A week full of educational, fun, and social events awaits you at the 53rd Escapade. The 35th birthday bash takes place Thursday, July 4, honoring the founding of Escapees RV Club by Joe and Kay Peterson on July 4, 1978.
With historical and natural landmarks abounding nearby, there is much to explore as you journey into the wild, wild west and lands of stark beauty. Whether outdoor and nature enthusiasts, history buffs, or rodeo fans there is much to attract you to this bastion of nature.
Start planning now for your journey westward and take part in the 53rd Escapade!
You need not be an Escapees member to join the fun at Escapade!
Register Early! The Cam-Plex in Gillette offers
more than 1,700 full-hookup and boondocking sites on 1,100 acres, but don't
delay; register early to reserve yours! For registration and parking options, go
to: registration information. To register on-line
please or call Kim Wakefield at 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873 to register.
Escapade Shirts! Escapade event shirts and caps will be available in limited sizes and quantities at Escapade. Please visit the Shirt Sales booth in the Wyoming Center lobby, Saturday, June 29th or Sunday, June 30th for best selection.
First-rate RV Education! With more than 60
educational seminars, classes, and workshops, there is something for everyone.
Fascinating featured speakers and discussion panels round out the line-up.
Escapade in Gillette will again feature the Full-time Lifestyle: 101 series of
seminars and workshops designed especially with full-timers and soon-to-be or
wanna-be full-timers in mind! Click
for a preview of educational presentations and
for a list of featured presenters.
Camp Re-Boot! The Geeks on Tour and Escapees RV Club have partnered together to
offer Camp Re-Boot, an intensive, two-day, hands-on computer workshop in Gillette,
WY just prior to the 53rd Escapade, June 28 – 30, 2013. Chris and Jim Guld
designed this intensive computer training session especially with RVers in mind
and participation is limited to just 15 couples/laptops. Don't delay as popular
workshop fills up fast! ($139.00 for a single or couple with one laptop using
Windows 7 or Vista - sorry, no XP or Macintosh.) Visit
and call Kim in Livingston at 1-888-757-2582 to register for this special
Market! The Escapade Market area is just the place
to find something new to complete the outfitting of your RV. Check out the list
of exhibitors who will be available in the commercial market area and visit some
of the wonderful sponsors who help the make Escapade a premier event! Interested
in being a potential market vendor?
for all the details and options.
for a preview of exhibitors.
Boot Camp and SmartWeigh options
Mark Nemeth # 45776, Escapees technical director, and his team of competent RV
safety instructors , offer the option to attend RVers’ Boot Camp on June 27 –
29, just prior to Escapade. This intensive RV training course grows in
popularity with every session. It’s fun, informative and yields priceless
information for RV travelers. Visit the
boot camp page
for more information, or call 888-757-2582 to register. Don’t delay: Seats are
limited, and Boot Camp sells out fast!
Neil Lekander #45644, SmartWeigh director and the Escapees team of SmartWeigh
weighmasters will be on hand to professionally weigh your rig at Escapade.
Weight safety affects every aspect of the RV experience, from fuel mileage to
tire wear and can potentially pose the greatest hazard to your personal safety.
Don’t go around wondering if you are overweight; Let us weigh your RV and
provide you with a full weight analysis in Gillette. Visit the
for more information. You can sign up for weighing at the SmartWeigh booth,
located in the Hospitality area.
Join your SKP friends after Escapade for a taste of American history and natural
beauty! Both the
Little Bighorn HOP and the
Presidents and Indians HOP will
deliver an up-close-and-personal glimpse of Western High Plains history. Avid
golfers can join the
post-Escapade Golf HOP for a
round of “best ball” golf at the 18-hole, par-72 Bob Nell Golf Course in
Gillette. (Click on the links for
information on these post-Escapade HOPs or visit
Escapade Entertainment: Sunday’s Headline
Entertainers-The Rivoli Revue. Singer/Songwriters/Entertainers and Indie
Recording Artists Ron and Kay Rivoli are the epitome of All-American
musicians. Not controlled by the establishment, the music of
“The Rivoli Revue” is straight from the heart and souls of Ron and
Kay. Their music reflects their love for God, Family, Country and
the American way of life. They support our troops and veterans and pay
tribute to our fallen heroes as well as the families of those who serve
at every performance. As RVer’s, Ron and Kay have traveled all over
the United States and Canada where they see and enjoy the freedoms
and beauty of this great country and they present it all to you in
song. They perform shows in Nashville and Las Vegas and have just
opened the own theater in Branson. Exciting, funny, energetic and
charismatic personalities, Ron and Kay Rivoli are awesome entertainers
who perform to packed houses. Their comedic antics on stage combined
with their music create a show that is pure entertainment.
Patty Davidson Talented ventriloquist Patty Davidson
will regale Escapade attendees on Monday evening. Patty has been
a headliner at Club Celebrity in Branson, Missouri, and was an
integral part of the famous variety show. She is well-known for
her “Who’s On First” routine and has performed as a part of the
Box Car Willie Show, the Yakov Smirnoff Show, the Osmond Family
Show and has entertained at events throughout the U.S. and Canada.
She has performed in Las Vegas and Reno and entertained during a
European U.S.O. tour. Patty has opened for Tammy Wynette, Roy
Clark, Tanya Tucker, Mel Tillis, Roger Miller, Jim Stafford,
Conway Twitty and Larry Gatlin.
Information on 53rd Escapade events, seminars, exhibitors, sponsors, and more
will be posted on this site prior to the event.
A special Thank You to our Sponsors
Celebrating 50 Years
35th Birthday Bash Sponsor: Closing Ceremonies, Dinner, Champagne Toast and
Sponsor of Event Badges and Lanyard
Grand Prize Sponsor: Winners Choice Mega Rally, $2995.00 Value
Specializing in financial planning for RVers.
Courtesy Golf Cart Tranportation Sponsor
Major Entertainment Sponsor
Wi-Fi Café and Event Wi-Fi Sponsor
Blast-Off Prize Sponsor
Discover the Alliant Advantage
RV Advantage Specialized Insurance Coverage for Your RV
Ice Cream Social Sponsor
Microfiber Cleaning Products for RVs and Home
Escapade Extras Sponsor
A full service insurance company
Pocket Map Sponsor
Specialists in Steering, Suspension, Alignments & Brakess
Welcome Bag Sponsor
Specializing in Solar solutions for RV’s
Volunteer Door Prize Sponsor
Maximizing the Value of your Insurance
Teaching how to save your family and your
RV in the event of a fire!
Hair Raising Chili Cook-Off Sponsor