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Family Camping with the Urban Park Rangers

Sleep under the stars! Camp overnight in our parks with our Urban Park Rangers as your hosts and guides. Pitch a tent under the stars and settle in for a night of adventure. Some of our family-friendly camping programs may feature a Ranger-led nighttime hike through the woods, storytelling, and s’mores! We’ll bring the tents; just bring your own sleeping bag and bedding.

Our overnight camping events are extremely popular, and in order to make sure that we can accommodate families as fairly as possible, registration is conducted through an online drawing prior to the event. To register for the drawing, please visit our Urban Park Rangers' registration page.

A park ranger holds up a peregrine falcon

Urban Park Rangers: 40th Anniversary
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Park Rangers this year by joining us on more Ranger programs for families, outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and more! 

Family Camping with the Urban Park Rangers Events

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Jul27

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Conference House ParkStaten Island

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in NYC's southernmost park with the Urban Park Rangers! Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 17.
Free!

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Aug 2

Family Camping and Astronomy: Queens

at Fort Totten ParkQueens

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Sleep under the stars! Camp overnight in the park with the Urban Park Rangers. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 24.
Free!

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Aug 3

Family Camping: Bronx

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in NYC's largest park with the Urban Park Rangers! Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 24.
Free!

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Aug 9

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Blue Heron Park Preserve (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in Staten Island's wild side! Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 31.
Free!

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Aug10

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Prospect ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camping with the Urban Park Rangers and your family is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and create lasting memories. Participants are selected by lottery. Registration opens on July 31.
Free!

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Aug10

Family Camping: Queens

at Alley Pond ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 31.
Free!

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Aug16

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt ParkBronx

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping and we look forward to welcoming your family. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on July 3.
Free!

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Aug16

Family Camping and Owl Prowl: Manhattan

at Inwood Hill ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Camp overnight in Inwood Hill Park, home to Manhattan's last remaining natural forest and owls! Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration begins on August 7.
Free!

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