Things to Do Governors Island to host camping and glamping excursions Guests can also enjoy live music, dining and other recreational activities. Overnight lodgings will range from $125 a night to $750 a night. Photo Credit: Timothy Schenck By Lisa L. Colangelo firstname.lastname@example.org @lisalcolangelo Updated February 7, 2018 7:01 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Not many camp sites give you a starry view of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. This summer, you can soak in that unique experience, with a quick boat ride away at Governors Island. The Trust for Governors Island announced Wednesday it has partnered with Collective & Retreats, which has created luxury tent communities at Yellowstone National Park, Vail, Colorado, and Sonoma, California. Collective Retreats has a three-year license to use six acres of the island for a lodging retreat that houses up to 100 guests. The island, a former military and U.S. Coast Guard base in New York Harbor, was left virtually abandoned in the 1990s. It has since been transformed into a public recreation space. While other groups have used Governors Island for overnight stays and events, this will be the first time the space is being used as a camping destination. “As we continue to expand our season and the diversity of our offerings, today’s announcement is an important step towards realizing our vision for a year-round, 24/7 Governors Island for all New Yorkers,” said Michael Samuelian, president and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island. As part of its license, Collective Retreats will create a public lawn space for live music, food and recreation open to all visitors during the day. “Since the inception of Collective Retreats, it has been our dream to have a presence in New York City,” said Peter Mack, founder and CEO of Collective Retreats. Rates range from $125 a night for more basic tents to $750 a night for a luxury tent with a king-size bed and rollaway bed. There is also a special weekday discount rate of $75 a night. The season opens on May 1 and runs through October 31. The Adventures at Governors Island recreational activities will return this year, with a new, longer zip line as well as rock climbing and a maze challenge. By Lisa L. Colangelo email@example.com @lisalcolangelo Lisa joined amNewYork as a staff writer in 2017. She previously worked at the New York Daily News and the Asbury Park Press covering politics, government and general assignment. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.