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San Antonio New Year’s Hangout (SOLD OUT/Waiting List)

December 28, 2021 - January 4, 2022

Braunig Lake RV Resort • San Antonio, TX • December 28, 2021 - January 4, 2022

This Hangout is currently sold out, but join the waiting list and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up!

This Hangout is currently sold out, but join the waiting list and we’ll let you know if a spot opens up!

Welcome 2022 in classic South Texas fashion

San Antonio: a Texas city rich in history, bursting with culture and booming with modern attractions. From the hustle and bustle of the Riverwalk to the rich culture embodied in the Spanish colonial life, visitors are invited to discover what’s old and new, and to indulge in the adventure! During the San Antonio New Year’s Hangout, we will embrace what the city and surrounding area have to offer and welcome in 2022 in classic Southern Texas fashion!

The first full day of the Hangout will begin with an Urban Adventure Quest Scavenger Hunt. The 2-mile walking route starts at the Alamo and takes us along the San Antonio Riverwalk to solve clues and learn about the rich history of the city, all while teaming up with fellow Escapees! Teams will be encouraged to take pictures along the way for additional fun. The hunt will lead to lunch at the Biergarten Riverwalk, located right off the Riverwalk. Following lunch, we will be whisked away on the GoRio boats for a narrated tour of the historic Riverwalk from the San Antonio River. That evening after dinner on your own, we will gather at the RV park for sharing of the scavenger hunt results and photos. 

During the week, we will bike ride (or drive) part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park to experience the culture that made this park the first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas. We will visit four of the southernmost missions: Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, and Espada. Don’t worry if you don’t have a bike–San Antonio has a great system of bike rentals available through San Antonio Bike Share. Our bike ride will begin and end near Künstler Brewing, where you will have the opportunity for a cool beverage and lunch.

Our mid-point in the Hangout will be a New Year’s Eve Party to ring out 2021 and celebrate the arrival of 2022 in typical southwest Texas fashion–complete with a catered Tex-Mex meal, dancing and festivities. But don’t worry, the fun won’t end there! 

On January 1, following a potluck brunch, we will carry on the Hangouts tradition of a New Year’s Day hike at McAllister Park, where options for both short and long hikes will be available in a beautiful park setting. 

We’ll get a view into a different part of San Antonio’s history and culture during a visit to the Historic Japanese Tea Garden–a gorgeous oasis with winding paths and stone bridges–followed by lunch at the Jingu House Cafe. The Japanese Tea Garden has a 90-year history, originating as a rock quarry but now transformed into one of the most loved educational and cultural resources in San Antonio. 

Even miniature golf is a part of San Antonio’s history! We’ll experience that first-hand during our mini-golf party at Cool Crest Miniature Golf, one of the oldest continuously operated courses of its kind in the country, with the original course dating to 1929. The two courses have been lovingly restored to their original beauty, earning Cool Crest a designation as a historically significant site by San Antonio’s Historic and Design Commission.

During the evenings, we will enjoy potluck dinners, interactive and team games, as well as informative RV talks and rig tours!

Optional activities

The city of San Antonio has so much to offer, and we want you to have every chance to experience the many sides of this colorful city. For this Hangout, we have three optional activities that you can choose to include in your registration.

Alamo After Hours Tour ($50/person)

No trip to San Antonio would be complete without a tour of The Alamo! Although we will be in the Alamo district during our scavenger hunt, taking the exclusive Alamo After Hours Tour will provide you with the opportunity to learn from a docent about the historical significance of this Spanish mission, not only for Texas but for the United States as a whole.

The Alamo After Hours guided tour explores the heroes and events that have made the story of the Alamo captivating for generations of Texans and visitors. And because this is a private tour, we will have the place to ourselves, with none of the usual crowds to contend with!

Lightscape ($25/person)

First premiering to sold-out crowds in the U.K. and then Chicago, Lightscape will transform the San Antonio Botanical Garden’s 38 acres by night. You’ll be enchanted by magical light displays set along a beautifully illuminated one-mile path. The trail will feature a one-of-a-kind experience blending new works, including a field of Texas Bluebonnets, with guest favorites such as the Cathedral of Lights, with over 100,000 lights sparkling across the Cathedral Arch Tunnel. In addition, there will be the opportunity to enjoy festive food and drinks, including roasting s’mores!

