A Video Travel Diary of Camping in New York City

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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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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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