Memorial Day Weekend Camping Trip: Equipment Provided - Tents Available - Private Riverside Campsite


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.

tent area


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

Weekend Menu will include:

Dinner (2 entrees each night buffet style)

  • Grilled Steak/Grilled Fish
  • Vegetarian chili
  • Peruvian Chicken
  • Jambalaya
  • Tacos
  • Stir Fry Chicken
  • Penne Ala Vodka
  • A homemade dessert will be served after dinner each night
  • Grilled eggs with veggies
  • pancakes with fresh maple syrup
  • fresh fruit
  • grains
  • bagels
  • toast
  • Orange juice
  • fresh baked blueberry muffins and fresh baked banana muffins
Lunch (Sunday only)
  • burgers, dogs, grilled chicken, salads

Sample itinerary (subject to change)


-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.

7pm -Happy Hour by the river

-8pm: dinner

-9pm: bonfire, cocktails, s’mores


-9am-ish: Breakfast

-11am: depart for hike Hike.   Lunch during hike will be purchased at a local deli.

-3pm Hard Cider Tasting at local cider mill

-4pm: return to camp  games or relaxing. Happy Hour on the dock,kayak, games, relax

-8pm dinner

-9pm: bonfire, cocktails, s’mores


-9am-ish: breakfast

-12pm: day trippers arrive for BBQ party.

-1:30pm: depart for easy local hike and winery visit

-4pm: Happy Hour on the dock,Kayak, games (day tripper vs campers volleyball), relax

-6:15pm day trippers leave

-8pm: dinner

-9pm: bonfire, cocktails, s’mores


-9am-ish:  breakfast

-11am: relax, kayak, hike

-12pm: break camp

1pm: depart for train, stop for lunch


In case of rain during any part of the weekend we will change plans to include some fun indoor activities.


  • By registering for this event you acknowledge that you will be spending several days outdoors on undeveloped lands. There is always a chance that you will encounter unexpected weather, wildlife and environmental issues that are out of our control.
  • The terrain at the campsite and other areas that we travel to may be uneven, slippery, muddy and is even more challenging to navigate when dark.  This is why you will need a flashlight at all times after sundown.
  • Swimming, kayaking or any activities on or near the river are at your own risk.
  • By signing up for this event you take full responsibility for your actions and will not hold Dave Cervini Entertainment, their partners, agents or representatives harmless or liable for any injuries, accidents or losses as a result of your actions and decisions or acts of God or natural causes that occur during the trip.
  • When you register you will be asked to electronically confirm that you understand all conditions and will also be asked to sign an agreement when you arrive.

If you agree please continue to the registration page


Take The 5:08pm on Friday from
Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
Or you can drive
New York, ny
10017 Map and Directions


Start Date: 05/22/2020
End Date: 05/25/2020

Start Time: 5:00 pm
End Time: 6:00 pm

Price: $295.00
VIP Price: $275.00 - Not a V.I.P.? Click here for details.

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