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Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 1999

Campers' Group Bulletin - Fall 1999

Technically Summer is over. But the weather is still warm and the parks are less crowded. We've planned camping trips through the middle of November this year in anticipation of a warm Fall.

We've also scheduled day events and weekend cabin trips. Hopefully, there's something for everybody. To get an event listed in the Winter schedule, please call Denise or David.

To reserve a space on a weekend trip or day event, call the leaders no earlier than seven days before the start of the trip, and not later than 10 P.M. If you need a ride or one of the Campers' Group tents, please call early. For information earlier than seven days before the trip, 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 17-19, Lake Waramaug State Park, New Preston CT
As the leaves start to turn, we'll say goodbye to Summer around the shore of Lake Waramaug. Hiking, boating, fishing. Canoe rental available. Flush toilets and hot showers. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 10.

Esan Rodney 718-284-7423, Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

Saturday September 25, Day Trip, Apple Wood Winery, Warwick NY
We're going apple picking at this family-owned winery. There is also an herb garden and a duck pond. Bring a picnic lunch. NO CALL BEFORE SEPTEMBER 20.

Carmen Ayala 917-720-0329 (voice mail)

Wednesday September 29, Dinner and Dancing at Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Manhattan
Hola! Join us for dinner and/or dancing at Gonzalez y Gonzalez, a Mexican restaurant in Soho. We'll meet for dinner at 7 and the band starts playing at 9. No cover charge. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 22.

Carlos Ramirez 718-422-2874

Saturday October 2, Day Hike, Sands Point, Long Island NY
Hike on the trails of Sands Point Preserve on the north shore of Long Island. Bring your bathing suit if you're brave. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 25.

Alvin Chin 718-672-8913 or 212-233-1996 x103 (work)

October 8-11, Camping Trip, Fire Island National Seashore, Watch Hill NY
Lots of sand, fewer bugs, no cars. Experienced campers only. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 1.

Liz Ciotti and Orlando Hernandez 212-927-3035, Elish Sari 718-520-8584

Saturday October 16, Day Trip, Bronx Zoo, Bronx
We'll make a day of it at New York's finest zoo. See creatures from all the continents including the most dangerous animal in the world. Rain date is Sunday November 7. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 9

Neysa Linzer 917-444-0283

Saturday October 23, Day Trip, Washington Stables, New Brunswick, NJ
LET'S RIDE! We're going to look for animals in the wild on horse back. We'll trot and gallop with the wind in our hair. Dress to get dirty. Wear boots or sneakers. Sandals not recommended. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 16.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

October 29-31, Camping Trip, Spruce Run Recreation Area, Clinton, NJ
Celebrate Halloween with us around the campfire. Hiking, biking, boating, fishing. Near Ken Lockwood Gorge Natural Area and Pequest Trout Hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center. Hot showers and flush toilets. Experienced campers only. NO CALLS BEFORE OCTOBER 22.

Dan Bachmann 908-874-4935, Jeff Crump 212-932-3470

Saturday November 13, Chinese Banquet, Manhattan
Meet old friends and make new ones at our annual pig-out. We'll share ten dishes that include vegetables, fish and meat. Not even vegans will go home hungry. Bring your best bear stories to share. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 6.

Renee Goodstein 212-426-3211, Susan Kohn 212-226-0443

November 19-21, Camping/Cabin Trip, Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope NJ
We've reserved a shelter that sleeps six and the hardy souls can sleep in their tents. The cabin has a wood burning stove and bathrooms, with toilets and showers, nearby. The park has hiking trails and an astronomical observatory. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 12.

John Waters 718-626-1133, Chet Trotman 718-421-7370

December 3-5, Cabin Trip, Tyler Hostel, 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 26.

Clare & Bob Keilbach 718-358-8568

Saturday 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.

Carol Shapiro 718-258-8570


CONTACTS:
  Benevolent Dictator  David Levner    718-897-1448  levner@panix.com :-)
  Non-Dictator         Denise Drossos  718-435-3169  MsDteach@worldnet.att.net
  Treasurer            Chet Trotman    718-421-7370  chettrot99@aol.com

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