Bar 717 Ranch Group Blog

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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The Fall Volunteer Work Weekend is Coming Up!

September 16th, 2016 | Posted in Announcements, Events

Do you have the weekend of September 30-October 3, 2016 free? Would you like to spend it at Camp working with friends outside in the sunshine? Join us for a fall Volunteer Work Weekend September 30th-October 3rd! If you would like to come and help, let us know by filling out the form below. We will provide […]

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5 years, 22 weeks, 135 days

September 16th, 2016 | Posted in Announcements, Campers

Originally shared at Vespers by Sarah Fahn In the 5 years, 22 weeks, and 135 days I have spent here in total, I will never forget the irreplaceable friendships, sisterhoods, and experiences I have made and lessons I have learnt at this magical place. Every day I have spent at the Bar 717 Ranch, I continuously […]

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On the Bar 717 Ranch

September 16th, 2016 | Posted in Campers

Originally shared at Vespers by Liana Shelly I’ve never had friends as special as you. Friends whose bodies were here For the summer but hearts Were with me wherever I Ventured to. Bonds that could never be broken No matter how far apart we May be. If it wasn’t for you, I would Not be […]

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What I’ve Learned

September 16th, 2016 | Posted in Announcements, Staff

Guest post by David Scanlon, counselor for summer 2015 & 2016 The Bar 717 Ranch has done so much for me in my brief time here. It’s difficult to fully capture and describe those things. But as I sit here writing this in the dawning sun, on a sandy beach by the river, I thought […]

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Kicking off the Camp Kitchen Project!

August 10th, 2016 | Posted in Kitchen Project

By Kent Collard 2016 marks 86 years of Camp Trinity on the Bar 717 Ranch.  That’s a long time! During most of those eight-plus decades, we’ve been building, adding-on-to, and for some time now, remodeling the structures we use for camp.  The goal has always been to build what we need to make camp a […]

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