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Tentative Schedule for FtF Colonial Times Rally

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Welcome to the Historic 2016 Fulltime Families Colonial Times Rally!

We are thrilled you are joining us at this unique event!
Please take a minute to check out our sponsors who have helped us bring this event to you.

2016 Fulltime Families Colonial Times Rally
 Schedule of Events

In an effort to reduce waste, please bring your own cups to events that you would like to drink at.
All events will take place at the Meetinghouse (large tent) unless otherwise noted.

Get caught doing something good!  Rally cash will be awarded to all those attendees who are caught in the act of being AWESOME!!!  Rally cash will be used during the auction on Saturday night!

Pre Rally Event: Wednesday, Sept 7th, 2016
Kimberly’s Pajama Party Presented by LuLaRoe by Wendy Michaels

Ladies, come ready to relax (pjs is you wish) and enjoy meeting your fellow rallying moms at the Pajama Party / LuLaRoe Pop Up Boutique.  Bring your beverage of choice.

Day 1: Thursday, Sept 8th, 2016

11:00 am    Charter/Lifetime Family Breakfast: Meetinghouse

Charter and Lifetime Member Families:  Join us for light refreshments. We’ll bring you up to speed about all the exciting things happening in the future for FtF!

1:00 pm     Opening Ceremony and General Rally Registration
(FTF Explorers attending the rally, please wear your Explorer’s Lanyard to registration)

Meet Katrina at the Meetinghouse to pick up your welcome packet, t-shirts, etc., and sign up for activities and volunteer opportunities and to be a part of the FtF Colonial Times Rally Opening Ceremony
Don’t forget to put your door prize ticket in the drawing box!

2:00 pm     Teens Great Trading Game – Teens come by the info table in the Meetinghouse and pick up your list and instructions for the Great Trading Game.  Saturday evening we will be revealing the Greatest Trading Teen in our midst.

2:00 pm    Colonial Family Game Time on the Great Lawn
Join us for some good ol’ fashioned family fun.   Sack Races, Bobbing for Donuts, British Bulldog

3:30 pm    Skit Prep – Meeting your fellow skit mates and review ideas and come up with a plan for a short skit to be presented on Friday Evening

4:30 pm  1st Time Ralliers Orientation Presented by  Mandie Setzer’s Traveling With Jamberry.com
Is this your first rally?  Come to the meetinghouse and meet Kimberly to learn how to get the most out of your rally experience.

7:00 pm    Family Meet & Greet Dessert Party – Door Prize Drawing #1 (Must be present to win)
Bring your own drinks, and a dessert dish to share and come play some fun ice breaker games with your fellow ralliers.

8 pm    Flashlight Tag and Adult Trivia Contest on the Great Lawn Presented by Let’s RV

Kids bring your flashlight and come to the great lawn to play like a night owl and find your friends with your trusty beam of light!
While adults compete for Trivia King and Queen!

Day 2: Friday Sept 9th 2016

**** ALL DAY SWAP ****
Bring your items to the swap table and give a new home to other items.  All items left at the swap table by 5pm Friday night will be boxed and donated.

9:00 am    Town Hall Meeting with Greg Gerber, Editor of RV Daily Report
Bring your coffee and join in this group discussion to share the ups and downs about RVing with this Industry Leader.


10 am Colonial Crafting – Special Craft projects for Colonial Kids of all Ages Presented by The Giles Frontier Homeschool Curriculum
Teens: Silhouettes, quill making, colonial ink
12 – 6: Toy Making – The Whirly Gig
5 and Under: Make Your Own Rag Doll

11 am – Noon    Thousand Trails Campground Membership – Is it a Good Fit for your Family?  Hosted by FtF / TT Liaison Alisha Deschene
Join Alisha for an informative seminar on the Thousand Trails Campground Membership Program and learn how you can start camping for free.  Already a TT Member, Alisha will also be available to answer your questions about your existing contract or upgrade your membership if necessary.   Kids welcome.

12 pm Skit Picnic – Presented by Starkist Tuna Creations – Pack a picnic lunch (we’ll provide a Tuna Creations for each attendee) and your picnic blanket and join your skit mates at the Great Lawn to put some finishing touches on your skit.

2 – 3:30 Kids’ Entrepreneur Marketplace – To encourage the next generation of trail blazers and rain makers,  kids can sell their goods and services for real money at this marketplace. Please make sure your kids have extra money to make change for their purchases.

