The Long Beach Campfield website and reservations are now available in our latest step towards opening Snow Peak’s first campground in the United States. After a couple years of hard work, we’re thrilled to welcome our first guests to the Long Beach Campfield in February 2024.
At this milestone moment, we’re taking time to reflect on the partners who have been instrumental in bringing the Long Beach Campfield to life. Creating a reimagined campground experience is no small task, and it would not have been possible without our dedicated partners who understood our vision.
We worked closely with North 45 Projects on all interior design at the Long Beach Campfield. North45 Projects is a collaboration-based interior design studio based in Portland, focusing primarily on hospitality projects. They embrace a contextual, atmospheric and narrative based approach, to create a deep guest experience, inspired by positive local culture.
We partnered with local father-son architecture firm, EFA Architects, based only minutes away in Long Beach. EFA Architects were instrumental in the design and development of each of the Campfield buildings, from the Campstore to the Wash House and Ofuro Spa.
For more than 50 years, Nakamoto Forestry has produced the highest-grade yakisugi siding in the world. At the campfield, we used Nakamoto’s Gendai Amber siding for the exterior walls of the Campstore and Ofuro Spa, Gendai Black for the exterior walls of the Gatehouse and Wash House. The interior of the Wash House features sugi-uncoiled. Last but certainly not least, the Ofuro Spa’s sauna uses Hinoki, a high-quality wood typically reserved for temples in Japan.
Nakamoto Forestry has managed sugi and hinoki forests in Hiroshima since the 1920s. They operate four mills that produce siding and flooring from sugi, hikoki, pine, cedar, cherry, spruce and larch. They prioritize sustainable and ethical forest management practices, including putting a stop on clear cutting to focus on production of mature growth and large-diameter logs. Nakamoto Forestry’s approach closely mirrors Snow Peak’s perspective on nature and our relationship with the environment. We’re proud to feature their beautiful wood products across the Long Beach Campfield.
Kengo Kuma Studios
Snow Peak partnered with renowned architect Kengo Kuma to create the Jyubako, or living box. The micro cabin epitomizes Japanese minimalism and Snow Peak’s approach to time outside. We partnered closely with Kengo Kuma Studios to adapt the original Jyubako structure to meet the needs and requirements of the Long Beach Campfield. Guests will soon be able to experience the elevated comfort and design of the Jyubako Suites, complete with a queen-sized bed, kitchenette, private bathroom and outdoor gathering space.
When creating the Long Beach Campfield, we sought to carefully consider and steward the land. We worked with our landscape architecture partners at Knot Studio to achieve our goals of increased wetland restoration, use of native plants and integration of structures within natural spaces. With their expertise, the Campfield will be a place where humans, plants and wildlife can thrive in harmony.
Building a campground from the ground up is a monumental task with many complexities. Helligso Construction has been with us each step of the way, from groundbreaking to Jyubako Suite installation, and everything in-between.
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