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About Camp Rockaway

Camp Rockaway is a popup campground at the Jacob Riis bathhouse running from Memorial Day weekend – October 15th 2019. The camp operated a 6 week pilot at nearby Fort Tilden in 2017, and was at the bathhouse in 2018. Both Fort Tilden and Jacob Riis Park are located in Rockaway, within the Gateway Recreation Area of New York and New Jersey.  Summer and fall are the perfect seasons to visit Rockaway beach. Quiet sunrise beach walks give way to the bustling "people's beach", with the Riis Park Beach Bazaar's food vendors, beach equipment rentals & regular live entertainment scattered up and down the boardwalk. Biking, birding, nature watching, fishing, hiking and more are just a a short walk away in historic Fort Tilden. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and sign up for our mailing list for news and announcements about our upcoming season.

Accommodations at Camp Rockaway include furnished safari tents. Just steps from the ocean, the property offers a communal fire pit, a picnic area, camp store, hammocks and games.


 Historical Context, Modern Amenities

Beach 96th St. Summer 1909. Courtesy Stevie S. Stevens and

Beach 96th St. Summer 1909. Courtesy Stevie S. Stevens and

Recreational beach camping in Rockaway was popularized at the turn of the century.  The first wave of development brought bathing clubs, boardwalks, hotels, tent communities and roller coasters to Rockaway Beach in the early 1900s.

Today, a new wave of creative business owners are rebuilding and revitalizing Rockaway.  Re-imagined for a new century, Camp Rockaway fuses beach camping heritage with modern amenities.





Camp Rockaway is excited and grateful to be working with some amazing partners to help make your camping experience a memorable one.



Phone: (347) 916-6199

Address: 157 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Rockaway Park, NY 11694