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    • 02/26/2019
    • 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 1

    Bird Photography Field Trip- Canoa Ranch Lake/Pond at Amado/Tubac Resort 

     Trip Cost $12

    The trip will begin at the newly-renovated lake at Canoa Ranch, located on the major migration pathway, where you can see many birds on the move.  Next we will travel to the pond at Amado for wintering ducks, and then visit the grounds of the Tubac Resort where we will be seeing various birds. Note:  This itinerary may change to take advantage of sightings in nearby areas. 

    Led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat, water and a snack are suggested. 

    We will be having lunch at the Tubac Golf Resort.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8 AM for carpooling, departure at 8:15 AM. Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is February 12th

    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.


    • 02/27/2019
    • 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    White Stallion Ranch

    Trip Cost $22

    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 February 20

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

    • 02/27/2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Hotel Congress/Southern Arizona Railroad Museum

    Trip Cost $12

    Meet at the Camera Club at 10:00 AM for carpooling, maps and instructions. Depart at 10:15. 

    Parking is recommended in Depot Plaza Garage at rate of $1.00 per hour.  Carpoolers please chip in for parking and gas.

    We will travel to Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson. We will meet our host Jocelyn in the lobby at 11 am for a 45 minute tour of this historic hotel.  We will see rooms/amenities, Copper Hall and learn the history of the hotel. The Hotel is known for being the site of the capture of gangster and bank robber John Dillinger in 1934. 

    For information on Hotel Congress History: Hotel Congress History

    After this tour we will walk to lunch at the Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery.  Lunch will be at your own expense. After lunch we will walk to the next tour.

    At 1:00 pm we will meet our hosts Rose and Paul at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum for a 45 minute tour.  We will be given information about the museum and a viewing of Locomotive #1673 which starred in “Oklahoma”. There is no way to understand the history of Tucson until you witness the incredible impact the arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad had on, what was then (1880), a tiny (mostly) Mexican village. 

    Michele Hamel will be our Guide. For additional information contact her at mhamel@comcast.net 815-988-6716

    To cancel your registration contact: Cancel My Registration

    No refunds after February 20

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


    • 03/04/2019
    • 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Hidden Gems of Tubac Field Trip

    Trip Cost $2 (Lunch on your own)

    We will start at Pancho’s Resource and Design store at the Tubac Golf Resort – opening one hour prior to regular customers just for our field trip.  Pancho’s is located in the historic 100+ year old Otero Barn; the front entrance is flanked by two 50 ft. grain silos.  Adobe walls frame an experience for the senses when you enter.  They have an amazing collection of one-of-a-kind furnishings such as leather chairs, hand carved wooden tables, chests, cabinets, shelves and credenzas and much more.  Every piece provides a flavor of the Sonoran Desert.  There is so much to photograph!

    Lunch will follow at the LaCantina Grill next to the golf shop.  Featuring a variety of items including burgers, burritos, wraps, and sandwiches it has shaded tables in a beautiful outdoor environment.  (Lunch plates $7-8, drinks additional.)

    After lunch we will head down to the Hugh Cabot Studio Museum about 4 minutes away where you will find a wonderfully preserved studio.  The current owner Tom Martin will also tell us about the artist who died in 2005. 

    Special Instructions for Hugh Cabot Studio:  No reproductions of the art work due to proprietary considerations.  We will need to be cognizant of what we are photographing!  The paint brushes, paletes, pencils, cowboy boots, etc. are what drew me to this site.

    Any questions, contact the field trip guide:  Marilyn Luehrmann 630-334-4242, ML59@sbcglobal.net

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubfieldtrips@gmail.com

    No refunds after Feb 27th.  Last date to sign up is March 1st.

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


    • 03/05/2019
    • 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Bird Photography:  Anza Trail around Tumacacori Mission/Hawk Walk in Tubac

    Trip Cost $12

    The Park’s lands include rare types of southwestern forest located along the Santa Cruz River. Some bird species found in these and other local habitats are not usually seen in other places in this country, and are part of the reason why visiting southern Arizona is on many birders' bucket lists. The group will travel on fairly level ground throughout the park's varied habitats.

