PCE Club - 60th Event Announcement

2008/08/15-17

Dear All,

You are invited to join PCE Club (Parents and Children Education Club) 60th event on Aug. 15th, 16th and 17th 2008 - Exciting Wild Camping, Whitewater Rafting, Golfing, Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming at the Lake Beach � and more.

The Parents and Children Education Association or the PCE Club is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political educational organization. Its mission is to provide a learning and sharing platform for parents in developing the emotional intelligence of the parents and their children as well as helping to improve the communications between the parents and their children.

Its objectives are to focus on building children's self-confidence, social skills, public speech and leadership skills, promoting children's self-motivation, encouraging parents to expose their children to different areas so that they become more knowledgeable, promoting the growth of our EQ instead of just IQ.

Please feel free to join PCE Club free online parenting forum group at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pce_club

Last few years, we organized 288 people rafting trip, 80 people Lake George trip, 160 rafting/camping trip etc. Last year we enjoyed camping and rafting with more than 25 families. This is going to be our 5th camping/rafting trip.

At a glance��: (Please refer to the �Event Details� section below for more details)

1. What: Exciting Wild Camping, Whitewater Rafting, Golfing, Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming at the Lake Beach, Disc Golfing for Children, Fishing � and more.

2. When: August 15th, 16th and 17th, 2008.

3. Where: White Haven, PA 18661, Hickory Run State Park.

4. Who: PCE Club Officers welcome you and your family to join us.

5. Pricing: a) Camping - $40 per tent for 2 nights & $20 per tent for 1 night [4 people per tent] b) Common Fee - $30 per family); - see �Event Details� section for more details; c) Exhilarating White water Rafting: $55 per person.

6. Paying Method: By Check.

7. Registration: FULL

8. Event Organizer: PCE Club officers.

Event Details:

1. What: Exciting Wild Camping, Whitewater Rafting, Golfing, Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming at the Lake Beach, Disc Golfing for Children, Fishing � and more.

To Do at the Campground

� Hiking

� Picnicking

� Swimming at the lake beach

� Fishing

� Disc Golf for children,

� Wildlife Watching

� Play Poker (Gong Zhu game etc) and have competition and award for winner.

� Dance Party on Saturday Night

� Joke competition - award for winner

� Children�s Playground

� Icebreaker games for adults and children

� Organized games for Children and Awards: Hoola Hoop form of musical chair, Rope Jumping, Balloon Game, Tennis Ball Throwing, Silly Dancing Contest, 3-legged race, Water Gun Fights, Parachute Game, Soccer Ball Game, Badminton Playing, Volleyball Playing.

URL: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/hickoryrun.aspx

To Do outside of Campground

� Rafting at Whitewater Challengers
URL: http://www.whitewaterchallengers.com/home_pages/kayaking-home.asp

� Golfing at the Mountain Laurel Golf Club
URL: http://www.mountainlaurelgolfclub.com/rates.php

� Miniature Golf at the Galleria at Split Rock Resort
URL: http://www.splitrockresort.com/

2. When: Aug. 15th, 16th and 17th

Note: Schedule for Rafting will be finalized after registration completion. No Raining date and cancellation after registration. An updated copy of the agenda will be sent to you before the trip. Good suggestions are welcome.

Day 1:

3 - 4 p.m. Check in (latest check in time: 10p.m, you can come after work.).

4 - 5 p.m. Setup Tent.

5 - 6 pm. Socializing and Networking.

6 - 8 pm. Dinner / Potluck.

8 - 9 pm. Icebreaker Name Game.

9 -10 pm. Poker Game for Poker lovers & other games.

10 pm. Sleep Tight, Don�t Let the Bugs Bite. J

Day 2:

8 - 9 a.m. Morning Exercise (Ta-chi, Yoga, jogging).

9 - 10 a.m. Breakfast.

10 - 12p.m.Games on Campsite: �Ba-He� contest.

12 - 1pm. Lunch

1 - 5pm. Rafting; Swimming at lake beach, Hiking�. your choice.

More games on Campsite�

5 - 8pm. BBQ & Dancing Party!

9 -10 pm. Poker Game for Poker lovers & other games.

10 pm. Sleep Tight, Don�t Let the Bugs Bite. J

Day 3:

8 - 9 a.m. Morning Exercise (Ta-chi, Yoga, jogging).

9 - 10 a.m. Breakfast.

10 - 12p.m.Games on Campsite or hiking (Golf outing will start at 6:00am � 10:00am).

12 � 1p.m. Lunch.

1 � 3p.m. Clean up and take down tents

Kids continue to play and have fun�

3 p.m. Check Out!

