Picnic in the Park – June 18, 2011
Come join us for a picnic, and enjoy the outdoors in the shade. Bring your blankets and picnic baskets full of sandwiches, chips and drinks down to the lake front and enjoy friends, food and games. We will have some outdoor games and hopefully you have one or two to bring and share.
4th of July Weekend – July 2, 2011
Our New Year’s firework show was one of the best ever, and we plan on this one being even better. Saturday night, we will have music in the pavilion and we will begin our fireworks show around 10:30, followed by more music and dancing. We will have a potluck on Sunday afternoon at 5:00. The ranch will be providing brisket. Make your favorite side dish or desert and come join us!
Spring Bear Round Up
This Spring Bear Round Up was probably the best ever. The weather was perfect, with cool nights, and highs in the mid 70’s. The weekend kicked off with the Meet and Greet on Friday night. The stage and surrounding area was packed, and both kegs were floated. Sally made Devil Juice and Dwayne made his Pudding Shots, both huge hits. It was great to see faces from Bear events past, and so many new faces! Afterwards, Crail ( or “DJ C-Rail”) did a great job keeping the music pumping in the pavilion well into the night.
It was a little chilly to be in the pool, but that didn’t stop many campers on Saturday afternoon. Lots of bears and Jello shots made for a great time at the pool. There was also a cocktail party, hosted by Rob, Reece, Steven, Larry and the “Bear Girls”. There were lots of tasty finger foods and they went quickly. After six batches, Rob’s Bear Whiz proved to be as popular as it was last year.
Burgers and hotdogs were served Saturday for dinner. A huge thank you to Jan, Leanne, Nancy, Maribelle and the other “Bear Girls” for hosting the dinner. It was great! After the feast, it was off to the Bear Dance in the pavilion to dance the night away and get crazy. The place was packed, and DJ Rob kept serving some awesome music.
Memorial Day/ Drag Show
Memorial Day Weekend was wonderful. The park was packed. There was music and dancing in the pavilion on Friday night, and lots of people enjoyed the pool and a potluck dinner Saturday.
The Drag Show started at 9:00 on Saturday evening, and was perfect. Many thanks to Shay Champagne for everything. We had several new performers, and some great ones from previous years. Most were our very own permanent campers. There is even talk of more of our campers being inspired by this show to give it a try next year. I can’t wait to see what next year’s show holds.
The 2011 5th Annual Rainbow Ranch Volley ball Tournament was a HUGE success.
We had 5 teams of 5 competing for this year’s 1st place title. There were a total of 8 games played. The teams consisted of The Bloody Mary’s, The Sorority Sisters from Hell, The Outlaws, The Jell-O Shots and the Retired Athletes.
The tournament started out fast and furious with The Sorority Sisters winning over the Bloody Mary’s in game1. Game 2 was a matchup of the Outlaws and Jell-O Shots with the Outlaws taking the win. Game 3 of the Sorority Sisters from Hell and the Retired Athletes went to the Retired Athletes. This took us to the loser’s bracket. Game 4 and 6 of the losers bracket went to the Jell-O Shots, bringing them back into the tournament to play the Retired Athletes who had lost to the Outlaws in game 5 of the winners bracket. Confused yet? In game 7, the Jell-O Shots were no match for the team captain of the Retired Athletes, who apparently decided to come out of retirement and served 21 straight serves, winning the game and putting them up against the Outlaws in game 8 for the last game of Tournament to decide the winners. The Outlaws, who had yet to lose a game and were not giving up easy, had to play their best game yet as the Retired Athletes were fired up and wanted that cooler full of Jell-O shots and Gold Metal ribbons. But it was not to be. The Outlaws swept the tournament and took home the prize. WAY TO GO OUTLAWS!!!!!!!! Later at the pool, the Outlaws shared their winning cooler of Jell-O shots all.
Thanks to all for participating. Thanks go out to the scorekeepers and line judges who braved the sun and help us keep the game going smoothly. Thanks to the Ranch crew for working so hard to give us a great court to play on and for the cooler of Jell-O shots. And finally, special thanks go out to organizers JD and Blake, and most importantly, our bartenders Brian and Bill for the frozen daiquiris, Pina Coladas and assorted vodka drinks.
We have a deck at the pavilion! A bunch of campers got together last weekend to help build the deck, and the deck itself is nearing completion. The handrails and benches will be built soon. Thank you James, Larry, Robin, Tony 1, Tony 2, Brian H., Bobby, Justin, Betty, Tracie and Diane and others for all of your hard work. Special thanks to Robby for his hard work in planning the deck and making it happen. Thanks to everyone who tipped the performers at the Drag Show for the proceeds that helped pay a large part of the new deck costs. There are a few deck photos on our Facebook page, and there will be more on the website later this week on the Volleyball photos page.
We have updated the website quite a bit, and have added photos to many of the events pages, including Spring Bear Round Up, Memorial Day Weekend and Volleyball Weekend. Please check them out if you haven’t already. Also on the website is a link on the “Contact Us” page for you to send your ideas, comments and complaints. We want to know how you feel about us, and would love to hear your ideas for ways to better the campground, new event weekends, etc.
Use of the internet is now free to all campers. It is accessible in the pavilion and in some areas and sites around the pavilion.
Please check out our Facebook page, We will be uploading photos, information and occasional deals and discounts. Stop by and “like” our new page at: