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Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 2005-2006

Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 2005-2006

I’m feeling a cool breeze as I write these words. Soon it will be time to go out and play in the snow. The woods are so different in the winter: the trees are sleeping and everything is still, quiet, and covered in white. In many ways, this is my favorite time of the year.

The key to enjoying the outdoors in cold weather is to be active and participate in winter sports such as hiking, snow-shoeing, skiing and snowboarding. You can do all these things during our January, February and March weekend trips, and return at night to a warm motel, cabin or B&B.

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.

Sunday 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 20-22, Cabin Trip, Catskill Mountains, Fleischmanns NY
We’re staying at The Highlands Inn, a cozy Bed & Breakfast that’s very close to Belleayre Mountain in the Catskills. At Belleayre, you can hike, snow-shoe, downhill and x-country ski, and snowboard. All equipment can be rented, and you can purchase discounted lift tickets through the B&B. The Highlands Inn requires a two-day minimum stay; your cost will depend on how many people you share a room with. Breakfast is included. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 13.
Sule Sokoni 718-996-5149
David Glass 914-833-2557
February 17-20, Cabin Trip, 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 Hoevenberg and Cascade for x-country skiing and snowshoeing; or Whiteface Mountain for downhill skiing and snowboarding. All equipment can be rented and you can purchase lessons. Or explore the backcountry of the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Area. NO CALLS BEFORE FEBRUARY 10.
David Levner 718-897-1448
Saturday February 25, Winter Party, Staten Island NY
There’s a surplus of parties in December and a shortage in January and February. We go against the grain and celebrate the winter with our friends in February. Bring a warm spirit, and a dish or a dessert to share. 4-10 PM. Near the Staten Island ferry terminal. BYOB. NO CALLS BEFORE FEBRUARY 18.
Rachel Isaacs 718-447-8403
Sunday March 6, Annual Meeting/Brunch, Brooklyn NY
Meet to plan our agenda for the coming year. How many summer camping trips should we have in 2006? Which parks should we visit? How should we attract new members? We need your opinion! Members only. If you have led a trip within the last year, then your meal is on Campers’ Group. Located near public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE FEBRUARY 26.
Denise Drossos 718-435-3169
March 18-20, Camping/Cabin Trip, Tohickon Valley Park, Point Pleasant PA
Enjoy the comforts of a warm and cozy cabin by the flowing Tohickon Valley Creek, or rough it in your tent. It’s possible that, during the weekend, water will be released from an upstream dam, enlarging the creek and making it a nirvana for kayakers. 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 MARCH 11.
Ken Quartarone 201-388-3685
Janice Oliver 973-751-6002


CONTACTS:

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

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