Dust off your sleeping bag!
After a Three year hiatus, The LREI CAMPING TRIP IS BACK!


Friday, June 9th, 2023 – Sunday,June 11th, 2023

A great, fun LREI family tradition! Camp out Friday and/or Saturday night. We supply the food. You supply the tent and sleeping bags. Swimming, Hiking, Games, Fishing, Bird-watching, S’mores!

A great, fun LREI family tradition! Open to all LREI families and siblings.
Camp out Friday and/or Saturday night. We supply the food. You supply the tent and sleeping bags. Swimming, Hiking, Games, Fishing, Bird-watching, S’mores!
We hope everyone can come! Please pay what you can.
Suggested contribution is $50 per adult, $40 per child.

The camping trip is a long-standing, parent-organized tradition that takes place this year on the weekend of Friday, June 9th, 2023 – Sunday,June 11th, 2023. Typically 80 to 110 campers, kids and adults, attend.
How does it work? Some campers arrive on Friday afternoon or evening while most leave the city early on Saturday to arrive in time for lunch.  Saturday dinner, followed by S’mores, is certainly a highlight with a great meal shared around a big campfire.  On Saturday and Sunday everyone is free to organize activities: capture the flag, touch football, swim, fish, play Frisbee or soccer or softball, hike, nap, or whatever.
**Remember parents are responsible for their children at all times, particularly swimming**
What can I do to help? In the spirit of volunteerism that pervades the school, all campers are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the trip, including communal meal preparation, cooking and camp clean up, as well as other group activities such as gathering wood and water, organizing ball games, campground activities, and swimming – with adult supervision!
What do I bring? Generally all the food you will eat is provided, with the exception of snacks and Friday meals.  You will need folding camp chairs to sit around the fire.  Water is not available at the campsite but we will have jugs of drinking water.  You will need to provide your own tent, tarp, sleeping bag, air mattress, flashlight and/or lantern.  It’s helpful to bring your own cup, so that we don’t have to use too many paper ones. We hope for gorgeous sunny weather, but have to plan for rain showers.  At the very least the campground is wet from dew each morning, so pack accordingly. Other items to consider: a hat, spare batteries, rain gear, bathing suit, water shoes, towels, sun block, first-aid kit, and insect repellent.  The site is in a large field so bring a Frisbee, soccer ball, a bat and glove, etc. If anyone is musically inclined, bring a guitar or harmonica, and lead us in some rousing Little Red favorites around the campfire!
What does it cost? We want to encourage anyone who wants to attend to come, therefore there is no required cost, so please join us!  Donations are accepted to help cover the costs and the suggested donation is $40.00 per child, $50.00 per adult, but donate what you like.
How do I get there? The directions are below. If you need transportation, please let us know as we are working on providing transportation to ensure that everyone who needs a ride, can get one!  If you have room in your car for other campers who do not have transportation please let us know.
What if I don’t have equipment? We encourage you to bring your own gear, but if you don’t have any, we can provide rental options or, in limited circumstances, equipment to borrow from other LREI families. Our goal is to give everyone every reason to come and enjoy the outdoors with our LREI community.
Sounds like fun; how do I sign up? Sign up at the LREI Camping Trip table outside the lower school entrance in May.  The deadline for all signups is Thursday, May 23, as we need a headcount for food and supplies.  If you have any questions, please email the Camping Committee at campingtrip@lrei.org or call Adrian Jones at (917) 406-5930.
Directions to Delaware Water Gap Rivers Bend Campsite
There is no street address, Here is the location for GPS:
Take the Holland Tunnel and follow signs to I-280W.  Go 16 Miles on 280
And continue onto I-80W for 34 mi
Take exit 12 for County Rd 521 N toward Blairstown.
Continue on Hope Rd, 4.8 miles
Turn left onto NJ-94 S (to Blairstown) 0.3 mi
Turn right onto Stillwater Rd, go 52 ft then an immediate slight left onto Bridge St 0.2 mi (going thru Blairstown)
Turn right onto High St 210 ft
Slight left onto Millbrook Rd 6.4 mi
Continue onto Blair Millbrook Rd 0.3 mi
Continue onto Millbrook Flatbrook Rd 0.5 mi
Turn right onto Old Mine Rd (Passing historic Millbrook on the right) 2.4 mi
The campground will be on your left

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