The Springs at Borrego

RVing in Anza-Borrego
by Alicia Wszelaki
April 2018
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In This Issue:
Upcoming Events and Activities
Camp Host Calligraphy by Andrea Law
Hal Cohen Leads Borrego Hawkwatch in 15th Year
RV of the Month
It's April, and many of our seasonal snowbirds have begun flying northward. That's good news for the rest of us, as there is more availability in the campground. 

April is overall our favorite month for weather here in California's Secret Desertâ„¢. It might be warm, it might be a little windy, but mostly it's heavenly! 

This month's newsletter features a free community concert at The Springs, a photography workshop with Master Photographer Sharon Lobel, another of our series of star parties with Astronomer Dennis Mammana, and the ever-popular Nesya and her water aerobics, yoga and pilates classes, and much more.

Call  today to reserve your place in one of the nation's top-rated RV resorts. Our reservation team is waiting to hear from you  at 760-767-0004 from 8 AM to 4 PM daily. Or, you can book online at our online booking engine  here .

 Your RV site at the Springs may or may not come complete with a couple of Mallards to entertain you.
by Camp Host Eddie Lester

 Upcoming Events and Activities

Sunday, April 8, 5 PM.
Free Community Concert with "Trails and Rails"
Starring Walt Richards, Paula Strong and Mike Craig.
Combining acoustic American music with the history of the American west, Trails and Rails will entertain and inform us with their very polished performance. The show will be held at DreamWeaver Amphitheater at The Springs at Borrego RV Resort.
Generously sponsored by the Borrego Springs Community Concert Association.

Wednesday, April 11,
Photography Workshop with Sharon Lobel. 
This Month: Capturing Storm and Lightning Photos.
Please join Master Photographer Sharon Lobel in the Anza-Borrego Desert and learn how to capture amazing images of storms and lightning.

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM - Sharon Lobel "101 Adventures"
Photography Exhibit in the Torres Room

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - How to Capture "Storm & Lightning" Photos
                - Learn safety rules.
                - Learn the tools & tricks.
                - Learn easy camera settings.

RV Resort Guest $45.00 and General Public $95.00
Must Pre-Pay to hold your seat (Limited Seating)


More information and details will follow once registered.

                     Aurora Borealis - "Northern Lights"                    by Dennis Mammana

Sunday, April 15 at 6:30 PM.  Star Party with Astronomer Dennis Mammana. This month's topic; 
In April of 1968, his first sky photo was published. Today Dennis Mammana is acknowledged as one of the most prolific and recognized night sky photographers on the planet. Join us tonight as he looks back at the past half century of his amazing photographic journeys across the cosmos.

Call or visit the RV desk to sign up for the Star Party - $20 per person includes a light dinner and telescope viewing (weather permitting)
Read the February Edition of Dennis'                                Star Trails  newsletter  here.

Tuesdays, April 3 and 10 at 6 PM.
Campfire Night at the Waterfall Ramada
Bring a chair,  your favorite beverage, and a smile. We'll bring the hot dogs and s'mores.

Tuesdays April 3, Thursday April 5 and Saturday April 7 at 10:30 AM
Water Aerobics with Nesya.
$5 for RV Guests. 

Tuesday and Thursday April 3 and 5 at 9 AM.
Hatha Yoga with Neysa.
$5 for RV guests

Wednesday and Friday April 4 and 6 at 10:30.
Pilates with Nesya 
Meet at the Torres Room. $5 for RV Guests

Saturday, May 26  7-9 PM (Memorial Day Weekend)
Free Concert with "Haywire" Band.  At Dreamweaver Amphitheater
"Haywire" will perform a free concert
 at The Springs on May 26.

The Springs Camp Hosts: The "Class" Of 2018
Being a Camp Host at The Springs means something. It means you have a serious commitment to customer service. It means you work hard to make the resort the highly rated and awarded place that it is. And it means you work closely with the staff  and other camp hosts to create the best experience possible for our guests. 

Recently we had a gathering of former, current and departing camp hosts, and we present to you here the "Class" of 2018. From left to right, Jack and Marlena Pegues, Eileen and Randy Beattie, Jeanette Phillips and Bill Boettcher, Lynn and Ken Cater, Bruce Milne, Andra and Joe Gamulin, Pam and Joe Adams(in rear) and Karen and Eddie Lester. 

There are many other valuable team members that contributed mightily this season that were not present and thus are not shown.
We hope to see you soon  in sunny and starry Borrego! 

Dan Wright  
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The Springs Rated 10/10*/10
 for Ninth Straight Year

For the ninth year in a row, The Springs at Borrego has been rated 10/10*/10 by Good Sam RV Travel Guide. Good Sam rates more that 12,000 RV parks and camp grounds each year, and less than one per cent of them receive this highest-possible rating.

                       The Springs RV Resort
                       by Steven C. Johnson

Professional raters travel the continent for Good Sam, reviewing RV parks and campgrounds with seasoned and skillfull eyes. 

The three-number rating system has a structure that guides the raters. The first number pertains to the camp sites and the park amenities. The second number pertains directy to the restroom and bathing facilities. The addition of the star to the "10" rating means the raters found the restrooms to be not only very clean but nicely appointed as well. The third number rates the overall appearance of the park.

View of the Lake and Island Green 
by Richard Everhart

Pull-through Site and Recreation Center
in the Background.
by Jeff Stenquist

Kickin' Back at The Springs
by Camp Host Eddie Lester

Borrego Valley Hawkwatch 
in 15th Year
Hal "The Hawk Guy" Cohen
Led by Hal "The Hawk Guy" Cohen, the Borrego Valley Hawkwatch is underway for the 15th consecutive year. This effort documents the migration through the Borrego Valley of the Swainson's Hawk.

These hawks have one of the longest migration patterns of any birds known, travelling up to 14,000 miles along the way.

Swainson's Hawk
By Barbara Barnes

They spend the winter in Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil. Migrating back to North American in the spring, their nesting grounds are as far north as northern Canada and eastern Alaska.

The migrating hawks travel through and roost overnight in the Valley starting in late February and lasting into April. As of this writing around 3800 hawks have passed through, short of last year's record number of nearly 12,000, but still a decent showing.                                    

by Frimmel Smith

The migrating Swainson's Hawks typically feed on large insects such as flying ants, caterpillars and grasshoppers. A lack of food this year due to little or no rain in the Borrego Valley may have caused reduced numbers to migrate through this region.

Volunteers are needed to help with the daily counts next season. Contact Hal at if you are interested.

A large "kettle" of Swainson's Hawks
 by Ted Spriggs

RV of the Month
'59 Impala with Shasta Travel Trailer
Tip o' the hat to Nancy Bye

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