BATES & SAYERS TEAMS SHARE AMAZING RACE GRAND PRIZE

CAMP-LAND’S AMAZING RACE IS A DRAW

BATES & SAYERS TEAMS SHARE $1000 GRAND PRIZE

CAMP-LAND AMAZING RACE

CHRISTIAN BATES & DONNA SAYERS ACCEPT AMAZING RACE PRIZES

After an amazing summer of camping, the Bates and Sayers teams were neck and neck at the finish line….. and split the $1000 Grand Prize.  Representing their respective teams, Christian Bates and Donna Sayers accepted the prize (and a bunch of lesser achievement awards) at Camp-Land’s Fall Festival, Sat. Oct. 12. The other team members (Jill Sayers, Michelle Bates and children Matt & Ally Bates) were unable to attend because …. you guessed it …. they were busy camping. If you have been following the camping adventures of these two family teams, you know that the Bates children have had an Amazing summer camping and doing everything from geo-caching to horseback riding, hiking, swimming, collecting nature objects, drawing and much more.  And Michelle Bates took many amazing nature pictures.  Besides doing a lot of camping, the Sayers team just about wore out their dutch oven cooking by the campfire.  Their recipes are available on our blog for everyone to try. 

JILL & DONNA SAYERS A BROWN COUNTY

JILL & DONNA SAYERS AT BROWN COUNTY

 

BATES FAMILY AT STARVED ROCK

BATES FAMILY AT STARVED ROCK

CAMP-LAND’S FALL FESTIVAL SAT OCT 12

FREE DAY OF FUN FOR CAMPERS – SAT OCT 12

FOR THE LOVE OF CAMPING, please come enjoy the day with other Chicago-NW Indiana area campers at our Fall Festival and Seminars at Camp-Land RV on I-94 & US 20,  Burns Harbor, Indiana.  Festivities start at 8:30 am, CDT, with the first 20 families thru the doors receiving a DOOR-BUSTER FREE GIFT of 2 camp chairs (retail value of over $100).  FREE donuts and coffee at 8:30.  Seminars start at 9:00 am.  Free RV SHOW all day (230 new and used RVs open for browsing).  The winner of the $1000 Grand Prize of the AMAZING CAMP-LAND RV RACE will be announced.  THE PIG WILL BE ROASTING ALL FORENOON and will be served  at NOON.  Live music and the comraderie with other campers.  FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF EVENTS AND SEMINAR SCHEDULE PLEASE GO TO:  http://www.camplandrv.com/fallseminar.jsp  Come j0in the fun.  Plenty of FREE parking.

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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THE AMAZING RACE IS UNDERWAY!

Team Sayers submit another five recipes from Indiana Beach Trip #2

 

Team Sayers is not afraid to try unique recipes while camping.

Here are two more breakfasts,2 desserts or snacks and one meat recipe.  Enjoy these camping food creations by team Sayers.

Eggs in a Nest

in a pie iron

 Bread

Butter

Eggs

1.   Cut a circle out of the center of a piece of bread.

2.   Butter both sides of the bread.

3.   Place the slice of bread in the pie iron.  You may want to spray the pie iron so that the breakfast will release a little easier.

4.   Crack an egg and fill the center of the bread with the egg.

5.   Close the pie iron and carefully place it over the fire.  You want to be sure not to tilt the iron or the egg may come running out.

6.   Cook for about 3-4 minutes on one side then flip to the other side for an additional 3 minutes.

The egg has found its nest.

The egg has found its nest.

The finished Egg in a Nest.

The finished Egg in a Nest.

Fudgey Cake Bars

 1 yellow cake mix

2 eggs

1/3 c. oil

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup chocolate chips

1.   Heat approximately 26 charcoal briquettes.

2.            Combine cake mix, eggs, and oil.

3.   Grease the Dutch oven.

4.   Press 2/3 of the cake mix into the bottom of the Dutch oven.

5.   Melt chocolate chips and condensed milk together.

6.   Pour chocolate mixture over the cake mix in the Dutch oven.

7.            Sprinkle the remaining crust over the chocolate.

8.   Put 10 charcoal briquettes under the Dutch oven & 16 briquettes on the top (to create a ring and a half).

9.   Cook for 20 minutes or until the cake has turned golden.  Be sure to turn the lid and the oven in opposite directions at regular intervals.

