Welcome to Friends Of San Jose Family Camp

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More photos from the Friendraiser

Thanks to Barbara Solmonson for these candid shots

Now here is a rogues gallery if ever there was!d

The Treasurer, Projects manager, and Secretary at the Drawing area.c

Our Vice President and Tech Guru handle the front desk.e

The fabulous bandb

We have no idea who these people are- oh wait! That’s our President Tom and Steve!a

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Have you paid your 2016 dues yet?

Yes, it’s a new year- and we are eagerly seeking our members cards and letters with their 2016 dues.

Please mail them to: Friends of San Jose Family Camp,   21472 Almaden Road,  San Jose, Ca. 95120

$20.00 for your *family* gets you a whole year of helping out camp. You know that dues and funds we raise go to pay for the “extras” that camp can’t afford, as well as treats for staff and “camperships” for qualifying families.  Membership also gets you on our volunteer welcome list! We have 4 work weekends plus help days  planned this year, and member families are invited to sign up for weekends at camp before & after the official season. We especially need helpers prior to the opening of Fishing Season.  No cost for the tents on these work weekends, just $10.00 per person for the food for the weekend and we serve up the grub for all.  Yes, bring the kids- Day care help available for those who need someone to watch the kiddies while we paint, mop, repair, rake and otherwise make camp beautiful and functional for yet another season of excited campers.  For those singles who might want a ride, check with Ray our organizer to see about sharing ride. Trained volunteers often also help out on selected dates during the camp season as needed.  There’s also a special super secret “Thank You” weekend for qualifying member families.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

SEND IN YOUR 2016 DUES!

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Parks and Recreation Meeting- please come support our camp.

Word is just in that this Wednesday at 5:30 is a special presentation by our camp manager Jenna and she could use some friendly faces.

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FriendRaiser SUCCESS!

Friends of San Jose Family Camp, Saturday Night’s Friendraiser event was a HUGE HIT!

We made some new friends, LOTS of the regular campers got time together to hug and laugh and reminisce about times past and plan THIS YEAR’S adventures, everyone had plenty to eat and drink, and of course, talk about CAMP!11

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Special thanks to a special group, including our Grill folks Gary, Pat & Frank, Harry and Buffy Wellman who put in MANY hours gathering the donations for our drawing, Angela who was in charge of supplies for the face painting and glow sticks,  Scott Solmonson our front door man, Mike Jennings who stood in the cold and greeted our guests, Joe of City Parks who worked with us during the last month to make sure things were perfect,

The name tag skilled crew of Rich and Helen Rice (he saws, she paints!)3

George, the most skilled gold panner we know- and a great teacher too 413

The leadership of our camp manager Jenna5

Our work weekend chair who also handled all the drink orders, Ray (with his adorable daughter )6

The kitchen master chef and King of all he surveys Ralph with his trusty assistant of kitchen marvels, Diana7

Fabulous Mary who worked our kitchen and put UP with Ralph!8

The amazing band who donated their time to the cause and made the evening so much fun.9

Our Treasurer and General overseer of the event Steve 1

Our President Tom who organized everything12

the membership gal10

And all the family members and friends of friends who put in their time and effort to make this a great evening and a fun event. We want to thank you all. Full numbers and such will be out as we wrap up the paperwork, but we will be looking for you soon.    14

Thank you all- see you at camp!15

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Fun is HERE

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Time to Sign up for 2016 Season- AHEAD OF THE CROWD!

YES, you heard that right, it’s time to plan for sign up day- and this year, City of San Jose has set up a wonderful way to do that with FRIENDS OF SAN JOSE FAMILY CAMP.

Come join us for a 2016 Friendraiser at Kelly Park (yes, just like the old days!) on a special night. SATURDAY, JANUARY 30TH, COME JOIN FRIENDS AT A SPECIAL DINNER NIGHT,  get a grilled dinner for you (and the kids? Sure!), and *a code to get to sign up 2 hours before the crowds*  on Sunday Morning January 31.

