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#1 bluestar

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 05:42 PM

Does anyone know the location and date for the 2012 escapade?

#2 Bob & Molly

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 06:15 PM

Does anyone know the location and date for the 2012 escapade?


The 2012 Escapade will be in Sedalia,MO September 16th-21st.
We hope to see you there.

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Posted 13 November 2011 - 05:44 PM

The 2012 Escapade will be in Sedalia,MO September 16th-21st.
We hope to see you there.

Bob and Molly



Will there be a newbie BootCamp offered at the 2012 Escapade in Sedalia? If not where might it be held in 2012 and.... when might registration open for the 2012 bootcamp?


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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:09 PM

Will there be a newbie BootCamp offered at the 2012 Escapade in Sedalia? If not where might it be held in 2012 and.... when might registration open for the 2012 bootcamp?


Thank You for any information.


Yes, Bootcamp will be offered at Escapade in Sedalia. Check the Escapade website after the first of the year for details.

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#5 Yondog

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:50 PM

The 2012 Escapade will be in Sedalia,MO September 16th-21st.
We hope to see you there.

Bob and Molly


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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:56 PM

Yondog,

First of all, here is a warm welcome to the Escapee's RV Club and to the forums! It is great to have you join us. A typical Escapade draws about 800 RVs and more than 2000 people. It is a tremendous experience, particularly for the new member. The best part to us is the gatherings in the campground that are unplanned, but the entire thing is worthwhile. If you follow this link you can read about the last one and new information will be out for the next one just after the first of the year.
From Escapees report in this forum:

Here are the final statistics from the 51st Escapade in Gillette, Wyoming 2011

Official registration: 679 rigs.

• We had a total of 1286 attendees. WOW!

Total Door Prize Value was $11,600 with thanks to Scott and Karen Bonis and Joe Tenpenny for this wonderful program!

The Care Booth Quilt Raffle winner is…. Lynette McHenery SKP# 102227
The winner of the “Carved Lyon” silent auction is Brenda Neal SKP# 26978

956 Baby caps were created and given to Campbell County Memorial Maternal-child unit!! And Cathie Carr and Molly are very proud of the ones they received, too!!

• $2108.96 was donated to Donuts for CARE, with Alliant Credit Union contributing a $500.00 donut in memory of Bud’s mom, Katherine Carr. SOLO’s collected $708.25 for CARE at Ham-O-Rama last night! Total contributions of $ 2817.21 to CARE at Escapade!!

Sew Much Comfort donations at Escapade totaled:
94 items of new clothing and $160.00. More than 20 volunteers created 30 completed adaptive clothing and hospital comfort items. These items will be sent to recovering service members across the USA.

The grand prize from Adventure Caravans:

The winner of the 11 day “New Orleans Cajun Paradise” trip, was Dick White # 105183 from Sanbornville, NH.


Edited by Kirk, 29 December 2011 - 06:12 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:04 AM

I received a private note asking about camping in Sedalia, Mo and so will post information about camping there for those who do not know about it.

There are more than enough campsites on the fairgrounds for all of the Escapees with an inner campground (http://www.mostatefa...-Campground.pdf ) for Escapade staff and early arrivals and another campground in main parking area(http://www.mostatefa...-Campground.pdf ) just across the road from the events buildings. This is a very large facility and it has more than 1500 full hook-up campsites and probably at least another 500 or so without hook-ups. Camping is normally arranged as part of your registration. In addition, the fair also has a smaller RV park that is just down the road from the area used by Escapees which has camping and is open to the public where those who wish to arrive several days early may stay prior to opening of the Escapade.


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:12 AM

As one who is a few years away from actually being able to be an Escapee would it be appropriate for someone wanting to look at what life is like as an Escapee?

Being here in Kansas I thought it might be an opportunity to see what life would be like as an Escapee even if it is just attending for a few days. What all does the "Boot Camp" consist of.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:23 AM

As one who is a few years away from actually being able to be an Escapee would it be appropriate for someone wanting to look at what life is like as an Escapee?

Being here in Kansas I thought it might be an opportunity to see what life would be like as an Escapee even if it is just attending for a few days. What all does the "Boot Camp" consist of.

Thank you,

Steven & Stacie
Fort Leavenworth, KS

I would say 'boot camp' is useful for anyone interested in RVing even if not full time! The safety education on fire and weight and loading issues is good information for any RVr. For full timers there is other valuable educational information and anyone anticipating going full time in the near future might avoid a few pitfalls from attending the 'boot camp'. Also might be useful in finalizing any rig decision choices.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:51 PM

As one who is a few years away from actually being able to be an Escapee would it be appropriate for someone wanting to look at what life is like as an Escapee?

Absolutely! We attended an RV event with seminars before going full-time. We didn't even have a rig so stayed in a motel and drove over every day. It's amazing what you can learn about what you didn't even know you needed to know, if you know what I mean. :)

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 11:44 PM

As one who is a few years away from actually being able to be an Escapee would it be appropriate for someone wanting to look at what life is like as an Escapee?

Being here in Kansas I thought it might be an opportunity to see what life would be like as an Escapee even if it is just attending for a few days. What all does the "Boot Camp" consist of.

Thank you,

Steven & Stacie
Fort Leavenworth, KS


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

Steve & Stacie!

Welcome to Escapees -- you'll find that this wonderful RV organization is sooooo valuable BEFORE and AFTER you start RVing, whether parttime or full-time. We attended a great Escapade "Boot Camp" in Stockton, CA, about a year before we even got our 5er. Made the drive from Phoenix to be there, and it was well worth the investment of time and money. Gave us more peace of mind and confidence in making decisions about our rig and all the support info around the idea of RVing.

We would highly recommend that you attend "Boot Camp" (s) and especially one close to the time when you're going to be making major decisions about your rig. That way, you'll get the 'latest and greatest' information---and will be less likely to forget it. Boot Camps also fuel the 'excitement factor' so they will help you stay focused on your dream---and you might even decide to join us on the road even sooner! :)

Happy exploring,
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

Janie and I are really looking forward to the 2012 Escapade. We'll be on staff this year and we're looking forward to some great times with new and old friends, as well as some fun jam sessions. You see Janie and I are full time RVers and wandering minstrels. Since we seem to be so happy all the time and we try to get along with everyone, we've been introduced as Wandering Minstrels of Peace. In fact I just wrote a song about that. Anyway, we're looking forward to our second escapade, Lord willing and creeks don't rise. We're also going to take some time after the Escapade to ride our bicycles on the Katy Trail which will take us from Sedalia to somewhere east hopefully some five days later. Welcome to the new folks considering the Escapade, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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