Natural Bridge Caverns Tour ($20/person)

Explore Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas’ largest caverns and one of the world’s premier show caves, on a guided tour through its huge underground chambers. Once on-site you also can select to test your balance, agility, and strength against the ropes course and zip rails. Or find your way through one of the only permanent outdoor mazes in Texas. Shopping and dining is also available on site to complete the visit. 

Hangout location

Our home base for the San Antonio New Year’s Hangout will be the Braunig Lake RV Resort, located just south of the city in Elmendorf, Texas. All of our RV sites have full hookups with 20/30/50 amp electric service, water and sewer. The park is big rig-friendly and allows up to two pets per RV. The resort has a 5-acre lake as well as an enclosed activity center for all of our evening festivities, including our Texas-sized New Year’s Eve Party!

Is this event right for me?

Every member is welcome at all Escapees RV Club events. With that said, the San Antonio New Year’s Hangout is best suited for members who:

  • enjoy hiking and walking up to 2 miles at a time
  • can participate in activities during weekdays (traditional working/business hours)

For events designed specifically for working-age RVers, with most activities in the evenings and on weekends, try an Xscapers Convergence. Or for more of an all-inclusive, guided-tour experience, you may prefer one of our Head-Out Programs (HOPs).

COVID-19 precautions (updated August 18, 2021)

Because the safety of our members and staff is our number one priority, proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required to attend this event.

Escapees recommends that members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending any club event. (“Fully vaccinated” means that at least two weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson or Astra-Zeneca vaccines). Participants who are not fully vaccinated must obtain a COVID-19 test not more than 72 hours (three days) before entering this event.

    • At event check-in, you will be asked to present either a valid CDC vaccination card showing that you are fully vaccinated OR the written results of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the past 72 hours.
    • If you don’t have a test, have lost your vaccination card, or are outside of the 72-hour window, locations of the nearest testing facilities will be provided to you. You will be required to self-isolate until a negative test can be provided.
    • Participants who test positive are not allowed to remain on site, and will receive a full refund of their registration fee.
Situations in which you may not attend this event

You may not attend this event if any of the following are true for you or anyone in your party, unless you have met CDC criteria for discontinuing self-isolation:

    • Within 14 days before attending the event you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive, for COVID-19, or
    • Within 48 hours before attending the event, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100 or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), whether or not you are vaccinated, unless you have obtained a negative COVID-19 test since the onset of your symptoms and within 72 hours before entering this event.
FAQs about the vaccine/testing requirement

While PCR tests are preferred because they are the most accurate, antigen tests (also referred to as rapid tests) will be accepted.

Yes, children who are not fully vaccinated will need a negative COVID-19 test result to attend.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you can get tested at any facility that offers COVID-19 testing. The websites of most state or county public health departments can help you find testing locations. Many retail pharmacies also offer testing. Your event hosts will have a list of testing locations in the area of the event.

If you test positive for COVID-19 before the event, you are unfortunately no longer eligible to attend. To receive a full refund of your registration fee, email a copy of your positive test result to us at hangouts@escapees.com.

If you test positive for COVID-19 during the event, you may not remain on-site at the event. 

If you’ve had COVID-19 within 14 days before attending the event (meaning you are still within the 14-day isolation window), you are unfortunately not eligible to attend. To receive a full refund of your registration fee, email a dated copy of your positive test result to us at hangouts@escapees.com.

If you’ve lost your CDC vaccine card, you will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before arriving at the event.

Masks recommended indoors

In accordance with current guidance from the CDC, Escapees strongly recommends that all attendees, vaccinated or not, wear a mask when participating in activities or socializing with other participants indoors. Attendees are also expected to comply with all masking requirements issued by any governmental entity or private business.

Other precautions

The COVID-19 health and safety precautions that will be in effect during the Hangout will depend on the state of the pandemic, local and state health regulations, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and other medical professionals at the time. These precautions may include measures such as requiring wearing of masks in certain situations, requiring social distancing, avoiding indoor group activities, limiting carpooling, and/or limiting activities that include sharing of food. In addition to the above, you may be required to agree in writing that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules, and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during or after the event. 

Please also be aware that the availability and content of some planned activities may change depending on local and state health regulations and the business’ own COVID-19 mitigation policies.

