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Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 2001

Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 2001

Will a hot summer follow a cool spring? We've prepared for the hot days ahead by reserving shady campsites near bodies of water. Bring your bathing suits! Thinking of the campgrounds listed below brings back wonderful memories for me: swirling in a tube through the rapids of the Delaware River (Kittatinny), sitting on a rock by Mud Run with my feet in the fast-moving stream (Hickory Run), or looking down into the neighboring valleys from the top of Sunrise Mountain (Stokes). But the memories are not enough for me-I have to go back to these places. I'll see you at the campsite!

To reserve a space on a weekend trip or a day event, call the leaders no later than the Wednesday before the trip. If you need information earlier than the dates listed below, call David at 718-897-1448. To go on a weekend trip, you must be a member. You can mail us your dues or pay it at the campsite. 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 22-24, 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 15.
Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

Saturday June 30, Mermaid Parade, Coney Island, NY
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the date of the Mermaid Parade has been changed from June 23 to June 30. Calling all mermaids, mermen, merchildren, and mercampers: join the Campers' Group contingent to march in the Mermaid Parade. Dress up in a nautical costume (Neptunes, fish-people, sailors and boats are acceptable in addition to traditional merpeople). NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 23.

Sule Sokoni 718-996-5149

July 4-8, Stokes State Forest, Branchville, NJ
We're returning to shady Group Site H. This park has many hiking trails including six miles of the Appalachian Trail. You can also swim, boat and fish. There are great views from the top of Sunrise Mountain and in the Tillman Ravine Natural Area. Toilets at the site but no showers. Limited to 25 people. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 27.

Don Blair 718-720-1426  Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

July 20-22, Covered Bridge Campsite, Livingston Manor, NY
We're returning to an old Campers' Group favorite in the Catskill Mountains. The Willowemoc River winds through the campground and is good for fishing and wading. Swimming and hiking are nearby. The campground owners do not permit radios and strictly enforce the quiet hour from 11 PM to 8 AM. Limited to 12 adults. Children under 16 camp for free. Bathrooms, hot showers, camp store. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 13.

Michelle Slyker 845-986-5016  Brian Ribner 718-253-3063

Sunday July 29, Roosevelt Island Walk, Roosevelt Island NY
Meet us on Roosevelt Island for a walk through a community garden and a picnic lunch. Then we'll walk over the 36th Avenue Bridge to Queens to check out Socrates Sculpture Park. Free. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 22.

Neysa Linzer 718-720-2452

Wednesday August 1, Governors Island Walking Tour, Governors Island NY
Tell your boss to take a hike and join us for a 1.5-mile walking tour of this now-vacated island. We'll take a free ferry ride at 10 AM to the former Coast Guard base to see its National Historic Landmark District and 19th century forts. The tour returns from Governors Island at noon. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 13.

Rachel Friend 718-633-4181

August 3-5, Hickory Run State Park, White Haven, PA
Our group site extends deep into the forest. Sit by a tranquil stream less than 1 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. Near the Lehigh River for canoeing, rafting and tubing. Outhouses by the site, flush toilets and showers by the lake. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 27.

Madeleine Dorval & Glenn Moller 718-789-3651  Christine & Greg Monseliu 212-353-1043

August 17-19, Kittatinny Campground, Barryville, NY
We chose this park because it is near Skinner's Falls, the most exciting part of the Delaware River. You can swim, tube, raft or canoe. Our sites are in a cul-de-sac, very wooded, and near a stream. Flush toilets, hot showers, camp store, laundry machines. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 10.

Dave & Seema Banerjee 201-418-0555  Anne Gruber 212-873-5454

August 31-September 3, Worthington State Forest, Columbia, NJ
Camp on a group site by the Delaware River. Wade, 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. Chemical toilets by the site, and showers in another part of the park. Limited to 30 people. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 24.

Chet Trotman 718-421-7370  David Levner 718-897-1448

September 14-16, Wharton State Forest, Hammonton, NJ
Camp in New Jersey's largest state park (over 100,000 acres) in the Pine Barrens. Hike on the Batona Trail, fish in Lake Atsion, canoe on the Mullica River, or see the restored village at Batsto. Flush toilets and hot showers. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 7.

Barbara Haug 718-369-1061  Murray Bernstein 718-638-6496


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