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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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July 3-5, Camping Trip, Camping and Fireworks!, Quakertown PA
Let’s camp at this nicely run private campground, and then drive over to Tinicum Park on the Delaware for Fireworks! We have rustic tent sites reserved on the river in this large RV/tent private campground. At Tohickon Family Campground there is a large pool, general store/gift shop, modern bath house, playground, game room and other activities for children. We can also drive to the expansive Lake Nockamixon for paddling, and local easy hiking. Rentals for an assortment of boats are available at the Nockamixon Boat Rental. If you are bringing your kids, please limit tents to one for adults and one for kids, at the very most. Also, let us know how many kids and their ages. The park allows only 4 adults, or 2 adults and their children, on each site, and only two (2) cars per site.

To reserve a spot for each adult, send a check for $50 made out to Campers‘ Group, to: Campers’ Group, 48 S. High Street Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. There is no charge for children. 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 $51.69 via PayPal for each adult on the meetup.com page for this trip.

When you buy your own ticket for July 3rd’s Riverside Symphonia’s Concert Under the Stars, you can picnic with us on the expansive grounds, listen to the orchestra play, and sit back and relax in your lawn chair for an evening fireworks display. On Friday July 3rd, the park’s gates will open at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., the orchestra will take the stage with a pops program that includes some light classical music, show tunes from Broadway, and, of course, patriotic Fourth of July favorites. Concert Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 7-18, (plus a credit card processing fee). Order your concert tickets here.
 
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July 10-12, Camping Trip, Fahnestock State Park, Carmel NY
Camp and hike in the beautiful Hudson Valley, near the Appalachian Trail! You can also swim, rent a kayak, canoe or rowboat in the park’s Canopus Lake. The quaint town of Cold Spring is also a short drive away. Flush toilets and hot showers are available within the park.
 
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Sunday, July 19, Day Hike, Norvin Green State Forest/Highlands Natural Pool, Ringwood NJ
Join us for an intermediate day hike in this nearby undisturbed forest, and then for a relaxing swim in a natural pool! You are also welcome to just swim and picnic on the grounds. The hidden gem of the Wyanokie Highlands, the Highlands Natural Pool is an Olympic size, stream-fed freshwater pool. It is located adjacent to Norvin Green State Forest, and to the former site of N.J. Audubon’s Weis Ecology Center (click here for directions). The Pool grounds include a picnic and barbecue area. There is direct access to a recreation field (including a baseball backstop), volleyball court, ping-pong tables, and over 21 miles of pristine hiking trails in the forest. The pool will be open from 10am to 8pm. Ken will be leading approximately a 3-4 hr hike at 10am. Bring prepared food or barbecue on their grills. Park in the Weis Ecology Center’s outer parking lot. $10 per adult, $3 per child, for the day, paid when you arrive. We can occupy the grounds between 10am and 8pm.
 
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July 24-25, Camping Trip, Burlingame State Park, Charlestown RI
We’ll be camping in a popular wooded campground, with easy access to Watchaug Pond and Ninigret Pond for fresh water or salt water swimming and boating! The park is near the ocean and crisscrossed with hiking trails. We’ll be looking for rabbits, muskrat, mink, red fox, river otters, raccoons and weasels that make their homes in the park, and watch the birds at the 1000-acre Watchaug Pond. East Beach is about 3 miles away and offers fun on the calm bay side or ocean side. Hot showers and flush toilets are available in the campground.

To reserve a spot, send a check for $27.00 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 $28.00 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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August 7-9, Camping Trip, Fire Island National Seashore, Watch Hill NY
Camp behind the dunes by the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy miles of secluded, clothing-optional beaches, or hike on a boardwalk nature trail through salt marshes, fresh water marshes, thickets and forests. You won’t see a private car all weekend because ... no cars are allowed. The birds and vegetation are spectacular! Be prepared for ticks and mosquitoes. Flush toilets and hot showers are available. The ferry terminal at Patchogue NY can be reached by public transportation via LIRR. You must take the Watch Hill Ferry over to the island.

To reserve a spot, send a check for $39.50 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 $40.89 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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August 14-16, Camping Trip, Promised Land State Park, Canadensis PA
We’ll be camping at six (6) 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. 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 $27.00 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 $28.00 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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August 21-23, Camping Trip, Forked Lake Campground, Long Lake NY
Pristine conditions and beautiful surroundings, combined with the remoteness of this campground offers a great wilderness experience. Forked Lake Campground is located on the east shore of 1248 acre Forked Lake. All the campsites offer privacy, some are large and well forested, campsites are accessible by boat and/or trail (not all sites are accessible by trail, some are boat access only). We will be paddling across the lake from the boat launch in our own or rented boats. Pack light or just enough to fit in a canoe, row boat or kayak. Canoe or row boat rentals are available at the boat launch.

To reserve a spot, send a check for $32.00 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 $33.17 via PayPal on the meetup.com page for this trip.
 
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September 4-7, Camping Trip, Rip Van Winkle Campground, Saugerties NY
Join us for camping in the Catskills! With 160 wooded acres, an entire mile of frontage on the Plattekill Creek, koi ponds, a stocked bass pond, handicapped accessible bathrooms and showers facilities, and 170 spacious sites, Rip Van Winkle Campground has most everything a camper could ask for.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after July 7.
 
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