Labor Day/Family Camping Weekend

Labor Day Weekend

Nestled in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Surprise Lake Camp is the perfect setting for the final hurrah of the summer.  It is a beautiful place to spend Labor Day Weekend at an affordable price, and only 60 miles from New York City. 

There are activities for children only, for adults only, and for the entire family. The program offers the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of traditional camp activities including swimming, boating, climbing tower, high ropes, crafts, sports, tennis, hiking, and much more.  Highlights include a carnival, family tie-dying, gameshows, our ever popular Beach BBQ, as well as our “sing around the campfire” night, complete with roasting marshmallows.

Have your family join our family and make this the Labor Day you’ll always remember!  This year promises to be better than ever, and private housing is now being allocated on a “first come, first served” basis, so hurry!  

Click here for the Registration Form

If you have any questions, please call us at 212-924-3131 and ask for Celia.  Alternatively, email her here.

Housing Options/Pricing


Adult Rates

Housing with Private Bathroom - Full Weekend Stay Only 

CampfireThese cabins and houses are considered the upper-tier housing and are where our summer supervisors live.  All houses have at least one private room that sleeps two with private bathrooms and showers.  Houses are also equipped with refrigerators, dressers and/or closets.  Most have full sized double beds, and some have kitchens.  Click here to see pictures.

This option is available for the full weekend only:  $275 per person

Housing with Shared Bathroom Under the Same Roof 

These large, open rooms are in a duplex-style building and during the summer house our youngest campers.  For Family Camping Weekend, one family occupies the top floor, another family the bottom floor, and the toilet and showers are on the middle level.  Each floor has a private room that sleeps two.  The open rooms have 12 camper cots and cubbies for clothing and personal property.  Click here to see pictures.

Weekend:  $225 per person
Per Night:  $90 per person

Housing with Toilet & Wash Facilities Nearby  

During the summer, this is where we house our campers who are 11 years of age and up.  These small cabins sleep four people and have cubbies for personal property.  Three cabins are connected by porches and a toilet and sink can be found at the end of one of the cabins.  The Unit Washhouse is located nearby, usually within 50 feet.  Click here to see pictures.

Weekend:  $160 per person
Per Night:  $70 per person

Child Rates 

The rates for children includes childcare during the day and babysitting at night.  Tips for exemplary staff members are encouraged.

Children 5-15 years of age 

Weekend:  $125 per child
Per Night:  $60 per child

Children under 4 years of age 

Weekend:  $110 per child   
Per Night:  $40 per child

Daily Rate

There is a facilities fee of $35 per family for those who wish to spend the day at camp.  No guests will be permitted on camp grounds without paying this fee.  This fee does not include meals.  Meals are an additional cost of $8.00 per person, per meal.

Click here to view the suggested packing list 

Click here for the 2014 family camping weekend schedule

Click here for the 2014 family camping weekend menu

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