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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

Friday, September 20, 2019

Sep20

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 Sept 11.
Free!

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Sep20

Family Camping: 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 Wednesday, September 11.
Free!

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sep21

Family Camping: Bronx

at Van Cortlandt ParkBronx

6:00 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 September 11.
Free!

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Sep28

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 begins on Wednesday, September 18.
Free!

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Sep28

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 ends on August 3.
Free!

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Oct 5

Explorer's Club: Sustainable Overnight Camping

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
Learn about Leave No Trace and other tips for a more sustainable camping trip with the Urban Park Rangers. Registration is required for this program. Registration begins on Sept. 25.
Free!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Oct11

Family Camping: Queens

at Fort Totten ParkQueens

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. Registration is required. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Free!

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Oct13

Family Camping: Staten Island

at Conference House ParkStaten Island

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world and bond with our families. Registration is required.
Free!

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oct26

Family Camping: Brooklyn

at Marine ParkBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:00 a.m.
We camp to create lasting memories, connect with the natural world, and bond with our families. Selected families will be notified of meeting locations and other details. Registration is required.
Free!

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Kids

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