I would just like to report to the world my stay this weekend at Bethpage Camp-Resort. I stayed at this camp-resort for the first time last year and truly enjoyed myself so much that we decided to come back this year with a larger group and for a longer period of time and of course on a holiday weekend. First off let me start off by saying that the elderly people who work this camp-resort and live here are EXTREMELY rude and really trying to run it like a boot camp. The older resort workers were stopping the children that were riding around on their bikes, and telling them that they had to go back to their camp site if they didn't have lights on their bikes. I understand that there is a safety issue, but it really isn't there place to tell someone else’s children what they can and can't do. My children were with my husband and the guy came up to them and my husband told the guy that they were heading to the campsite now and the guy said I wish you had more campers like you.
When I first arrived I not only had the express check in but I had to go and check-in for my brother-in-law as he had a cabin. We had to be escorted there even though I knew where I was going, I go to check in and while I am trying to check in the clerk is trying to help others that kept walking up to the counter which I felt that was rude, they could have waited there turn just as I had. Then I have my golf cart, which they guy that escorted us to the office kept coming in and harassing me to make sure that I got a parking pass for my golf kart. First, I didn't have insurance on my golf kart so I wasn't that much in a hurry to get it as I knew I would be doing that prior to even taking my golf kart off the trailer. But when I walked out of the office to give my brother-in-law his cabin packet, the guys said where is the sticker. I said I don't have it yet and once I got insurance on the kart I would come back to the office to get it. He escorts us to our site, and a wonderful younger lady escorts my brother-in-law to his cabin. She was wonderful, she even came back over to our site and told us she got them in and showed him where we were so that he knew where to come. While we are setting up, the older man that lived in the site across from us and lived at Bethpage and work there came right over and asked where is your pass for the gold kart that was still on the trailer. I told him that I didn't have insurance and was currently work on it and to please leave us a long as we just pulled in and were trying to get settled. He apologized and went on his merry way. Not a minute later, another Bethpage Camp-resort elderly employee comes over and asked where is the pass for our golf kart. I looked at him and said sir we just arrived, I am working on and please leave us alone.
I thought that it was ridiculous our much they really harass people to have their stickers on their golf karts, like it is their property. I truly believe they really harass people for no reason and as soon as they arrive is extremely rude.
That same evening, I asked my daughter to take our Olde English Bull dogge for a walk down at the doggie park. She was walking in the wrong direction so I told her which way she needed to be going. When I was telling her this I noticed the elderly lady, who also worked at the camp-resort and was staying directly in front of us, getting ready to take her little pug for a walk as well. When I was talking to my daughter, the lady backed up as if my dog was going to hurt her. And my daughter went on her way to the park. She wasn't even gone two seconds before she was back saying this crazy lady was yelling at her. The lady not only told us that we need to make sure that whomever walks our dog is someone that can control her, but that my dog bit her little 12 week old pug. Now my husband asked her to show him where the dog bite was, she changed the subject and said that she worked at the resort and we needed to have more control of our dog. I honestly feel that the lady thought my dog was a pitbull, and being racial about the entire situation as my husband and his brothers are black and myself along with my sister-in-laws are white and all the children were mixed. So my husband asked her what her name was, and she turned around and walked away. But there last name is on their camp site and I wrote it down. Mr. & Mrs. Hebner. After she walked away, my brother -in-law took the dog for a walk, and as he passed her, she grabbed her dog right up as if my dog was going to attack her dog again. When she walked back to her site, she went around the back part of it, peaked around the corner of it to see if the coast was clear and walked in to her camper. Then she walked back out with another larger but older dog and did the same thing, walked behind her camper and on the other road, so that she didn't run into us while we were walking our dog. Now we told this same story to several other campers whom we just met thru our stay there these last few days. And they ALL agreed with us that there is no way our dog could have or would have bitten this ladies little puppy. She is so laid back and just very chill.
Last but not least is the pool area. Now I had to go and stand in Friday morning for a hour prior to the pool opening just to make sure we would get some chairs since the seasonal people take a lot of the chairs even thought they don't even use them because they stay in the adult pool the entire time. Now that Adult pool looked so nasty and just looked like a porno was getting ready to take place. I truly feel that if you are going to have an adult pool that it not be right next to the playground that the children play at, that it be in a completely different area than where families come with their children.
We will not be coming back to the camp-resort again, nor will I recommend it to anyone of my fellow campers.