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Field Trips

Upcoming events

    • 10/31/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Streetcar/Art Trip

    We will meet at the Camera Club at 9:00AM and carpool to the Mercado San Agustin at the corner of Congress and Avenida Convento, the first streetcar stop.  A tour guide will lead the trip from here on.  Participants will get off and on the streetcar at the stops that have public art.  She will tell about the title, artist, and about how the work fits into the theme chosen for all the public art for this project.  She will also talk about some of Tucson's history.

    There is some walking (the equivalent of about 4 blocks at the second stop and also some walking from the streetcar stop to and from the restaurant) so it is advised that participants wear comfortable shoes, a hat if needed, and bring a bottle of water.

    The group will stop about half way through the stops to eat lunch at Gentle Ben's on University near the campus at your own expense.  An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to the cost of your lunch.

    Because the group will be at the mercy of the streetcar and the tempo of the group, we may not get back to the parked cars until 2-2:30PM.

    Cost of the trip is $17.00 (includes streetcar pass).  No refunds after October 17, 2018.

    Michele Hamel will be our leader.  Contact her at mhamel@comcast.net or 815-988-6716. If for any reason you cannot attend, after signing up, please let Michele know. 

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 11/03/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House

    $10 per car parking donation.

    Round Up celebrates Arizona's Western history and culture. Ranching heritage demonstrations, horsemanship, B Troop mounted cavalry, authors, music, entertainment, food and silent auction. This even features many opportunities to capture live action shots including but not limited to roping. Vendors will be selling food and beverages. 

    A $10 donation per vehicle is requested.

    For more information click Here

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM for carpooling, and depart at 9AM.  Patty Ferguson will be the trip leader. For questions call Patty's cell phone at 520-647-1264. 

    Parking is in an open field. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. The ground will also be uneven in some places so may not be suitable for wheelchairs or anyone who has a difficult time with balance while walking. Please also note that hay bales are used for seating during some of the events.This may determine how you dress for the event.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 11/07/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Day Trip to Magdalena, Mexico

    A second trip has been added on February 5, 2019. Click Here to register!

    This trip is provided by the Border Community Alliance (BCA). BCA is about bridging the border and fostering community through education, collaboration and cultural exchange. We do this in the Nogales region of Southern Arizona/Sonora Mexico.

    Trip description:

    The historic city of Magdalena lies approximately sixty miles south of Nogales, yet it is a different world with colonial buildings and the rustic feel of the vaquero (cowboy) heartland. Father Eusebio Kino (1645-1711) is buried there. This Jesuit missionary is credited with founding some twenty-one churches throughout the Sonoran region, the most famous of which is San Xavier del Bac near Tucson. Beginning near the border in Nogales Mexico, this tour includes an overview of the rich and complex history of the region with stops at Imuris and San Ignacio before proceeding on to Magdalena. Magdalena’s beautiful plaza and memorial to Kino is surrounded by an artful promenade where shoppers stroll in the shaded walkway. The chapel and church are a moving tribute to the faith of the region, architecturally will done. After lunch the tour continues with a visit to a local school and a chance to dialogue about the local context.

    Tours typically begin with an orientation where you will have a chance to meet your fellow travelers and hear about the Mexican context today. To provide an intimate and safe experience, groups are limited in size to about a dozen, traveling together in a van with your guides. Your fee includes transportation, lunch, expert guidance, tax and tips. Returning to the US participants know that they have had a significant learning experience.

    What to wear and bring

    • Please remember to bring your passport!
    • While there is not a lot of walking, we suggest comfortable shoes. Men in Mexico do not generally wear shorts. Long pants or slacks are probably best for both men and women. No tank or halter tops or short shorts. You may want to bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen.

    Waiver of Liability

    • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete a Waiver of Liability. A copy will be provided to you or you may wish to download and print from the BCA website.

    Information from the Camera Club Field Trip Guide

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00AM, and depart at 8:15AM. 

    The carpooling milage is less than 100 miles, so $10 is appropriate for gas payment to the driver. There is a $5 parking fee at Burger King that can be split among the riders. 

