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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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March 16-19, Skiing/Snowshoeing Weekend, Garden State Ski Club House, Pittsford VT
Last chance for spectacular skiing this season! We have been invited to stay at the Garden State Ski Club's (http://www.gardenstateskiclub.net/) 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 (http://www.killington.com/site/index.html), and 6 miles from Mountain Top Inn and Resort (https://mountaintopinn.com/things-to-do/winter-spring-resort-activities/). 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. 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. Let us know if you can offer or need a ride by posting a message to those attending on our meetup.com page. Carpooling may be possible; please plan early and do not RSVP until your transportation is confirmed. Buses are also available, leaving from NYC and Newark NJ.
To reserve a spot, you may 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.
 
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June 8-10, Camping Trip, Dark Sky Stargazing at Cherry Springs State Park, Coudersport PA
Due to its exceptionally dark skies, Cherry Springs State Park is one of the best places in the eastern U.S. for stargazing. Situated at 2296 feet above sea level in the largely undeveloped 265,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest, the Park's Astronomy Field offers an unobstruced 360-degree view. Cherry Springs is our "local" park for the science of astronomy, which is the study and observation of planets, nebulae, galaxies, stars, and other heavenly bodies. Cherry Springs can be cold and damp, even in the summer. Wear proper footgear and dress warmly. Lawn chairs, a blanket, binoculars, or a telescope may enhance your experience. When in the viewing field, all flashlights or headlamps should have a red filter. We have reserved rustic campsites. Only pit toilets are available in this park. Flush toilets and shower facilities are located at nearby Lyman Run State Park. All sites include a picnic table, lantern hanger, and fire ring. Quiet hours are from midnight to 9:00 AM. Pets are prohibited in the campground.
Please contact the trip leaders on or after March 25.
 
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