4 pm Dad’s and Kids Colonial Family Game Time on the Great Lawn
Join us for some more good ol’ fashioned family fun.   Wheelbarrow Racing, Whig Making, and Hopscotch.

4 pm Curriculum Exchange Discussion at the Meetinghouse
Join Danielle Leonard in a round table discussion about great on-the-road curricula choices.  Bring your curricula to show other attendees.

6pm Colonial BBQ and Weiner Roast – Come circle the wagons at the community fire pit or bring your grill too if you’d like.  You bring the meet, we’ll supply the condiments and fixings

7:30 Colonial Pie Contest  Presented by MOR/ryde

Are you a Prime Pie Baker?  Submit your Blue Ribbon Pie for judging at our Colonial Pie Contest.

8pm- Family Skit Night – Great Lawn Door Prize Drawing #2 (Must be present to win)
Come and present your skit with your skit-mates.

Day 3: Saturday 10th 2016

9 am Coffee Club Presented by RV Insurances . com
Bring your coffee for some roundtable discussions on various topics.

10:25am Colonial Clothing Craft and Story Time Presented by Stephanie Simpson’s Explore with Usborne
Drop the kids off for a story time and craft while you tour the Parade of Homes. Please pick up your kids promptly at the completion of the Parade.

10:30 am    Parade of Homes Presented by RV Trader
Meet your guides Ana and Dan Johnson at the ol’ swimming hole (the pool) for a tour of your fellow tallier’s homes.  Choose your tour: Interiors with Ana, Tech Mods with Dan.   Adults and carried kids suggested.

11:30am Colonial Cooking Class and Household Items at the Meetinghouse
Please bring a pillow case from home.  All ages join us and make your own butter, bread and ice cream, candles weaving, quilting.


3:30pm – Colonial River Crossing Presented by Jellystone Campgrounds
Get creative with duct tape, glue, cardboard tubes, noodles, and design a cruiser worthy of crossing the Delaware.

7 pm   Main Event Town Dance and Rally Cash Raffle Presented by FASS Fuel  Door Prize Drawing #3 (Must be present to win) and Volunteer Drawing
Don your colonial finery and head to the Meetinghouse for our Town Dance  Group Photo at 7:15pm

Day 4: Sunday September 11th, 2016

8:30 am -Special Sept 11th Flag Raising Ceremony by the Arcade Presented by Savage Law

10 am  Non Denominational Christian Service and Children’s Church

11 am     Traditional Donut Send Off

Join us for some donuts as we say goodbye and make the FtF Colonial Times Rally History

Thank you to our Sponsors

FASS Fuel – Main Event Sponsor

RV Trader
Let’s RV
Starkist Tuna Creations

RV Insurances . com
Giles Frontier
Mandie Setzer’s Jamberry Jams
Wendy Michaels LuLaRoe

Stephanie Simpson’s Explore with Usborne

Savage Law.us

We have a few Sponsorship Opportunities left.  Email kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com for more details

Preferred Attraction in Bainbridge, NY Area

These attractions have generously provided rally prizes for our event.  Please consider giving them your business while in the area

FtF Entrepreneurial Partners
Special thanks to these FtF Members for providing prizes from the following companies.
We are currently seeking door prize donations from members of our community.  To have your business listed here, please contact our Resource Director, Sarah James at mammajames01@gmail.com


FtF Explorers, there are several badge opportunities at this event including:

  • The FtF Event Participation Badge
  • Showmanship Badge for participating in the Skit Night
  • Limited Edition FtF Colonial Times Rally Badge


Is a Thousand Trails Campground Membership a Good Fit for Your Family

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Thousand Trails Campground MembershipAre you confused about the Thousand Trails Campground Membership?

Want to know how you can camp across the country for free? Want to know where all the roadschooling families are?

On this show, special guest Alisha Deschene, the Fulltime Families / Thousand Trails liaison joins us to explain the ins and outs of this money saving campground membership.

Take aways:

  • Thousand Trails is a nationwide campground membership
  • Thousand Trails Campgrounds have no kid taxes
  • For more information, email campforless@yahoo.com 
  • For a Limited Time, Thousand Trails is offering Buy 1 Get 1 Zone Free

To hear more, just click play: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/thousand-trails-campground/id854587085?i=1000374133674&mt=2

Tune into Roadschool Moms Radio every Sunday night at 9pm on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network


2016- 2017 Roadschool Planner Free for a Limited Time!

