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Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 1997-1998

Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 1997-1998

We were treated to an early snowstorm in mid-November. A few of us cancelled our plans and drove upstate to cross-country ski. That snow has melted, but more is on the way. If you've never skied before, you'll find it's like hiking but requires less effort once you get the hang of it.

You can take off your coat because our January 24th party is in a heated apartment. See your friends from the 1996 camping trips in person and in photos.

To reserve a space on a weekend trip or day event, call the leaders between Sunday and Wednesday of the previous week, before 10 PM. If you need information earlier than that, 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

Thursday December 18, Night Out, Taping of Songs of Freedom, Manhattan
Campers' Group member and professional singer/songwriter Joel Landy will tape a cable TV show in the evening. Joel is a folk singer in the progressive tradition. Come and watch the show for free. NO CALLS BEFORE DECEMBER 14.

Joel Landy 718-937-2240

Thursday 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 21.

Murray Bernstein 718-638-6496

January 2-4, Frost Valley YMCA, Oliverea, NY
Begin the new year on the right trail. Two nights lodging and 5 meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch) for $130 per person, with discounts for children. X-country skis and snowshoes provided, but bring your own ice skates. Limited to 10 people. To reserve, send a check for $130 (payable to Campers' Group) to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place, Apt. 5J, Rego Park, NY 11374. NO CALLS BEFORE NOVEMBER 30.

Cathie Carmen 718-463-2431, David Levner 718-897-1448

Saturday January 17, Songs of Freedom Concert, Manhattan
Campers' Group member singer/songwriter Joel Landy is organizing this concert in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Tickets are $15. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 11.

Susan Kohn 212-226-0443

Saturday January 24, Party, Park Slope, NY
Beat the January blues with good food and good fun. Limited to 25 Campers' Group members. Accessible by public transportion. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 18.

Madeleine Dorval 718-789-3651

Saturday January 31, Outdoor Ice-Skating, Upstate NY
Do you skate? We're going upstate, but the choice of a rink depends on the weather. One place that we have in mind is in Larchmont and Mamaroneck. Actually, we think it's on the border. There's a line drawn in the middle of the rink and a sign that says, "Now entering Mamaroneck." Don't believe me? Join us and find out. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 25.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

February 13-16, High Peaks Base Camp, Upper Jay, NY
All winter sports and a comfortable lodge. Nearby Lake Placid has indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks; go to Mt. Van Hovenberg and Cascade for x-country skiing; Whiteface Mountain for downhill skiing. All equipment can be rented, and you can purchase lessons. Or explore the back country of the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Area. The base camp is heated and has a restaurant and bathrooms with showers. Two nights and 2 meals (Saturday and Sunday breakfast) for $44 per person. Since this trip is a long drive, try to get one or two days off at the beginning of March so you can extend your stay. To reserve, send a check for $44 (payable to Campers' Group) to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place, Apt. 5J, Rego Park, NY 11374. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 23.

JoAnn Hawker 718-488-7482, Elish Sari 718-520-8584

Sunday February 22, Annual Meeting, Queens, NY
Meet to plan our agenda for the coming year. How many Summer camping trips should we have in 1997? What parks should we visit? How should we attract new members? Should the annual dues remain the same? We need your opinion! Members only.

David Levner 718-897-1448

March 6-8, Cabin Trip, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, PA
Winter sports and environmental education at this wooded preserve. Two nights and 5 meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday lunch), $100 per person. You can rent x-country skis if there's snow. To reserve, send a check for $100 (payable to Campers' Group) to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place, Apt. 5J, Rego Park, NY 11374. NO CALLS BEFORE FEBRUARY 8.

Jeff Crump 212-932-3470, Brian Ribner 718-253-3063


CONTACTS:
  Benevolent Dictator   David Levner    718-897-1448   levner@panix.com :-)
  Treasurer             Cathie Carmen   718-463-2431

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