Woodflock IV is on it's way! This pic is from last year's Woodflock. Our Summer Camp for Flamingoheads is turning out to be quite an annual event. It's grown from around 40 people the first year, to around 250 last year. (All attendees aren't pictured.) The campsite is spacious and open, with plenty of room, so we didn't even realize how much the party had grown. Join in the fun, but don't hesitate. Spaces will fill up fast. See you there!
WHO: Flamingoheads of all ages welcome! Children under 12 are free with paid adult. (Trouble-making cousins are $50 extra.) Pets are welcome, as long as they get along well with others and are restrained on leashes while going about the campsite and are properly cleaned up after.
WHEN: Memorial Day Weekend. Friday, May 24 (Park opens at 8 AM) til Monday, May 27 @ Noon. For folks not able to make it all three days, we have DAY PASSES available. Each day goes from 9 AM to 9 AM and costs $98. See the schedule below under "EVENTS." If you're wanting to get there Thursday night, there is plenty of RV and car parking just outside the campsite.
WHERE: Red Bluff Recreation Area on the Sacramento River. We have the entire place all to ourselves! Just a 2-hour drive from Sacramento. For Camp DETAILS, MAPS and DIRECTIONS click HERE.
Thanks to Google Maps, we are able to give you this Bird's Eye View of camp, giving you a better idea of what to expect. Also, you'll want to make note of the cabin numbers if you want to reserve one. Due to demand and to avoid confusion, we're having to reserve them this year. More information about that below.
A concert each night with Antsy and the Troubs! Special guests! (TBA) Activities all day long, and one great meal each day!
Friday Night will be pretty relaxed, we'll get to know everybody, we'll eat, we'll gather, we'll get our campers, tents and cabins set up, and as the sun goes down, we'll head to the campfire and start to play music. Dinner meals will be provided each night by our wonderful Sue Butler, our catering guru. (We'll be on our own for all other meals, but there are always plenty of leftovers.) Meals will be basic camping fare, such as grilled beef, chicken, a little seafood, some vegetables, potatoes, etc. Please provide any special dietary needs you might have.
Special Guests! Antsy's best buddy Edgar Cruz will bring his unique talent as one of the world's best Spanish-style guitarists to the mix, and will join Antsy and the guys in some spontaneous guitar pulling throughout the weekend. Video of Edgar here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDFWtzWUE1M
Also joining the party will be Chico's Peter Berkow with a circle of his talented friends. You've seen Peter and his friends perform throughout Northern California. Their music is fun and upbeat and features masterful musicianship. You're gonna love these guys. Video of Peter Berkow & Friends here: https://www.box.com/shared/static/in1sb5r9fckflx1z79a8.m4v
GUEST PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Friday Night, 8 PM: Antsy McClain gets things started, and brings the Trailer Park Troubadours up to wrap things up.
Saturday Night, 7 PM: Peter Berkow and Friends get things started, Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours take it from there.
Sunday Afternoon, 2 PM: Songwriter/Poetry/Creativity Discussion with Antsy McClain, Edgar Cruz and Peter Berkow and others, TBA
Sunday Night, 7 PM: Edgar Cruz, Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours and Special Guests, TBA
Saturday: We'll have our infamous Chili Cook-off at dinner time. (Sue will enhance the meal with wonderful side items and mouth-watering desserts are provided by our wonderful friend, Bonni Jackson.) Bring your best chili recipe. Winners receive Free Troub Stuff and a three-month supply of Beano. Last year's competition was intense, but wounds have healed, the various parties have made up, and restraining orders have been lifted. It's all good now. But we'll see how things go this year.
Sunday: Creativity and Songwriting Workshop after lunch by Antsy and guests (Bring your poetry and music for an in-the-round musical show and tell) The judging of the Campsite Decoration Contest (Winner receives Home Depot Gift Certificate and angry scowls from other contestants.) Special guests (TBA) and Antsy and the Troubs will finish out the night, playing your requests.
Every Day: Spontaneous Picking & Singing Circles which Antsy and members of the band are known to join in on (Bring your instruments!), Impromptu Frisbee throwing (If Antsy's around, there will be Frisbees.)
WEATHER: The weather will likely be warm with cool nights. There is plenty of shade for the daytime, but bring a jacket for night time. Also, bring a boat, canoe or kayak if you have one! The Sacramento River and Lake Red Bluff are adjacent to our Camp Area! A pleasant bike and hike trail head is located at the base of camp, and provides a nice opportunity to get off the beaten path.
