Haunted Happenings Spring 2017 - Nightmare at Beaver Lake Newsletter
This indoor/outdoor haunted house experience is 100% volunteer produced, provides hundreds of hours of volunteer opportunities for local youth, and raises money for community charities. Thank you to all our volunteers who work so hard and have fun to make this happen – we couldn’t do it without you!

A HUGE special thank you to our nearly SIXTY volunteers who helped us ROCK Crypticon Seattle 2017! Be on the lookout for more Crypticon volunteer opportunities in 2018!

Scare Productions would also like to thank everyone who signed up for our second annual Tom Gonser Memorial Blood Drive! Once again, it was a huge success! We were able to collect 29 units of blood, which has a potential of saving 87 lives! Just amazing! Don't worry if you weren't able to make this year's blood drive; we will be hosting it again next year!

 UPCOMING EVENTS - DATES TO REMEMBER

Volunteer Picnic - Beaver Lake Park - NOON – 7PM
June 11th 12pm-7pm - Beaver Lake Park
Want to join the fun? Join us on June 11th at the Beaver Lake Park Pavilion for the 2017 Volunteer Picnic to reconnect with friends, learn about our newest plans and volunteer opportunities for the 2017 show, enjoy games, and as always.. FEAST!!

Visit the volunteer page at www.NightmareAtBeaverLake.com to sign up.
This event is open to all current and future volunteers!! - Join us for the entire fun-filled day or just stop by and say hi!

Please bring a potluck item to share based on your last name:
A-G:  Salads       H-M:  Fruits/Veggies        N-S: Chips/Dip        T-Z: Dessert

July 1st – Red, White and Dead Zombie Walk
Seattle's great zombie walk returns! Interested in shambling with the Nightmare crew? Contact Jeannie at Jeannie.Peck@scare.com for more info!

SCARE Donation Drive
Save the date! On July 29th, Scare will be holding our second annual donation drive at the Kent Value Village. Almost any donations are welcome, however there are a few exceptions; no electronics or appliances, they will accept small counter top appliances (ex. mixers, toasters etc.), and no furniture or mattresses. Things like clothing, blankets, and jewelry earn the most money! The more donations we can get, the more money that we will earn! If its easier or you know you will be busy on the 29th of July, please bring any donations you have to Nightmare's volunteer picnic coming up on June 11! We will gladly store your donations until the drive!

Parades
We will be participating in 2 parades this year.  Renton River Days on July 22nd and Issaquah Salmon Days Oct 7th .  We encourage our actors to come out and march with us.  More info to follow on our SCARE FB group page and the website. Pugsley will be leading both of the parades again this year. 

Volunteer Orientation – September 17th and 18th - Beaver Lake Lodge
Located at Beaver Lake Lodge – 12pm-3pm  All volunteers with less than 2 years of service are required to attend 1 day of orientation. There is the possibility of an intro to actor training class from 3:30 – 5PM both days, provided we have enough interest.  More info will come out in the fall newsletter.  

Actor Training - October 7th and 8th - Beaver Lake Park
Actor training will be held from 11AM -3PM each day.  There will not be a lunch break, and there are no food services in the park.  Please bring a labeled water bottle (your fancy NIGHTMARE one, If you got one!) and snacks if you need them.  All actors with less than 3 years of acting (in our show) are required to attend at least 1 day of actor training.  All other actors are strongly encouraged to attend.  This is where you will find out about the roles we have available for 2017.  Training will be set specific.  Did I mention that ALL ACTORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND?!   If enough interest at that time, there may be advanced training available from 3:30 – 4:30 each day. 

 OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Construction update
Work parties will begin weekly a the Kent shop every Wednesday night starting at 5:00 pm and will go until around 9.  Its going to take a lot of work to build our 2017 Nightmare and we need YOUR help!  There are all kinds of jobs from painting to fabrication.  If you have time on a Wednesday night, please come down to help.  We have a big year planned, and it will definitely need a huge team effort to pull it off.  We will add more work nights throughout the summer. Stay tuned to the SCARE productions volunteer group on Facebook to keep updated!

The address to the shop is: 1321 Central ave. S Unit I and J.  It is in the very southwest corner of the business park. 

ScareWare  
Jeannie will be taking orders (and payment) for Scareware at the picnic.  $10 fora T-shirt, $12 for a women’s tank and $25 for a hoodie.  $5 extra for 2X and larger.  Cash or check only.  Orders will be placed immediately if we reach our minimums.  If not, a second ordering date will take place at orientation.   No orders will be taken after orientation. 

