If you are a novice or experienced camper this trip is a great way to kick off your summer with other fun people from our group. We have the ultimate private campsite nestled on the shores of the pristine fresh water Hudson River near New Paltz NY. We supply everything except a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow. (If you do not have a tent, private tents are available rental info below) You may also drive there.
Vinecroft Estate has 13 acres of private secluded land on the shores of the Hudson River complete with a private dock, huge fire pit, boathouse, hiking trails, hammocks, horseshoe pits, BBQ's, picnic tables, lounge chairs and more. There is nothing across the river but trees and nothing near the camp except the main house ( 10 minute walk). You will watch the sunrise each morning and be dazzled by the stars at night. Take the virtual campsite tour.
Dock on the fresh water Hudson River
Activities Include: You can do all, nothing or something in between. Hiking, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, winery visits, relaxing by the river, delicious food, happy hours, conversations by the fire, games and more.
You will start your weekend by enjoying the relaxing train ride along the beautiful Hudson River Line to Poughkeepsie. Sit back, relax, read and avoid all the holiday traffic!
The weekend will include:
-3 nights/3 days at Vincroft Estate Private Campsite
-All Meals carefully and deliciously grilled to perfection. Fish, meat, salads, veggies, desserts Breakfast (Sat/Sun/Mon), Dinner (Fri,Sat, Sun), Lunch Sunday. (menu below) Fresh bottled water is available all weekend.
-Soft drinks and adult beverages
-Hiking, kayaking, wineries, guides, park fees and donations, equipment use, taxes, tips (Hikes will be moderate)
-Transportation to all attractions
-If you do not have a tent, We have a limited number of Private Tents ($20 additional cash when you arrive)
Not Included: Lunch Sat/Mon, winery fee's, train fare
This trip is perfect for those who have never camped before.
All you need to bring: sleeping bag or blanket, pillow, sunblock, hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers, bug spray, bathing suit, towel, flashlight, change of clothes.
Is there a bathroom? A private clean eco-composting toilet is on site. There is also a outdoor private hot water shower and faucet for washing/bathing (or you can bathe in the river)
Can I come alone? YES, YES, YES, 98% of the group will be coming on their own. There is no better trip that we run where you can really get to know people. If you feel uncomfortable we'll take you back to the train station which is only 10 minutes away.
What to expect: 15 laid back, fun people enjoying the outdoors together doing various activities. Ages 20's-40's, singles/maybe a couple, even split men women.
Is it buggy? That depends on the weather. Bug spray is always recommended.
Are there bears? Not really in this area at all. You may see deer, chipmunks, wild turkeys.
Can I charge my personal electronics? There is no electricity at the campsite but we have a portable power inverter for that at the site that you can charge your personal electronics.
Friday - Monday: $295 ($275 for VIP Members)
Refunds given only if the weekend is a washout and we do not go
Take the 5:08 train to Poughkeepsie on Friday. You will be brought back to the train station on Monday at 1pm. You may also drive directly to the campsite. Taking the train keeps you out of holiday traffic jams.
view from the dock
-Take the 5:08 from Grand Central. (Our guides will pick you up in Poughkeepsie at 6:45)
-Arrive at campsite where everything will be set up for you.
-11am: depart for hike Hike. Lunch during hike will be purchased at a local deli.
-4pm: return to camp games or relaxing. Happy Hour on the dock,kayak, games, relax
-12pm: day trippers arrive for BBQ party.
-4pm: Happy Hour on the dock,Kayak, games (day tripper vs campers volleyball), relax
In case of rain during any part of the weekend we will change plans to include some fun indoor activities.