All GRUEs are special. Here’s what makes RambleGRUE even specialer.
Bigger. Longer. GRUEr.
Please keep in mind that this timeline is constantly being updated as we add and confirm various aspects.
Three Days & Three Nights
RambleGRUE will run from Thursday afternoon, September 20 through Sunday afternoon, September 23rd. You are welcome to arrive at Camp anytime after 2PM on Thursday to register, check into your cabin, and enjoy the Ramblewood site.
On Friday, we’ll be devoting the day to special events and getting ready for the GRUE fun coming over the next two days. Dinner is served at at 6:30PM, and afterwards we will introduce our facilitators and give a quick explanation of how the GRUE works. After that, the special activities continue! For example, in the past we’ve hosted a Game Night in the dining hall, styled after the gaming halls in conventions like GenCon and MAGFest (scaled to RambleGRUE’s size, of course.) There have been cupcake socials, bonfires at the fire pit and a popular Fire Spin Jam at the upper dungeon.
We’ll post more about these as the event gets closer, but you can count on the dungeon and pool to be open until midnight (weather permitting) that evening. Please feel free to play and have fun, but we suggest getting to bed early and resting well because the GRUE is an exhilarating and exhausting day!
On Saturday, breakfast will be served in the dining hall at 8:30AM. This may seem early, but we want to have as much time available as possible for the main event, and daylight waits for no one. After people arrive and enjoy their meal, our facilitators will give a quick recap, and we’ll all head up the hill to create the event board in GRUEville. That takes about fifteen minutes, and then we’re all off to teach, learn and share! We’ll keep the day running smoothly through our team of facilitators and operations staff who will let you know what classes are running currently, what is coming up, and making sure you have the materials and space you need to both present your ideas and to learn from those around you.
Lunch will be available from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM, and snackycakes will be available at Headquarters for those who need a boost (or just a sugar rush). After a full day of learning, laughs and shenanigans, we’ll conclude at 6PM for the evening news and a fantastic dinner at the dining hall at 6:30 PM.
Once we’ve all had a chance to eat, the AfterGRUE begins! The AfterGRUE is more than just a play party; it’s a continuation of the GRUE itself, blending playtime, continued classes and discussions. The main dungeon will be available and open. You are welcome to play throughout the grounds. Please be respectful of Camp and of your fellow attendees. Satur day also has special events such as the GRUEsical, the world’s only musical by, for, and of kinksters, the Hot Ash cigar competition, and an open Fire Spin Jam for our fire-spinning friends
On Sunday, we’ll be repeating the schedule, with GRUEcakes for breakfast at 8:30 AM. Right after that we go back up the hill for GRUE Secundus, the continuation of Saturday’s event. Lunch will again appear from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM, during which we’ll do the Closing Circle for the GRUE. Unfortunately, “when it’s over, it’s over”, and we ask that you be cleared out of your cabins by 4PM on Sunday. If you stay later than that, we figure you want to help tear everything down and we’ll put you to work!