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Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 2003

Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 2003

Get your bathing suits out of the closet and stock up on sun screen because summer is here! Whether it's lakes, oceans or rivers that are your thing, we've got them all. So mark these dates on your calendar and plan your escape from the concrete jungle.

To reserve a space on a weekend trip or a day event, call the leaders during the listed time period. If you need information earlier than the dates listed below, call David at 718-897-1448. You can mail us your dues or pay it at the weekend. One year's membership costs $12 for an individual or $18 for a family ($8/individual or $12/family if you receive the newsletter by e-mail). Make your check payable to Campers' Group and mail it to David Levner, 63-36 98th Place #5J, Rego Park, NY 11374. To reserve a space on our cabin trips, you should also mail your check to this address.


June 13-15, Taconic State Park, Copake Falls, NY
Get a taste of summer before campgrounds get crowded at the Copake Falls campground of Taconic State Park. We'll hike to majestic Bashbish Falls and swim in Rudd Pond. Boat rentals available. Hiking, bicycling. Near Alander Peak and Brace Mountain. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 6.
Frank Jones 914-632-8997  Mary Jacobus 718-972-3817

Saturday June 21, Day Trip, Arrow Park, Monroe, NY
Join us for a first-day-of-summer picnic at a lake in nearby Orange County. You can also hike, swim or boat. Rowboat rentals available. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 14.

Denise Drossos 718-435-3169

July 3-6, Belleplain State Forest, Woodbine, NJ
This park, in southern Jersey near Cape May, has swimming, boating and hiking. It's also a short drive to the New Jersey beaches and boardwalks. Outhouses at the site, flush toilets and hot showers at the lake. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 26.

Barbara Haug 609-294-9872  David Levner 718-897-1448

July 18-20, Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope, NJ
Shhh! This park is not very well known, and we'd like to keep it that way. We've reserved a group site for 30 people. Hike or bicycle in the park, or swim at the nearby Mohican Outdoor Center. An astronomical observatory within the park will be open on Saturday night. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 11.

Rachel Friend 718-633-4181  Toby Willner 718-638-9333

August 1-3, Fire Island National Seashore, Watch Hill, NY
Take in the sounds, smells and sights of this beautiful, foliage-filled 30-mile-long sand bar. If you ever wanted to walk in the sand, or get your feet wet under the stars Watch Hill is the place. If your brave enough, you can even sleep on the beach. No cars are allowed on the island. Experienced campers only--beware of ticks. Flush toilets and showers. Accessible by public transportation. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 25.

Murray Bernstein 718-638-6496  Anne Gruber 212-873-5454 or

August 15-17, Promised Land State Park, Canadensis, PA
Camp on a peninsula jutting out into Promised Land Lake. Swim at Pickerel Point, a short walk from the site, or rent a canoe and tool around Promised Land Lake. The ambitious can bicycle around the lake or explore the Bruce Lake Natural Area. The rest of us will follow the self-guided nature trail around Conservation Island. Outhouses by the site, flush toilets and 50-cent hot showers in another part of the park. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 8.

Kirsten Andersen 914-966-8077  Terry Doyle 718-933-9807

August 29-September 1 (Labor Day Weekend), Hickory Run State Park, White Haven, PA
Our group site extends deep into the forest. Sit by a tranquil stream less than 1 mile from the site. Lake swimming, excellent fishing, 30 miles of hiking trails, Boulders' Field (a National Natural Landmark), and all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts at the Hickory House. Near the Lehigh River for canoeing, rafting and tubing. Outhouses by the site, flush toilets and showers by the lake. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 22.

Carlos Ramirez 212-995-1728  Denise Drossos 718-435-6139

September 12-14, Burlingame State Park, Charlestown, RI
Near the ocean, criss-crossed with hiking trails, join us for one last summer weekend. We'll share the park with rabbits, muskrat, mink, red fox, river otters, raccoons and weasels, and watch the birds by the 1000-acre Watchaug Pond. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 5.

David Glass 914-833-2557  Christine & Gregory Monseliu 212-353-1043

  Benevolent Dictator  David Levner    718-897-1448
  Non-Dictator         Denise Drossos  718-435-3169

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