New York designer Kent Johnson just launched a Kickstarter to bring a chic tent hotel to Rockaway Beach — Queens Courier calls it “glamping.” He’s looking to raise $50K to build out Camp Rockaway, a landscaped campground at Jamaica Bay complete with tents furnished with real beds, blankets and sheets. Other amenities include private fire pits, outdoor showers and hot tubs. As the Kickstarter states, “Camp Rockaway means you don’t have to end your day at the beach with a hot subway ride home. Unwind in a hammock. Send a postcard or browse the visitor’s guide to see what else Rockaway has to offer. You’ll find great restaurants, night life, cultural events, and the requisite long walk on the beach.”
The Camp Rockaway team has “done the research, confirmed the feasibility and built our business plan.” They now need funds to move forward with city documents and approvals. Part of the money raised will also go toward the mentoring program STOKED, which will send kids for one-night stays at Camp Rockaway.
Kickstarter Campaign Aims to Bring ‘Glamping’ to Rockaway Beach [Queens Courier]
Camp Rockaway [Kickstarter]