Fire Island Cabin

Fire Island cabin

AMC’s only Cabin in the tri-state area is located on beautiful Fire Island, a barrier island that is also home to the only National Wilderness Area in New York. Enjoy Atlantic Ocean beaches or canoe, kayak, and sail on the Great South Bay. It’s all one hour from New York City. Take the train to Bay Shore, Long Island, where you can pick up a ferry to Atlantique.

AMC Fire Island Cabin Summer 2022 Schedule

Please read all sections below, as there have been several changes since last year. 

Facilities

The Cabin has two co-ed, 11-bunk dorm rooms with mattresses, blankets, and pillows. There are two shared bathrooms (male and female), hot outdoor showers, a screened porch, decks, beach chairs and umbrellas, a hammock, yoga equipment, and a gazebo with a library and board games. For water enthusiasts, there are sailboats (if led by an authorized sailor), kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. 

 

 

Reservations

To reserve weekends (Friday to Monday) or mid-weeks (must book 2 nights Monday-Wednesday or Wednesday-Friday), call the Call Center at (603) 466-2727 Mon-Sat 10 am – 5 pm. Reservations open April 20 at 10 am and you may reserve two weekends during the peak season of July and August: only one weekend in July AND only one weekend in August. No consecutive weekends are allowed. After May 1, you can reserve additional weekends. Reservations are made by credit card. If you are paying for more than one person, the Call Center will require their name(s).

 

 

Cancellations

Four weeks and over: full refund. Two to four weeks: refund minus 25%. Two weeks or less: no refund. 

 

 

Chores and Food

Because our Cabin is volunteer-run, all guests help with small chores such as sweeping or emptying the dishwasher and our new twice weekly cleaning service performs many other chores. The Cabin does not serve food; the only exception is a Friday night happy hour with a few snacks. The Cabin has a BYOB policy with alcoholic beverages permitted only at happy hour and dinner. All guests must provide their own food by transporting it, shopping in nearby communities, or utilizing restaurants. Managers will help coordinate cooking and cleaning times in the communal kitchen, which is well-stocked with condiments and spices, and dishes and cookware (including a crockpot, rice cooker, food processor, blender, microwave). There is also an outdoor grill and charcoal available for guest use. Guests are encouraged to prepare simple meals so every guest has time in the kitchen. There is a guest refrigerator, a small freezer, and cubbies for dry goods. 

 

Getting There, Accommodations, and What to Bring

For details, visit the website: https://www.outdoors.org/destinations/new-jersey-and-new-york/fire-island-cabin/. 

 

Weekends 

Weekends (arriving Fri, leaving Mon)

Member $300 ($100/night), Non-member $360 ($120/night)

See “Chores and Food” above for the updated weekend food policy. 

No children under 18 except at designated family events. 

 

Midweeks 

Weekdays (2 night minimum Mon-Wed or Wed-Fri, with option to book both midweek segments as Mon-Fri)

Mon-Wed midweek arrives Mon and leaves Wed. Wed-Fri midweek arrives Wed and leaves Fri.

Member $140 ($70/night), Non-member $170 ($85/night)

Children 6-12 (must be accompanied by an adult caretaker): Member $80 ($40/night), Non-member $96 ($48/night)

Children over the age of 12 pay the adult rate.

 

Day Guests

Day guests ($25 fee) are always welcome. Day guests may call in advance or just show up.  If you anticipate you might want to stay the night, call the Cabin first to determine the availability of a bunk and payment options. Day guests can store belongings in the bay side porch bins or the day guest shed behind the Cabin.

 

Overnight Guests

Overnight guests must bring their own linens or rent a top and bottom bed sheet, pillowcase, and towel for $25.  Blankets are available and may be aired out on the clothesline at the end of the guest’s stay.  A sleeping bag is fine if accompanied by a fitted bottom sheet and pillowcase. Check-in time of 3pm and check-out time of 10:30am in bunkrooms are enforced. To maximize their stay, guests can store their luggage in outside bins and enjoy the property for the rest of the day.  

 

Policies

No smoking is allowed on our property. No pets. Cell phone calls can be made or received off-property only.  There is free WiFi and a place to charge cell phones. 

 

Questions (not reservations)

The Cabin opens May 27th. For questions (not reservations), call the cabin at 631-583-5366 to speak with a manager 9 am to 11 am.  At other times, leave a message on the machine and your call will be returned. 

