936-327-8873

Thom Testing Ground

Location: My Office

Location: Big Bend Area, Texas

Escapees have a relaxed and fun-filled time lined up for you!

The area you will visit is like no other; there are radiant night skies, cowboy hospitality, friendly folks, where the stars at night are big and bright, and the skies are not cloudy all day!

Several activities and tours are arranged on this HOP, and there is a wide array of places to see, things to do, and activities to choose from while in the Big Bend area.

Are you an avid golfer? Don’t forget your golf clubs! Are you

The Big Bend is the most diverse dry region in the world. The Chisos Mountains and the Chihuahuan Desert cover more than half of the Big Bend, and various animal species take refuge in them. Desert cacti bloom in a beautiful bouquet of colors, and the animal life is bustling in the mornings. During this 7-day HOP, we’ll explore the region and its wildlife with professionally guided Jeep tours and Master Naturalist sessions. Come and learn about the climate, plants and animals that call this area home.

The mountains, deserts and the river make this area a fantastic outdoor playground for hiking, biking, birding, canoeing, rafting, kayaking and beautiful scenic drives.

The adventure doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Possibilities are incredibly high that you can listen to great music after a fabulous dinner or just relax at the campfire, meet new Escapees friends, sip on your favorite beverage and share your adventures of the day.

Expect to have a fun-filled week on this HOP! Meet amazing friends and take away new lifetime memories of your time in the Big Bend! The Big Bend is a unique experience and sharing it with fellow Escapees makes it even more special.

Rain or Shine - Registration includes:

  • 7 nights; a beautiful country setting with full hookups
  • Fully narrated professional guided Jeep tours
  • Professional tour guide, driver and jeep included
  • Master Naturalist sessions
  • *Welcome dinner
  • *Farewell dinner
  • A Spud Fest
  • Eggs in a bag – breakfast
  • Meet and greet socials
  • Souvenir HOP name badge
  • Your HOP Hosts
  • All gratuities

And much more!

Itinerary is subject to change without notice.  This HOP includes considerable walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes.   *Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated.

Price

For more information, email  registration@escapees.com

Payment options: Pay half of the fee upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option.

Final payment is due on July 16, 2022.

To register for this HOP online:

Or contact:

The HOP Department

 936-755-1060

Or, email registration@escapees.com

Note: the HOP may sell out online before you have a chance to register via phone.

HOP confirmation email

  • Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you regarding all the pertinent information.
  • If you do not see it in your inbox, please, check your spam file. 
  • If you do not see it in the spam file, please log into your Escapees dashboard and see if we have your correct email address on file. 
  • To change or correct any personal data on your dashboard, click on www.escapees.com and sign into your account.

Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance

We highly suggest that you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance.

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance as well. This insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies while on the trip.

You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, at 855-757-8881, or email them at: eta@escapees.com. Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased.

Cancellation Policy

1 Business Day from Booking:             Full Refund
More Than 90 Days to the event:         75 % Refund – from the full cost of the HOP
30 – 90 Days to the event:                    25% Refund – from the full cost of the HOP
30 Days or Less to the event:               No Refunds

COVID-19 precautions

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 registration@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 registration@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 HOP 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.

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By registering for 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 event, 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 HOPs; however, you can opt-out of these notifications at any time.
  • In addition to the above, you will be required during registration to agree 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 the event.

See you at the HOP!

Lisa Koca 
HOP Director / RV Show Director
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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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