    We will then travel to Ron Morris Park in Tubac Every March three species of hawks -- black, gray and zone-tailed -  migrate north on the Santa Cruz River. Tubac is said to be the easiest and most likely place to see them. 

    The trip will be led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring a lunch and be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:30  AM for carpooling.  We will leave for Tumacacori Mission   at 7:45 AM. 

     Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is February 26th. Last sign up date is February 26th. 

    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.


    • 03/12/2019
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Day Trip to Magdalena, Mexico

    Cost $104

    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.

    We will provide an orientation at the camera club, where you will have a chance to meet your fellow travelers and hear about the Mexican context today, ask questions and fill out the waiver form. To provide an intimate and safe experience, groups are limited in size to about 16, traveling together in a van with your guides. Your fee includes transportation, lunch, expert guidance, tax and tips. You may tip the van driver.  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.
    • You may want to bring money for purchasing snacks and souvenirs. 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. 

    Waiver of Liability

    • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete a Waiver of Liability, if you have not already done so at the orientation meeting. A copy will be provided to you or you may wish to download and print from the link below. 
    • Waiver-of-Liability-CBT.pdf

    Information from the Camera Club Field Trip Guide

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:00AM, and depart at 7:15AM. 

    The carpooling mileage is less than 100 miles and parking is $5, so $15-$20 is appropriate to split among the riders for gas payment to the driver, if you are car pooling. There is a $5 all day parking fee at Burger King. Pay Burger King when you arrive to obtain a parking pass. 

    Itinerary:

    8:15 Meet Alex La Pierre (BCA Guide) at Burger King in Nogales AZ.

    Walk across the border as a group with the guide Alex, to the awaiting luxury 20 seat van with professional driver.  Meet Mexican guide Alma Cota De Yanez (Executive Director of BCA partner FESAC).

    Stop at KM21 to get visa

    Visit San Ignacio mission church, founded by Padre Kino in 1687

    Arrive at the grand plaza in Magdalena for tour (crypt of Padre Kino, church and mausoleum)

    Municipal Palace to view the amazing murals in the Mexican tradition

    Lunch of your choice from the menu at a local Magdalena restaurant

    Visit Cafe Sed, a non-profit venture supporting the work of Casa Vida y Esperanza. You will have a chance to taste their fair trade coffee in an historic casona. 

    Depart of Nogales and return to DeConcini port of entry to walk back across to the US. 

    Estimated time return to Burger King is 4-4:30. 

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

    Last date for cancellation is March 2nd .

    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.



    • 03/13/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 10
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    Pima Air and Space Museum

    Trip Cost $14.50

    Take a tour of one of the largest non-governmental Air and Space Museums in the world.


    You will be fascinated by over 300 historical aircraft and spacecraft from the United States and throughout the world. You will be led by Eileen Wood, a Docent at the Museum and a member of the camera club.  The Docent led walking tour will take you through four hangers with aircraft on the ground as well as suspended from the ceiling.  These hangers contain aircraft from World War I, Pacific and European Theatre, Vietnam and Korea.  You'll be able to photograph 150 planes indoors. Hint: Bring a wide-angle lens; these aircraft are huge.  

    Once the hangar led tours is complete, you are free to wander the 80 plus acres to view and photograph U.S. Air Force Fighters, Commercial and Civil Aircraft, U.S.Navy Fighters, Presidential and VIP Aircraft, Early U.S. and Foreign Fighters, Trainers, Helicopters, 
    Bombers, Transport and Utility Aircraft, NASA Aircraft, Tankers, Electronic Aircraft and many more.  Plus, you'll see historic military jeeps, trucks and motorcycles on display beneath the wings of historic aircraft.  

    PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS A WALKING INTENSIVE TOUR SO WEAR COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES.  If you don't feel like walking the grounds after the hanger tours, you have the option of taking a one-hour tram tour narrated by experienced docents who share their personal stories of service with many of the aircraft on display. The Tram Tour does not stop for photos. Tram tours can be booked while you are there at a cost of $6.00 per person.  

    You can also visit the Space Gallery and will be emotionally touched and moved by these exhibits honoring our bravest military personnel in the 390th Museum, and the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame.  There is no extra cost for these exhibits.  

