Dirt Road Camp offers unique outdoor experience in the Daily Star

By Allison Collins


Avid campers Brad Lockwood and Laura LaSpaluto, 48 and 37, met doing what they love but decided to take camping in a different direction — all the way off the beaten path.

Earlier this year, the pair opened Dirt Road Camp, described in a press release as a “truly off-grid, remote camping experience,” on 45 acres of elevated Delaware County land at 487 Dirt Road in DeLancey.

The process, Lockwood said, was not without bumps in the decidedly unpaved road.

“Laura grew up in Schoharie County and I’ve been camping the Catskills for almost 20 years,” he said. “We met camping and said, ‘Let’s do this.’ We started looking at campgrounds, which is really a difficult process, and then started striking out to raw land … but we actually gave up and totally quit.”

Lockwood said “fate stepped in” when a conversation in the Andes Hotel led to discussion of the DeLancey land.

Continue reading the full article here from the Daily Star. Photo courtesy of Dirt Road Camp