 

Summer 2022 Schedule

Fri-Mon May 27-30. Memorial Day Family Friendly Weekend. Join us for the opening weekend at AMC’s scenic Fire Island Cabin. We will kick off the season with a fun family weekend. Meet other families, hike, canoe, kayak and more! Bring your beach toys and buckets and enjoy walks along the bay or the beach. Our Gazebo is stocked with games for day and night time activities. Bring kids 6 and older for a fun weekend. Saturday evening, enjoy the Bossa Nova vocal styling of Aja Gilles. Mgrs: Crystal Williams & Akwanza Gleves

Mon-Fri. May 30 – June 3. Do Your Own Thing Midweek. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Gina Barros and Jimmy Walker

Fri-Mon June 3-6. Yoga Weekend. Come out to the cabin and come home to yourself. Certified Kripalu Yoga teacher L Sandy Wavrick will lead you in yoga practice integrating breath, movement, and mudras. Mgrs: Marie Argeris & Torben Kuepper

 

Mon-Wed June 6-8. Learn to Garden and Visit Ocean Beach Garden Center. Join Garden Committee member L Dimitri Akrivos to learn gardening basics for a small apartment using containers or for a home garden. Staking and plant support techniques, pruning, weeding, composting (including the Cabin’s volunteer-led model) will be discussed. We will also visit a local garden center to help participants choose plants, herbs, or flowers they can take home or replant at the Cabin garden. Beginners and experienced gardeners are welcome. Mgrs: Cindy Arlinsky & Barbara Luciano  

 

Wed-Fri June 8-10. Explore Local Gardens & Sunken Forest. Fire Island Cabin L Dimitri Akrivos will lead a 2-3 mile exploration of local gardens.  A Park Ranger will lead a tour at the Sunken Forest (4 miles from the Cabin) where participants will learn about the Island’s coastline geology, seashore ecology, woodlands and animals, invasive species, and conservation efforts. Mgrs: Cindy Arlinsky & Barbara Luciano

 

Fri-Mon June 10-13. African Dance Exploration Weekend. If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing. – Zimbabwean proverb. Come connect to the sound and feel of nature while learning traditional dance steps from western Africa. Participants will learn basic movements and songs. No experience required. L Dionne C. Monsanto, an author and native New Yorker, has been studying African dance for over 20 years and has taught ages 4y – 74y. We will learn and create together in nature through beach strolls, breathwork and dance. Mgrs: Victoria Foulke & Sarah Dowson

Mon-Fri June 13-17. Do Your Own Thing Midweek.  Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Ed Adomatis & Amy Newell  

Fri-Mon June 17-20. Watercraft Weekend. No leaders or instruction. Come pick your favorite watercraft (kayak, canoe or paddle board) and find a buddy or enjoy a solo experience. Sailors are welcome to gather with like-minded water enthusiasts and take out sailboats for which they have been authorized. Mgrs: Cristine Eyre & Martha Sickles

Sun June 19. Walk. L Frank Bamberger and L Henry Bierbaum lead a leisurely walk from The Pines to Ocean Beach with the option to continue to the Cabin at Atlantique for a brief visit and a cold drink. This walk will be scheduled for an additional TBD date in July (details to follow in June). Email questions to fbamberger@nyc.rr.com

 

Mon-Fri June 20-24. Yoga Midweek. Join certified Hatha yoga teacher L Richard Barcia for classes designed for the mind, body and heart. Learn new poses and breathing techniques designed for all levels. Yoga mats provided. Mgrs: Richard Barcia & Mark Calderon

 

Fri-Mon June 24-27. Do Your Own Thing Weekend.  Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Cheryl Bobe & Len Keff

 

Mon-Fri June 27 – July 1. Do Your Own Thing Midweek. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Steve Cooper & Blanche Peled

 

Fri-Mon July 1-4. BIPOC Women’s Weekend (Black Indigenous People of Color). Join L Crystal Williams for WOW (Weekend of Women)! Meet new friends, hike, canoe, kayak or just hang out on the beach. Participants are invited to sign up for the 7/4 Invasion of the Pines (see below for details). Mgrs: Nicole Chadonnet & Alison North

 

Mon July 4. Special Day Event “Invasion of the Pines”. (Day-only event; no need to stay over.) Join us for the annual Independence Day event where drag queens board a ferry from Cherry Grove to “invade” The Pines. Take the Sayville Ferry to The Pines (time TBD) and meet L Rose Suarez and L Bob Zazzera at the end of The Pines ferry dock. (This is also the water taxi dock for guests coming from the Cabin.) We will watch original invasion leader / mistress of ceremonies Panzi announce each crowd-stopping entrance. BYO lunch. Afterwards are optional excursions to the beach at The Pines, a meal at Ocean Beach, and/or a brief visit to the AMC Fire Island Cabin. Contact leaders for more information and to register: rozebud16@gmail.com and rzazzera@ieee.org .