    You will be so close to Davis Monthan Air Base that you may have an opportunity to photograph the Warthogs as they take off and land.  

    You may bring your own water but no outside food or beverages are allowed.  You can have lunch on your own at the Flight Grill and purchase some souvenirs at the Museum Store. 

    You may stay until closing at 5:00 PM. 

    Additional information about the museum is available at Pima Air and Space Museum

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:00 AM for carpooling, departure at 8:15. 

    Danny Valenzuela will be our Guide. For additional information contact him at 602-568-5759 or email at dvsundevil@gmail.com

    To cancel your registration contact: Cancel My Registration

    No refunds after March 6, 2019.

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


    • 03/16/2019
    • 10:15 AM - 4:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Annual Wa:k Pow Wow at San Xavier Mission 

    Trip Cost $7.00 plus $3 parking. Paid at the gate.

    Join us for the 37th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow on March 16, 2019 behind the San Xavier Mission del Bac Church in Tucson. Nations from across the Southwest are represented at Tucson’s largest gathering of Native American dancing, singing, arts, crafts, and food.

    Begun in 1982 as a small social pow wow to benefit tribal fees committees, the Wa:k Pow Wow has grown in popularity with both participants and spectators. Contemporary festivities begin with cultural dances leading to traditional gourd dancing that gives way to an impressive Grand Entry that is followed by inter-tribal dancing, team dancing competitions, hoop dancing, two-step dancing, owl dancing, and a drum contest.

    Food can be purchased at the event. 

    Contact the field trip guide with any questions. Our guide is Linda Gregory lsgregaz@gmail.com 520-625-5121

    Meet at the Camera Club at 10:15 AM for carpooling, departure at 10:30 AM.

    Pay $7.00 admission at the gate and parking per vehicle is $3

    To cancel your registration contact Cancel My Registration

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

    • 03/18/2019
    • 2:45 PM - 5:15 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Arid Garden Park by Smart Phone

    Trip Cost: Free

    Holly and Grace will coach participants in  photography and using their Smartphone cameras while exploring the Arid Garden in Green Valley. Topics will include subjects such as lighting, framing and composition, perspective, focus, portrait, square, pano, time lapse, slo-mo, and video. Participants will practice and evaluate their photography during this trip.

    There will be an optional informational class on Smartphone Photography at the camera club on 3/14/19 from 1:30 to 3 pm.  This class will be exclusively for the participants in the Desert Meadows and Arid Garden field trips. A reminder for the class will be sent by email 2 days before this class.

    The Arid Garden
    Our Mission:
     To maintain a peaceful and welcoming garden demonstrating the use of native and low water plantings for the education and enjoyment of all area residents.

    The park is located at 1004 W. Camino del Arrendajo, Green Valley AZ 85622, in the Desert Hills subdivision, just off Camino Encanto, in the heart of Green Valley. Entrance to this 1-acre demonstration garden is free, and the park is open to the public from dawn to dusk. You'll find several paths winding past over 600 plants, shrubs and trees, as well as shaded seating areas where you may sit and watch the many avian visitors who also enjoy the park.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 2:45 PM for car pooling and depart at 3:00 PM. 

    Holly Chorba will be the trip leader.

    For questions contact Holly at 520-665-9771 or hollychorba@gmail.com

    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.

    • 03/19/2019
    • 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Border Patrol Briefing

    Trip Cost: Free

    Groups that attend are briefed with a Border Patrol 101 presentation.  It is conducted in the conference room and it provides a basic oversight 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 walk through.  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 walk through.

    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. 

    Information entered on the registration form will be mailed to the Border Patrol for vetting before the event.

    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.



    • 03/19/2019
    • 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    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.

    • 03/21/2019
    • 8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 1
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    Gammons Gulch Movie Set and Museum

    Trip Cost $12

    Take a trip back in time to the days of the old west as you walk down the streets of an old west town. 

    Gammons Gulch, a western town and movie set, was built by Jay and Joanne Gammons.  It includes a saloon, blacksmith shop, jail, assay office, church, gallows, barber shop, and much more.  The buildings are not just facades; they are actual buildings with vintage furniture, dishes, lightning, tools, etc from the territorial era.  It is truly a museum. 

