It’s time to make your reservations for Labor Day Weekend 2019 Czech-Slovak Community Camp. Yvonne Masopust is dedicated member of Czech and Slovak community camping tradition which started over 50 years ago at Hume Lake. Yvonne asked me to help organize camping this year again, since she has other commitments. As always, if I can, I'm happy to help, so I agreed.
In the last few year, we were camping at Green Valley (Big Bear) and Hurkey Creek (Idyllwild). Nature is really beautiful at Big Bear, but camp is very small there (we had families who could not join us since limited space camp sites filled out quickly). Also there are no showers available there, and nights were very cold in September.
So for those reasons, majority agreed to camp at "Hurkey Creek campground" with showers, more camping spaces, and a warmer night climate. Many campers have been there already (including me), and majority have positive feed back. Last year, we had over 150 campers plus a few dogs at Hurkey Creek camp ;o)
We are hoping that more people will be able to participate since campground has bigger site capacity and it is close to both Los Angeles and San Diego, where most of our campers live.
Unfortunately this means that the camp will be much further for Bay Area campers (San Francisco), however, we’ve had none or very minimal participation from Bay Area in the past several years even when the camp was held at Hume Lake.
Hurkey Creek Campground: has 130 single-family campsites. The campground is located in the San Jacinto Mountains about 8 miles from the town of Idyllwild and a mile from Lake Hemet. The campground sits among a forest of large pine trees with some sites along Hurkey Creek.
The restrooms have flush toilets. Showers operate on quarters. Tents and also RVs up to 40 ft. Pet friendly campground.
Friday, August 30 – Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labor Day weekend)
Some of our regular campers who are either self-employed, retired or others could possibly arrive already on Wednesday or Thursday before the long weekend.
Recreational opportunities include fishing at nearby Lake Hemet, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing, set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and Legendary rocks, bird watching. The meadow offers a large area for outdoor games (softball, volleyball, etc. – provide your own equipment) or group gatherings. There is one very nice playground for children near the day-use and camping areas. Hurkey Creek is a beautiful natural seasonal feature of the park. When water is present, campers and guests (including dogs) are welcome to splash and play. The City of Idyllwild has lots to do: shopping, dining, music, art galleries, etc. Horse rental is available at McCall (May 1 to October 30).
How to make reservations:
Each party/family must reserve own individual campsite at Hurkey Creek campground. If you like to come, please, do not wait and reserve your site now. We really encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible, due to camp site space limits. Every year, we have LAST minute campers who would like to join us, but unfortunately some of them could not, since camp was already full.
If you are not sure if you will attend, we recommend you to reserve your campsite now and decide later. It is much easier to cancel your reservation than to try to find a campsite after all of them have already been booked. Cost to cancel is $14 if canceled 14 days or more prior to the arrival. If cancelled 13 days or less prior arrival date, fee is $14+ first night camping fee. But please note, if canceled only 1 or 2 days prior to the arrival date forfeit all charges. Or if you need to cancel later, please, let me know, we could have some people on list waiting for some camp site to open.
Reserve your campsite on website below: and choose "Hurkey Creek" (any of available Site 1-130.) My family is on site# 88.
For further questions or if you are having any difficulties to book online, please call Guest Services team at 1-800-234-PARK(7275)
If you are coming, please, let us know following, so we have some idea how many campers to expect.
-how many children/adults in your group/family?
- campsite # you have reserved?
-what are your camping days?
At the camp, we may have some activities, camp fire with guitars singing, games for children, so we like to know where to come to share info about possible daily activities.
We are truly looking forward to seeing you in camp! It will fun weekend for adults and children as well.
Thank you, have a lovely day, I hope to hear about you soon. If you any question, please, do not hesitate to ask me.
CZECH THAT FILM
EXPERIENCE THE FINEST SELECTION OF NEW CZECH FILMS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CZECH SCHOOL SAN DIEGO
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101
GARDEN STORE TRILOGY WITH THE OSCAR-NOMINATED DIRECTOR JAN HŘEBEJK
A FAMILY FRIEND | RODINNÝ PŘÍTEL
Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 130 min.
Saturday, MAY 25, 10AM
A Family Friend, the first part of the trilogy Garden Store, is a melodrama set in the 1940‘s, during the German occupation. Three young women and two children await the return of their imprisoned husbands and fathers. In those difficult times, a family friend and doctor Jiří is selflessly helping the family community, forced by war to live together. Gradually feelings grow between him and one of the women. The film is a story of love that could not be fulfilled.
DESERTER | DEZERTÉR
Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 115 min.
Saturday, May 25, 1:30PM
Q&A after the screening with director Jan Hřebejk
Nazi imprisonment survivor Otto opens an upscale hair styling salon in the center of Prague where his wife and her
sisters work. As his business gets underway, a looming darkness builds with the communists’ rise to power. The state expropriates Otto’s salon, putting a pompous young lad in charge. Soon it becomes apparent that Otto must disappear or risk losing his life. Will he ever find “home” again? Deserter is a tragicomic drama of harshly tested love between husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, parents and children.
SUITOR | NÁPADNÍK
Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 113 min.
Saturday, May 25, 4:30PM
Film trilogy Garden Store consists of three separate films taking place against the backdrop of the most dramatic periods of the last century. It tells the story of three families: a family of an air radio operator, a family of a hair salon owner and a family of a garden store owner. Suitor, taking place in the late 1950s, concentrates on family relations scarred by the war and the communist takeover. The tragicomic insight shows a generational conflict between the prewar and postwar generations. Suitor is a romantic comedy about expectations parents have about the future fortune of their children.
ALL FILMS ARE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A SILENT AUCTION BENEFITING THE CZECH SCHOOL SAN DIEGO WILL BE HELD DURING THE DAY
TICKETS: EACH MOVIE $13. ALL THREE MOVIES SPECIAL $30. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT:
Prijdte se pobavit pri zive ceske i slovenske hudbe (hity i Lidovky).
Hrat a zpivat k tanci i k poslechu bude skupina: VV BAND Ivana a Vladimir Vachovi ze Strakonic!!
When: Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 3:30PM to 7PM (after Czech catholic church mass, which starts 2:15pm)
Where: John Paul !! Polish Center, 3999 Rose Dr., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Vztup zdarma, prosim prineste nejaky dezert ke kave.
Jako hoste budou vystupovat deti z Ceske skoly v Los Angeles.
Aquarium of the Pacific (at Long Beach) 14th Annual International Children’s Festival is celebrating the amazing talents of children of many cultures. West African, Mexican, Pacific Islander, Cambodian Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Persian, Irish, Slovak, and Czech dance are among the children’s performaces, along with martial arts demonstrations and an international children’s choir. Kids of all ages can partake in a percussion circle. Japanese origami, Native American crafts and Pacific Islander traditional children’s games . Celebrate the children in your life as you explore th wonders of the ocean.
Website: www.aquarium of pacific.org
When: Sunday March 17, 2019 Aquarium is open 9AM to 6PM. Podkovicka will be performing at 10AM
Where: Aquarium of Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, cA 90802
The next House of Czech and Slovak Republics member meeting will take place on Saturday, January 12th at 11 AM in the Hall of Nations Building. This meeting will be a potluck (Salad P-Z, Main A-H, Dessert I-O). The board meeting will start at 9 AM preceeding the general meeting.
Held in Hall of Nations, this class is a requirement for anyone who wants to work in the beer garden during this ICF. This is the last of the three classes are available during the month of November. Attendance to only one of these classes are required.
This class is immediatelly followed by a Food Handlers class.