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Are you getting ready to head back to your Roadschool?  Just in time for a new year, is an updated tool from the Roadschool Moms Radio Team to help you achieve Roadschool Success!

Roadschool Moms CautionThe Roadschool Planner has room for you to record:

  • Goals
  • Reading Log
  • Map your Journey
  • Family Bucket List
  • Attendance
  • Monthly Themes
  • Field Trips
  • and so much more!

And best of all, it’s free for this week!

It’s the perfect place to keep track of “what you want to learn where”.  Like no other planner available, this planner integrates your travels with your learning opportunities so you don’t miss valuable lessons and you can easily capitalize on your journey – making your time on the road a true learning adventure!

Super Charge Your Roadschool!  Check out this recent show where MB and KT share their Tips for Prepping for a Great Roadschool Year

Join us every Sunday night at 9pm est at http://www.roadschoolmoms.com for more tips, advice, fun and fellowship to recharge your Roadschool.

Not available on Sunday night?  No problem!  Subscribe to our iTunes podcast and catch the replays when it’s convenient for you!

To get your free Roadschool Planner, simply enter your email address below.


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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park of Fremont, IN

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As the #thisisRVing tour headed north through Indiana, on a bright and sunny Friday, we pulled into Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Barton Lake in Fremont, IN.

Our first impression, “Holy cow! this looks just like the entrance to a National Park!”.  The Ranger Station was awesome!

IMG_5848We parked in our roomy pull through in the overflow section.  We actually preferred this spot as the rest of the very large 1200 site campground was hopping with campers registering, golf carts being rented left and right and kids on bikes as far as the eye could see. We found out the campground was completely sold out for the Tropical Paradise Weekend.

We opened our slides and headed to the main amenity area.  Watch our video below, where Dominick gives you a tour of this campground wonderland and a first person perspective of the parks 10 story water slides!

If you’ve been following our tour, then you know our family loves the Jellystone Jump Pillows!  But there was so much more of this park to explore.  Bike rentals, an arcade, a tiki bar, paddle boats, and we had only scratched the surface.  We took a break from exploring to participate in the campground’s hula hooping contest.


After 6 years on the road, our kids are hula hooping ringers (it’s our back up plan if roadschooling doesn’t work out) and DJ and Tonia both took home the 1st place prizes in their division.

Feeling pretty confident, we headed over to the Sand Castle competition at the park’s beach.  Our construction skills were seriously lacking in this area, but we enjoyed watching the other families bring their sand sculptures to life.

After some lunch, we were ready for a swim, but what water feature should we chose? This Jellystone has tons of wet and wild fun.  From the splash park with the dumping bucket, to the wading pool, the little kids water area, the indoor pool, or even the lake front beach, there’s a soaking place for every day of your stay!

IMG_5878One of the highlights of our weekend, was when Chris and I met Roger Barry.  Roger has owned the park for over 30 years!  He told us not to miss the Sunday Service and we’re certainly glad we didn’t.

We made so many happy family memories at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone at Lake Barton and met so many wonderful people!  We can’t wait to come back to this great park!





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Corporate Sponsors Support Fulltime Families Colonial Times Rally

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For Immediate Release

The upcoming Colonial Times Rally is kicking off this September with the support of multiple corporate sponsors.


MORryde Logo Square RGB (3)MOR/ryde, the fabricator and innovator of many custom solutions, including the MOR/ryde Independant Suspension System, has been named the Cuisine Sponsor for both the Colonial Times Pie Contest and the FtF Annual Family Reunion Cuisine Event (theme to be announced later this year).

This is MOR/ryde’s first foray into FtF Event Sponsorship and club co-founder Kimberly Travaglino is excited to see the company supporting the full-time family RVing community.  “As full-time rving families, our whole lives are riding on the foundation of our campers.  We are thrilled to be able to enter into partnership with MOR/ryde at these upcoming events, so we can stress the importance of a solid suspension system.  This summer, we had our ISS with disc brakes installed and the difference in our handling is night and day” Travaglino commented regarding this partnership.

Marketplace-RVTRader-LogoMOR/ryde joins long time FtF Event sponsors, RV Trader, who is hosting the Parade of Homes for both the Colonial Times Rally and the FtF Annual Family Reunion.  RV Trader has been exceedingly supportive of the FtF Community, and even provides an exclusive discount to FtF Families looking to list their RVs on the site’s extensive ad platform, with nationwide coverage and great search attributes to help narrow down listings for potential buyers.  The FtF Parade of Homes is unique to FtF Rallies and gives attendees an opportunity to explore each others homes on wheels, highlighting modifications, layouts, upgrades and unique storage solutions.

letsrv-logo-200Let’s RV, also a long time FtF supporter, is hosting the Themed Trivia Contest.  Attendees are advised to brush up on their Colonial History knowledge as this year’s trivia contest is sure to cull many questions from that time period.