    Gammons Gulch has served as a setting for may western movies, western themed weddings and other events, with the surroundings and settings meeting the specifications of the actual decor of the time.  

    We will start with a guided tour of the town after which you'll be able to take photos of the interior and exterior settings at your leisure.  Pictures may be taken for personal use only.  

    There is no food served at Gammons Gulch so bring water and a picnic lunch.  There is a nice picnic area or you can eat you lunch in the saloon.  

    It is highly suggested that you wear closed-toed shoes. brimmed hats and use sunscreen. 

    A little imagination is all you need to complete this memorable "step back in time" experience.  You'll marvel at the detail and authenticity that went into the building of this movie set and museum. 

    Contact the Danny Valenzuela at 602-568-5759 or dvsundevil@gmail.com with any questions

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:15 AM for departure/carpooling at 8:30 AM  to Gammons Gulch.

    To cancel your registration contact Cancel My Registration

    Last refund date is March 14th

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

    • 03/25/2019
    • 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Desert Meadows Park by Smart Phone

    Trip Cost: Free

    Holly and Grace will coach participants in photography and using their Smartphone cameras while exploring the Desert Meadows Garden in Green Valley. Topics will include subjects such as lighting, framing and composition, perspective, focus, portrait, square, pano, time lapse, slo-mo, and video. Participants will practice and evaluate their photography during this trip.. 

    There will be an optional informational class on Smartphone Photography at the Camera Club on 3/14/19 from 1:30 to 3 pm. This class will be exclusively for participants of the Desert Meadows and Arid Garden Phone Photography field trips. Bring your cell phone. An email reminder for the class will be sent 2 days before the class.

    To read more about this local treasure:  Click Link:   Desert Meadows Park

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45 AM for car pooling and depart at 9:00 AM.

    Holly Chorba will be the trip leader.

    For questions contact Holly at 520-665-9771 or hollychorba@gmail.com

    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.

    • 04/02/2019
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Bird Photography: Pena Blanca Lake 

    Cost is $12

    Located in the Pajarito Mountain foothills of Nogales, Arizona, the lake is surrounded by grassy, oak-dotted hills, some topped with bluffs of limestone. This is a popular fishing lake, but you can see unusual birds and waterfowl as well. We will be visiting during migration season. The walking is easy on fairly level paths.

    Led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring a lunch and be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:30  AM for carpooling.  We will leave for Pena Lake  at 7:45 AM. 

     Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is March 26th. 

    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
    • 11:15 AM - 5:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 8
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    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.

    • 04/09/2019
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Bird Photography: Pena Blanca Lake 

    Cost is $11

    Located in the Pajarito Mountain foothills of Nogales, Arizona, the lake is surrounded by grassy, oak-dotted hills, some topped with bluffs of limestone. This is a popular fishing lake, but you can see unusual birds and waterfowl as well. We will be visiting during migration season. The walking is easy on fairly level paths.

    Led by bird and nature expert, Sandy McMahan, who is a long-time teacher and trip leader. Whether you're an expert birder/photographer or a beginner, you will enjoy Sandy's narratives. If you have binoculars, you may want to bring them along. A small notebook and pen or pencil would be useful to record your sightings. 

    Bring a lunch and be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. A hat and water are suggested.  

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:30  AM for carpooling.  We will leave for Pena Lake  at 7:45 AM. 

     Linda Gregory will be our leader.  For questions call Linda at 520-625-5121 or email at lsgregaz@gmail.com.

    Last refund date is April 2, 2019 

    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.


    • 04/09/2019
    • 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 14
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    Equine Voices Horse Sanctuary and Rescue

    Cost $10

    Attendees will tour the Equine Voices Horse Sanctuary and Rescue with their volunteer guide. One guide will be provided for each 10 people.

    Participants will need to fill out and submit online their Agreement of Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Form before your visit. Please note that a separate agreement of Release, Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Form must be completed for each person including those under age 18. Multiple names CANNOT be put on one form.

    During your visit: Please wear a hat, sunscreen, and closed-toed shoes (preferably boots).

    Also, bring plenty of water to drink.

