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May Customer Spotlight - Tall Timber Ranch

When you think of summer camps, you think of beautiful scenery, days on the water, and fun in the sun. With the mountains in the background, Tall Timber Ranch is a beautiful place to relax and "disconnect to reconnect" miles away from access to any cell phone service. Carl Stanfield tells us more about the camp and what makes it such a beautiful and unique camp. 

Tall Timber Ranch

What is Tall Timber Ranch?

Tall Timber is a Christian Camp and Retreat Center located near Leavenworth, Washington. We are best known for our summer camp program that takes place June-August each year, but we operate year round, serving schools from all over Washington through our Outdoor Education program and hosting a variety of guest groups most weekends throughout the year. We operate in a beautiful and scenic mountain setting, completely surrounded by massive mountains on all sides. We are nearly 7 miles from cell phone service out here, prompting our tag line “Disconnect to Reconnect.” We offer all of our guests the luxury of being forced away from their screens so they can better interact with each other and the beautiful nature that surrounds us.

When did Tall Timber Open?

Tall Timber starting running summer camps in 1957, meaning that this summer makes 60 years of service! We have grown so much over the years, from a few weeks of summer camps each summer for the local kids in our Presbytery to operating year round and serving over 600 kids each summer and thousands of guests throughout the year.

What is your favorite activity that you have?

Though I always love my adventures on our ropes course, my favorite activity to do here at camp has to be the hiking. Living on site, I love being able to take advantage of where I live by walking out my front door and being on any of our trails around camp within just a couple of minutes. We are a mere day hike away from the PCT, which is an awesome proximity I’ve been able to take advantage of a few times here over the years. I love being outside and living daily in the amazing nature that surrounds us here.

What made you need custom apparel for the camp?

We just released our brand new logo this winter, and we're excited to slap it on everything we can everywhere we can. We also have a pretty new crew around here, so we have lots of fresh eyes that noticed our camp store needs revamping. This winter we stocked up on a variety of gear featuring our new logo and have been quite pleased with the results. People love our stuff, and so does our staff!

Did Blue Dot Apparel fit your needs of an Apparel service?

Absolutely! Our camp store has been one of our proudest features this winter. Our staff love showing it off and walking around clad in fresh branded gear. There has been such a noticeable change in the sense of ownership we’ve created in our staff culture, and it’s always a thrill to see our guests out and about town wearing our gear!

Tall Timber Ranch Apparel

What's next for the 2017 Camp Season for Tall Timber?

We are now getting fully in the mindset of our 2017 summer camp season! Our snow is almost gone and we are wrapping up our summer staff hiring. We welcome our summer staff for training week on June 9, and June 18 kicks off our summer camps with our incredibly popular Family Camp and goes strong all the way through August 5.

For more information on our summer camp program, check out https://www.talltimber.org/ !

Customer Spotlight - Mixed Messages

Making our streets safer 1 video at a time

We've all had the experience. Driving in our car, you look over and the driver beside you has one hand on a cell phone and the other on the radio dial. Too many drivers are distracted by too many things while driving these days.

Mixed Messages is looking to help break these bad habits one embarrassment at a time. 

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What is Mixed Messages?

Mixed Messages - is an unusual attempt to discourage distracted driving and make people more aware when they are driving. We film distracted drivers and turn them into brief comedy skits, and accept submissions from users who have footage of distracted drivers as well. All our submissions will be sorted by zip code, in hopes that people will get involved and help to discourage distracted driving in their local communities.

What is your main hope for 2017?

We hope to become a major contributor to the distracted driving discussion in 2017. Right now it is so easy for us to "catch" people driving with their phones in hand, it is obvious that people are not taking this issue seriously. If we succeed, hopefully it will mean that we rarely if ever catch anyone driving distracted, which hopefully will translate into fewer roadway injuries and fatalities.

What made you need custom apparel?

We required custom apparel to help us get the message out and keep our campaign on the minds of as many people as possible. Every little thing that makes people think of our campaign is one more chance for someone to say to themselves "I am not going to be a part of the problem; I am not going to risk my life and the lives of others today."

Did Blue Dot Apparel fit your needs as a provider?

Blue Dot Apparel has helped immensely, because of the personal assistance they offered, the help with graphic design, and, most importantly, the ability for Blue Dot to receive, produce, and fulfill orders. It is well beyond the capability of our team to perform these functions.

What are some exciting things coming up that our audience should be ready for?

Mixed Messages has several new episodes ready for launch, and more in production. We will also be adding to our blog post discussing everything featuring why other awareness campaigns have come up short , tech reviews for the best cameras and gear for filming on the road, and the best ways to use your smart phone to learn during your commute. It will definitely be an exciting 2017 at Mixed Messages.

Watch as they catch this classy lady who just can't wait to gossip about her salon visit

Find more on https://mixed-messages.org/ or on their YouTube channel

And remember, unless you want to be the next viral video

IT CAN WAIT!

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