 Concerts in the park
We will once again be doing face painting for 'Concerts in the Park' at Pine Lake Park in Sammamish.  This will be held every Thursday evening from July 13th until August 31st.  Please contact Dawn Gonser at Dawn.Gonser@scare.com if you are interested in helping out!

2017 SHOW DATES
Press Night- Oct.12 - 7-9 p.m.
Friday           Oct. 13 7-11 p.m.
Saturday      Oct. 14 7-11 p.m.
Sunday        Oct. 15 7-10 p.m.
Monday       Oct. 16 No Show
Tuesday       Oct. 17 No Show
WednesdayOct. 18 No Show
Thursday     Oct. 19 No Show
Friday          Oct. 20 7-11pm
Saturday      Oct. 21 7-11pm
Sunday        Oct. 22 7-10pm
Monday       Oct. 23 No Show
Tuesday       Oct. 24 No Show
WednesdayOct. 25 No Show
Thursday      Oct. 26 No Show
Friday           Oct. 27 7-11pm
Saturday      Oct. 28 7-11pm
Sunday        Oct. 29 7-10pm
Monday       Oct. 30 7-10pm
Halloween   Oct. 31 7-10pm

 

 

 

Haunted Happenings Newsletter - Fall 2016

Haunted Happenings - Nightmare at Beaver Lake Newsletter - Fall 2016

Nightmare at Beaver Lake Construction

Construction begins at the Beaver Lake Park on September 24th at 10am. We will meet at the Beaver Lake Lodge for assignments. Please dress for the weather, bring work gloves, and a drill driver if you have one. Construction runs daily until the show opens on October 14th. Please sign up for your build on the CERVIS volunteer management system. The CERVIS portal is on the volunteer page of www.NightmareAtBeaverLake.com. If you enjoy working with tools, please consider signing up for the tear down as well. De-Construction starts on November 1st and ends on November 10th.

As with all volunteer positions, you must be registered in CERVIS in order to complete the volunteer signup. Please also download and complete the volunteer application, and hold harmless forms. Bring your signed documents to your first day of volunteering.

New Volunteer Orientation

1 day of orientation is mandatory for those folks with less than 2 years at the haunt. Orientation will be at Sammamish City Hall on September 17th and 18th Orientation will be from noon – 2 PM, with an improv class after, for those wishing to get a head start on their actor training.  Improv will be from 2:30-4 PM both days.   If you are 12, 13 or 14, your parents are encouraged to attend with you.  Bring your friends and family down to show them what we are all about!  Have all of you signed up on our CERVIS registration page?  It can be found on the volunteer page at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com.  

Mandatory Actor Training (returning actors please take note)

Actor training will be held at Beaver Lake on October 8th and 9th, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily.  We will have advanced training from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. We will take you through the show to familiarize you with the new sets and new characters.  Please make this a priority.  We are accepting actors ages 12 and up.  12 year olds must have a parent or guardian act in set with them; 13 year olds must have a parent on site each night. This is worth repeating.  ALL actors are required to attend one of the training sessions, as we have added new elements to the show we would like to share with you, as well as new safety features.  Please bring a water bottle and your own snacks.  Lunch is not included in actor training.  Dress for the weather, as we will be outside. If you have any acting training or casting questions please contact jeannie.peck@scare.com.  Have all of you signed up on our CERVIS registration page?  It can be found on the volunteer page at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com

Calling all makeup artists!

We are having our annual make-up training on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from 3pm-6pm.  Please come prepared to put makeup on yourself and others.  This year we will be open October 13 (press night), 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 & 31 please be sure to bring your availability as space is limited each night.  Even if you have done make-up in the past you should still attend the training so you are aware of this year's make-up needs.

 ***CHANGE***

IF you are wanting to act and do make-up on the same night you will need to make prior arrangements with the Casting, Wardrobe and Make-up departments and show up early enough to get ready before the make-up department opens, you must be able to do your own make-up on yourself OR you need to go into set at one of our full scare sets that go out at 8pm.

If you have any questions please email Dawn at Jeeprider78@aol.com

Have all of you signed up on our CERVIS registration page?  It can be found on the volunteer page at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com.  

Casting notes

Casting for the show will start at 5 p.m. nightly.  We will be casting 12 year olds with parents first, then those over the age of 18, then followed by the younger ages. There will be an opportunity after each show to pre-cast for the following night.   

