Analog Retreats! 
Summer 2017

Last Summer was glorious.  Soaked in sun and nature, living carefree, and taking photos on film cameras... what could be better?

We thought about it, and the answer is:  MORE TRIPS!

So we've put the Analog Retreats on the schedule starting Memorial Day Weekend.   We'll be going to seek solace from Urban Overkill, shutting down our devices, and living in the moment.  We'll talk and shoot old-school film photography, jump into some swimming holes, cook under the stars, and together we'll create a zine and photo show at the end of Summer.  Interested?  Read on.


BOOKING:  Since space is limited, all booking is first-come, first-served.  Reserving your spot requires a non-refundable Activity Fee, which will be both your deposit to reserve a space and will be applied towards all planning costs.  

EARLY BIRD PRICING:  Book before 6/1 and save $25 off the Activity Fee (only $35 instead of normal $60)

TRANSPORTATION:  Our van can accommodate up to 4 additional attendees and 1 additional pet, and can be paid separately from the Activity Fee.  Seats are available first-come, first-served and can be requested at booking.   If the van is full or you require your own transportation, we will help you coordinate with other attendees to help bring down the shared cost of car rental or other transport methods.


For car camping trips, we'll be packing a large 6-8 person tent you can share if you don't have your own tent.  We'll have coolers and a grille top and there's generally clean available.

For back-country trips you'll need to pack your own tent.  We'll hike with all our things up to 2-3 miles a day so pack as light as you can!  Dried foods, dehydrated meals, and other non-perishables (like rice, pasta, beans, etc) are recommended.

For all trips please bring your own sleeping bag, water bottles, basic toiletries, swimsuit, rain gear and good hiking shoes or boots.   

Questions?  Hit me up:  Justin@wearebkc.com


Sat May 27 - Mon May 29:  Catskills / Slide Mountain Wilderness

  • 2.5 hours from NYC
  • Backcountry Camping
  • Nearby:  Giant Ledge, Long Path, Buttermilk Falls, Slide Mountain

The Slide Mountain Wilderness, encompassing more than 47,500 acres, is the largest and most popular wilderness area in the Catskill Forest Preserve. Extensive foot trails provide access to the remote interior, often climbing over lofty peaks with spectacular views. Slide Mountain, the tallest peak in all of the Catskills, inspired poet and naturalist John Burroughs to write; "Here the works of man dwindle, in the heart of the southern Catskills." A plaque commemorating both the man and the mountain graces the face of the summit rock, in tribute to Burroughs and his vision.

Activity fee:  $35 per person
Van transportation:  $30 per person roundtrip
Departure time: 5/27 @ 8:00 am





Sat Jun 17 - Sun Jun 18:  Kaaterskill Overnighter

  • 2.5 hours from NYC
  • Backcountry Camping
  • Nearby: Kaaterskill Falls, Hawkeye Ledge, Woodstock, Kaaterskill Creek

This classic Hudson Valley landmark is famous for its dramatic bi-level falls and diverse natural landscape.  Early in the morning on Saturday we'll drive up to the area and set out hiking to a camping location near Hawkeye Ledge, staying overnight, and returning on Sunday evening.  Pack extra light for the overnight trip, as we may do more hiking than average.

Activity fee:  $35 per person
Van transportation:  $30 per person roundtrip
Departure time: 6/17 @ 8:00 am from Williamsburg, BK





Sat Jul 8 - Sun Jul 9:  Camp Getaway @ Floyd Bennett Field

  • It's in Brooklyn!
  • Bike/Car Camping
  • Nearby: Rockaway Beach, Dead Horse Bay, Jamaica Wildlife Refuge, Floyd Bennett Aviation Terminal and Hanger

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind experience.  Tucked away in Brooklyn/Queens southern border, just a few feet from coastline and a few miles from Rockaway Beach, Camp Getaway at Floyd Bennett Field has the feeling of being stationed in a post-apocalyptic fantasy, except with lots of grilling and chilling.  Super unique natural areas like Dead Horse Bay are easily accessible within a few minutes walk or bike.  A van will be bringing larger items, like coolers, larger tents and equipment.  

Activity fee:  $35 per person
Van transportation:  $20 per person (also easily accessible by bike)
Departure time: 7/8 @ 10:00 am from Williamsburg, BK




Fri Jul 28 - Sun Jul 30:  Delaware Water Gap

  • 2 hours from NYC
  • Canoe Camping
  • Nearby: Over 100 miles of trails, primitive camping along the river

This canoe camping trip is close to the city and about 12 hours of river paddling divided between 3 days and 2 nights.  Access to waterways means we can bring more food and beverages onto the trip, as we won't be much hiking with backpacks.   A relaxing journey with first-come first-served camping spots along the river banks.  

Activity fee:  $125 per person (includes canoe and lifejacket rental, shuttle service to launch point)
Van transportation:  $30 per person
Departure time: 7/28 @ 8:00 am from Williamsburg, BK




Fri Aug 18 - Sun Aug 20:  Adirondacks High Peaks

  • 5-6 hours from NYC
  • Backcountry Camping
  • Nearby: Giant Mountain, Dix Mountain, Blake Peak, Mount Redfield, Tabletop Mountain, Ausable River

Had a wonderful trip up to Giant Mountain last summer and we're doing it again!  This spot is perfect, with multiple hikes leading off the basecamp, and a multiple level waterfall within steps of camp.   Hike-in is just over 1 mile with a moderate ascent.  Diverse landscape allow for plenty of photo opportunities.  Pack light.

Activity fee:  $35 per person
Van transportation:  $50 per person
Departure time: 8/11 @ 8:00 am from Williamsburg, BK