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Camp Rockaway

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Camp Rockaway is a popup campground at the Jacob Riis bathhouse running from Memorial Day weekend – October 15th 2019. Summer and fall are the perfect seasons to visit Rockaway beach. Quiet sunrise beach walks give way to the bustling "people's beach", with the Riis Park Beach Bazaar's food vendors, beach equipment rentals & regular live entertainment scattered up and down the boardwalk. Biking, birding, nature watching, whale watching tours, fishing, hiking and more are just a a short walk away in historic Fort Tilden and Riis Landing. Accommodations at Camp Rockaway include furnished safari tents. Just steps from the ocean, the property offers a communal fire pit, a picnic area, camp store, hammocks and games. Just steps from the beach, each tent features lounge chairs and hammocks, a solar powered light, fans, and a USB charger. Easily accessible by subway, bus, NYC Ferry, car, and by bicycle, Camp Rockaway is close to home, but feels a million miles away.
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Discovered Camp Rockaway through the RIIS Park Beach Bazaar newsletter a few months before booking and considered it even if I'm not a beach or camping person. And what a good decision it was! One, the idea of being able to easily go in and out of the beach seemed good to me.
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Response from CampRockaway, Manager at Camp Rockaway
Responded Aug 7, 2018
Hi thismigs, Thanks for your awesome feedback, and for choosing to camp with us! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed Riis beach. It sounds like you got to enjoy the highlights of this little unique stretch of NYC - everything you need just steps away from the sea. We hope to see you back around the campfire soon.

 Thanks, Sophie sophie@camprockaway.com
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New York City and beachside camping are not often combined in the same sentence, but that's exactly what Camp Rockaway is. One of the pioneers in the "glamping" [GLAMour cAMPING] Camp Rockaway this year upped the experience by relocating to the iconic Jacob Riis Bathhouse on
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Response from CampRockaway, Manager at Camp Rockaway
Responded Aug 7, 2018
Hi DavidSRose2, Thank you for sharing your experience at Camp Rockaway on TripAdvisor! We are so excited to be able to utilise the Jacob Riis Bathhouse after its closure over three decades ago. The bathhouse and its architecture add a unique urban aspect to our site that feels timeless. I'm very happy to hear that you enjoyed the furnishings of the tents and our solar powered facilities. We hope to see you back around the campfire soon.

 All the best, Sophie sophie@camprockaway.com
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Camp Rockaway is absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed being so close to the water, and being able to take a swim before commuting to work (we stayed on Sunday night because it was cheaper). The staff bent over backwards to make sure our stay was enjoyable. It was wonderful to be
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Response from CampRockaway, Manager at Camp Rockaway
Responded Aug 7, 2018
Hi mlhnyc, Thank you for your wonderful feedback, and for choosing to camp with us! I'm so happy that you're stay with us was everything you were hoping. A dip in the ocean is definitely the best way to start off a week! We hope to see you back around the campfire soon.

 All the best, Sophie sophie@camprockaway.com
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I took my eleven year old son camping at Camp Rockaway and we loved it. We took the ferry from Wall Street/Pier Eleven and the free shuttle that dropped us right at the campsite. The views from the ferry ride were great. The wall tents are sturdy and we felt safe and secure
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Response from CampRockaway, Manager at Camp Rockaway
Responded Aug 7, 2018
Hi Spitfire15001976, Thanks for your wonderful feedback, and for choosing to camp with us! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with your son. We try to facilitate a space to connect with nature and each other at camp - so it's good to hear that we were able to achieve this for you and your son. I'll pass on your kind words to the rest of the camp staff. We hope to see you back around the campfire soon.

 All the best, Sophie sophie@camprockaway.com
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This place is a gem! It's a full on glamping campsite at Jacob Riis Park near Rockaway beach. Took the ferry to get there and a free shuttle- so easy. The tent feels like a little hotel room. There's also a campfire at night and games so you can do s'mores and cook food over the
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Response from CampRockaway, Manager at Camp Rockaway
Responded Aug 7, 2018
Hi chargallan, Thank you for your kind words, and for choosing to camp with us! It's so nice to hear that you enjoyed our unique outdoor showers. They are a custom design that the owner of Camp Rockaway made - teak wood, aluminium and partially solar they are a great way to wash the saltines of before diving into our lush beds after a day at the beach. We hope to see you back around the campfire soon.

 All the best, Sophie sophie@camprockaway.com
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United StatesNew YorkQueensRockaway Park
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