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Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 1996

Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 1996

Summer is ending, but that doesn't mean you have to stop going outdoors. The Fall has its own special beauty, as the leaves turn orange, red and yellow, and the animals fatten up for Winter. Early Fall is one of the best times of year to camp, when the mosquitoes and people with loud radios are dormant.

The last scheduled camping trip of the season is over Columbus Day weekend. In November, our cabin weekends begin. The first one, to Tyler Hostel, is just after Halloween, but don't let that spook you.

The last event listed is the cabin trip to Frost Valley YMCA in January. If you haven't cross-country skied before, Frost Valley is a great place to learn--there are easy trails, and ski rentals are included as part of the package. Frost Valley also has intermediate and advanced trails for more experienced skiiers. I'll look for you on the trail.

To reserve a space on a trip, call its leaders Sunday to Wednesday of the previous week, before 10 PM. (For Frost Valley, you can mail a check to reserve a space.) If you need information earlier than the date listed in the trip description, call David Levner at 718-897-1448.

To go on a camping or cabin trip, you must be a Campers' Group member. You can mail us your dues or pay at the site. One year's membership costs $12 for an individual or $18 for a family. (We accept checks made out to Campers' Group.) Send dues to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place, Apt. 5J, Rego Park, NY 11374.

Activities

August 30-September 2 (Labor Day Weekend), Wharton State Forest, Hammonton, NJ
Camp in our group site in New Jersey's largest state park (over 100,000 acres) in the Pine Barrens. Hike on the Batona Trail, swim, fish, rent a boat at Lake Atsion, canoe on the Mullica River, or see the restored village of Batsto. Outhouses at the site, flush toilets at the lake. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 25.

David Levner 718-897-1448 & Judith Gross 718-784-4053

September 20-22, Fahnestock State Park, Carmel, NY
In the rugged Hudson Highlands, Fahnestock is dotted with lakes and criss-crossed by hiking trails, including a section of the Appalachian Trail. Constitution Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, run by National Audubon Society, is nearby. Flush toilets and hot showers. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 15.

Brian Ribner 718-253-3063 & Connie Roche 212-928-0118

October 11-14, Fire Island National Seashore, Watch Hill, NY
The vegetation of Fire Island turns bright red in the Fall. You can still enjoy miles of secluded beaches, although you should probably keep your clothing on. A boardwalk nature trail winds through salt marshes, fresh water marshes, thickets and forests. Flush toilets and warm showers. You must have your own tent and be an experienced camper to go on this trip. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 6.

Helen Levin 718-356-5314 & David Levner 718-897-1448

Sunday October 20, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Jamaica, NY
The Fall migration is on! Hawks, water birds, ducks, warblers, woodpeckers, and falcons are all heading south, and you can see many of them as they fly over Jamaica Bay. Bring a bag lunch and binoculars if you own a pair. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 13.

Angel Cardenas 718-601-2551

November 1-3, Tyler Hostel, Newtown, PA
Our base camp this weekend is a comfortable hostel in Tyler State Park. The foliage should be at its peak in Pennsylvania. The park has trails for hiking and paved roads for bicycles. Stables nearby rent horses. We'll celebrate Halloween Saturday night. $14/night. The hostel is well-heated, has a complete kitchen, a fireplace, flush toilets and hot showers. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 27.

Dennis Baltuch 718-463-8810 & Michael Scott 212-727-2692

Saturday December 7, Chinese Banquet, Manhattan
Join new and old friends for this annual feast marking the end of the camping season. Bring a hearty appetite and pictures of the past season's fun to share. NO CALLS BEFORE DECEMBER 1.

Cathie Carmen 718-463-2431

January 3-5, Cabin Trip, Frost Valley YMCA, Claryville, NY
Begin the new year with winter fun. Two nights and 5 meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch), $125 per person with discounts for children. X-country skis and snowshoes provided, but bring your own ice skates. Limited to 12 people. To reserve, send a check for $125 (payable to Campers' Group) to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place, Apt. 5J, Rego Park, NY 11374. NO CALLS BEFORE DECEMBER 22.

Neysa Linzer 718-815-9519 & David Levner 718-897-1448


CONTACTS:
  Benevolent Dictator   David Levner    718-897-1448   levner@panix.com :-)
  Treasurer             Cathie Carmen   718-463-2431
  Membership Database   Angel Cardenas  718-601-2551

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