MAYfest: Family-Friendly Camp for Music, Art, Yoga

Classes, concerts, activities at Surprise Lake Camp May 22–24

The folks behind Catskill Chill and SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates Studio have announced a brand new festival, MAYfest. Billed as a homegrown Hudson Valley festival where everyone gets to go back to camp with the most amazing “counselors” in the industry, MAYfest is a two-day, three-night, family-friendly festival located at Surprise Lake Camp in Cold Spring, from May 22 through 24.

MAY is an acronym for Music, Art and Yoga, and through these three pursuits, festivalgoers will immerse themselves in yoga practice, music and a desire to explore their creative side. Attendees can spend the entire weekend at the serene lakeside setting, visit for the day or just come at night for the music.


MAYfest features free parking, free camping, craft and food vendors, meal plans and multiple onsite cabin rental options. During the day, patrons will be able to select from a variety of classes, workshops and outdoor activities, including yoga classes from both world-renowned and local instructors as well as creative art classes provided by the Garrison Art Center on landscape painting, origami, bookmaking and block printing.

Outdoor options include standup paddleboard yoga on the lake, guided hikes and foraging excursions, meditation, qigong, beach parties, canoeing, shopping, rock-climbing and nutrition workshops. Family programming takes place at the kid’s canteen, where kids can play table and board games or basketball on the outdoor court, create arts and crafts, participate in programs such as storytelling and dharma Sunday school, or join the evening movie slumber party while parents enjoy the music. Musical acts, including the Breakneck Boys, Tall County and many others, will perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

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