What is Camp Max?

Camp Max is a weekend family camp for parents & kids. Best friends weekend is an opportunity for everyone to invite friends and family to join in the fun!

Why did you create Camp Max?

I wanted to create a special place where parents and kids can experience the magic of sleep-a-way camp together.  Where your only job is to have fun!  A cool spot where you can spend quality time with your child, but also spend many hours apart…so adults can play with adults while kids play with other kids. A place where everyone can make new friends, go on exciting adventures and create lasting memories.  A haven for parents to get away from the daily grind, recharge, and have crazy fun like they did when they were kids.  An opportunity to build a network of parents who can socialize and support each other both at camp and in their daily lives.

Where is camp located?  

Camp Max will take place on the grounds of Camp Schodack, in Nassau, NY, about a 2.5 hour drive from the New York Metropolitan area. For the camp address and driving directions, please check the location & directions section on this website.

What can I expect from the weekend?

You are going back to sleep-a-way camp for the weekend!  Or for some, you’ll be going to camp for the first time, which is equally exciting!  Either way, you can expect to have a ton of fun!  All parents and children will be treated as campers. Your kids will make some great new friends as they run around and explore camp together. You will meet and socialize with other parents, while relaxing and having all a ball. You will also spend some quality time with your children, as you play games, try new activities and have a pajama party together.

What does all-inclusive mean?

It means that everything is included so you won’t spend any money when you are at camp.  The cost includes lodging, six meals each, snacks, drinks, all activities and a ton of fun! For a full list of what is included you can click here.

What kind of activities will there be?

For a full list of our activities, please visit the Activities page, by clicking on the word “Activities” in the menu bar above.

What will my itinerary be at camp?

We will design your schedule based on the preferences you indicate in your application and in the subsequent conversations that we have. There will be six activity periods during the day and two in the evening.  During the day, kids and parents will be on separate schedules, except when they choose to do an activity together.  At night, everyone will come together for group events.

How do I register for camp?

To register for Camp Max you can click here now or scroll up to the top of this page and click on the REGISTER NOW button.  This will take you to the registration page.  Once there, scroll down to see the three options for accommodations.  Please choose the option that best describes your housing preference. Once you have filled your cart, you can proceed to checkout to complete your registration. After you complete your transaction, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain a link to an application that we would like you to fill out.  This is where can you tell us about any dietary restrictions you might have, any food allergies, housing requests, give us any special instructions….and tell us which activities sound most exciting to you.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Yes, we can accommodate various food allergies and dietary restrictions.  Please inquire ahead of time with your specific requests. Contact us here.

Can I swim at camp?

Yes, there are two heated swimming pools at camp. We also have a cool 80 ft. water slide.

Will there be lifeguards?

Yes, there will always be two lifeguards watching the pool when it is open. All of the lifeguards are certified in water safety. There will also be counselors supervising the water slide.

I don’t have a car, how can I get to Camp Max?  

There is public transportation available to Camp Max.  Amtrak runs the Empire Service - round trip trains from Penn Station (nyc) to the Albany/Rensselaer train station. Just let us know ahead of time when you are arriving and we will pick you up at the train station and drive you to camp. We will shuttle you back to the train on Sunday afternoon as well.

What time should I arrive on Friday August 16th?

You can arrive as early as 2pm and play all afternoon! Our program officially kicks off at 6:30pm.

What time do we leave on Sunday August 18th

You can stay until 4pm on Sunday

What should we bring?

Beach towels, bathing suits, shorts, t-shirts, jeans, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sneakers, toiletries, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

Is there medical or first aid at camp?

Yes, there will be a nurse on site at camp.

Is there wifi at camp?

Yes, there is wifi at camp, but not in every single location.  We will give you the password and let you know the best spots.

What is the refund policy?

There is a $50 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations more than 60 days out receive a full refund less the deposit.

Cancellations 30-60 days out receive a 50% refund (or can be applied to another Camp Max if available) less the deposit.

Cancellations 30 days or less are non-refundable, only transferable to another Camp Max if available.

Is alcohol allowed?

Yes, beer and wine only. We will serve both at happy hour and wine with dinner. Please feel free to bring additional beer/wine for after hours adult-time and we will be happy to put it on ice for you.