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Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 1998

Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 1998

This Summer we hiked, picked blueberries, rode mountain bikes, swam in lakes, dove into waterfalls, fell out of tubes on the Delaware River, got busted for picking up wood, sang around campfires while eating smores, and enjoyed the company of other happy campers. If you missed out on any of our Summer trips do not despair, there are many more trips planned for the remainder of this year. From September through October we will still be riding bikes, hiking, and cozying up to campfires while enjoying the Fall foliage during cooler weather, no-bugs camping trips.

If you prefer indoor fireplaces Tyler Hostel is the weekend for you. For day trippers we have bird watching, horseback riding, ice skating and a hike on Staten Island. For those who are into one night stands, we'll be chowing down in November and December at some restaurants in Manhattan. Which ever you decide, you're sure to be in good company and have a fun time!

To reserve space on a trip or day event, call the leaders between Sunday and Wednesday of the previous week, before 10 PM. If you need information earlier than that, call David Levner at 718-897-1448.

To go on a camping or cabin trip, you must be a 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 ($8 or $12 if you receive the newsletter by e-mail). Make out your check to Campers' Group and send it to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place, Apt. 5J, Rego Park, NY 11374.

ACTIVITIES

September 4-7 (Labor Day Weekend), High Point State Park, Sussex, NJ
Celebrate Labor Day in the mountains. Swim, boat, fish, hike the Appalachian Trail or ride your mountain bike. Enjoy the view from the highest point in the State of New Jersey. Pit toilets on the site, showers and flush toilets at the lake. Quiet hours are 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. Limited to 30 people. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 28.

Anne Gruber 212-873-5454, Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

September 18-20, Woodland Valley State Park, Phoenicia NY
September 18-20, Woodland Valley State Park, Phoenicia NY In the heart of the Catskills, Woodland Valley is a narrow rugged valley surrounded by some of the region's highest peaks: Panther, Slide, Cornell and Wittenburg. A trail from the campground leads to Slide Mountain. Hiking, mountain climbing, and bicycling. Near Woodstock. Quiet hours are 10 P.M. to 7 A.M. Flush toilets and hot showers. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 11.

Nancy Goldner (call 9:30-11 P.M.) 718-789-9360, Renee Bash 212-362-1202

September 26, Horseback Riding, Jamaica Bay NY
Let's ride! Instead of looking for the animals in the woods we're going to jump on the horses' backs and trot and gallop until our butts are sore. Dress to get dirty, and wear boots or sneakers. Sandals not recommended. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 19.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169, Anne Gruber 212-873-5454

October 9-12 (Columbus Day Weekend), Fahnestock State Park, Carmel, NY
Enjoy a colorful weekend at Autumn's peak in a wooded park with lakes and trails. We'll stay warm by hiking on the Appalachian Trail by day and feeding the fire at night. Hot showers, flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 2.

Jeff & Stonya Crump 212-932-3470, Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

October 18, Green Belt Hike and Indian Buffet, Staten Island
Want an upstate wilderness adventure without traveling the distance? We're taking a hike along the magnificent Greenbelt in Staten Island, a 2,500 acre parkland. It includes two adventurous hiking trails called the Blue Trail and the White Trail. The park is a preserver of many varieties and species of animal and plant wildlife. We'll build up an appetite by walking up Moses Mountain to see a 360 degree panoramic view. Indian Buffet to follow for $5.95 a person, vegetarian meals available. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 11.

Neysa Linzer 917-249-4440 Leave Message

October 23-25, Foliage Weekend, Worthington State Forest, Columbia, NJ
Camp on a spacious site by the Delaware River. Swim, boat or fish right from the campsite. Hikers can climb the Appalachian Trail to Sunfish Pond, an unspoiled glacial lake, or visit the Mohican Outdoor Center nearby. Flush toilets and hot showers in walking distance. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 16.

Madeleine Dorval 718-789-3651, Glenn Moller 516-725-7085

November 8, Bird-watching Walk in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY
Take a hike in the biggest park in the Bronx. We might see songbirds, hawks, osprey and waterbirds. Bring binoculars if you own them and a prepared lunch. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 1.

Angel Cardenas 718-601-2551

November 13-15, Tyler State Park, Newtown, PA
Join us for a relaxing weekend in a comfortable youth hostel in Tyler State Park. You can hike, bicycle, or ride horses and admire the Fall foliage. Close to New Hope and Peddler's Village. Share a pot luck dinner with us on Saturday night. The hostel contains a large, fully-equipped kitchen, an old fashioned fireplace, a modern heating system and bathrooms. $12.00 per night, limited to 15 people. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 7.

Clare & Bob Keilbach 718-358-8568, Neysa Linzer 917-249-4440 Leave Message

November 21, 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 NOVEMBER 14.

Susan Kohn 212-226-0443

December 13, Ice-Skating at Chelsea Piers, Manhattan
We'll go round in circles. We'll practice skating forwards, backwards, small turns or just standing up straight on two blades at the indoor Sky Rink located in the new Chelsea Piers Sports Complex along a 1.2 mile waterfront esplanade. NO CALLS BEFORE DECEMBER 6.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

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.

Murray Bernstein 718-638-6496


CONTACTS:
  Benevolent Dictator  David Levner    718-897-1448  levner@panix.com :-)
  Treasurer            Cathie Carmen   718-463-2431
  Non-Dictator         Denise Drossos  718-435-3169  msdteach@worldnet.att.net

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