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Campers' Group Bulletin - Spring 2012   

picnic in the woods
papa brings a prize bug
to baby birds

from A Dictionary of Haiku by Jane Reichhold

Sunday, April 1, Brunch at Skylight Diner, Manhattan NY
Let's get together for brunch and to plan the summer schedule at this inexpensive diner on the west side of Manhattan. Meet us at 1 pm. NO CALLS BEFORE SUNDAY MARCH 25.
Sarah 212-675-5012
Sunday, April 15, Day Hike, Hudson Palisades, Fort Lee NJ
This will be a moderate hike (several miles) along the top of the cliffs overlooking the Hudson River. Please bring lunch, water, and sturdy shoes. NO CALLS BEFORE SUNDAY APRIL 8.
Terry 718-933-9807
April 28-29, Bike Trip, Shelter Island, Shelter Island NY
The plan is to gather at Greenport early Saturday morning (get there by car or jitney). Then we'll bike around Shelter Island, which is really beautiful with untravelled country roads. The island has sea vistas and gently rolling hills, but it's mostly fairly flat, and there's a large, wild nature preserve that we could explore on foot (bikes are not allowed in the preserve). For those up for more biking, the South Fork of Long Island that includes the Hamptons and Montauk is a short ferry ride away. For those staying overnight, we'll stay at a motel on the beach near Greenport.
David 914-356-7164 / Ken 201-388-3685
Saturday, May 12, Day Hike, Brooklyn Boardwalk, Brooklyn NY
Stroll 3-5 miles along the boardwalk that spans Brighton, Coney Island and Sea Gate. We'll pass Little Russia, the Aquarium, the Parachute Jump, and the Atlantic Ocean. At the end we'll lunch at a Russian restaurant (for under $10 per person), or eat at Nathan's. You'll have several opportunities to rest, stop or get transportation home. Accessible by public transportation. If you use the "Contact by E-mail" button, then include your phone number so Carol can call you. NO CALLS BEFORE SATURDAY MAY 5.
Carol 718-253-1078
May 25-28, Camping Trip, Worthington State Forest, Columbia NJ
We'll be camping at a group site, right on the Delaware River. Put on your swimsuit, and boat or fish from the boat launch near the campsite. Hikers can climb up the Appalachian Trail to Sunfish Pond, an unspoiled glacial lake, or visit the Mohican Outdoor Center for nearby swimming or boating. On Saturday or Sunday morning, Ken may lead an early morning hike. Chemical toilets by the site, flush toilets and showers in another part of the park. Quiet hours are 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. NO CALLS BEFORE FRIDAY MAY 18.
Ken 201-388-3685 / Sergio 201-572-4444
June 15-17, Camping Trip, Taconic State Park, Copake Falls NY
What a great time to visit this vista filled park! Easy to advanced hiking is available. The campground is near Alander Peak and Brace Mountain. After a vigorous hike you can jump into the cool water at majestic Bash Bish Falls! Bicycle the Harlem Valley Rail Trail; it is great for mountain bikes and hybrids, or map out a route on the quiet roads in this bucolic area. Hot showers and flush toilets available. NO CALLS BEFORE FRIDAY JUNE 8.
Frank 914-740-1053 / Sarah 212-675-5012
June 23-24, Day or Overnight Trip, Arrow Park, Monroe NY
Celebrate summer with us by hiking, boating and swimming in this rustic private park in Orange County. Stay overnight in the hotel on the property or come for one day. Bring picnic food or buy food there. NO CALLS BEFORE SATURDAY JUNE 16.
Kirsten 914-966-8077



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