“The Fulltime Families rallies are exceptional events and I really look forward to attending them whenever I can,” said Greg Gerber, editor of RV Daily Report and Let’s RV. “When these very active, year-round RVing families come together it’s guaranteed to be a wild-and-crazy time, but it’s also a wonderful opportunity to learn from the RV lifestyle evangelists.
“The people attending these rallies interact with tens of thousands of other RVers throughout the year as they travel the country working on the road and roadschooling their children. It’s a great way for me to get a pulse on what’s happening in the industry from an RV owner’s perspective,” he added. “The education provided at these events isn’t based on theory. The products, services and businesses they recommend to others are based on the members’ practical experience with the companies.”
FASS Fuel, the leading manufacturer of aftermarket diesel fuel pump and accessories for light duty and heavy duty diesel engines, has signed on at the Main Event Sponsor for both the Colonial Times Rally and the upcoming 7th Annual FtF Family Reunion (FL, Winter 2017).  Family Reunion attendees will be able to witness this fuel system in action at the FASS Mobile is slated to attend the event and educate attendees on the importance and benefits of these aftermarket fuel pumps.
YBCRSCol.HiResJellystone Park Camp and Resorts is also sponsoring two events on the Fulltime Families calendar.  With a focus on family fun, it’s no surprise that Jellystone will be bringing fun to FtF Events as the Family Highlight Game Sponsor.  The Colonial Times Highlight Game is a homemade boat river crossing complete with it’s own General Washington, motivating boaters across river.
Here is the list of Sponsors helping to the upcoming Fulltime Families Events to fruition!  We thank you for supporting these activities and learning opportunities!


We are currently seeking sponsors in the following market segments:

  • RV Dealerships
  • Camping Equipment Suppliers
  • Technology for RVers
  • Anything that makes RVing families lives easy

If you’d like more information or to sponsor an activity at these events and reach this growing market, email kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com

If you’d like to attend these events visit: https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/upcoming-events/


Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park of Bloomington

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IMG_5755As the #thisisRVing tour pulled into Indiana, it was time to stop  at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Bloomington, IN.

Located south west of Indianapolis, Bloomington IN is known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana” and the Jellystone this town boasts is certainly scenic.

We pulled in to our large and spacious pull-through site on Monday afternoon and headed straight to the… laundry room!  After a few days on the road, it was time to clean the clothes. Centrally located and spotless, I was able to get many loads done while the kids explored the park’s highlight, the giant splash pool!

With multiple slides, tons of features and a ginormous bucket that dumps on regular intervals, this wet and wild play place was a huge hit with our family.

After we were fully waterlogged, we headed to the bounce pillow for some “Jump and Jam”.  I immediately noticed how engaged the Jellystone Rangers were with the kids.  They bounced right along with the music, initiated games like duck, duck, goose and tag and really added to the kid’s enjoyment of this fun feature.


We headed home for a late dinner and an early bedtime because we had a ton of fun on the schedule for the next day.

Bright and early, we headed back to the Ranger Station for a quick park wide scavenger hunt.  With our appetite wet for treasure, we purchased two bags of  gem mining dirt (one containing gems and one containing fossils) and headed to the gem mining flume.  This was a great highlight – check out the video to see the kid’s reactions to their unearthed treasures!

Next on the schedule was some mask making and marble painting.   The littles and I created masterpieces while the big boys and Chris went back to the splash pool.


We met up with Yogi and got some ice cream at the Ranger Station. We heard rumors of a short hike to a waterfall within the park but we were too wiped out to actually explore it and it was time again for the #thisisRVing tour to move further north. We’re looking forward to spending more time at this campground in the future.

For more information or to book your vacation, visit www.campjellystone.com


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Fulltime Families Enters into Partnership with Wanderlust RV Service Wifi Provider

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For Immediate Release:

Available immediately, Fulltime Families Members (Annual, Charter, Lifetime) can now receive exclusive pricing from Wanderlust RV Services Wifi Provider.

