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Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 1999

Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 1999

The birds are doing it, the bees are doing it, even the mosquitoes are doing it. And we'll be camping as they do it.

Summer has returned. Cool off with us at the lake, and join us for a night hike to see a thousand stars glimmering. Waterfalls will be flowing, hot coals roasting ears of corn and a circle of campers watching wood consumed in the campfire. Summer has returned.

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

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

July 2-5, Hickory Run State Park, White Haven PA
Our group site extends deep into the forest. Lake swimming, excellent fly 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. Quiet hours are 9 P.M. to 8 A.M. Limited to 20 people. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 25.

Neysa Linzer 917-683-4244, Kirsten Anderson 914-923-9428

July 16-18, Worthington State Forest, Columbia NJ
Camp on river sites 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 JULY 9.

Brian Ribner 718-253-3063 or 718-802-4486 (work), Bamidel Adeyemi 212-866-1367

July 30-August 1, Hidden Lake Group Campsite, Bushkill PA
Deep within the Delaware National Recreation Area, we 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.

David Levner 718-897-1448, Renee Goodstein 212-426-3211

August 7, Potluck Pool Party, Staten Island NY
Ok........everyone in the pool! Bring your bathing suits, towels and food to share. BBQ grill will be supplied. We'll party all day and night with good friends and new friends. You can chow down along the poolside, swim or toast marshmallows in the outdoor fireplace. ADULTS ONLY PLEASE. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 31.

Neysa Linzer 917-683-4244

August 13-15, 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 20 people. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 6.

Madeleine Dorval & Glenn Moeller 718-789-3651

August 27-29, Tobyhanna State Park, Tobyhanna PA
We're having an Adult Only weekend at Tobyhanna State Park, located in the famous Pocono Mountain resort area. Nearby attractions include: Lake Wallenpaupack, one of the largest person-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. ADULTS ONLY. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 20.

Anne Gruber 212-873-5454, Murray Bernstein 718-638-6496

September 3-6 (Labor Day Weekend), High Point State Park, Sussex NJ
Celebrate Labor Day in the mountains. Swim, boat, fish, hike the Appalachian Trail or ride your mountain bike. Enjoy the view from the highest point in the State of New Jersey. Pit toilets on the site, showers and flush toilets at the lake. Quiet hours are 10 P.M. to 6 A.M. Limited to 30 people. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 27.

David Levner 718-897-1448, Susan Kohn 212-226-0443

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


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