Hipcamp host Ricardo P.
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Camp MoonChild is a private tent site which sits on 33 acres of beautiful pine, maple and birch trees including several walking trails and lots of stonewalls throughout.  We invite you to join us and share our love for the outdoors at either one of our two campsites.  Pitch a tent and sit around a warm campfire sharing stories and enjoying the occasional night owl or wake up

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Camp MoonChild is a private tent site which sits on 33 acres of beautiful pine, maple and birch trees including several walking trails and lots of stonewalls throughout.  We invite you to join us and share our love for the outdoors at either one of our two campsites.  Pitch a tent and sit around a warm campfire sharing stories and enjoying the occasional night owl or wake up to the sound of birds singing.  Camp MoonChild is relatively new but we are rapidly enhancing many amenities to make your stay at our camp a very relaxing and enjoyable one.  This site is not accessible by a vehicle although parking is available at the main entrance to the camp. Camp MoonChild is a short driving distance from Grafton Lake State Park, Dunham Reservoir, Dyken Educational Center and Shaver Pond Lake among many of the great attractions in the area. Campsite #1 is located a short distance from the parking area through the gravel trail connecting site #1 and site #2. Campsite #2 is located on the upper section of Camp MoonChild.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Ricardo a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain bikes allowed.

Boating

Boating at local lakes.

Hiking

Walking trails available at our camp. there are many more trails near by as well at our Dyken Educational Center 10 minutes fr...Read more

Swimming

Enjoy swimming at Grafton State Park located 9 minutes from Camp MoonChild.

Wildlife watching

Wildlife to Watch: Cat Birds, Black-throated blue warblers, Hermit thrushes, Barred owls, Red squirrels, ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp MoonChild in New York.

Forest

Gorgeous pine, maples, birch and many more trees and bushes at camp.

Driveway

There is a parking area at the main entrance to the camp.

Mountainous

The vibe at Camp MoonChild

Places to see near Camp MoonChild

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Hipcamper Jess

A lush, private getaway

Jess C.
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(Site 2)
August 24th, 2020

We had a lovely stay at Camp Moonchild. We were at campsite 2 which was about a 5-10 minute uphill from the parking lot. The entrance to the campsite is slightly down the street from the address your navigation will take you to. We didn’t get to meet Ricardo in person, but booking was really easy and the campsite was really nice. Trees we used for for hammocks, a giant log turned into a table for cooking, a great firepit, plenty of firewood, and huge barrel of fresh water. Everything you need. The ground was tidy with some wood chips. There were beautiful dragon flies and tiny orange frogs on the trails - the occasion chipmunk. During the day, we drove to some local lakes for swimming and sunbathing. We wanted a lush private getaway for the weekend and this was a perfect spot.

Hipcamper Ricardo
Response from Ricardo, the Host, on September 2nd, 2020

Thank you for your kind review. We are relatively new to the HipCamp family and we are so glad you had a great relaxing time at our campsite. I do apologize for not being able to greet you personally as I was held up at a meeting which ran longer than expected. We continue to improve our campsites by adding amenities so we hope you check us out when planning your next camping outing.

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Hipcamper David

Amazing campsite !!!!

David M.
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(Site 2)
September 2nd, 2020

Our 3 day stay here was super exciting!!!! The campsite was beautiful ! Ricardo greeted us at the entrance and used his RTV to take our belongings to the site as it was a nice distance walk. During our stay here we were able to see deers, newts, owls and different types of birds... it was an amazing experience. The complimentary fresh spring water, wood logs, bull horn, lighter fluid and lighter were some of the items Ricardo gave us for our stay. OHhhhhhhh and let me not forget the Walkie talkie As part of his safety routine just in case of an emergency. We loved it so much and will be returning again soon.

One of the many trailsOh Deer!! You can see this stones all through out ! Lots of shade!
Hipcamper Ricardo
Response from Ricardo, the Host, on September 10th, 2020

You have a lovely family and I'm glad you chose to enjoy a little bit of nature with us. We hope you can visit us again soon. Thank you.

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Hipcamper Caitlin

Phenomenal site and great host!

