July 27th-July 28th, 2024


The farm has been part of SAIPUA, a flower and soap business, since 2011. We have a cultivated field full of perennials and annuals, as well as bush and vining flowers, which are available to the residency program and flower classes we host here. We have a kitchen garden, which provides all of the vegetables, salad greens and herbs for staff and guests throughout the summer.

We are excited to welcome you into our home, our creative endeavor, the fruit of our labors and onto the land that sustains our family and staff. Please respect our space.

We have a chicken coop with 14 laying hens. They are curious creatures and you can shoo them away if they’re giving you unwanted attention.

We are shepherds to 20 Icelandic sheep which provide for us in wool and meat. Our three livestock guardian Maremma dogs live with them 24/7. Donnie and Nola are friendly, but their job is to protect their flock. For your safety, please do not approach the livestock or the electric fence without a staff member.

There are also eight honeybee hives on the farm. Avoid the front side of the hives and the bees won’t mind you at all.

You can swim in the upper pond or sunbathe on the dock if you like.

Please party responsibly, as over intoxication of any kind puts yourself and all of us at risk.

The camping area is a quiet zone for relaxing and sleeping. Please refrain from loud conversations or playing music.


Ticket holders must arrange their own transportation and bring their own camping gear (tents, bedrolls, etc.).

The farm address is 123 De Kay Drive, Esperance NY 12066

Esperance / Montgomery County NY is approximately 180 miles / about 3.5 hours from Brooklyn. It is 41 miles from the Albany-Rensselaer (ALB) Amtrak station. There are taxis that can help get you from the train to the farm, and would likely be $75-100 each way.

Alternatively, check the Supernature Carpool link below to organize a ride with another driver.If you are planning to drive and can drive others, or if you’re looking for a ride, please check out this carpool website and enter your email and details to connect with other attendees. Please consider offering a ride to those that could use one - it’s in the spirit of the event to carpool and make fewer solo car trips.

Taxi companies:
Mo at Fast Taxi, Albany, (518) 858- 6495
Absolute Taxi
Capital City Taxi

If you are interested in taking Amtrak, we recommend you book a seat soon, as Amtrak train pricing increases closer to date, and sometimes sells out. It's $36 each way at the lowest rate, and a very enjoyable ride from Penn Station (to Albany-Rensselaer/ ALB). Departures early on Saturday 7/29 at 7:15am, 8:40am, 10:20am, 11:20am would get you to the farm in time for check-in (provided you sorted out your own transport from the ALB train station).

Another option for transportation could be the Happibus buses from Chinatown - we’ve seen them on the highway but have not taken them ourselves. It’s $25 between NYC and Schenectady or Albany bus stations. Schenectady is slightly closer to the farm, but you’d still need to arrange a taxi from either bus station.


We have 20+ acres of open pasture to camp in. You’ll need to bring and pitch a tent to sleep in. You can also sleep in your car if you prefer, although camping in our fields is highly encouraged.

If camping isn’t your thing, the closest accommodation is:
Quality Inn & Suites in Schoharie, about 15 mins away, ~$110
Super 8 in Cobleskill about 20 mins away, ~$100.
American Hotel in Sharon Springs, about 20 mins away, $225
Amsterdam Castle in Amsterdam, about 30 mins away, $210-295


Dancing shoes / practical footwear. The terrain here ranges from grass to gravel to weathered wood.

Layers, as the temperature drops at night.

Bug spray, if you are bothered by bugs.

A rain jacket and waterproof boots, if the weather is going to be bad.

Water bottle to refill at the water stations.

Snacks. Saturday night dinner, Sunday breakfast are provided, but if you want snacks, stop by Hannaford Supermarket, Stewart’s, The Carrot Barn, or the Mobil station convenience store on your way to the farm.

Camping gear:

- Tent
- Sleeping bag or sheets/pillow, optional camping pad
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Towel/swimsuit for a clandestine swim (there are no showers!)
- Cell phone power bank. There is also a phone charging station in the barn.


This is a camping party in a barn on an active farm. The bathrooms are outhouses. They have handwashing stations stocked with Saipua soap, naturally. We do not have wifi service here. We get decent cell phone reception.

FAUNA: We do have ticks, and suggest that you check yourself before you go to bed or when you get home. It is important to remove ticks (especially deer ticks, hosts to Lyme’s Disease) within 24 hours, so it's good to check every night. If you get a bite, we can help you - we have tick removal tools. This is a helpful website if you want to know more. 

FLORA: We are in a poisonous plant world! Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, and cow parsnip have all been seen on the property, mostly in woods. If you don’t know what these look like, this website is helpful, though we’ll do our best to point them out to you.

Worlds End School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
123 De Kay Dr, Esperance, NY 12066 | ︎
photos courtesy of Rinne Allen and Sarah Ryhanen