2020 Campouts & Events

revised 8-29-2020

campout dates are arrival - departure


Upcoming Campouts & Events

Completed events are at the bottom of this page


October 11

Day Trip: Canceled.
Trailing of the Sheep, Hailey, Idaho

Yes, the sheep will be moving to their winter pastures.
But there will be no festivities surrounding the event this year.

Each year, in the Hailey-Ketchum-Sun Valley area of Idaho, the Trailing of the Sheep Festival celebrates the return of the sheep from a summer of grazing in the high country, to the protection and safety of their winter pastures. And in doing so, the festival celebrates the history and traditions that have developed in the 150-year history of the sheep industry in Idaho.  Click here to see the colorful Festival web site.

Note: this day trip is scheduled for a Sunday because it is the only day they herd the sheep through Hailey.


November 3

Thanksgiving Banquet and Elections

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February 4

February Meeting

Usually, a regular monthly meeting is not mentioned on our campouts and events page. But this one is special! The big event for February is Valentine's Day. So, our meeting will have a Valentine theme. And, in preparation, we're asking each couple to make a Candy Bar Valentine Card! Collaborate (cooperate, work together) on a card that is not specifically from one of you to the other, but one that could be given by either one to the other. Bring it to the meeting. It will be fun to see the variety of sentiments that can be expressed through candy bars!

So, what is a Candy Bar Valentine Card? Click here to see some examples! Then, create your own Candy Bar Valentine Card!

Be  and let's have some fun with this!


March 3

Potluck Dinner and Meeting Tuesday March 3rd

As the cold, dark days of winter fade and signs of spring begin to show up everywhere, let's get our King's Travelers season underway with a Potluck Dinner and Meeting this coming Tuesday, March 3rd!

When it comes to KT potlucks, we can forget the seven food groups we learned about in junior high school. We have simplified it down to just three groups: Main dishes, Side dishes, and Desserts! Choose any two of these groups and bring an item from each. That way we can assure a good variety. Be sure to bring a serving utensil for each item. The club will have decaf coffee, lemonade and ice water on hand, and President Gary says we have a good supply of paper plates, hot & cold cups and plastic knives forks and spoons. If you wish, feel free to bring your own plates and silverware.

The get-together will be at the usual place, the fellowship hall at First Church of the Nazarene, at the usual time, 6:30 pm. You might want to come a few minutes early, to make sure your items are well situated on the serving tables. We'll begin with dinner, then follow up with the meeting. 

Can't bring two items? Bring one! Can't bring one item? Come anyway! Bring a friend or prospective member! And we especially want to have our KT alumni come. We value your friendship! We're thankful that you have shared wonderful KT experiences with us over the years.

It would be helpful if you would let us know you're coming. You can do that by email to 



Thanks! We'll see you Tuesday!


March 14

Day Trip:
The Return of the Snow Geese!


It's almost time to greet the snow geese again! And Rusty, our KT Wagonmaster and chief bird watcher, will make sure we get a good view. 

On Saturday March 14th at 9:00, we'll meet at the Northwest Parking Lot at First Church (the main lot across from Central auditorium) and carpool out to the secret site. It promises to be a great day of discovery!


Just imagine holding your umbrella as thousands of birds take to the air simultaneously!

Click here for a MiniMovie of last year's event. The video will open under a new tab. To return to this page, just click off the tab.


Rusty has some bonuses for us:

1) One of Idaho's largest Great Blue Heron Rookeries.

2) A huge cattle production facility.

3) An optional side trip to see Turkeys and Sandhill Cranes.

4) A no-host visit to Apple Lucy's Bakery and Diner! ("No Host" means Rusty isn't buying. Bring cash.) 

Besides Homemade Pies and Baked Goods, Apple Lucy's has great burgers & fries. And fantastic shakes!

Click here for a printable copy of Rusty's notes! These notes may be revised as we get closer to the day of the event.

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 April 18

Day Trip:
Leslie Gulch

This event has been canceled.


