Campout FAQ

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Q. What's the rain plan?

The campout is rain or shine. Please pack accordingly.

Q. What time should I arrive? When are the activities?

You can arrive as early as 10:00AM or as late as you like! Please, see the full schedule of activities here:

Q. Do I need to print out my ticket?

No, you can just give your name at registration.

Q. Do I need to bring my ID.

Yes, we will be checking. If you can't prove you're over 21 years of age, you cannot drink.

Q. What's the food situation?

Mi Casa foods will be on-site with options for lunch or dinner. Their dishes cost between $5 - $10 and you can see their menu here:

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You're also welcome to bring your own backcountry stoves or grills. 

Note: it's a 10 minute walk from the parking lot to the campground so pack accordingly.

Q. Drinks?

The water is potable (there are even bathrooms!) so it's easy to refill so please bring a water bottle. We'll also have beer from Sierra Nevada, coconut water from Zico and coffee from High Brew.

Q. I purchased a shuttle pass, where do I go? 

We will meet you at Passenger Pickup in a medium sized bus. Here’s a map circling said passenger pick up /drop off area: To get there, you'll follow the masses as you get off the ferry. In the main terminal hallway you'll see a bunch of "ramps". Turn left and walk all the way to the very end past the A ramp. At the end of the hallway there's a staircase on your left heading DOWN. At the bottom of those staircase is passenger pick-up.

*If you miss your shuttle, you can try to hop on the next one if there is room. Otherwise, uber is your best bet.**


Q. When are the shuttles returning to the ferry?

Saturday: 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30PM. There will be a sign-up clipboard for you to reserve a spot at registration.

Sunday: 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00AM.  There will be a sign-up clipboard for you to reserve a spot at registration.

Q. Can I drive myself?

Yes, there is FREE parking on site. **Please do not use the Google Maps address for Kaufman it will lead you astray!**  For GPS use: 1215-1251 Manor Rd, Staten Island, NY you will see the entrance to the "JCC camp" across the street from the school. That's where you turn.

Once you park you'll see a path on the left hand side of the lot leading up to a lake where check-in is. 

Q. What should I bring? 


  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and sleeping Pad
  • Headlamp or flashlight (if you're running, headlamp required)
  • Extra warm layers
  • Rain jacket
  • Water bottle***


  • Yoga mat
  • Running / hiking footwear 
  • Camp stove + cooking gear
  • Playing cards, musical instrument 

Q. Do I need to bring fire starter, fishing gear, water purification methods?

Nope. The water tap is potable, we'll start the fires and Freestone will bring the fishing gear.

Q. Can I bring illegal substances or my own alcohol?


Q. I'm running, when do I register?


Ultra registration goes from 11:30AM - 12:30PM. If you have more questions - see this thread on our Facebook event. 

5K Registration goes from 7:00PM-8:00PM. Race begins at 8:15PM. 

Q. Cell service? Wifi?

Yes! and... seriously? 

Q. I have more questions...