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About Camp Rockaway

Camp Rockaway at the Jacob Riis bathhouse runs from June – Oct. 2018. Jacob Riis Park is located in Rockaway, within the Gateway Recreation Area of New York and New Jersey.  Summer and fall are the perfect seasons to visit Riis 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

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 rockawaymemories.com

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

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, including: 



Phone: (347) 916-6199
Email: info@camprockaway.com

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