08/09/2019 at 9:43 am #15470jon serfasParticipant
The Picnic is four weeks away! I can smell the flinty pine smell of Dreyland camp, already.
Yes, we are at Dreyland, again this year, thanks to Michael Dee and the nice folks at John Burroughs school. This is either the 9th or 10th year there. Maybe Jim W. can look through the check ledgers to confirm.
As per usual, there will be floating, fishing, BBQ, beer, fire, blue foam mattresses, kids, old farts, laughing, Freddie stories, fresh air, shuttle running, friendship and more fishing. This is a family friendly, FREE event for MWA members. If your not a member, no worries – become one at the picnic. If you’re new or have never been to an MWA picnic, this is a great time to get to know some new friends, paddle beautiful rivers, and enjoy one of the most scenic private wilderness camps in the Ozarks or anywhere.
Dreyland Camp has a large assembly hall with electricity, refrigeration and full kitchen.
BBQ is provided Saturday evening for a group meal. Please bring your favorite appetizer, side or dessert to share.
There is plenty of room in 8-10 person bunk houses. They are primitive – no electricity. There are mattresses provided for the bunks. If you prefer more privacy, there is a lot of room to put up a tent.
Shower house has running water and flush toilets. If someone could bring some TP and paper towels, it is always appreciated.
There is a Group float on Saturday (river tbd that morning), and the Club Meeting after dinner on Saturday. Lots of folks paddle Friday and Sunday, as well.
Dreyland is about 30 minutes south of Salem. If you need directions, please email me at [email protected].
The Serfas Family will be there Friday afternoon by 1pm, to open the camp.
Hope to see all the familiar faces and a bunch of new ones!
08/15/2019 at 10:25 am #15487jon serfasParticipant
If you are planning on attending, please post that in this thread so I can start to get a head count.
08/15/2019 at 2:55 pm #15488Sarah WatsonParticipant
The Watsons are planning on coming. 2 adults, 3 kids, youngest doesn’t eat much yet 😀
08/17/2019 at 3:01 pm #15497John TansilParticipant
08/27/2019 at 4:28 pm #15534jwModerator
3 warrens. Not sure about anti-social dog.
08/28/2019 at 8:58 am #15536delgadoParticipant
The Baldridge Olson team are coming back from Montana early to attend the picnic.
09/01/2019 at 2:42 pm #15544RichardSpenerParticipant
Toni and I will attend. Richard Spener
09/02/2019 at 8:09 pm #15545chrisParticipant
I will be there along with Will (7 yr old) and we’ll be sporting a very fine aluminum beater canoe on the Saturday float. If there is a MWA Sash of Shame, I’ll wear it. 😧
We’ll be tenting it.
See folks Friday evening.
09/03/2019 at 5:33 pm #15547KathyP.Participant
1 Kathy Pszonka
09/04/2019 at 12:56 am #15548ScottB.Participant
Scott Becker, 1.
09/04/2019 at 9:00 am #15549markwehkingParticipant
Mark Wehking 1
09/04/2019 at 2:19 pm #15551McChuckParticipant
Di and I
09/04/2019 at 7:52 pm #15552Sarah WatsonParticipant
I’m sorry for the late notice, but we won’t be able to make it. Hope everyone has a wonderful time!!
09/05/2019 at 8:22 am #15553kennethsteinkampParticipant
Ken Steinkamp and Judi
09/06/2019 at 10:17 pm #15557McChuckParticipant
Di had a family emx today (Fri) but we will still try to be there in the AM. Anybody know where they are going to float?
09/08/2019 at 4:50 pm #15562KathyP.Participant
Very nice time, especially floating down the Sinking Creek which was so clear. Hopefully more attend next year. Great BBQ. Thanks John for organizing it. Kathy P
09/09/2019 at 7:46 am #15565DianeMchenryParticipant
John, Thanks so much for organizing the Picnic!! It was a beautiful weekend and the food was amazing!! So good to visit with folks we had not seen in awhile!! Thanks so much!! SYOTR💜😉👍🏻😁😀😎
09/09/2019 at 10:12 am #15566John TansilParticipant
Jon Serfas- Thank you so much for organizing the MWA pignic! The food, friends, float (3 F) were awesome! I got sum pitchers but they’ll wind up on Facebook….. thanks again …. you’re the man!
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