Newsletter

Happy Summer Gentlemen!!

I am glad we are back! With everything happening in our world I am glad we have a place we can be ourselves and still be family.

 

The events listed below are subject to change. We will do what we can this summer. The week of being open has been cancelled this year due to weather forecasting not being cooperative. This is the time of year we thank all of our wonderful volunteers for all the hard work they do to keep the lodge looking great. Thanks guys!

 

Mickey has summer work that needs to be done for day passes or cabin stays. See Mickey for details.

 

We have plenty of space for camping, cabins, and rooms in the house for rent. See Mickey for reservations.

 

See you around the lodge!

 

–Michael

(Assistant to the Manager)

 

 

 

   
   

Robert’s Memorial

July 4th, 2020

 

4:20pm Pondside service

6:30pm BBQ hosted by Donald & Roger

7:30pm $10 Double Elim Pool Tournament-proceeds to benefit final resting for Robert. 1st place gets 1/2 of pot

9:00pm fireside-share your memories and love of Rob.

 

From Mickey-Rob was more than just a member to me he was my friend and I want to celebrate on the 4th as he had planned on camping all week. If you want to bring things to share for the BBQ please let me know prior to the 4th. I hope to see his many TPL friends here to celebrate with us!

 

Dear Robert:

You came into our lives a quiet soul. You loved Camp just as much as anyone else. You wanted to see it succeed and boasted great praises and wanted to tell the new owners all about us. You were the best spokesperson ever for TPL. Your chair feels empty now. We can not look around the lodge and not feel your soul. The stove still looks great because you took the time to clean her up. The last weekend I saw you was Frat Friday weekend. Mickey was away for that weekend and you were such a big help. You cleaned the boiler out. When the power went out on Saturday night in the middle of potluck, you came all the way from Oakland to come to our rescue. You will always be my hero. You taught us all so much. Your calm ways helped calm us all. You will never be forgotten and you will always be loved.

–Michael

 

to donate to Robert’s final expenses: click here!

 

Events:

6.25 WEAR RAINBOW COLORS GET IN 1/2 PRICE

6.26 FRAT FRIDAY

6.27 POTLUCK & POOL TOURNAMENT

6.28 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE

 

7.02 WEAR GREEN GET IN 1/2 PRICE

7.03 DESSERT SOCIAL CONTEST! BEST DESSERT WINS!

7.04 ROBERT WADE MEMORIAL (SEE DETAILS)

7.05 BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL GET IN 1/2 PRICE

 

7.09 SECRET PASSWORD GETS IN FREE

7.10 LOW LIGHTING PARTY

7.11 BEAR SATURDAY POTLUCK & POOL TOURNAMENT

7.12 BEAR BRUNCH STARTING AT 10AM

 

7.16 BUY ONE GET ONE FREE DAY PASS

7.17 PAY FOR YOUR AUGUST MEMBERSHIP GET IN FREE

7.18 POTLUCK & POOL TOURNAMENT

7.19 BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL GET IN 1/2 PRICE

 

7.23 CABIN AND HOUSE RENTALS $20 OFF

7.24 NETFLIX MOVIE WITH FREE POPCORN

7.25 POTLUCK & POOL TOURNAMENT

7.26 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE

 

7.30 RENT A CAMP SITE 1/2 PRICE

7.31 FRAT FRIDAY

8.01 POTLUCK & POOL TOURNAMENT

8.02 BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL GET IN 1/2 PRICE

 

ENJOY

$4 OFF

 

As a gift to our members enjoy $4 off any Thursday Friday or Saturday day pass during the month of July. Bring this coupon to office. One coupon per person per visit. Can not be combined with any other offer.

 

 

 

Rules for Twin Ponds Lodge

Addendum Covid 19 Effective 5/28/2020 until further notice

Number of people permitted inside the lodge, not counting staff will be 15 (7500-12000 sqft)

ALL INFORMATION GATHERED FROM: https://www.maine.gov/covid19/restartingmaine

1.    If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home.

2.    Any person with an out of state address will not be permitted at this time unless a self-quarantine of 14 days has been completed. You will be asked to sign a statement stating that you have complied.

