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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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August 30-September 2, Labor Day Weekend Camping Trip, Blue Mountain Campground, Saugerties NY
Join us for family camping in the Catskills! We have reserved several campsites, which will allow us to form our own large group area at Blue Mountain Campground. Each site contains a campfire ring and picnic table, however, we will have a larger site designated for our group campfire and potluck dinner. Bathrooms/showers and potable water are located a short walk away. There is also a playground, pool, rec hall, outdoor pavilion, organized games, and other amenities for everyone! Located near excellent hiking in the Catskill mountains, it is also just a 10 minute drive to Saugerties and 15 minutes to Woodstock NY. *** RSVPs are per tent, not per person. ***
To reserve a spot, send a check for $66 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the event host or group organizer is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the wait list, when/if RSVPs are open, you will be added to the "going" list. For immediate inclusion, pay $68.50 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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September 12-15, Bike Ride/Camping Trip, Fishermen's Memorial State Park, Narragansett RI
There's no better way to see the sights of Block Island than by biking! We will stay at a Rhode Island campground that is only a 10 minute bike ride from the Block Island ferry. There is a beautiful 7.5 mile loop that includes nine stops along major sights at the southern end of the island (see info below), plus there can be an option to add 8.5 miles that wind through some of Block Island's most beautiful landscapes. Also, depending on your riding ability, another 14 miles or so can be added to the day to see more of the island!
Fishermen's Memorial State Park Campground offers scenic vistas near the dunes and ocean. We have reserved several tent-only sites in Area 3 for 3 nights, and 1 for 4 nights. This area has a bathroom and shower building. Each campsite allows a maximum of two tents, and 1 car. Only 1 car is allowed on the campsite; an additional vehicle is charged a $6 fee for the weekend and must park in a designated parking area about a 3 minute walk away. These additional fees will be shared among the group during the weekend.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $40.95 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the event host or group organizer is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the wait list, when/if RSVPs are open, you will be added to the "going" list. For immediate inclusion, pay $42.95 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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September 26-30, Camping Trip, Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague MD
Camp behind the dunes on this beautiful barrier island off the coast of Maryland. Wonderful wild ponies share the island with people! We have reserved 9 oceanside campsites for 4 nights. These are walk-in sites; vehicles can park near the site but campers will need to carry equipment on a boardwalk about 300 feet in to the dunes. Rent kayaks, canoes, and SUPs at the canoe/kayak rental lot, and paddle on the calm bay side of the island. This trip is a longer drive than most. Join us for the long weekend! Cold showers and chemical toilets in the national park, hot showers in the adjacent state park. $20 entrance fee per vehicle. To arrange carpooling, contact a trip leader ASAP.
To reserve a tent spot, send a check for $50.25 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 o your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, pay $51.98 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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October 4-7, Camping Trip, Atsion Family Campground, Shamong NJ
Join us for paddling and car camping at Atsion Lake in the Pine Barrens! We have reserved 6 sites at Atsion Family Campground. With our 3 night reservation, you are welcome to stay and break down camp late on Sunday, or even stay till Monday morning. Flush toilets and showers are available near our sites. Our Saturday paddling trip will be on the Batsto River near our camping location on Atsion Lake, in Wharton State Forest. The Batsto River is a narrow, winding Pine Barrens river with clean cool water and small areas to pull out for a break or picnic. We will end the day with a half mile paddle where the river opens into a lake formed by the dam at Batsto Village. You can bring a kayak or rent one from the outfitter that will transport us to the launch site on the river. Kayaks of 12 feet in length and under can more easily maneuver in this part of the Batsto. Trip length is approximately 4-5 hours, based on the average trip length of beginner to intermediate paddlers out for a relaxing paddle. *Changing river conditions such as weather, water levels, underwater obstacles and fallen trees can make this trip moderately challenging depending upon the paddler's level of experience and physical condition. Anyone without a PFD (personal flotation device) or not wearing it securely, zipped and buckled, at any times when on the river WILL NOT be permitted to paddle with us, NO exceptions.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $46 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the event host or group organizer is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the wait list, when/if RSVPs are open, you will be added to the "going" list. For immediate inclusion, pay $47.63 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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October 11-14, Camping Trip, Spruce Run, Clinton NJ
Spruce Run Recreation Area is a 1,290-acre (5.2 km2) New Jersey state recreation area located in Union Township and Clinton Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. It encompasses the Spruce Run Reservoir that is used as a backup reservoir to protect the state from prolonged droughts. The reservoir is the third largest in the state, after Round Valley and Wanaque Reservoir. The reservoir is used for recreation purposes, including fishing, boating and swimming.
Anyone without a PFD (personal flotation device) or not wearing it securely, zipped and buckled, at any times when on the river WILL NOT be permitted to paddle with us, NO exceptions.
We have 9 campsites reserved for 3 nights, and firewood is included in the price! The campsites are on or near the reservoir; you can launch your kayak from some of our sites. A bathhouse with showers and flush toilets are nearby.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $57.50 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the event host or group organizer is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the wait list, when/if RSVPs are open, you will be added to the "going" list. For immediate inclusion, pay $59.49 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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October 19-27, Camping Trip, Great Smoky Mountains National Park!, Cherokee NC
Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park. The Appalachian Trail passes through the center of the park on its route from Maine to Georgia.
Planned hikes may include a section of the Appalachian Trail, Clingmans Dome, Mount Cammerer, Alum Cave Trail, Cades Cove Loop, or other popular hikes.
10/19-20: Drive down and stop over at Stony Creek Campground, Greenville, VA
10/20-25: Drive to and stay at Smokemont Campground, Smoky Mountains, NC
10/25-27: Drive to and stay at Shenandoah National Park, VA, drive home
Smokemont Campground, Smoky Mountains: 2 group sites, flush toilets, drinking water and sinks available but no shower facilities.
Big Meadows Campground, Shenandoah National Park: Flush toilets and showers are available. 2 cars are allowed per "walk-in" site.
Entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free. There is a $30 fee per vehicle to enter Shenandoah National Park. The pass issued is valid for one week
Average temps in the Smokies will be 69 during the day and overnight lows of about 40 (Cherokee, NC).
To reserve a spot, send a check for $74 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the event host or group organizer is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the wait list, when/if RSVPs are open, you will be added to the "going" list. For immediate inclusion, pay $76.50 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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