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Camping, July 6-8, Private Club E Lyme, Lake surrounded by 1500 Acres

  • Jul 6, 2012 · 11:00 AM
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Hiking - Kayaking - swimming - biking - campfires - potluck meals ~ Oh what a life!

As of July: All camp sites are filled.

Day people=FILLED

A camping weekend where the fun never ends --in a great setting, on a private lake surrounded by natural forest. (sorry no pets - adults only) -- This is the Kayaking Clubs 4th season camping here-- each year gets better and better!

Facility: Yale Univ. Outdoor Center, 298 Upper Pattagansett Road, East Lyme, CT 06333. Nestled on mile long Powers Lake, surrounded by forest. Home to a beach front swimming area, doc and swim out raft. Picnic areas are centrally located around the lake with grills and beautiful views; Free use of club *boats (see below). Very large fishing doc with built in seating. Doc is a great place to do yoga, meditate, or read (and fish). Hiking trails across the road. Beautiful country roads for bike rides.

*Kayaks/Canoes/Rowboats and other things The club offers kayaks, canoes and rowboats. If you use the club boats, please note that there are stipulations to follow, for insurance reasons, and that includes not wandering out of their site, or using within hours designated. If you care to bring your own, then you will need to put in on the state boat ramp (located around the block); Directions: out of the facility, bear sharply right, follow road for about 1-2 miles, boat launch is on the right. The advantage to bringing your own is for a sunset kayak trip, or being able to wander around without stipulations. In adidition, there is a pingpong room, volleyball court, basketball, bocci, and horseshoes.

*At the bottom of this note shows the weekend happenings in the area


There are two options to this weekend.

1) Those who want to camp (limited to 25 people) cost: $25pp

2) Those who want to come for the day only (Saturday) and join the campers for a huge beachside barbecue. (limited to an additional 25 people~camping people are already included); Cost: $11 pp

OPTION 1 Description: Weekend Campers: (Friday to Sunday) This will include shared camping site, entrance to the facilities, potluck barbeque on Saturday, papergoods, light beverages, condiments, poland spring water on each site.

Camping Meals: We potluck most meals, but you are not obligated to do so. We put a bunch of picnic tables together with canopies above, a couple of grills on each end.

Recommended equipment: Tent, air mattress, sleeping bag, flash light, bug repellant, sun lotion and any snacks and other things to make your stay enjoyable.

OPTION 2: Potluck Barbeque and Day Use Guests (limited, additionally to 25 pp; ) July 7, 10am to whenever. Cost: $11/pp. This will include your entrance fee, grills, condiments, light beverages, papergoods; full use of club facilities. Join us in the evening at the campfire. What to bring:your own grilling item plus either a side salad or desert to share with 6 people. A chair, towel, bug repellent and sun lotion. There are changing houses.

$$Financial Information$$: Please reserve your camping or day spot, in advance, by sending a check (either $25 for campers or $11 for day people). This is prepaid by a member so amounts are really important. I have to let the club know, way in advance how many are attending; and I need to pay up front.

Send your checks to: Barbara. 3 Stephanie Court, Madison CT 06443. Please include your email address, your home address, your phone number so that I can contact you, and also send you a confirmation note.

Who to contact:Most information is included in this posting. If you read it and decide it is missing a piece of valuable information that you need, then contact: BARBARA, [masked] DO NOT CONTACT AL OR STEVE-- it will make them crazy.

BEHAVIOR: This is a private club reserved and organized by me I work at Yale, so please be courteous and responsible. Don't embarress me! Drink responsibly and please keep your space clean.


I understand that the Hartford County River and Shore Kayaking Group is a volunteer based group where each member is responsible for their own safety and their own belongings. By RSVPing to this event (East Lyme Campout July 6-8, 2012) I will not hold HCR-SK or Yale University or any of it's affiliates liable for my personal belongings or my safety. I understand that there can be associated risks with events and will be completely responsible for myself, personally and financially.

Driving Directions:


From I-95 North:
to Exit 71 (Four Mile River Rd -- East Lyme), turn right off exit ramp and continue 1-1/2 miles to end of the road. Turn right onto Route 1, continue another 1-1/2 miles, turn left onto Scott Road. (right past the SCOTT’s FARM MARKET) Continue straight two miles to front entrance (directly across the road) This is the intersection of Scott road and Pattagansett Road.

