This trip is great for novice and seasoned campers because we supply almost everything you need! We have the ultimate private campsite nestled on the shores of the pristine fresh water Hudson River near New Paltz NY. You will avoid all the holiday traffic and take the 9:44am train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie, NY where your guide will meet you and bring you to the campsite where everything will already be set up for you. We supply everything except a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow. (All tents are private unless you are traveling with a friend or significant other)
Vinecroft Estate has 13 acres of private secluded land on the shores of the Hudson River complete with a private dock, proper fire pit, boathouse, hiking trails, hammocks, horseshoe pits, BBQ's and more. (Take Campsite Video Tour) There is nothing across the river but trees and nothing near the camp except the main house ( 10 minute walk). You will watch the sunrise each morning and be dazzled by the stars at night. On Friday night the group will go to a huge Fireworks Display over the Hudson River.
Activities Include: You can do all, nothing or something in between. There is hiking, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, winery visits, a trip to The Walkway over the Hudson park, relaxing by the river, delicious food, happy hours, conversations by the fire, games, the fireworks and more.
The weekend will include:
-2 nights/3 days at Vincroft Estate Private Riverside Campsite
-Dinner (Fri/Sat) & Breakfast (Sat/Sun) carefully and deliciously grilled to perfection by your host. Steaks, Salmon, Chicken, Shrimp, Clams, Pasta, salads, veggies, desserts, fresh fruit, eggs, and more are all on the menu. Vegetarian menu available
-Beverages of all kinds (beer, wine and soda/juices)
-Hiking, kayaking, guides, taxes, tips (Hikes will be moderate)
-Transportation to all attractions
-We have a limited number of Private Tents $10 additional
A private clean eco-composting toilet is on site. There is a outside warm/cold water shower and faucet for washing/bathing (or you can bathe in the river)
Not Included: Lunch each day, winery fee's, train fare
This trip is perfect for those who have never camped before.
What to bring: sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, sunblock, hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers, bug spray, bathing suit, towel, flashlight, change of clothes.
Can I come alone? YES, YES, YES, 95% of the group will be coming on their own. This is a great trip to meet people in a quality way.
What to expect: 8-12 laid back and fun people enjoying the outdoors together doing various activities. Ages 20's-40's, singles/may some couples, even split men women. (This is not a "singles" weekend)
Friday - Monday: $245
Refunds given only if the weekend is a washout and we do not go
Sample itinerary (subject to change)
-Take the 9:44 from Grand Central. Or dive up (Our guides will pick you up in Poughkeepsie at 11:33)
-Grab lunch then head to campsite where everything will be set up for you. Swim, kayak, hike, snack and relax
-4pm: Happy Hour on the dock
-7pm: head to fireworks display over Hudson
10pm: bonfire, cocktails, s’mores
-11am: depart for Lake Minnewaska hike/Awosting Falls Easy Hike. Lunch during hike, swim in lake
-4pm: Wine tasting at local winery
-6pm: Happy Hour on the dock,kayak, games, relax
-9pm: bonfire, cocktails, s’mores
-11am: relax, kayak, hike
1pm: Break camp
3:pm: Walkway over the Hudson walk.
3:54pm: train back to NYC.
In case of rain during any part of the weekend we will change plans to include some fun indoor activites.
This event is being hosted by The New York Social Network WWW.NEWYORKSOCIALNETWORK.COM and several of their partner Meet Up Groups. The number of RSVP’s below reflect only a portion of those attending. Please only sign up for this event if you are serious about attending. (We have a 3 flakes and you’re out rule). If you have any questions regarding this or any of our events please contact Dave Cervini directly at [masked] or call[masked]