A Video Travel Diary of Camping in New York City

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

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/.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2012/09/a-video-travel-diary-of-camping-in-new-york-city/262114/