Firelight Activities

wild foraging hike

Awaken your senses on a 90-minute guided hike in scenic Buttermilk Falls State Park, the backyard playground of Firelight Camps! Join local foraging fanatic, Sarah Kelsen, for a hands-on adventure where you'll learn to identify a variety of wild Northeastern plants, while maintaining the diverse forest ecology. Sink into the present & soak up the outdoors! Hikes depart from and return to Firelight Camps.

What: Trails are easy-to-moderate in difficulty level, and guests may continue on an un-guided hike to Lower Buttermilk Falls.

Cost: $40 per person (2-person minimum); no cost for children under five years old. Please inquire for group rates.

What To Bring: Wear comfortable walking sneakers or boots. Bring sun or rain protection and a water bottle.

Book Now: Contact

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outdoor yoga

Rachel VerValin of Heart Thread Yoga puts the glow in glamping with a yoga series for Firelight Camps' guests and the local community. Students will have the unique opportunity to practice asana yoga flows outside, a truly invigorating way to start and end the day! All levels welcome (even absolute beginners). Classes take place in the lobby event tent until the first October frost, unless otherwise specified for dates below.


  • Drop-in: $17 (one person), $30 (two people)

  • Two-class pass: $30

  • Five-class pass: $65

What to Wear & Bring: Please arrive 10 minutes early to register. Wear comfortable, flexible clothing; bring a water bottle and your yoga mat. (If you would like to borrow a mat, please email so we can make sure you have a mat to practice!)

About Rachel: A lifelong athlete, Rachel originally came to the mat during her undergrad years because it was an incredible workout. After practicing many different styles with many different teachers, she found a love for Vinyasa. She received her 200hr certification in January 2011 and has been teaching ever since. In May 2013 Rachel furthered her studies at Integral Yoga Institute and received her 85hr Prenatal Yoga certification. With the inspiration and support of her community, she created her own immersive yoga retreat company, Heart Thread Yoga, in May 2014. Rachel seeks to create a nurturing environment where students can learn and practice yoga in a caring and accessible way. Her classes are often filled with funny quips, laughter, hard work, and great music. She (immensely!) enjoys creating a space where EVERYONE can feel comfortable practicing yoga asana, with the belief that a balanced body = a balanced life.

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live music

Join us on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the lobby tent where local musicians treat our glampers and the Ithaca community to fireside live music. Enjoy a craft cocktail from the Firelight bar and a homemade s’more kit from the camp store while unwinding with live tunes.

Check out our schedule for details on upcoming Firelight Live events!

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