Monday, August 19, 2013

JHPDA Events: BBQ at Gunpowder State Park

Submitted By: Nadège
Department/Affiliation: Radiology / DMIP

One month ago, the JHPDA's International Committee organized a BBQ at Hammerman Beach in Gunpowder State Park, a very nice place only 20 minutes away from Baltimore. Activities there include kayaking, swimming at the beach, wind-surfing...

There are plenty of grills that you can use on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to spend a day with a group of friends, you can also rent a pavilion. The entrance fee is only $5 per person, which varies with the season. You'll find a lot of information in the Maryland State Park website, along with information about other state parks. For example, you can also go inner-tubing down the river in the other portion of Gunpowder State Park.

We had a lot of fun doing kayaking, stand-up paddling, and sharing food coming from various countries: India, China, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Japan, Bulgaria, France, and the USA.

It was a wonderful day, meeting new friends and welcoming new International Postdocs. Introducing people is one of the goals of the Johns Hopkins PostDoctoral Association, so if you have more ideas or suggestions for activities, please let us know (email! Many of our past events can be found on the JHPDA website:

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