Bear Camp NY is Coming: Book Your Bunks Now!
Poke the Bear is a Hudson, NY-based group of gay bears and other woodland creatures (and their admirers). Our mission is to have fun.
Get ready for a weekend of bears, beards & bunks at Bear Camp NY as you spend some time in the woods camping, hiking, swimming, and partying with the guys.
Bear Camp, NY is produced by a small group of fabulous queens that have lived in the Hudson Valley for years! We encourage others to visit and find the beauty and splendor that we see every day here, just two hours north of Manhattan!
Hosted at the secluded and scenic Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY, Bear Camp NY is just a 90 minute ride north of New York City. This all-inclusive weekend and features your linens and lodging, nightly parties, hot daily meals, daytime outdoor activities, and top-notch live entertainment from Big Dipper, Mimi Imfurst, Chris Harder and Jett Adore!
Complete with cabins and bunk beds, bonfire pits, hot water showers and hot meals, you’ll be roughing it – but not by too much. This is the camp you wish you had when you were a kid!
Interested in booking an entire cabin for you and your friends? We're happy to reserve an eight or ten bunk cabin just for your group. Get the details here.
No car? No problem! Bear Camp NY is easily available by train from NYC. Just take Metro-North from Grand Central Station to Beacon, NY. There are two Bear Camp Bus Shuttles that can pick you up from the train and take you to the campsite on Friday and then return you back to the train station on Sunday.
Already live nearby? Day passes for Bear Camp NY are also available.