 

Mon-Fri July 4-8. Do Your Own Thing Midweek. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Pauline Nevin & Peggy Wissler

 

Fri-Mon July 8-11. Watercraft Weekend. No leaders or instruction. Come pick your favorite watercraft (kayak, canoe or paddle board) and find a buddy or enjoy a solo experience. Sailors are welcome to gather with like-minded water enthusiasts and take out sailboats for which they have been authorized. Mgrs: Tom & Beth Marinis

 

Mon-Fri July 11-15. Family Friendly Midweek. Meet other families, hike, canoe, kayak and more! Bring your beach toys and buckets and enjoy walks along the bay or the beach. Our Gazebo is stocked with games for day and night time activities. Bring kids 6 and older for a fun weekend. Mgrs: Richard Post and Alice Rothrock

Fri-Mon July 15-18. Fire Island Dance Festival Weekend. We will attend the final weekend performance of this annual festival where professional dancers will be performing on a stage built into the bay at a private home in The Pines. We will depart from the Atlantique dock around 4pm Sunday, attend the dance performance which includes a cocktail reception afterward, then head back to Atlantique. To learn more about this event and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, visit: https://dradance.org/. The $125 event ticket and lateral ferry costs are in addition to the regular weekend cost. To reserve a ticket for the Dance Festival you must contact L Susan MacDonald at susanmacdonald@danielgale.com and L Rose Suarez at rozebud16@gmail.com. Guests interested in the event who are not registered weekend guests may also reserve an event ticket with LMgrs: Susan MacDonald & Rose Suarez

 

Mon-Fri July 18-22. Kids Passport to Adventure Midweek. Private event with L Crystal Williams. No overnight guests. Mgrs: Crystal Williams & Akwanza Glaves

 

Fri-Mon July 22-25. Do Your Own Thing Weekend. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Katherine Arnoldi & Adrienne Hensen

 

Mon-Fri July 25-29. Yoga & Art Midweek. Beginner yoga & drawing with L Jonnie Dale. Pause, draw, pose and flow. Bring your favorite drawing materials. Come prepared to move, express & explore. Go within, shine & commune with yourself & others. Reach out to L at jonniedale@aol.com if you have questions about the activities. Mgrs: Marty & Rebecca Turetzky

 

Fri-Mon Jul 29-Aug 1. Adventure Sail Weekend. Join L Gerti Geier and L Ruth Ong for an extended cruise across the Great South Bay on the Cabin’s sloop or one of the Sunfishes. While boaters and non-boaters alike are welcome to join this weekend, prior authorization is required for anyone taking out a sailboat by themselves. This is not an instructional weekend. Sunfish sailors will need to be comfortable with upwind sailing over longer distances. Mgrs: Marty & Rebecca Turetzky

 

Mon-Fri Aug 1-5. Kayaking Trips Midweek. For kayakers with experience, paddle the Great South Bay to the Lighthouse or to the islands to observe the birds or perhaps to the Sunken Forest, with L Richard Barcia. Mgrs: Richard Barcia & Alison Buckser 

 

Fri-Mon Aug 5-8. Family Friendly Weekend. Meet other families, hike, canoe, kayak and more! Bring your beach toys and buckets and enjoy walks along the bay or the beach. Our Gazebo is stocked with games for day and night time activities. Bring kids 6 and older for a fun weekend. Mgrs: Jody Eckert & Ed Garelick

 

Mon-Fri Aug 8-12. Do Your Own Thing Midweek. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Rhetta Barron & Barbara Batra

 

Fri-Mon Aug 12-15. Young Members Weekend. Meet new friends for walking to the FI Lighthouse or the Sunken Forest, watching the sunset from our deck, kayaking on the Bay, or just chilling on the ocean-side beach. L TBD. For questions, email ryan.tang.clu@gmail.com and johnwperilli@gmail.com. Mgrs: Diane Jennings & Gerti Geier 

Mon-Fri Aug 15-19. Family Friendly Midweek. Meet other families, hike, canoe, kayak and more! Bring your beach toys and buckets and enjoy walks along the bay or the beach. Our Gazebo is stocked with games for day and night time activities. Bring kids 6 and older for a fun weekend.Mgrs: Nicole Chadonnet & Bill Lee

 

Fri-Mon Aug 19-22. Watercraft Weekend. No leaders or instruction. Come pick your favorite watercraft (kayak, canoe or paddle board) and find a buddy or enjoy a solo experience. Sailors are welcome to gather with like-minded water enthusiasts and take out sailboats for which they have been authorized. Mgrs: Kinga Bernath & Paul Ewey 

 

