OutdoorFest aims to create a community of New York's urban-based outdoor enthusiasts.

May 29-June 9


OutdoorFest Campout | Night Trail Race | Live Music | Yoga

OutdoorFest Campout | Night Trail Race | Live Music | Yoga

OutdoorFest is back for 2017 and we're kicking it off by taking over 75 acres of green space in Staten Island (check out our favorite parts of the Greenbelt here) to host the summer's best campout.

Campout under the stars || 5K Night Trail Race by CLIF || LIVE SHOW: Bandits on the Run|| Beer by Sierra Nevada || Survival Skills || Stargazing (with real telescopes & astronomers!)

No car? No problem. Choose the VIP Ticket for a 24 hour ReachNow car rental or hop into our shuttle. Or head to our FB Group to connect with others you can carpool with.

Get excited for:

3:00PM Campgrounds open - set up your tent/campsite, frisbee, hiking, hanging out, set up your hammock etc.

Photo by Tom O'Hare

Photo by Tom O'Hare

Photo by Tom O'Hare

Activity options (ALL included):

The Filson Fly Fishing Area

Ready to learn fly tying and fly casting? Head over to the Filson Fly Fishing area at the OutdoorFest 2017 Campout for a hands-on experience with expert guides from Freestone Expeditions. Fly tying is ongoing and fly casting classes run every 30 minutes, come on over to sign up!

Guided Hike and Demo Boots by Lowa

BYOsocks and lace up your (for a few hours) new hiking boots as we follow a 5 mile guided hike through the Staten Island Greenbelt. Make sure to tag your photo #outdoorfest17 and #lowaboots to be entered to win a pair of your own Lowa Innox Evo Lo trail shoes.

Vinyasa Yoga by Pop Up Yoga NYC

Our favorite yoga team is back with more "pop up" yoga in fun places around the city. We'll spread out on the beautiful lawn at Camp Kaufman for an hour long class. Bring your own mat and sunscreen.

Outdoor Academy with Destination Backcountry Adventures

Learn everything you need to know for your next backcountry outing. Every hour, the academy will teach different skills from map & compass basics to survival skills and fire building to backcountry cooking.

8:00PM Our 3rd annual 5K Night Trail Race by CLIF begins.

Photo by Tom O'Hare

Photo by Tom O'Hare

The course is two 2.5k laps meaning you'll be able to use the dusk light to get your feet accustomed to the trails for the first lap. The second lap brings you through the trails in darkness and a headlamp is 100% required. Race registration incldued.

9:30PM Concert at the stage in the woods with Bandits on the Run: beer (included!), bonfires and more.


Do I have to be 21 to participate in the concert + drinking?


What if I have kids?

There will be a family camping area for the first time (separate from the said drinking!)

What's included in the General TIcket?

  • Full access to all campout activities
  • Concert, Run Entry, Breakfast
  • Giveaways, shwag etc.
  • Beer!

How do I get there?

Option 1: It's an easy Lyft ride from the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Option 2: Sign up for the VIP ticket and get a code for a FREE 24 hour rental for a ReachNow BMW! (You must be a new member, you must pick up and drop off in BK). 

Option 3: Choose the VIP Ticket and choose the shuttle from the SI Ferry to the campground.

There's also free parking at the campground. 

Entrance: 40.597034, -74.123846

What if I only want to run the 5K?

You can sign up for a 5K and Concert Ticket here:


I have a group of 10 or more...

Contact info@outdoorfest.com for the group rate.



Note: Please use these coordinates to find the Kaufman Campgrounds parking lot (and the main entrance to the campout): 40.597034, -74.123846

5K Headlamp Trail Run by CLIF

5K Headlamp Trail Run by CLIF

Wolfe's Trail Pond Trail Work and Rides

Wolfe's Trail Pond Trail Work and Rides