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Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 2005

Campers' Group Bulletin - Summer 2005

It's summer! You can make the most of it by joining us on the weekend camping trips described below. We'll float our boats on the Mullica River in Wharton State Forest and on the Delaware River from Worthington State Forest and Dingman's Campground. We'll hike and bike at High Point State Park, Promised Land State Park and Taconic State Park. We'll have fun at Mud Run and put our shoulders to the boulders in Hickory Run State Park. And we'll conspire around the campfire every night. Can you put another log on the fire please?

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 trip or event. 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.

Sunday June 19, Day Trip, Arrow Park, Monroe NY
Celebrate the end of spring and the beginning of summer with us by hiking, boating and swimming in this rustic private park in Orange County. Bring a picnic lunch. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 12.
Kirsten Andersen 914-966-8077
Denise Drossos 718-435-3169
June 24-26, Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope NJ
Want to see the man in the Moon, Venus and Mars up close? In addition to relaxed camping and spectacular vistas along the hiking trails at this less-known park, we'll have some fun at the Greenwood Observatory, seemingly bringing the planets closer to earth via a telescope that magnifies up to 800 times. You can also ride your bike in the park, or swim at the nearby Mohican Outdoor Center. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 17.
Rachel Isaacs 718-447-8403
Sylviane Russo 718-948-6920
July 1-4, High Point State Park, Sussex NJ
We'll celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend at one of the coolest campsites in New Jersey--being at the highest point in the state keeps the temperatures down. Swim, boat, fish, hike the Appalachian Trail, ride your mountain bike and say hello to the friendly black bears. Pit toilets on the site, hot showers and flush toilets at the lake. Limited to 30 people. NO CALLS BEFORE JUNE 24.
David Levner 718-897-1448
Denise Drossos 718-435-3169
July 15-17, Buttonwood Hill Campsite in Wharton State Forest, Batsto NJ
We have this campsite all to ourselves in the middle of Wharton State Forest. Wharton, the largest park in New Jersey, is within a pine barren where the soil is sandy and pine trees predominate. There is excellent canoeing and kayaking on the Batsto and Mullica Rivers. You can swim in Lake Atsion or hike on trails that lead directly from the campsite. The restored historic village of Batsto is a few miles down the road. Outhouses and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE JULY 8.
Frank Jones 914-632-8997
Sarah Dowson 212-675-5012
July 29-31, 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 JULY 22.
Kirsten Andersen 914-966-8077
Terry Doyle 718-933-9807
August 12-14, Worthington State Forest, Columbia NJ
We'll camp on a river site by the Delaware. Hikers can climb the Appalachian Trail to Sunfish Pond, an unspoiled glacial lake, or visit the Mohican Outdoor Center nearby. Chemical toilets by the site, and hot showers and flush toilets in another part of the park. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 5.
Lana Weinmann 516-270-3286
Murray Bernstein 718-638-6496
Saturday August 20, Day Trip, Orchard Beach, Bronx NY
Take a dip in Long Island Sound and walk with us on the hiking trails behind the beach. Perhaps we'll go to City Island afterwards for dinner. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 13.
Terry Doyle 718-933-9807
Sarah Dowson 212-675-5012
August 26-28, Dingmans Campground, Dingmans Ferry PA
This campground is an old favorite in the Delaware National Recreation Area. We’ve reserved a group site that is close to the river. You can swim or boat from the campground. There are shaded trails for hiking and rural roads for biking nearby. It’s also near Dingmans Falls, Childs Falls and the Pocono Environmental Education Center. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE AUGUST 19.
Madeleine Dorval & Glenn Moller 718-789-3651
September 2-5 (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, 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 26.
Hollis Holmes 718-788-2851
David Glass 914-833-2557
September 16-18, Taconic State Park, Millerton NY
Get your last dose of summer after the crowds have gone home. We'll hike to majestic Bashbish Falls. Hiking, bicycling. Near Alander Peak and Brace Mountain. Hot showers and flush toilets. NO CALLS BEFORE SEPTEMBER 9.
Lynn Wilson 646-206-5207
David Levner 718-897-1448


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

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