“Come and Go” Caravans

Shorter “come and go” caravans allow participants to join, leave and/or re-join the caravan at any point. This ideal for working members or those with limited time.  Members of units in adjoining states may choose to join a short caravan as it nears their home state. 

Participants may be responsible for their own campsite reservations at state parks, thereby taking responsibility for cancellation.   They also pay individualized rally fees based on the activities in which they participated.    

Spreadsheets and a shorter time period make this easier for caravan leaders to calculate.  

For additional information on "come and go" caravans contact the ECC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


 

To advertise your short caravan, send information to Marion Pember at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FOLLOWING ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF SHORT CARAVANS AVAILABLE TO JOIN

WHAT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUT AND TRAVEL!  MARION PEMBER

 

2015 WBCCI Region and Unit Caravans - This caravan information was collected from unit and region websites.  Additional unit and region caravans may be scheduled that are not listed here.  Please keep us informed of any short caravans our search has missed. 

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Region 1


White Mountain Unit
September 25 – October 6, 2015 – Fall Rally/Unit Caravan/Fall Business Meeting   Destination – Hadley’s Point Campground, Bar Harbor, ME

We will meet in a campground in NH for the Fall Business Meeting on September 26th, then caravan to Bar Harbor, ME with one overnite stop.  We then stay for a week at Hadley’s Point Campground.  After that we caravan (with one overnite stop) to the Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg, ME and stay for three nites.  Attendence is welcome for all or any part of this trip.

Contact – Mary Lehner,
802-496-3496This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Dick Wheatley, 802-899-2839This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Region 2

 

Lake Superior Circle Tour Caravan - Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota

August 2 - 22, 2015  $1800 for 2 adults, $300 each additional adult.  Contact: Kerry Mattila, 4162 Joe Drew Lane, RR4, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Region 3

 


Florida Unit (027)
North Florida Kayak/Canoe Caravan
Starts: August 4, 2015   Ends: August 5, 2015
Location: http://floridaunit027.wbcci.net/files/2013/05/North-Florida-Kayak-Canoe-Caravan.pdf

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Region 4

 

Ores Shores Waters and Lights National Caravan,  August 30 -  Sept. 7  2015

Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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Region 5

Central Indiana Unit

 

Caravan to Swiss Festival, Starts: September 20, 2015   Ends: September 29, 2015

Location: Sugarcreek, Ohio: Contact Lana Russel (317) 410-4750 (We are still confirming these dates.)

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Region 10

 

Oregon Unit

Caravan to the Hiawatha Trail – The Daze of Wine and Roads   Starts: August 14, 2015   Ends: August 31, 2015

Hosts: Ron & Kathy Kelemen / Craig Bowcock & Bonnie Schaefer

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Idaho Unit

Sept. 20-Oct. 3 Columbia River Gorge Caravan Hosts:Settle and Ostyn
 

 

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BRITISH COLUMBIA UNIT CARAVAN

September 25 - October 1

The British Columbia Unit (Region 10) is planning a caravan from Surrey (Vancouver area) to Penticton (three nights stay), Kelowna (two nights stay), Quilchena (Merritt area - one night stay) and then back to Aldergrove (Abbotsford area). We assemble in Surrey September 25th and  finish at Aldergrove October 1st where we are holding our Installation Rally through the 4th. The Penticton and Kelowna campgrounds are located on Skaha and Okanagan Lakes respectively. While in Penticton, we will tour area wineries and visit the local Airstream dealer. At Merritt we will have a wind-up dinner at the famous Quilchena Lodge. It will be a numbered caravan and the kitty fee is $100 CDN. The distance travelled will be approximately 500 miles or 800 kilometres. One can join us at any point along the way and stay as long as they like. Those interested should contact Tom Akam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">'+addy_text4458+'<\/a>'; //-->  or 604-319-6021.

Note: We are just in the planning stages. If more information is required, please contact me either by e-mail or telephone.

