Staying at Camp Rockaway was magical. The owners and caretakers were so friendly and helpful and without their recommendations we wouldn’t have discovered how incredible the Rockaways are… Can’t wait to go back!.

My stay at Camp Rockaway was INCREDIBLE. We rented out the whole campground for a friends and family beach weekend and I am so glad we did. The tents are amazing and so comfortable. The staff is incredibly helpful…

My wife and I had a fantastic experience at Camp Rockaway! The atmosphere is fun and relaxing, we were welcomed like family. Sophie gave us all the best tips and local secrets. Tents were clean and comfortable.

We spent a night here over Memorial Day weekend. The owners were very nice. We cooked burgers on the community grill. The bathrooms were clean and the showers were nice and hot. There is a playground for children a two minute walk away.

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Come glamping on the Champlain Canal, just steps from the water! Camp Rockaway at Schuylerville offers safari-style canvas tents, set on the banks of the Hudson River and the historic Champlain Canal.

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wall tents

$149 per night on weekdays and Sunday
(June and after Labor Day)
$189 per night on Fridays and Saturdays*
(June and after Labor Day)

$189 per night on weekdays and Sunday
(July 1st through Labor Day)
$249 per night on Fridays and Saturdays*
(July 1st through Labor Day)

*2 night minimum

pup tents

$99 per night
*maximum 2 persons per pup tent. pup tents are intended for families with children and must be rented with wall tents

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Love being by the water all day but crave the comforts of home at night? We’ve got you covered! Your waterfront glamping experience includes a 10 x 12 wall tent on a raised wood platform, a front deck with lounge chairs, and a shaded back porch with a hammock.

Get together at our communal fire pit and picnic area. Play games, visit the camp store or simply laze around in a hammock.

At the only canal-side getaway in New York, all you need is your overnight bag. We’ll take care of everything else! That’s because your tent includes:

  • a queen size bed featuring a memory foam mattress
  • side tables with fans
  • lights
  • pillows
  • linens
  • extra blankets
  • towels
  • *Unfortunately our Schuylerville location does not offer BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent) sites. We do offer BYOT sites and glamping at our Fort Tilden location in Rockaway Beach. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and sign up for our mailing list for news, promotions and announcements.

    Important Information. Please read our “but first” page and learn about our policies and other important information prior to your stay at Camp Rockaway.

    explore

    Camp Rockaway endeavors to be your basecamp and launching point for exploring Schuylerville and Saratoga Springs. While the Champlain Canal and the Hudson River are right outside your door, adventures beyond the campground beckon.

    nearby activities:

    Explore the architecture and engineering of Champlain Canal Lock C-5. The lock will be active and navigable throughout the camping season.

    Nature trails, fishing, birdwatching, a children’s play garden, historic walking bridge, sculpture by local artists, picnic pavilion, Hudson River and Champlain Canal access and more at nearby Hudson Crossing Park

    Set sail on the Champlain Canal aboard the Caldwell Belle, an authentic, chain-driven sternwheel paddle boat located right next to the campground

    Walk or bike the Old Champlain Canal Towpath – a part of the newly completed Empire State Trail, the path links the campground to the Village of Schuylerville

    Take your pick of pick-your-own berry options at nearby Stu-Berry Acres, Hand Melon Farm, or Winney’s Farm

    Fun farm activities and corn mazes at Schuyler Farms

    cultural attractions:

    See contemporary fine art at Laffer Gallery in downtown Schuylerville

    Dive into Revolutionary War history at multiple National Park sites – Schuyler House, Saratoga Monument, Victory Woods, Stark’s Knob and more

    Iconic thoroughbred horse racing 6 days a week at Saratoga Race Course

    World class ballet, orchestra, jazz, Live Nation concerts and the annual Saratoga Wine and Food Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC)

    Saratoga Spa State Park – a landmark historic space with various art and culture exhibits as well as a pool complex and golf course

    shopping and provisions:

    Local produce, meats, cheese, cider, craft beer and everything else that you’d find at a farmer’s market at Old Saratoga Mercantile

    Farm stand and local provisions at Saratoga Apple and Hand Melon Farm

    Groceries and prepared foods at Byron’s Village Market

    Enjoy the quaint small businesses that make up Schuylerville and Greenwich’s Main Streets, offering unique gifts, clothing, jewelry, and antiques

    Fishing tackle and supplies at Saratoga Tackle

    food and drink:

    Local brewery with outdoor seating at Schuylerville’s Bound by Fate Brewing Taproom and Greenwich’s Argyle Brewery

    Mexican cuisine and great drinks at Amigo’s Cantina

    Delicious coffee, pastries, breads and more at Saratoga Gluten Free Goods

    Fresh seafood bar and grill with riverside seating at The Basin Grille

    Farm fresh local meals and pizza delivery from 9 Miles East Farm

    Delicious sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, and more from Old Saratoga Eatery, Sweet Lou’s Deli, and Schuylerville Pizza & Pasta

    Home cooked breakfasts and lunches from Sweeney’s and Revolution Cafe

    but first!

    Below is a list of things to know and to bring in order to maximize your enjoyment at Camp Rockaway. If you have questions, please call us at (518) 203-1269 or email info@camprockaway.com.

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    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

    things to bring:

    Water Bottles. As just one small way we try to keep our environmental impact to a minimum, we do not sell bottled water — so be sure to bring your own bottles. Water is available on site.

    Hat, Sunscreen and Bug Spray. Encouraged for all campers.

    Beach Towel. Camp Rockaway provides towels for use in the shower facilities only. Please bring a beach towel for your excursions out on the water.

    Layers. A long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, long pants, socks, and a hat should keep you comfortable. (It can be chilly near the water, especially at night.)

    Shoes. Closed-toed, hard-soled shoes in addition to sandals.

    Life Jackets. Water based recreation is plentiful along the river and the canal. If you plan to rent a kayak, please bring a life jacket.