About TearUp the Adirondacks


Hi our names are Dave and Kate. We came up with the idea for the TearUp back in the spring of 2005, after owning our teardrop trailer for two summers and finally meeting a few teardrop owners here in the NorthEastern US. We realized that, with the growing interest in teardrops, that it was time to organize a teardrop gathering for the numerous enthusiasts in the Northeast and share our passion with others!

Our first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth Spring Tearup's were held at THE BEST campground we have ever camped at, Fish Creek Pond Campground in upstate NY. In fact we often refer to Fish Creek as 'the cottage' since we go down there as often as possible!

To date the Spring TearUp gatherings have been a huge success with 14 trailers and 27 participants attending the first year in 2005, 15 trailers, 30 participants in 2006 and 22 trailers and 47 campers in 2007, 25 trailers and 50 campers in 2008, 55 trailers and 101 campers in 2009, 54 trailers and 98 campers in 2010, 54 trailers and 112 campers in 2011, 54 trailers and 109 campers in 2012, 41 trailers and 79 campers in 2013, 31 trailers and 55 campers in 2014, 38 trailers and 71 campers in 2015, 47 trailers and 87 campers in 2016, 56 campsites with 110 campers in 2017 and a whopping 132 campers and 74 sites in 2018! Our fifteenth gathering will once again be held at Fish Creek Pond, June 13-17, 2019. Typically many campers do come up early, and several stay longer than the 'official' dates.

The Spring TearUp is normally held the 2nd weekend of June each year (usually Fathers Day weekend). It is positioned to be just after blackfly season is over, but just before the campground gets busy for the summer camping season when the kids get out of school.

Over the years we often added an event or two in the spring and/or fall. In 2019 we have 4 TearUp Events scheduled!

These events are ideal for anyone that loves the outdoors, enjoys activities on the water such as paddling , hiking and socializing around a campfire. Many TearUp campers meet lots of new friends as well develop life long friendships by attend a few TearUp events.

By no means must your own or have built a teardrop trailer to attend any TearUp event! If you are an enthusiast for the teardrop and other small trailers, or simply want to join us for a great informal weekend of camping and meeting each other, you are more than welcome!

Registration is easy! Simply visit any of the Event Pages, reserve your campsite with the campground, then fill out Registration form on the event page!

Be sure to join our TearUp the Adirondacks Facebook Group for questions or join in the ongoing discussions.