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June 14th, 15th and 16th 2013
|The Dreaded Rules|
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The campout is a family event. Please bring your children too! They have just as much right to experience nature in all Her glory as you do. I want to emphasis the family nature of this campout so that everyone can enjoy it. With that in mind I do wish to bring up two points.
First is that since children will be present that means appropriate behavior by children and adults must be adhered to.
Secondly this is a campout and parents must watch their children. Camping brings with it knives, axes, fires and other dangers that they may not be used to. I know children as I have raised my own and they are fast, curious little things that need our guidance and watchful eye to keep them safe.
I want to discuss is the bringing of pets. I have pets myself. I love them very much and they are part of my family, they are just like my kids in many ways. I have taken them on trips with me and have taken them around the world with me too. I do not want to tell people they cannot bring their pets but I have seen what happens when good pets meet each other in strange places and the results are not always good. The U.S. Forest Service operates the campground and all their rules will apply. Here is a link to their page with campground rules:
Pets will need to be leashed or restrained at all times. Those who bring pets will be expected to be responsible for anything their pet does and to clean up after their pets. Anyone who is not able to comply with these rules, the U.S. Forest Service rules, will be asked to leave.
Several years ago the campsite was visited by a bear while we were enjouing the wonders of Mother Nature. The bear was no problem to anyone there but did hang around most of Saturday. This afforded people who were there a fantastic opportunity to see one of the Goddess' fantastic creatures but it also presented a hazard. This animal was simply hungy and looking for an easy meal. We must, for the saftey of the bear, insist that everyone store ALL food in their vehicles when not at the campsite.
We would like to encourage anyone to bring crafted items to sell at the campout. As of yet no one has set up any vendor booths but inquiries have been made. If you wish to set up a booth you must contact us at least two weeks prior to the campout to make arrangements. Booth space will be limited to 10 ft x 10 ft. Fees for vendors will be 5% of gross sales plus the normal campout registration fee of $13.00. The Monies collected will be used to help defray the costs of the campout - mainly firewood - and maintenance of the website. Any remaining funds will be donated to a local charity to be determined at the campout. Anyone who has not made prior arrangments to set up a booth will not be permitted to do so.
We hate to do this but have found that prior years solution for refunds did not work well. Last year's campout was a success and the extra funds were donated to a charitable organization. Last minute cancellations have caused some financial strain in the past. To make this the best possible campout for everyone involved we have compiled the following refund policy:
Full Refunds can and will be given until the campsite is actually reserved. This can be done because no money has been spent on the campout at this point and there is no reason why a full refund can not be given.
50% Refund will be given once the campsite has been reserved. Once the campsite has been reserved $129.00 have been spent and all refunds will then be coming directly out of our pocket.
No Refunds will be given the two weeks before the campout. Your fee, should you not be able to make it, will be donated as a sponsorship to the campout. This way, the campout will be able to go forward benifiting everyone who attends.
Special Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis after the campsite has been reserved. We know life happens and sometimes circumstances beyond our control can make life challenging. Send the details of your situation to us for review. We will then make a determination on your refund. This does not mean that a full refund will be given.