Our Story

The Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground began as a vacant wooded lot in 1968. The land was purchased by Charles and Jeanne Feeney from a retired doctor living in Vineyard Haven. Charles “Chuck” Feeney was an aerospace engineer at the time and was always taking his kids camping. His dream was to have a place for the family to camp and call it their own. So together with his wife and five children he converted a bus into a camper and carved out a site amongst the wild blueberry bushes and scrub oak trees. Our family fell in love with the island. We discovered all the island has to offer and found it irresistible. We were the tourists of yesteryear and what attracted our family back then still exists today: beautiful beaches, fabulous fishing, quaint villages and amazing sunsets. From the rolling hills of Aquinnah to the dunes of Katama, there is no place on earth like it.

Martha’s Vineyard

When Chuck found out his job was relocating him to California, he made the bold move to make his family campsite and land available to you. With a lot of hard work and great family pride, the construction of Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground began. During the first few summers of construction we lived in the converted bus and tents. Slowly the sites and the roads were carved out. Summer vacations meant clearing land and pouring cement. The campground was officially opened in the spring of 1972 and has been a family run operation ever since. Today the campground is managed by a third generation of The Feeney Family. The goal has always been to provide a quality camping experience for families who wish to visit this wonderful island. If there is anything that we can do to enhance that experience for you, please let us know.

Amenities

  • Indoor Restrooms
  • Free Hot Showers
  • Camp Store
  • Coin Operated Laundry
  • Recreation Room
  • Playground
  • Volleyball / Badminton Area
  • Basketball Hoop
  • Recreational Field
  • Community Fire Pit
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Dump Station
  • Recycling
  • Adult Bike Rentals

Activities

MVFC will offer activities for families and children in 2020!
Activity calendar coming soon!

 Guidelines

To ensure an enjoyable and memorable camping vacation for all of our guests, we ask that you carefully read and abide by the following:

