Fire Island Cabin
Explore the rugged beauty of dunes, forest and marshes at the National Seashore from AMC’s Fire Island. Enjoy Atlantic Ocean beaches, and canoe, kayak and sail on the Great South Bay. All easily accessible by public transportation from New York City. For more detailed information about the cabin, visit AMC New York-North Jersey Chapter website.
May 20 – October 3
Fire Island Cabin is a volunteer-run facility. Volunteer managers and leaders run weekend and midweek activities. All guests participate in chores to clean and maintain the cabin. Weekend guests share food prep, communal meals, and clean-up; midweek (Monday-Thursday) is self-service (bring your own food and utilize our fully-equipped kitchen).
The Cabin offers two co-ed, 11-bunk dorms with mattresses, blankets and pillows (you may bring linens or sleeping bags, or you can rent our linen package for $20). There are shared bathrooms, hot outdoor showers, a screened porch, decks, beach umbrellas and chairs, kayaks, canoes, sailboats, yoga equipment and an Educational Center, which houses a library, board games, and workshops.
Activities include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, swimming, hiking, yoga, dancing, painting, dedicated family time, and more.
Fire Island Cabin Rates
|Weekend (May, June, and post Labor Day)||$210||$245|
|Weekend (July through Labor Day)||$230||$275|
|July Midweek Sail School||$335||$385|
|Sail weekends (Instruction and Adventure Sail)||$240||$290|
|Midweek (May, June, Sept.)|
|Child under 12||$32/night||$40/night|
|Midweek (July, August)|
|Child under 12||$44/night||$52/night|
|Family Midweek (Mon-Thursday package)|
Please read the Reservations / Policies section below carefully, as there have been several changes since last year.
Reservations & Policies
To reserve Weekends; and, to reserve Sunday nights in May/June/Sept, call 603-466-2727, Mon-Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Reservations open Tuesday April 30, and you may reserve two weekends, following our policy: You can reserve only one weekend in July AND only one weekend in August. No consecutive weekends at any time. After April 30, you can reserve additional weekends, in accordance with our policy.
To reserve Midweeks, Call 603-466-2727, Mon-Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Reservations open Thursday May 2st, and you may reserve two midweeks, following our policy: Only one midweek (or 4 nights) in July AND only one midweek (4 nights) in August. No consecutive midweeks at any time. After May 2st, you can reserve additional midweeks, in accordance with our policy.
Reservations are made by credit card. If you are paying for more than one person, the Call Center will require their name(s).
Four weeks and over, full refund. Two to Four weeks, refund minus 25%. Two weeks or less, no refund
Our Cabin is run by volunteers, so all guests pitch in and help by signing up for cleaning chores midweeks & weekends, plus food prep/clean up on weekends.
The Cabin opens May 20th. For questions (not reservations), call the cabin at 631-583-5366, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Thu. or leave a message on the machine and a manager will return your call. Day guests ($20 fee) are welcome most days (restrictions noted in the schedule). We also encourage spontaneity! Call the Cabin first or just come out, and if a bunk is available, payment can be made to the manager, on the day of your stay.
Children over 6 welcome all midweeks except Sail School. Dedicated family midweeks listed on schedule. No smoking allowed on our property. No pets. Cell phone calls made or received, off property only
FIRE ISLAND FERRY
Directions / Getting to the Cabin: The Appalachian Mountain Club-Fire Island Cabin (AMC-FIC) is accessible only by Fire Island (FI) Ferries from Bay Shore, Long Island. For directions to the ferry using different transportation modes, read more below.
The closest ferry to AMC-FIC is the ferry to Atlantique. The walk from the ferry landing to the cabin is approximately 10 minutes east. Farther away, but still walkable, are ferries that arrive at Dunewood, Fair Harbor, or Ocean Beach.
For FI Ferry schedule and ticket details, visit their website or call 631.665.3600. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the on-site ticket counter with CASH ONLY. Alternatively, download their app to buy tickets in advance by credit card.
DIRECTIONS TO THE FERRY
Car: Take the Long Island Expressway to the FI Ferries’ Bay Shore Marina Terminal located at 99 Maple Avenue in Bay Shore. You can park your car at the ferry or at a number of nearby lots. Visit Town of Islip for details on municipal city-owned lots.
Train: Take the LIRR to Bay Shore (Babylon Line). From the LIRR it is a 20-25 minute walk to the Bay Shore Marina Terminal or take David Taxi’s for $5 (cash only).
WALK TO THE CABIN AFTER ARRIVAL
From Fair Harbor:
From Ocean Beach:
AT THE CABIN
Ages: AMC-FIC weekends are limited to guests 18 years of age and older. Mid-weeks are limited to guests six years of age and older accompanied by a parent or adult caretaker. Family mid-weeks are open to parents or adult caregivers and children four years of age and older.
Chores: AMC-FIC guests are expected to participate in our volunteer-run facility, which on weekends, includes signing up for one kitchen and one cabin-cleaning chore during their stay. Mid-week chores are assigned by our managers.
Food: On weekends, dinners and breakfast are provided by our hard-working volunteer staff. Guest must bring their own food for lunches. A refrigerator and small shelf/cubby is provided for guests to store personal food during their stay. Food items left in cubbies should be well-wrapped; food kept in the guest refrigerator should be clearly labeled with your name and date of arrival. Additionally, guests have access to our commercial kitchen for personal food preparation when our volunteers are not prepping or cooking breakfast or dinner.
Alcohol: The AMC-FIC cabin does not sell or provide alcohol to guests. If you wish to drink alcoholic beverages during your stay, we have a BYOB policy that allows for responsible drinking limited to happy hour/dinner hours.
Sheets and Towels: Guests are encouraged to bring their own linen set (top and bottom sheets, pillow case and towel). Or, you can rent a set of linens for $20 from our cabin manager. Pillows, blankets, and light down duvets are provided to guests.
Equipment: Equipment available to AMC-FIC guests includes beach umbrellas and chairs, canoes, kayaks, boogie boards, yoga mats, and games. Use of sailboats are limited to those with prior authorization. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to become authorized to use our sunfish and sloops.
If you have additional questions or would like more information about the cabin and its reservation process or upcoming events, please call the Cabin Monday to Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm at 631-583-5366 or email us at email@example.com.