Catskills Camp

Are on- and off campus accommodations available for guests?



“Atpūtas nams” – The Leisure House

Nestled at the foot of Plateau Mountain and only a short stroll from the camp’s mess hall, the Leisure House is the accommodation of choice for most guests visiting the camp.  Single and double rooms are available all four seasons of the year.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served by accommodation with the inn keeper, Janina Brigis.  Kitchen facilities are available for guest use during other times.  Rooms share communal bathrooms, located on each floor.  The Leisure House has informal gathering spaces in the basement (with fireplace) and upstairs in the dining area.  Guests spend pleasant summer evenings outdoors conversing on the deck or quietly meditating by the “frog pond”.  It should be noted that during the “Little Thumb Camp” ("Īkšķīšī") periods, the Leisure House is fully occupied by the “little thumbs” and the parents who love them.

For reservations please contact
Helēna Mednis Puksta
518-589-4167
katskilunometnerezervacijas@gmail.com


 

“Viesu māja” – The Guest House

Located on the premises of the camp, the Guest House is found immediately on the LEFT upon passing through the timber framed gate of the main camp entrance.  Cozy single and double rooms, served by a communal bathroom on the first floor are available to guests during the summer season (the House is not in operation during the winter months).  A communal kitchen is available for use by all guests.  Adjacent to the sport fields, guests of the Guest House can cheer on their favorite camper from the comfort of the shaded porch or from the second floor "observation" deck.

For reservations please contact
Helēna Mednis Puksta
518-589-4167
katskilunometnerezervacijas@gmail.com


 

“Dārza māja” – The Garden House

Located within the camp itself, The Garden House is found immediately upon the RIGHT passing through the timber framed gate of the main camp entrance.  Single and double rooms, served by a communal bathroom are available to guests during the summer season (the Garden House is not in operation during the winter months).  A communal kitchen is available for use by guests.  The Garden House abuts a babbling brook and overlooks the guest campground.  Guests staying in the Garden House may sense their muse awakening, as this building was the summer home of numerous famous Latvian writers, poets and painters from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

For reservations please contact
Helēna Mednis Puksta
518-589-4167
katskilunometnerezervacijas@gmail.com


“Ezermāja” – The Lake House

Located on banks of Grill Pond, the Lake House is used as the first aid and nursing facility during the periods that camp is in session.  During other times of the year, the Lake House can be rented to families or individuals seeking to enjoy the peace and solace of the Catskill mountains.  Serving as base camp for cross country skiers and ice skaters or hikers enjoying the splendor of fall foliage, the Lake House remains the camp’s best example of the original Catskill cottage architecture popular in the 1890s.  On days when church services are planned, the bell tower in front of the Lake House is rung to announce the start of service.

For reservations please contact
Helēna Mednis Puksta
518-589-4167
katskilunometnerezervacijas@gmail.com


"Telšu Laukums" – Campground

Guests are permitted to camp in the designated camp ground area.  This area has accommodation for Recreational Vehicles, as well as tents.  During periods when the camp is in session, a nominal fee is charged for camping.  No utility power is available for Recreational Vehicles.  Bathrooms are available for camper use in the nearby Guest House.

To settle the fee for camping, please contact the camp administration located in the mess hall or call 518-589-4167.


Rota

Rota is a private club owned and operated by Latvian War Veterans.  Entrance to Rota is at the intersection of Church Camp Road and Greenhill Road, almost immediately across from the Post Office.  Single, double and a few triple occupancy rooms are available to guests.  Rota's property conveniently abuts the Camp.  Guests seeking to visit the camp from Rota can avoid driving by taking a short walk on a well marked and worn path leading through an old growth forest.  The path begins immediately behind the Rota lodge.  Guests will be happy to know Rota operates a full service bar on most weekends when camp is in session and during the busy summer season young and old can be found playing a friendly round of "novuss" – a Latvian parlor game with similarities to billiards.  Rota is in operation year round.

For reservations please contact Rota's administration directly at 518-589-9878.


Elka Park Club

Elka Park Club is a private club owned and operated by a cooperative community.  Entrance to Elka Park is found immediately past the entrance to the camp, however to cover the distance from the lodge to the camp requires a healthy walk.  Elka Park has no affiliation with Latvia, Latvians or the camp, however guests of the camp are frequent guests of the eight room Elka Park Lodge open to the public.  The lodge operates seasonally and lodging is not available beyond the summer months.  The Elka Club Property has an in ground pool, a full service restaurant and rooms equipped with private bathrooms. 

For information, please contact the Elka Club Lodge directly at:  518-589-5800

Or visit their web site:  www.elkaparkclub.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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