The fudge being added to the Fudge Cake Bars.

The fudge being added to the Fudge Cake Bars.

Fudge Cake Bar ready for the lid and coals in a Dutch Oven.

Fudge Cake Bar ready for the lid and coals in a Dutch Oven.

The finished Fudge Cake Bars,another Team  Sayers camping dessert or energy snack.

The finished Fudge Cake Bars,another Team Sayers camping dessert or energy snack.

Mushroom Swiss Stuffed Patty

 1# ground beef

mushrooms

swiss cheese

onions, diced or onion flakes

ranch dip mix

hamburger buns

1.   Mix beef , onions, and the ranch dip mix together.

2.   Make 4 patties out of the hamburger.

3.   Wrap the hamburger patty around the mushrooms and Swiss cheese mixture.  So that they are inside the patty.

4.   Cook the patty until it is no longer pink.

5.   Serve on bun.

What a camping meal.  Mushroom Swiss Stuffed Patty and Chili Cheese Fries.

What a camping meal. Mushroom Swiss Stuffed Patty and Chili Cheese Fries.

Peanut Butter Mallow Pudgie Pies

Bread

Butter

Peanut Butter

Marshmallows, minis

1.   On two pieces of bread butter one of the sides and place the bread in a pie iron with the buttered side facing the iron.

2.  Spread peanut butter on one slice of bread.

3.   Place marshmallows on top of the peanut butter.

4.   Place the remaining piece of bread on top with butter side facing you.

5.   Close pie iron.  Then place pie iron in the campfire and heat on both sides for a couple of minutes until the bread is toasted.

6.   Let cool a couple of minutes before you eat.

Adding Marsh Mallows to PB Mallow in Pudgie Pie

Adding Marsh Mallows to PB Mallow in Pudgie Pie

Is this a desert or my main course?  What food group is PB Mallow Pudgie Pie?

Is this a dessert or my main course? What food group is PB Mallow Pudgie Pie?

Pie Iron Frittata

 1 Egg or egg substitute

Bacon – 1 slice

Veggies, chopped

Hashbrowns

Milk

Cheese, your choice

Salt & Pepper, to taste

 

1.   Cut the bacon into thirds and place on the bottom of the pie iron.

2.   Top with a thin layer of hashbrowns.

3.   Add veggies of your choice.

4.   Whisk egg with milk or use egg substitute.  If you use egg substitute pour until the mixture reaches just below the edge of the iron.

5.   Spray the lid with non-stick spray.

6.   Close the lid and carefully place it over the campfire.  Keep it level so that the mixture does not pour out the sides.

7.   Cook without turning over for about 7-8 minutes.  Do not put too close to fire.

8.   When cooked add cheese of your choice and let it set for about 1 minute to allow it to melt.

The ingredients of the Pie Iron Frittata are added.

The ingredients of the Pie Iron Frittata are added.

A finished Pie Iron Frittata.  Team Sayers would've liked more egg,but really tough to keep level.

A finished Pie Iron Frittata. Team Sayers would’ve liked more egg,but really tough to keep level.

Team Sayers Tries These Recipes on Indiana Beach Trip #2 Aug.17-19

Additions  for the Amazing Camp-Land Race Cookbook

Smoked Sausage & Potatoes Foil Pack

1/2# New Potaotes (halved & quartered)

1# smoked sausage

1 onion, sliced

4-5 mushrooms, sliced

1 -2 tsps Garlic powder (to taste)

8 oz green beans (fresh or frozen, optional)

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Butter

Water

1.      Make 2 double layer foil packs.  Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.

2.      Start each packet with a layer of potatoes, then top with the remaining ingredients.  Divide the ingredients evenly between the two packets.  Season with the garlic powder, salt, & pepper.

