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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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August 14-24, Camping Trip, Grand Isle VT/Ausable Chasm NY/Adirondack High Peaks, South Hero VT
Join us for a road trip, with 11 days/10 nights of camping! The group will be visiting 3 different areas of interest. We will be car-camping on Grand Isle in South Hero VT Fri-Mon 8/14-17, next near Ausable Chasm Tue-Wed 8/18-19, and then Wilderness Campground in the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, Thur-Sun (check-out Mon) 8/20-24. Each area is only about a 1 hr 15 min drive to the next!
South Hero on Grand Isle is picturesque, with our waterfront campsites on Lake Champlain! Beautiful Ausable Chasm is known as the Grand Canyon of the Adirondacks. Wilderness Campground is located at the traiheads for several hikes in the amazing Adirondack High Peaks region!
RSVPS ARE PER TENT, NOT PER PERSON! This is a RAIN or SHINE event.
To reserve a spot, send a check for $218 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 $225 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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August 28-30, Camping Trip, Promised Land State Park, Canadensis PA
We will be camping at five (5) of the many wooded sites near the lake in the Pickerel Point camping area. Walk or drive to the beach and swim, or rent a canoe/kayak/rowboat and tool around Promised Land Lake. The ambitious can bicycle around the lake or explore the Bruce Lake Natural Area. The rest of us may follow the self-guided nature trail around Conservation Island. The campground has new facilities - hot showers and flush toilets. Each site has been graded with gravel, and accommodates only 2 tents each, so please share if possible. This recently redesigned campground also has newly paved and mostly assigned parking. One (1) parking space is assigned to each campsite, in the small lot by our campsite group. Overflow parking is within walking distance on the campground peninsula. Carpooling is recommended.

To reserve a spot, send a check for $33.25 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the event host or group organizer is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the wait list, when/if RSVPs are open, you will be added to the "going" list. For immediate inclusion, pay $35 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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August 29-30, Camping/Cabin Trip, Thendara Mtn Club, Harriman State Park NY
Our friends at Thendara Mountain Club have invited us to stay overnight; camping on their grounds, sleeping in a screened in bunk house, or staying in their rustic cabin in Harriman State Park. There is a multi-tent campsite on the property, and a screened-in bunk house with separate mens and womens bunk rooms. (First come, first served for camping, bunkhouse and lodge bedroom space.) The lodge (built 1929) has heat, electricity, a full kitchen, indoor mens and womens washrooms with hot showers, and bathrooms about 50 ft from the cabin. There are seven bedrooms with 2-4 cots each (rooms are shared). The lodge also has a big main room with fireplace, comfortable seating, eating table and screened in porch. Besides hiking, you are welcome to stay on the club's grounds, and swim or boat on Lake Tiorati from the club's supervised boat dock. (Boats are available when you pay the day or overnight fee.) The weekend includes Saturday night dinner, Sunday breakfast and a Sunday bag lunch, paid separately to Thendara when on site. Thendara asks all members and guests to help with a simple chore, like clearing the table, washing or drying dishes, etc. You will be assigned something before dinner.
Arrive Saturday morning to meet up with the group at the lodge, and then carpool to the trail head, if necessary. After the hike we will return to camp for a relaxing happy hour in front of the fire! Dinner will be provided by the Thendara host for this weekend. Diet restrictions can usually be accommodated - just be sure to tell the host when you RSVP. You may set up your tent at the campsite, or sleep in the bunkhouse. The campsite is primitive, and has room for a number of smaller (2-4 person) tents. The bunkhouse has wood platform bunks with mattresses, but bringing a sleeping pad along with your sleeping bag is recommended. Water and the campfire will be by the cabin. (No fires by the campsite, only in the main fire ring by the cabin.) If sleeping in the cabin, you will need to bring a sleeping bag or sheets and pillowcase. There are wool blankets and pillows available. There will also be a local hike on Sunday starting at 11am from camp.
If it is your first time at Thendara, and choose to stay the entire weekend, the total cost will be approximately $45-$50, which 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 Augusr 26th for the host to know how much and what food to bring and prepare. Also be sure to advise of any food allergies or restrictions.
