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Camp Earth Connection

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· Freeville, Tompkins, New York
62 acres hosted by Susan R.
13 lodging sites · 5 tent sites
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Camp Earth Connection offers a relaxing stay with a variety of camping options including Log Cabins, Rustic Cabins, AdirondackLean-To's and Tent-Sites. Each site has privacy, picnic tables and grills or fire pits. Camp Earth Connection is an alcohol & drug free facility, offering guests the opportunity to connect with nature and each other in a serene and beautiful natural setting. The Hammond Hill trail system, which offers hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing connects to the 950 mileFinger Lakes Trail system. Wildlife is abundant in the area. It is common to hear the Coyotes and Owls throughout the day. In addition,Mink, Fishers, Bald Eagles, Turkey Buzzards, Porcupines, Raccoons, Skunks, Wild Turkeys, Ravens, Grouse, Red and Grey Fox and an occasional Black Bear are some of the inhabitants of the local forest. Guests can choose to have some peaceful alone time or be more engaged in our small community during our community campfires, campfire pancake breakfasts or workshops. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Camp Earth Connection offers a variety of activities and workshops such as: -Saturday Morning Campfire Pancake Breakfast. -Saturday Evening Community Campfire. -Thursday evening, Earth Movie night, (movies about the Earth and Sustainable living) followed by a campfire discussion. -A variety of workshops are offered periodically led by Eshay & CEC staff and interns including: Fire making in Nature; Eshay's Tree Walk; Animal Tracks and Signs - Guided Trail walks, and more. All workshops and activities are free but donations are welcomed. Camp Earth Connection values Diversity, Acceptance and Community. It is more than just a campground, it is an experience that can be life-changing. Guests enjoy making meaningful connections with hosts, guests, family & friends. In addition they experience the beauty and healing that is provided by this sacred natural environment. Camp Earth Connection is open to everyone and provides an accepting and safe space for folks who can't always count on that, including the LGBTQ community, People of Color and other culturally diverse individuals, families and groups.
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Freeville, Tompkins, New York, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Onundagaonoga (Onondaga) and Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Susan R.Joined in March 2017
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Nilanjan C.recommends
July 6, 2023
Campsite 1:The Rabbit Hole w/WiFi
The camp site is really in the woods and felt very much like being in nature. This site has a very rustic feel and not some commercial camping ground. If you are into a little rough, little unkempt and overtaken by nature feel, this is it. Loved the site though had to cut short the trip due to heavy rains. Susan is wonderful and a wee nice person to have around.
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Ella Mc Kay J.recommends
June 28, 2023
Woodland Camping Pods
Queer Summer Camp from Heaven
This was the best camping experience we have ever had! Clean, well maintained cabin with a private fire pit and potable water source next to the cabin, as well as a compost toilet and clean hot water shower on site. We felt safe and affirmed as a queer/trans couple and were delighted to get to know the site owner and other campers. The site is close to some beautiful hiking trails and a short drive away from Ithaca. We will definitely plan to come back soon!
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Alexandra E.recommends
June 13, 2023
Rustic Cabin 1: Red Eft w/WiFi
This was such a great stay for me. I just wanted to get away from the chaos of every day life and it was the perfect place to sit with myself. Eshey was a wonderful host and was willing to include me in her own gatherings and activities if it meant I felt more welcome. There are plenty of hiking trails and creeks not too far off. Some are across the road, others are a short drive. Everything is kept very clean and concerns are delt with as soon as possible. Eshey, thank you for a wonderful stay and helping my perspective change for the better.
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Sabrina C.recommends
May 28, 2023
Story Time Log Cabin
Great cabin stay near Ithica, NY!
I absolutely loved staying at the Story Time log cabin! The cabin included all necessary amenities for a great stay. The bed and bunks were very comfortable (it could fit up to 4 people) and linens were warm for the chilly evening. The cabin included a little fridge and microwave, an electric water kettle and heater. There were a couple outlets and the lamp on the desk included usb ports. There is also a fire pit and a bench right in front of the cabin. (and firewood for sale if you forget to pick some up!) Outside of the cabin, there was a great communal area. Spacious and clean showers, bathrooms, dish washing area, and benches. There's even a ping pong table!You can also explore around the camp and find the little lake on the property, and just enjoy the beautiful greenery. I'd love to return with a larger group of friends and book multiple cabins. Since the cabin is near Ithica, NY, you can easily pick up food in town, check out the farmers market, or explore any of the local hikes. There's beautiful waterfall hikes within 30 minutes of the property, and even a state park with additional trails right across the street. Eshay is such a pleasure to meet! Make sure you ask for some local recommendations and ask about the history of the Camp Earth Connection - she truly has a passion and beautiful connection to the camp.
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Victor M.recommends
October 23, 2022
Love Shack: 1 Room Log Cabin
Amazing Experience
We really love staying at Camp Earth Connection. The cabin was very cozy and big enough to host up to 4 people. Everything was in the right place and very clean. We were lucky that the sky was clear and spent sometime looking at the stats and planets. It was amazing. Susan is very polite, she was always on top of everything, making sure that we understood directions and the facilities. We definitely would consider this place for future vacations.
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Susan G.recommends
October 2, 2022
Rustic Cabin 1: Red Eft w/WiFi
Great stay instead of typical hotel
Susan the host was great. My husband had mixed emotions staying g in a cabin without heat or electricity but he loved it. The cabin was clean and cozy and we built a fire right outside our cabin which made the night. The bathrooms and showers were very clean and well maintained. The hot shower in the am was perfect. Great stay. Would highly recommend it. We visited our son in Cornell and it was super convenient
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