Bar 717 Ranch Group Blog

Reviving a Camp Tradition: Emily’s Outpost 2018

January 30th, 2018 | Posted in Announcements

The Bar 717 Ranch has a rich history of homesteading. This summer, one of camp’s oldest traditions will be renewed with the revival of the Emily’s outpost across the river. This site, originally known as the Old Gates Place, was first homesteaded by Moses Williams in 1884. This year, two of our experienced counselors, Kira and […]

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Board Breaking Ceremony

January 7th, 2018 | Posted in Alumni, Announcements, Kitchen Project

AUGUST 28, 2017 – By Bob Small Snap! Craaackle! POP! Was that the sound of milk splashing onto the Rice Krispies in your cereal bowl at Camp? No… those were the sounds made as the first board was pried away from the old kitchen wall at Camp during Alumni Weekend. A crowd of over 50 […]

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Spring Volunteer Work Weekend 2018

December 18th, 2017 | Posted in Announcements, Events, Kitchen Project, Off Season

Join Us for TWO Spring Volunteer Work Weekends at Camp! Although winter at the ranch has been chilly, there is plenty to do with the new kitchen project in full swing! We sure could use a hand. This is a great opportunity to help with a project that will serve delicious meals for thousands of campers.  We’d love for you […]

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Ode to a Kitchen

August 25th, 2017 | Posted in Camp History, Kitchen Project

Don’t forget that before there was a salad bar there was peanut butter and fry bread and candy bars on Tuesday, or was it Wednesday? A cracker-wrapper can on each green table and Florence’s table chart. Don’t forget Carol McCutcheon’s tooth marks in the Jack cheese in the walk-in and remember the wooden trough behind […]

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Pitch In For the Kitchen

June 11th, 2017 | Posted in Kitchen Project

Dear Friend of Camp Trinity, As you know, plans are nearing completion for the new kitchen at the Bar 717 Ranch, and I’d like to update you on the latest news and to ask for your help. But, before I get to that, I’d like you to take a moment to think back to your favorite memory at […]

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Meet the Staff: Julian S!

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Announcements, Staff

Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing you to our summer staff for 2017. Meet Julian, who will be joining us from Colombia as a first-year counselor in the barn this summer!  What is your name My name is Julian Sierra and I’m 20 years old. Where are you from? I’m from Medellin, a beautiful city […]

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Meet the Staff: Paige B!

April 27th, 2017 | Posted in Announcements, Staff

Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing you to our summer staff for 2017. Meet Paige, who will be joining us as a first-year counselor leading silkscreening this summer!  What is your name? Paige Bara Where are you from? Palo Alto, California What program(s) will you be leading at camp, and how did you get […]

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Meet the Staff: Meghan B!

April 16th, 2017 | Posted in Announcements, Staff

Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing you to our summer staff for 2017. Meet Meghan, who will be joining us as a first-year counselor leading backpacking trips this summer!  What is your name? Meghan Belanger Where are you from? I am from Sheboygan, Wisconsin! I am currently living Valdosta Georgia where I am working […]

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