Enter property and follow dirt road (which bears to the left); 3/4 mile to check-in station and lakeside parking lot. A list of names will be given to the guard so you will be all set if you have paid.




*Additional information, local happenings in the area during the campout.

OpSail 2012 Kick-off Event @ Niantic's McCook Point Park As a result of New London hosting OPSAIL 2012 this summer (on July 6-9), and the Town of East Lyme hosting the OpSail Welcoming Event on Friday, July 6th at McCook Point Park. While specifics and details are still being developed, we hope to publish them right here as they become available.
For additional information regarding OpSail 2012, visit:

· Welcome Event July 6 in Niantic, where ships will arrive and anchor for the night

· Parade of Sail from Niantic to New London Harbor the morning of July 7

· Festival, including history and heritage events, food court, music and entertainment, sailboat races in the harbor, July 7-9.

· Ship visitation at State Pier, City Pier and Fort Trumbull in New London and at sites in Groton afternoon of July 7 to July 9.

· Concert performances by the U.S. Coast Guard Band (dates tbd)

· New England Clambake (date tbd) for ships’ crews and the public (ticket required)

· Spectacular fireworks on Saturday night July 7. <ß This is always fantastic!

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  • Kat

    Check your tents etc too. Found several ticks when I reopened my tent and ez-up at home a day later!

    July 13, 2012

  • Kat

    Thanks Barbara and all for helping the novice camper. My digs were very comfy! Always enjoy time with my friends. Great first night feast, and healthy too! Lake water was cool and refreshing.

    July 13, 2012

  • Anne B.

    Thanx Steve for the warning! There was a tick on a shirt as it was going into the washer.

    July 11, 2012

  • Tiffany

    Thank you :)

    July 10, 2012

  • Barbara

    I'm at work now and am still smiling. What great weather, food and friendships have come out of our group. Thanks everyone for coming out!

    July 10, 2012


    All those that went on camping trip or for the day. Please check very carefully for ticks so small you need a magnifying glass. I found one.

    July 10, 2012

  • Anne B.

    Good group of people, weather cooperated! Great fun trying a stand up paddle board. Thanx Barbara for putting it together and everyone for the great eats.

    July 9, 2012

  • Dot

    What a good time !!! Great place , Good people , good laughs. + a lot of MEAT. Thanks Barbara

    July 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    HOT DAMNATION..This was a great event, Thanks to Barbara for setting up this event for the group, thanks to all that came out to add to the total event and laughs.. nice and relaxing, plenty of great foods and a nice fire side evening(s).
    Hope to see ya all in AL's HELLatious events in the future again.. ;-)

    July 9, 2012

  • Regina

    Loved it! Thank you to Barbara, Mike, Al, and J, Steve, and your charming girlfriend, Jim, and you wife's awesome food and cookies! Dot and your contagious laugh. Happy Birthday Laura and awesome red velvet! Everyone was so nice. See you all next year!

    July 9, 2012

  • LauraZ

    The rain couldn't diminish the beauty of the lake. Thank you to Barbara for sharing this with the group every year!

    July 9, 2012

  • Cynthia P.

    For the record I did attend. Dates specified 7/6-8. I arrived on Sunday afternoon around 2:00 and was unable to find anyone from our group. I had expected to find people near the lake as in other years. I spoke with the guard? and he told me check out camping sites 4-8. No one there either.

    July 8, 2012

  • Lisa J

    Just a thought on outside firewood-we might want to check with the park and make sure we can bring in outside firewood. Many camps and parks don't allow it since it can bring in unwanted pests that can endanger the local habitat. :)

    July 3, 2012

  • LauraZ

    Can we still use noodles in the lake? It was a blast just floating around on them! If we can use them - note to anyone that has a few - bring them along!

    July 2, 2012

  • Jim F

    I'm planning to bring some firewood...

    July 2, 2012

  • Tiffany

    HI - Is it $25 for Fri thru Sun or $25 a night?

    May 6, 2012

  • Barbara

    Happy Birthday Laura! -- fireworks baby.

    May 1, 2012

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