New York campgrounds activities for National Get Outdoors Day

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Fifteen New York campgrounds are planning special outdoor activities in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day on June 11.

“While June is Great Outdoors Month, June 11 is Get Outdoors Day, and campgrounds across New York are offering numerous activities, from nature walks to scavenger hunts and geocaching events,” said Don Bennett, president and CEO of Campground Owners of New York, the trade association that represents New York’s private campground industry.

Get Outdoors Day activities can be found at www.GoCampingNY.com. Here’s a sampling of activities and information for 15 campgrounds that are planning special events on June 11:

— Beaver Spring Lake Campground (Central New York)
Betty Taylor, 263 Beaver Spring Rd., Davenport, NY 13750
607-278-5293 www.beaverspringlake.com bslcg@stny.rr.com
Welcome Campers – Fly a Kite
Kite flying and potluck supper. Bring a kite if you have one and a dish to pass and share.

— Brook n Wood Family Campground (Hudson Valley)
Vanessa Leto, 1947 CR 8, Elizaville, NY 12523
518-537-6896 www.brooknwood.com camp@brooknwood.com
“Get Outdoors” America
1-3 p.m. Join us for an open house, and a guided nature walk through the trails and walkways of our 62 gorgeous acres. Non-camping visitors are welcome, must register in office.

— Chautauqua Lake KOA (Chautauqua-Allegheny Region)
Anita Perry, 5652 Thumb Rd., Dewittvile, NY 14728
716-386-3804 www.chautauqualakekoa.com camping@chautauqualakekoa.com
Put Your Best Foot Forward
10 a.m. - Soccer Game, 3 p.m. - Walkathon, 8 p.m.- Line Dancing.

— Cool Lea Camp (Finger Lakes)
Rose Ann Simpkins, 2540 State Route 228, Odessa, NY 14869
607-594-3500 www.coolleacamp.com coollea2@aol.com
Open House
Visit Cool Lea Camp on June 11– National Get Outdoors Day — to see all we have to offer for camping and outdoor recreation on beautiful Kayutah Lake.

— 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
Activities in the Park
Join Hickory Hill in activities being planned to help attendees embrace the nature around them and take part in healthy outdoor lifestyles, in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. Details to be announced.

— Kellystone Park (Central New York)
Melrose Kelly, 51 Hawkins Rd., Nineveh, NY 13813
607-639-1090 www.kellystonepark.net kellystone_park@yahoo.com
Christmas Outdoors
2 p.m.-4 p.m. Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves with presents for children. Reservations required.

— Lake Bluff Campground (Finger Lakes)
Gregg or Kelly Nicholls, 7150 Garner Rd., Wolcott, NY 14590
888-588-4517 www.lakebluffcampground.com camp@lakebluffcampground.com
Open House & Yard Sale. Hobo Weekend
All Day. Hobos meet in costume at pavilion. We need hobos to panhandle all day at the store. Costume judging at 4:30 p.m. Road Kill Stew (beef stew) at 5 p.m. – free for all in costume, ($) for everyone else. Bring a dessert to pass. Come geocaching in our park. Hobos panhandle the park for charity: The Success Center, Sodus, NY, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.. Bingo at 7:30 p.m.

– Lebanon Reservoir Campground (Central New York)
Truman Hartshorn, 6277 Reservoir Rd., Hamilton, NY 13346
315-824-2278 www.lebanoncampground.com truman@lebanoncampground.com
Get Outdoors Day
10 a.m,-4 p.m. Hiking around Lebanon Reservoir. Scavenger Hunt. Bicycle safety education. Kayaking.

– Meadow-Vale Campsites (Central New York)
Cecelia Schleder, 505 Gilbert Lake Rd., Mount Vision, NY 13810
800-701-8802 www.meadow-vale.com meadowvale@oecblue.com
Disc Golf Competiton
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Learn disc golf. free to campers, 25% off camping fees June 10 – 12

– Rip Van Winkle Campground (Catskills)
Jennifer Ellsworth, 149 Blue Mtn. Rd., Saugerties, NY 12477
800-842-6316 www.ripvanwinklecampground.com camping@ripvanwinklecampground.com
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Fundraiser
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come celebrate the great outdoors at Rip Van Winkle Campground and support a very worthy cause! There’ll be lots of fun had by all. Meet our newest camper, Dino the Dinosaur, as we dedicate him to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Pedal boating, volleyball, laddergolf, rc track, coloring contest, bounce houses, horseshoes, blood drive, silent auction, crafts, bbq, geocache, hayrides.

— Saugerties/Woodstock KOA (Catskills)
Wayne Hampel, 882 Rt. 212, Saugerties, NY 12477
800-562-4081 www.saugertieskoa.com saugertieskoa@hotmail.com
Geocaching in the Park
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Locate and search the parks in house – 3 geocaching boxes

— Spruce Row Campground & RV Park (Finger Lakes)
Scott Sherwood, 2271 Kraft Road, Ithaca, NY
607-387-9225 www.sprucerow.com arcticwood00@yahoo.com
Mardi Gras-Themed Weekend
Join in the fun for mask making, tie dye party (purchase an item to dye in the office for $5 or bring your own and pay $2.), outdoor carnival with games and bounce house. Hayrides at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. Come camping this weekend and automatically receive a voucher to return again within the 2011 season for 50% off your first night on your return visit (some exclusions apply). Plus, you will also receive 5 friends and family 20% off coupons to give out to some of your favorite people!

— Stony Creek Campground (Adirondacks)
Frank & Lori Leemans, 18 Grist Mill Rd., Stony Creek, NY 12778
518-696-5029 www.stonycreekcampground.com stonycreekfamily@aol.com
Free Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Come get to know our campground! All are welcome to a FREE pancake breakfast, and access to swimming, fishing and more.

— Susquehanna Trail Campground (Central New York)
Dene Tribe, 4292 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820
607-432-1122 www.susquehannatrailcampground.com frankpoker@myway.com
Pig Roast Family Fun Day
2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Featuring pulled pork sandwiches, BBQ, family entertainment, reduced price camping

— West Canada Creek Campsites (Central New York)
Mike Papp, 12275 State Rte. 28, Poland, NY 13431
888-461-2267 www.westcanadacreekcampsites.com camp@westcanadacreekcampsites.com
WCCC Crafter/Garage Sale Weekend
9 a.m. -2 p.m. Getting rid of stuff that’s been in the house for a while, or selling a craft? Come out and we’ll have an area set up to sell and plenty of people to sell to. Those camping get a FREE booth. Call for details.

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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