    After the meet-up at Burger King we will walk across the border where our transportation will meet us and the tour will begin.  After the tour we will leave our transportation at the border and walk back across to our cars at Burger King. 

    You may want to bring money for purchasing snacks and souveniers. US dollars are accepted or you can bring pesos. If you bring snacks with you or bring food back, fruit, veggies and meat are usually not allowed to come back with you over the border.  This is where you will need your passport. There is no senior discount on this trip, but if you are interested in joining the BCA before hand, the trip cost is $80 for members.

    FT Guide:  Sue Rock, philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852.  Contact Sue with any questions

    If we are getting a senior discount and you do not qualify as a senior, please pay the difference to the guide before leaving for the destination.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    To attend this event you must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club

    Note: The BCA is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. It has no religious or political affiliations. It depends on donations and grants for funding. Incorporated in the state of Arizona,the board members reside in southern Arizona.The advisory board consists of people from across the globe. BCA is based in Tubac, Arizona, a community forty miles south of Tucson and twenty miles north of the US/Mexico border.

    Values: We believe in social investment, not charity.  We seek to listen and learn from each other, rather than presume we know it all. We respect the cultures and traditions of both Mexico and the US.We value working together with like-minded organizations and individuals on both sides of the border.We welcome participation in our programs regardless of one’s viewpoint of immigration.



    • 11/09/2018
    • 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Border Patrol Briefing:  FREE and YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP

    Groups that attend are briefed with a Border Patrol 101 presentation.  It is conducted in the conference room and it provides a basic oversite on Border Patrol Operations.  The presentation takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.  Questions are encouraged during the presentation.  Once BP 101 concludes, there will be a station walkthrough.  It is presented so that groups may have the chance to view some of the gear and updated technology.  Questions are also encouraged during the walkthrough.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15am and depart at 8:30am.  Field trip guide is Sue Rock, 269-978-6852 or philr@iname.com. Arranged by Michele Hamel, 

    We will have lunch at La Bocanita, Nogales (seafood, Mexican).

    Last sign up date is October 9, 2018.

    YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP. 

    Please email the following information to Sue Rock to be entered on the vetting form and mailed to the Boarder Patrol:

    Name (Last, First M)

    Drivers License (State and number)

    Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)

    Contact Field Trip Guide with any questions.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a GVR member and a member of the Camera Club to attend this field trip.




    • 11/14/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 13
    Register

    White Stallion Ranch

    Trip Cost $26

    Visit one of Arizona's best dude ranches! Arrive at the White Stallion ranch about 10:30. Members may wander around from 10:30 to 11:30 taking pictures. Horses and stables, a petting zoo, an historic ranch house, western landscape and more is available to photograph.

    At 11:30 horse drawn hay wagons start loading for the lunch cook out in the desert (spectacular scenery), returning back to the ranch about 1:30, or you can walk back to the ranch.  Lunch includes grilled meat choices and accompanying sides, drink and dessert. We will be eating with other guests of the ranch.

    At 1:30 explore the ranch on your own, or check with the office for things to do. You are free to return home, if you are not staying for the rodeo.

    A Rodeo show will be presented at 4:00 for the guests of the ranch by the employees. It ends about 5:30. A chance to get some action shots.

    For more information about this historic ranch click Here.

    To view a short video about the ranch, click Here.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30AM. Mort Spencer will be our leader.  For questions call Mort at 520-777-6768.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after 11/7/18.

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 12/04/2018
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 5
    Register

    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip, but here a plenty of places to eat in Tucson.

    Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    No refunds after November 23, 2018

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 12/04/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 14
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch before taking photos somewhere afterwards at members' option and expense. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 11:45AM, and depart at 12:00PM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 01/15/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 13
    Register

    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip, but here a plenty of places to eat in Tucson.

    Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    No refunds after January 4, 2019

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 01/28/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 13
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere afterwards at members option and expense.

     

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:45AM, and depart at 10:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 02/05/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 8
    Register

    Day Trip to Magdalena, Mexico

    This trip is provided by the Border Community Alliance (BCA). BCA is about bridging the border and fostering community through education, collaboration and cultural exchange. We do this in the Nogales region of Southern Arizona/Sonora Mexico.

