Fri, Sep 02|
Camp Charles Campground
Labor Day Weekend Sober Camping Adventure
Join us for 1-3 nights of camping and fellowship with Friend's of Bill in Bangor PA. Now in its 37th year, 100-150 Friends of Bill take over Camp Charles Campground. The event provides communal backwoods tent-sites, firewood, port-o-johns, campfire meetings, and lots of fellowship.
Time & Location
Sep 02, 2022, 10:00 AM – Sep 05, 2022, 11:50 AM
Camp Charles Campground, 1077 Blue Mountain Dr, Bangor, PA 18013, USA
About the event
Click here for a flyer and to register :
About the trip….
Since 1986, the camping trip has been a way for people in recovery, both young and old, to have a great time camping in a clean and sober environment. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel refreshed and relaxed. Nestled in the woods for the weekend, you’ll discover the true essence of the fellowship. Come alone and make friends… bring friends and make more friends… or bring your family and enjoy quality time together… Come camping and see where the journey takes you.
Many friendships have been forged on these trips which have spanned years and continue to flourish. We have seen many couples meet on TheCampingTrip, with some going on to get married. Mike W. proposed to his wife during a Saturday night big meeting. A few others have also proposed to their loved one on TheCampingTrip. We even had a couple (Fred and Rose) get married on TheCampingTrip.
Nothing says camping like a campfire meeting… The campfire meetings bring a whole new level to a meeting as you know it. With several meetings each day, there are plenty to choose from. Some of our campers like to organize other activities like hikes to the clearing, to the waterfall, Mount Tammany or Mount Minsi… or join a trip to Columcille… visit downtown Stroudsburg… raft the Delaware River… Without even leaving the campground, they also host many on-site activities for both the kids and adults (face painting, bingo, live bands, stocking of the lake, magic shows, fire truck rides, etc). The trip is one you and your family are sure to never forget. So get away from all of those earth people and come join the fabled fellowship of the friends foraging in the forest… Come camp with us folks who love to enjoy ourselves in a clean and sober environment. We hope to meet you there!!!
The cost for camping covers the campground fees (site) and firewood. You will need to bring the rest of the items such as a tent, sleeping bag, flashlights, lanterns, pots, camping supplies, food, coffee, tarps, fellowship, etc. Here is a sample Shopping List on Amazon of ideas of what you might need or want to bring. The space we are allocated is based upon the number of pre-registrations we receive and an average of prior trip turnouts. Our area is around 20 to 30 acres and is fully wooded. The terrain is mostly flat with some small hills and the ground ranges from rocky to dirt to slight undergrowth. There are many, many trees to tie tarps to.
Even though the campground may mark them as individual campsites, once the trip starts, it is all OUR area. We have what is considered group camping. Our wooded area is isolated from the rest of the campground, allowing us to have a truly clean and sober environment. As you come back in to the wooded camping area, there is a point where from there back, is our area. The campground posts signs at the front of our area indicating it is a private event and there is nothing beyond our area, so this keeps us clear our any outside influences.
The campground has fire rings already set up throughout the area and provides us with picnic tables that have built-in seating. There are a limited number so if you think you’ll need more table space to spread out and cook, we encourage you to plan ahead. A majority of the tables are made of heavy duty plastic. So, we cannot use grills or stoves directly on them. As a convenience, there are two Porta-Potties right in our area, which the campgrounds clean daily (at minimum). There are also real bathrooms with showers and electric up by the camp store, just a short walk away. Within the campground is also a fishing lake, which they stock 3 times a year. The stocking occurs during our trips and they encourage the kids to have fun helping unload the fishery truck. As a bonus, since the campground is private property, you don’t need a fishing license.
Words cannot truly do TheCampingTrip trip justice… It is best to clear your head, open your mind and come. Step out away from the rat race and enjoy the serenity that the woods and fellowship emanate. There is a reason that so many of the originals that started this over 30 years ago still come today. TheCampingTrip has become an integral part of the sobriety ad life of so many of its friends that only those who join us can understand.
Although we have never turned walk-ons away, pre-registering helps us make sure we request adequate space from the campground. If you’re coming, please let us know. We order cords of firewood to be delivered throughout the weekend, which is also set aside based on anticipated turnouts."
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Cost: $40 per person for all 3 nights if you register and pre-pay. Children age 5-15 are only $25 (kids under 5 go free.) Bring the whole family to TheCampingTrip in Bangor, PA at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains for 3 days of fun, fellowship, campfires, beautiful scenery, and jammin’ meetings. The price includes camping charges, firewood, and use of campground facilities. Pre-payment must be received by the dates on the registration form. Reservations are not required and walk-ons are always welcome.
A $10 walk-on fee will be charged to adults who do not pre-register in advance of the trip.
*SoberFun is not hosting this event. We are just helping to spread the word about it.*
More information: https://www.thecampingtrip.com/faq/
Or call Mike at : 609-213-1015