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Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 2001

Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 2001

Fall is around the corner. The air will be crisp, the leaves will turn a thousand colors, and the cool nights will nip your toes unless you wear warm socks. Best of all, most of summer's campers will pack away their tents for next year, and we'll enjoy uncrowded campgrounds.

Campers' Group offers its deepest sympathies to all those who were injured and the families of those killed in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. In a small way, Campers' Group contributed to the relief effort by donating a tent. Because many people who normally receive the newsletter by e-mail cannot access the Internet, this newsletter is being sent by paper mail to all paid-up members even if they only paid for an e-mail membership.

To reserve a space on a weekend trip or a day event, call the leaders no later than the Wednesday before the trip. If you need information earlier than the dates listed below, call David at 718-897-1448. To go on a weekend trip, you must be a member. You can mail us your dues or pay it at the campsite. One year's membership costs $12 for an individual or $18 for a family ($8/individual or $12/family if you receive the newsletter by e-mail). Make your check payable to Campers' Group and mail it to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place #5J, Rego Park, NY 11374.

ACTIVITIES

September 28-30, Rip Van Winkle Campground, Saugerties, NY
Join us at a private campground in Ulster County. It's a little pricey, but it has a lot of amenities. A garlic festival will take place nearby during this weekend. Free firewood and garlic. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 21.
Mike Yukowic 845-255-3990 or mrmike89@yahoo.com   Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

October 12-14, Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson NY
Enjoy the colors of fall in this Westchester park on the Hudson River. We plan to hike to Anthony's Nose, with great views of Bear Mountain and the Hudson River. You can also bicycle or rollerblade. Accessible by public transportation. Flush toilets and hot showers. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 27.

David Glass 914-833-2557  Kirsten Andersen 914-923-9428

Saturday October 28, Bike Trip, Katonah Bike Ride, Katonah NY
A leisurely, beautiful bicycle ride in Westchester County. 25-35 miles with some hills. Stop for a picnic lunch. Experienced riders only. You must wear a bicycle helmet. Road and mountain bikes and rollerblades OK. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 21.

David Glass 914-833-2557  Rachel Friend 718-633-4181

Saturday November 9-11, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine NJ
This park, in southern Jersey near Cape May, has swimming, boating and hiking. It's also a short drive to the New Jersey beaches and boardwalks. Outhouses at the site, flush toilets and hot showers at the lake. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 2.

Chet Trotman 718-421-7370

Saturday November 17, Chinese Banquet, Manhattan NY
We're eating vegetarian this evening dinner, but meat lovers shouldn't shy away. We promise you'll be full at the end of the multi-course meal, and you'll get enough protein! Bring photos, tell bear stories, and bring ideas for winter and spring events. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 10.

Renee Goodstein 212-426-3211  David Levner 718-897-1448

November 30-December 2, Cabin Trip, Tyler State Park, Newton PA
Join us for a relaxing weekend in a comfortable youth hostel in Tyler State Park. You can hike, bicycle, or ride horses. Close to New Hope and Peddler's Village. The hostel contains a large fully equipped kitchen, an old-fashioned fireplace, a modern heating system and bathrooms. $14.00 per night, limited to 15 people. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 23.

Claire & Bob Keilbach 718-358-8568

Campers' Group is a cooperative organization that depends on its members to lead events. Without trip leaders, our schedule of events would be blank. If you have attended one or more camping or day trips, please consider leading a trip in the future. Leading a trip isn't hard, and Denise and I will support you and give you all the help that you need. If you have an idea for a day event, please call Denise; if you would like to lead a weekend trip, please call me. David
CONTACTS:
  Benevolent Dictator  David Levner    718-897-1448  levner@panix.com :-)
  Non-Dictator         Denise Drossos  718-435-3169

  World-Wide Web home page: http://www.campersgroup.org