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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

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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
4 bookable sites
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 56 people per site
Potable water available
Pump or well
Fires allowed
Communal fire ring
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Sam a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain biking

Boating

On beautiful lakes nearby.

Fishing

None on-site but very close by.

Hiking

40-acre open wood is easily traversable! hike from the retreat center to the stream for an easy going mid-grade hike. take a st...Read more

Horseback riding

There are a few farms nearby that offer horseback riding services.

Paddling

Paddle boats are available for rent at local lakes.

OHV

Trails for ohvs are not available on-site but many are nearby.

Snow sports

Cross-country skiing and snow shoeing available on-site if there is enough snow. bellayre mountain ski resort just a short 40 m...Read more

Swimming

Beautiful crystal clear running water lakes. swim with nature.

Whitewater paddling

Mild whitewater rafting available nearby on the delaware river.

Wildlife watching

Everywhere. always. bald eagles, foxes, and baby bear are some of the sightings we look out for!

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Haven: Educational Campground in New York.

Forest

40-acre open woods being converted over time into the manor food forest.

Lake

Many private and public lakes surround our area.

River, stream or creek

It is more of a creek than a river but it is deep enough to lay down in and take a bath. bigger rivers close by!

Swimming hole

There are public swimming holes all around!

Waterfall

Just a short drive away!

Places to see near Camp Haven: Sustainable Retreat

Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
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Oquaga Creek State Park
Oquaga Creek State Park
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Mills Norrie State Park
Mills Norrie State Park
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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
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High Point State Park
High Point State Park
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Gilbert Lake State Park
Gilbert Lake State Park
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Max V. Shaul State Park
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Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
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Promised Land State Park
Promised Land State Park
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Catskill State Park
Catskill State Park
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Lackawanna State Park
Lackawanna State Park
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Salt Springs State Park
Salt Springs State Park
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Wawayanda State Park
Wawayanda State Park
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Chenango Valley State Park
Chenango Valley State Park
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Lake Taghkanic State Park
Lake Taghkanic State Park
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Glimmerglass State Park
Glimmerglass State Park
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Steamtown National Historic Site
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Bowman Lake State Park
Bowman Lake State Park
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Tobyhanna State Park
Tobyhanna State Park
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Swartswood State Park
Swartswood State Park
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Fahnestock State Park
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Harriman State Park
Harriman State Park
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Thacher State Park
Thacher State Park
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Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
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Kittatinny Valley State Park
Kittatinny Valley State Park
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Taconic State Park
Taconic State Park
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Macedonia Brook State Park
Macedonia Brook State Park
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Frances Slocum State Park
Frances Slocum State Park
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Housatonic Meadows State Park
Housatonic Meadows State Park
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Stephens State Park
Stephens State Park
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Lake Waramaug State Park
Lake Waramaug State Park
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Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
Paterson Great Falls National Historical...
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Hickory Run State Park
Hickory Run State Park
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Morristown National Historical Park
Morristown National Historical Park
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Weir Farm National Historic Site
Weir Farm National Historic Site
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Cherry Plain State Park
Cherry Plain State Park
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Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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Ricketts Glen State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park
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Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
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Voorhees State Park
Voorhees State Park
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Black Rock State Park
Black Rock State Park
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Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
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General Grant National Memorial
General Grant National Memorial
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Kettletown State Park
Kettletown State Park
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Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Co...
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Buttermilk Falls State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park
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Fort Stanwix National Monument
Fort Stanwix National Monument
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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National H...
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Robert H. Treman State Park
Robert H. Treman State Park
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Ellis Island Part of Statue of Liberty National Monument
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Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park
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African Burial Ground National Monument
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site
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Green Lakes State Park
Green Lakes State Park
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Statue Of Liberty National Monument
Statue Of Liberty National Monument
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Castle Clinton National Monument
Castle Clinton National Monument
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Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Hall National Memorial
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Verona Beach State Park
Verona Beach State Park
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Worlds End State Park
Worlds End State Park
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Delta Lake State Park
Delta Lake State Park
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Fillmore Glen State Park
Fillmore Glen State Park
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Newtown Battlefield State Park
Newtown Battlefield State Park
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Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
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Hipcamper Sara + Mike
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(Dispersed site)
May 8th, 2018

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.

This geodesic dome with a passive solar design serves as the future home of a kitchen and bathroom. It's the community gathering space.The geodesic dome (with a passive solar design) serves as the community gathering area. It is the future home of a shared kitchen and bathroom.Views from near the Camp Haven driveway.Looking back on the Camp Haven driveway.
Hipcamper Adrienne
Adrienne A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 23rd, 2018

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!

Hipcamper Sam
Response from Sam, the Host, on June 23rd, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. :) As per the firewood, that was our fault and I deeply apologize for that experience. We realize now that we gave you wood from the wrong side of our pile instead of from the back side that had been well seasoned. Dry wood and kindling is definitely available and for your next visit it's on the house! See you all again soon!

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Hipcamper Heide
Heide V.
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October 9th, 2018

The place was great! Beautiful land. Easy camping. Friendly hosts! I would go back!

Hipcamper Greg T.
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October 7th, 2018
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Camp Haven: Sustainable Retreat
State
New York
$30/night
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