2019 Schoolwide Camping Trip! June 7-9

Dear Children’s School Families,

The 4th annual schoolwide camping trip is planned for the weekend of June 7th – 9th, 2019. We have chosen Taconic State Park Copake Falls in southeastern Columbia County.  (This is a school event, but your family is responsible for making your own reservation at the camp ground, planning your own travel there and back, and bringing your own food and supplies.

The plan is to meet there for a two-night stay (there is a two night minimum at the camp ground). Please make your reservation as soon as possible! The campground fills up quickly. Click here for the campsite’s reservation site.

Please Note: We have chosen Loop A as a starting point and if it fills up then we can also expand to additional loops. See more on logistics further down on this e-mail.

About: Taconic State Park Copake Falls is in southeastern Columbia County consists of more than 5,000 acres of land along an 11 mile border separating New York from Massachusetts and Connecticut.  This is a great campground for families because of the many different camping accommodation options for different family needs.  Copake Falls has over 100 campsites for tents and trailers . There are 5 Bash Bish cabins, 7 Ironworkers cabins and 6 year-round Greenwich cabins which accommodate between 4 to 6 people in each.

There are lots of activities available at this campsite including hiking, swimming in the lake, picnicking, boating at Rudd Pond, bicycling and roller blading on the rail trail, basketball, softball, and a playground.

Logistics: We are going to all meet at loop A for campsite camping.  Each of the campsites have a picnic table and fireplace with cooking grate. Tent platform sites will accommodate free standing tents up to 14 feet by 16 feet. Platform sites are as follows; Loop A: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 30.  The campsites are approximately $22 per night.

If you prefer to stay in a cabin or cottage here is some information.  Cabins GH1,GH2,GH3 and GH4 ,GH6 and GH7 are reserveable year-round. Cabin capacity is 4 or 6 people depending on the unit, including children. Exceeding cabin limits will void the reservation.  The fees of the cabins range start at $116.25 per night.

We can plan to share and or have meals together – there will be a potluck on Saturday night (please plan to bring something extra to share with the group for this) –  but each family is responsible for their own food supplies and camping supplies overall.

Social:  We have a social group on Konstella to share camping tips and coordinate meals and activities. Click on the “social groups” tab on the left side of the Konstella home page, you will see “End of year camping trip” in the list of groups you can join.

Thanks so much. Please e-mail meredithsingercrew @ gmail.com if you have any questions.

All the Best,

Meredith Singer-Crew
Mom to Mackay & Beck