Eastern Shore Jeep Association will be hosting a meet and greet at TrapPond State Park in Laurel, DE on Saturday April 24th, 2010, Start time 11:00 a.m.
For those interested we will be cooking food and have beverages on hand. Here is the basic run-down of the weekend's events!
Start meeting around 11:00 a.m. at the park. Will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. Will have soda and water on hand as well as chips.
Admission to the park will be $10 for the meet and greet per vehicle.
Lunch will be $3 and you will get your choice of Hotdog, Hamburger or Cheeseburger, small bag of chips and can of Soda or bottle of water.
The reason for charging admission for the meet and greet at this location is because the club must rent the parking lot. There will be access to volleyball, horseshoe pit's, fishing, boat rentals, and a playground as well, so it should be a fun time all around. We will also be having raffle's such as $50 gas card, t-shirts, stickers, club membership, ect.
We will be holding a Show N Shine at the park with trophies given out to the winners.
The link to Trap Pond can be found here: Trap Pond State Park, Laurel, Delaware
After this is over, around 4 or so, those wishing to go wheeling and camping can follow us the 10-15 minutes south to the land we have as a club for camping and wheeling through Sunday. The cost for camping and wheeling is a additional $20 per vehicle as per club bi-laws. If you are an existing club/land member there is no charge to wheel.
A little information about our land. It is 60 acres with about a 1 to 1.5 acres cleared for a camping area. There are no amenities at the campsite area, its pack out what you pack in. There may or may not be a Porta-Potty available. There is plenty of space to setup multiple tents. At this time there is a stock trail cut for vehicle's to make it back that are equipped with 4 wheel drive. There is no way right now to make it back with a pop-up camper or RV. However we do have a area less than 1/8 mile from the land where you can come and park your RV/Camper's and Tow Rigs and Trailers!
More about our land, it is primarily mud obstacles, mud crossings and so on. We have added some technical area's including a flex hills section and a tire obstacle section, as well as other trails that we are working on building that are less mud and more technical, however it is a on-going process.
At the land for camping and wheeling, the food we have left on hand will be cooked for dinner and more can be squired at the Wawa or Mcdonalds about another 5 mins from the land. Soda and water will be on hand. Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed while at the campsite and no intoxicated individuals will be permitted on the trails. Alcohol will be a BYOB thing.
All persons entering the land, MUST sign a land waiver. All vehicle's wheeling MUST have the following safety equipment:
Tow Strap rated 1.5 times your vehicle weight (or operable winch) (no metal hooks)
Seatbelts for all passengers.
Proper sized spare tire
Fully Charged Fire Extinguisher
Properly mounted front and rear tow points
And Battery Tie Downs, no bungie cords.
We had a mini show in September and had a great weekend. Hoping to have another one with more activities and a good turn-out.
This isn't limited to just jeeps, its all 4x4 vehicles (excluding quads).
So if you want to come out, hang, meet some people, your looking at spending around $30 for a Weekend of fun.
If your looking for a weekend getaway to do some camping, wheeling and tellin "stories" around a camp fire, this is the weekend for you.
PM me for more information, or email direct at: Easternshorejeep@gmail.com
Also visit ESJA - Eastern Shore Jeep Association
for more information, just click on our forums then ESJA Events!
Thanks, hope to see some of ya there!