Day fee* to use the facilities: $10 per day, non-member (paid when you RSVP, plus food deposit, Thendara members pay 1/2 price)
Thendara a la carte fees, paid directly to the Thendara host at the cabin:
Overnight fee*: lodge or bunkhouse - $20 per night (non-member), camping - $16 per person/per night (non-member), no additional day fee to use the facilities (Thendara members pay 1/2 price)
Saturday happy hour: $6 (approx)
Saturday dinner: $14 (approx)
Sunday breakfast, and bag lunch for the trail: $10 (approx)
*Members and guests children, 12-17, pay adult member rate. Members and guests children, under age 12, pay 1/2 adult member rate.
(Meal fees are approximate; final amount will depend on what the host brings and prepares.)
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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September 4-7, Labor Day Weekend Camping Trip, Blue Mountain Campground, Saugerties NY
Join us for family camping in the Catskills! We have reserved several campsites, which will allow us to form our own large group area at Blue Mountain Campground. Each site contains a campfire ring and picnic table, however, we may have a larger site designated for group activities. Bathrooms/showers and potable water are located a short walk away. There is also a playground, pool, rec hall, outdoor pavilion, organized games, and other amenities for everyone! Located near excellent hiking in the Catskill mountains, it is also just a 10 minute drive to Saugerties and 15 minutes to Woodstock NY. *** RSVPs are per tent, not per person. ***
To reserve a spot, send a check for $66 made out to Campers' Group, to: Campers' Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Once the event host or group organizer is notified of receipt of your check, you will be added to the wait list, when/if RSVPs are open, you will be added to the "going" list. For immediate inclusion, pay $68.50 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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September 10-13, Camping Trip, Cape Cod Camping, North Truro MA
We'll be camping on the outer Cape, just south of Provincetown! Enjoy the beach, hiking, and scenic bicycling in this beautiful area, or do some exploring in town.
We'll be camping, nestled in the pines, at North of Highlands Campground. It is only a short 1/2 mile walk to Head of the Meadow Beach. Fun and funky Provincetown is a 7 mile bike ride from camp. The campground provides clean bathroom and shower facilities, a laundry room, camp store and recreation hall.
We made the best effort to have our campsites grouped in one area, however, the campground determines final locations upon check-in. First come first served, and carpooling is recommended. RSVPs are per person, NOT per tent. The park allows only 4 adults per site. We have prepaid for 2 parking spots per site. Sorry, no campfires at the sites, but we can get a permit to have a campfire on the beach! Check-in prior to 9 PM on your scheduled date of arrival. This is a RAIN OR SHINE event!
To reserve a spot, send a check for $97.50 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 $99.75 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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September 18-20, Camping Trip, AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, Haverstraw NY
The Stephen and Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center is an ideal destination for anyone looking for hiking, paddling, and camping opportunities in the heart of Harriman State Park at Breakneck Pond. Harriman State Park, New York's second largest park, is located 30 miles from Manhattan and accessible by public transportation. We have reserved 2 campgrounds with 4 or 5 platforms or leantos each. Each site will accommodate 2 small tents each, plus hammocks. (Small tents only please, 4-person or smaller.) Please bring a small tent or hammock. Kayak, canoes and swimming are free; meals in the dining hall are an additional charge.
To reserve a spot for one tent, send a check for $35 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 $36.26 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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September 24-28, Camping Trip, Assateague Island National Seashore, Assateague MD
Camp behind the dunes on this beautiful barrier island off the coast of Maryland. Wonderful wild ponies share the island with people! We have reserved 11 oceanside campsites for 4 nights. These are walk-in sites; vehicles can park near the site but campers will need to carry equipment on a boardwalk about 300 feet in to the dunes. Rent kayaks, canoes, and SUPs at the canoe/kayak rental lot, and paddle on the calm bay side of the island. This trip is a longer drive than most. Join us for the long weekend! Cold showers and chemical toilets in the national park, hot showers in the adjacent state park. $20 entrance fee per vehicle. To arrange carpooling, contact a trip leader ASAP.
To reserve a tent spot, send a check for $50.25 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 o your check, you will be added to the RSVP list. For immediate inclusion, pay $51.98 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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