Bar 717 Ranch Group Blog

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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Spring Update on the New Kitchen Project!

March 13th, 2017 | Posted in Kitchen Project

Last fall we kicked off an ambitious campaign to raise $200,000 to help fund the new Camp kitchen. So far, with the help of 127 generous donors, we have raised $135,467 – nearly 68% of our campaign goal. We’ve received donations from campers, parents, and alumni and heard moving stories of campers choosing to donate […]

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Spring Volunteer Work Weekend 2017

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Events, Off Season

Join Us March 31- April 3 for a Volunteer Work Weekend at Camp! Although winter at the ranch has been chilly and wet, with spring approaching we are reminded that summer is just around the corner. We sure could use a hand getting the place ready! We’d love for you to join us the weekend of March 31st – […]

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In Memory of Bear Dog, One Fine Pup… 

December 13th, 2016 | Posted in Announcements

On a bright fall day, a week before Thanksgiving, we said good-bye to our beloved pup, Bear dog. As he did every day, Bear woke up that morning, had has his usual morning Milk Bone, took his usual morning stroll around main Camp, and settled into his usual spot in front of the woodstove for […]

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I Am From Camp Trinity

November 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Alumni, Campers

I am from Camp Trinity   I am from the 7:00 AM bell from the Earth Balance “butter” and Tabasco sauce I am from the musty paint smell of the silk screening room I am from the annoying poison oak The old apple tree whose long limbs I remember as if they were my own […]

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Junior/Senior Backpacking Trip 2017!

October 20th, 2016 | Posted in Backpacking, Campers

In 2013, we organized our first backpacking trip to the Trinity Alps for campers who had just finished their 11th grade year and were too old to attend regular camp, but wanted a way to connect with the camp community over the summer. The trip was a great success! In fact, one of the participants […]

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Plans for New Kitchen Announced at the Reunion

September 20th, 2016 | Posted in Announcements, Kitchen Project

The 85th+1 celebration and reunion brought together dozens of campers, counselors and alums from near and far, both in time and geography.  In addition to rekindling cherished friendships, singing favorite songs and sharing camp meals over the long Labor Day weekend, visitors heard about the plans for a new camp kitchen. Kent announced the plans […]

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