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Campers' Group is a club that organizes camping, cabin, hiking and ski trips, mostly in NJ, NY, PA and CT, and within a three-hour drive of the NYC metro area. We welcome singles, couples and families, experienced campers and newbies, to camp and hike with us.

You can also join us on meetup.com or like us on Facebook.

Here are some of our upcoming events:


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December 22-23, Backpacking trip, Wildcat Shelter on the Appalachian Trail, Warwick NY
This trip is for intermediate/experienced backpackers looking to try out a quick, overnight, winter trip.
Distance: 4 miles total (2 In / 2 Out)
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Wildcat Shelter is located on the Appalachian Trail in NY, and nestled within Sterling Forest State Park . It sits on a ridge at about 1,200 feet. The ridge has great views of Greenwood Lake (If you hike south from the shelter). The shelter is built from wood planks with a shingled roof. It sits on stilts to keep the sleeping area off the ground, like many of the other shelters on the Appalachian Trail. There is a bear box, spring (seasonal, parks have been VERY dry - bring your own water), and a privy located at the shelter as well.
There are plenty of tenting areas in the area below the shelter. Lots of flat land in a sort of valley-ish setting. This is a hammocker's dream site - hundreds of trees spread out for the taking.
We will meet at the parking area on NY Rte 17A at 1:30pm and should make it to the shelter around 2:30pm. Gather firewood, share trail stories, enjoy a late lunch or early dinner. Bring your cameras as we'll be hitting up Cat Rocks and maybe more views on this gorgeous trail.
We'll break camp around 10:00am Sunday morning.
You are 100% responsible for managing your own hydration. Please bring all your water in with you. We might luck out with a running spring or snow, but don't count on it.
Heavy rain cancels.
Recommended Sleeping Gear:
0 degree sleeping bag
Insulated sleeping pad(s) with a combined R value of 5 or higher
Visit here for helpful winter backpacking tips and techniques.
 
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December 29-January 1, Holiday Weekend Trip, New Year's Weekend!, Tannersville NY
Join us for New Year's Eve Weekend in the Catskills! We'll be renting a quaint vintage home located only a few miles from downhill skiing at Hunter Mountain , down the road from cross-country skiing at Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center, and close to snowshoeing and hiking in this beautiful winter park.
Ring in the New Year with us in Campers' Group style! The decor in this home may not have been updated since grandma lived there, but it has a lot of charm! Enjoy the homey feel of this 5 bedroom-2 bath getaway on main street, with just a short walk to stores and restaurants. The house is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. There is a large living room with a fireplace and TV; full kitchen with all dishes, utensils, pots and pans needed, coffee maker, microwave, etc. There is also a sunroom with a futon, TV and gas fireplace; a deck, one bedroom with a queen-size bed. Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms each with full and twin beds, and the fourth bedroom has a full bed. Bed linens and towels are provided, and there is a washer and dryer. Parking is available off street. Sorry, no children on this trip, adults only.
We plan to have a potluck dinner early Monday evening, New Year's Eve, but will discuss before the trip. Please state what you would like to bring when you RSVP. We will also discuss food and drink choices for the potluck.
After we receive your RSVP, a host will contact you to provide the house address, and other information if needed.
To reserve a spot, you may send a check for $145 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the organizer or a trip leader is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, it is recommended to pay $149 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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January 18-21, Vermont Skiing/Snowshoeing, Green Mountain House Hostel, Manchester Center VT
Join us in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont for this long holiday weekend! There will be downhill skiing at Bromley Mountain, cross-country skiing at Viking Nordic Center, snowshoeing, hiking, pot luck dinners, and much much more!
We'll be staying at the Green Mountain House Hostel in Manchester, Vermont, just 5 miles west of the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail. We will have the exclusive use of the hostel; it sleeps about 10 people, has comfortable twin beds and bunk beds w/ clean linens, blankets & pillows. Besides a total of eight beds, there is also one couch for sleeping, plus floor space upstairs if anyone wants to bring an air mattress. Towels, soap and shampoo are provided. We will also have the exclusive use of a fully equipped kitchen, with basic breakfast supplies provided for free. Wi-Fi access and a landline phone is available for free long-distance calls.
The parking is limited to about 6-7 cars on site. Carpooling is recommended. The hostel will work out additional parking when we arrive.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $85.50 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the organizer or a trip leader is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, pay $88.19 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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