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Campers' Group is a club that organizes camping, cabin, hiking and ski trips, mostly in NJ, NY, PA and CT, and within a three-hour drive of the NYC metro area. We welcome singles, couples and families, experienced campers and newbies, to camp and hike with us.

You can also join us on meetup.com or like us on Facebook.

Here are some of our upcoming events:


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January 18-21, Vermont Skiing/Snowshoeing, Green Mountain House Hostel, Manchester Center VT
Join us in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont for this long holiday weekend! There will be downhill skiing at Bromley Mountain, cross-country skiing at Viking Nordic Center, snowshoeing, hiking, pot luck dinners, and much much more!
We'll be staying at the Green Mountain House Hostel in Manchester, Vermont, just 5 miles west of the Appalachian Trail and Long Trail. We will have the exclusive use of the hostel; it sleeps about 10 people, has comfortable twin beds and bunk beds w/ clean linens, blankets & pillows. Besides a total of eight beds, there is also one couch for sleeping, plus floor space upstairs if anyone wants to bring an air mattress. Towels, soap and shampoo are provided. We will also have the exclusive use of a fully equipped kitchen, with basic breakfast supplies provided for free. Wi-Fi access and a landline phone is available for free long-distance calls.
The parking is limited to about 6-7 cars on site. Carpooling is recommended. The hostel will work out additional parking when we arrive.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $85.50 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the organizer or a trip leader is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, pay $88.19 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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February 2-3, Cabin Trip, Thendara Mountain Club, Harriman State Park NY
Our friends at Thendara Mountain Club have invited us to stay overnight at their rustic cabin in Harriman State Park. The cabin (built 1929) has heat, electricity, a full kitchen, indoor men's and women's washrooms with hot showers, and unheated bathrooms about 50 ft from the lodge. There are seven bedrooms with 2-4 cots each (rooms are shared). The cabin has a big main room with fireplace, comfortable seating, eating table and screened in porch. The weekend includes Saturday night dinner, Sunday breakfast and a bag lunch. Meet us at the cabin on Saturday morning at 9:30am to join us on a hike (TBD). Depending on snowfall, we may instead snowshoe or even cross-country ski. We may also carpool to the trail head. Later in the afternoon we will return to camp for a relaxing and well deserved happy hour in front of the fire! Dinner will be provided by the Thendara host for this weekend. Breakfast and lunch will be available on Sunday. Diet restrictions can usually be accommodated - just be sure to tell the host when you RSVP. You need to bring a sleeping bag or sheet and pillowcase. There are wool blankets and pillows available. On Sunday, after we have breakfast and prepare our bag lunch, we may go out again starting at about 11am from the cabin. The total cost will be approximately $50, depending on what food the host brings to prepare. You must pay the balance in cash to the host during the weekend. This payment will cover meals and lodging for Saturday night (meals are Saturday happy hour and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch). YOU MUST RSVP AND SIGN UP FOR MEALS BY WEDNESDAY January 30th. You can take the train or bus to Sloatsburg and can either hike in, ride a bike up scenic Seven Lakes Drive, or we can arrange to have someone from camp with a car meet you at the station. Feel free to bring a spouse, date, friend and well behaved kids, but sorry, no pets.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $30 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the organizer or a trip leader is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, pay $31.23 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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February 15-18, Cross-Country Skiing/Snowshoeing, New Paltz Youth Hostel/Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz NY
Join us for a 3-day weekend in New Paltz, NY. In nearby Minnewaska State Park, there are groomed cross-country ski and snowshoe trails with incredible vistas of the Shawangunk Ridge. If you don't know how to cross-country ski, we can show you the basics. We will stay at the New Paltz Hostel. We have reserved 3 private rooms with 12 beds. We also have 3 full baths just for our group, a private lounge, and a shared kitchen. The hostel check-in time starts on Friday at 4pm; check-out is 10am Monday. New Paltz is a college town with eateries, cafes and live music. You can rent cross-country skis and snow shoes in town.
Public transportation is also available. The hostel is on Main St. in New Paltz right next to a Trailways bus station.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $101.75 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the organizer or a trip leader is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, pay $105.00 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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March 15-18, Skiing/Snowshoeing, Garden State Ski Club, Pittsford VT
We have been invited to stay at the Garden State Ski Club's lodge in Pittsford Vermont. Less than a 4-hour drive from northern New Jersey, the Lodge is centrally located to take advantage of all that Vermont offers. The ski house is 18 miles from the Killington Ski Area, and 6 miles from Mountain Top Inn and Resort. Besides downhill and cross-country skiing, there may be snowshoeing, hiking, pot luck dinners - whatever the group decides.
The Lodge sleeps up to 24 people in comfortable rooms of 2, 3 or 4 beds with a private bath for each room. We have reserved 5 rooms. All rooms except one have their own outside entrance, with only two having an entrance inside the lodge. Room assignments will be given upon arrival. You must bring your own personal soap, towels, bathmat, bed linen and pillow case; they provide pillows and blankets. The towering stone fireplace will welcome you into the large living room with the modern kitchen just beyond. Basic breakfast food is provided, but you are welcome to bring all your own for all meals. French doors lead out to a large deck, overlooking the wooded property. The deck is the perfect place to watch for deer, cooking on the gas grill or search the magnificent starlit Vermont sky.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $95 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the organizer or a trip leader is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, pay $97.98 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after January 25.
 
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May 24-27, Memorial Day Weekend, High Point State Park, Sussex NJ
Swim, boat, fish, hike the Appalachian Trail, ride your mountain bike or just relax at this private group site situated far away from other campers. Hiking to the Monument at the highest point in NJ will award you with the most expansive 360 degree view of PA, NY and NJ in the area. A visit from our friendly black bears will make this trip one to remember. Pit toilets on the site, hot showers and flush toilets at the lake. Limited to 25 people.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $23.75 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the organizer or a trip leader is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, pay $24.66 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after March 30.
 
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July 4-7, 4th of July weekend, Lake Ashroe, Sandyston NJ
We have reserved the spacious group campsite on Lake Ashroe. This renovated large and open campsite has 8 picnic tables, 8 grills, and 2 fire rings. The site also offers easy lake access for paddling and fishing (NJ fishing license required), but no swimming in this lake. Bring your own kayak or paddleboard, or rent on site. Swimming is permitted at Stony Lake in another section of the park. Great hiking is available by climbing up the ridge from the campsite to the Appalachian Trail, or hiking over to Tillman Ravine and Buttermilk Falls. Private bathroom/shower rooms are on site. RSVPs are PER PERSON, NOT per tent. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event.
The lake and campsite location is here.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $15.25 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the organizer or a trip leader is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, pay $15.95 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after April 20.
 
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