A Video Travel Diary of Camping in New York City

One couple's quest to find serenity in nature just a couple miles from Manhattan

Nope -- this isn't Occupy Wall Street again. This is just one young couple's quest to find serenity in nature just a couple miles from Manhattan, at a campsite in "the wilderness" of Staten Island. Proud of their escape, Dean Peterson captured the little adventure on video. With the weekend approaching, maybe it's worth checking out recreation.gov (the resource Peterson used) to see what other cities might be hiding the odd campground.

For more work by Dean Peterson, visit http://balltillifall.com/.

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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