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 a kid.  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 driving directions, please check the location & directions section on this website)

How do I register for camp?

To register for Camp Max please 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 all of the options based on family size.  Choose the option that best describes your family and complete the registration process.  Once you have completed your transaction, you will receive a confirmation email that will contain a link to an application we would like you to fill out.  This is where can you tell us about any dietary restrictions, 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 food allergies and dietary restrictions.  Please tell us specifics when you are registering.


Can I swim at camp?

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

Will there be lifeguards?

Yes, all of the waterfront staff is certified in water safety and will be on duty at the pool.


How much does camp cost?

Adults:  $350

Additional adult: $250

First child:  $250

Addt’l child:  $150

Child 3yrs & under:  *no cost for tuition ($100 for part-time babysitting available) 

Is alcohol allowed?

Beer and wine only.  Please bring your own and we will be happy to put it on ice for evening refreshments.

Is there medical or first aid at camp?

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

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.  You will spend quality time with your child, while playing games and trying new activities together (and apart).  Your kids will make some great new friends as they run around and explore camp together.  You will meet and socialize with other parents, which will create new and lasting friendships.

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!

What kind of activities will there be?

This is just a sampling of the some of the activities offered at Camp Max.  (Please visit the Activities section on this website for a sample schedule and a more detailed list).  Campfires, pool parties, Go-Karting, Ropes course, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Yoga, zip lining, swimming, Archery, tug-of-war, music, mountain biking, friendship bracelets, scavenger hunts, climbing walls, Fitness, team building, tennis and so much more!


What will my itinerary be at camp?

You will design your own schedule when you arrive at camp.  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.

Does my family have to sleep in the same room as another family?

As much as we would love every family to bunk with another family (in the true spirit of camp), we recognize that some people would like more privacy.  You can request a private room within one of our cabins or buildings, that will house other families, at no additional cost.  Please inquire when registering.

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

There is public transportation available to Camp Max.  Amtrak runs round trip from NYC Port Authority Bus Terminal.


Round trip adult bus fare:    

Round trip child bus fare: 

What time should I arrive on Friday August 16th?

You can arrive as early as 1pm and play all afternoon! Our program officially kicks off at 6:30pm.

What time do we leave on Sunday September 23rd?

At 2pm

What should I bring?

All bedding & bath towels, a beach towel, bathing suits, shorts, jeans, sweatshirts, sweatpants, sneakers, toiletries, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc. *If you do not have bedding for single beds, please choose the linen rental option when registering.

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?

Cancellations more than 30 days out receive a 75% refund, less a $25 cancellation fee.

Cancellations less than 30 days out receive a 50% refund, or can be applied to another Camp Max if available, less a $25 cancellation fee.

Cancellations 21 days or less are non-refundable, only transferable to another Camp Max if available.