Our youngest explorers get to learn the ropes of outdoor adventuring. At Harriman State Park, they experience camping, day hiking, and water sports alongside friends and caring leaders. Your child will learn more about plants and animals, learn to respect nature and leave no trace. This adventure is perfect for kids who have never been to a sleep-away camp before.



Basecampers going on the Hudson Valley Adventure, should prepare for:

  • Full days of active exploration

  • Camping and preparing meals outdoors

  • A fun, supportive and wholesome experience

We expect you to arrive to your trip fully prepared for all activities.

Preparing for a Backyard Basecamp Experience

This introductory experience has been carefully planned with activities that are finely-tuned for this age group. The day hikes are chosen with care so that our students can enjoy hiking while developing skills and fitness. The group is led by caring leaders who make sure that each student has enough water, snacks and lunch, a hat, sunscreen and a raincoat before the group sets out for the day. Once on the trail, there are stories and songs, and once at the destination—a viewpoint or mountaintop—there are cheers and hugs. 

To be ready for this introductory trip, each of our students should stay active and fit during the school year, and once the trip starts, they should be eager to try new things and make new friends.


5 Days | $1, 035

Start/ End Location

AMC Outdoor Center, Harriman State Park

2019 Dates

Monday, July 8- Friday, July 12

Monday, July 22 - Friday, July 26

Monday August 5 - Friday, August 9


  • Completing grade 2-5 in 2019

  • Students grouped by grades (2-3 & 4-5)

  • Groups limited to 12 Basecampers

Challenge Level

2 (1-10, 1 is easiest)

Included In Trip Fee

  • Meals

  • Group Gear

  • Accommodations

  • Activities

  • JFK Airport Shuttle (schedule if needed)

Not Included In Trip Fee

  • Personal Gear & Clothing (see what to pack)

  • Airfare to and from trip start & end

  • Trip Insurance (recommended)