3.    All members will need to update current address and phone number with the office. We need this information in case of an outbreak at TPL.

4.    All members upon entering the property understand that in case of an outbreak your private information will be released to the proper authorities.

5.    Face masks and coverings are mandatory in spaces where a 6 foot distance is not possible, such as locker room and bathroom.

6.    Check in and out procedures for camping, overnight stays, day passes-

a.     CALL (207) 437-2200 before arrival to reserve your space. At that time, you will be given information on vacancy information and you will be asked if you or anyone in your party has been ill. PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE PROPERTY WITHOUT CALLING FIRST.

                                                   i.    If you have a seasonal site, please call office before you arrive to let staff know you are coming and who is with you.

b.    Please have credit card information ready to be given over telephone. If cash is being given there will be a tray provided for you to put cash into.

c.     Your key(s) and towel will be placed on the counter. Because physical contact is at a minimum, we request that you stand back as far as possible until window is closed.

d.    CHECK OUT PROCEDURES REMAIN UNCHANGED AT THIS POINT. PLEASE DEPOSIT KEY IN PROVIDED CONTAINER AND TOWEL IN HAMPER.

 

7.    Please maintain a 6 foot distance at all times from all individuals you do not live with.

8.    These areas are closed at this time:

a.     Hot Tub

b.    Pool

c.     Sauna

d.    Bear’s Den

e.     All Massage Rooms

f.     Kitchen Area

9.    There will be no potlucks at this time. While you may bring food and drink no sharing is permitted.

10. NO PHYSICAL CONTACT AT THIS TIME WITH PEOPLE NOT IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD…No touching, no kissing no hugging, no high fives no fist bumps currently.

11. Outside areas, including the pond, please maintain a distance of 6 feet from people who are not in your family group.

12.  Campsites and cabins are limited to a single household. Please no visiting other sites.

13.  Only office staff will be permitted in the office at this time. No more than 2 people.

14. Smoking will not be permitted in the woodshed at this time. Please you outdoor smoking area only.

15. Failure to follow any of these rules may lead to loss of day pass, loss of overnight stay, and loss of seasonal space, and loss of membership. No refunds will be given.

16.  These rules are in addition to any rules previous.

17. Manager and owners have the right to amend rules with or without notice.

Stay Safe and Wash Your Hands,

 

Mickey

 

Happy March Gentlemen!!

 

March is certainly holding true with coming in like a lion.We still have snow on the ground, but we can see better days coming. Soon it will be mud season. As a reminder as the ground gets softer, please only park in designated areas to protect the grounds as much as possible.

 

The bears are back on the 9th. It’s always great to have our grizzly friends back in town. We are looking for a DJ to host the seco billste2012@gmail.comnd Saturday of every month. See Mickey or Michael.

 

This Frat Friday is coming on the 29th. Keep tuned to the Frat Friday Facebook page for more details.

 

Scratch Whaaaat? Bring your quarters to pool tournament. If you scratch put a quarter in the jar, at the end of the tournament we will draw a name from those who played in tournament as the winner.

 

Lodging is also available for most weekends still so call and reserve.

 

Want to work off your day pass or get a discount on your lodging. Winter and spring chores need to be done…See Mickey for details.

 

We will be doing a revamp of the Bears Den soon. Time for spring cleaning. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

 

Anytime you have an idea to makes things better please let us know.

 

See you around the lodge!

 

–Michael

 

Events:

07 PAY YOUR APRIL MEMBERSHIP GET IN FREE

08 LIGHTS OUT AT THE LODGE

09 GRIZZLY SATURDAY-GREEN THEMED POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT. TUNES IN THE POOL AREA 

10 DAY LIGHT SAVINGS (SPRING AHEAD 1 HOUR) SPRING FLING! FOR EVERY DAY PASS YOU BUY GET PUT INTO A DRAWING FOR A 1 NIGHT CABIN STAY (EXCLUDES THEMED NIGHTS AND HOLIDAYS) YES YOU CAN BUY MORE THAN 1 DAY PASS!

