15 New York campgrounds to participate in geocaching event June 11

PITTSFIELD, N.Y. – If you’re struggling to come up with ways to get your kids engaged in outdoor activities, you may want to consider geocaching.

Geocaching is a like a high-tech scavenger hunt in which the players use GPS devices to search for hidden treasures, using coordinates that are given to them as clues to use in the hunt.

“Geocaching has gotten to be a really popular camping activity in recent years, partly because it’s as appealing to adults as it is to children,” said Don Bennett, president and CEO of Campground Owners of New York, the Pittsfield-based trade association that represents New York’s campground industry.

In fact, 15 New York campgrounds will be participating in a statewide geocaching contest on June 11 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. A special coin will be hidden in one of the participating campgrounds, which the finder can redeem for a special prize.

Visit www.gogeocachingny.com for more information. Following is contact information for New York campgrounds that will be offering geocaching activities on June 11:

— Back Bay Campgrounds and Cottages (1000 Islands Seaway Region)
Dave Powelczyk, PO Box 280, Hammond, NY 13646
315-324-5612 www.backbaycamping.com backbay@live.com

— Brook n Wood Family Campground (Hudson Valley)
Vanessa Leto, 1947 CR 8, Elizaville, NY 12523
518-537-6896 www.brooknwood.com camp@brooknwood.com

— Brookside Campground (Catskills)
Bonnie Schroader, 4952 Route 32, Catskill, NY 12414
518-678-9729 www.brooksidecampgrounds.com bonnie@brooksidecampgrounds.com

— Camp Bell Campground (Finger Lakes)
Ed Marden, 8700 State Route 415, Campbell, NY 14821
800-587-3301 www.campbellcampground.com campbellcampground@yahoo.com

— Conesus Lake Campground (Finger Lakes)
Gale Bennett, 5609 East Lake Road, Conesus, NY 14435
585346-2267 www.conesuslakecampground.com info@conesuslakecampground.com

— Copake KOA (Hudson Valley)
Cathy Reinard, 2236 County Route 7, Copake, NY 12516
518-329-2811 www.copakekoa.com copake@hotmail.com

— Country Charm Campground (Finger Lakes)
Craig Rode, 4697 Grady Road, Middlesex, NY 14507
585-739-1841 www.countrycharmcampground.com countrycharm@frontier.net

— Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort (Finger Lakes)
Rosemary Curtis, 7531 County Route 13, Bath, NY 14810
800-760-0947 www.hickoryhillcampresort.com rosemary@hickoryhillcamp.com

— Lake Bluff Campground (Finger Lakes)
Gregg or Kelly Nicholls, 7150 Garner Rd., Wolcott, NY 14590
888-588-4517 www.lakebluffcampground.com camp@lakebluffcampground.com

— Lake George RV Park (Adirondacks)
David King, 74 State Route 149, Lake George, NY 12845
518-792-3775 www.lakegeorgervpark.com dave@lakegeorgervpark.com

— Lebanon Reservoir Campground (Central New York)
Truman Hartshorn, 6277 Reservoir Rd., Hamilton, NY 13346
315-824-2278 www.lebanoncampground.com truman@lebanoncampground.com

— Rip Van Winkle Campground (Catskills)
Jennifer Ellsworth, 149 Blue Mtn. Rd., Saugerties, NY 12477
800-842-6316 www.ripvanwinklecampground.com camping@ripvanwinklecampground.com

— Saugerties/Woodstock KOA (Catskills)
Wayne Hampel, 882 Rt. 212, Saugerties, NY 12477
800-562-4081 www.saugertieskoa.com saugertieskoa@hotmail.com

— Stony Creek Campground (Adirondacks)
Frank & Lori Leemans, 18 Grist Mill Rd., Stony Creek, NY 12778
518-696-5029 www.stonycreekcampground.com stonycreekfamily@aol.com

— Susquehanna Trail Campground (Central New York)
Dene Tribe, 4292 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820
607-432-1122 www.susquehannatrailcampground.com frankpoker@myway.com

For more information on New York campgrounds, please contact Suzanne Bixby or Don Bennett at (585) 586-4360 and visit www.nycampgrounds.com.

SOURCE: Campground Owners of New York press release

Rebecca Kanable

Rebecca Kanable

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