3.      Top with a pat of butter.

4.      Start to fold the first layer of foil closed, but leave one end open.  Pour some water into the packet.  Finish folding the packet & second layer closed.  Leave room for air to flow through as it cooks.

5.      Cook for about 20 minutes & flip half way through.  Cook until the potatoes are soft to a poke with a fork.

Adding the last seasoning to the Soon to be Smoked  Sausage Potato Pack.

Adding the last seasoning to the Soon to be Smoked Sausage Potato Pack.

Smoking the Sausage & Potato pack.

Smoking the Sausage & Potato pack.

Chili Cheese Fries

Foil Pack

 1 package of frozen French fries

Bacon

green chilies, chopped, 1 can

Hormel Chili with beans, 1 can

Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 1 cup

Foil and/or foil pan

 

1.      Fold a long sheet of foil in half and again so that you have 4 layers (or use a foil pan).  Fold the foil so that it creates a shallow rectangular dish.

2.      Spray the foil.

3.      Put a layer of bacon on the bottom of the dish.

4.      Place fries in the dish.

5.      Spread chilies and chili over the fries.   Reserve a little chili for adding at the end.

6.      Layer the cheese on top.

7.      Cover the dish with another piece of foil.

8.      Cook over campfire for 15 – 20 minutes.  (We found that stirring occasionally seemed to help keep the cooking even).  Check for doneness.  The fries are done when they are cooked through and cheese has melted.

9.      Pour remaining chili on top and heat for a few more minutes.

Cooking  the burgers and the topper the Chilli Cheese Fries

Cooking the burgers and the topper the Chilli Cheese Fries

 

Adding the last bit of cheese to Chilli Cheese Fries Sayers Style

Adding the last bit of cheese to Chilli Cheese Fries Sayers Style

Good Campfire food,those Chilli Cheese Fries

Good Campfire food,those Chilli Cheese Fries

Omelet in a baggie

 Eggs or egg beaters

Milk (if you use real eggs)

Veggies, chopped up (mushrooms, onion, green peppers, spinach, etc)

Cheese, your choice

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Ziploc baggie

1.      Boil water in a pot or other type of container.

2.      Mix eggs with milk (like scrambled eggs).  Pour it into a sandwich size baggie.

3.      Add whatever vegetables and cheese you choose.  Salt and pepper to taste.

4.      Zip baggie most of the way up.  Be sure to get out as much air as possible.

5.      Place baggie in the boiling water.  You may need to force it down with a fork or other utensil to make sure it cooks everything.

6.      When egg is fully cooked through remove it from the water.  Tear open the baggie and put it on a plate.

The Omelet in a baggie going into the hot water.

The Omelet in a baggie going into the hot water.

Omelet in a baggie ,the end resuls.

Omelet in a baggie ,the end results.

Breakfast in a Bag

 Ingredients (per person)

Eggs

Bacon

Hashbrowns

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Paper bag, lunch size

Cooking Stick

1.      Cut a slice of bacon in half.  Lay the two strips in the bottom of the paper bag.

2.      Scattered some hashbrowns on top of the bacon.

3.      Crack egg(s) and place on top of the hashbrowns.

4.      Salt & pepper to taste.

5.      Fold over top of paper bag.  Place the thick part of the bag, due to fold on a stick.  I used a marshmallow toasting rod.

6.      Place bag over fire, about 6” inches above, but be carefully not to let it get too close and catch on fire.  Cook for about 10 minutes.

7.      Open bag to check if the eggs are done to your liking.  If so tear the bag open or just tear off top and eat from the bag.  It’s greasy so you may want a plate under it to keep it off pants.

The egg, the last of the ingredients is in the bag.

The egg, the last of the ingredients is in the bag.

If you get to close too fire,there goes Breakfast.

If you get too close to the fire,there goes Breakfast.

