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Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 2000

Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 2000

Are you ready! Summer is here! We're going to have lots of fun and get some exercise, hike through woods, swim in lakes, paddle canoes and, of course, pick up wood as we revisit some of our favorite campsites. This year we'll get to explore a primitive and wooded group site at Tobyhanna State Park. We'll have some fun in the sun at Neysa's non-chlorinated annual pool party where we won't have to worry about ticks.

Ticks?? YES ticks--both deer and dog ticks! THIS IS THE YEAR OF THE TICK. The following precautions should be taken so they don't ruin our fun: wear light colored clothing, long pants (especially when walking in woods), stay on the trail when hiking, tuck pant legs into socks, use insect repellent, and check frequently for ticks on yourself and others (with permission naturally). The smaller deer ticks can cause lyme disease, but only if they remain on your body for 24 hours or more.

To reserve a space on a weekend trip or a day event, call the leaders during the listed time period. If you need information earlier than the dates listed below, call David at 718-897-1448.

To go on a camping, you must be a member. You can mail us your dues or pay it at the site. One year's membership costs $12 for an individual or $18 for a family ($8/individual or $12/family if you receive the newsletter by e-mail). Make your check payable to Campers' Group and mail it to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place #5J, Rego Park NY 11374.

ACTIVITIES

June 23-25, 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 JUNE 16.

Alvin Chin 718-672-8913, Neysa Linzer 917-221-2424

June 30-July 4, Camping Trip, Worthington State Forest, Columbia, NJ
Camp on a group site by the Delaware River. Swim, boat or fish right from the campsite. Hikers can climb up the Appalachian Trail to Sunfish Pond, an unspoiled glacial lake, or visit the Mohican Outdoor Center nearby. 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. Limited to 30 people. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 23.

Renee Goodstein 212-426-3211, Murray Bernstein 718-638-6496
Chet Trotman 718-421-7370

Saturday, July 8, Neysa's 2nd Annual Pool Party, Staten Island, NY
Come for an all day/night outdoor party with music, homemade food, refreshing drinks and toasted marshmallows from Neysa's outdoor wood burning fireplace. You'll get to meet new people, talk about your interests and share stories of past camping trips. It is an enjoyable, relaxing day not to be missed. Bring your bathing suit, towel, musical instrument and food to share. BBQ grill will be supplied. ADULTS ONLY PLEASE. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 1.

Neysa Linzer 917-221-2424

July 14-16, Camping Trip, Bass River State Forest, New Gretna, NJ
If you like New Jersey Pine Barrens come to this campground where you can swim, fish or rent boats on Lake Absegami. Bicycle or hike on sand roads, or hike the Batona Trail. Wharton State Forest and historic Batsto Village are a short drive away. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 7.

Gary & Suzanne Gentner 718-624-7687, Kirsten Andersen 914-923-9428

July 28-30, Camping Trip, Tobyhanna State Park, Monroe PA
Tobyhanna State Park is located in the Pocono Mountains. Nearby attractions include: Lake Wallenpaupack, one of the largest man-made lakes in Pennsylvania; Big Pocono State Park at the top of Camelback Mountain; and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. You can relax on the beach, bike, boat, fish, swim or hike the woodland area of the 170-acre Tobyhanna Lake. Outhouses. Strictly limited to 20 people. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 21.

Alan Sills 973-812-9365, Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

August 4-6, Camping Trip, Swartswood State Park, Newton, NJ
Hike around, or swim in Lake Swartswood. The park also rents canoes, rowboats and paddleboats, and the lake is stocked with fish. We've reserved a shady group site that holds 20 people. Outhouses at the site, flush toilets and showers at the lake. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 28.

Anna Cline 201-792-1210, Neysa Linzer 917-221-2424

Saturday, August 12, Day/Evening Beach Picnic, Smith Point County Park, Suffolk County, NY
We're going to have a barbecue-picnic near the beach from morning till night. We'll walk along the shore, frolic in the sand, play games or sing songs in the moonlight after we fill our tummies with delicious charcoal grilled goodies. Smith Point, a very popular haven for beach lovers, is accessible by car and is located near the eastern end of Fire Island National Seashore. Get there early to get a good picnic spot. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 5.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

August 18-20, Camping Trip, Hidden Lake Group Campsite, Bushkill PA
THE LAKE IS BACK. Deep within the Delaware National Recreation Area, we've reserved the only campsite at Hidden Lake. Hike and swim at the site, take in the vistas at Bushkill falls, or recreate at the Delaware River four miles away. Outhouses. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 11.

Mike Yukoweic 914-255-3990, David Levner 718-897-1448

August 25-27, Camping Trip, Coca-Cola State Park, Compaq NJ
Explore New Jersey's newest and most convenient state park. Swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, shopping. In addition to the mall in the park, Wal-Mart and Filene's Basement are nearby. Purchase the latest camping fashions while avoiding sales tax on clothing and footwear. Flush toilets and hot showers; water spigots and Coke machines at every site. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 18.

Harry Target 212-555-1212, Penney Marshall 718-670-3225

September 1-4 (Labor Day Weekend), Camping Trip, Hickory Run State Park, White Haven, PA
Our group site extends deep into the forest. Sit by a tranquil stream less than one mile from the site. Lake swimming, excellent fishing, 30 miles of hiking trails, Boulders' Field (a National Natural Landmark), and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts at the Hickory House. Outhouses by the site, flush toilets and showers by the lake. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 25.

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

September 15-17, Camping Trip, 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 8.

Barbara Haug 718-369-1061, Brian Ribner 718-253-3063


CONTACTS:
  Benevolent Dictator  David Levner    718-897-1448  levner@panix.com :-)
  Non-Dictator         Denise Drossos  718-435-3169

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