Casting assistants

As in the past, we will need casting assistants.  This is a perfect position for those parents that need to be on-site.  Training will be at 3:30 pm Saturday October 8th and the 9th.  Please meet on the steps of the Lodge.  You only need to attend 1 or the other.  Casting assistants provide constant monitoring of the actors for water, bathroom breaks and issues.

ScareCare

ScareCare is onsite child care for the children of our volunteers.  We will need several volunteers to run this.  You will need to be 16+ to volunteer for ScareCare. Children will be logged in and out nightly.  On Halloween night, you have the opportunity to take the kids Trick or Treating in the neighborhood. Please contact or see Jeannie if you are interested in ScareCare.  ScareCare providers are required to register on CERVIS.

Security Training

Would you like to be part of the show, but don’t want to act?  Are you a parent that needs to be on-site for your 13 year old? Security may be the job for you.  We have security stationed throughout the show nightly. Security training will be October 8thand 9th, at 3:30 p.m.  on the steps of the lodge.  Please register through CERVIS for whichever day you can make it. Security is open to 18 and up.  If you are 16 or 17 with an interest in law enforcement are also encouraged to apply.  

Attention Scare Net shoppers... This year Scare Security has stepped up and will have 2 way communications with each set. We will issue new radios to each room leader and they will offer the following features.  

  • A Panic button, to be used in the event of imminent danger or other such issue. This will broadcast your location and send help running.

  • A Casting Help button will alert a Casting team member to wander out your way to see what your whining about this time...

  • 2 way communications in the event we need to talk to you...

  • A GPS locator chip so we know where you Roamers snuck off to....

  • Every security upgrade makes the show a little safer. By providing a safer environment we can expand the creativity of the actors, but remember there is still your personal safety zone...not your outstretched arm...but theirs!

  • This new security protocol will be explained in great detail every night at notes.

SALMON DAYS PARADE

Calling all Ghouls, Goblins, Witches, Warlocks, Fiends and Fairies!  We have our last Parade of the season and it’s going to be a big one! Issaquah Salmon Days parade, Saturday October1st .  We need you to come march with us and our beautiful Hearse through the streets of Issaquah, striking terror into the hearts of everyone! Or, at least, entertain them.  We need several makeup artists as well.  We do not have a time yet for meeting or prep, so please keep a watch out on our Scare FB page for updates.  There is a possibility of needing a few characters to stick around and work the Nightmare booth after the parade.

SCAREWEAR

Jeannie will be taking orders for Scarewear at orientation. - $10 T's, $12 Tanks, $25 hoodies. Payment due at time of order, Cash or check to SCARE.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST

Have all of you signed up on our CERVIS registration page?  It can be found on the volunteer page at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com.

 

Haunted Happenings Newsletter - Spring 2016

Haunted Happenings Spring 2016

The Nightmare at Beaver Lake is celebrating 13 years of creatively scaring the community of Sammamish and beyond. Over 150 volunteers each night of this extraordinary event work tirelessly to provide construction skills, creative talent, infrastructure, transportation, security and of course tasty meals each night! 

This indoor/outdoor haunted house experience is 100% volunteer produced and provides hundreds of hours of volunteer opportunities for local youth and raises money for community charities. Thank you to all our volunteers who work so hard and have fun to make this happen – we couldn’t do it without you! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS - DATES TO REMEMBER

April 28th  -May 1st - WCHC - Portland, WA
By thetime you read this, we will again have had a delegation representing SCARE and the Nightmare at Beaver Lake at the West Coast Haunter’s Convention in Portland.  Scare Production’s President, Curt Madden will have presented a class on Haunt Security, Our Casting Director Jeannie Peck will have presented a class on “Concept to Casting – how to get your vision out of your head, and into a set”, been again part of the Haunt Mom’s panel, and will have moderated the Washington Haunt Owner’s and Director’s panel, featuring Curt Madden, Harold Lemmon, Gary Bell, Dennis Wink and Jody Bossert.  See what all you missed by not going?  WCHC is a non-profit organization and all proceeds to go support the deaf and autistic community in Portland.  WCHC has some great guest artists attending this year.  Check out the website, then make your reservations to come down and be part of the Nightmare at Beaver Lake delegation next year.  You won’t be sorry!  www.hauntersconvention.com

 

