AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE STANDINGS AS OF AUGUST 28,2013

TEAM SAYERS REGAINS AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE LEAD

Team Sayers cooks their way back into first place.

Team Sayers went out , and camped at Indiana Beach for the second time  during the Amazing Camp-Land Race.  They cooked and turned in enough recipes to add 85 points to their race total points.

 

Team Sayers leads the race followed by Team Bates,and in third place is Team Bakun.  There is plenty of time left to create camping fun and memories in the Amazing Camp-Land Race.

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AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE STANDINGS AS OF JULY 31,2013

TEAM BATES RACES PAST TEAM SAYERS INTO FIRST PLACE

It is still any ones  race to win.

Team Bates Vaulted into the lead, after their camping weekend at O’Bannon Woods State Park, that earned them 58 points. They now lead Team Sayers by 24 points. The teams competing in the Amazing Camp-Land Race,sure seem to be having fun. Matt and Allison also learned about fossils at Falls of the Ohio State Park.

Allison and Matt learning about fossils from DNR ranger at  Falls of the OHio State Park

Allison and Matt learning about fossils from DNR ranger at Falls of the OHio State Park

Team Bates at entrance to O'BANNON WOODS STATE PARK.  Allison seeing park from different perspective.

Team Bates at entrance to O’BANNON WOODS STATE PARK. Allison seeing park from different perspective.

Team Bates,the camper and the fire at O'Bannon Woods State Park.

Team Bates,the camper and the fire at O’Bannon Woods State Park.

NEW DESTINATIONS ADDED TO AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE

Camp at these locations and they are now worth 25 points.

These parks have special bonus points for activities  specified in this Post.

The first park is the Indiana Dunes National Lake shore.   Camp at Dunewood Campground and this will earn you 25 points ,plus the possibility  of Special Bonus Points.  This is an opportunity for the bird watchers to score.  While at the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore, take pictures of and correctly identify 5 species of birds,you earn 3 points,same as before,but if you find, photograph, and correctly identify more than 5 species you get 3 points for each group of five.  If you take photos of 15 species of birds you will earn 9 points, if they have a “a” or “c” symbol in the column for the time of year when the pictures were taken in the table titled “Birds of the Indiana Dunes A Seasonal Checklist “.  If the bird species has a “u”.”r”,”x”, or “i” then you earn 3 points per species.  The rarity of  the typical bird sightings determines how many bonus points.

The second additional camping location being added to the Destination Parks is Tippecanoe State Park.  If while camping at Tippecanoe State Park, you go and visit Dunn Bridge and take a picture with a teammate wearing the AC Race tee shirt you earn 6 extra bonus points for a total of 9 bonus points.(3 for the normal old bridge picture plus the 6 Special Bonus Points.  Dunn Bridge is in Southern Porter County,In, about 29 miles away from  Tippecanoe  State Park, the park is  near Winamac, IN .

Special Bonus Points can be earned if you play at least nine holes  of Disc Golf, in one session of DG at one of the following parks.  Lemon Lake, Hidden Lake,(Lake County,IN} or Rogers Lakewood Park in Valparaiso,IN.  A picture of your score card ,a picture of you in the Amazing Camp-Land Race shirt while on the Disc Golf Course,and the closest hole# to you when the picture was taken will earn you 9 Special Bonus points.

Team Standings for AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE as of July 1, 2013

Team Sayers vaults into First Place

Team Sayers Scores 99 points with their  camping weekend at Nascar RV Resort  at Indiana Beach.

Team Sayers scored 88 out of their 99 points this last  weekend, by cooking up a storm,or rather cooking in a storm.  Way to go Team Sayers!  Congratulations  for reaching achievement Level 2 in the  of the Amazing Camp-Land Race.  You are  the  first to reach the “ADVENTURER”  level of competitors in the Amazing Camp-Land Race for 2013.

Team Sayers ready to enter the NASCAR RV  Resort at Indiana Beach.

Team Sayers ready to enter the NASCAR RV Resort at Indiana Beach.

It looks like Team Sayers is just waiting for G58 for a diagonal Bingo,in the Bingo game at Nascar Campground in Indiana Beach.

It looks like Team Sayers is just waiting for G58 for a diagonal Bingo,in the Bingo game at Nascar Campground in Indiana Beach.