Thanks, Tom Akam (#13381)

President Unit 121

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Canyon Adventures Caravan

Jan 28th - Feb10th 2016

Tom & Deanna B and John & Elain W

Deposit due August 20

Here are a few exciting tidbits.  -  NOTE: THIS IS A BUDDY CARAVAN

The adventure starts at a welcoming dinner in Bakersfield with your fellow caravanners.  The next day we leave for Pahrump’s beautiful Lakeside Casino & RV Park, and a visit to Death Valley and the China Ranch Date Farm and Bakery (yes, bakery). Then, a favorite of last year’s caravan, a 2-night dry-camp in Nevada’s remarkable Valley of Fire State Park; there is plenty to see, and we are working on other activities.

This next stop was the glittering jewel from last year, 2 nights at Willow Beach AZ, near Hoover Dam, with full hook-ups. We will arrive early enough for those who did not go on the Colorado River raft trip to do it this time. We will spend the next day in Grand Canyon West, outside the National Park on Hualapai lands, at the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. The Skywalk is a horseshoe shaped cantilever bridge with a glass floor that you can walk on. This is a must see tour. If your body tells you it is nuts to walk on glass 4000’ over the canyon floor, there will be many other things to do. There is the Native American Village, featuring a walking tour of authentic Native American dwellings depicting multiple tribes. Enjoy the Amphitheater with performances by multiple tribes continuously all day. Highpoint Hike offering panoramic canyon views of the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. There is also an historic tram that stretched 8,800 feet across the canyon to a guano mine discovered in 1930. At Hualapai Ranch we can enjoy western cowboy entertainment. This is all done while you ride a hop-on and hop-off shuttle. Take as much time as you like at each of 3 stops. This is just some of the fun things here to see. Lunch will be included. This day is in the kitty fee.

Our next stop will be at Grand Canyon Caverns in Peach Springs, AZ, for 2 nights on the old Route 66. Here we will have water and electric, but no dump. The caverns are the largest dry caverns in the country, located 200 to 300 feet below the surface.  We will have a guided tour.  Access is via an exploration elevator descending 21 stories underground.

The caverns offer a number of unique geological formations that can be viewed from paved walking trails. There are rails and a number of benches for resting along the way. These caverns are not well known. So you will want to see this. I understand there are rooms to rent in the caverns from the Hotel and RV Park where we will be staying. This tour is in the kitty fee.

For our last stop we are off to Distant Drums R.V. Park in Camp Verde , AZ.  Here we  will do a tour of Arcosanti’s urban Laboratory where the goals  are to pursue alternatives to urban sprawl based on Paolo Soleri’s theory of compact city.  This will be one of a few interesting tours. Here we will have our Super Bowl Party of course, and visit Sedona . We have several other things in the works to see and do. This is just a sampling.

 Canyon Adventures Caravan Registration Form

January 28 - February 10, 2016

Coupon & Deposit Due: August 20

Name__________________________________   

Mobile _________________________________

Address __________________________________

City Zip__________Email __________________

Phone___________________  WBCCI#  ______

 Handicap    Y  N        

Trailer__  MoHo __    Length__ AS Lic#____

Tow Vehicle ___ TOAD ___ Lic# ______

Golden Age (or equivalent) Passport?         Y     N

Caravan kitty few:

      2 per rig - $700; 1 per rig - $620                    $ ______

Optional Tours:

      Colorado River raft trip w/lunch - $76 pp           $ ______

      Skywalk/Grand Cyn West tour w/lunch - $81 pp      $ ______

                                                            Total:  $ _____

Please send coupon and deposit check for $200 payable to  Deanna Bain by Aug 20, 2015:

        Deanna Bain

        PO Box 177

        Plymouth, CA  95669

        For e-mail confirmation check here: ____

If check is sent after August 20, please notify Deanna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so your participation can be assured.

      Balance due December 1st.

Cancellation and refunds are at the discretion of the leader and depend on the cancellation policies of the various vendors.

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Category: Short Caravans