able to reserve individual, kid-appropriate activities for you and your little ones each day during the Campout (while availability lasts). Also, kids 10 and younger can¬†camp for free (as long as they fit in your tent).
      • I'm going alone and worried about walking around the campground in the dark. How far apart will the parking lot, campground and campfire be? Refer to the map in the images here. The parking lot is approximately 15 seconds from the checkin table and 30 seconds from the campground. You'll be able to set up your tent within line-of-sight to the campfire.
      • Will there be food?¬†Although coffee and pastries will be provided starting at 7a (first come, first served), food is available in New Paltz, 3 minutes from our campground by car. The map on this page shows restaurants that deliver to our campground. There will be plenty of time between activities to order, receive and eat your food.
      • Will the camping and activities happen rain or shine? Yes.¬†Rain or shine. Except for climbing. Can't climb in the rain. Also, if there's an electrical storm, kayaking will be canceled. If your activity gets canceled, your credit for that activity will be transferred over to the same activity from our calendar, so you'll be able to do it at a later date.
      • What if I don't want to camp 2 nights or can't make it to an activity I already signed up for?¬†No worries. Kindly check in with a Host prior to leaving the campground and you can get a¬†credit for the night you did not stay or activities you missed.
      • Ask any questions any time from¬†the chat box¬†on this page.


      Considering the Wknd Pass? As an extra incentive, get the Pass and receive a 20% discount on the Sampler Pass! Use code WKNDCAMPOUTGUEST at checkout.


      See how our first Wknd Campout went down at #whatyoumissed.




      *Schedule & prices are subject to change. Breaks and shuttling time are factored into schedule. Final times sent via Welcome emails the week of the event. Final schedule will allow time to do each activity if you reserve the Wknd Pass. Wknd Pass holders and anyone who registered for bouldering and any activity on Sunday morning: You won't have to chose between one or the other. You can use your credits to join us on the next available trip for the activity(ies) you missed. Speak to an on-site Trip Hosts for details.

      **Discount valid only when you purchase the Wknd Pass.

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