Reservations for the 2018 Season

Telephone reservations hours are Monday 10:00am – 2:00pm, Thursday 2:00pm – 6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm at (570) 756-2007. Online reservations can be made at anytime 24×7.

It is highly recommended, if you are new to Hillside or are booking a cabin, that you call the reservations line and speak to our professional staff. This assures you will be matched with the best site based on your camping equipment, camping style and level of privacy.

Since July 4th falls on a Wednesday this year, we are offering 2 different specials for 2018:

  • Buy 3 get one free. If you purchase the nights of July 4 to July 6 you will get the night of July 7 for free. Take advantage of this special by simply using the date range of July 4 to July 8. If you would like additional dates before or after this range, please make your reservation online using the range specified, and then call us to add the extra days.
  • Buy June 29, June 30, July 5, July 6 and July 7 (departing July 8) and get all the dates in between for free. You will be paying for 2 regular weekend nights and 3 holiday nights and getting 4 nights for free. To take advantage of this special use the date range of June 29 to July 8 and the online system will price your stay accordingly. Again, if you desire extra dates before or after that date range, please make your reservation for the 6/29 to 7/8 range only, and then call us to add the extra days.

Illumination Weekend is now considered a Special Events weekend this year and is priced as a 2 day Holiday Weekend.

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David Lee Braman, resident of Gibson, PA, passed away on Monday, February 19th, at Good Shepherd Village, Endwell. He was 73.

David was raised in Windsor, NY, and wrestled for Windsor High School. From his earliest years, David was a self made man, choosing to chart his own course in life. While employed by the State as a welder, he became a gun enthusiast, collector, marksman and hunter. David never walked away from a challenge, having great passion for what he believed in. He used his self-taught skills to design and build his own projects, strategically planning, building and operating Hillside Campgrounds in the peek of his life. David was a pilot and anyone who flew with him found it a memory they would never forget.

In 1986 David opened his home in the beautiful hills of Pennsylvania to some very special people. He believed the world was different then. Social mores dictated that certain individuals were accepted and respected more than others. David fought against this prejudice and continued that fight to the very end. He was a pioneer. Long before diversity was popular, David embraced it. Each person who enjoyed the Campgrounds knew that they were accepted, respected, and celebrated. David sought to bring people together, in good times and in bad, just as the famous song said, since “That’s What Friends are For.”

David was predeceased by: his parents, Charles and Margaret Braman; his significant other, Daniel Bateman; his brother Gerald; and his dogs Schultz and Cody. He is survived by his children: Jeffrey Braman and his son Dustin; Joanna Braman and her daughter Corina; William and Debbie Braman and their sons Steven and Jakob. David is also survived by two siblings: a brother, Charles; and his youngest brother Gary and Nancy Braman; his favorite nephew James David Braman as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and dog Chloe. He also leaves behind his former wife and friend Alice Knowlton Withers.
David suffered greatly these last years with Parkinson’s Disease. Throughout this period, he was surrounded by family members and some trusted friends: Wayne Mitteer, “Uncle” Bill Arnold, Frank Cannon, and Alex and Carol Kostek who shared in his dream as well as his suffering. Special Thanks to the medical and nursing staffs at Lourdes Hospital and Good Shepherd Village, especially Doctor Martin and Doctor Mikloucich.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10am at the Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home, 483 Chenango St. Binghamton. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endwell, NY.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Pennsylvania State Police at Gibson, the Harford Emergency Services Ambulance Squad or a Charity of your choice.

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Hillside Campgrounds – doing it right for 33 years!


Welcome to Hillside Campgrounds, a gay owned and operated camping resort, that has been serving the gay male community for 33 years! Open from May through the end of September each year, we offer a unique, private setting on more than 235 secluded acres in the Endless Mountain region of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Whether your camping style uses a tent, a popup camper or a rental cabin, our experienced staff can help you decide between a site in the middle of all the action or a secluded site deep in the woods.

As a clothing optional, attitude-free environment, your experience at Hillside Campgrounds can be as busy or as relaxed as you want. Make new friends at the pool, hike the nature trails, explore our wooded playground, join the crowd at the nightly bonfire, or dance the night away in our disco. Younger or older, bigger or smaller, bears or leather, whatever your style of men, you can find a themed weekend to pique your attention.


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