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 two-story 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 14 
August 6-8

Campground Info

Rip Van Winkle Campground
149 Blue Mountain Road 

Saugerties, NY 12477

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.


Pre Registration Fee $10. Registration is 15$ at the door. Day passes are 7$ (For scholarships, contact registration@hvypaa.com)
Camping Fee $21/night per person  (Separate fee paid to the campground)


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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