Changing Seasons at Martis Camp

The Bittersweet End of Summer

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Can Labor Day weekend be here so soon? It seems like only weeks ago that school was out and the long days of summer began. We’ve had so much fun at The Camp – summer concerts, golf competitions, wine dinners, youth camps, Folk School classes and days at the Beach Shack! What more is there to do? Lots more, we say! We’ve got a whole weekend ahead of fun family events at The Camp.

Drop into the Family Barn for our End of Summer Pool Bash on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll have music, games and fun in the sun before the pool closes for the season on Monday. Bring your flippers and floaties, and get ready for a party!

On Saturday afternoon, our Folk School Epicurean Series presents Blind Wine Tasting with Certified Level 2 Sommelier Joshua Plack. Explore sensory evaluation of wine through sight, smell and taste. These skills will broaden your enjoyment of wine and assist you with wine selection and pairing. Bring a bottle of your choosing and put Joshua to the test at the end of class when he’ll demonstrate his incredible skill at blind tasting.

Our Summer Concert Series wraps up with Pop Fiction on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. With eight performers and a long list of hit songs from the past few decades, it’s going to be an all-out, end-of-summer dance party at the amphitheater. Come early to enjoy our concert concessions at the event tent, or bring a picnic to share with friends.

Sunday morning, get fit for a good cause at the 5K Fun Run and Barbecue. All proceeds go to the Martis Camp Community Foundation. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Family Barn. The run sets off at 10:00 a.m., followed by a complimentary barbecue from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Check out our recent post on the Campfire Blog to learn more about the charitable causes of the MCCF.

Even though Labor Day symbolizes the end of the summer season, there’s still plenty to enjoy around Lake Tahoe. Most residents agree that the cool months between summer and winter are the very best for hiking, biking and lounging by the lake. The crowds are gone, the trails are clear and sunshine remains for those who venture out. Give us a call at the Beach Shack to book an afternoon at the lake, or pick up a map at the Family Barn and head out for a hike on our trail network.

Summer fades and fall arrives in a bittersweet change of seasons, but we’re already excited for the oncoming winter and all the fun it brings. It won’t be long before you’re sipping a hot chocolate at Lookout Lodge, buckling your boots and heading out on the mountain. Powder, ski days and the sound of snow plows in the morning are just beyond that last summer sunset.

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