“Social Distancing” Camping Trip at Our Private Upstate Riverside Campsite”: We Supply Almost Everything!

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  • 06/19/2020 - 06/21/2020
    5:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Social Distancing is such a negative term, “Personal Reverencing” reflects more of the vibe of this trip where we will all respect the space of others to stay safe as we enjoy each others company and the great outdoors. This is not a public campground, it is a 25 acre private property on the shore of the fresh water Hudson River upstate, NY.  We will follow strict guidelines to make sure all participants are safe. If you have questions or concerns please contact us.  We know that everyone is anxious to get out but we must make sure everyone is safe.  We have the ultimate private campsite nestled on the shores of the pristine fresh water Hudson River near New Paltz NY.   We supply everything except a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow. (If you do not have a tent, private tents are available rental info below)

About the campsite:

Vinecroft Estate has 25 acres of private secluded land on the shores of the Hudson River complete with a private dock, huge fire pit, boathouse, hiking trails, hammocks, horseshoe pits, BBQ’s, picnic tables, lounge chairs and more. 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. Take the virtual campsite tour.

Dock on the fresh water Hudson River

Precautions taken: (Limited to 10 people, usually 15)

  • Everyone will need to have their own tent.  If you do not have a tent we will provide a sanitized one for an additional $20.
  • Everyone will have their own chair to use for the weekend.
  • We ask that everyone practice social distancing and wear masks in situations that are appropriate.
  • You will need to provide your own transportation.  You may drive there or take the train to Poughkeepsie and get an UBER to the campsite (15 minute ride) The campsite is 75 Miles north of the GW Bridge on Route 9W. (Car rental info below)
  • We will use disposable plates, cups, utensils.
  •  Each person will have their own cooler for food and drink. (provided)
  • We will follow strict sanitizing protocol for the shower (or you can bathe in the river) and toilet. For those who feel more comfortable, you can use the woods.
  • Food will be prepared using strict sanitizing protocols.

About the weekend:  This weekend is designed to get you back to nature.  You can spend the entire time at the campsite and take advantage of the 25 acres of trails and property, you can swim and kayak in the river, relax by the fire at night and enjoy conversations.  We will have an organized hike to John Burrough’s Slabsides Nature Preserve and Black Creek Preserve that are both within a mile of the campsite which is optional.    If everyone drives then we may consider hikes that are further away.  We can also recommend hikes and attractions nearby for those that are driving on their own to explore.

The weekend will include:

-2 nights/2 days at Vincroft Estate Private Campsite

-All Meals carefully and deliciously grilled to perfection.  Fish, meat, salads, veggies, desserts Breakfast (Sat/Sun), Dinner (Fri,Sat), Lunch Sunday. (menu below) Fresh bottled water is available all weekend.

-Soft drinks and adult beverages

-Snacks in single use packages

-Hiking, kayaking, equipment use, taxes, tips (Hikes will be moderate)

-If you do not have a tent, We have a limited number of Private Tents ($20 additional cash when you arrive)

Not Included:  train fare

Car rental: Enterprise and Avis have locations in Poughkeepsie if you wish to take the train. Both offer pick up service at the train station.

All you need to bring: sleeping bag or blanket, pillow, sunblock, hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers, bug spray, bathing suit, towel, flashlight, change of clothes.

Is there a bathroom? A private clean eco-composting toilet is on site.  There is also a outdoor private hot water shower and faucet for washing/bathing (or you can bathe in the river)

Can I come alone? YES, YES, YES, 98% of the group will be coming on their own. There is no better trip that we run where you can really get to know people. If you feel uncomfortable we’ll take you back to the train station which is only 10 minutes away.

What to expect: 10 laid back, fun people enjoying the outdoors together doing various activities. Ages 20’s-40’s, singles/maybe a couple, even split men women.

Is it buggy?  That depends on the weather.  Bug spray is always recommended.

Are there bears? Not really in this area at all.  You may see deer, chipmunks,  wild turkeys.

Can I charge my personal electronics? There is no electricity at the campsite but we have a portable power inverter for that at the site that you can charge your personal electronics.


Friday – Monday: $240 ($220 for VIP Members)

Refunds given only if the weekend is a washout and we do not go or if officials say it is not the right time.

If taking the train you may arrive anytime after 5pm on Friday.

view from the dock

Weekend Menu will include:

Dinner (2 entrees each night buffet style)

  • Grilled Steak/Grilled Fish
  • Vegetarian chili
  • Peruvian Chicken
  • Jambalaya
  • Penne Ala Vodka
  • A homemade dessert will be served after dinner each night


  • Grilled eggs with veggies
  • pancakes with fresh maple syrup
  • fresh fruit
  • grains
  • bagels
  • toast
  • Orange juice
  • fresh baked blueberry muffins and fresh baked banana muffins

Lunch (Saturday & Sunday only)

  • burgers, dogs, grilled chicken, salads

Sample itinerary (subject to change)


-Arrive at campsite and set up your own tent.  We will help you if you need it.

7pm -Happy Hour by the river

-8pm: dinner

-9pm: bonfire, cocktails, s’mores


-9am-ish: Breakfast

-11am: depart for hike Hike.  (Optional)

-1pm lunch

-4pm: Happy Hour on the dock,kayak, games, relax

-8pm dinner

-9pm: bonfire, cocktails, s’mores


-9am-ish:  breakfast

-11am: relax, kayak, hike

-12pm: break camp



In case of rain during any part of the weekend we will change plans to include some fun indoor activities.


  • By registering for this event you acknowledge that you will be spending several days outdoors on undeveloped lands. There is always a chance that you will encounter unexpected weather, wildlife and environmental issues that are out of our control.
  • The terrain at the campsite and other areas that we travel to may be uneven, slippery, muddy and is even more challenging to navigate when dark.  This is why you will need a flashlight at all times after sundown.
  • Swimming, kayaking or any activities on or near the river are at your own risk.
  • By signing up for this event you take full responsibility for your actions and will not hold Dave Cervini Entertainment, their partners, agents or representatives harmless or liable for any injuries, accidents or losses as a result of your actions and decisions or acts of God or natural causes that occur during the trip.
  • When you register you will be asked to electronically confirm that you understand all conditions and will also be asked to sign an agreement when you arrive.

If you agree please continue to the registration page


1685 Route 9W, Esopus, NY, 12487, United States