Luxury will meet camping on Rockaway Beach if a Kickstarter campaign can help fund the project.
Inspired by the tent colonies of the 1900s, the idea to bring “glamping” to the shores of Queens is the brainchild of New York-based designer and founder of Milktrout LLC, Kent Johnson.
Camp Rockaway, a chic tent-hotel, combines “beach camping heritage with modern amenities,” according to the project’s Kickstarter website.
It will feature safari-style canvas tents on a landscaped campground overlooking Jamaica Bay and just a short walk from the beach. Each tent is fully furnished, with real beds, crisp, linen white sheets and summer-weight blankets. Amenities include private fire pits, outdoor showers and hot tubs overlooking the bay.
Johnson hopes Camp Rockaway will aid in the community’s efforts to restore the beach following Superstorm Sandy.'
You really gotta love begging for money to start your business. And producing a video comprised entirely of white folks but talking about how "diverse" the area is that you plan to gentrify. "Luxury will meet camping..." Camping generally means roughing it, so why the hell does one need luxury to go with it? Throw in a Superstorm Sandy reference...because you're doing it to help Rockaway recover!
The funniest part is that the renderings show some kind of paradise, with clean white sands, no junked boats and no housing anywhere. Okay!