things to know:
Dates. May 28th – September 8th (with a possible extension through early October. 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. Please check in by entering the campground from the Empire State Trail / Old Champlain Canal Towpath located on the south side of the lock. If you are not able to check in during these hours it is important that you call the front desk at (518) 203-1269 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 partial refund of 50% for bookings cancelled up to 7 days 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.
If you have a baby/toddler/young child who will sleep with you in bed, please DO NOT include them in the number of guests below.
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.
If you require a separate “pup” tent for older children, please select “pup tent” as an extra in the reservation window.
Each site is comprised of two furnished tents. Safari-style tents are furnished with a queen bed and linens. Teepee style “pup” tents are furnished with cots, sleeping bags, and sleeping bag liners. Pup tents are intended for families with kids. Maximum 2 kids per pup tent. Pup tents must be rented with wall tents and cannot be rented individually.
Please note that quiet hours for everyone are from 10pm until 8am.
Transportation. We are located on the south side of Champlain Canal Lock C-5. See detailed directions.
Parking. Parking is located in the parking lot directly across the street. Please DO NOT park alongside Rt.42.
Bicycles. If you are bringing your bicycle, please be sure to bring a lock as well.
Water/Sustainability. In an effort to keep Camp Rockaway’s environmental impact to a minimum, we do not sell bottled water. Filtered water is available. We encourage you to bring your own water bottle. If you do not have a bottle (or if you forget to bring one), we have bottles available for purchase at the camp store.
Shhh. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am.
Campfires. Camp Rockaway staff will keep our communal fire pit blazing throughout the evening.
Bugs. Camp Rockaway has insect repellent and bite relief products available for purchase.
Weather. Because of our proximity to the water, the weather is often cooler than you might expect, especially at night and in the morning. We recommend packing a pair of pants and a sweatshirt.
Bathrooms. Restrooms and showers are conveniently located within the campground.
Alcohol. Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the campground. Local breweries, cideries, and watering holes are located within a few minutes of the campground.
Food. Feel free to bring your own food. Our fire pit has a grill and may be used in the evenings. We recommend bringing food that is fully prepared and does not require water. There is no refrigeration. Guests must store all food in their car or in their tent, in a cooler that closes tightly. Please keep in mind there are no facilities for washing dishes.
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 (5 min), and we can’t extend the use of our hammocks, bathrooms and showers. The good news is public spaces are close, as are the village and all of the destinations listed in the “explore” section of our website.
Power/Connectivity. A 300 watt solar-powered battery (located in the common area) is capable of charging multiple devices. WiFi is available throughout the campground.
Safety/Security. The campground is staffed 24/7
Pets. For the safety and security of all our guests pets are not allowed in the campground at any time.
Photos. Courtesy of Alan Shoening and Blessing Marie, Escape Brooklyn, Susan Mayer