Originally Posted by Cypress
Pull, meaning backstrokes? Push, meaning front strokes? I'm a total newb. Have to start somewhere I guess
Just get out there and..........do it!
Sorry for the confusion with my comment about pushing VS pulling; as noted, a joke about another thread.
If you can grab it, the Bench was always my favorite camp but it seems to always be grabbed early. The island and upper bench are also good, both are above the Bench. If forced, lone tree works as well.
If you are out going, you might tie up with another group, either at Pump house or if you are really cheeky, by asking at the camps if they have room for one more. It helps if you have extra beer/refreshments. Home made Cookies can be a real ice breaker, and Ice Cream always makes a group more welcoming.