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The 10th Annual Goombay Beach Camping at Assateague Island

July 12 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 11:00 am

The 10th Annual Goombay Beach Camping at Assateague Island-2023

Assateague Island National Seashore, Bayside Dr, Berlin, MD 21811

Join us for an exciting adventure as we embark on our 9th Annual Beach Camping Trip at the beautiful Assateague Island. Once we reach the Island, we will set up camp, explore the island, play volleyball, cook dinner and enjoy an evening around an open fire with other campers.

Participants will enjoy the world famous “wild horses” of Assateague but we highly encourage you to not feed the horses. Campers may also bring their fishing equipment to fish, hike the nature trials or just relax on the beach and enjoy the weekend.

July 12th – 14th: 

Check In: Friday at 9:00am | Check Out: Sunday at 11:00am

EARLY BIRD CAMPERS CHECK IN: Wednesday, July 10th at 1:00pm OR Thursday, July 11th at 9:00am

For those campers looking to arrive early and unwind before the party begins, come down for an extra two days and enjoy the beach. You may arrive on Wednesday or Thursday and stay until Sunday for an additional cost. The option for the Early Bird Campers will be available during checkout and an additional cost of $60 will be applied.


$90 per person (Includes camp site for two nights, fire wood, souvenir t-shirt, camp guides and games and activities. Campers must provide their own camp equipment including tent, food and transportation)

$60 per person additional Early Bird Campers ($150 total) (Includes camp site for 1-2 nights. Campers must provide their own fire wood, camp equipment, food and transportation)

* All payments are non-refundable but transferable to another camper to this trip only. This is a rain or shine event!




Camper’s are responsible for bringing and setting up their own equipment. Goombay rents tents and sleeping bags that can be secured and paid during registration (all equipment is washed and cleaned after each use). Equipment will be brought to the campsite for pick up and the staff will assist with setting up your tent.

GOOMBAY EQUIPMENT RENTALS: $45 per small to Medium size tent (2-4 person size tents only) | SLEEPING BAG: $35 per sleeping bag


Campers driving to the campsite can check in on Friday, July 12th from 9am – 7pm (PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE DARK). Once you arrive at the main gate, proceed to the camp ground Drop Off Parking lot.  Do not check in at the Park Ranger Office.  Once you drop off your equipment, you must park in the Main Parking Lot (please refer to the camp site map below or in the event GroupMe).

We encourage campers to NOT ARRIVE AT THE CAMP GROUND AFTER DARK!  It is very difficult to set up camp in the dark and there may not be anyone available to assist you.

CAMP GROUND LOCATION: Assateague Island National Seashore, Bayside Dr, Berlin, MD 21811

* There is a $20 fee for all vehicles that enter the park before 5:00pm.  If the DROP OFF parking lot near the camp site fills up, all vehicles must park in the MAIN PARKING lot.  Parking spaces are not guaranteed in the DROP OFF lot. 


For those campers wishing not to cook on Saturday, Chef Russell will be preparing and selling meals at the beach.  For $100, campers will get Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Saturday only.  During registration, you will be able to add the meal payment to your registration or you can purchase it closer to the  date of departure.


The Wildlife Discovery Tour, provides the opportunity to explore Assateague’s fascinating ecosystem. Learn about Assateague’s natural and cultural history aboard your own kayak, or take a tandem kayak with a friend! This hands on, experiential tour focuses on marine species, birds, plants and of course, Assateague’s famous Wild Horses. This is an additional fee of $65 and is optional.  The tour will take place on Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm.  Payments can be made during registration or made closer to event date.

If you have any questions please contact Butch at (202)210-1957


July 12 @ 9:00 am
July 14 @ 11:00 am
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Assateague National Seashore
Bayside Drive
Berlin, 21811 United States
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