things to know:
Location.Fort Tilden, Davis Road, Breezy Point, NY 11697
Dates. June 11th – October 11th (with a possible extension through early November. Please sign up for our mailing list here to stay in the loop.)
Check In. Check in starts at 3pm and check out is by 11am. If you are not able to check in during these hours it is important that you call the front desk at (347) 916-6199 so we can greet you upon arrival and check you in.
Cancellation Policy. Camping is rain or shine – we embrace the elements. We offer a credit towards a future stay for bookings cancelled up to 24 hours prior to arrival. If cancelled later or in case of a no-show, 100% of the booking fee will be charged.
Children. We welcome families and look forward to having you and your children camp with us.
Each glamping site includes two furnished tents – a safari-style tent with a queen bed, and a teepee-style “pup” tent with two cots. Pup tents are intended for families or pods. Maximum 2 kids per pup tent. Pup tents must be rented with wall tents and cannot be rented individually.
If your child will sleep in the tent with you and requires a cot (the camping version of a roll-away), they can be rented for an additional $50. Cots come with a sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, pillow and a free s’mores pack. Please include a note in your reservation that you would like to rent a cot as there is not a specific add on for this in the reservation window.
Please note that quiet hours for everyone are from 10pm until 8am.
Transportation. Depending on where you’re coming from, there are a number of ways to get to Camp Rockaway. We are located in the southeast corner of the athletic fields behind the chapel and the Rockaway Theater Company. Here is a link to our exact location on Google Maps.
Parking: Parking is located in the lot behind the Rockaway Theater Company. The campground is across the field. Camp Rockaway will provide you with a parking pass for overnight parking in the lot. Please be sure to display this prominently on your dashboard.
Weather: Because of our proximity to the ocean, the weather is often cooler than you might expect, especially at night and in the morning. We recommend packing a pair of pants, sweatshirt & socks.
Bicycles: If you are bringing your bicycle, please be sure to bring a lock as well.
Campfires: Camp Rockaway staff will keep our communal fire pit blazing throughout the evening.
Bugs: We recommend bringing bug spray. We also have some for sale.
Bathrooms: Restrooms and showers are conveniently located within the campground. The showers have hot water, and there is a sink with non-potable water. Water conservation is a key component of Camp Rockaway’s commitment to the environment – we encourage campers to keep showers brief. All restrooms and showers are unisex.
Food: If you’d like to cook out our fire pit has a grill and may be used in the evenings. We recommend bringing food that is already prepared and does not require water. There is no refrigeration, and there are no facilities for washing dishes. We recommend bringing a cooler, tupperware for uneaten food, additional containers or plastic bags for used cooking utensils. Guests must store all food in their car or in their tent.
If you’re not interested in cooking, the nearby Riis Park Beach Bazaar’s vendors open at 11am. We recommend packing an appetite – they have some of the beach beachside cuisine, drinks, sweets, shopping and entertainment anywhere. Please note that individual vendors keep different hours. We recommend checking vendors’ social media accounts to confirm hours. The concessions are about a ten minute walk from the campground.
Alcohol: As per the National Park Service, glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the campground. The bar located at Bay 9 at Jacob Riis (a ten minute walk) is generally open until sunset.
Friends and visitors. If you’re staying with us overnight and would like to show your friends the campground, please do – we’d love to meet them. However, visits from outside parties must be brief, and we can’t extend the use of our hammocks, bathrooms and showers. The good news is the beach is close, as are the Riis Park Beach Bazaar’s beer garden, boardwalk food concessions, arcade and more.
Power/Connectivity: There is no WiFi at the campground and cell service can be spotty. There is WiFi at the nearby Riis Bazaar. Portable, beach-ready solar chargers are available for on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend bringing an external battery for your phone.
Safety/Security: A campground attendant is always on site. United States Park Police patrol all of Gateway National Recreation Area 24 hours a day.
Pets: Pets are not permitted. Please refer to https://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/pets.htm and note that, “Emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy dogs are not considered service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA.”