Scrambled Eggs & Hot Dogs

in a Pie Iron

 Eggs

Milk

Hot Dogs, sliced

1.      Whisk eggs and milk together.

2.      Spray both sides of the pie iron with non-stick cooking spray.

3.      Pour egg mixture into the pie iron up to the lip of the pie iron.

4.      Add hot dog slices to the eggs.

5.      Close pie iron and carefully place over campfire.  You will want to be sure to keep the pie iron level.

6.      Cook for about 3 minutes on one side and then flip over the pie iron for an additional 2 minutes.

A Kids egg  breakfast.  What kid does not like hotdogs.

A Kids egg breakfast. What kid does not like hotdogs.

Nana Nutella (Banana Bread Butter Nutella)

 1.      On two pieces of bread butter one of the sides and place the bread in a pie iron with the buttered side facing the iron.

2.      Spread Nutella on one slice of bread.

3.      Slice the banana and place it on the Nutella.

4.      Place the remaining piece of bread on top with butter side facing you.

5.      Close pie iron.  Then place pie iron in the campfire and heat on both sides for a couple of minutes until the bread is toasted.

6.      Let cool a couple of minutes before you eat.

Nothing like Banana  and Nutella. A great kid dish.

Nothing like Banana and Nutella. A great kid dish.

Cooking a good hot desert  Nana Nutella

Cooking a good hot desert Nana Nutella

RECIPES FROM TEAM BATES SUBMITTED JULY 31,2013

Team Bates Loves Pie Iron

Here are the recipes that Team Bates created and consumed while on their camping outing at O’Bannon Woods State park.

Cinnamon Apple Pie in Pie Iron

Ingredients:

(Makes one individual apple pie)

pie iron

Cinnamon and sugar mixed

Can of apple pie filling (one can makes about 4-5 pies)

spreadable butter

Two slices of white bread

 

Butter one side of both pieces of bread. Put butter side down in pie iron. Spoon some apple pie filling onto bread. sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mix over apples to taste. Cover the filling with the other piece of bread butter side up. Close in the iron, and cook over the fire about 3 minutes each side. Check frequently to prevent burning. Cooking time will depend on how hot the fire is. Take pie out when both sides of the bread are golden brown. Put on plate and sprinkle the top with more cinnamon and sugar mix. Enjoy!

Matt and Allison getting ready to cook their Apple Cinnamon Pie.

Matt and Allison getting ready to cook their Apple Cinnamon Pie.

Finished Cinnamon Apple Pie.  Does Team Bates like cinnamon?

Finished Cinnamon Apple Pie. Does Team Bates like cinnamon?

Drunken Irish Marshmallows

 

This is a treat for those 21 and older campers

All you need is a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream, Marshmallows, cup and fork.

Pour a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream in cup. Cook Marshmallow over the campfire to your liking. Dip Marshmallow in the Bailey’s cup. Make sure you dip the marshmallow in Bailey’s quickly, because if you leave it in too long it will start to break down and melt.  Take it out of cup with a fork and eat! Easy, and delicious!

An adult way to eat marshmallows.

An adult way to eat marshmallows.

I am happy,just a little more cooking and then my reward the Bailey's Cream and a couple marshmallows.

I am happy,just a little more cooking and then my reward the Bailey’s Cream and a couple marshmallows.

Grilled Fish Packets

Ingredients:

Spray butter

Tilapia fillets-one large or two smaller per packet

1 c. fresh green beans – cut into 1 in. pieces

1 medium summer squash – sliced

2 cloves garlic – minced

2 Tb. parsley

1 c. white wine

salt and pepper

1 medium onion chopped (I used onion onion by tastefully simple for onion flavor)

Aluminum foil

(Makes 4 packets)

lay two pieces of foil on top of each other for each packet. Spray center of the foil with spray butter to keep from sticking. In a bowl combine onion, green beans and squash. Add white wine, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Season Tilapia with salt and pepper on both sides and place in the center of the foil. Top the fish with equal parts of the vegetable mixture. Sprinkle parsley on top of the vegetables before sealing. Bring the two wide ends of the foil together and fold to seal. Fold the smaller ends of the packet until tightly secured. Leave a little room in packet for steam to form. Grill 10-12 minutes turning once. We cooked these packets on the grill instead of open fire to control the heat better, and not burn the fish. Open packets, and enjoy

Mom,from TEAM BATES, pouring makings of Fish Packet into foil pouch.

