Great Rancho Campout Creates Great Memories

Thank you to all who joined us this year for the Great Rancho Campout! This annual summer camping trip is one of our (many) favorites, and we hope you enjoyed camping with us as well! Nearly 400 campers pitched their tents on the greens of Trabuco Mesa Park. From tiny tents to pop-up mansions, families had fun putting together their tents before heading to join in the Campout fun.

The Buckaroo Trail was the stage for many a fierce competition. Kids and adults alike played with cornhole sets, ladder golf, scoop ball (a personal favorite of SAMLARC staff member Alex Kuhlmann) and more. These timeless lawn games offered a way for families to connect under the summer sky.

SAMLARC families enjoyed the warm weather and cooled off during the Great Family Water Balloon Fight! Participants had fun tossing the balloons back and forth – and no one minded the cool water if (when) the balloons popped. There were squirt guns, a water limbo pole, and lots of water splash balls to help beat the heat. After the water fun, attendees had a chance to take part in a giant game of capture the flag! Participants were split into two teams and the game was on - Attendees had so much fun that two more games followed!

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