Family Adventure: Introduction to Family Camping

Date and Time

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:00PM - Friday, July 21, 2017 12:00PM

Location

Cardigan Lodge,
New York, Hudson River Valley,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)

Overview

Have you ever wanted to try out camping with the whole family but did not know where to start? Join us for an introduction to family camping. Friday afternoon we gather at Harriman Outdoor Center to collect camping supplies and venture (not too far) into the woods to set up the front-country tent site. We will set up tents, head out for a hike, cook our meals on camp stoves and share camp stories before retiring to our tents for the night. We will follow techniques to Leave No Trace© of our visit, and share plenty of helpful tips to plan your own camping adventures in the future. Designed for families with children ages 6-10.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Adult: $152 member / $172 non-member
Youth: $69 member / $74 non-member
Child: $49 member / $58 non-member
*•Front-country campsite at Harriman on Wednesday and Thursday evenings •Meals: Wednesday dinner - Friday lunch •Instruction and leadership by AMC staff. Use of tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook ware, cook stoves, and daypacks

Past participants say...

'Great Summer! Great Crew! Great Environment! I love this Place!' Katie, Columbus, Ohio 'Myself, wife and children enjoyed your hospitality and spirit.' Larry, Massachusetts

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Driving Directions


From Western New York (Buffalo): • Get on I-190 South. • Continue on I-190 S. Take NY-400 S to NY-78 S/US-20A E in Aurora. Take the U.S. 20 A/NY-78 exit from NY-400 S. • Get on I-390 S in Groveland. • Continue on I-390 S. Take I-86 E and NY-17 E to Lake Welch Pkwy in Stony Point. Take exit 16 from Palisades Interstate Pkwy S • Follow Lake Welch Pkwy to Pine Meadow Rd (also known as Breckneck Road or Camp Winaki Road on some maps) in Haverstraw. Look for the AMC sign. • 1.4 miles from gate to camp From South (Philadelphia) : • Get on I-676/US-30 E from S Penn Square and N Broad St • Follow I-95 N to US-1 N in Lawrence Township. • Get on Garden State Pkwy in Fords, Woodbridge Township from US-1 N. • Follow Garden State Pkwy and NJ-17 N to NY-17 N/Orange Turnpike in Ramapo. Take exit 15A from I-87 N/NY-17 N • Continue on NY-17 N/Orange Turnpike. • Follow Lake Welch Pkwy to Pine Meadow Rd (also known as Breckneck Road or Camp Winaki Road on some maps) in Haverstraw. Look for the AMC sign. • 1.4 miles from gate to camp From Boston and its suburbs: • Take I-90 W, I-84, I-91 S, CT-15 S (If taking CT 15-S, take 287W toward the Tappan Zee Bridge) to Palisades Interstate Pkwy N to Lake Welch Pkwy/New York State Reference Rte 987A in Stony Point. • Take exit 16 from Palisades Interstate Pkwy N • Follow Lake Welch Pkwy to Pine Meadow Rd (also known as Breckneck Road or Camp Winaki Road on some maps) in Haverstraw. Look for the AMC sign. • 1.4 miles from gate to camp

Children having fun during day hike.

Activities

Hiking
Camping

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Cardigan Lodge

Difficulty

Easy-Moderate

Audience

Families


Contact




AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.
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