May 27th-29th –Crypticon Seattle - Sea-Tac Hilton
The largest gathering of fans of the macabre in the Pacific Northwest!!! Our crew is hard at work prepping for Crypticon 2016 - Our vendor booth display will again be a MUST see during this year’s convention!!  We will be hosting the 'Prom of the Dead IV: Sideshow masquerade ball” as well as co-sponsoring the Special F/X make up competition again this year - The competition is fierce – this promises to be one horrific contest!  As always, our very own "Scare Security" staff will be keeping everyone safe from monsters and the like around the clock!! Hope to see YOU there!! We still have volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend - please email Kelcey.Hendricks@Scare.com to get involvedwww.crypticonseattle.com 

 

June 5th –Nightmare at Beaver Lake Volunteer Picnic - Beaver Lake Park - Noon – 7PM
Want to join the fun? Join us on June 5th at the Beaver Lake Park Pavilion for the 2016 Volunteer Picnic to reconnect with friends, learn about our newest plans and volunteer opportunities for the 2016 show, enjoy games, and as always.. FEAST!!

Visit the volunteer page www.NightmareAtBeaverLake.com to sign up

This event is open to all current and future volunteers!!
Please bring a potluck item to share based on your last name:
A-G:  Salads       H-M:  Fruits/Veggies        N-S: Chips/Dip        T-Z: Dessert

 

Parades
We will be participating in 2 parades this year.  Renton River Days on July 23rd and Issaquah Salmon Days Oct 1st.  We encourage our actors to come out and march with us.  More info will follow on our SCARE FB group page and the website.  Pugsley will be leading both of the parades this year.  

 

Volunteer Orientation – September 17th and 18th
Located at Sammamish City Hall – 12pm-3pm - All volunteers with less than 2 years of service are required to attend 1 day of orientation. There is the possibility of an intro to actor training class from 3:30 – 5PM both days, provided we have enough interest.  More info will come out in the fall newsletter.  

 

Actor Training - October 8th and 9th - Beaver Lake Park
Actor training will be held from 11 AM -3 PM each day.  There will not be a lunch break, and there are no food services in the park.  Please bring a labeled water bottle and snacks if you need them.  All actors with less than 3 years of acting (in our show) are required to attend at least 1 day of actor training.  All other actors are strongly encouraged to attend.  This is where you will find out about the roles we have available for 2016.  Training will be set specific.  Did I mention that ALL ACTORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND?  If enough interest at that time, there may be advanced training available from 3:30 – 4:30 each day. 

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

Construction update
We are now open at the Kent shop every Wednesday night starting at 7:00 pm.  Its going to take a lot of work to build our 2016 Nightmare and we need YOUR help!  There are all kinds of jobs from painting to fabrication.  If you have time on a Wednesday night, please come down to help.  We have a big year planned and it will definitely need a huge team effort to pull it off.  - We will add more work nights throughout the summer - stay tuned to the SCARE productions volunteer group on facebook to keep updated!

The address to the shop is: 1321 Central ave. S Unit I and J.  It is in the very southwest corner of the business park. 

 

ScareWare  
Jeannie will be taking orders (and payment) for Scareware at the picnic.  $10 fora T-shirt, $12 for a women’s tank and $25 for a hoodie.  $5 extra for 2X and larger.  Cash or check only.  Orders will be placed immediately if we reach or minimums.  If not, a second ordering date will take place at orientation.   No orders will be taken after orientation.  

 

Concerts in the park
We will once again be doing face painting for 'Concerts in the Park' at Pine Lake Park in Sammamish.  This will be on Thursdays from 6pm-8pm this summer.  Please contact Dawn Gonser at Jeeprider78@aol.com if you are interested in helping out!

 

2016 SHOW DATES 

Press Night- Oct.13 - 7-9 p.m.
Friday           Oct. 14 7-11 p.m.
Saturday      Oct. 15 7-11 p.m.
Sunday        Oct. 16 7-10 p.m.
Monday       Oct. 17 No Show
Tuesday       Oct. 18 No Show
WednesdayOct. 19 No Show
Thursday     Oct. 20 No Show
Friday          Oct. 21 7-11pm
Saturday      Oct. 22 7-11pm
Sunday        Oct. 23 7-10pm
Monday       Oct. 24 No Show
Tuesday       Oct. 25 No Show
WednesdayOct. 26 No Show
Thursday      Oct. 27 No Show
Friday           Oct. 28 7-11pm

Saturday      Oct. 29 7-11pm
Sunday        Oct. 30 7-10pm
Halloween   Oct. 31 7-10pm