Caitlin R.
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(Site 2)
July 5th, 2020

My partner and I stayed at Camp Moonchild, campsite #2, over the 4th of July weekend. It’s situated near the town of Grafton, NY on private land near several lakes and forests. The location is great for hiking and kayaking, and is close to Troy and Albany so you can explore the towns as well!
When we arrived at the camp, our host (Ricardo) met us at the parking area and gave us a tour of the space so we wouldn’t get lost. The camp is very new so he’s still improving the road in but it’s beautiful land! Campsite #2 is about 0.3 miles up the road from the parking area so make sure you factor that into your packing. However, Ricardo was very helpful and took most of our things up to the campsite in his 4-wheeler!
The campsite was set up with a fire pit, log stools, tiki torches to ward off mosquitos, a log table, and a trash can. We could see the stars and hear fireworks for miles! Ricardo made sure we were all set with a walkie-talkie if we needed to reach him, a 50-gallon drum of fresh, filtered well water (DELICIOUS), lighter fluid and dry firewood, and an air horn in case we needed to scare off any animals (we didn’t). He really made the campsite very special and I would recommend staying here 100%!

Beautiful fern “shelf” just behind the fire pit!Campsite #2!Space to cowboy camp if you want!Beautiful germs surrounding the campsite
Hipcamper Ricardo
Response from Ricardo, the Host, on July 8th, 2020

It was a pleasure to have you stay at our camp. We couldn’t have asked for better campers on our first booking. Caitlin and Alex, you were just wonderful and very pleasant. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we are definitely looking for ways to improve our camp so please come visit us again!! Thank you.

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Hipcamper Julie

Great host and super private site!

Julie P.
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(Site 2)
August 4th, 2020

Our host Ricardo knew we were celebrating my birthday that weekend, and upon arrival he and his daughter had these awesome balloons waiting at our campsite! So thoughtful! The site was incredibly private, with SO many acres of trails to explore. Wooded site but perfect mix of sun and shade throughout the day. About a 300m hike uphill from the parking area to the site (site 2), but if you don't mind the exercise it's a good climb! Would definitely consider staying here again. :)

Camp MoonChildDoggos were definitely tuckered out after all their exploring!So much great space. Camp MoonChild
Hipcamper Ricardo
Response from Ricardo, the Host, on September 2nd, 2020

Julie, It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and hope we were able to make your birthday weekend an awesome one. We are continuously improving our campsites so check us out next time. Again, thank you for choosing Camp MoonChild for your birthday weekend.

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Hipcamper Shannon

Amazing experience!

Shannon A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 5th, 2020

The site was beautiful and well-maintained. Ricardo was an amazing host! He was available when we needed him and even offered us a walkie-talkie to reach him in case we didn’t have cell service. The hike in is uphill as other reviews mention but it totally doable for anyone in fairly decent shape. While we were there Ricardo finished preparing site #1 for other guests and it was beautiful as well and less of a walk from the parking area. I would recommend either site! Lots a space between the two sites and total privacy. The dry firewood and fresh water provided were wonderful. I would absolutely visit again!

Hipcamper Ricardo
Response from Ricardo, the Host, on September 8th, 2020

Thank you for such a lovely review. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and to see you again. Thank you for being such wonderful guests.

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 12th, 2020

We had a great time. It was close to all we wanted to do (Grafton, Troy, and great farmers markets). Look forward to returning next year. Thank you 😊 Host was amazing. He even lent us his grill.

Hipcamper Hallie

Best camping experience in ny!

Hallie F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 15th, 2020

We had a great time staying at Camp MoonChild! We are used to remote camping, but the added touches to this campsite really heightened our experience. There was crystal clear well water for us to drink, an abundance of firewood and the perfect height work bench and table to sit at! Ricardo was a fantastic host, helping us with our bags up the slope to Campsite 2, and giving us advice on local attractions.
This is a hidden gem! We'll definitely be back!

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Hipcamper Isabella G.
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(Site 2)
September 28th, 2020
Hipcamper Kristin K.
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(Site 2)
September 8th, 2020
Property
Camp MoonChild
State
New York
Country
United States
$40/night
2 Sites

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