Registration!

Registration for GE 2017, Sept. 22 - 24, is open now!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Workshops are Filling Up!

The first workshop to close this year is Kathy's take on upscale God's Eyes.  I've seen some pictures of her plans and I think they'll be mighty pretty!  Three others are closed as well, we are at 70% capacity, and Christa's House is full.  So don't delay and sign up today!

Shibori Dying is full.  One section of Geochaching is full, but one remains open, and Cross Stich Embroidery is full.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

New GE Apparel for 2017!

We have three new GE logo embroidered clothing options for 2017 - but you must order them in advance!  Get a short sleeved polo, a long sleeve polo, or a Casco Bay windbreaker, from LL Bean. The fleeces from a few years ago are still going strong - I slept in mine at Runels last weekend - quality stuff.  We have women's, misses' and men's sizes available.



The GE tent and fire logo will be embroidered on the shoulder in bright green. To order, go to the product sales page on our website. 

The shirts are available in six colors, the windbreaker in four.  I'm planning on the long sleeve and the windbreaker, but I haven't decided the colors yet!  If you've been to GE, you know that windbreaker will come in handy walking back to the cabin after the evening festivities, after a swim, or on a bird watching hike.

The fleece jackets and vests - that baby bump is almost three now!

Pickup details will be sent to you after the complete order goes into LL Bean. You can order apparel even if you can't come to GE this year.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Time to Register for Great Escape 2017

Registration for Great Escape 2017 has open up over at the website.  Traffic is heavy, so decide which workshops you'd like to take and sign up as soon as possible. We did have to close registrations before the event last year, so don't wait until September rolls around.

UPDATE:  registrations are coming in faster than even last year! Don't delay!



Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Workshop List is Here!

A draft of the workshop list is at the Great Escape website.  There are still some kinks still to be worked out, but start making your list so that you'll be ready to register!  Some favorites are back, such as chocolate truffles, swimming, basket weaving and painting. 
We have some new crafts - including story stones and stick knitting.  Tech skills are covered by Geocaching and smartphone photography.  It's a long list, so take a gander!

Monday, May 29, 2017

More Congratulations

At the GSEM recognition luncheon, another of our Great Escape Committee members was honored with the GSUSA Thanks Badge.
It's a pretty thing, and here's the lovely recipient with her terrific (also GS!) daughters at Great Escape.
Congratulations, Sue!

 We will miss all three of you and Rose too, at the event this year, but we will be with you in spirit as you celebrate the union of your families.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sneak Peek!

Although registration isn't quite open (any day now!) here's a sneak peek at what's in store for us this year. 

WORKSHOPS! - we have 38 workshops on the roster this year - everyone will be able to find something to do (or not- there's always the free time option.)


PRODUCTS!  If you regretted not buying one of our GE fleece vests/jackets, remember that when you see the terrific new clothing options for this year. As soon as pre-ordering is available, I'll let you know.  And we still have a very few mugs, bags, and blankets for sale at the event. 

BOOK CLUB!  A just for fun option this year - A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman.


FOOD!  I don't know what the crew has in store, but you know it will be yummy!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Congratulations!

Our dear friend  and Great Escape committee member Wynelle was honored by Girl Scouts, Eastern Massachusetts on Saturday.  She received her 50 year membership pin, and a 20 year sustained service award (which means that it's been over 20 years since she received her last award!)
Wynelle is a one-woman sunshine committee, always doing something nice for others!  Thank you and congratulations.  If you see Wynelle around Council (and you are sure to, because she does a lot!) say hi and introduce yourself.