Happy Campers Guide Company is the Hudson Valley's premier Wilderness Retreat Guide Company.
Whether it's you, you and your partner, or, you, your partner, and the kids, or everyone at work, we'd love to spend time in nature with you. We are New York State Licensed Outdoor Guides, and we know all the best spots, whether you're a beginner or a pro, seeking an afternoon of hiking or a whole weekend of camping. It's 100% customizable.
We Provide you with as Much Gear as You Need:
Sustenance for Any Diet
We Want to Teach You Skills Like:
Fire-making and Bow Drill
Flora and Fauna Identification
And We Teach Activities Like:
Couples Trust Exercises
Yoga and Mindfulness Exercises
Matt has spent his life studying and teaching traditional health-wellness initiatives that have passed down through the generations. After graduating from Naropa College in Boulder Colorado with a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainable Living and North American Indigenous Studies, Matt has traveled the world and brought its teachings back to the Hudson Valley. Matt has lived on a Hawaiian permaculture farm, taught Yoga in Harlem, twice sat in residency at the KTD Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Woodstock, and spent a year in South Africa. Matt dedicates a third of the year to the cultural and physical preservation of the Lakota Tribes in South Dakota. He lives in Ruby with his girlfriend, Daniella.
Hailing from the island of Trinidad, Jason is a force of positive energy. His primary role is as instructor at the Wild Earth Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to teaching children growing up in cities connections to the outdoors. After studying Sociology and Africana Studies at SUNY Stony Brook, he was drawn to the Hudson Valley, where he learned Holistic Health Counseling through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. He is accustomed to working with children through prior programs such as the Family Partnership, Catherine Street Community Center, and Nubian Directions ll. Jason is also the Reiki Practitioner and the Director of his own startup, ShowUp4Life.