Virginia Chapter Sierra Club

2012 Fall Annual Gathering


Friday, September 21, 2012 - Sunday, September 23, 2012

Location: Caroline Furnace Lutheran Church Camp and Retreat Center

Address:
2239 Camp Roosevelt Road
Fort Valley, VA 22652

gathering.jpgEvery year Virginia Sierra Club members join together for a weekend of hiking, music, fun and, of course, learning about how to protect our natural environment in Virginia. This 3 day, 2 night gathering includes nature hikes, Virginia Sierra Club happenings, great music and fellowship. If you've never been this is the year to try it out and for those veterans this is a year you won't want to miss!

Details & Registration

Date: September 21-23, 2012

Location: Caroline Furnace Lutheran Church Camp and Retreat Center, 2239 Camp Roosevelt Road, Fort Valley, VA 22652 (For more info, visit their website at www.carolinefurnace.org.)

Price: Cabin and tent lodging amenities available. Cost varies for adults, students and children as well as for overnight and day passes. Go to our registration page for more information. Price covers lodging, meals and weekend activities (unless otherwise noted).

Registration: Registration is required. Click Here to Register Today.

Learn More About the Gathering

Fun, Relaxed, Family Friendly Atmosphere! This weekend is a great chance to meet new people, learn about the Virginia's natural landscape and have fun. While we structure the time with hikes, discussions and more you are never required to attend any of the sections. If you would like to sleep-in, start your own discussion group or just relax for an afternoon we encourage everyone to enjoy the weekend their own way. As long as you are respectful of the other campers.  

Keynote: Saturday evening Superintendent Martha C. Bogle of the Shenandoah National Park will speak.

Hiking: This year, our hikes will include a trek to Buzzard Rock learn about the natural flora and fauna in the George Washington National Forest, and for early risers, join a crew for bird watching. Hikes will be led by trained Sierra Club guides. They are open to beginners and experts alike. Outings leader training 101 will be offered on Saturday and First Aid class schedule for Sunday morning. (note: additional cost applies to these trainings - see registration page for details).  

Cabin Lodging: The gathering is 3 days and 2 nights. We reserve a campground in the park with cabins or tent camping.

Campaign Briefings: Learn about hot topics in Virginia and what you can do to help. Here are a few of the upcoming campaign briefings you can expect this year. ** Virginia State Parks briefing by Joe Elton, Director of Virginia State Parks****Moving Beyond Coal & Towards Renewable Energy **Virginia's Potential for Wind Power**Keep the Ban on Uranium Mining in Virginia: Uranium Land?** Green Transportation**Hands on storm water reclamation project workshop**

Music: Friday evening everyone is invited to participate in a special "sing-a-long." Please bring your instruments, songs, and enthusiasm. Saturday night will feature the Gabby Haze Band in the main lodge.  

Price: Cabin and tent lodging amenities available. Cost varies for adults, students and children as well as for overnight and day passes. Go to our registration page for more information. Price covers lodging, meals and weekend activities (unless otherwise noted).

Registration: Registration is required. Click Here to Register Today.

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We can't wait to see you at this years annual gathering. Registration is required so click here to register today!



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