NCCOC 2019 Frost Valley Information:

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We leave Monday morning, January 7, 2019, meeting at 8:00AM; we will be using a school van or other cars. Meet in the parking lot in front of Public Safety (Security) -- cars may be left in the student parking area in front of Public Safety.  We are planning to arrive there in time for lunch.  You should bring some extra money if you want to buy anything in the camp's store or possibly go downhill skiing on one of the days.  Otherwise all costs are included in the $60 fee.

We will return Friday, January11, leaving right after lunch. We should get back to school at about 6 pm, depending on traffic and road conditions. All meals at the camp (Monday lunch through Friday lunch) are included in the cost.

Any questions or problems, please call the faculty co-advisor, Don Wade, at 718-426-8555 (on the day of the trip, cell phone: 917-697-5701) or the co-advisor Janis Mazza, 516-670-6307.

We will be staying in a heated building (Biscuit Lodge) with washrooms and showers. There are sleeping rooms with 6 beds in each -- The beds are "double decker" bunk beds with good mattresses but no bedding or pillows. You need to bring your own bedding (or a sleeping bag) and a pillow. All rooms are heated, do not bring a super-warm "zero degree" sleeping bag or you be too warm. Pack your things so they will be easy to carry -- we can usually park the van about 100 ft. from the cabin but if it is icy we might have to park it further away.  Cell phone service is unknown at that location but there are pay phones available in the diining hall and the advisor will have a phone card.

You need to be prepared for outside activities most of the days as well as to walk outside back and forth to the dining hall. If you have winter "poly-pro" or fleece insulated underwear, bring it. For a discussion of Winter footwear, see the link on the main club web page. Here's a list of suggested items to bring (made up by then president Mike Scholz for our very first trip). The club may be able to lend such things as a sleeping bag or flashlight. All the winter outdoor equipment we will need (cross-country skis, snowshoes, etc) will be supplied at no extra charge by Frost Valley or the club.

Please note that there is no alcohol on this trip.  College policy states that "The College expressly prohibits the unlawful use, possession, manufacture, distribution, or dispensation of controlled substances, which includes alcohol, in all Nassau Community College facilities or while attending or conducting college business off campus."

Suggested things to bring:
[Mike's note on the list: This is just a basic list to give you some idea of what to bring. Your well being is not my responsibility!]

Bedding:

Clothes, etc:

Other

Optional

Remember:  Dress warmly but in layers so you can take off one layer and still be protected from the cold. A lighter windbreaker or jacket, combined with several sweaters is preferred to one big, heavy coat.  We encourage you to discuss any questions with one of the advisors: Don Wade, at 718-426-8555 (cell 917-697-5701) or  Prof. Janis Mazza, 516-670-6307.

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