#NewsFlash | Glamping! Camp Rockaway Returns for a Fourth Year
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Back by popular demand, Camp Rockaway will offer sand, turf, and Atlantic Ocean surf during the day and the comforts of home at night from Memorial Day Weekend to Oct. 15.
Make reservations now for overnight stays in safari-style, 10-foot-by-12-foot canvas tents tucked just behind the dunes at Fort Tilden in the Gateway National Recreational Area.
Tents are on a raised wood platform with a deck and two canvas lounge chairs within a family-friendly site that includes fire pits, a picnic-and-grill area, hammocks, a supply store, a phone-charging station, bathroom and shower facilities, and games such as cornhole, a long-time Rockaway tradition. Each tent is furnished with a Queen-size bed featuring a memory foam mattress, side tables, solar lights, pillows, linens, extra blankets, towels, and extra cleaning supplies.
Prices range from $149 to $189 on weekdays and Sundays and $189 to $289 on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays with a maximum of two people per tent. Families and pods can add on a pre-pitched pup tent for kids or friends.
Naturally socially distant, casual travelers and adventure-seekers will feel right at home at Camp Rockaway, which is the perfect fit for the following groups.
- New Yorkers/In-Bound NYC regulars who want to get away during the summer, but also want to avoid the crowds in Manhattan, the Hamptons, and Montauk.
- Families who love the Great Outdoors, but like to pack light. They can enjoy the Riis Park Beach Bazaar concessions for dinner, stargaze, and still be in bed by 9 pm.
- Couples in need of a low-key getaway. They can take romantic walks on the beach and appreciate nature and each other.
- Road trip lovers who can’t stand fuss. There’s nearby parking, and the site is easily-accessible by public transportation. Plus, there’s something for everyone—surf lessons, pitch-and-putt golf, whale-watching, art, hiking, biking, and fireside S’mores.
“It’s going to be a great summer,” said Kent Johnson, an architect who founded Camp Rockaway. “We provide the basics, plus a few amenities that make the experience more comfortable, like hot outdoor showers.”
Images: Camp Rockaway