Fulltime Families is always looking to partner with providers that help make life on the road easier and more enjoyable for our members.  Wifi is an essential tool for many of our families and the key to a truly location independent lifestyle, so we are excited to be able to offer our members exclusive rates from a top rated provider, through this partnership with Katie & Keith Graham, FtF Charter Members and owners of Wanderlust RV Services, Kimberly Travaglino, co-founder of the club, announced this week.

Existing and new Fulltime Families Members will receive a total savings of $30 off a 200Gb monthly plan, when they sign a 6 month contract with Wanderlust RV Services.  To take advantage of this special offer, also available to existing Wanderlust RV customers who are Fulltime Families Members, visit the Members Only Area of FulltimeFamilies.com to reveal the exclusive promo code.

If you’re not a member of Fulltime Families, you’re missing out on extensive savings.  In addition to Wifi, we offer exclusive deals on Healthcare, RV Camping, Vehicle Maintenance, CPA Accounting Services, Homeschool Curriculums, and much more.  You can see all the FtF Partners here: https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/family-members-2/ftf-members-area/





Halloween Hangout to be Hosted in Historic Williamsburg, VA

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Fulltime Families has announced a “Halloween Hangout” in Williamsburg, Va, October 27th – October 31st at the Thousand Trails in Willamsburg, VA.

Some highly anticipated activities are:

  • Not So Scary Fall Crafts and Games
  • Teen Screams
  • Trick or Treating
  • RV Decorating Contest
  • Spooky Campfire Tales
  • Dance Party
  • and much more

Families interested in attending this event are encouraged to make their reservations at this Thousand Trails park, asap.  Not a Thousand Trails Member yet, contact the TT / FTF Rep Alisha Deschene at  (207) 270-1121.  Non-Member rates are also available for this park.

An activities fee of $60 per family will be required to cover supplies for this 3 day event.  Please keep in mind, this is not a rally, it’s a “hang out” which has a more relaxed calendar of activities.

You can reserve your spot for this event by visiting: https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/family-reunions/2016-halloween-hang-out/

2016 Halloween Hang Out
2016 Halloween Hang Out
Hosted Williamsburg RV & Camping Resort (Thousand Trails) - October 27th - October 31st 2016
Price: $60.00





FtF Colonial Times Rally has 2 Spots Left!

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We have two spots left for the upcoming FtF Colonial Times Rally, Sept 8 – 11th, hosted at TallPines Campground in Bainbridge, NY.

Attendees of this historically immersive event will participate in:

  • Kids Run Colonial Marketplace
  • Colonial Period Crafts and Educational Hands On Activities like candle-making, butter making, homemade ice cream, tin art, etc.
  • Colonial Times Family Field Day
  • Crossing of the River – Make your boat Family Activity
  • Adult Discussions
  • Teen Trading Challenge
  • Educational Classes
  • A Town Dance

To reserve your spot, visit the Colonial Times Rally Shop.

Fulltime Families is looking for Corporate Partners for this event, To promote your product or service email kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com


For a Limited Time Get a Free Good Sams Membership with your Fulltime Families Membership

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For a limited time, new Fulltime Families Members will receive a Free Good Sams Annual Membership*

It’s a great time to join Fulltime Families!

Not only will you have access to tons of money saving exclusive offers, be eligible to join Fulltime Families Events and get plugged into a one-of-a-kind community, for a limited time you’ll also receive a free Good  Sam’s Annual Membership* (a $25 value)!

Your Good Sams Membership Allows you to Save:camping world image

  • Savings at Good Sam Parks, Camping World and Pilot Flying J
  • Save 10% on the nightly rate at 2,100+ Good Sam Parks
  • Save up to 30% at Camping World—the Club’s official RV Accessory Retailer!
  • Save instantly on fuel at Pilot Flying J


There are tons of additional Good Sams Members Benefits!  You can see them all here: http://www.goodsamclub.com/

Keep in mind that your FtF Members ALSO gives you a free year of Escapees Membership**.  That means for $45 you get over $109 in membership values alone!  Not to mention the savings on Teledoc, Passport America, OvernightRVParking.com and so many more!

This offer is for a limited time only, so get your Fulltime Families Membership today and start enjoying the benefits of a Fulltime Families Membership today.


After you make your purchase, you will receive an email with how to access the additional clubs free of charge.



*Offer valid for New Good Sam’s Club Members.  Offer not valid for existing Good Sam’s Members. 

**Offer valid for Escapees Club Members.  Offer not valid for existing Escapees Members. 

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