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  Our home for the weekend: the gorgeous 500-acre Camp Tri-Mount!

Our home for the weekend: the gorgeous 500-acre Camp Tri-Mount!

OutdoorFest Upstate: A Catskill Camp Fest

September 14-16, 2018

The Great Northern Catskills

 

OutdoorFest is taking our signature NYC event to the mountains with our new OutdoorFest Upstate. Join us for a weekend of exploration, connection and adventure at Camp Tri-Mount: our own private 500-acres for the entire weekend. 


2018 OutdoorFest Upstate Schedule

Friday Night - September 14

  1. Set-up camp, meet your neighbors, group dinner

  2. Storytelling performance

  3. Campfires + S'mores

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Saturday - September 15

We'll have beginner classes in the morning and more advanced activities in the afternoon so there's something to fit everyone. There will also be adventure options going all all day.

Outdoor Academy Classes

  • Slackline 101

  • Map & Compass

  • Survival Skills

  • Backcountry campsites (bear bags, tent set-up, Leave No Trace & more!)

  • Backcountry Cooking 101

  • Fire building

  • Fly casting

  • Trail Running with a former pro athlete

  • Outdoor photography class

  • Packing for a multi-day paddling trip

 

Saturday Adventure Options

  • Yoga

  • Guided hikes

  • Fly Fishing

  • Group Trail Run

  • Canoeing, Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle boarding

  • Open Water Swimming

Saturday Night

If you've been to the OutdoorFest NYC Campout you know what our Saturday's night are about - great live music by local band The Mead Mountain Resonators, dancing in the woods, refreshing brews by Sierra Nevada and bonfires for hours. 

  We're excited to have the Mead Mountain Resonators for our inaugural OutdoorFest Upstate!

We're excited to have the Mead Mountain Resonators for our inaugural OutdoorFest Upstate!

 

Sunday - September 16

Adventure

Put those skills to work with a full campout adventure race. We'll help you find your teams of 8 and you'll have two hours to complete the adventure course (canoe, bushcraft, fly casting and more!) as fast as you can.

After the race, cool down with some refreshments and lunch and join the award ceremony where we'll be presenting the winning teams with lots of swag from our sponsors! 

 

Accommodation Options

 
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General Camping (Tentsite) - BYO Tent

You bring your own tent. There are two options for General Camping, you can choose "frontcountry" or "sidecountry". 

Front country: Similar set-up to our OutdoorFest NYC campout, you will be able to set-up near the main activities on a large field.

Sidecountry: Bring your backpack because we have a 500-acre campground at our disposal - you can pick any spot you'd like. (Note: be prepared to hike around for at least a 1/2 mile). 


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Tent Cabins - BYO Sleeping Bag

These are the tent cabins that the scouts use over the summer. They sit on wooden tent platforms and include a military cot inside. You should bring your own sleeping bag. 


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Cabin - BYO Sleeping Bag

Wooden cabins with bunk beds inside - nothing fancy but you will have a literal roof over your head. 

 

 


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Backcountry Lean-tos - BYO Sleeping Bag & Pad

The quietest spot in camp, these backcountry lean-to's are about a 20 minute hike from the parking area. Each lean-to has 4 bunks and there is a compostable toilet and water nearby. 

FAQ

What do you have to eat & drink?

There are water fountains throughout the camp so please bring a water bottle. We'll also have beer from Sierra Nevada Saturday night and coffee Saturday and Sunday morning.

We'll have simple vegetarian and carnivorous options for each meal. Your ticket includes 6 meals: Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch.

Should I bring my own food?

There are grills on-site which you're welcome to use. Snacks are never a bad idea! 

Can I bring kids?

The full campout is only open to those 21 years of age and older.

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.

Is there cell service and wifi?

There is no wifi. There is cell service at the main camp area though we recommend turning on airplane mode to really enjoy the weekend.

I have more questions...

Email: contact@outdoorfest.com

What should I bring? 

Required.

  • Tent (if you chose "TENT" as your accomodation)

  • Sleeping Pad (if you chose "TENT" or "LEAN TO")

  • Sleeping bag (everyone)

  • Headlamp or flashlight

  • Extra layers

  • Rain jacket

  • Water bottle***

  • Sturdy shoes / hiking boots - the paths are rocky - we highly recommend good shoes.

Optional.

  • Yoga mat (or extra towel)

  • Bathing suit, sunscreen, towel

  • Playing cards, musical instrument

Location + Transportation

Drive Yourself / Carpool

  • We'll be at Camp Tri-Mount in East Jewett New York. You can follow the Google Directions and there is parking on-site.

  • Add your car (or find a car) via our GroupCarpool Page.

  • We recommend arriving at the campground by 6:00PM so you have time to set-up camp before sunset.

 Take the Shuttle with Skedaddle

Our shuttle will leave NYC at 2:30PM on Friday September 14th and return on Sunday evening around 7PM.

You can "add on" the shuttle during check-out for $60.

The Friday afternoon shuttle will depart from 430 Dyer Avenue New York, NY

Join us on Saturday! 

Our friends at Skedaddle have just added a new route to their site for everyone who can't get out of work early enough for the Friday bus. It leaves at 7:30AM on Saturday morning and costs $75 roundtrip. Book here.

  The Skedaddle bus at the OutdoorFest NYC Campout

The Skedaddle bus at the OutdoorFest NYC Campout

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Drone photography by CT Ware