This topic contains 18 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  John Tansil 1 month, 1 week ago.

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  • #15470

    jon serfas
    Participant

    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.

    Details:

    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!

    -Jon Serfas

     

  • #15487

    jon serfas
    Participant

    If you are planning on attending, please post that in this thread so I can start to get a head count.

    Thanks,

    Jon

    • #15556

      Sally Haywood
      Participant

      Sally Haywood, Ed Stevens, & one tiny, newly well mannered dog (we’ve recently been through intensive dog training). Arriving late Saturday afternoon

  • #15488

    Sarah
    Participant

    The Watsons are planning on coming.  2 adults, 3 kids, youngest doesn’t eat much yet 😀

    Sarah

  • #15497

    John Tansil
    Participant

    2 tansils

  • #15534

    jw
    Moderator

    3 warrens.  Not sure about anti-social dog.

  • #15536

    delgado
    Participant

    The Baldridge Olson team are coming back from Montana early to attend the picnic.

  • #15544

    RichardSpener
    Participant

    Toni and I will attend.  Richard Spener

  • #15545

    chris
    Participant

    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.

    -Chris

  • #15547

    Kathy P.
    Participant

    1 Kathy Pszonka

  • #15548

    ScottB.
    Participant

    Scott Becker, 1.

  • #15549

    markwehking
    Participant

    Mark Wehking  1

  • #15551

    McChuck
    Participant

    Di and I

  • #15552

    Sarah
    Participant

    I’m sorry for the late notice, but we won’t be able to make it.  Hope everyone has a wonderful time!!

    Sarah

  • #15553

    kennethsteinkamp
    Participant

    Ken Steinkamp and Judi

  • #15557

    McChuck
    Participant

    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?

  • #15562

    Kathy P.
    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

  • #15565

    DianeMchenry
    Participant

    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💜😉👍🏻😁😀😎

  • #15566

    John Tansil
    Participant

    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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