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The Annual BOGA Spring Gaming Retreat!

  • Apr 20, 2012 · 2:00 PM
  • Camp Carl

The greatest gaming event of the year!  Three days of gaming and fun at Camp Carl in Ravenna, OH.


UPDATE [3/13/12]: Day Passes are now available.  All of the overnight accommodations are full at this time.  Prices for Day Passes are as follows:

Friday Only: $10

Saturday Only: $30

Sunday Only: $15

All Three Days: $50

You will have access to everything going on while you are at the camp, including the drink station and all of the meals served.  To purchase a Day Pass you must contact me so I know how and when you'll be making your payment.  Do not RSVP until you've contacted me.  Thanks!

All payments MUST be made by 4/13/12.  No passes will be sold after 4/13/12.  There are no passes sold at the door.  All passes must be purchased by 4/13/12.  $$$=4/13/12!!


This is no ordinary Meetup as it spans three days and two nights.  Unlike most of our Meetups, this one has a cost associated with it.  Overnight lodging and all of your meals are provided by the camp. 

Because your space needs to be reserved, BEFORE you RSVP you need to sign up with me.  This can be done either in person at another Meetup or by emailing me (go to my profile and click "Send email").

There are a variety of rooms/cabins still available.  I will go over options with you when you contact me.  Average cost per person, including meals and lodging, for the ENTIRE WEEKEND, is $55-$75 depending on your room selection.

If you do not wish to spend the night you may be able to get a day pass.  Day passes (no lodging included) will ONLY be available when all of the rooms are filled.  The cost for day passes will be $15 per person for Friday or Sunday and $30 per person for Saturday.

So, what is there to do at the retreat??

Play games in the spacious gaming hall!  It's open non-stop from 2:00pm Friday until 2:00pm Sunday!

Eat!  All your meals are provided and there's a drink station (juice, coffee, tea, hot chocolate) available the entire time!

Play table tennis, foosball, air hockey, carpet ball and billiards!

Play basketball and volleyball!

Rock out with some Rock Band or other video games on the projector!

Enjoy the beautiful grounds! (There are woods to hike in as well!)

And don't forget Michael's best friends, the horses! 

In 2010 we had 40 attendees.  In 2011 we nearly doubled to 70.  This year we can go as high as 100!  So spread the word, contact me to set up your reservation, and I look forward to seeing everyone there!

RSVP for Saturday:

RSVP for Sunday:

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  • Michael

    I spend the nights at one of the cabins, but if that is not for you, you will need to search for nearby motels. I think the closest motels are 20-30 minutes away. A quick Google search shows a Holiday Inn Express and a Econo Lodge in Newton Falls.

    October 11, 2012

  • Amy

    Where else can we get lodging for the event? I really want to come and spend the weekend!

    October 10, 2012

  • Grant A.

    I had a great time! Thanks to everyone for coming out and showing your support for this event. You make it better and stronger every year!

    April 23, 2012

  • Becky R.

    Had a great time! Old friends, new friends, ands lots of great gaming. Can't wait to do it again next year!

    April 22, 2012

  • Bob R.

    Had an absolute blast this year--just like last. Met some awesome people--and the games were good, too! Going to be hard to resist coming to more BOGA events.

    Also, yeah, Grant's pretty rad, but is he a bad enough dude to save the President?

    April 22, 2012

  • John M.


    April 22, 2012

  • Michael

    Terrific BOGA Retreat! I played TransAmerica, Dutch Blitz, Go, Manhattan Project, Basari, Hansa Teutonica, Poison, Speicherstadt, Twilight Struggle, Lords of Waterdeep, Ticket to Ride-Asia. I had a very good time. Thank you Grant, for all your efforts in putting this together for us.

    April 22, 2012

  • Chuck D.

    Fooseball!!! Throwing out an open challenge - 25 years ago I was really, really good.

    April 20, 2012

  • Grant A.

    Going to be a fantastic weekend, now less than 3 weeks away! BTW, there's still room to sign up for the Zombie Survival Game, we're looking for 5 to 10 more people.... Go here to sign up:

    March 31, 2012

  • Bill T

    CAN'T WAIT!!!!!

    1 · March 30, 2012

  • Michael

    I am looking forward to the BOGA Retreat this year! It's going to be GREAT!

    March 15, 2012

  • Grant A.

    The Live Action Zombie Survival Game has it's own official page! Go here to RSVP:
    (you must be attending the Retreat to participate in the Zombie Survival Game).
    I also posted an update with info about day passes above.

    March 13, 2012

  • Grant A.

    Ok, more details are up! Feel free to ask any questions here, and if you want to sign up please email me!

    January 20, 2012

  • Michael

    I like horses! :-)

    January 16, 2012

  • Grant A.

    As you can see Camp Carl has horses and they instantly bonded with Michael.

    January 16, 2012

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