  • MVFC is a private property. All guests in each party must be registered and must abide by the MVFC guidelines.
  • Violation of any guideline may result in the immediate removal of a guest or the entire party.
  • Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parent or guardian while on the premises. Parent or guardian is responsible for the safety of their children, and is/are obligated to ensure that their children are abiding by the MVFC guidelines.
  • Check In Time: 3pm to 10pm at our front desk
    • Exception for late ferry arrivals. Please contact us in advance to arrange for late check in due to ferry time. Check ins will not be permitted after 11pm as to not disturb other guests.
    • Check Out Time: 11am or earlier
  • Quiet Hours: 10pm to 8am
    • 24 hour courtesy hours: Please be respectful of your neighbors at all times. Loud music, television, or voices, etc., can be a disturbance to your neighbors, and the general tranquility of the park.
    • All campers must be in their tents or units by midnight.
    • All lights at the campsite must be turned off by midnight.
    • Generators are not permitted.
  • Campfires are welcome at your site, only with the use of the fire ring provided.
    • Campfires permitted 6am — 11pm, must be attended by an adult at all times, and extinguished upon retiring.
    • Campfires should not exceed one foot above the fire ring.
    • Burning of leaves, trash, plywood or treated wood is prohibited.
    • Pick up of twigs and sticks from the ground for the use of kindling is permitted. Please do not remove logs, trees or branches — dead or alive — from our forest.
    • Please do not dump ashes or coals into the woods.
    • Please do not place rocks, stones, glass, metal or trash of any kind into the fire ring.
    • Fire ring must remain at least 5 feet from the edge of the campsite or any equipment. Fire ring may not be utilized under any overhanging structure or object.
    • Please use pre-packaged firewood only. Firewood is available for purchase in our camp store. Visit www.dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
    • Personal grills/hibachis are welcome at your site, however they may not be utilized on top of picnic tables.
    • Ability to have campfires is determined by local conditions and is subject to change.
  • Please respect our vegetation. It is very important to us to preserve our forest, and the vegetation, that provides a natural camping experience and privacy between sites.
    • Walking between sites is permitted only with use of pre-existing paths.
    • Trees, branches, shrubs, flowers, etc., may not be cut, chopped, broken or disfigured.
    • Do not drive nails, or carve, into trees or picnic tables.
    • Trenches or digging of any kind is prohibited.
  • Occupancy
    • Subletting of any campsite, RV site or cabin is not permitted. Seasonal RV Sites have additional guidelines.
    • Campsites (Powered and Primitive):
      • 2 night minimum for all reservations.
      • Two week maximum throughout the season.
      • Base rates are for 2 people and 1 vehicle per site.
        • Additional adults and children have associated charges as listed.
      • Occupancy per campsite: Maximum of one family unit (1 or 2 Adults and their children under the age of 18) or Maximum of 4 Adult campers permitted per campsite.)
      • Maximum 1 large tents (6 person tent or greater) or 2 small tents, 1 motor vehicle permitted per site.
    • RV Sites (Standard, Large and Premium):
      • 2 night minimum during shoulder season, 3 night minimum during peak season.
      • Two week maximum throughout the season.
      • Base rates are for 2 people, 1 RV and 1 vehicle per site.
        • Additional adults and children have associated charges as listed.
      • Occupancy per RV site: Maximum of one family unit (1 or 2 Adults and their children under the age of 18) or Maximum of 6 people per site.
        • Sleeping tents by permission only on RV sites. Occupancy guidelines apply.
    • Cabins
      • One Room cabin: Maximum occupancy 4 people, including children and infants.
      • Two Room Cabin: Maximum occupancy 6 people, including children and infants.
      • 2 night minimum during shoulder season, 3 night minimum during peak season.
      • Two week maximum throughout the season.
      • Pets are not permitted in cabin rentals.
      • Advanced payment in full is required for all reservations.
      • Additionally, security deposit via credit card required.
  • Pets — please see our Pet Guidelines for further details
    • Dogs are welcome in our park between the following dates only:
      • May 20 opening —June 18
      • Sept 8 — closing October 14
    • We are sorry, but dogs are not permitted during our peak season of June 18 through September 7
    • Pets of any kind, with the exception of service animals, are not permitted in cabins.
  • Visitors
    • Visitor Rates: $5 per day visitor, $15 per overnight visitor.
    • Overnight visitors must follow occupancy guidelines.
    • All visitors must be registered at the front desk prior to or upon arrival, and must be visiting guests camping in our park.
    • All visitors must abide by the MVFC Guidelines.
    • Please call the front desk for pre-registration of visitors.
    • Payment for visitors is non-refundable.
    • Visitors are not permitted to bring pets to the park
    • Day visitors must leave the park by 9pm.
    • No more than 5 visitors per site per day.
  • Alcoholic beverages may be consumed at your site. No open containers permitted in  or around the main lodge or community areas.
  •  Smoking
    • Smoking or vaping is prohibited in or around all buildings and within the community areas of the park, such as the playground or recreational areas.
    • Smoking or vaping is prohibited inside the cabins.
    • Please be respectful of your neighbors if you choose to smoke at your campsite.
  • Motor Vehicles
    • Please observe our 5mph speed limit within the park.