Mom,from TEAM BATES, pouring makings of Fish Packet into foil pouch.

That fish cooked with green beans and white wine  makes me hungry.

That fish cooked with green beans and white wine makes me hungry.

Pie Iron Breakfast Sandwiches

Ingredients:

(for one breakfast sandwich)

Pie iron

2 pieces of bread

Spreadable butter

Spray  butter

1 egg

1/4 c. breakfast sausage, precooked

1/4 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Salt and pepper

Spray inside of pie iron with spray butter. Butter one side of each pieces of bread with spreadable butter. Place butter side of bread in pie iron. Crack egg and place on the bread (Caution!! make sure you have pie iron level or egg will slide off of bread). Sprinkle sausage over egg. Sprinkle cheese over sausage. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place second piece of bread over the top butter side up, and close the pie iron. Cook in hot coals for about 3 mins on each side. Check frequently because cook time will depend on the heat of the fire. When bread looks toasted on both sides, you are done. Enjoy!

Finished Pie Iron Breakfast.  Eat your heart out, Mc Donalds.

Finished Pie Iron Breakfast. Eat your heart out, Mc Donalds.

Pie Iron Cinnamon Rolls

ingredients:

tube of cinnamon rolls with icing packet included

spray butter

pie irons

Spray the inside of the pie iron and place one cinnamon roll inside. Cook over fire (over the flames, not in the hottest part of the coals or it will burn), and check frequently. When roll is lightly browned on both sides and middle is cooked through they are ready. Put on a plate and add icing on the top. Yum! The kids loved this one for a dessert and breakfast. We had to run to the store during this trip to get more!

Finished pie iron Cinnamon rolls, a breakfast, or snack?

Finished pie iron Cinnamon rolls, a breakfast, or snack?

Walking Tacos

ingredients:

(feeds 4-5 people)

Individual bags of Doritos

1 lb ground beef

2 Tb. Taco seasoning

2/3 c. water

Shredded Cheese (we used a Mexican blend)

Diced Tomatoes

Finely cut lettuce

Sliced Jalapenos

Sour Cream

Salsa

(or any other favorite taco toppings)

Brown the ground beef on camp stove, drain. Add taco seasoning and water. Cook until hot and bubbling. Open bag of Doritos, crunch up the chips inside. Add Meat to the bag. Add cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, Salsa, Jalapenos, etc. Make the walking taco to your liking with whichever toppings you choose! Carefully stir up bag with fork, and eat straight out of the Dorito bag. This was so easy, and fun to make. We may do this every trip!

Walking Taco ready for consumption.

Walking Taco ready for consumption.

 

The Team Bakun Camping Trip : Circumnavigating Lake Michigan

Here are a few of the places visited on this journey.

Team Bakun's journey starts.

Team Bakun’s journey starts.

Mackinac Bridge picture taken from the ferry.

Mackinac Bridge picture taken from the ferry.

Mackinac Island State Park

The park was first established as Mackinac National Park in 1875, which was the second national park established in the United States after Yellowstone National Park. In 1895, it was transferred to state control and reorganized as Mackinac Island State Park, which was the first state park in Michigan. The park contains many important historical and geological features, such as Fort Mackinac, Fort Holmes, other historic buildings, historic sites, limestone caves, and other unique rock formations.

Team Bakun at Mackinac Island State Park on a chilly day in July.

Team Bakun at Mackinac Island State Park on a chilly day in July.

A woman in the period dress at Fort Mackinac

A woman in the period dress at Fort Mackinac

 A reenactment of Court Martial at Fort Mackinac

A reenactment of Court Martial at Fort Mackinac

A beautiful Michigan sunset

A beautiful Michigan sunset

Bells Point Beach

Located on beautiful St. Mary’s River, 1/2 KM east of the Hwy By-Pass. Bell’s Point is the destination of choice for families visiting Sault Ste. Marie, Echo Bay, Desbarats, and those who stop in while traveling the Trans Canada Highway.

