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Campers' Group Bulletin - Spring 1999

Campers' Group Bulletin - Spring 1999

It's time to put away your overcoat and take your tent out of storage. We had a wonderful trip last April to Bull's Island in the Delaware River so we decided to do it again this year. We're also going to Appalachian Mountain Club's Fire Island cabin in May. For those who prefer warmer weather, think June. The Summer crowds are not yet out, but the days are long and lakes are open for swimming.

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. Also send all deposits for cabin trips to this address.

ACTIVITIES

Saturday March 27, Pot Luck Party, Staten Island
Party with us. Bring photos of last year's camping trips, a dish to share, and a musical instrument if you play (or even if you don't). Accessible by public transportation. Limited to members and friends of members. NO CALLS BEFORE MARCH 20.

Neysa Linzer 917-249-4440 Leave a message

Saturday April 10, Day Hike, Hudson Palisades, Fort Lee NJ
We'll start on the New Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge and walk along the Hudson River at the base of the steep cliffs known as the Palisades. On the other side of the river is northern Manhattan, the Bronx and a waterway known as Spuyten Duyvil. Bring a canteen, lunch and sturdy shoes. NO CALLS BEFORE APRIL 3.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

April 16-18, Round Valley Recreation Area, Clinton NJ
Backpack or canoe to the campground (no access by car). Hiking and horseback riding. If you have a canoe or raft, you can cruise the lake. Experienced campers only. Outhouses. NO CALLS BEFORE APRIL 4.

Dan Bachmann 908-874-4935

April 30-May 2, Bull's Island Recreation Area, Stockton NJ
We're camping on an island in the Delaware River. You can swim, fish, canoe, raft, kayak or tube. The Recreation Area is part of the Delaware & Raritan Canal Park which contains a 30-mile mixed use trail (hiking and biking) along an old railroad bed that parallels the Delaware & Raritan Canal. Flush toilets and hot showers. NO CALLS BEFORE APRIL 23.

Renee Bash 212-362-1202, Alvin Chin 718-672-8913

May 15-16, Cabin Trip, AMC Fire Island, Atlantique NY
Help the Appalachian Mountain Club get its Fire Island cabin in shape for 1999. You'll get a chance to garden, weed, clean, paint or do light construction work. The cost is $20 for one night's lodging and four hearty meals. You'll also earn a free pass to stay at the cabin for one night during the summer (worth $20). Flush toilets and hot showers. Limited to six people. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE MAY 1.

David Levner 718-897-1448

May 28-31, Camping Trip, Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope NJ
This park is not very well known, and we'd like to keep it that way. We've reserved a group site for 30 people. Hike or bicycle in the park, or swim at the nearby Mohican Outdoor Center. An astronomical observatory within the park will be open on Saturday night. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE MAY 21.

Susan Kohn 212-226-0443, Chet Trotman 718-421-7370

June 11-13, Taconic State Park, Millerton NY
Get a taste of Summer before campgrounds get crowded. We'll hike to majestic Bashbish Falls and swim in Rudd Pond. Boat rentals available. Hiking, bicycling. Near Alander Peak and Brace Mountain. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 4.

Renato Bastos 201-798-5980 or 201-798-6901 (home 5:30-10), Anna Cline 201-792-1210

June 25-27, Promised Land State Park, Canadensis PA
Camp on a peninsula jutting out into Promised Land Lake. Swim at Pickerel Point, a short walk from the site, or rent a canoe and tool around Promised Land Lake. The ambitious can bicycle around the lake or explore the Bruce Lake Natural Area. The rest of us will follow the self-guided nature trail around Conservation Island. Outhouses by the site, flush toilets and 50-cent hot showers in another part of the park. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 18.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169, Masada Disenhouse 718-875-1160


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