3. Where: White Haven, PA 18661 - Hickory Run State Park

The 15,500-acre Hickory Run State Park, Carbon County, lies in the western foothills of the Pocono Mountains. This large park has over 40 miles of hiking trails, three state park natural areas and miles of trout streams. The Boulder Field, a striking boulder-strewn area, is a National Natural Landmark.

Direction: From I-80, take Exit 274 at the Hickory Run State Park Exit, and drive east on PA 534 for six miles. From the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, take Exit 95 and drive west on PA 940 for three miles then turn east on PA 534 for six miles. The park is within a two or three-hour drive from Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York City and one hour from Allentown, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.

URL: http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/hickoryrun.aspx

4. Who: PCE Club welcome you and your Family, your friends to join us.

Each family needs to provide one volunteer to help organizing this event including, but not limited to the following team (If you are too busy to help, $20 per family must be donated and used to buy awards for kids game winners):

a) Organizing event committee (include making reservation, make plan, coordinate, answer the questions, paying bills, get head count etc)

b) Rafting committee (including arranging the boats, make fighting party to fight using water gun, racing game etc)

c) Camping committee (including setting up tent team, BBQ team, play game team, Karaoke team, campfire team, Fun team, safety team etc)

d) Accounting team (including collecting check, make registration form, head count etc)

The late registration person will be assigned to help on tough task.

Note: Each family will share the responsibilities of buying BBQ food, Utensils, game awards, games for kids ...etc. We will send out an email to assign you what to buy. The amount you pay will be calculated based on receipts and being reimbursed at campsite. We will send detail email later.

5. Pricing:

PCE member (paid yearly member fee) is base price and non-member is $10 extra per family. You are all welcome to become a PCE member: $60 per year per family.

Camping Price:

2 nights: $40 per tent (max: 4 people). 1 night: $20 per tent. If more than 4 people, it will count as 2 tents. Please consider it before you register.

*Important Note: We reserved 2 group campsites (will finalize upon registration completion), which have no electricity. However, we also reserved 4 family campsites with electricity, where we can use for cooking and blowing up the beds. The 4 families staying on the sites with electricity will need to help with the cooking. Please make sure staying on a non-electric campsite is not a problem for you before making the registration.

Exhilarating White water Rafting price:

$55 per person (10 years and older) for 3 to 4 hours. It is white water rafting and it is suggested for adults or older children to attend. Note: All the money if there is left (for example, 15 persons get 1 free for rafting etc), it will be used to buy awards for the kid event and games winners.

Common Fee:

Each family (2 adults and max 3 children, if more than 2 adults, every 1 adult will pay $10 extra) will charge $30 for common fee like campfire wood, food, plate, cup, games for the kids, awards�etc. If $30 is not enough to cover, we reserve the right to ask and pay extra fee.

Important Note: $30 cash will be collected on site. The money collected will be used to reimburse for the food, utensils each family bought.

Other Fees:

Activities outside of the campground such as golfing will be paid onsite individually. But you still need to register first to get head count.

6. Paying Method: (for Camping & Rafting Fees Only)

1) Please write the check before July 26 pay to:

PCE Club

2) Send Check to:

c/o Kam Ferro

138 Windsong Circle, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

(Please write down your name, phone and head count on the registration form with the check to save your time)

7. Registration:

FULL - CLOSED

Late registration will be accepted ($20 per family). We will not reply and accept "Count me in etc kind of emails, you must register online.

Important Note: A confirmation email will be sent to you on July 28, 2008. If you registered and won�t hear from us by July 28, 2008, please send us an email at registration@pceclub.org.

8. Event Organizer:

All PCE Officers:

1) Ms. Kam Ferro, Coordinator for early children�s programs; Elected EVP 2009

Lead of overall events and Children�s Program

Email: Kam.ferro at comcast.net

2) Mr. James Gao, Past Chair of the Board & One of the PCE Club founders

Lead of overall events and Golf outing

Email: james.gao at comcast.net

3) Ms. Jill Ji, Coordinator for Public Relations of PCE Club

Lead of the onsite Accounting Committee and �Ba he� Game

4) Ms. Jenny Yang Officer of PCE Club

Lead of BBQ Committee and CampFire Dance Party

5) Mr. Zhu Liu

Lead of Poker Game

6) Ms. Cindy Yu, Chair of the Board and President (2005 -2007) of PCE Club;

Email: cindyxyu at gmail.com

For website issue please contact: registration@yahoo.com

7) Mr. Simon Wang, VP in IT and Web Administration & Board Member;

Webmaster if you have error for registration

Email: simonxinwang at yahoo.com

8) Ms. Yingting Zhang, President (2007-Present)& Board Member of PCE Club

9) Ms. Maggie Zhang, Treasurer;

For accounting issue, please contact Ms. Maggie Zhang

Kam Ferro

On behave of PCE Club 60th event committee

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