Planning for Pemi Camping Trip in Final Stages

The Play and Stay Weekend returns with plenty of fun in store along (and on) the Pemigewasset River. Help is needed with final phases of planning.

The Play and Stay Weekend returns with plenty of fun in store along (and on) the Pemigewasset River. Help is needed with final phases of planning.

You Can Help by Attending a Meeting Next Wednesday, July 6

There’s just over a month to go before what’s becoming a rite of summer for SEA/SEIU Local 1984: the Play and Stay Weekend at Pemi River Campground.

Planning for the event, which will be held the weekend of Aug. 5-7 at the Thornton campground, has been going on for months with Second Vice President Tammy Clark again shepherding the project along with Becky Ladd, a member of Chapter 11 – the NH Veterans Home. Ladd said they can still use help with planning, and there will be a planning meeting (with pot luck supper) next Wednesday, July 6, from 5-7 p.m. at the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 office. Ladd said they’re working on planning activities.

“I’d like there to be some sort of project or a common goal people could work on,” she said. “I was thinking of some sort of commemorative craft for the 75th anniversary, but we weren’t able to come up with anything quick and easy.”

Ladd said they’re also working to put together a game table, too, to give people a chance to socialize over cards or Monopoly. She said she’s looking forward to enjoying some of the stuff she didn’t get to enjoy in the past.

“I didn’t get to go down the river the last two years, so I’m looking forward to doing that this year,” she said.

One of the big benefits of an event like this, Ladd said, is the socialization.

“It’s good getting to know people from other agencies and departments, getting their take on things,” she said. “It’s a good chance to connect with other people … it’s just a good chance to connect with other adults.”

Clark said things will change just a bit for this year’s event, as they’ve rented the entire field for Friday and Saturday night. There will be a camping charge of $7.50 (a nod to the 75th anniversary) per adult per night.

“There is plenty to do on site for the whole family,” Clark said.

If you’d like to attend, you’ll need to email Tammy Clark directly tclark@seiu1984.org to sign up. She’s handling logistics this year, so there’s no need to call the campground. If you’re camping with a tent on the field, there are no “reserved” spaces. If you’re camping with a pop-up or camper that requires water and or electricity, those spaces are limited. It’s unclear if there are any sites that offer sewer.

So be sure to sign up and please consider joining us for the planning meeting on July 6.

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