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GOOMBAY CARES TEEN BACKPACKING TRIP 2021
It's been said that "black people don't camp" but that's not true. Our goal is to begin teaching teens how to backpack and camp in the wilderness without the luxuries of home. During our adventure they will build confidence through hiking, building fires, securing clean drinking water and working together to cook their meals. Our campers will also identify personal goals not only for this trip but for the rest of the year through, journal writing and campfire conversations.
DATE: Sept. 25th-26th
DEPARTURE LOCATION & TIME: We will depart from the Oxon Hill Park & Ride (6700 Oxon Hill Rd./next to Tanger Outlet) at 8:00am on Sept. 25th
RETURN LOCATION & TIME: We will return to the Oxon Hill Park & Ride between 12pm-1pm on Sunday, Sept. 26th
COST: $60 per teen with their own equipment | $100 per teen with equipment package
* Includes: Transportation, food & water, camp leaders, group cooking equipment & journals
* Full equipment package Includes:
2 Man Tent or hammock with rainfly for one
Sleeping bag (no sleeping pad included)
REGISTER YOUR CHILD AT WWW.GOOMBAYCARES.ORG
PRE-DEPARTURE MEETING: We will meet with all the campers and parents on Tuesday, Sept. 21st from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Watkins Regional Park. We will go over the weekend agenda, check all the campers equipment, demonstrate how to put up a tent and hammock and introduce the teens to the camp leaders. This meeting is not mandatory but highly encouraged.
For more information contact Butch at [masked]
Hi DMV Players,
Last Saturday Spades at Tastee's is BACK!!! Since the diner closes early now, we are trying an afternoon event from 4pm to 8pm. Please come out to make the Spades afternoon play a success.
We are playing at Tastee's Diner, located near Downtown Silver Spring. There is a parking garage directly across the street from the restaurant. Parking is FREE on the weekends. Silver Spring Metro is two blocks away.
Alcohol is available. Please support the business by ordering food/drinks.
We're going to start the Spades at 4pm. Come hang out with us and have a great time!
Note: Spades is technically over at 8pm. If you think you will stay past that time, please bring your own deck of cards.
Please do not forget to "Chip In." All contributions go towards the fees associated with maintaining a Meetup group. Thanks in advance for your support.
THE 9/25/21 930 PM-TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE
UPDATE This is one of the hottest tickets in the DMV, so hot that there are TICKETS AVAILABLE. We will have socially distanced seating HOWEVER if you want to sit with the crew send me your name. Thank you Valerie Johnson for the update !!! Even though he is a Que Shuler King is an incredible comedian. This man is dope !!! He has rocked the house and delivered at every stop from his YouTube videos to appearing live throughout the DMV. 9/25/21-930 pm show THERE ARE NOW MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE GO TO THE VENUE'S WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.
We will update the Meetup as get more information.
Follow all local and CDC Guidelines regarding COVID-19, protect yourself, don't drink and drive.
If we can get enough confirmed ticket purchases I will contact the venue to find out if there is group seating. COVID-19 protocol, if you feel sick please do not attend, follow all of the guidelines from the CDC, the state of Virginia, and the local establishment. We do not assume any responsibility, don't drink and drive and enjoy the event.
Family Evening Hike at Cosca Park
Enjoy a short 4-5 mile hike through Cosca Park with new friends and family. This is a kid friendly hike which will go till dusk, so please make sure you bring your headlamp.
Cosca Regional Park | 11000 Thrift Rd. Clinton, MD 20735
* Meet in the big parking lot by the cookout shelters and not the softball fields
REGISTER FOR FREE AT WWW.GOOMBAY.NET
WHAT TO BRING
-Small Day Pack
-Water or Sports Drink
-Comfortable Walking Shoes, Sneakers or Hiking Boots
-Headlamp or flash light
-Extra jacket for cool nights
Register for FREE at www.Goombay.net
For more information call or text Butch at [masked]