Month: March 2018

5th Annual Campfire Gathering

5th Annual Campfire Gathering

On Sunday, March 25th Shenandoah Acres hosted our 5th Annual Campfire Gathering and it was such a good time! The gates opened up at 2pm and the first 250 people through received a FREE t-shirt to commemorate our annual gathering. Raffle tickets were also given out when you came in for a chance to win some door prizes, which were drawn three different times throughout the event.

There was an amazing campfire for everyone to get warmed up by, and of course, make some delicious s’mores! We also had hot chocolate and coffee to help warm up.

Once everyone was gathered around the pavilion, Garland was able to give us the “low down” on everything going on this upcoming camping season. From new sites to new bathhouses to a laundry mat being put in, he covered it all.

All in all, everyone seemed to have a good time gathering around the campfire in friendly fellowship catching up with and meeting new friends. SAFC would like to thank everyone who came out, we can’t wait to see y’all soon!

For more pictures of the event please see our Facebook page @ Shenandoah Acres Family Campground

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4th Annual VAIL Arctic Dip

4th Annual VAIL Arctic Dip

We dared to Do The Dip!

On February 17th Shenandoah Acres Family Campground hosted the 4th Annual VAIL Arctic Dip, and boy did we have a blast doing it!

VAIL is a private non-profit agency that serves people with disabilities in the Shenandoah Valley. Their sole mission is to promote self-direction and remove barriers to independence, doing so by providing many tools to better living. Such as:

  • advocacy information & referral
  • independent living skills training
  • benefits planning
  • technical assistance
  • transition planning for youth & adults
  • peer mentoring

Having such a good organization to help raise money for, it wasn’t very hard to get some of our staff together to make a team of dippers. Our SAFC Dippers team consisted of: Garland Eutsler, Carolynn Rubino, Chris Eutsler, Skylar Puckett, Patricia Obrecht, Tonia Carpenter, Ronda Clark, Mike Garber, Chris Kempton, Josh Sherman, and Terry Turner.

The SAFC Dippers had a blast doing the dip and shared many laughs, as well as some encouragement, getting in that nice cold lake! Some of our dippers even cheered the others on when they ran in the water – only to get chased in next!


The Acres Eatery set up a special menu just for the Arctic Dip and man was the food delicious! With 100% Beef Hamburgers, Pork BBQ Sandwiches, Crispy Chicken Fillets, Boardwalk Fries and more, there was something to satisfy anybody. We even had pineapple upside down cake and rich frosted chocolate brownies for the sweet tooth’s out there!

The SAFC Dippers were able to raise over $1,500 for this wonderful organization and we can’t thank everybody enough for all of your generosity.

To everybody that donated, came or participated in this amazing fundraiser, we thank you! Without you guys we wouldn’t have been able to have such a successful turnout.

Would you dare to Do The Dip?

Click Here to see a photo gallery of the event.

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