Whether you are planning a family reunion, company event, or school program, Camp Howe offers large groups an ideal and affordable option for almost any day or overnight event. Our camp facility is conveniently located Northwest of Northampton and features a beautiful site on a large lake, with a variety of local and on-site resources that can make any stay a successful and enjoyable one.
Our camp is available for leasing the months of May, September and part of October. Interested groups are strongly encouraged to make their reservations at least 12 months in advance of their stay.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES
Camp Howe's bunk capacity ranges from 8 to 20 beds in each cabin, providing a total of 200 beds. The unheated cabins are equipped with lights, electricity, bunks and mattresses. Centralized bathhouses with toilets and hot showers are located nearby. Visitors bring their own bedding.
Camp Howe consists of 40 buildings spread out within a 52-acre area surrounded by 1700 acres of DAR State Forest. Wheelchair accessible buildings currently include the office, dining hall, multipurpose recreation hall, camper cabins, and bathrooms.
Groups have the option of cooking for themselves on their own grills or may use Camp Howe's kitchen facilities. For other options, please contact us.
Camp Support Services
Camp Howe staff can offer assistance, suggestions, and services to make your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Contact Camp Howe's office for information regarding teambuilding programs, lifeguards, kayaking or canoeing programs, other activities, and to receive additional information on the rental of camp facilities.
Arrival And Parking
Our main parking area can accommodate up to 50 vehicles, has several other parking areas within the campground, and easy access and parking for buses.
Lodging (Minimum Group Size of 20)
Lodging rates range from $15 to $30 per person per night. The larger the group and/or longer the stay, the lower the rate. Overnight use includes use of assigned cabins and those areas indicated for "day use". The use of dining hall, kitchen, or other facilities may be subject to additional fees.
Day Use (Minimum Group Size of 50)
Rates may vary depending the extent of use, but the cost for using the campground during the day only can be as low as $15.00 to $25.00 per person per day. Day use includes the use of recreation field, Dining Hall, BBQ pit, bathrooms, and/or waterfront (providing a certified lifeguard is on duty). The use of other facilities is subject to prior approval and may include additional fees.
Meals (subject to availability)
The cost for meals vary depending on the size of the group and menu specifics, but generally start at about $25/day (i.e. breakfast, lunch, & dinner).
Rental groups are required to sign a liability waiver and provide a "Certificate of Insurance", in the amount of $1,000,000, from their insurance carrier.
A non-refundable deposit of 10% or $250, whichever is greater, of the total is required at the time of reservation, with the balance due paid 30 days prior to arrival.