Mon-Fri. Aug 22-26 Kripalu Yoga Midweek. Give yourself the gift of slowing down. We will come together for a gentle grounding yoga practice in the mornings, integrating breath, movement, and mudras in the Kripalu tradition. Yoga Nidra sessions will be offered on select evenings (TBD) to deepen your relaxation experience. There will be plenty of time to read, swim, hike, walk the beach, kayak or just be. L Sandy Wavrick is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and holds a Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Certification. She has been practicing yoga since 1994 and teaching since 2013. Mgrs: Jonnie Dale & Michaelene Abott-Cooper

 

Fri-Mon Aug 26-29. Live Music Weekend. Join L Brian Farren and L Bill Carsen of the St. Elvis band in making music from folk to rock. The fun begins on the deck at sunset! Come prepared to dance, sing along to your favorite songs or if you wish, bring your own instrument and jam. Mgrs: Susan MacDonald & Diane Serlin

 

Mon-Wed Aug 29-31 Chocolate Lovers Midweek. Create delectable chocolate treats paired with superfoods, spices, and non-alcoholic beverages in addition to chocolate dips for your favorite fruits and savory snacks. Each day we will create something chocolatey to enjoy. Children are welcome. The $20/person price for the chocolate activity is in addition to the regular weekend cost. Register for this activity by contacting L Xandréa Sanford at xandreaj@420mamayogi.com Mgrs: Dany & Madeleine Zember 

 

Wed-Fri Aug 31-Sept 2. Do Your Own Thing Midweek. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Dany & Madeleine Zember  

 

Fri-Mon Sept 2-5. Labor Day Do Your Own Thing Weekend. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Marie Argeris & Misako Yamagishi 

 

Mon-Wed Sept 5-7. Do Your Own Thing Midweek. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Rhetta Barron & Barbara Batra  

Wed-Fri Sept 7-9. Knitting Circle Midweek. Knitters and crocheters are welcome to share their projects, tips, and techniques with each other. Bring your own supplies and projects. There is no leader for this activity, so guests will determine their own schedule. Mgrs: Rhetta Barron & Barbara Batra

Fri-Mon Sept 9-12. Yoga and Qigong Weekend. Join Kripalu trained L Martina Puchta to calm, strengthen and ground yourself! Practice Qigong breathing and energizing movement sequences as well as Yoga poses and flow. Mgrs: Sarah Dowson, Rachel Weissman, & Elizabeth Donahue

 

Mon-Fri Sept 12-16. Do Your Own Thing Midweek. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Gina Barros & Ingrid Lietz

Fri-Mon Sept 16-19. Half-Day Kayak Trips Weekend. Set off with L Alison North and L Eileen Yin in one of our kayaks to explore the serenity of the birding islands across the bay or the delights of the various communities and their ice cream parlors! This is not an instructional weekend. Suitable only for guests with reasonable paddling experience. Saturday, Sept 17, is also International Coastal Cleanup Day. Guests will be invited to participate in conservation efforts. Mgrs: Merri & Rance Fox 

Mon-Fri Sept 19-23. Do Your Own Thing Midweek. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Ed Adomatis & Amy Newell

Fri-Mon Sept 23-26. Watercraft Weekend. No leaders or instruction. Come pick your favorite watercraft (kayak, canoe or paddle board) and find a buddy or enjoy a solo experience. Sailors are welcome to gather with like-minded water enthusiasts and take out sailboats for which they have been authorized. Mgrs: Tom & Beth Marinis

Mon-Wed Sept 26-28. Beach Walk and Stretch Yoga Midweek. Enjoy long beach walks, yoga and guided meditation. Bring your journal and comfy clothes. We will have time together and alone in nature. Do as much or as little physical activity as you like. Whether you have an advanced yoga practice or never did yoga before there will be something for you. L Dionne C. Monsanto got her first of five yoga certifications in 2012 and has been teaching since then. Mgrs: Cristine Eyre & Martha Sickles

Wed-Fri Sept 28-30. Acrylic Painting Midweek. L Debra Stelnik will teach any level to paint with acrylics on canvas. Bring your own paint/canvas/brushes or contact L to arrange purchase of materials if needed ($6.00 covers paints, canvas and use of brushes) or to ask questions at Soireepaintingparty@yahoo.com Mgrs: Cristine Eyre & Martha Sickles

Fri-Mon Sept 30 – Oct 3. Irish Dancing Weekend. L Regina Carmody, L Noel Cotter, L Dan Hunt, and L James Lally will lead us in the great tradition of Irish music and song for a rollicking good time. A few dance steps might be thrown in as well! Mgrs: Andrea Klein & Liz Tymczyszyn

Mon-Fri Oct 3-7. Do Your Own Thing Midweek. Bring a book and relax. Bring a friend and use our board games. Sit on the beach under an umbrella, walk to the lighthouse, or take a canoe or kayak to enjoy the sounds of the bay. Mgrs: Suzanne Amster & Janet Basilone