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4th of July Activities

For those of you that are visiting us this week and over the 4th … here’s the activity schedule.

Fireworks you ask. You may set off your fireworks by the lake, near the beach area only. If you’d like to see the fireworks at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari you may view those from the parking lot at Blitzen Bay, near Blitzen Kitchen and the Dasher bathhouse. Enjoy!


Tuesday, June 29
8:30 – 9:30am CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
10 – 11am CDT Colortime Shirt/Bag At the Pavilion $8
11:30am – 12:30pm CDT Craft (No Sew Pillow) At the Pavilion $6
5:30 – 6:15pm CDT Candy Bingo At the Pavilion $1 card
6:30 – 7:30pm CDT Bingo (Ages 18+) At the Pavilion $1 card
8:30pm CDT Family Movie; Toy Story 2 At the Pavilion Free

Wednesday, June 30
8:30 – 9:30am CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
10am – Noon CDT Tie-Dye Shirts At the Pavilion $8
1 – 2pm CDT Animal Stuffing At the Pavilion $8
5:00 – 5:30pm CDT Craft (Crazy Goo) At the Pavilion $3
6 – 7pm CDT Craft (Ceramics) At the Pavilion $5
7:30 – 8:15pm CDT Kickball At the Beach Free
8:30pm CDT Glow Parade Meet by Pavilion Free
8 – 10pm CDT Karaoke At the Pavilion Free

Thursday, July 1
8:30 – 9:30am CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
10 – 11am CDT Colortime Shirt/Bag At the Pavilion $8
Noon – 1pm CDT Craft (Ceramics) At the Pavilion $5
1:30 – 2pm CDT Craft (Crazy Goo) At the Pavilion $3
5:30 – 6:15pm CDT Candy Bingo At the Pavilion $1 card
6:30 – 7:30pm CDT Bingo (Ages 18+) At the Pavilion $1 card
8:30pm CDT Family Movie; The Great Outdoors At the Pavilion Free

Friday, July 3
10am – Noon CDT Tie-Dye Shirts At the Pavilion $8
5 – 6pm CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
6:15 – 7:00pm CDT Animal Stuffing At the Pavilion $8
7:15 – 8:00pm CDT Kickball At the Beach Free
8:30pm CDT Family Movie; Old Dogs At the Pavilion Free

Saturday, July 3
8:30 – 9:30am CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
10 – 11am CDT Colortime Shirt/Bag At the Pavilion $8
11:15am – Noon CDT Chalk Art/Water Balloon Toss @BB Court by Camp Store Free
1 – 2pm CDT Animal Stuffing At the Pavilion $8
6 – 7pm CDT Kickball At the Beach Free
7:30 – 9:30pm CDT Cornhole At the Beach Free
8:30 – 10:00pm CDT Bonfire By the Beach Free

Sunday, July 4
8:15 – 8:45am CDT Church Service At the Pavilion Free
4 – 5pm CDT Animal Stuffing At the Pavilion $8
5:30 – 6:15pm CDT Candy Bingo At the Pavilion $1 card
6:30 – 7:30pm CDT Bingo (Ages 18+) At the Pavilion $1 card
6:45 – 7:45pm CDT Kickball At the Beach Free
8:30pm CDT Glow Parade Meet by Pavilion Free
8 – 10pm CDT Karaoke At the Pavilion Free
9:30pm CDT Holiday World Fireworks Blitzen Bay Parking Lot Free

Monday, July 5
10am – Noon CDT Tie-Dye Shirts At the Pavilion $8
1:00 – 1:30pm CDT Chalk Art/Water Balloon Toss @BB Court by Camp Store Free
2:00 – 2:30pm CDT Craft (Crazy Goo) At the Pavilion $3
3:00 – 4:00pm CDT Craft (Pine Cone Bird Feeder) At the Pavilion $5
6:00 – 7:00pm CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
7:15 – 8:00pm CDT Soccer At the Beach Free
8:30pm CDT Family Movie; The Tooth Fairy At the Pavilion Free

Tuesday, July 6
8:30 – 9:30am CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
10 – 11am CDT Colortime Shirt/Bag At the Pavilion $8
11:30am – 12:30pm CDT Craft (No Sew Pillow) At the Pavilion $6
5:30 – 6:15pm CDT Candy Bingo At the Pavilion $1 card
6:30 – 7:30pm CDT Bingo (Ages 18+) At the Pavilion $1 card
8:30pm CDT Family Movie; Toy Story 2 At the Pavilion Free
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Rudy’s Recipe: Chicken Pot Pie

Rudy’s Recipe is Chicken Pot Pie … it’s a tasty (and easy) Dutch oven recipe for the campfire.