 

14 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE

15 CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY NIGHT

16 CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT

17 HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY-WEAR GREEN GET IN FOR $10

 

21 FIRST DAY OF SPRING-BRING MICKEY A BUNCH OF FLOWERS AND GET $10 OFF

22 BRING A JAR OF JELLYBEANS GET IN FOR $15

23 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT AND POKER NIGHT ($5 BUY IN)

24 BRING 2 SLEEVES OF RED SOLO CUPS GET IN FOR $10

 

28 SPRING CLEAN UP-LETS GET THE GROUNDS CLEANED UP-DO SOME WORK SPEND THE DAY FOR FREE

29 FRAT FRIDAY-STAY TUNED TO THE FRAT FRIDAY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DETAILS

30 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT

31 PRIZE IN YOUR LOCKER DAY

 

You can now find us on OUT IN MAINE

“Maine’s premier Inclusive & Accepting Community Resource Guide and Social Calendar.”

FMI click!

 
 
Happy February Gentlemen!!

 

 

Super Bowl Sunday we will be open until the end of the game. The game starts at 6:30pm.We will be doing finger food potluck. Come cheer on your team. Go Patriots!

The bears are back on the 9th. It’s always great to have our grizzly friends back in town. See you there!

We are running a new special on Sundays. It is called BYOT Day. “Bring your own towel.”. If you do just that you can get naked for just $10

This Frat Friday is a the Fetish Edition. Celebrating most things fetish. The dinner theme is anything with gravy. Show us your best recipe! Keep tuned to the Frat Friday Facebook page for more details.

Scratch Whaaaat? Bring your quarters to pool tournament. If you scratch put a quarter in the jar, at the end of the tournament we will draw a name (from those who participated in Scratch What?)

Lodging is also available for most weekends still so call and reserve.

Want to work off your day pass or get a discount on your lodging. Winter chores need to be done…See Mickey for details.

We will be doing a revamp of the Bears Den soon. Time for spring cleaning. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Anytime you have an idea to makes things better please let us know.

See you around the lodge!

–Michael

Events:

 

 

1.31 SNOW ANGEL CONTEST-WINNER GETS A DAY PASS

2.01 PAY MARCH MEMBERSHIP AND GET IN 1/2 PRICE

2.02 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT

2.03 SUPERBOWL SUNDAY FINGER FOOD POTLUCK & LODGE OPEN UNTIL END OF GAME

2.07 BRING A NEW MEMBER AND YOU GET IN 1/2 OFF

2.08 LIGHTS OUT POOL PARTY AND MEET AND GREET

2.09 GRIZZLY SATURDAY POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT

2.10 BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL GET IN FOR $10

2.14 TWOFER DAY-COME AS A TWOSOME, BUY 1 GET 1 FREE

2.15 SINGLES FRIDAY-COME AS A SINGLET AND GET $5 OFF

2.16 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT

2.17 BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL GET IN FOR $10

2.21 MOVIE NIGHT-FREE POPCORN AND A MOVIE

2.22 FRAT FRIDAY-THE FETISH EDITION

2.23 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT

2.24 BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL GET IN FOR $10

2.28 FILL THE PAPER DAY (PLATES, NAPKINS, SOLO CUPS, PLASTIC WARE) GET IN FOR 1/2 PRICE OR FREE IF YOU DOUBLE YOUR DONATION

3.01 CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY NIGHT WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT?

3.02 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNAMENT

3.03 BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL GET IN FOR $10

Happy December
We have some great things planned to end the year off great! The Bears are here next weekend. Lots of fun and food to be had. We have found a guest DJ to spin the tunes all night.

We are running a new special on Sundays. It is called BYOT Day. “Bring your own towel.”. If you do just that you can get naked for just $10

Our annual gift exchange will be done on December 23. If you want to participate just bring in your wrapped gift.

Frat Friday is being planned by Michael Dean Gray again. Welcome back! This Frat Friday is a holidays theme. Dinner and a movie for sure. Keep tuned to the Frat Friday page for more details.

