Camper Information

Camp Rules & Expectations

We are excitedly anticipating our 83rd year of Conservation Camp!  As always, our goals are to help each child develop skills in conservation, teamwork, leadership, sportsmanship and an awareness of the outdoors.  In order for us to provide for the safety and well being of our campers while we work to accomplish these goals, we have the following rules:

  • Campers must be 9-14 years old – they must have had their 9th birthday and not yet reached their 15th. 
  • Registration forms and the $225.00 camper’s fee must be submitted through our Sign Up page.  The camp is limited to the first 80 registrations.  We operate on a first come, first serve basis, so please get your registrations in early.
  • Payment must be made upon registration.  If an organization or individual other than a parent or guardian is sponsoring a camper, a check or a letter from the sponsor with the sponsor’s name and phone number included MUST accompany the registration form.
  • Check-in will begin at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday.  No early check-in’s!
  • No camper will be admitted without a signed “Consent for Medical Treatment” form on file to be turned in at registration.
  • The camp Director should be informed if any child has special needs so that consideration can be made toward those needs. To contact campers, (EMERGENCY ONLY!!) 260-352-2367.
  • If there is a valid reason that a camper must leave or be visited by parents during this week, special arrangements MUST be made with the Camp Director during the check-in time. Should an emergency arise during the week, please call the camp to inform the director of your needs. Separation of the child from the parent is part of the camp experience.
  • Each camper is to provide a sleeping bag, pillow, sheets (mattress covers are provided), extra towels, travel-sized toiletries (soap and deodorant are appreciated since it’s the middle of July), insect repellent, sun screen, flashlight, bathing trunks, one piece swim suits (girls), clothing for five days and rain gear. Extra footwear (flip flops/ sandals are only for showering or water activities)Extra towel (swimming towel and shower towel). Mini Fan (cabins are not air conditioned, however too many fans will over load the electrical system). Writing utensil (or highlighter if not taking tests.) Clothing for five days, rain gear and a sweatshirt for cool morning and evenings. Athletic equipment or fishing gear may be brought to camp, but the camper must assume full responsibility for these items. The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please make sure all items are marked with your child’s name.
  • DO NOT BRING BLOW DRYERS, MAKE UP, VIDEO GAMES, CELL PHONES, RADIOS, KNIVES, POP, MONEY, OR FOOD. Please do not send items of value with your child.
  • Swimming is only allowed during specified times and under the supervision of a lifeguard. (We use the “buddy system” as an additional safety measure.)
  • Each camper is expected to help keep the camp clean and in working order as well as cooperate with counselors, other staff and fellow campers. Any damage to camp property will be the responsibility of the camper’s parent or guardian.
  • We will make every effort to make each camper’s stay an enjoyable one, but cooperation is very important. The Camp Director reserves the right to send a camper home at the parents’ expense, if they become unmanageable.
  • Rules for acceptance and participation in the program is the same for everyone without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability or national origin. Any person who believes he has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write to: Secretary of Agriculture Washington, DC 20250.
  • THE AWARDS CEREMONY AND PICK-UP WILL BE ON FRIDAY AT 6:00 P.M. There will be no dinner served Friday evening. PLEASE BE PROMPT.

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What to Bring

Each camper is to provide a sleeping bag, pillow, sheets (mattress covers are provided), extra towels, travel-sized toiletries (soap and deodorant are appreciated since it’s the middle of July), insect repellent, sun screen, flashlight, bathing trunks, one piece swim suits (girls), clothing for five days and rain gear. Extra footwear (flip flops/ sandals are only for showering or water activities)Extra towel (swimming towel and shower towel). Mini Fan (cabins are not air conditioned, however too many fans will over load the electrical system). Writing utensil (or highlighter if not taking tests.) Clothing for five days, rain gear and a sweatshirt for cool morning and evenings. Athletic equipment or fishing gear may be brought to camp, but the camper must assume full responsibility for these items. The camp is not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please make sure all items are marked with your child’s name.

What not to bring

DO NOT BRING BLOW DRYERS, MAKE UP, VIDEO GAMES, CELL PHONES, RADIOS, KNIVES, POP, MONEY, OR FOOD. Please do not send items of value with your child.