Rendezvous 2018

Penticton Geology and Lapidary Club - Your Rendezvous 2018 Host Club

Rock Creek is 50km east of Osoyoos, in the Kettle River Valley.
Our venue is the Rock Creek Fairgrounds, where the buildings are surrounded by lush green grass, and there is plenty of dry camping room on site. There will be electrical hook-ups for about 30 RV's, not 30amp outlets, but enough power to keep your house batteries topped up. Coin-operated showers.

Dogs are strictly prohibited on the Fairgrounds, however there is dry camping across the road where dogs are allowed.

Our goal with this blog site is to give you as much advance information as possible on this beautiful area, services, attractions, and rich history.

When we aren't out rock hounding, we'll be adding information to this site from now until May 2018.

The May long weekend is the start of the busy tourist season in the area, so if you want a motel room, or full hook-up campground, you should book as soon as possible.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018


We are receiving completed registrations, no problem. We have had reports of people not being able to open the pdf docs, and not being able to save the doc in order to e-mail it.

Have you downloaded the latest version of Acrobat reader?

It works..........

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Rock Candy Mine Trip

This will be on the BCLS site in a printable doc soon. At the bottom of the post, there is also a link to the printable document.

Rendezvous 2018
Rock Candy Mine Trip - Fluorite

The Rock Candy Mine has agreed to open early for Rendezvous. The cost per person is $25.00.
Space is limited on each trip, and the number of trips will be determined by the number of people pre-registered. Maximum 30 people per day.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for this Field Trip.
To have mine open for us, we have to commit, so there is a dead line to pre-register:
Registration Deadline: April 13th
$25.00 per person, cheque payable to Penticton Geology and Lapidary Club
Mail to:    Penticton Club, c/o S. Albo, P.O. Box 29, Osoyoos, B.C. V0H 1V0

Questions directed to Duane Hamm:   250-498-8845

For this trip:
·         Departure in the morning will be earlier than the other Field Trips – as always – full tank of gas
·         Participants will need sturdy footwear and a back pack
·         There is a walk of about one mile from the parking to the base of the area, then a rather strenuous climb to the site. Take what you can carry out with you.

Note: If the road into the site is rendered impassable by spring conditions, your fee will be refunded to you at registration.

Click on link below to get printable document.

Rock Candy pdf

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Rock Mode

I live at Mt. Baldy - <40 minutes from the Rendezvous venue, and my mind has been on skiing, not rocks in recent weeks. I will make some time to get some updates to the BCLS website shortly.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Sunday Supper

The Sunday supper will be beef dip, coleslaw, beverage (juice, water, pop, tea or coffee) and an ice cream cup - all for $10.00 per person.

If that menu doesn't work for all of your family, you are welcome to bring your own food, and we can all eat together.

Meal registration will be on the main form, and we need those numbers no later than May 1st.

We are waiting for a couple of numbers for the registration form, and hope to have that posted just before or just after the Christmas holidays.

Camping registration for the site is also on the main form. A few members have already spoken to members of our club to reserve a camping spot. We have your names, but you should also fill out the camping section on the registration form.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017


The Rendezvous committee met today, and we expect to have more information and the registration form to the BCLS shortly for posting on their website.

The registration form will include a section for reserving on site camping.

Our club has arranged a special rate for a field trip to the Rock Candy Mine. To get the special rate, we will need pre-payment, as we need a minimum number of people. There will be a separate info and sign up form for the Rock Candy field trip. In the event of unforeseen circumstances cancelling the trip, your pre-payment will be refunded.

We are close to finalizing the affordable family supper for Sunday. Details and pricing coming soon.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Fairgrounds

These photos were taken in April - you can see how well kept and green it is.

Grass area between camping and buildings.

Gathering area outside the main building

Road into camping area.

Camping area.