River Retreat 2022: Prom Night on the Guadalupe
K and L Ranch Camp
5455 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132, USA
WHAT IS RIVER RETREAT:
River Retreat is a contextualized musical and camping adventure through the decades culminating in an unforgettable Saturday night. River Retreat is NOT just another weekend escape to the Guadalupe River with friends; nor is it simply "River Revival in the Spring." This is: hairdos- big and up; tuxedos- waterproof and shiny; corsages and boutonnières; braces and acne! Won't you please be my date to River Retreat: PROM NIGHT on the Guadalupe!
This year we're highlighting the music from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's that shaped that time honored American institution: the high school prom dance. With nightly costume pageants & contests, cleverly curated decorations, and live entertainment, River Retreat has all the nostalgia you need to enjoy the weekend camping alongside the pristine Guadalupe River. Your days will be filled with food and beverage and time spent with your party bubble splashing about in the river. As the sun settles, we bust out the bingo, trivia, and live music and carry on into the night.
WHERE IS RIVER RETREAT:
Once again we are partnering with our favorite campgrounds, KL Ranch Camp “on the River” and KL Ranch Cliffside in New Braunfels, Texas. River Retreat is a great vacation from city life as it stretches over 10+ acres across the entire river front property. The campsite price varies based on campsite amenities and location. You will be assigned a campsite number and that is your campsite that will NOT be shared with anyone outside of your group.
The campsite address is: 5455 River Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78132 (Check-in located at this address)
WHO ATTENDS RIVER RETREAT:
While River Retreat was designed with adults in mind, families with children are more than welcome to attend (children 12 and under do NOT count against your campsite capacity). If you choose to bring your child, we suggest you select a campsite in the "On the River Tent Campsites" formerly known as "Family Section". You will also be required to sign a personal responsibility waiver at check in.
WHEN IS RIVER RETREAT:
We've scheduled the Retreat on the last weekend of March. Since the river’s peak season is yet to begin, there are less people enjoying the river and the nights are cooler allowing for perfect camping conditions. River Retreat is scheduled for:
4 Days and 3 Nights -Thursday, March 24th through Sunday, March 27th.
Gates Open at 1:00 pm on Thursday, 24th (Your reservation is for all four days)
Gates Open at 1:00 pm on Friday, 25th (You can check in on Thursday or Friday, but its the same price)
Check-in available until 10:00pm
NO Saturday check-in, Thursday or Friday check in only!
NO single day reservations.
Attendees can stay as late as 1:00pm on Sunday, March 27th.
TICKET OPTIONS AVAILABLE NOW:
General Admission Single Pass - primitive tent camping at 'On The River' - $245
General Admission Single Pass - primitive tent camping at 'Cliffside' - $195
Add a General Admission pass to a group: $245 - you may purchase additional General Admission passes for your group
Cliffside Group Packages including 4 General Admission Passes:
Premium 30 Amp Hookup, electricity & water - $795
Premium 50 Amp Hookup, electricity & water - $945
30 Amp Hookup, electricity NO water - $695 (smaller campers 12-28 feet)
On The River Group Packages including 4 General Admission Passes (sites 59-68)
Tent Camping, electricity & water - $895
Small Camper (30 amp hook up), electricity & water - $945 (smaller campers only 12-16 feet)
On The River Group Packages including 4 General Admission Passes (sites 69-100)
30 Amp Hookup, electricity & water - $995
50 Amp Hookup, electricity & water - $1,095
RIVER RETREAT CAMPSITE RESERVATION PRICES ARE: **All campsite packages are for 4 people unless otherwise noted**
*click HERE for geographical reference
GENERAL ADMISSION & GROUP PACKAGES INCLUDE:
FOUR DAYS + THREE NIGHTS CAMPSITE: All campsite reservations are Thursday - Sunday and you can check in on Thursday from 1:00 PM until 10:00 PM; and at 1:00 PM until 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. The event will be over around 1:00 PM Sunday. If you are bringing your own RV/Camper, please do not arrive after 5:00 PM.