We'll be watching for mountain goats and wild horses!

Click here for more info about Leslie Gulch.

The event will include a picnic lunch at Owyhee Reservoir and an optional stop at The Orchard House Restaurant, on Sunny Slope Road, for dinner.

Click here for a printable copy of Rusty's notes! These notes may be revised as we get closer to the day of the event.


Special Event!


A sack lunch get-together next Tuesday, May 12th.
Here are the details:

Tuesday, May 12th

1:00 pm.

West  Park, Nampa

The park is near the intersection of Lone Star Road and Midland Boulevard. Access to the park is by way of South Park Drive, just off Lone Star Road, about 2/10 of a mile east of the Midland-Lone Star intersection. 

Since we'll still be into the social distancing mode, please bring everything you'll need: chairs, lunches, drinks, plates, etc. It won't be a potluck, and there won't be any sharing, except for conversation! The weird thing about all that is that it doesn't sound so weird any more, after the couple of months of conditioning we've been through.

Questions? Comments? Send 'em to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See you next Tuesday!


May 12 - 16

Bend & Sisters, Oregon

This event has been canceled.


We'll explore Bend, Sisters and Sunriver, while based at the Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort, 67667 Highway 20, Bend, Oregon.

Click here to see their web site. For information and reservations call 541-516-3036 or 888-503-3588. 

The distance from Nampa to Bend/Sisters RV Resort is about 315 miles. If that seems to be a bit much for one day's drive, we suggest leaving home Monday afternoon and spending a night at Burns RV Park. It's a well-maintained park, and has a fair number of large pull-through sites, making for an easy departure next morning. Click here to visit the Burns RV Park web site, or call 541-573-7640 for reservations.

There is a lot to see and do in the Bend-Sisters-Sunriver area. Click on the following links to see more:

Bend          Sisters         SunRiver          Nearby Volcanic Scenery

NEW!  See the day-by-day details for this campout.

Wagonmasters for this campout will be Leon & Willa Powers and Rusty & Linda Taylor

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Saturday, June 13

Canceled due to weather

Day Trip:
Leslie Gulch

We're back on track for this amazing day trip!

We'll meet at the church parking lot, across from Central Gym, at 9:00 am. 
Click here for an updated copy of Rusty's notes! 


We'll be watching for mountain goats and wild horses!

Click here for more info about Leslie Gulch.

The event will include a picnic lunch at Owyhee Reservoir and an optional stop at The Orchard House Restaurant, on Sunny Slope Road, for dinner.


June Meeting Note:

We have found that our usual location at First Church will not be available for our June meeting. We are checking on an alternate location, format or date and will let you know as soon as possible.


June 15 - 19

This campout has been canceled.

The Loop Trip:
Burns - Lincoln City - Boardman, Oregon

Our destination is the Premier RV Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon. Click here to see their web site!


The park offers 30/20 amp sites (back-in), 50/30/20 amp Premier sites (back-in and pull-thru), and 50/30/20 amp Super sites (back-in) with ocean view.

This park is highly rated by Good Sam at 9/10*/9.5! Call 877-871-0663 to make your reservation.

Here's where the "Loop" part of the trip comes in. The route through Central Oregon is about 490 miles - a hard day's drive by 'most anyone's standards. So we're suggesting that you leave Sunday afternoon, the 14th, and spend the night at Burns RV Park. That will leave 330 miles to cover on Monday - not too bad, if you don't sleep in too long in Burns!  

Then, when leaving Premier RV Resort, head for the freeway and drove north on I-5, then west on I-84. Spend the night at everyone's favorite stopover, Boardman RV Park, on the Columbia River. Head for home on Saturday. Your route for the entire trip looks like a big loop. The freeway route is about 20 miles longer than the Central Oregon route, but may be a bit shorter time-wise.

This trip allows a lot of room to make it your own. Run the route in the opposite direction. Stop and visit Aunt Alice. Did you miss our "Explore the Gorge" campout? Take an extra day or two to explore the gorge on your own! The possibilities are endless!