Chicken Pot Pie

You Need:

– 2 Large Chicken Breasts, cooked and cubed
– 2 Large Cans Mixed Vegetables
– 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
– 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
– 1 Ten Pack refrigerated Biscuits

Make It:

Mix chicken, vegetables including liquid, and both cans of soup. Put in a Dutch oven and warm over coals.
Do not boil! When warm, place biscuits on top of chicken mixture and cover with lid. Place a few coals on the lid. Check it after 15 minutes.
Cook until biscuits are done. Usually takes about 30 minutes. This recipe serves 4 … double it if you need more!

– Recipe courtesy of About.com

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Don’t Forget to Bring …

After a few of our guests asked us what they should remember to bring for the rentals we thought we’d do a helpful blog post for our first-time visitors to Lake Rudolph.

It doesn’t matter if you’re staying in one of our rentals or on a site; these are helpful hints.

Here’s what we list on our website:

– Portable TV (you need to provide your own antenna)
– Food
– Coffee Filters (standard size; for 8 – 12 cup coffee makers)
– Lawn Chairs
– Extra Trash Bags
– Firewood (Please read over our firewood policy)
– Charcoal
– Linens for bathroom, bedroom & kitchen

Some of our wonderful guests and Facebook fans recommended you also bring:

– Bottle Opener
– Condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayo (it’s easy to forget these little guys)
– Salt & Pepper
– Can Opener
– Kitchen/Dish Towels
– Clothesline for wet towels & swimsuits
– Tablecloth of picnic table
– Graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate bars … for s’mores of course
– Tupperware containers for leftovers
– Bug Spray
– First aid kit

These are some great suggestions … they really know what they’re talking ’bout!

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Rudy’s Recipe: Hobo Chicken

This week Rudy’s Recipe is Hobo Chicken. I’ll never figure out the “hobo” part, but I don’t have to get it to enjoy it!

Hobo Chicken
 

You Need:

– 1 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
– Sweet corn
– Mushrooms
– Green beans
– Baby carrots
– Small red potatoes
– Sweet onions
– 1 c water
– Seasoning salt

Make It:

You will need a strip of heavy duty aluminum foil wrap to make a bag (or get Hot Bags) for each person.

Everyone can make their own meal by putting a chicken breast and the vegetables that they like in the bag, add the water and some seasoning salt, close the bag, put a name on them and put them on a hot fire pit for about an hour. Enjoy!!!


– Recipe courtesy of KOA.

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Activities Schedule: June 16 – 21

Our activity schedule for this week is below.

