What we're about

An informal group for campers of all experience levels, inclusive of all. If you love camping or even just want to try camping, sign up! Currently focused on the Adirondacks for summer and nearby free state forests for spring, but always open to suggestions.

Among us there are all interests: Tent and Hammock campers, RV-ers, Minimalists, Backpackers, Drive-up campers, boat-in and Glam campers. Let us know what you would like our meetup to grow into.

Many events have no fee- State forests are usually free, State Park Camping has various fees, typically 18 to $22 a nite. (Our CNY Camping meetup group itself does not charge a fee.) Any fees charged are only to cover expenses and not for profit.

At most camping events, even if youre unavailable to camp that week, you are also welcome to come only to the campfire as a shared dish dinner, if you RSVP and let me know. This will let people get to know each other.

Have you ever considered boat-in and island camping but not known where to start or dont have a boat? Are you Interested in Car camping or back packing, sharing campground info, or want to explore sharing transportation or new hiking companions?

From now through May, I will be listing events within an hour or 2 of Syracuse for short notice and weekend camping. Due to weather and booking windows, plans may remain fluid.

From June on I will be primarily aiming at State campgrounds so making reservations will be crucial, so if youre likely to join us please RSVP, just let me know if your plans change.

If you have a vacation coming let me know the dates and we will set up a camp out .

Possibilities include Moffitt Beach, Cranberry Lake, Rollins Pond, Tioga, Indian Lake but would need to be reserved ASAP. If you want great sites you must plan ahead for State parks. (I booked most of mine 5 months ago) and theres great ones left but they're disappearing as the weather reminds ppl they want to camp.

**State parks are already booked farther ahead than ever before, so to camp as a group or nearby sites we need to book now. Theres only 2 tents allowed on most campsites & I cant book ahead if I dont know how many are coming.**

If you have any camping related skills, would you be willing to lead or help organize a meetup? If anyone is inclined to join me as an organizer or has suggestions contact me.

Whether your main goal is relaxing around a campfire, hiking an ADK peak, kayaking, fishing, or simply taking a walk, lets share our combined experiences and go camping!

CNY is a very short distance from the largest national forest in the US as well as many county and state parks - many of them free or very low cost. Spectacular and affordable- lets go!

***I very much appreciate early RSVPs, and if you need to cancel just let us know or use the not coming button, no problem at all ***

However, "NO SHOWS" not making any effort to contact us, impacts our ability to plan events, which affects everyone. If you "No Showed" you need to message us that you still want to be in group. But the 2nd time you will be permanently blocked.

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