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HVYPAA's annual Burning Desire Bonfire is an annual event where alcoholics, young and old, come together to celebrate sobriety. We camp, laugh, and fellowship all weekend. The weekend is highlighted on Saturday night by the lighting of the bonfire. Activities for the weekend include hiking, swimming, outdoor sports and, of course, round the clock meetings and fellowship. We would love to have you at our next bonfire! The great news is that all the information to get there is right on this page. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

"Children of chaos, we defiantly played with every brand of fire, only to emerge unharmed and, we think, wiser." -From AA's 12&12 pg. 146

bonfire 17
August 4-6, 2023

SoHi Campground

425 Woodland Road

Accord NY 12404


Volunteer for Service or Inquire about Scholarships* Here!
*Scholarship only covers the registration fee for the event, the camping fee paid to the campground must still be paid by you.


Registration fee for the weekend is $40, single day passes are $20, Registration includes camping if you are bringing an RV or camper fee is $65 a night, MUST contact us if bringing RV/Camper, contact


Round the clock meetings will be held in or around the main tent (24 hrs/day, all weekend). If an individual or group would like to sign up to chair a meeting, please use the contact form provided below. YOU CHOOSE THE FORMAT!

Other Info

Open Friday at noon and doors close nightly at 10 pm. Please make sure to bring all your camping needs with you (tent, sleeping bag, etc). HVYPAA provides hamburgers and hot-dogs on Saturday night, along with a hospitality table for the weekend with snacks. Red Bull and water are for sale throughout the weekend at the refreshments table. 

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