    Meet at the Camera Club at 9:15 am. Carpooling will be available and we will depart for the Equine Voices at 9:30 with the expected arrival time at 10 am.  Expected departure time from the Equine sanctuary is approximately 1:00 pm.  We will be lunching at the Tubac Resort and Cantina (optional but you will need to coordinate with carpool of course).  If you are lunching with the the group, the anticipated return to the Camera Club will be approximately 3:00 pm. Lunch cost is not included with the cost of the field trip.  

    Reminder you must submit the Release of Liability for each person attending the trip online in order to enter the Sanctuary.  Here is the link : Equine Sanctuary Release of Liability

    Contact FT Guide (Patty Ferguson, 520-829-7653 Piferguson13@gmail.com)  with any questions.

    To cancel your registration contact: Cancel My Registration.  NOTE: Last date for refund or for registering for trip is April 2. 

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


    • 04/17/2019
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0
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    Day Trip to Magdalena, Mexico

    Cost $104

    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.

    We will provide an orientation at the camera club, where you will have a chance to meet your fellow travelers and hear about the Mexican context today, ask questions and fill out the waiver form. To provide an intimate and safe experience, groups are limited in size to about 16, traveling together in a van with your guides. Your fee includes transportation, lunch, expert guidance, tax and tips. You may tip the van driver.  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.
    • You may want to bring money for purchasing snacks and souvenirs. 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. 

    Waiver of Liability

    • When you arrive, you’ll be asked to complete a Waiver of Liability, if you have not already done so at the orientation meeting. A copy will be provided to you or you may wish to download and print from the link below. 
    • Waiver-of-Liability-CBT.pdf

    Information from the Camera Club Field Trip Guide

    Meet at the Camera Club at 7:00AM, and depart at 7:15AM. 

    The carpooling mileage is less than 100 miles and parking is $5, so $15-$20 is appropriate to split among the riders for gas payment to the driver, if you are car pooling. There is a $5 all day parking fee at Burger King. Pay Burger King when you arrive to obtain a parking pass. 

    Itinerary:

    8:15 Meet Alex La Pierre (BCA Guide) at Burger King in Nogales AZ.

    Walk across the border as a group with the guide Alex, to the awaiting luxury 20 seat van with professional driver.  Meet Mexican guide Alma Cota De Yanez (Executive Director of BCA partner FESAC).

    Stop at KM21 to get visa

    Visit San Ignacio mission church, founded by Padre Kino in 1687

    Arrive at the grand plaza in Magdalena for tour (crypt of Padre Kino, church and mausoleum)

    Municipal Palace to view the amazing murals in the Mexican tradition

    Lunch of your choice from the menu at a local Magdalena restaurant

    Visit Cafe Sed, a non-profit venture supporting the work of Casa Vida y Esperanza. You will have a chance to taste their fair trade coffee in an historic casona. 

    Depart of Nogales and return to DeConcini port of entry to walk back across to the US. 

    Estimated time return to Burger King is 4-4:30. 

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

    Last date for cancellation is April 7.

    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.



Past events

02/14/2019 Butterfly Wonderland--A Rain Forest Experience
02/12/2019 HF Coors: $12.00
02/12/2019 Border Patrol Briefing: FREE and YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP
02/05/2019 Day Trip to Magdalena Mexico (February 5)
02/02/2019 Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands and Reid Park
01/28/2019 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
01/21/2019 Bird Photography: Sweetwater Wetlands and Reid Park
01/15/2019 HF Coors: $12.00
01/12/2019 Presidio San Agustin de Tucson
01/11/2019 Streetcar/Art Trip (January 11)
01/09/2019 Streetcar/Art Trip (January 9)
12/04/2018 Tucson Windows and Doors: FREE
12/04/2018 HF Coors: $12.00
11/27/2018 November Birding/Nature Photography
11/14/2018 White Stallion Ranch
11/09/2018 Border Patrol Briefing: FREE and YOU MUST BE VETTED TO ATTEND THIS FIELD TRIP
11/07/2018 Day Trip to Magdalena Mexico: $104.00; CURRENT PASSPORT REQUIRED
11/03/2018 Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House: $10.00 per car
10/31/2018 Streetcar/Art Trip: $17.00 (includes streetcar pass)
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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