    Trip description:

    The historic city of Magdalena lies approximately sixty miles south of Nogales, yet it is a different world with colonial buildings and the rustic feel of the vaquero (cowboy) heartland. Father Eusebio Kino (1645-1711) is buried there. This Jesuit missionary is credited with founding some twenty-one churches throughout the Sonoran region, the most famous of which is San Xavier del Bac near Tucson. Beginning near the border in Nogales Mexico, this tour includes an overview of the rich and complex history of the region with stops at Imuris and San Ignacio before proceeding on to Magdalena. Magdalena’s beautiful plaza and memorial to Kino is surrounded by an artful promenade where shoppers stroll in the shaded walkway. The chapel and church are a moving tribute to the faith of the region, architecturally will done. After lunch the tour continues with a visit to a local school and a chance to dialogue about the local context.

    Tours typically begin with an orientation where you will have a chance to meet your fellow travelers and hear about the Mexican context today. To provide an intimate and safe experience, groups are limited in size to about a dozen, traveling together in a van with your guides. 

    Your fee includes transportation, lunch, expert guidance, tax and tips. Returning to the US participants know that they have had a significant learning experience.

    What to wear and bring

    • Please remember to bring your passport!
    • While there is not a lot of walking, we suggest comfortable shoes. Men in Mexico do not generally wear shorts. Long pants or slacks are probably best for both men and women. No tank or halter tops or short shorts. You may want to bring a bottle of water and wear sunscreen.

    Waiver of Liability

    • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete a Waiver of Liability. A copy will be provided to you or you may wish to download and print it from here. Waiver-of-Liability-CBT.pdf

    Information from the Camera Club Field Trip Guide

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00AM, and depart at 8:15AM. 

    The carpooling mileage is less than 100 miles, so $10 is appropriate for gas payment to the driver. There is a $5 parking fee at Burger King that can be split among the riders. 

    After the meet-up at Burger King we will walk across the border where our transportation will meet us and the tour will begin.  After the tour we will leave our transportation at the border and walk back across to our cars at Burger King. 

    You may want to bring money for purchasing snacks and souveniers. US dollars are accepted or you can bring pesos. If you bring snacks with you or bring food back, fruit, veggies and meat are usually not allowed to come back with you over the border.  This is where you will need your passport. There is no senior discount on this trip, but if you are interested in joining the BCA before hand, the trip cost is $80 for members.

    FT Guide:  Sue Rock, philr@iname.com or 269-978-6852.  Contact Sue with any questions

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    To attend this event you must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club

    Note: The BCA is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. It has no religious or political affiliations. It depends on donations and grants for funding. Incorporated in the state of Arizona,the board members reside in southern Arizona.The advisory board consists of people from across the globe. BCA is based in Tubac, Arizona, a community forty miles south of Tucson and twenty miles north of the US/Mexico border.

    Values: We believe in social investment, not charity.  We seek to listen and learn from each other, rather than presume we know it all. We respect the cultures and traditions of both Mexico and the US.We value working together with like-minded organizations and individuals on both sides of the border.We welcome participation in our programs regardless of one’s viewpoint of immigration.



    • 02/12/2019
    • 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Border Patrol Briefing:  FREE and YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP

    Groups that attend are briefed with a Border Patrol 101 presentation.  It is conducted in the conference room and it provides a basic oversite on Border Patrol Operations.  The presentation takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.  Questions are encouraged during the presentation.  Once BP 101 concludes, there will be a station walkthrough.  It is presented so that groups may have the chance to view some of the gear and updated technology.  Questions are also encouraged during the walkthrough.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15am and depart at 8:30am.  Field trip guide is Sue Rock, philr@iname.com, 269-978-6852. Arranged by Michele Hamel. 

    We will have lunch at La Bocanita, Nogales (seafood, Mexican).

    Last sign up date is January 12, 2019.

    YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP. 

