FCW-3 is the 3rd Flashaholics Camping Weekend, which is open to anyone who would like to attend!
Due to the overwhelming positive response from the first two FCW's, it's time for FCW-3! And so, I bring you the details of FCW-3.
WHEN: May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2008. That's Friday May 2nd with a check in time no earlier than 12 noon, until Sunday May 4th with a checkout time in the late afternoon. May is a good time for camping, it's cool enough to enjoy a campfire, and less buggy than the summer months, and that weekend was also chosen due to it's proximity to a new moon, meaning it should be extra dark out!
So two nights, or if you can only make it for one that's fine, or if you don't want to stay over night, then you can come and hang out, stay for some campfire cooked hot dogs, and leave whenever. One night or two, it's still $10.
WHERE: The first two FCW's were at Hickory Run State Park in PA, which proved to be a great venue, but just for a change of scenery I've chosen a new location for FCW-3, which is Jenny Jump State Forest in NJ. Here is a link to the campground map, we will be in group site "B": http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandf...yjumpmapBW.PDF
I've been to group site "B" and it's very nice. It offers seclusion from other campsites, yet houses enough room for a maximum of 40 people. More importantly than the number of people is the number of tents which it can hold, which is roughly 15. So space is limited, if you want to go you should reserve a spot now.
WHO: While this event is created for CPF members, anyone is welcome.
COST: The cost will be only $10 per person for the whole weekend! Everyone is responsible for there own food/drink.
EQUIPEMENT: If you don't have a tent you can get one on sale at Wal-Mart for $29.99, or buddy up with someone who has a tent. And of course you'll need to bring a flashlight! Bring your own food and drink, and everything you will need to spend a few nights out in the woods. Nothing will be provided. The $10 secures the reservation and payment of the camp sites.
WHAT IF I FORGET SOMETHING: I hope you can do without it, because there is NO "general store" located at within the park. There is however a small town within about a 15 minute drive.
SPEAKING OF TOILET PAPER: , Don't worry they do have clean modern flush toilet bathrooms with running water at the park.
CEL PHONES: Yes, cel phones work fine from the camp site.
WHAT TO DO: Well along with the usual camping agenda of relaxing by a campfire, roasting marshmallows, etc.
Jenny Jump is a state park, and therefore there is no alcohol allowed... officially. So, if you really want a drink, please do it very discreetly, and just know that if the park ranger does catch you, you he will ticket you and ask you to leave the park.
For a whole bunch more information and some pictures from FCW-1 and FCW-2 check out those threads.
Please note that space is limited, and to assure your reservation you need to send me the $10 per person ASAP. Please do so by sending me a PM here on CPF, and I will PM you back with my address so that you can send me the $10 and assure your spot for what will surely be an awesome weekend!
If you can't wait until May for FCW-3 for your flashlight fix, check out PF10 (Photon Fest 10)... You'll find the thread for it here in the get togethers section.