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Things to do While Camping Ossining NY

Whether your kids or grandkids are way-too-cool-for-you teenagers or scrappy-happy-jump-in-the-mud-puddle toddlers, the prospect of entertaining them at camp can make a normally well-adjusted parent or grandparent quake with fear. Have you ever met a bored toddler? It’s not pretty.

Harriman SP (Beaver Pond Campground)
(845) 786-2701
Stony Point, NY
Campground Availability
mid Apr thru Last Wknd of Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Hiking Trails

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Tuxedo Ridge at Sterling Forest*
(845) 351-1122
581 Rte 17A West
Tuxedo, NY
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins
Policies
Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Hiking Trails

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Whispering Pines Campground
(518) 523-9322
Lake Placid, NY
Campground Availability
15-May thru 15-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Kellystone Park Campsite*
(607) 639-1090
51 Hawkins Rd
Nineveh, NY
Campground Availability
Apr 15-Oct 01
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Bristol Woodlands Campground
(585) 229-2290
Canandaigua, NY
Campground Availability
1-May thru 20-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Pond Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park
(845) 225-7207
Cold Spring, NY
Campground Availability
Third Fri in Apr thru Second Sun in Dec
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Whetstone Gulf State Park
(315) 376-6630
Lowville, NY
Campground Availability
18-May thru 17-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Russell Brook Campsite*
(607) 498-5416
731 Russell Brook Rd
Roscoe, NY
Campground Availability
May 01-Oct 31
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Pool, River Swimming, Pond Fishing, Stream Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Ledgeview RV Park
(518) 798-6621
Lake George, NY
Campground Availability
1-May thru Columbus Day
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Bike Rentals, Horseshoes, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby

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Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Crystal Lake
(607) 965-8265
Cooperstown, NY
Campground Availability
Mid May thru Mid Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Family Camp, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Bike Rentals, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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January 23, 2010 by Brea · 1 Comment  

Meeting Yogi Bear! Whether your kids or grandkids are way-too-cool-for-you teenagers or scrappy-happy-jump-in-the-mud-puddle toddlers, the prospect of entertaining them at camp can make a normally well-adjusted parent or grandparent quake with fear. Have you ever met a bored toddler? It’s not pretty. 

That was one of my concerns when we took our first-ever camping trip (in our hybrid travel trailer). Even though we were only an hour and a half from home, this was a VERY new experience for us…and especially for my 2 year old and 9 month old sons. GULP. I voiced my concern to some fellow campers and a couple said things like, “this is camping…they’ll figure out stuff to do…you don’t have to plan for everything”. That’s nice…in theory. But in this day and age of playrooms with loads of toys, DVDs galore and a million other “distractibles” for kids, I thought that getting back to nature would be a surefire way to bore them to bits. So we did what any highly intelligent, and slightly terrified parents would do…we chose the most kid-friendly campground we could find within 1.5 hours of our home–Yogi Bear’s Jellystone in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. http://www.jellystonepa.com/

Backed in perfectly the FIRST time! Once we arrived, it was time for one of the most anxiety producing times for an RV newbie–backing in to the site. That was a VERY tense couple of minutes with other campers watching intently to see how many (dozen) times it would take us to get it right. Our campsite was almost level and my husband backed that puppy in–with expert navigational counsel from his wife–on the FIRST TRY! No, I’m not lying. Pull up, back in, done. We were set up in no time and ready to experience RVing with our boys.

The place was teeming with kids of all ages, but not in an annoying way at all. The new water-park was AMAZING, but it was a little chilly for us to use. The playground’s huge wooden train play set was immensely fun for my 2 year old as was meeting Yogi Bear and his cohorts. There was this massive (I mean massive-massive) inflatable pillow for kids to bounce on and even a super-cool pedal car track. At 7 that evening, there was a DJed dance party in the outdoor pavilion. It was a sea of hopping, bopping, spinning toddlers. What a great way for the little ones to have fun! Once the young kids went back to camp, the teenagers skulked out of the woodwork like only teenagers can.

Of course we roasted marshmallows and hot dogs on sticks over the fire, which was just a wee bit magical for my husband and me…what we always imagined RVing with our little ones would be. The boys did their fair share of pressing the awning button…repeatedly…and flipping the water heater switch on and off. But all in all it was a stress-free (yay!) long weekend for our little family. What a fantastic experience for newbies like us. Plus, we were VERY close to the Strasburg Railroad who hosts Thomas the Ta...

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