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Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 2009-2010

Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 2009-2010



In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. - Albert Camus (French existentialist author and philosopher, 1913 - 1960)

Who says that an adventurous spirit cannot be summoned during winter? Not Campers' Group! We will be skiing, hiking, enjoying films and the theater, and generally having as much fun as we do in the warmer months. Don't hibernate this season, join us for our winter activities!

January 15-17, X-Country Ski Weekend/Hostel Stay, Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz NY
Cross-country ski with us along miles of groomed trails in this beautiful park. Bring a lunch and thermos of your favorite hot beverage to the trails. We'll be staying in the nearby town of New Paltz. There will be rental equipment available in town, affordable lodging at the New Paltz Hostel, and several restaurant choices in town for Saturday evening dinner with the group. You must call the hostel as early as possible to book your own bed. No trip leader calls before January 2.
Denise 646-457-2072
Jane 732-221-3483
Saturday, January 30, Night Out, NYC Theater, Manhattan NY
Why stay at home to keep warm when we can enjoy a cozy night at the theater? We'll find a popular or well reviewed Off or Off-Off Broadway show to warm our hearts and minds, and then top the night off by discussing the play over some hot drinks and dessert. No calls before January 23.
Kirsten 914-966-8077
Terry 718-933-9807
Sunday, February 7, Planning Meeting & Brunch, The Park Restaurant, Manhattan NY
Join us to discuss trip choices for the upcoming season. This spacious, hip restaurant has nice brunch selections, friendly staff, and a big atrium. Meet us at 12:30 pm. Afterward, we may stroll over to the Lightship Frying Pan on pier 66, or onto the nearby High Line Park. No calls before January 30.
Denise 646-457-2072
February 12-15, X-Country Ski Weekend, Park or Nature Reserve, Somewhere CT
We will be choosing a beautiful location for cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, or maybe even sledding and tubing! Then we plan to get together for a Saturday evening dinner at a nearby restaurant. Local motel accommodations will be available to make this an enjoyable weekend for those that can stay one night, or even longer through Monday, President's Day. No calls before February 6.
David 718-897-1448
Debby 917-340-2663
Sunday, March 7, Day Trip, Fahnestock Winter Park, Carmel NY
Join us for the day in the beautiful Hudson Valley. Fahnestock State Park, located in the rugged Hudson Highlands, is dotted with lakes and criss-crossed by excellent hiking trails, including a section of the Appalachian Trail, which we plan to visit. Constitution Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, run by the National Audubon Society, is also nearby. If there is interest afterward, we may drive over to the nearby town of Cold Spring for dinner. No calls before February 27.
Ken 201-388-3685
March 8-9, Night Out, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Manhattan NY
Leave your gear at home and head to uptown Manhattan to be with your outdoor-loving friends. You can be part of some of the most daring outdoor adventures (without the risk of getting hurt) when you join us at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. On either Monday or Tuesday, have a fun and fascinating look at some of world's most interesting and award winning outdoor adventure films. During intermission we'll be treated to the calming sounds of an alphorn, normally heard in the mountains of Switzerland. Join some of us for a quick dinner before, or we'll see you at the theater! Tickets are $21.00 in advance and $24.00 at the door. No calls before February 6.
Sue 973-896-3120
March 19-21, Cabin Trip, Tohickon Valley Park, Point Pleasant PA
Enjoy the comforts of a warm and cozy cabin by the flowing Tohickon Creek, or rough it in your tent. Itís possible that, during the weekend, water will be released from an upstream dam, enlarging the creek and making it a nirvana for whitewater kayakers. There is hiking on the scenic High Rocks trail in the adjacent Ralph Stover State Park, and the Stovers-Myers Mill historic site is also nearby. This modern cabin has a kitchen, bathroom, shower, wood-burning fireplace, and beds for eight people. Bring your own food, utensils and linens. Space is limited, so call early! No calls before March 6.
Janice 347-426-4601
Theresa 917-836-7003



CONTACTS:
  Caretaker              David Levner          718-897-1448
  Trip Organizer         Denise Drossos        ddrossos@optonline.net
  Outdoors Consultant    Ken Quartarone        kquest@optonline.net

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