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Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 2003

Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 2003

There's one word that sums up the past summer: wet! But the upside of all the rain we've gotten is that the forests are especially healthy and the fall foliage should be unusually brilliant. In addition, the temperatures will be cooler, the mosquitoes will be gone, and the winter constellations such as Orion will be visible again. See for yourself on our camping trips and day events this fall.

To reserve a space on a weekend trip or a day event, call the leaders during the listed time period. If you need information earlier than the dates listed below, call David at 718-897-1448. You can mail us your dues or pay it at the weekend. 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. To reserve a space on our cabin trips, you should also mail your check to this address.

Activities

September 12-14, Burlingame State Park, Charlestown, RI
Near the ocean, criss-crossed with hiking trails, join us for one last summer weekend. We'll share the park with rabbits, muskrat, mink, red fox, river otters, raccoons and weasels, and watch the birds by the 1000-acre Watchaug Pond. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 5.
David Glass 914-833-2557  Christine & Gregory Monseliu 212-353-1043

Sunday September 28, Potluck Brunch and Hike, Westchester, NY
Visit Kirsten's new home overlooking the Hudson River. After a potluck brunch, we'll hike on the Aqueduct Trail to the Lenoire Nature Center. The foliage may be turning, but even if not, we'll get views of the Hudson River. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 21.

Kirsten Andersen 914-966-8077

October 10-12, Worthington State Forest, Columbia, NJ
We'll camp on a river site by the Delaware. Hikers can climb the Appalachian Trail to Sunfish Pond, an unspoiled glacial lake, or visit the Mohican Outdoor Center nearby. Chemical toilets by the site, and hot showers and flush toilets in another part of the park. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 3.

Donna Perrone 212-254-9453  David Levner 718-897-1448

Saturday November 15, Chinese Banquet, Manhattan
The food was so good last year that we're returning again to the Vegetarian Paradise restaurant in Chinatown again. Bring photos, bear stories, and ideas for winter and spring events. To thank the people who have organized our trips during the last year, the meal will be free for anyone who has led and went on a successful weekend or day trip since November 2002. Please call between November 8 and November 13. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 8.

Carol Shapiro 718-253-1078

Saturday December 6, Day Hike, Harriman State Park, Harriman NY
As the weather gets cooler, you can keep warm by staying active. Join us for a moderately-paced hike in Harriman State Park. Wear hiking boots, bring water and lunch. Public transportation available. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 26.

Chet Trotman 718-421-7370

Thursday, December 25, Christmas Dinner, Manhattan
Celebrate the holiday with friends. We'll meet for a Manhattan adventure and a meal in an ethnic restaurant to enjoy the spirit of the season. NO CALLS BEFORE DECEMBER 18.

Hiram Jacobs 212-813-2378

CONTACTS:
  Benevolent Dictator  David Levner    718-897-1448
  Non-Dictator         Denise Drossos  718-435-3169

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