On Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States will experience its first total solar eclipse in nearly 38 years. This legendary shadow, cast in the rare instance when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, will travel from Oregon to South Carolina over the course of one hour and thirty minutes, and avid eclipse-chasers and amateur astronomers from around the world are clamoring for the chance to take part in this monumental moment. Casting a shadow nearly 65 miles wide in totality, the eclipse will be visible in each location within its path for roughly two-minute increments. Blink and you just might miss it.
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Getting Here

 
 
 
 

 

Email info@eclipseoregoncamping.com to be added to the waitlist.  Need 8 minimum. Tentative plans are to depart the Lacey Cabelas 8am Sunday 8/20. $875.50/person - 5 and under free).

 

Fly in with Kenmore Air
Seattle to the ranch and return next day
SOLD OUT!

 

Once in a lifetime.

Extraordinary location.

Deep sky viewing with a NASA "rockstar" - seriously. 

Plus, we will help you camp like a professional.
 

Limit 150 guests


 

THE VIP CAMPING EXPERIENCE


Arrive to your pre-pitched 2 person tent, complete with cots and welcome amenities.

  • Special eclipse viewing glasses.
  • Cowboy style VIP dinner, breakfast and lunch.
  • Beer tastings.
  • Stargazing with more than 7 professional telescopes and sky interpretation.
  • Take home your tent and cots for a minimum $25 donation to the silent auction on site ($295 value)
  • And much more.


What to Bring 

  • Sleeping bag and pillow.
  • Water - there is no such thing as too much water.
  • BOYBeverages of choice.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT


Sunday

2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Guests arrive
3:00  p.m. *Ranch tour 1
5:00  p.m. *Ranch tour 2
7:00  p.m. Dinner
Smoked tri-tip, and smoked turkey, corn on the cob, bbq beans, broccoli cauliflower salad, deconstructed apple pie a la mode!
8:30 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:30 p.m. Silent auction closes
Dusk - late. Stargazing

Monday

7:00 a.m. Breakfast
Fried yellow and red potatos, sausage patty, herb scrambled eggs, fresh watermelon, cantaloupe, and honey dew melon, orange juice & coffee.
9:07:23 a.m. Eclipse begins
10:20:47 a.m. Totality begins
10:21:14 a.m. Totality ends
11:41:35 a.m. Eclipse ends
11:45 a.m. Lunch & closing
Pulled pork sliders, cole slaw, chips

*limited availability
Schedule subject to change

 

MEET


Explorer of the solar system, student of human nature, engineer, writer, speaker and general loose cannon... Adam Steltzner.

Adam led the NASA team that developed the landing system that put the Curiosity rover on Mars.

 

ENJOY MUSIC FROM


Soul/folk/americana

As a pacific northwest native, Tyson writes and performs music that reflects the trees, plains, and rain of the environment. 

 

SPONSORS

 


   
 

 

 

ABOUT THE IMPERIAL STOCK RANCH

As the only privately held ranch in Oregon whose headquarters is a National Historic District, and a leader in bringing a wide variety of sustainably produced all-natural products direct to whole sale and retail markets, Imperial Stock has positioned itself as a unique ranch with an extraordinary vision.

Both its heritage (est. 1871) and exemplary standards of land and animal practices, have inspired numerous relationships with luxury brands and designers like Ralph Lauren, whose U.S.A. Olympic sweaters were made with Imperial Stock Ranch wool yarns.

  • It's a family ranching operation in its 146th year, raising sheep, cattle, grains and hay throughout its history.
  • It's the only ranch in Oregon designated a National Historic District that is still operating.
  • Known today for their progressive agricultural practices.
  • VIP Eclipse Campout participants will experience a once in a lifetime experience of "camping" on this historic ranch.
  • Participants can experience a guided tour through the heritage facilities and see why Ralph Lauren made them the face of their Made in America Olympic uniform program.
  • Meet the ranchers and tour on Sunday afternoon only......at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ranch tours led by Jeanne Carver.  Learn more at www.imperialstockranch.com

Learn about the Ralph Lauren Made in America Olympia Uniforms - the story

 

STAR GAZE WITH PROFESSIONAL SCOPES

Our telescope operators will provide modern observing equipment for locating many of the most interesting sites the sky has to offer!  Visible planets, - like Saturn and its rings; the Milky Way, Andromeda Galaxy; red giants, distant nebulae, star clusters and MORE.  This site is perfect for seeing incredible night sky.  No obstructions and no light pollution.

The team we've gathered to provide sky interpretation are all participants of the RECON project, which currently consists of a linked network of over 54 telescope sites stretching from Oroville, Washington to Yuma, Arizona.  They are “Citizen Scientists”, providing basic observational data that professional planetary scientists can use, as a whole, to add to the overall scientific knowledge of our solar system.  Learn More

 

LOCATION

The location we have selected for this event is incredible.  Located at 3000' in elevation, the site has expansive views in all directions with views of Mt. Rainier, Mt Adams, Mt Hood and Mt Jefferson.  During the eclipse, we will look north to areas of no totality, we will see Mt Hood in the sun, Mt Jefferson in the longest darkness and watch the shadow move from west to east across us.  It is a very unique location to view this natural phenomenon.   
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BECAUSE WE CARE


100% of the net proceeds raised from the silent auction benefit selected causes. 



The Deschutes River Alliance is a 501(c) 3 science-based advocacy organization seeking collaborative solutions to basin-wide threats to the health of the Deschutes River and its tributaries. Learn more

The Big Tent Outdoor Recreation Coalition is a 501(c)6 membership organization that raises awareness of the economic importance of the outdoor recreation. Learn more


How to donate an item to the silent auction
Email info@eclipseoregoncamping.com with the following: Name of donor; Email of donor; Item description; value; restrictions if applicable, and if you will mail in advance or bring to the event. 

If mailing, must receive by August 11
Red Barn Communications
1401 Marvin Rd NE
STE 307, #172
Lacey, WA 98516

 

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION


  1. Arrive between 2 pm – 7 pm on Sunday, August 20, 2017
  2. Depart by 2 pm on Monday August 21, 2017 
  3. No smoking
  4. No campfires 
  5. No private gas BBQs (Three meals are provided)
  6. No weapons
  7. Drive only on designated roadways 
  8. Park only in designated parking areas 
  9. No dogs 
  10. DO NOT PET THE RANCH DOGS:  The ranch dogs are trained to protect the livestock.  They are not pets.  They roam the property, and could enter camp out of curiosity.  
  11. No RV camping without prior approval.
  12. Carry out own trash 
  13. No leaving the site unless on guided tour 
  14. Once you depart, no re-entry 
  15. Stay within designated areas 
  16. No loud music 
  17. Additional rules may apply