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

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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!