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Thanksgiving Car Camping in the Finger Lakes Region (10/5/2018)

PRE-REGISTRATION & ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.After you sign up at the bottom, you will be presented with information about how to pay. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Cayuga Lake State Park, New York
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 5 2018, Sat, Oct 6 2018, Sun, Oct 7 2018, Mon, Oct 8 2018  3:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 3:00 PM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Sep 20 2018 11:55:00 PM
Event Duration:3 nights
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Yvonne
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Member Cost:$22.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

CAYUGA LAKE STATE PARK is a gorgeous park in the Finger Lakes region in New York. I have always wanted to visit the Fingers region in the Fall, so this year I am going camping there during the Thanksgiving long weekend.

CAYUGA LAKE STATE PARK offers biking, canoeing, hiking and fishing activities. Of course, the landscape and foliage in the fall are stunning.
I booked one campsite (max 6 people), but because of restrictions on the booking site, I cannot book another site. Please note, there will be no organized activities once we're there, so you will have the freedom to explore on your own or with other event participants.
If anyone wants to go out on a kayak or canoe, they must, by TOC policy, wear a PFD at all times.

Carpools will be worked out between participants to coordinate mutually convenient times and pickup places, but you should be available to leave the city NO later than 3:00PM on the Friday evening to get to the park before nightfall.

The pre- trip meeting is on Wednesday, Sept 26th at Chalkers at 6PM where we will have a presentation on the Finger Lakes followed by a planning session and this is where border crossing paperwork, camping gear, tent and carpool arrangements will be discussed. It will make the trip so much easier on everyone.
Because this event involves border crossing, this pre-trip meeting is mandatory.

Please also note that since park restrictions limit the number of people per site to 6 and the number of tents per site to 3, you may have to share your tent with someone else. The good part of this is that you don't necessarily need to own a tent in order to camp with us! :)
And since we will be crossing the border, please do not pack any food that might not be allowed in the USA (meat, fruits, vegetables)

We will be back in Toronto on Monday evening.

Required Items to Bring:
  • Passport or other valid documentation to enter the USA (e.g. Enhanced Driver's License/Enhanced Identification Card, NEXUS, FAST/EXPRES and SENTRI enrollment cards.
  • Out-of-country Health Insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleep pad/mattress
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellant
  • Change of clothes for 4 days
  • Other items to be determined at pre- trip meeting
  • Water bottles
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Swimming suits
  • Board or card games
  • Hiking boots
  • Cash for carpool

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):700Km
Carpool Departure Time: 3:00 PM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $133.70 (calculated at total Km * $0.191, effective Saturday, February 23, 2019). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Your event coordinator will confirm exactly how much money is required from each person.


The cost does not include

  • Additional wood
  • Carpool cost

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the TOC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$22.00/Person
Cost Includes:This cost includes only fees for the campsite based on occupancy of 6 people per campsite.
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the TOC on Thu, Sep 20 2018.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!

Trip will run rain or shine. No refunds will be given after the payment cut-off date unless there is someone on the waiting list willing to take your place.