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Through a special wonderful night with the city, FRIENDS OF SAN JOSE FAMILY CAMP is hosting a BBQ dinner 5 PM to 9 PM at Leininger Center for a camp-styled evening featuring food, drinks, and activities for children and adults alike. Visit with friends, family, and fellow campers as we kick off the 2016 season!

Camp registration begins Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 10:00AM. Event attendees will receive a special early-reservation code allowing campers to begin registration at 8:00AM instead of 10:00AM.
Ticket price includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverage. Beer and wine are available.

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Tickets are available now through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-camp-fire-up-and-friendraiser-2016-tickets-19680993381?aff=efbevent and you can help us by buying tickets in advance so we know how much to grill!

Enjoy some songs, reminisce about the old days, sign up for the 2016 Friends Season and get dates for the work parties/ plan your entire summer! Get a chance to come up to camp with the family early in the year to help with the repairs, cleaning, painting & upgrades for the Friends work party discount price, block out your FISHCAMP weekend plans and get the dates for our year end Appreciation Weekend for all our volunteers NOW.

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Plan dinner with us on this very special support night as we kick off our membership drive for 2016 through the magical *Friends Portable Camp Tent*, get the kids some fun and games and face painting, and check out photos of the tents and sites available this year.

Leininger Community Center – 1300 Senter Road San Jose, CA 95112

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Just a few faces of Friends having Fun

Every year we have some special time with Friends, and these memories provided by our friends MITS MATS are truly special.1 2 3
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Most years as the season winds down we have the joy of inviting a band to come up and play at a special event we host. Some years things are just crazier than others.13 14 Doug 15 16

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20 21 22 23 24 25 The halmark of our end of season event is the carving of the Prime Rib26 27 28 And pie- you have to carve the pie just right or it gets nervous.29

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Discounts for Camp this Season Just Announced!

City of San Jose has just announced 2 new great discount offers to make camping even more fun in 2016!
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Family Camp Fire-up and Friendraiser 2016!

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Event Description
The Friends of San Jose Family Camp present the first annual Family Camp Fire-up and Friendraiser 2016!

Join us Saturday night, January 30, 2016 at Leininger Center for a camp-styled evening featuring food, drinks, and activities for children and adults alike. Visit with friends, family, and fellow campers as we kick off the 2016 season! Camp registration begins Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 10:00AM. Event attendees will receive a special early-reservation code allowing campers to begin registration at 8:00AM instead of 10:00AM.

Ticket price includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverage. Beer and wine are available.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-camp-fire-up-and-friendraiser-2016-tickets-19680993381

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End of year Donations, Elections and more!

11407132_10153038355221379_1466275466546265400_nFolks, we are gearing up for the January FRIENDRAISER, A SPECIAL NIGHT FOR CAMPERS to sign up with early access, join FRIENDS and special drawings. We are currently seeking donations for this event and want YOU to help. Got some tickets you can’t use? Like to donate a new sleeping bag? Wine? Services from your place of business? We can use LOTS of help with this endeavor, so please contact us if you want to help or have a donation.

December is our annual elections and ONLY members can vote! Make sure you are current by contacting Deb at 408-230-3545 or coming early to the meeting on WED. DEC 9th at the City of San Jose KELLY PARK. We meet in Leninger Center at 7PM. Memberships ($20.00 for a family yearly) can be updated or started BEFORE the meeting begins. Deb will be available from 6:30 just to take care of those last moment adds!

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Remember memberships &  donations are tax deductible as we are a 501 (c) (3) Non-profit organization.

Memberships for 2016 are open now (you can use your 2015 membership form) or fill out on the web (hit our “join us” button- pay through Pay Pal). Send to our official mailing address :

Friends of San Jose Family Camp

21472 Almaden Road

San Jose, Ca. 95120

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