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Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 2008-2009

Campers' Group Bulletin - Winter 2008-2009

"Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door." - from Winter-Time by Robert Louis Stevenson

Join us during this colder season in the country or city and enjoy fun and interesting activities with us (reindeer optional). 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, contact Denise or Ken and type "campers group" in the subject line.

During the October 2008 meeting, Campers' Group abolished its annual dues. Instead, there will be a $1 per person per night surcharge on every overnight trip. We do not charge dues or anything extra for one-day events.

January 16-19, Cabin Trip, Minnewaska State Park, New Paltz NY
Glide, stumble, or snowshoe along miles of groomed trails for a day or weekend x-country ski trip. Bring lunch and a thermos of hot liquids. Nearby rental equipment ( and lodging available. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 9.
Theresa 917-836-7003
David 914-833-2557
Sunday, February 1, Day Trip, Outdoor Ice-Skating at Wollman Rink, Manhattan NY
Will you go round in circles with us at Wollman Rink in Central Park? We will meet at the ticket booth at 10:45 AM. Admission is $12.00 adults/$8.25 children and skate rentals are $5.00. Bring or buy lunch, and bring a combination lock if you have one. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 23.
Denise 646-457-2072
February 13-16, Cabin Trip, North Country Ski Weekend, Upper Jay NY
Enjoy all winter sports and a comfortable motel in the Adirondacks. Nearby Lake Placid has indoor and outdoor ice-skating rinks; go to the Olympic Sports Complex or Cascade for x-country skiing; Whiteface Mountain for downhill skiing. All equipment can be rented, and you can purchase lessons. Or you can climb one of the Adirondack High Peaks. NO CALLS BEFORE JANUARY 30.
David 718-897-1448
Debby 917-340-2663
Saturday, February 28, Night Out, NYC Theater, Manhattan NY
We don't have to stay home to keep warm - we'll hit good ol' NYC, for a night at the theater. We'll find a popular or well reviewed Off or Off-Off Broadway show to warm our cold hands and feet and perhaps draw a smile a tear or a laugh together. Top the night off by telling us what you thought of the play over some hot drinks and dessert. NO CALLS BEFORE FEBRUARY 21.
Kirsten 914-966-8077
Terry 718-933-9807 or 914-886-3328 (cell)
March 10-11, Night Out, Symphony Space, Manhattan NY
You can be part of some daring outdoor adventures without the risk of getting hurt when you join us at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. For two days, you'll be able to see hours of award winning films that will take you to Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Norway and the good old US of A. During intermission we'll be treated to the calming sounds of an alphorn normally heard in the mountains of Switzerland. So leave your gear at home and head to uptown Manhattan to be with your outdoor adventure friends. See you there! Tickets are $21.00 in advance and $24.00 at the door. NO CALLS BEFORE MARCH 3
Sue 973-896-3120
March 20-22, Cabin Trip, Nockamixon State Park, Quakertown PA
Enjoy the comforts of a warm, electric-heated, furnished cabin while you choose among the many activities available within this state park. You can fish or boat in the 1,450-acre lake, horseback ride, hike, bike ride or just relax with a good book or a game you brought. The cabin accommodates 8 people and costs about $45 per person for the weekend. Please bring your own kitchenware, utensils & bedding. On Saturday, we'll trip on over to Tohickon Valley Park (20 minute drive) to watch kayakers play on the thundering Class 3 & 4 rapids created by Lake Nockamixon's Dam Release. Great scenery, highly entertaining! NO CALLS BEFORE MARCH 13.
Joan 718-373-5782
Ken 201-388-3685


  Caretaker              David Levner      718-897-1448
  Trip Organizer         Denise Drossos
  Outdoors Consultant    Ken Quartarone

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