Camp Haven is a self-sustainable educational campground brought to you by Haven for Humanity 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit organization. Set up your tent in the 40-acre "Livingston Manor Community Food Forest" and be surrounded by local wild edibles, hiking trails, serene views and streams.
Visit "The Center for Harmony" community retreat center, our "Sustainability Workshop" and the "Bio-Energy Greenhouse"! The retreat center has everything you need (even while under construction) including organic produce, fresh Catskill Mountain water, bathrooms (composting toilets) and extra firewood, so you can choose whether to set up nearby, or grab your supplies and hoof it across the 40-acres to set up by Haven Creek.
Local restaurants and bars are within a 10-minute drive, lots to see and do around the area! Help us make sure you have a wonderful stay by asking us lots of questions! New amenities and fun activities are being added all the time! Come experience life the way Nature intended, at Camp Haven.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 30% off
The vibe at Camp Haven: Educational Campground
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
If you’re interested in an immersive educational adventure in off-the-grid living then Camp Haven is for you! Haven for Humanity is a non-profit with a mission to inspire harmony with nature through educational projects.
It’s a good spot for someone who is interested in an introduction to off-the-grid living and to enjoy a weekend on 40 acres of backcountry woods. Pitch a tent or park, as we did, a self-contained camper van on the property. A stream can be used for bathing in the warmer months.
Be sure to take the guided tour of the property with Sam. The tour will take an hour (or more if you have lots of questions like we did!). The amount of research and design that has gone into the sustainable engineering and building is fascinating. There’s a geodesic dome with a passive solar design. This will be the future home of a kitchen and bathroom. Our favorite building was the greenhouse. It’s a design that illustrates aquaponics and, in the future, will produce biogas via anaerobic digestion to sustain the property on renewable energy.
We’d suggest you get in touch with Sam to understand the on-site options available during your stay. You can also choose to stay awhile and get involved in the on-going projects on-site. The Haven for Humanity website has details on current projects.
The closest town, Livingston Manor, is a short drive away and offers a grocery store, cafe, outdoor shop, trout hatchery, and brewery. This area of the Catskills is also well-known for its fantastic fly-fishing opportunities.
HOLY FIREFLIES!!! This land is amazing. Lots of space, great views, hosts were friendly, easy access. The town of Livingston Manor is only 10 minutes away so you can provision on the way in. Only thing to note would be, pick up some dry firewood in advance, the stuff on site is on the wet side and it does burn eventually but takes a while to get going. Will definitely be back. Thanks Sam!