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Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 2010-2011   

"In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

-- Albert Camus

Saturday, December 25, Christmas Dinner in a Manhattan Ethnic Restaurant, Manhattan NY
Celebrate the holiday with friends. We'll meet at Mitali Indian Restaurant in the East Village to enjoy the spirit of the season. NO CALLS BEFORE SATURDAY DECEMBER 18.
Hiram 212-813-2378 / Sarah 212-675-5012
January 14-17, Cabin Trip, North Country Ski Weekend, Upper Jay NY
Enjoy all winter sports and an inexpensive but comfortable motel in the Adirondacks. Nearby Lake Placid has indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks; go to the Olympic Sports Complex or Cascade for x-country skiing; Whiteface Mountain for downhill skiing. All equipment can be rented, and you can purchase lessons. Or you can climb one of the Adirondack High Peaks. NO CALLS BEFORE FRIDAY JANUARY 7.
David 718-897-1448 / David 914-356-7164
Saturday, January 29, Planning Meeting, Myra's Place, Kew Gardens NY
Help us plan Campers' Group's spring schedule. To help you think clearly, we'll serve good, healthy food. And if time allows, we'll play some board games. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE SATURDAY JANUARY 22.
Myra 718-846-7725
Saturday, February 5, X-Country Ski or Hike in Fahnestock Winter Park, Carmel NY
Glide or snowshoe along nine miles of groomed trails for the day. Or just slide down a hill on an inner tube. Rental equipment, lessons and warming huts available. Fahnestock is close to NYC, so you won't drive all day to get there. If there isn't enough snow, we'll hike on one of the park's many trails. NO CALLS BEFORE SATURDAY JANUARY 29.
Janice 973-930-3563 / Theresa 917-836-7003
Saturday, February 12, Potluck Winter Party, Denise's Place, Brooklyn NY
It may be cold outside, but it will be warm in here. Bring a dish to share with old and new friends. There'll be music, games, conversation, food, spirits, and a birthday cake for a very special birthday boy. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5.
Denise 646-457-2072
February 18-21, Cabin Trip, New Paltz Youth Hostel/Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz NY
Join us for a comfortable and convenient stay at the New Paltz Hostel. Within an easy drive from NYC you will find a city in the country, historical sites, and great hiking trails. New Paltz offers dining and shopping, cafes and pubs, and scenic walking tours down Huguenot Street (one of the oldest streets in America). A short drive can take us to the world-class Mohonk Mountain House (see photo) and Preserve. We can also enjoy great vistas on the many hiking and biking trails in Minnewaska State Park, and the Shawangunk Ridge. There'll be something for everyone! NO CALLS BEFORE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11.
Debby 917-340-2663 / Denise 646-457-2072
March 6-8, 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 Sunday, 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! The show starts at 7:30 PM, and tickets always sell out early so please purchase them in advance. NO CALLS BEFORE MONDAY FEBRUARY 21.
Sue 973-896-3120
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, 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 THURSDAY MARCH 10.
Janice 973-930-3563 / Sue 973-896-3120



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  Caretaker     David L.       
  Treasurer     Debby S.       
  Outdoors Consultant     Ken Q.       
  
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