Team Bakun upon arrival  at Bell's Beach

Team Bakun upon arrival at Bell’s Beach

Agawa Canyon

The Agawa Canyon is a shallow canyon located deep in the sparsely populated Algoma District in the                       Canadian province of Ontario. It was created 1.2 billion years ago by faulting along the Canadian Shield  and then enlarged by the erosive action of the Agawa River. The Agawa Canyon Wilderness Park is only accessible by hiking trail or the Algoma Central Railway, and is located 114 rail miles north west of Sault Ste. Marie.

Barbara from Team Bakun resting and taking in the  Canadian Wilderness' beauty.

Barbara from Team Bakun resting and taking in the Canadian Wilderness’ beauty.

Alvin sitting in front of Bridal Veil Falls in Agawa Canyon

Alvin sitting in front of Bridal Veil Falls in Agawa Canyon

Black Beaver Falls

Black Beaver Falls

 

Wells State Park

 Wells State Park (also known as J.W. Wells State Park) is a state park in the U.S. state of Michigan.

The 678-  acre (2.74 km2) park is located in Menominee County on the shore of Lake Michigan‘s

Green Bay, just south of Cedar River. It is on M-35, roughly midway between Menominee and

Escanaba

The park was established in 1925 through a donation by the children of John Walter Wells, a pioneer lumberman in the area and the mayor of Menominee for three terms beginning in 1893. Many of the park’s buildings, landscaping and water and sewage systems were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s and 1940s

Alvin Bakun, hanging out at a state park in Michigan.

Alvin Bakun, hanging out at a state park in Michigan.

Bakun's home sweet home: camp site 108 at Wells State park

Bakun’s home sweet home: camp site 108 at Wells State park

A dragon fly at J.W. Wells State Park.

A dragon fly at J.W. Wells State Park.

Marinette County  Historical Museum

Stephenson Isle
Marinette, Wisconsin

The logging museum on Stephenson Island features artifacts of trading posts, Indian culture, logging and lumbering history, farming, fishing, etc. The Evanchek log cabin provides an authentic example of how this  area’s rural pioneer families lived. A recently acquired saw mill found its new home here at the museum in late 2009. In addition to the museum and cabin.

Marinette County Historical and Logging Museum

Marinette County Historical and Logging Museum

Map showing general  area covered by Team Bakuns Lake Michigan Trip.

Map showing general area covered by Team Bakuns Lake Michigan Trip.

Amazing Race Logo

THE AMAZING RACE IS UNDERWAY!

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.

Team Activities ,the last weekend of July 2013

Team Bates are traveling far and wide in Indiana

They had fun at O’Bannon Woods State Park and side trip to Falls of the Ohio State Park

Team Bates collected leaves,Matt and Allison did the first artwork submitted in The Amazing Camp-Land Race.  Here is their artwork and leaf collection.  This is what camping is all about.  The teams participating in the Race will always have their memories of this camping season.

Matt, age 10, drawing their camper.

Matt, age 10, drawing their camper.

Matt ,from Team Bates, and Team Bates Home Away From Home.  Mom's hand?

Matt ,from Team Bates, and Team Bates Home Away From Home. Mom’s hand?

Allison Bates 9,Drawing Amazing Camp-Land Race logo.

Allison Bates 9,Drawing Amazing Camp-Land Race logo.

Allison's finished Race logo.

Allison’s finished Race logo.

Allison drawing O'Bannon Woods State Park's swimming pool.

Allison drawing O’Bannon Woods State Park’s swimming pool.

O'Bannon Woods State Park's swimming pool  with people ,towels,and chairs.

O’Bannon Woods State Park’s swimming pool with people ,towels,and chairs.

Allison showing off leaves collected at O'Bannon Woods State Park.

Allison showing off leaves collected 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.