SHUTTLE SERVICE: For those needing a ride to and from Cliffside, we've got you covered. With state of the art golf carts and KL Cliffside's own "Big White Van", the River Revival Shuttle Service has pickup/drop off locations at On The River and Cliffside.
FOOD: There is NO COMPLIMENTARY food program at River Retreat. However, there will be a kitchen and cook team selling food everyday. Chef Jason Kerr with Little Kitchen HTX. Of course, all Attendees are allowed to bring and prepare their own food at their campsite.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Daytime bingo, trivia, and concerts on the Lawn at The Saint Arnold Brewing Stage and every night ends with an era based DJ providing a dance party. NO amplified music (drums and other percussion included) allowed past midnight on the grounds or at your site.
COSTUME CONTESTS & AWARDS: Every night we'll highlight some of the best dressed in the crowd. Saturday night, awards will be given out for the Best Dressed, Best Campsite, River Couple of the Weekend, and of course, the "Shoulda Been at Woodstock" Award!
CUSTOM WRISTBAND: Upon arrival and check-in, each attendee will receive a custom wristband granting access to food, river, music and more.
FOR THE ACTIVE: Hiking, tubing, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, rope swings and fishing.
Group Package Reservations come with an allotment of up to 4 people camping on your campsite. Beverages included.
Glamping Experience Upgrade: - $795 Rent a Camper/RV from us that will be waiting for you on your site for you at KL Ranch Camp On The River or Cliffside. Prices do NOT vary.
Riverfront Tent Camping Experience (Tent Waiting for you): - $195 This new upgrade places you literally right on the river between sites 84-78 and 99-96. Upon arrival, you'll find your campsite on the river banks at On The River with a brand new tent already setup AND the tent sleeps 2 people. Great location and unzip your door to the river. This upgrade is not available for Cliffside General Admission or Packages. Must Purchase GA "On The River" pass with this upgrade.
On The River Parking Pass: - $55 To park onsite at KL On The River we require you to have an On The River Parking Pass; otherwise there is plenty of free parking directly across the street. Parking Pass NOT required for Cliffside.
VIP Seating on The Lawn with picnic table FOR YOU : - $195 Reserve the best seat in the house with this picnic table (seats 6) and umbrella upgrade. Your reservation begins each night at 5:00 PM just in time for the live music at the Saint Arnold Brewing Stage.
*** As always we encourage you to express your awesomeness in fashion and decor ***
Thursday: 50s & 60's Revisited
Rio Bingo with Blue Heron Yacht Club
Allen Oldies Band
Tomar and The FC's
DJ Flash Gordon
Late nite Movie "Back to the Future" screening with popcorn
Friday: The 70's Flashback
Daytime DJ Boogie Soul 70's hits and vinyl spinning
Time Traveling Trivia with Jon Conner
The Watters: Tribute to the 1970's
DEM Roots Music: 70's Reggae Tribute
Light Rock Express
Studio 54 on the Lawn with Blue Heron Yacht Club
Late night party and unplugged concerts at the Corner Pub at Zen City
Saturday: 80's Prom Night on the Guadalupe
All Day dance party on the Lawn with Blue Heron Yacht Club
Special 80's Prom Night 2 x performance from Swimwear Department
Awards Ceremony & Speech by Principal Brennan and Vice Principal McCoin
80's Dance Party with DJ Hiram
Late night sounds at the Corner Pub at Zen City
*** We encourage all attendees to Dress up accordingly to the ERAs each night as each thread and spot of makeup or glitter contributes to the ambience of the evening ***
HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
The health & safety of all River Retreat attendees is of the highest importance to us, which is why we will be following all guidelines and regulations set by the local and state governments (State and Local). River Retreat Staff & Organizers will be tested within 48-72 hours of site arrival.
