Thursday, July 10, 2014

Circle V Ranch Camp Hosts Weekend “Family Camp” for All Ages July 25-27, 20

Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California—The public is invited to attend the Circle V Ranch “Family Camp” from Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center is located just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara across from Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley. Long-time Camp Director Ray Lopez announced, “For those families looking for a taste of Circle V, we invite all ages to experience our Family Camp weekend."

Circle V Ranch “Family Camp” activities available include: archery, hiking, swimming in the pool, arts & crafts, painting, playing games of ping pong, soccer, or basketball, as well as miniature golf. (There is no TV, radio or internet access to affect the Circle V Ranch Camp experience.) Campers stay in cabins (accommodating up to ten people.
Fees for the 2014 Circle V Ranch “Family Camp” include six meals, lodging, all activities and supervised fun. A private cabin accommodating up to 10 people in a family or group is $650; sharing a cabin with others is $115 ages 16 or older/$75 for children ages 4-15 and under age 4 free. Shower and restroom facilities are adjacent to every cabin and tent. Reservations and payments for Family Camp are due by July 17, 2014, and are first come, first confirmed. To receive the Family Camp application contact Circle V Ranch Camp Director Ray Lopez at 805-688-5252 or rlopez@svdpla.org or download the application at  http://www.circlevranchcamp.org/uploads/1/5/4/0/15406224/2014_family_camp_registration_packet.pdf

The schedule for 2014 Circle V Ranch “Family Camp” is:

Friday, July 25, 2014
4:30-6:30pm    Arrivals and camp exploration
6:30pm                        Welcome and family-style dinner served in the Dining Lodge
7:30pm                        Opening Ceremony & Traditional camp-fire skits and games.
8:30pm                        Movie under the Stars
10:30pm          Lights out!

Saturday, July 26, 2014
7:30am                        Camp Wake-up Call
8:00am                        All Gather Together Near Flagpole
8:20am                        Family-style full breakfast served in the Dining Lodge
9:00am                        Free-time
10:00-11:00am            Activity Period #1 (choose from many different options*)
11:00-Noon     Activity Period #2 (choose from many different options*)
12:15pm          Lunch served family-style in the Dining Lodge
1:15-3:00pm    General Swimming and Sunning at the Pool
3:00-4:00pm    Showers & Rest Period
4:00-5:00pm    Activity Period #3 (choose from many different options*)
5:30pm                        Family-style dinner in the Dining Lodge
6:30pm                        Game time
7:30pm                        “Theater in the Dust” skits and songs
8:30pm                        S’mores! (Make marshmallow, graham cracker & chocolate treats)
9:30pm                        Lights out!

Sunday, July 27, 2014
7:30am                        Camp Wake-up Call
8:00am                        All Gather Together Near Flagpole
8:20am                        Family-style full breakfast served in the Dining Lodge
9:00am                        Free-time
10:00-11:00am            Activity Period #1 (choose from many different options*)
11:00am          Packing Up
11:30am          Lunch served family-style in the Dining Lodge
12:15pm          Closing Ceremony with singing, skits, sharing.
1:00-2:00pm    Departures; plan to return again next summer!




About Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center
Circle V Ranch Camp & Retreat Center was founded in 1945 by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Los Angeles and has been located on its current site since 1990 on 30-acres in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County. During autumn, winter and spring, Circle V is available for rental to other non-profit groups and organizations. Circle V Ranch Camp summer sessions for boys and girls ages 7 to 13 feature six days and five nights of traditional supervised summer fun.

In Summer 2013, more than 1,200 children enjoyed activities including hiking, swimming in the pool, learning about nature, archery, arts & crafts, painting, photography, playing games of baseball, basketball, ping pong, foosball, soccer, miniature golf and of course, campfires, skits and songs. (There is no TV, radio or internet access to affect the experience.) Campers stay in cabins or traditional canvas tents. Three nutritious daily meals are served family-style in the Dining Lodge. The Circle V Ranch Camp fee for six days/ five nights including lodging, all meals, activities, recreation and supervised fun is $425 per child; and “camperships” paid by charitable donations are available for qualified campers. Spaces are still available for remaining 2014 summer sessions. Call 805-688-5252 for information, applications and for more details visit www.circlevranchcamp.org.

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