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Friends & Family Hike Day
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Friends & Family Hike Day

October 18 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a wonderful fall day of hiking, foliage, new and old friends back at Camp.

The fee for Family Hike Day is $25 per person or $100 per family.

Due to COVID-19, please read the entire page carefully and be in touch with any questions.

All hikers MUST register in advance (see below), no one will be allowed to enter Camp if they have not registered in advance.

Please note that each hike has a limited number of spots for hikers.

All proceeds will benefit Surprise Lake Camp!

Schedule

9:45am: Check-in for first round of hikes (see schedule below)
10:00am SHARP: First round of hikes begin
11:15am: Check-in for second round of hikes

11:30am: Second round of hikes begin

Hike Choices:

Firetower (10am): THIS HIKE IS FULL!  (please feel free to add your names in the notes field in the form below if you would like to be placed on the waitlist for this option) This hike is the most strenuous of the three being offered and wonderfully rewarding.  Hikers begin on the mainside ballfield and immediately ascend uphill.  At times you will be scurrying on hands and knees almost straight up some rock faces.  Please entertain this hike only if you are a seasoned hiker and able to hike at least 20 minutes uphill without getting out of breath.

Breakneck Overlook Loop (10am): THIS HIKE IS FULL! (please feel free to add your names in the notes field in the form below if you would like to be placed on the waitlist for this option)   This mid-level hike has the glory of climbing Breakneck Ridge (this is the 4th peak of Breakneck) without actually climbing up the rock face.  We will take a scenic, fall-foliage-filled walk in the woods through Cornish, climbing up the mountain towards this overlook, loop around to Hudson Overlook, and then come back down into camp.  Approximate time hiking is 3 hours.  You must be able to walk 20 minutes up an incline without getting short of breath in order to choose this hike. 

Bull Hill (10am): Difficulty level is moderate. You will be climbing up a gradually elevated trail to reach a spectacularly scenic view of the Hudson River, and, if clear visibility, views of NYC. You must be able to walk uphill for 20 minutes without getting out of breath to sign up for this hike.

Cornish Discovery (10am): Explore our historic Northgate ruins.  Difficulty level ranges from rustic, unleveled roads to mild inclines. This is a great option for families with children.

Breakneck Overlook Loop (11:30am): This mid-level hike has the glory of climbing Breakneck Ridge (this is the 4th peak of Breakneck) without actually climbing up the rock face.  We will take a scenic, fall-foliage-filled walk in the woods through Cornish, climbing up the mountain towards this overlook, loop around to Hudson Overlook, and then come back down into camp.  Approximate time hiking is 3 hours.  You must be able to walk 20 minutes up an incline without getting short of breath in order to choose this hike. 

Cornish Discovery (11:30am):THIS HIKE IS FULL! (please feel free to add your names in the notes field in the form below if you would like to be placed on the waitlist for this option) Explore our historic Northgate ruins.  Difficulty level ranges from rustic, unleveled roads to mild inclines. This is a great option for families with children.

Please Remember:

  • All participants must register in advance (see the form below). If you have not registered, you will not be allowed to enter Camp.
  • Each family must fill out their own registration form. You may not register for another family.
  • Please provide cell phone numbers for each hiker who has their own phone (for emergency purposes).
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • You must wear a mask when at Camp AND during the hike when closer than 6 feet from others
  • Hikers will need to remain 6 feet away from non-family members and / or wear a mask during their hike
  • Buildings at Camp will be closed except for bathrooms at the Main Building and Little Playhouse
  • Hike Day is for people hiking only, if you are not hiking, we are sorry but you will not be allowed to stay at Camp.
  • Sorry, NO PETS are allowed at Camp.
  • A brown-bag lunch and snacks are strongly suggested. This year we will not be providing breakfast.
  • All participants must bring an ample supply of water.
  • Dress in layers. It can be quite chilly in the morning, and will likely warm up
    throughout the day.
  • Bring a camera for great photo opportunities!

Family Hike Day 2020

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Location

Surprise Lake Camp
382 Lake Surprise Road
Cold Spring, NY 10516 United States
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