Smoke Signal – October 2021 Edition

Sundance 1 RV Resort


October 2021 

Important Phone Numbers

911 for all police, medical and fire emergencies

Sundance Main Office 520-426-9662 (Non-business hours calls will transfer to Host)

APS  1-800-240-2014         City of Casa Grande 520-421-8600           AireBeam 520-510-0909

We are looking forward to a very busy season and extend a hearty welcome to all of our new guests that have chosen to make our Sundance community their home for the winter or permanently!  A warm “welcome back” goes out to all of our returning guests as well.  Slow down, enjoy life, and let the good times roll!


Speed limit is 15 mph.

All vehicles, golf carts, scooters, and bicycles are to stop at all marked intersections and follow directional street arrows and signage.

Please call 911 for all police, medical or fire related emergencies. Have another person call

520-­426-9662 which will reach the main office during business hours or a host after business hours.

Name badges will be required to be worn in order to participate in any activity.  Please wear your badge when out and about in the park. It’s a great way to get to know you and should you have a medical emergency, we will know who you are.  If you have a guest visiting, please register them with the Main office and come to Activities so we can make a guest badge for them.

Please update your information and emergency contact info with the Main office. You can drop it off in the mail slot located in the hall between Main office and Mailroom or hand it in at the Main office front desk during business hours. This applies to all residents/guests at Sundance 1 RV Resort, Sundance 2 and Sundance 3. Sorry, you can’t use a Sundance snowbird as your contact.  For your convenience, see page 5 for an easy-to-use form.

Don’t forget to check in with the Main office via phone or in person when you arrive.  If you plan on being out of the park for 7 days or longer, please let us know that too.

We have 2 AEDs (automated external defibrillator) in the Sundance community. One is in the laundry room (SD1) and the other is located in the Women’ s restroom at Pool 2 (SD2).

The Sundance community is a scent free park.  Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or highly fragranced lotions.  Many guests have medical challenges that can be triggered by strong fragrances.

Dogs are to be leashed at all times including while on your site. We have two dog parks available. The small dog park is located off of Duke in SD1, just past the main gate.  The second is located in SD2 off of Apache by Pool 2.

Please do not allow your dog to defecate on any occupied or unoccupied site.  There are areas available along the detention ponds in SD1 for that purpose.  Clean up after your pet when walking, while in the dog park and while on your site.  Dogs should be walked on blacktop surfaces only.  They are not allowed in the pools, buildings, or in the Main office complex.

Coverups are required on both men and women when traveling to and from the pools. Pool shoes are fine in the pools, however please don’t wear them to and from the pools. Debris can fall off and cause damage to filtering equipment.

Please towel off before leaving the pool area.  Do not enter any buildings dripping wet as this will create a fall hazard.

Our washing machines are HE units and only require a ¼ cup of liquid detergent.  Using any more will result in suds oozing from the machine onto the floor.  If pods are used, they are dropped directly into the machine.

If you’re out at night for a walk, please carry a flashlight with you to ensure that you can be seen.  When travelling in or on a wheeled vehicle, please make sure that you have lights on the front and back so others can see you.

Sundance Lingo –

Round Up Meeting – Park meeting open to all residents/guests held for 30 minutes every Tuesday morning at 8:30am sharp at the Hole in the Wall beginning October 19 through April 12. Come and enjoy coffee, tea, and morning munchies while learning about the news of the park. We will have speakers, raffles and drawings too!

Morning Message – Sign up via the Sundance 1 RV Resort web site to receive morning messages that covers daily, weekly, monthly  park info and events. Once signed up, you will also receive the monthly Smoke Signal. For Laptop users Locate our website and click on it.  Once the  page is open look for Activities/Events (this is a drop – down box), click on Activities and scroll to bottom of page to “Subscribe to our Newsletter via Email”. Enter your full email address and click subscribe.  You should see a “success” message that you subscribed. Please go into your personal email and look for a “WordPress” communication. (Check spam and junk folders too). You need to open the email and follow the steps to activate it.  Once you have done that you should begin receiving email notifications. If you subscribe using a cell phone, you will use same website and click on menu to open options and continue as above.

Smoke Signal – A monthly publication highlighting park info, news and more.  It also includes the next month calendar of events. All groups and individuals are encouraged to submit articles by the 20th of the current month to be in the following months edition.

Hole in the Wall – The largest room in our Sundance community located behind the Main office where large events are held. Dances, food events, entertainment, Round Up Meeting, along with numerous classes are held here.

Hang Out room – This room is highly used for small meetings by many groups, classes. and activities. Conveniently located right next to the Activity office.

Ranch House – Located on the hill in SD 2, is home to our Sundance Library and features a Meetin’ Room, reading/TV/puzzle room, a pool table, and common area for all to enjoy.  Outside you will find comfy patio furniture and firepit.  There are two corn hole games available for use as well.

Gourd Shop aka Building #1 – This shop opened in 2020/2021 and is located just across from the Ranch House. Here you will learn how to create beautiful, functional works of art from gourds.

Stretchin’ Shed aka Budling #2 – A small building just west of the Ranch House that has workout equipment available for use.

