Our Fall Campouts usually draw about 250+ gay men, a few lesbians and, on show night, a few straight folks that enjoy a fun campy drag show. No high drag here, it's all the campiest and sometimes tragic, but always a good time. Our new Spring Campouts are growing more and more and last year we had about 100 guys camping.
Each campout, we pick some fun theme and build around that. Typically, we have something going on each night from Wednesday to Saturday. Wednesday night is theme party; could be open mic/karaoke or DJ, games and contests. Thursday night is contest night (camp games, best shot, plus more), Friday nights is DJ Theme Dance party. And finally on Saturdays: Spring is DJ Theme Costume Dance Party; Fall is our annual Miss Willowswish Camp Show Pageant with the Gay Mayor of Oklahoma City, Mr. Floyd Martin, followed by DJ and Dancing.
Camp meeting every campout to plan the following campout, you feedback is greatly appreciated.
Rain or shine, the show on Saturday night goes on, you may even catch Iowna Trailer performing her famous number, "These Boots Were Made For Walkin'".
Everyday is floating and swimming in the beautiful, spring feed, clear Lake Murray. Bring a boat, bring a JetSki, hell just bring a blow up air mattress to float on.
You must bring everything of your own: food, drinks, bug spray, meds, whatever you may need to be comfortable. Includes lawn chairs, tents, and anything else you deem necessary. People are very nice and willing to help out a fellow camper, but by all means, please bring enough of your own supplies.
Some guys bring elaborate campsites that cost a lot and some guys come on a wing and a prayer. We have had full scale discos, complete with big screens and disco balls and thousands of lights that would rival anyting on 39th or Cedar Springs. We have also had some queens, one year, who brought plywood and built a saloon, complete with walls, a stage for the dancer and a bar. Of course, that's not required, just depends on how much work you want to do.
Marietta is 7 miles away and has a dollar store, a liquor store and a Homeland Grocery. Ardmore is 20 miles away and has everything.
Everyone is so nice at Willowswish, you simply do not have the class system you have at the bars, there is just not a lot of room for snobbery and pretentiousness at camp.