    • All vehicles must display a car pass.
  • Motorcycles and Mopeds
    • May only be utilized to enter and exit the park, between the hours of 8am-10pm.
    • Required to obey traffic laws and park speed limit.
    • Quiet motorcycles may be parked at your site. Please notify us in advance to allow for appropriate site selection.
    • Motorcycles with loud exhaust: please contact us to arrange alternative parking.
    • Visitors may not bring motorcycles into the park.
  • Bicycles
    • Required to obey traffic laws, and park speed limit.
    • Bicycles should be ridden only on roads and must be walked after dark.
    • Please do not ride bicycles on walkways or in front of the main lodge.
    • Children under the age of 16 are required to wear helmets per state law.
  • Golf carts, ATVs, dirt bikes, or radio-controlled items such as planes or drones are not permitted to be operated in the park.
  • Wildlife
    • Please respect our wildlife by avoiding touching or handling any of the critters in our park.
    • Wildlife to be expected: birds, squirrels, wild turkeys, skunks, raccoons.
    • Please do not feed any wildlife.
    • Throwing food on the ground or into the woods will attract wildlife, especially skunks.
    • Do not be alarmed at the presence of skunks at our park — they are accustomed to humans. Please do not shout, chase or throw objects at them. They may visit your site and venture close to people — they are looking for food and will go away if food is not provided and if they are ignored.
    • Bug lights are prohibited.
  • Storage, Rubbish and Recycling
    • Please keep your site neat and clean.
    • Please dispose of all trash in the dumpsters located behind the outdoor shower building.
    • Be mindful when recycling, so as to not contaminate.
    • Be aware of food and trash on your site — food should be secured and stored properly off the ground. Garbage should be promptly disposed of in dumpsters, and not kept on the site for any length of time.
  • RV Sewer Hook Ups
    • Disposal hose should be inserted no more than 6 inches into sewer pipe on your site and must be held in place by an air tight seal. This prevents your hose from shifting and obstructing the septic system.
    • Inexpensive seals are available for purchase in our camp store.
    • Plug sewage lines when not in use.
  • Dumping Station
    • A fee of $20 for each use of dumping station will apply to all guest staying with us.
    • Portable grey and black water tanks must be emptied into the dumping station.
  • Mail
    • The US Postal Service does not deliver to the campground. Therefore, we are unable to accept incoming or outgoing mail.
    • If you mail or ship something to the island via USPS, please address in the following manner:
      Your Name
      General Delivery
      Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
    • The post office is located in downtown Vineyard Haven.
    • UPS or Fed Ex packages may be shipped directly to the campground. Advanced approval is required.
    • MVFC is not responsible for lost or stolen packages.
  • We may occasionally experience outages which are beyond our control including, but not limited to, water, electric, cable, wireless internet. No refunds or compensations will be given for any outages.
  • Guest Conduct
    • No business or commercial activity is permitted on the property.
    • Proper attire, including shoes and shirts, should be worn at all times.
    • Please use discretion with language and attire. We are a family-friendly environment, and therefore ask that you refrain from vulgarity, obscenity, and/or inappropriate or disruptive behavior.
    • Public intoxication will not be tolerated.
    • Persons engaging in illegal activity or violating the MVFC guidelines will be subject to eviction from the park without a refund.
    • We thank you for adhering to our guidelines, as we strive to provide a peaceful and enjoyable camping experience for all our guests.
  • Reservation Guidelines
    • Advanced reservations are required due to our location and can be made online or over the phone.
    • Payment in full is required at the time of booking, and is accepted via credit card: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express.
    • Rates vary based on season, availability and occupancy, and are subject to change at any time.
    • A one time $5.00 booking fee applies to all reservations.
    • Specific site requests are not guaranteed, and requested sites may be subject to change.
    • In the event of a discount or promotion, only one discount may apply per reservation.
    • Must be 21 years of age or older to book a reservation.
    • All persons may be required to provide identification at registration.
    • Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
    • All guests, including day visitors, must be registered at the front desk prior to or upon arrival.
    • Activities, programs, amenities and facilities may vary throughout the season.
    • We reserve the right to deny reservations to persons under 25 years of age in order to maintain the peace and tranquility of the campground for our family campers.
    • Reservations made under false pretenses will not be honored.
    • Reservations may not be booked on another individual’s behalf. Each site requires a separate primary guest.
    • Subletting is prohibited.
    • The guest booking the reservation is responsible for ensuring that all guests in their party are aware of the campground guidelines and agree to abide by them. Violation of the campground guidelines by any guest in the party may be cause for immediate eviction of the entire party. To review campground guidelines, please visit: MVFC Guidelines
    • Organized Groups: Requires a minimum of 10 persons. Advanced reservations required. Please contact us for inquiries or reservations.
  • Cancellation Guidelines  Due to our location and the seasonal nature of our campground, the following cancellation guidelines apply:

Please visit the News section of our website for updates related to COVID-19

    • Peak Season Reservations (Stays June 18 – Sept 7)
      • Cancellation by April 1: $25 service charge
      • Cancellation by May 15: $50 service charge
      • Cancellation made after May 15: Non-refundable
    • Shoulder Season Reservations (Stays May 20 – June 17 and Sept 8 – Oct 14)
      • Cancellation received 60 days prior to arrival date: $25 service charge
      • Cancellation received 30 days prior to arrival date: $50 service charge
      • Cancellation within 30 days of arrival date: Non-refundable
    • Due to the impact on site availability, cancellation guidelines apply to shortened or modified dates, as well as any changes to your reservation. If you wish to reschedule your dates, it will be considered a new booking and subject to our cancellation terms.
    • Please note, changes to dates or reservation may require a change in site location based on availability and occupancy.
    • Due to the outdoor and seasonal nature of the camping experience, we are unable to provide refunds, transfers or credits based on weather, natural conditions or inability to obtain a ferry reservation.
    • Guests who decide to shorten their stay are liable for charges on cancelled nights. Refunds or credits are not provided for early departures.
    • Cancellation policy varies for seasonal RV sites. Please inquire for details.

Pet Guidelines

Pets are defined under these guidelines as cats and dogs only (with the exception of service animals).
Please be advised that the owner assumes complete liability for their pets while on the premises. For the safety of all of our campers and pets, please review and abide by the following policies.

  • We reserve the right to refuse entry to any pet.
  • Advanced notice of pet is required when booking your reservation; additional nightly fee may be applicable.
  • Dogs are welcome in our park between the following dates only:
    • May 20 opening – June 18
    • Sept 8 – closing October 14
    • We are sorry, but dogs are NOT PERMITTED during our peak season of June 18 through September 7. If you arrive on the premises with a dog during these dates, you will be asked to remove the dog immediately. Kennel resources are available on the island.
  • Pets (with the exception of service animals) are not permitted in cabins.
  • Maximum 2 pets per site.
  • Owners are responsible for their pet at all times.
  • Dogs must never be left unattended at any time.
  • Please clean up after your pet promptly and appropriately.
  • Dogs must be on a short leash (6 feet or less) at all times, unless inside your tent or RV. No retractable leashes allowed. We recommend a collar with a bell for cats that are not on a leash.
  • No pets allowed in or around the main lodge, camp store, community areas, playground, rest rooms, or showers.
  • Pets may not be tethered to any fences, posts, buildings, or other campground structure.
  • Disruptive noise, including dog barking, is not welcome.
  • Please be respective of your neighbors concerning your pets.
  • Visitors are not permitted to bring pets onto the premises.
  • Owner must carry proof of current vaccinations to be presented to the campground staff when requested. Any pet without proper vaccination paperwork must leave the park immediately.
  • If the owner or pet is not following these rules or is creating a disturbance, you will be asked to remove the pet from the premises. If the owner will not comply, the camping party will be ejected from the park.

News

UPDATES : COVID-19

We are currently accepting new reservations for June 12 and beyond.

Updates to 2020 Cancellation and Rescheduling Guidelines: 

Reservations with arrival date in May or June:
• Cancellation notice received 14 days prior to arrival date will receive a full refund
• Changes of dates or modifications to reservation received 14 days prior to arrival date are permitted with no service charge
Reservations with arrival date on or after July 1st:
• Cancellation notice received 14 days prior to arrival date will receive a full refund minus $25 service charge
• Changes of dates or modifications to reservation received 14 days prior to arrival date are permitted with no service charge