Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Was a Very Good Year!

ron & frank host a lovely evening dinner party for visiting guests and pinecrest dignitaries.
so many great and fun things happened at pinecrest in 2012 it's hard to keep track. the new construction around the swimming pool was completed to the awe of pinecrest members, swim clubbers and visitors alike. additionally, phase one of club house renovations turned the dark and dingy office/snack bar into an open air lounge which was managed most beautifully by miss judy

-many new members have joined in the fun at pinecrest, and along with them some fabulous and funky vintage trailers! the community at pinecrest continues to grow more diverse and dynamic each season. 

- the rental trailers, positioned near the clubhouse, seem to be growing in popularity and provide a nice place for the extended family and friends of members to come and stay in comfort.

-sister jayne hosted the sisters on the fly on more than one occasion over the the course of the summer. and a few of these lovely ladies enjoyed the retro-camping scene so much they decided to find the right site and join the pinecrest club!

-the peak of the season was clearly the secret international outdoor arts & film festival which was hosted by site member and blogger timo elliott at the end of the summer season. this was the second year in a row that the festival was held at pinecrest and the word seems to be getting out as many were in attendance for the 3 day festival which included hiking, yoga, poolside grilling, a guided tour of pinecrest, wine tasting, and of course many great independent films projected upon pinecrest's brand new, super fantastic movie screen. frank and kathleen hosted the opening night welcoming ceremony and kimberly jones wine selections of napa valley was the official wine sponsor this year. 

-the "pinecrest gardening club" was also launched in 2012. along with work in the community victory garden, the club members sponsored two events: 
1. the native plant restoration project. 
2. the first annual bulb planting party. 
both were successful!

yes 2012 was a very good year! and there's more to come in 2013. stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Garden Club News: Native Plant Restoration & Bulb Planting Party

the newly formed pinecrest garden club* announces two fun projects:

1: the "native plant restoration project".
anyone can participate! find a native plant growing on or near your camp site and adopt it. identify it by circling it with stones or rocks (and a little sign if you wish). then do your best to take care of it. water it when it is thirsty and trim it if it gets to scraggly. this is an on going project. please report your progress on the bulletin board with photos of improvements or just a little story.

2: the "plant a bulb project", hosted by garden members ron & frank.
when? saturday november 3rd. what? buy some flower bulbs at a local nursery, tulips, daffodils, crocuses, whatever... then plant around your site or along a path you might walk along. we'll have a potluck lunch at the clubhouse around noon to celebrate our beautifying accomplishments! see you there! (look on the clubhouse bulletin board for more info and updates.)

*all are welcome & encouraged to participate. no gardening experience needed!

Pinecrest Hosts Secret International Outdoor Arts & Film Festival 2012

Pinecrest Retreat was host to the 5th annual Secret International Outdoor Arts & Film Festival, where international artists and filmmakers camp, hike, grill, chill and show films at this creative event. Although the event was closed to the general public, Pinecrest site-holders and swim club members were invited to attend.
The German film TORPEDO won for best long-play narrative film and an American made film about growing up on Main Street entitled EXTRAORDINARILY ORDINARY won for best long-play documentary. Frank & Kathy hosted The Artist Welcoming Gala on Friday night at Camp Wabi Sabi.
 For more info go to:

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Secret International Outdoor Arts & Film Festival to showcase films at Pinecrest.

This is a unique festival for creative artists, filmmakers & Pinecresters.
Secret International Outdoor Arts & Film Festival is a week-end retreat for creative people who enjoy camping, grilling and the great outdoors. 
Other activities sometimes include hiking, wine-tasting, star-gazing, campfires, cocktails, and long conversations about "all things trending". It's an all volunteer festival. 
This is a intimate (invitation only) festival which is an opportunity to enjoy watching films with the people who made them. This event is NOT open to the general public, but Pinecrest site-holders are invited and encouraged to come to the Saturday night screenings, suggested admission $10. Bring a blanket and a chair.
Saturday Sept. 22 at 7pm-ish
Feature Presentations: A collection of short films 15mins or less.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Vintage Travel-Trailer Rentals:

Classic vintage decor
Two Twin Beds 
Full electric power
Hot and cold water
Private fire-ring and Picnic table
Flushing toilets 
Easy-access to Club House & Pool
 (pool entry included)

Sleeps Four. $80 
Call 760-765-0464 

Vintage Travel-Trailer Rentals:

Classic vintage decor
Full electric power
Hot and cold water
Private fire-ring and Picnic table
Flushing toilets
Easy-access to Club House & Pool
 (pool entry included)

Sleeps Two. $70
Call 760-765-0464

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Enjoy Summer with a Pinecrest swimming pool membership!

The Pinecrest olympic-sized pool is the center of attention on Summer days in the park. It is one of the largest (and nicest) privately owned pools in Southern California. We are proud to announce that the pool area and clubhouse have under-gone major renovations and are now ready for swimmers. A magnificent NEW shade structure has been constructed to provide maximum comfort for swimmers and diners alike. Sturdy tables below make for a great place to share conversation, games, laughs and lunch!
A complete snack bar is available with sodas & water, chips, candy, corn dogs and ice cream. Judy and her friendly crew are there to help you make just the right choice!

The clubhouse has restrooms, changing rooms and hot showers. The pool is heated by eco-friendly solar technologies, and the water is filtered by the newest, most efficient filtration system!

Swim Club memberships for Julian residents are available on a seasonal or monthly basis. See the attached registration packet for details.  

Pool is open to registered members June 15 to September 23. REGISTER NOW!
 Come Celebrate "All that is Summer"
 at Pinecrest on July 4th Weekend!