Bus BRRR! 2017
Bus BRRR is definitely for the true camping enthusiast and a great use of a VW Bus! Temperatures can, and have, dipped below zero at night. This doesn’t stop us VW Bus diehards from coming out. This one-night campout is held on the last Saturday the toboggans are available each year at beautiful Pokagon State Park in Angola, Indiana. Each site includes an electric hook-up so you can keep warm with an electric heater. We also have a very large bonfire going all Saturday and Sunday morning.
Once again this year, our Bus BRRR Staff will be cooking up Beef Stew and Corn Muffins. So… leave those crock pots at home and hit some stew for a good cause! Your $20.00 per bus donation will include the stew and muffins and helps pay the park for firewood for the bonfire. Proceeds from the event are donated to our favorite charity, the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors.
It is always nice to come back from the toboggan runs, cross-country skiing or hiking and warm up next to the giant bonfire. Always lots of great Volks, music, conversation, hot stew and fun! All while supporting The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. This may be your year to win the “Kozy as a Baked Potato” Award for the warmest looking bus!
What to expect at Bus BRRR:
- Hot, all-you-can-eat Beef Stew
- Seeing old friends and making new ones!
- Chilly Temps and a Roaring Bonfire
- Dual-Refrigerated Toboggan Runs
- The famous Potawatomi Inn Brunch Sunday morning
- Clean, heated restrooms very near campsite (Campground #3)
- Each site includes electric hook-ups
Some Costs Involved:
- Park Entrance Fee: $9.00
- Camping Fee (Includes Electric Hookup & Warm Bathrooms/Showers!): $26.75 per night
- Beef Stew, Corn Muffins and Firewood: $20.00 per Bus
You may want to bring some money for:
- BBtB Merchandise
- Toboggan Rentals
- The Sunday Brunch at the Potawatomi Inn (if you are so-inclined)
Helpful BRRR tips:
Be sure to bring warm clothing for day and night. Bring a 1200 watt heater (ceramic is best!) for the cold nights. Some of our attendees have fashioned or purchased Mylar or something similar for insulating the pop top canvas. This definitely helps to keep the heat in. You may consider bringing some snow pants or snowsuit if you plan on using the toboggan run. The park is really beautiful under a light snowfall with buses parked here and there. Alcohol is permitted at the park at this time of year, but obnoxious drunks are not. Due to the Emerald Ash Borer please leave your firewood at home. We’ll have plenty to keep the fire roaring.
Bus Benefit 2017
May 26-29 (Memorial Day Weekend)
presented by: Buses by the Beach
at Camp Blodgett in West Olive, MI
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Many more details coming soon!
Join us for rustic wooded camping, live music, huge raffle and silent auction of VW-related items, great family fun activities like rock painting, tie dying, hula hoop making, hooping skill workshop and community breakfast Monday morning. Enjoy sandy Lake Michigan beaches and crystal clear blue water, nature trails in the woods, miles of paved bike trails, and the company of 100s of your best friends… while supporting a great cause! All VWs and VW lovers are welcome, bus not required.
Bus Boo!!! 2017
Usually late September
presented by: Buses by the Beach
Details to come.