Check this web site for things to see and do while we're in the Lincoln City area.

NEW!  See the day-by-day plan for this campout, plus more things to see and do on your own.

Wagonmasters for this campout will be Howard Henning and Rusty & Linda Taylor.

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July 3

Sumpter will not have a flea market this year! Another event canceled!

Day Trip:
Flea Market, Sumpter, Oregon
Geiser Grand Hotel, Baker City, Oregon


 We'll visit Oregon's largest flea market, then stop at the Geiser Grand for dinner before heading back home.

Click here for a printable copy of Rusty's notes! These notes may be revised as we get closer to the day of the event.



July 20 - 25

This event has been canceled.

Hopefully, someone will use this outline as the basis for an individual or small group trip.

Eastern Idaho Excursion

Wagonmasters for this campout will be Will & Dorothy Hyslop and Denny & Cammi Ellis.

Our first two nights we'll be camping at 

KOA Journeys

in Pocatello. Their reservation phone number is


Take a look at their web site. Big trees and lots of shade. Important in July!


Pocatello: The Museum of Clean

Not just a broom closet - 74,000 square feet celebrating the Concept of Clean!  Click here for their web site.

After a couple of nights in Pocatello, we'll be heading north to 

in Island Park.  Our schedule calls for three nights here. Call 


for reservations. Click here to see their web site.

There is a lot to see and do in this area.

Ashton: Upper & Lower Mesa Falls, on Henry's Fork of the Snake River.

Upper Mesa Falls is 114 feet high and 200 feet wide. We'll get an impressive look from the viewing platform. More information here.

West Yellowstone, Montana: Earthquake Lake

The lake was formed by a massive earthquake in 1959. Read about it in this Great Falls Tribune article.

We may want to take a day trip into Yellowstone Park. We'll be only 35 miles from the west entrance to the park.

NEW! Take a look at Will & Dorothy's day-by-day notes for this campout.


August 4, 6:30 pm

Ice Cream (and Dessert!) Social at Nampa's West Park.

August 10 - 14

Leavenworth, Washington

Your wagonmasters for this campout are Jim & Ardis Quick and Gary & Patti Rose.

Leavenworth is Washington's Bavarian village. Unlike the coastal side of the state, Leavenworth is known for its warm clear sunny days and cool clear nights. A typical summer day might have a high temperature of 90 degrees, yet have an overnight low of 50 to 55 degrees. The town is geared toward tourism, with lots of things to see and do.


Click here, or on the logo above, to see to the Leavenworth web site. There's a lot of interesting information there. If you get lost while wandering through their web site, you can always click on the blue Leavenworth logo  and it will take you to their home page. There is also information by phone at 509-548-5807, provided by the Chamber of Commerce. Click here to see the Leavenworth calendar of events for August.

Click here to see a preliminary daily schedule of our activities. This will be completed as we get closer to August.

On Tuesday evening, August 11th, we will have the opportunity to see a performance of The Sound of Music, presented by the Leavenworth Summer Theater. On-line ticket sales will begin June 6th. Please buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment! Click here for more info. 

Note: The Sound of Music will not be available. The Leavenworth Summer Theater has canceled their entire 2020 season.

We will be staying at the Icicle River RV Resort, just three miles from downtown Leavenworth.


Check out their web site. Reservations may be made by phone only, at 509-548-5420, beginning February 1st.  Click here to see Jim Quick's notes on reserving your RV site.


On this park diagram, you can see how the river wraps around the RV park. We don't know yet where we will be in the park, but the park management will group us together. The sooner we reserve, the better our chances of being together. Leave your reservation request on their voice mail, and they will get in touch with you to finalize the details. 


September 8 - 11

Volunteer Days at Trinity Pines - Canceled

Trinity Pines has canceled almost all events this year.

There are no volunteer projects scheduled

and there is no food service available.




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