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                                DAY TRIPS


Rock Climbing and Rappelling at
Goshen Pass on the Maury River
Come climbing with us! We’ll be heading out to Goshen
for a day of beginner friendly cliffs and the chance to
experience climbing with the security of a top–rope and
trained instructor. Participants will be provided climbing
shoes, helmets, harnesses and all other required technical
gear. A suggested ‘what to wear/bring list’ will be provided
upon registration. Ages 10+. Saturday, October 3. Depart
Gypsy Hill Park Gym at 8:00am, Return around 5pm.
Price: $60 or Parent/child combo $105. (Includes van
transportation, all equipment and instruction).
Register by: September 18.

The National D-DAY Memorial in Bedford County
“It is hard to conceive the epic scope of this decisive
battle that foreshadowed the end of Hitler’s dream of
Nazi domination. Overlord was the largest air, land,
and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6,
1944. The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000
airplanes, and over 150,000 service men”- from the
National D-Day Memorial website. Join us as we visit
the National D-Day memorial in Bedford County. Enjoy
lunch at Liberty Station before returning home. Saturday,
September 19. Depart Gypsy Hill Gym parking lot at
8:30am return around 3:30pm. Price: $24 (includes
transportation and admission to the D-Day Memorial,
lunch not included). Register by: ASAP

Berkeley House B&B: Tour and Afternoon Tea
Join us for afternoon tea and a tour of this magnificent
Queen Anne situated directly across the street from the
birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson. The mansion
at 303 Berkeley Place has been historically known as the
Catlett House; named for its first occupants. “The Catlett
House” is considered “Staunton’s best example of the
Shingle Style of architecture”. Because the proprietors,
Bonnie and Jeff, painstakingly restored this grand old
lady and turned her into one of Staunton’s best bed and
breakfasts many historical details remain within its 8,000
square feet. Wednesday October 7.
Depart Gypsy Hill Gym at 1:30pm, return around 4pm.
Price: $10. Register by: September 28

Kings Dominion: Halloween Haunt
Creatures from your worst nightmares take over the park
featuring hundreds of terrifying monsters. There are nine
scary mazes, six scare zones and live shows*. Guests
can also enjoy more than 20 thrill rides as fog and
darkness blanket the park. Grab your costume and join
other scare seekers on this fun Halloween trip (costume
is optional). The Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt is
recommended for ages 13 and up: live shows cost
extra. Friday, October 30. Depart from Gypsy Hill Park
Gymnasium Parking lot at 4:30pm and return around
2am. Price: $45 (pricing subject to change). Register
by: October 16

Caving at Butler Cave
Explore Butler Cave in Williamsville near Monterey.
This will be a guided three-hour exploration of one of
Virginia’s longest caves. Butler Cave was discovered in
1958 when a small crack under a ledge of limestone
was dug open. Spectacular discoveries followed as
miles of natural underground tunnels and chambers were
found. Butler Cave is currently maintained by the Butler
Cave Conservation Society. Participants must be fairly
physically fit, this is a “wild cave” and you will be on
hands and knees in some sections. Participants need to
supply your own: 3 sources of light (no flashlights, but a
strap light for arm or helmet is fine), boots, helmet, long
sleeves and pants or coverall suit, gloves, because you
will get dirty, trash bag, and shorts or change of clothes.
Limited space! Saturday, November 14. Depart GHPG
at 8am and return around 3pm. Bring lunch. Price: $15.
Register by: November 1

Potomac Mills Shopping
Calling all frugal fashionistas! Join us for a trip to the
bargain hunter’s mecca featuring over 200 of the best
names in retail! Tuesday, December 1. Depart GHPG
at 8am. Return around 8pm. Price: $24 (includes
transportation only). Register by: November 20

Bizarre Bazaar®
This Richmond show has four exhibition buildings filled
with fabulous unique gifts for everyone on your list! A
beautiful holiday marketplace with 500 juried exclusive
exhibitors and more than 100 new exhibitors only seen
at The Bizarre Bazaar®. Saturday December 5. Depart
GHPG at 9am, return around 6pm. Price: $28 (Includes
transportation and admission). Register by: November 20.

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