Camping: The Woods Campground

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Located near Lehigton Pa, in the foothills of the Poconos, The Woods draws a huge crowd from Lehigh University. Adding to a significant seasonal camper group the university crowd has a large effect in diluting the average age at The Woods on any given weekend.

The campground has been around since the seventies and became gay twelve years ago. Today it is an un-gated campground made up of about ten blocks of seasonal campers, cabins, rental trailers and almost unlimited tenting space.

Each of the blocks puts on a block party every summer that serves to inculcate transient weekenders into the welcoming culture. Though each of the parties has a different theme, the real theme is eat, drink and be entertained. Most weekenders hail from either the Washington, DC, New York City, or Philadelphia metro areas.

A brand new pool is large and includes one entire end that is more Jacuzzi yet still a part of the pool. Burgers are available pool side weekdays and a full on café provides breakfast, lunch and dinner weekends. The café is real food prepared onsite.

There is no liquor bar at The Woods so you can bring your own to the over four thousand square foot Dance Hall. The Dance Hall features light shows of professional quality, often presented by the same lighting pro who oversees the ball drop in Times Square on New Years Eve. Live DJ’s spin until 2AM every weekend.

Five shower houses provide more than sufficient facilities for the entire camp. Seasonal camps all enjoy full sewer hookups and excellent quality water. Most gay campgrounds operate their own water systems and most gay campers drink bottled water.

The lake is large and includes canoes and paddle boats. Every Saturday night features the midnight naked hike, a hike that often includes a naturalist who points out nighttime fauna. Therapeutic massage is available every weekend.

Of particular interest is a movie premier coming summer 2016, Bear City 3, filmed on location in 2015.      

 

http://www.thewoods.camp/

3500 Forest St, Lehighton, PA 18235

610-377-9577


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