    Please email the following information to Sue Rock to be entered on the vetting form and mailed to the Boarder Patrol:

    Name (Last, First M)

    Drivers License (State and number)

    Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY)

    Contact Field Trip Guide with any questions.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a GVR member and a member of the Camera Club to attend this field trip.



    • 02/12/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 13
    Register

    HF Coors Dinnerware Factory

    Trip Cost $12

    They have been making world renowned restaurant china for years in CA and then moved to Tucson 25 years ago. You will see the complete making, from pouring the powder into machines, making molds, hand painting to the finished product in the showroom. As a bonus, once the tour is completed, you receive 10% off any purchases. Their clients vary from designers, to Ellen (they make the mug that you see on her TV show), to the Presidential plane, Air Force One mug, and to specific cowboy dishes. 

    No lunch stop is planned for this trip, but here a plenty of places to eat in Tucson.

    Additional information at www.HFCoors.com

    Location: 1600 S Cherrybell Stra (not misspelled).

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 9:30. Carl Sparfeld will be our leader.  For questions call Carl at 215-872-1325 or email at csparfeld@cox.net.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    No refunds after February 1, 2019

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 03/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere afterwards at members option and expense.

     

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM, and depart at 9:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 04/08/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 20
    Register

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks.

    We will go to lunch somewhere before taking pictures at members' option and expense.

     Meet at the Camera Club at 11:15AM, and depart at 11:30AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

Past events

10/01/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
09/11/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
04/13/2018 Kartchner Caverns State Park Photographer's Tour
04/06/2018 Pontoon Boat Tour on Patagonia Lake
04/04/2018 Oasis Sanctuary (Exotic Bird Rescue) Cascabel AZ
03/27/2018 St Anthony's Greek Monastery
03/20/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors
03/18/2018 Valley of the Moon Park Tour
03/14/2018 White Stallion Ranch
03/13/2018 ASARCO Mine Tour
03/09/2018 Pontoon Boat Tour on Patagonia Lake
03/05/2018 Gammon's Gulch - Working with Live Models in Western Town
03/02/2018 Colossal Cave Tour
03/01/2018 Senior Games Photographers Needed
02/27/2018 AZ-Sonora Desert Museum Guided Tour and Raptor Free Flight
02/27/2018 Odysea Aquarium (Scottsdale)
02/21/2018 Walking Tour of Fourth Avenue
02/19/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors
02/13/2018 Rancho de la Osa
02/09/2018 Border Patrol Tour -- Nogales
02/07/2018 White Stallion Ranch
02/06/2018 HF Coors
01/31/2018 American Indian Arts Exposition
01/26/2018 Yume Japanese Garden--Tucson
01/25/2018 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
01/24/2018 Paul Bond Boot Factory
01/16/2018 San Xavier Mission Tour
01/09/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors
12/16/2017 Old Tucson Studios (movie set)
12/13/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
12/12/2017 HF Coors
12/07/2017 Philabaum Glass Gallery and Studio
11/11/2017 Butterflies of Tohono Chul
11/04/2017 Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House
10/21/2017 Anza Days Tubac Presidio State Historical Park
10/14/2017 Anza Day at Historic Canoa Ranch
09/23/2017 Tucson Botanical Gardens
03/28/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
03/16/2017 Gammon's Gulch
03/14/2017 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
03/02/2017 Tohono Chul Park
03/01/2017 Southern Arizona Senior Games Photographers Needed
02/22/2017 White Stallion Ranch
02/20/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
02/15/2017 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
01/24/2017 Reid Park Zoo - Behind the Scenes
01/16/2017 Tucson Windows and Doors
01/12/2017 Paul Bond Boot Factory
12/13/2016 Tucson Windows and Doors
12/04/2016 La Fiesta de Tumacacori (Sunday)
12/03/2016 La Fiesta de Tumacacori (Saturday)
12/01/2016 San Xavier Mission Tour
11/12/2016 Locomotive Saturdays at The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
11/02/2016 Tumacacori Dia de los Muertos (All Soul's Day)




The GVR Camera Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622 
Phone 520-648-1315

If you have any questions or concerns please call 520-428-0524 to speak to a Membership Committee member 
or email the committee at  
cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com 

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