The time has come for our Tournament of Champions in pool. While you still have a few weeks to qualify, you will not be able to enter in this tournament without winning a previous one. This special tournament will cost $10 and be a double elimination. Prizes to be given to 1st and 2nd and 3rd. This night will be epic!

We will be doing a Chinese Food order out from Ming Lee again this year, We will only be ordering dinner combinations. We will have a signup sheet and and the different dinner combos listed for you. So bring your money, bring your fun, and say goodbye to 2018 with us. We still have spaces available on New Years’ Eve. See Mickey for details.

Want to work off your day pass or get a discount on your lodging. Winter chores need to be done…See Mickey for details.

I think that’s all for now
See you around the lodge!

–Michael

Events:
12.06 PAY YOUR JANUARY MEMBERSHIP EARLY GET IN FREE
12.07 LIGHTS OUT! BEAR MEET AND GREET
12.08 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT AND POOL PARTY GRIZZLY SATURDAY MUSIC BY DJ DENNIS
12.09 BYOT (BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL) TAKE 1/2 OFF TO TAKE IT ALL OFF GET IN FOR $10

12.13 DID YOU KNOW? ASK ME ONE QUESTION AT CHECK IN, IF I GET IT WRONG OR DONT KNOW THE ANSWER YOU MY PASS FOR $10
12.14 FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE
12.15 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT
12.16 BYOT (BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL) TAKE 1/2 OFF TO TAKE IT ALL OFF GET IN FOR $10

12.20 THURSDAY SPECIAL SPIN THE WHEEL TO WIN A PRIZE
12.21 CHRISTMAS COOKIE BAKE OFF-MUST BRING OWN INGREDIENTS
12.22 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT AND GIFT EXCHANGE-BRING A GIFT TO SWAP
12.23 BYOT (BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL) TAKE 1/2 OFF TO TAKE IT ALL OFF GET IN FOR $10

12.27 FIND THE OBJECT WIN A PRIZE
12.28 FRAT FRIDAY
12.29 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT DOUBLE ELIM TOUR OF CHAMPIONS
12.30 BRUNCH 9AM TO NOON
12.31 CHINESE ORDER OUT AND BALL DROPS AT MIDNIGHT. WE WILL CLOSE AT 1AM
01.01 ONLY OPEN UNTIL 11AM FOR CHECK OUT

Hello Members!

Ahh November! I gotta say besides the rain we had a pretty decent October. Let’s hope that November is just as mild. Sorry S*!@ lovers. We have planned some great events this month. We hope you enjoy them.

If you want to see some winter activities on the schedule please let Mickey and I know we are always looking to explore new ideas.

AND NOW A MESSAGE FROM OUR SPONSER…
One of our members, David Burke, has started a new company called OutInMaine LLC. His company maintains an online resource guide & social calendar for the LGBTQ+ community in Maine. As of November 15th any gay friendly business/church/school/social group/support organization will be able to load www.OutInMaine.com and load themselves as a free resources to the gay community regardless of where they are in the state. The now considered “resources” can also load any/all future events they are holding that is inclusive of our community. This is also free. If you don’t have events you can still be a resource. Starting January 1st, 2019 anyone in the state can access www.OutInMaine.com and see a social calendar of events that have been loaded as well as who is sponsoring that event. Users can search resources for things they want and where. If you own/run a business that is gay friendly and is run in Maine load www.OutInMaine.com to list your self and show your support. Lets live life in Maine in a safe and accepting way. OutInMaine brings resources to the community and the community together.
I think that’s all for now
See you around the lodge!

