Find yourself outside

Hipcamp is everywhere you want to camp. Search, discover and book ranches,
farms, vineyards, nature preserves & public sites for camping across the U.S.

From public parks to private land, we're the most
comprehensive guide to camping in the nation.
Our mission

Get more people outside

Our overall mission is to get more people outside and, more specifically, to inspire the next generation of people who are passionate about exploring AND protecting our lands. Spending time outdoors has proven health benefits and fosters a deeper connection to the awesome, wild world out there. And we’re firm believers that people will only protect what they connect to and care about.

Getting more people outside really starts with access; access to land, but also to information about that land. We don't think finding somewhere to camp should be such a time-consuming, convoluted and confusing process, which is why we started Hipcamp. We are committed to making getting outside fun, easy, and as simple as selecting what, when and where you want your camping experience to be. Need a campsite by the beach next weekend where you can bring your dog? We got you!


Our values

Leave it better.

From protecting the planet to perfecting our codebase, our work is grounded by the core belief that we can always improve—as individuals, as a team, as a community, and as a species. Humans can and should have a positive impact on their environment—so we live and breathe this every day.

Diversity is strength.

The more diverse an ecosystem is—from the the employees in an office to the plants and animals on a farm—the better equipped it is to survive and thrive, especially during times of change. In prioritizing and protecting diversity, we’re actively working to build a more equitable, innovative, and resilient world.

Practice self-care.

Self-care is the foundation of success. We intentionally promote our wellbeing so we can always show up as our best selves. This approach helps us cultivate a mutually supportive community and create genuinely impactful and humane work.

Hold each other up.

The world's tallest trees—the redwoods—intertwine their roots to support each other's growth. We build a powerful community of support by providing thoughtful feedback, celebrating wins, and investing in each other’s growth.


Land Sharing

The Sharing Economy Goes Wild

“The next wave of conservation has to be about engaging private landowners.” Rand Wentworth, President, Land Trust Alliance

Over 60% of the United States is privately owned. It is essential to the future of our planet that much of this land remains undeveloped to maintain wilderness habitats and corridors that allow plants and animals to thrive and migrate naturally.

By connecting landowners who want to keep their land undeveloped with responsible, ecologically-minded campers, we can use recreation to fund the conservation of this land.

And land sharing isn't just important for the environment—it also creates an entirely new way to get outside. Campers can escape the crowds, reconnect with nature and experience new land and cultures outside of the city—from organic farming, wild foraging, outdoor classrooms, group campouts and indigenous land stewardship.

Join the land sharing movement! Refer a host, list your land or find out more.


The Hipcamp team

Alyssa
Ravasio
Founder & CEO
Alex
Johnson
Head of Operations
Julian
Bialowas
Head of Design
Pierre
Alvan
Senior Software Engineer
Julie
Murrell
Host Success
Leo
Herrick
Senior Software Engineer
Madison
Kotack
Head of Field Scouts
Cassandra
Prenn-Vasilakis
Host Outreach
Patrick
Carolan
Senior Software Engineer
Sarah
Nelson
Host & Camper Experience
Jon
Eckstein
Senior Software Engineer
Christina
Tran
Operations Manager
Emily
Meersand
Head of Sales & Supply
Mckinzie
Schulz
Host Acquisition
Ryan
Au
Software Engineer
Sebastian
Belmar
Software Engineer
Xanthe
Travlos
Product Manager
Caitlin
Fullam
Support Guide
Carlos
Bermudez
Support Guide
Amy
Cherette
Talent Lead
Seb
d'Ursel
Finance and Operations
Annelise
Poda
Head of Support
Kendall
McLeod
Visual Content Specialist
Zach
Conn
Software Engineer
Ariana
Anthony
Communications Manager
Kate
Cobb
Software Engineer
Taylor
Fink
Host Outreach
Mark
Rebec
Senior Software Engineer
Devin
Riley
Senior Software Engineer
Alisson
Xavier
Support Guide
Derek
Reynolds
Senior Software Engineer

Our story

It started with a wave

The Hipcamp story began with waves—gorgeous, glassy, barrelling waves, to be exact. They were crashing on the Big Sur coast at Andrew Molera State Park as founder and CEO Alyssa Ravasio watched in frustration. She had recently spent several hours, multiple chrome tabs and way too many websites trying to find a spot that suited what she thought was a simple request: set up camp and watch the first sunrise of 2013 somewhere on a beach.

But, despite her hard work, she still didn't find out an essential detail of the beach: it was an amazing place to catch a wave. “When I actually arrived at the campground,” she said, “I found out that even though I'd read so much about this place, I hadn't learned that it was home to a great surf break — and I'm a surfer and hadn't brought my board!”

At the time, over 30% of the California State Park system was threatened with closure due to lack of revenue. With this context, Alyssa realized it was essential to build technology to help people get outside and connect with nature.

And so the idea for Hipcamp was born. Alyssa attended Dev Bootcamp, an intensive ten week programming course to learn how to code. She built a very basic version of Hipcamp and released it in June 2013. Co-founder Eric Bach joined later that year, and Hipcamp continues to grow, with new features and campgrounds every day!


In the press

Spotlight on Hipcamp

Download our Press Kit & Logo Assets

Careers

Join the Hipcamp team

We are driven by our mission to get more people outside and believe connecting with nature is essential to a happy and healthy human life. Here is our list of open positions. If you think you might be a good fit for our team, don't hesitate to get in touch with us here.

Full Stack Software Engineer

Full-time
San Francisco, CA
Engineering

Apply here
Head of Engineering

Full-time
San Francisco, CA
Engineering

Apply here
Senior Software Engineer

Full-time
San Francisco, CA
Engineering

Apply here
Field Scout (Contract Photographer)

Part-time
Distributed
Photography

Apply here

Contact us

Support

Questions or help using Hipcamp
support@hipcamp.com

General

Say hello, talk partnerships, or anything at all
hello@hipcamp.com

Press

For media inquires or interview requests
press@hipcamp.com