If you are bringing your own RV/Motorhome please make sure you reserve a Group Package that has the proper 30/50 amp plugin options. Most RV sites have water but some do not and those sites are a bit smaller and cost less. We are offering a "Glamping Upgrade" with an additional one-time $795 cost. This upgrade will have an air-conditioned Camper that sleeps 4-7 people that will be waiting for you. The campers will have very limited supplies and you will need to bring your own bedding, camping supplies, cleaning supplies etc. The Campers are very limited and they sell-out quickly. All the RV sites have 30 Amp electrical plug-ins, most have water connections; 50 amp sites are also available but limited. Generators are not welcome unless given special permission. Please note that one can Reserve a 50 or 30 Amp RV site and choose not to bring or use an RV/Motorhome/Camper. You may simply pitch tents on the premium sites. Please read ALL descriptions.
You are welcome to setup as many tents as are necessary to accommodate your party. Only one RV/Camper per campsite permitted.
Attendees who plan to tent camp will do so just like on a regular camping weekend at KL. For positive sleeping arrangements, we suggest requesting Group package campsites #68 - #59. On the day of your arrival your campsite number will be provided to you when you Check-in at the KL Ranch Camp “On the River” front gate 5455 River Rd. New Braunfels, TX 78132.
Every person during the check-in process AND when dealing with either Campground staff or River Retreat staff, MUST WEAR A MASK!
Don’t forget to buy your parking pass (one parking pass per vehicle) if you want to park your car onsite and on the KL "on the River" Campgrounds. Free parking is available outside of the grounds across the street.
Campers are welcome on their campsite, the road, and the Lawn- ONLY. All other campsites are to be considered private-property. This is to ensure everyone’s health and safety. We will have a designated river entry and drop-in at the end of the campgrounds near Zen City. It will have a sign and we prefer everyone use this entry point to float the campgrounds.
Clean and well-maintained showers are available on site, but they do require quarters for operation. We will have numerous hand washing and hand sanitizer stations spread around the campgrounds, as well as portable bathrooms.
There is NO COMPLIMENTARY FOOD PROGRAM at River Retreat. However there will be food trucks and vendors onsite selling food for breakfast/lunch/dinner. Of course, all Attendees are allowed to bring and prepare their own food at their campsite.
Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camping supplies (food, equipment, coolers, face masks, and beverages). Once again, please feel free to cook on your site. As always the campgrounds have firewood and ice on-site for purchase. There is also a small store on both Campgrounds with various camping necessities should one forget or need something. You can even buy cold beverages at the "Cliff-side' corner store.
*As a reminder when dealing with either Campground staff, Event Staff, or to purchase from their store(s), in talking or interacting with staff YOU MUST WEAR A MASK!
There are typically NO refunds for this event; and please do not ask for something frivolous. However, we will be somewhat flexible if you test positive for COVID-19. As always if you purchase a ticket and cannot attend, you can transfer your reservation to a friend or family member. If we have to cancel this event for any reason, or postpone it for any reason we will offer everyone a 100% refund. If you are not feeling well then without question, let us know and lets talk about you staying home and us doing what you feel is right with the money you spent.
We are very excited to return to the KL campgrounds; in fact, this is the second year we've done an event on this particular weekend and last year was amazing. As most of you are aware, the music and entertainment industry has been devastated by the pandemic. As much as River Retreat is an escape for you, it is also one of the few gainful opportunities for artists and musicians to showcase their expressions and talent. As always, there is an opportunity for YOU at checkout to donate any amount to River Retreat. These donations are used in many ways to bolster the event; one of which is assisting others who just need a little help to make it to River Retreat.
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River Retreat Summer Camp T-shirt
1 x Day Pass for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday
General Admission - Cliffside x 1
General Admission On the River - Add onto a Group Site x 1
Cliffside 30 amp site Group Package for 4: Elec but No WATER
Cliffside 30 amp Premium site Group Package for 4 w Water and Elec
On The River Group Package for 4: Tent Camping Site w Elec and Water (Family Section)
On The River 30 AMP Premium site Group Package for 4