Team Sayers campsite at the Nascar campground in Indiana Beach . This is where  they stayed one week-end  , while Competing in the Amazing Camp-Land Race.

Team Sayers campsite at the Nascar campground in Indiana Beach . This is where they stayed one week-end , while Competing in the Amazing Camp-Land Race.

 

Amazing Camp-Land Race Happenings Week of Juneb 17-23

Team Bakun Camps  at Starved Rock State Park.  Team Bates has fun at Green Briar Lake  ,Dugger, IN(Sullivan County)

Here are a few photos from the weekend.

Team Bakun's home weekend of June 21-23 at Starved Rock state Park.

Team Bakun’s home weekend of June 21-23 at Starved Rock state Park.

Team Bakun  getting ready to have fun at Starved Rock State Park.

Team Bakun getting ready to have fun at Starved Rock State Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A young member of Team Bates with, her blue gill she caught in Green Briar Lake.

A young member of Team Bates with, her blue gill she caught in Green Briar Lake.

A team Bates youngster with another Blue gill

A team Bates youngster with another Blue gill

 

Team Bakun Intently Geo-caching at Starved Rock state Park

Team Bakun Intently Geo-caching at Starved Rock state Park

Team Bates beating the heat at Green Briar Lake.

Team Bates beating the heat at Green Briar Lake.

The children of Team Bates swinging over the lake.  Do they drop into the lake?

The children of Team Bates swinging over the lake. Do they drop into the lake?

 

Amazing Camp- Land Race Activities June 21-23 2013

Team Bakun Leading Scoring Team for this week.

Team Bakun led the week in scoring with 25 plus points.  The amount of bonus and cooking points will be determined, when they get their Starved Rock State Park photos to us.

The leading team is still Team Bates.

Now is the time and weather to go out and have camping fun.

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AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE HAPPENINGS WEEK OF JUNE 10-16

Teams Bates & Sayers reach Sightseer award level.

Teams Bates and Sayers went camping at Brown County State park during the weekend  of  June 14-16 . They enjoyed horse back riding in Brown County State Park, as well as panning for Gold in  Nashville,IN

Team Bates enjoying Brown County State Park Weekend

Team Bates enjoying Brown County State Park

 

Team Bates all set for Brown County State Park ride.

Team Bates all set for Brown County State Park ride.

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Part of the camping fun, was the great camping food.  Isn’t this always the case good food and relaxation. Camping is so good….

 

This is  Team Sayers campsite at Brown County State Park.

This is Team Sayers campsite at Brown County State Park.

A Team Sayers participant having fun panning for gold & gems at Nashville,IN

A Team Sayers participant having fun panning for gold & gems at Nashville,IN

Additional challenges for The Amazing Camp-Land Race Participants June 11, 2013

Here are some new challenges. 

1)      Take photos of five different bird species while on a camping trip and identify them.  (3 points)

2)      Take photos of five different insect species and identify them. When you send the photos with the identifications let us know what park you were camping at.(Where were the bugs) (3 Points)

3)      Take a picture or pictures of five different sea or lake creatures on the shore and identify them, while on a camping trip.  That maybe tough, so we will accept a photo(s) of you in Amazing Camp-Land Race tee shirt and the sea or lake creatures at the Shedd Aquarium, Sea World, or the Indianapolis Zoo. (3 Points).

4)      Take photos of five different Butterfly or Moth species and identify them  (3 Points)

Good luck and keep having fun

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AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE TEAM STANDINGS AS OF JUNE 10,2013

Much of the camping season is still in front of us.   Two of the teams have gotten out, even with the non camping friendly weather. They have participated in numerous race activities.  Teams Bates and Sayers have enjoyed themselves.They have found birds nests,have gone geocaching,cooked,have taken  pictures of flowers,water falls, frogs, snakes, and camping at Starved Rock State Park  .   This is what camping fun is all about.

Team Bates at Starved Rock State Park Enterance

Team Bates at Starved Rock State Park Entrance

Currently Team Bates leads the race standings with 76 points, followed by Team Sayers with 48 points .  You other teams; there is still plenty of time to have fun and catch the leaders.

Sayer's campsite at Starved Rock State Park

Sayer’s campsite at Starved Rock State Park