Activity Schedule
June 16th – 21st

Wednesday, June 16
8 – 9:30am CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
10am – Noon CDT Tie-Dye Shirts At the Pavilion $8
1 – 2pm CDT Animal Stuffing At the Pavilion $8
6 – 7pm CDT Craft (Ceramics) At the Pavilion $5
7:30 – 8:15pm CDT Kickball At the Beach Free
8:30pm CDT Glow Parade Meet at the Pavilion Free
8 – 10pm CDT Karaoke At the Pavilion Free
Thursday, June 17
8 – 9:30am CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
10 – 11am CDT Colortime Shirt/Bag At the Pavilion $8
1 – 2pm CDT Craft At the Pavilion $5
5:30 – 6:15pm CDT Candy Bingo At the Pavilion $1 card
6:30 – 7:30pm CDT Bingo At the Pavilion $1 card
8:30pm CDT Family Movie; Tooth Fairy At the Pavilion Free
Friday, June 18
10am – Noon CDT Tie-Dye Shirts At the Pavilion $8
5 – 6pm CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
6 – 7pm CDT Animal Stuffing At the Pavilion $8
7 – 8pm CDT Wiffleball At the Beach Free
8:30pm CDT Family Movie; Spy Next Door At the Pavilion Free
Saturday, June 19
8 – 9:30am CDT Gem Mining By the Camp Store $5
10 – 11am CDT Colortime Shirt/Bag At the Pavilion $8
11am – Noon CDT Chalk Art/Bubbles Basketball Court by Pavilion Free
1 – 2pm CDT Animal Stuffing At the Pavilion $8
8 – 10pm CDT Karaoke At the Pavilion Free
Sunday, June 20
8:15 – 8:45am CDT Church Service At the Pavilion Free
4 – 5pm CDT Animal Stuffing At the Pavilion $8
5:30 – 6:15pm CDT Candy Bingo At the Pavilion $1 card
6:30 – 7:30pm CDT Bingo At the Pavilion $1 card
8:30pm CDT Family Movie; RV At the Pavilion Free
Monday, June 21
10am – Noon CDT Tie-Dye Shirts At the Pavilion $8
1 – 1:30pm CDT Chalk Art/Bubbles Basketball Court by Pavilion Free
2 – 3pm CDT Craft (Crazy Goo) At the Pavilion $3
5 – 6pm CDT Gem Mining At the Beach $5
8:30pm CDT Family Movie; Dennis the Menace At the Pavilion Free

Of course the schedule is subject to change. 🙂

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Sometimes it’s the small things…

About a week ago I received an email from Jo, a lovely grandmother who was planning a visit with her grandkids. This wasn’t the first time they had camped with us … but it was the first time that her grandson, Sam, had asked for a green golf car. Of course, I told Jo that we’d try our best to get a green golf car for Sam, but no promises.

Jo sent an email a few days ago and here’s what she wrote:

“Lake Rudolph provides Christmas Magic”

We have been enjoying Lake Rudolph’s Rental RVs since our grandson was born!  The last 3 years we have gotten a white golf cart.  For some reason this year as soon as we mentioned Lake Rudolph and camping, the now 4 year old Sam says, “Grammy, I want a green golf cart this year.”  He really enjoys the golf cart rides around the campgrounds.  We usually rent a 6 seater so the entire family can go, his sister Cora is 2 years old and has gone to the campgrounds since before she was born!

Sam had a special calender his Mom made to make the ‘wait’ for vacation easier for him.  As the days were counting down his request for a green golf cart became even more and more frequent.  What is a Grammy to do?  Fortunately, I had joined Lake Rudolph on Facebook and saw a post containing the email address for Laura, who manages the page.  So with just a few days before we were to arrive, I thought well it never hurts to ask. Laura immediately got things moving on our golf cart reservation to make every attempt to get a green golf cart reserved.

The ladies at the call center and welcome center were aware of the request and helped with the surprise … I was totally excited to present Sam the key to the golf cart and assist him in the search for our cart in the golf cart parking area.  He kept asking, “Is it green, Grammy?”  I told him to look for the number and then we’d know.  The look on his face when he found our #110 golf car was indeed green was priceless.  I do not know why this green golf cart was so important to a 4 year old BUT I do know the folks at Lake Rudolph enabled Sam to believe in Santa’s magic!   Thank you to all who made this simple, yet so important request possible.

I have included a photo of Sam, “driving” his green golf cart and enjoying ice cream from Blitzen Kitchen.

Already making plans for June 2011.  So glad we found a special vacation place for the family !  Jo Ann

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Rudy’s Recipe: Apple Pie on a Stick

Rudy’s Recipe this week is Apple Pie on a Stick. This isn’t your ordinary ole’ apple pie.

Apple Pie on a Stick
 

You Need:

– 4 Apples
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 teaspoon cinnamon
– 4 dowel rods or roasting sticks

Make ‘Em:

In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon and set aside.

Push the stick or dowel through the top of the apple to the bottom until the apple is secure. Roast the apple 2 to 3 inches above the bed of hot coals and turn frequently. (As the apple cooks, the skin starts to brown and the juice drips out.)

When the skin is loose, remove the apple from the coals but leave it on the stick. Peel the skin off the apple, being careful not to burn yourself because the apple is very hot!

Roll apple in cinnamon sugar mixture and devour!


Recipe courtesy of KOA.

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