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Join us for the 2013 GA Chapter Fall Gathering!
Source: GA Sierra Club

Posted: Saturday, July 20, 2013
2013 Georgia Chapter Fall Gathering
Camp Wahsega near Dahlonega, GA
October 4-6, 2013

Registration is now open for our 2013 Georgia Chapter Fall Gathering for members, families, and friends. Our bi-annual event returns this year to Camp Wahsega in the beautiful north Georgia mountains near Dahlonega, the weekend of October 4–6, 2013. Join us for workshops, hikes and outings.

Schedule of activities:

On Friday night we’ll start things off with a chili potluck reception and the return of our "Owl Prowl". Saturday’s events will include kid’s activities, workshops, hikes and plenty of time for fellowship and relaxation. Our traditional Saturday evening awards banquet and entertainment will include a keynote speaker from the national club. You may choose another outing or workshop after breakfast on Sunday morning before heading for home. Optional weekend activities include biking, fi shing, and canoeing. Tentative workshops include conservation and political updates, "Energizing Your Group", and "Back-Country Cooking".

We welcome participants of all ages, and are very pleased that twelve Boy’s and Girl’s Club members will join us through the Atlanta Inner City Outings (ICO) program. We are also pleased that several Sierrans from neighboring states are planning to attend.

"Exploring, enjoying, and protecting the planet through conservation and outings" is our theme. Allison Chin, former Board of Directors member and immediate past president of the Sierra Club, will be our keynote speaker on Saturday evening. Describing herself as an "ambassador and spokesperson for the Club" for more than 20 years, Allison is also an experienced ICO leader and conservation leader with special insight to share with us about the state of the Sierra Club. Listen to Allison tell her story at: http://www.sierraclub.org/clubhub/ stories/allison-chin.aspx.

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Camp Wahsega off ers a wonderful dining hall, classrooms for our workshops and a variety of trails for hiking or biking. The cabins are rustic, dormtype buildings grouped around the 2 bath houses, one for women and one for men. You may visit their website for more information: www.wahsega4h.org. Limited tent camping is available on campus, but with no electric or water hookups.

Alternatively, you may choose to stay in a motel in Dahlonega. We have arranged for a discount rate at the Super 8 Motel, 706-864-4343. You must call directly to get the discount, and tell them that you are with the Sierra Club. They have a limited number of rooms, so please call now. For other lodging options, you may visit the Dahonega Visitors Center website: http://dahlonega. org/index.php/where-to-stay.html.

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Registration prices below include the following: lodging (except for offsite motel lodgers), meals (breakfast, lunch and banquet on Saturday plus breakfast on Sunday), workshops and outings. Please note that registration/meal/workshop fees are required for all participants regardless of your lodging choice.

  • Onsite cabins or tent camping: $125 per person registration.
  • Kids under 12: $85.00 per child registration
  • Off site motel lodging (on your own): $95 per person registration
  • Saturday Night Banquet Only: $50 per person; $35 for kids under 12

To register, please use our online registration form. Or, download our mail-in registration form (.pdf) and mail, with your check, to:

Georgia Sierra Club
Attn: Fall Gathering
743 E. College Ave., Suite B
Decatur, GA 30030.

Note: The deadline for registration is September 20, 2013. Please register early!

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Contact Us:

Questions? Call the GA Sierra Club office at (404)-607-1262 x-221. Or email georgia.chapter@sierraclub.org

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