The Escapees RV Club will celebrate their 50th anniversary Sept. 12-17 during their Golden Anniversary Escapade at the Elkhart County Fairgrounds in Goshen, Ind.
The event will bring together more than 1,000 members of the Livingston, Texas-based organization that serves the lifestyle needs of fulltime RVers.
The main event officially begins on Sunday (Sept. 12) with “Orientation,” followed by opening ceremonies and entertainment by Johnny Counterfit. Counterfit was selected as a top comedian of the year by Music City News. He does more than 25 voice-character impressions in a clean concert format.
There will be daily socials with door prizes, as well as evening games, discussion groups, night classes, chapter and BOF get-togethers, dances, exercise classes, treasure hunts and a multitude of other activities.
During the 50th Escapade, over 60 educational seminars, classes, workshops, VIP (Info-Mercial) programs and demonstrations will be offered. There will be three levels/types of seminars taking place at the same time.
- The nationally acclaimed Escapees Boot Camp for RVers will be a free venue this year, a series of classes for newer RVers.
- A second track will be geared to seasoned RVers and includes topics on boondocking, full-timing, RV maintenance/repair, new gadgetsand important lifestyle issues including health and recreation.
- The third set will be a variety of classes and workshops from computer skills to hobbies.
In addition to all of these choices, there will be a full range of craft classes on subjects like painting, matting, sewing, beading and many more.
Tours of the Northern Indiana Amish Country and other tourist locations also are planned.
Major sponsors include Adventure Caravans, RV Advantage Insurance, Heartland Recreational Vehicles LLC, PoliSeek RV Insurance, Coach-Net, Foremost Insurance Group and General RV Center.
This will be the largest of nearly 20 RV groups scheduled to rally at the fairgrounds in 2010.
For more information on the Escapees event go to www.escapees.com.