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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed through the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for details; you will be given payment instructions after you sign up. Late payments are NOT accepted for this event, in any circumstance.

AOC Annual Picnic

The Basics:
Event Type:AOC Picnic
Event Location: Red Top Mountain State Park   AOC Picnic: AOC Annual Picnic  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 16 2011  11:00 am >> Sat, Jul 16 2011 6:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Apr 8 2011 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Jun 28 2011 12:00 pm
Event Duration:7 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Lisa Maldonado
Katherine Bennett
Larry Cooper
Charlie Cottingham
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Member Cost:$12.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:200
Minimum Group Size:40
Number Registered So Far: 202 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



It's time again for the AOC Annual Picnic!

We have lots of activities planned, and are still coming up with more great ideas. We have reserved a very large grassy area surrounded by 3
 picnic shelters (same as last year)
 right on Lake Allatoona.

We'll have food, hot off the grill, prepared by our Head Chef, Larry Cooper and his Assistants:
Jay Goodman
Eric Chaney
Denise Taggart
Bobby Marie
Sharon Hartnett
Jason Hicks
Jaime Johnston

Live music from AOC member, Hot Carltons

Tons of fun organized GAMES:  Tug-o'-War, Watermelon Eating Contest, Egg Toss for Distance, Scavenger Hunt, and for a change of pace this year, "Flour Power!" and a "Paddling Tug-o'War!"

Sign up for specific games when you check in
 at the Picnic, or in advance at our
 next AOC Social.
 ...supervised by our Games  Master,
 Charlie Cottingham

Enjoy these other "play-em-yourself" games:
  Volleyball, Badminton, Frisbee, Horseshoes,
 & Redneck Golf.

Free Boating Activities


And other foolishness :-)

This will be a very fun packed day. Think of last year. Now think of something twice as fun!

Again, this year we'll need a bunch of volunteers to help out. Different jobs may be helping with setup, registration, cooking, games, cleanup, or other miscellaneous jobs. We also need one more boat owner to offer rides (we'll pay for gas). Volunteers get free admission . Expect to work a 2-3 hours of the event (or maybe making salads the night before). You can express your job preference, but be prepared to be assigned where we need you.  To Volunteer Please Contact: 
There is another incentive. The pioneer group site has been reserved for July 15th and 16th. Volunteers will have the opportunity to camp free of charge on those nights. Space is limited so volunteer early. State in your response what position you would like to volunteer for and if you would like to camp.

Thanks to all that have offered to volunteer. We've had an overwhelming response and we wish we had positions for everyone that has offered to assist. The volunteer spots were given out in order of first response. If you have not received a confirmation we sincerely appreciate your offer to help. For those that have been confirmed, please be on the look out for further details this week.


This is an ADULT ONLY activity just like all AOC events. Georgia state parks do not allow alcohol, and the AOC is not responsible for any alcohol you bring.

Sorry, no dogs allowed at this event.


Come have fun with us. This will be the best AOC picnic ever!

Required Items to Bring:

Your smile, a little competitiveness for the games, and fun attitude.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Sunscreen, bathing suit, & a camp chair

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-75 North to exit 285 red Top Mtn Road. Take at right at the top of the ramp and go 1 mile to reach the park. You will cross over a bridge and take your first right into our area. if parking is full here go another 50 yards and park on the left in the overflow parking area.

All state parks have a $5 per vehicle charge for parking. With Red Top Mtn the actual place you pay is inside the park, NOT at the entrance. When you arrive please drive past the AOC area and the overflow parking on the left. take your next left, you will see the parking booth ahead. Pay for your vehicle and then come back and park. Because of this fee the AOC encourages everyone to find someone to carpool with.


Before June 1st: Payment must be received before June 1st to get the discount. Registration alone does not qualify you for the discount.

After June 1st: Payment must be received within 3 days of signing up, or risk being removed from the event sign up to make room for those on the waiting list.

Important information for paid events in which payment is managed through the AOC:

     - Payment must be received by the payment due date and prior to participation in the event.

     - Some paid events require a minimum number of registered participants. If that number is not met, the event will be canceled and refunds will be issued to those who have already paid.

     - Third-party vendors often require damage deposits. Each registrant agrees to be liable for and required to reimburse the Atlanta Outdoor Club for any withheld deposits due to the actions of or damages caused by that registrant.

     - No partial payments. All registrants must pay the posted Member Cost regardless of any agreement you may have with any party involved in the event.

     - Read the event description carefully for additional information, and contact the trip leader(s) with any questions.

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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$12.00/Person
Cost Includes:

Everything mentioned in the itinerary. It does not include parking fees.

Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the AOC on Tue, Jun 28 2011.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

Sorry, no refunds on this event. This event takes place rain or shine.