Schedule

Activities and schedule are subject to change. Activities marked with an *asterisk are not included in your Hangout fee.

Tuesday 12/28

Arrive at Braunig Lake RV Resort

Evening welcome gathering & introductions; sign up for scavenger hunt teams

Wednesday 12/29

Urban Adventure Quest scavenger hunt

Lunch at Biergarten Riverwalk*

Go Rio Boat Cruise on San Antonio River

Evening: Scavenger Hunt results/pics

Thursday 12/30

Historic Japanese Tea Garden

Lunch at Jingu House*

Alamo After Hours tour (optional)*

Friday 12/31

San Antonio Missions NHP bike ride (bikes available to rent*)

Lunch at Kuntsler Brewing*

New Year’s Eve Party

Saturday 1/1

Potluck brunch

First Day Hike at McAllister Park

Group dinner followed by RV talks/campfire

Sunday 1/2

Natural Bridge Caverns tour (optional)*

Lightscape at San Antonio Botanical Gardens (optional)*

Monday 1/3​

Cool Crest Miniature Golf

Potluck dinner

Interactive game night

Tuesday 1/4

GTHO breakfast

Departure

Registration includes:

  • 7 nights RV camping in a full-hookup site
  • Urban Adventure Quest scavenger hunt
  • Go Rio Riverwalk boat tour
  • New Year’s Eve party with catered dinner
  • Hiking & biking
  • Social activities
  • GTHO departure day breakfast
  • Hangout hosts

Optional activities: Alamo After Hours tour ($50/person), Lightscape ($25/person), Natural Bridge Cavern tour ($20/person)

Additional costs to consider: meals out, bike rental if you don’t have your own

All activities listed for this event are subject to change.

By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: 

  • As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV and attendance at the Hangout, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents.
  • Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others.
  • As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and granting to Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation. 
  • By registering, you will also receive occasional email notifications of future Hangouts; however, you can opt-out of these notifications at any time. 
  • If COVID-19 protocols are still required at the time of the Hangout, you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules. If requested, you will sign a written agreement releasing Escapees from liability should you become ill during or after the event.

How to register

To register, click the button below and follow the instructions on your screen. (Note: registration by phone is not available for this Hangout due to staff being at Escapade. You can call the Event Registration team at 936-755-1060 with questions about the Hangout, but there may be a delay in receiving a response.)

Registration opens Thursday, July 15, 2021
at 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time.

We’re sorry, but this Hangout is currently sold out. If you’d still like to attend, please join the waiting list. We’ll notify you if a spot opens up.
We’re sorry, but this Hangout is currently sold out. If you’d still like to attend, please join the waiting list. We’ll notify you if a spot opens up.

After you register

Watch for an email from registration@escapees.com for a confirmation of your registration. If you don’t receive it, call Escapees Event Registration at ‭(936) 755-1060‬ to be sure that your registration was processed correctly.

After you register, please join the Hangout group on Facebook (a link to this group will be in your confirmation email). We will use this group to communicate with Hangout attendees before and during the event. You will also receive one or more emails before the Hangout with more information as needed.

Cancellations

If you cancel on or before Wednesday, November 24, 2021, you will receive a refund of your Hangout registration fee minus a $50 cancellation fee. 

There will be no refunds for cancellations received after November 24, 2021.

Waiting list

If this Hangout is sold out when you try to register, please join the waiting list by completing the form below. There are usually several cancellations before a Hangout…so if a spot opens up and you’re the next one on the waiting list, you’ll get another shot at registration! (Note: please don’t join the waiting list unless and until the Hangout sells out. Entries received before that time will be ignored.)

Details

Start:
December 28
End:
January 4, 2022
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Website:
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Venue

Braunig Lake RV Resort
13550 Donop Rd.
Elmendorf, TX 78112 United States
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Phone:
210-633-3170
Website:
https://www.brauniglakervresort.com

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Escapees Lobby Hours Escapees lobby will be open 8:am-5:pm Monday-Friday beginning 10/4; however, Mail Service sign-ups are by appointment only at 936-327-8873. Masks are required. If you need assistance with your Escapees RV Club membership, please call us at 936-327-8873 or email us at clubbusiness@escapees.com.

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