Head count low but variable at V-Week: from upper 90s to 150-175; down from 400 last year

The Inn at Silver Bay is nearly deserted, according to a source.

Sources tell Frank Report there appears to be a fluctuating number of people at Silver Bay Resort during the first few days of Vanguard Week, known also as V-Week.

It started Saturday.

Estimates range from under 100 to as many as 150-175 people on campus, exclusive of staff. Sources familiar with V-Week say that people come and go during the 10 day celebration. Some make day trips or stay for only a night or two.

Silver Bay can accommodate about 800 overnight guests.

During most of the summer season, between 400-800 people stay overnight.

One source explained it is difficult to determine how many are here for V-Week.

People who are not attending the “conferences’ cannot rent rooms during V-Week, but members of the YMCA can use the facilities: Canoeing, tennis, swimming, volleyball, shuffleboard, archery etc is open to members of the YMCA during V-Week.

Starting late June through July and August, occupancy is often at capacity. Generally weekend capacity is over 90 percent, said a source familiar with Silver Bay.

There are usually hundreds of people renting rooms at Silver Bay. On weekends the place is full or nearly full.

Now lodges are empty. There are more empty rooms than full at the Inn.

One source said, “This is like late September.”

Sources who attended V-Week last year said about 400 people attended.

The Inn at Silver Bay is nearly deserted, according to a source.


Members of the YMCA and guests can use the facilities during V-Week. They cannot rent the rooms however and stay overnight.
The beach at Silver Bay.

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    • It’s not really what they served, more the quality.

      Breakfast: oatmeal. Yogurt. Fruit. Granola. Cereal.
      Dinner/Lunch: Basic salad bar. Lots of carbs. Some gluten free stuff. Mexican food. Lots of soy products. No meat. Pop. Water. Cake.
      Pizza during later evening hours

  • The 2 years I went to Vag Week I made a comment about the terrible quality of food. Two different years I was told the same thing by the Silver Bay staff. “We don’t understand it either. You could have waaaay better food quality, but they request the same poor quality food every year.”

  • I’m surprised so many people are still there. Even 90 is a lot considering the vaginal branding and blackmail of late. There are a few possibilities. Either they’re really dumb and just haven’t heard what’s up, or they themselves are branded and fucking Mr Raniere and are forced to show up at Vweek, or they know and have so little conscience they don’t care. Wake up people you’re in the middle of one of the worst cults in history. You’ll regret it one day.

  • Last year many of my friends and I went off campus every night for dinner as the food NXIVM provided was inedible. While Vantard was served flourless chocolate cake and pizza by his servants. Everyone was sick from poor food hygiene and the Vantard disease even spread to the unfortunate Silver Bay staff.
    I find it funny that some of the highest ranks were all drinking wine and whiskey in their rooms. Everyone wanted to stuff down their feelings that something wasn’t right.
    Drink it up this year folks, might be the last v-week. And if you’re lucky enough, while you’re walking at night with your flashlight, you might spot Vantard training a girl one-on-one behind the cabins. Be sure to snap a pic and send directly to the Frank Report.


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