The next JJJJ preliminarily scheduled for July 2020 has been cancelled due to the conronavirus.
March 26, 2020
Hello Wonderful Cousins!
I pray that you all are healthy and enjoying your family time at home. In light of the uncertainty of the upcoming months, the plans for the 2020 JoJo July Jamboree has been cancelled.
A good idea is to have mini family reunions in the meantime.
I highly suggest making contact with the Aunts and Uncles as they were really looking forward to seeing all of the nieces and nephews.
If you need their phone numbers let me know. My Dad, Uncle Jim Goethals, is doing well. He is staying with Sally right now and well fed!
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We are starting to talk about a possible JJJJ in 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Cheyenne Mountain Resort (CMR) – Yelp | TripAdvisor | Google
Thursday – Sunday, July 23-26, 2020
We need to hear from family members if they are interested in attending, and, if so, how many people age 18 and older might attend, so that we can discuss whether to move forward.
In 2020, Sally and Carrie contacted CMR and negotiated a rate of $229 + $24 resort fee & tax per day. We need to reserve a minimum of 10 rooms, and each family can put down one credit card to reserve rooms for their clan.
Let us know of your interest: contact Sally, Carrie, and Chug at
jojojulyjamboree -at- gmail
In 2015, the contact with CMR had a room block reserved that totaled 80 room nights (Thursday 20, Saturday 30, Sunday 30). (For 2020, we were considering a room block of 15, 25, 25.)
Please note that CMR is under new ownership – Dolce, owned by Wyndham, a timeshare company….
The $24 daily resort fee covers self-parking, unlimited wifi, in-room coffee and tea, tennis on any of CMR’s 17 courts, and access to fitness and workout facilities.
Triple B Ranch is availble both Friday and Saturday nights for a family BBQ.
After we determine if the JJJJ 2020 should go froward, more details will follow, and we will then be looking for volunteers to organize and coordinate activities!
Preliminary planning for
Evening dinner at Triple B Ranch, Woodland Park
Possibly another evening dinner TBA
Amazing Race Scavenger Hunt
Poolside happy hour Sunday afternoon/Monday afternoon
S’mores and Drinks fireside each evening
Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church
Sunday brunch at the Broadmoor? (some folks did that in 2015)
Butte Opera House matinee and explore Cripple Creek
White water rafting
(CMR Resort has various amenities: tennis, sail boats, kayaking, beach, pool, fitness gym)
See TripAdvisor for other hotels available in Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs
See also: Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs – Yelp | TripAdvisor
Daily rates at the Magnuson Hotel Manitou Springs are under $150.
You can send email to:
general: jojojulyjamboree -at- gmail.com
Chug Roberts: chugach -at- gmail.com
Sally Smith: sasmith4246 -at- sbcglobal.net
Carrie Frain: carrie.g.frain -at- gmail.com