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Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 2004-2005

Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 2004-2005

Snow is coming. If you're looking to do a little more than make snowmen in the park, join Campers' Group for some winter excursions. We're planning a near and far trip to x-country and downhill ski. At our March cabin trip, you can enjoy the comforts of home plus all the activities Mother Nature allows such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

If you are interested in discussing Campers' Group policy, attend our free annual brunch-meeting in March (Campers' Group members only).

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. You can mail us your dues or pay it at the trip or event. 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

Saturday, December 25, Christmas Dinner, Manhattan
Celebrate the holiday with friends. We'll meet for a Manhattan adventure and a meal in an ethnic restaurant to enjoy the spirit of the season. NO CALLS BEFORE DECEMBER 18 OR AFTER 9 PM ON DECEMBER 24.
Hiram Jacobs 212-813-2378

January 14-16, X-Country Ski Weekend, Fahnestock Winter Park, Carmel NY
Glide, stumble, or snowshoe along nine miles of groomed trails for a day or weekend x-country ski trip. Or just slide down a hill on an inner tube. Rental equipment, lessons and warming huts available. Fahnestock is close to NYC, so you can come for one day or make a weekend trip out of it. We'll reserve rooms at a comfortable and affordable motel 10 miles away. $74 for a one double-bed room, $85 for two double beds, per night. NO CALLS BEFORE DECEMBER 17.

David Glass 914-833-2557  Carlos Ramirez 917-399-9303/718-875-7744

Saturday, January 29, Potluck Winter Party, Brooklyn NY
Let's embrace the season of winter together at Mary and Julio's pad for a potluck dinner and party. Bring a warm spirit and a dish, dessert or drink to share. Starts at 6 PM. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 21.

Mary Jacobus & Julio Huato 718-972-3817

Saturday, February 12, Day Hike, Harriman State Park, Southfields NY
If you want to keep fit and warm during the winter, bundle up to a moderately strenuous hike in Harriman State Park. You must wear hiking boots and carry at least two liters of water. Bring lunch, snacks and a warm, hearty disposition. Public transportation is available. Meet at the Red Apple Restaurant on Route 17 in Southfields at 10 AM. NO CALLS BEFORE FEBRUARY 4.

Chet Trotman 732-317-2933

February 18-21, North Country Ski Weekend, Upper Jay NY
Enjoy all winter sports and stay in a comfortable motel in Adirondack Park. Nearby Lake Placid has indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks; go to Mt. Van Hovenberg and Cascade for x-country skiing and snowshoeing; or Whiteface Mountain for downhill skiing. All equipment can be rented and you can purchase lessons. Or explore the backcountry of the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Area. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 21.

Bob & Clare Keilbach 718-358-8568  David Levner 718-897-1448

Sunday, March 6, Brunch and Annual Meeting, Brooklyn NY
Meet to plan our agenda for the coming year. How many summer camping trips should we have in 2005? Which parks should we visit? How should we attract new members? We need your opinion! Members only. Located near public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE FEBRUARY 28.

David Levner 718-897-1448

March 18-20, Cabin Trip, Tohickon Valley Park, Point Pleasant PA
Enjoy the comforts of a warm and cozy cabin by the flowing Tohickon Valley Creek. The cabin has a kitchen, bathroom, shower and wood-burning fireplace, and beds for eight people. Bring your own food, utensils and linens. NO CALLS BEFORE FEBRUARY 25.

Ken Quartarone 201-792-3787  Lana Weinmann 516-270-3286


CONTACTS:
  Benevolent Dictator  David Levner    718-897-1448
  Non-Dictator         Denise Drossos  718-435-3169

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