HOW MUCH? JUST $299 per person. Children under 12 free with paid adult. DAY PASSES! Can't get away for the whole weekend? We don't want to leave anyone out. We are offering Day Passes for Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday. (A Day Pass lasts 24 hours - from 9AM to 9AM - and costs $98.) CLICK HERE to find out more.
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Whether you're in a tent, an RV, in one of the on-site cabins, or at a nearby hotel, you'll feel like family and you'll be making friends with Flamingoheads from all over the U.S.
Let Sue know what type of stay you are planning: Tent, RV or Motel so we can get a head count. Email her at email@example.com.
There are plenty of tent spaces. There are 9 screened sleeping cabins available, but you must bring your own air mattress and bedding. Showers and toilets available for ALL Woodflockers. AND repeat attendees will be happy to know we are providing alternative - NEW - FLUSH TOILETS! - NEW - On site! WoooHOOOO!
ARTS & CRAFTS: Our friends Katie and Bill will have their Craft Tent with their usual fun-filled activities for kids large and small. They're already planning some cool stuff. We'll find out what they have up their collective sleeves when we get there. Activities each day, practically all day.
SPIRITUAL/REFLECTIVE/MEDITATIVE ACTIVITIES: Our friend Hilary Nicholls starts each morning off with guided meditation, musically accompanied by her husband, our very own Bruce Wandmayer. Hilary worked for years as a holistic chiropractor, and now focuses on healing through meditation and energy work, and is a frequent guest at women's retreats throughout the world.
Antsy is on hand all three days for one-on-one guitar, poetry and storytelling sessions, sharing new songs, new artwork, and ideas from his sketchbooks and notebooks. As Flamingoheads can attest, Antsy's workshops may start with music or poetry, but always end up working through life's big questions, and sharing in the joy of belonging to the human family. Last year, he shared the rough mixes of the album, 'Living the Dream,' letting Woodflockers hear it before anyone else. Musical guests are known to drop by, creating spontaneous jams, creative insight to life and frequent laughter. Woodflockers have also provided some unforgettable moments as they've shared poetry and songs with the group. Simply put, nobody ever knows exactly what's going to happen, and we like it that way.
CABINS: We have 9 cabins to choose from. They sleep 4 comfortably, but you can fit up to 8 if you choose. You can have one all to yourself or share with up to 7 people (But we're tellin' ya, that's gonna be cramped. Stick to 4 each). Due to high demand and to avoid confusion, it's become necessary to reserve each cabin. It's first come, first serve, and you can reserve your cabin only by e-mailing Sue Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org. No other arrangements can be accepted. (This helps us have our ducks, er flamingos in a row.) She will mark off the cabin you've reserved, according to the bird's eye-view diagram of camp (ABOVE), and choose your cabin. Cabins are $100 each for the weekend, or $25/person at occupancy of 4. If two of you want to go in on one, it would be $50 each, and so on.
TRAILS: Work off the chili on hiking and biking trails which wind around the perimeter of the campsite. There are also plenty of open areas for games, etc. Special guests (TBA) will get the night of music started, and Antsy and the Troubs will take it from there with a full blown rockin' concert.
FOOD: Two awesome meals each day (Breakfast and Dinner) will be prepared by our resident Chef, Sue Butler, a former caterer and food service worker who has a special knack for all things delicious. She'll be assisted by our friendly Flamingohead Chefs Bob Sippel and John Chips, so there will be no shortage of great food. For lunch (if you're still hungry), bring your own food and drinks or simply buy what you need at nearby markets just minutes away. Cook at any number of our BBQ grills and eat with us at one of the on-site shelters available for everyone’s use. For the more urban campers there are a variety of restaurants within a 10 minute drive from the campsite.
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FOR INCOMING AIRSTREAM and OTHER RV CAMPERS: Just 100 yards away, there is the first-come-first-serve US Forest Service Camp Sycamore with water and electric hookups.
If Camp Sycamore fills up, there are full RV hookups available at these nearby private RV parks just minutes away:
Red Bluff RV Park
80 Chestnut Avenue, Red Bluff, CA 96080
(530) 529-2929 or go to: www.redbluffrvpark.com
Durango RV Resort
100 Lake Avenue, Red Bluff, CA 96080
530.527.5300 or 866.770.7001
NEARBY MOTELS: Don't want to camp, but still want in on all the activities? The 1st three places on this link (below) are on Sale Lane and are closest to the event -- only a 5 minute drive. There is plenty of parking just outside the campsite. For hotel links, go to: www.google.com/search?q=red+bluff+motels