Art Barn aka Building #3 – A medium sized building located a bit further west of the Ranch House by the RC track and accessible by driving toward the Pickleball courts.  This building has its own calendar and offers different types of painting, drawing, woodburning, and other artistic classes.

Tag A Longs – This term applies to out of park excursions to nearby towns which may be to a live theater performance, tours, dinner and shows.

Other Info –

Main office – This is where it all begins!  Reservations, storage sites, rent payments, site improvement forms can all be obtained here!  They have a drop box in the hallway next to the ice machine for your convenience too.

Mailroom – Located in the same building as the Main office with a walk-up window for package pick up on the outdoor hallway side that connects to the Activity office.

Activity office – Next to the Main office building you will find bubbly personalities that want to keep you busy!  Visit us for ice (during business hours), tickets, copies, wash permits, name and guest badges, quarters (during business hours), Sundance clothing, and more!

October Hours –

Week of Oct. 11 – Main office – Mon. – Fri. 9am – Noon  Closed on weekend

Activity office – Mon. – Fri. 9am – Noon  Sat. 9am – 1pm   Closed Sunday

Mailroom – Mon. –  Fri. 11am – 1pm   Closed on weekend

Week of Oct. 18 – Main office – Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm  Closed on weekend

Activity office – Mon. – Sat. 8:30am – 3pm

Mailroom – Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm   Closed on weekend

Week of Oct. 25 – Main office – Mon – Fri. 9am – 3pm  Closed on weekend

Activity office – Mon. – Sat. 8:30am – 3pm

Mailroom – Mon. – Fri. 9am – 3pm   Closed on weekend



Resident/Guest Updated Info 2021/2022

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Drop off at Main office front desk or in the hallway drop box between Main office and Mailroom.  Thank you

Coordinators and volunteers are vitally important to the Sundance community and assist in keeping our park active!  We are in need of a couple of Coordinators and volunteers to help out in various areas!  We hope that you will consider getting involved to enhance Sundance.

 Coordinators Needed

Bingo                           Contact Activity office 520-876-2714 or

Float                            as above

Singles Group             as above

Veteran’s Group          as above

Volunteers Needed –

Mailroom                                 See Doug B. in the Mailroom

Front Gate                               Bob & Fritzi F. call 818-519-1171

Decorating Committee            Luanne & Roy D. text your name and number 509-830-2108

2 Old Dudes –

We would like to extend a special thank you to the 2 Old Dudes food trailer owners, Gary, Jack, and Kathy.  First, your military service is greatly appreciated.  Second, thank you for providing our guests/residents with tasty food, friendship, and donations to the Sundance/Fairways Veterans.  Due to personal reasons the 2 Old Dudes will not be serving the Sundance community this season.  We wish you the very best and do hope to see you enjoying the Sundance community.

Halloween Happy Hour/Octoberfest –

Join us on Sunday Oct. 31, at Pool 1 patio 4 – 6:30pm for a Halloween Happy Hour and Octoberfest celebration! Warren Young will be performing on a variety of guitars and stringed instruments from his collection and the Secret Ingredient food trailer will here serving brats and burgers.  Costume contest will be at 6pm and judged by your peers.  Prizes will be awarded for the most creative, funniest, and scariest.  Bring your beverage (no glass containers allowed), comfy chair, and let’s get social!

Room Calendars and Schedules –

Everyone is encouraged to check out all of Sundance rooms and buildings. There are specific rooms that have their own calendar showing events taking place at designated times.  Art Barn, Gamblin’ Room, Hang Out Room, Hole in the Wall, and Meetin’ Room located in the Ranch House. All other activity rooms have their hours posted near their doors.  Please be patient if some activity rooms are not open all week.  Room/Activity Coordinators work hard with their Monitors to get rooms ready for the season.  Our goal is to have all rooms open five days a week by November.

The Secret Ingredient Food Trailer –

We are happy to announce that The Secret Ingredient Food Trailer will be here on Tuesdays in October.  They will be in the pull through site 688.  Mark your calendars and stop by for lunch or dinner!

Tue. 10/12   4-6:30pm            Tue. 10/19   11am-1:30pm             Tue. 10/26  4-6:30pm

Walgreens Flu Vaccine Clinic at Sundance –

At this time, we have no definite date for the clinic.  Contact has been made via email and phone and they are currently experiencing a shortage of pharmacists.  As soon as we know one way or another, we will communicate the info to you.

 10-Digit Dialing –

Effective October 24, 2021 you will need to dial the area code plus phone number to place calls. Anyone with telephone number from your area code will need to make the change from 7-digit local dialing to 10.  On the 24th if you dial only the 7-digit phone number a recording will inform you that your call can not be completed and a recording will state to hang up and dial again using the area code and 7- digit phone number. Just about every state in the contiguous U.S. is affected along with Hawaii and Guam.

 Drop Off Day-

The City of Casa Grande Code Enforcement team is hosting a drop off day on Saturday Oct. 23 at Peart Park located at 350 E. 6th St. Casa Grande, 7:30am – 12pm.  They will be accepting furniture, appliances, tires, and green waste.  Please do not place appliances and large debris in Sundance dumpsters.