–Michael

Events:
11.01 MICKEY NEEDS A REST DAY
11.02 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE
11.03 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT
11.04 PAY YOUR DECEMBER MEMBERSHIP GET IN FREE

11.08 PRIZE IN YOUR LOCKER
11.09 HAIRY MEET AND GREET AND LIGHTS OUT PARTY
11.10 GRIZZLY NIGHT POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT/DANCE PARTY
11.11 BEAR BRUNCH POTLUCK 9-12 VETERANS GET IN FOR $10

11.15 WEAR ORANGE UNDERWEAR GET IN FOR $15
11.16 ENTER TO WIN A DRAWING FOR A TURKEY CHANCES ARE $1 A PIECE
11.17 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT
11.18 FOOTBALL SUNDAY

11.22 CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
11.23 BLACK FRIDAY DEAL BUY 2 DAYS GET 1 FREE
11.24 THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS THEMED POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT
11.25 BRING IN RED SOLO CUPS GET $5 OFF

11.29 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE
11.30 FRAT FRIDAY
12.01 POTLUCK/POOL TOURNAMENT
12.02 BRING IN STRONG PAPER PLATES GET $5 OFF

Hello Members!

Our Teddy Bear Round Up was a huge success. They will be going to help children who need them. We also helped raise $400 for the Waterville Humane Society to help keep it open. If you would like to still donate you may do so by going to this link.

Thank you Ray for getting the rest of the wood cut. Now we need to get it all stacked and split before snow falls. In Maine that day comes pretty fast. Work off your stay or Day pass by helping us out. See Mickey for details.

This is a reminder that water to the campground will be shut off this month. As the day gets closer we will post a notice at the lodge. Please make sure your campers are seasonally ready to be stored.

We have ordered new towels to replace the ones that have been damaged or lost. They will be arriving soon. Can’t wait!

I think that’s all for now
See you around the lodge!

–Michael

Events:
10.4 PAY YOUR NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP EARLY AND GET IN FREE
10.5 JAR OF JELLYBEAN DAY..BRING ONE GET $5 OFF
10.6 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNEY
10.7 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE

10.11 RED FLANNEL DAY
10.12 BEAR LOAD IN AND HOWDY LIGHTS OUT PARTY
10.13 POTLUCK CHILI AND SOUP CONTEST AND POOL TOURNEY AND DANCE PARTY BY THE POOL Click Here FMI
10.14 BEAR BRUNCH 9-12

10.18 HOT COCOA AND WARM CIDER DAY
10.19 BRING PAPER PLATES, PLASTICWARE, AND NAPKINS…GET IN FOR $15
10.20 POTLUCK AND POOL TOURNEY
10.21 PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST (BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN)

10.25 BRING A NEW MEMBER GET IN FREE
10.26 FRAT FRIDAY-HALLOWEEN PARTY Click Here FMI
10.27 POOL TOURNEY HALLOWEEN THEMED POTLUCK AND COSTUME CONTEST
10.28 PRIZE IN THE LOCKER WILL IT BE YOU?

Hello Members!

September is upon us and the days will start to become cooler. We getting the lodge ready for the colder months. As many of you know we are still on the look out for a good plow truck. If you know of one please let Mickey know. Time is running out.

This month’s Grizzly Weekend will be a teddy bear round up. We are collecting teddy bears for a local hospital. Please bring one in and get money off your entry.

The 15th we are raising money for The Waterville Humane Society. They are in danger of closing. Let’s see what we can do to help our local shelter stay open. We will be having raffles and 50/50 tickets to go to this worthy cause.

Common Ground Fair in Unity will begin the 21st. I have included a link to the fair calendar. We will be running a promotion that weekend for fair goers.

While cleaning up outside we are noticing that cigarette butts have been deposited on the grounds. We want to emphasize again that we have a butt can by the back door in the designated smoking area. That is the only designated spot for smoking or your vehicle. If caught disposing of cigarette butts on the ground improperly you may be asked to leave and forfeit membership. Thank you for helping to protect our wildlife, our members, and our property.

If you would like to volunteer time to work off your day pass or stay. See Mickey for details. There are always jobs for you to do.

We are also looking a forming a Frat Friday Planning Committee. See me for details. Frat Friday is not cancelled, it Just being reworked. So help us make it what you want it to be.

This is going to be another great month at the lodge for us. Friendships will continue to grow and we will make new memories around the fire.

I think that’s all for now
See you around the lodge!

–Michael