Camporee Rules

Camp rules keep us all safe. Please review our rules with all girls and adults who will be attending camp, and keep in mind that what may be OK when camping with one’s own family is not necessarily allowed in the group setting. Campers who do not follow the rules may be asked to leave camp with no refunds offered.

Camper Guidelines

  • No one should be alone – Everyone (adults included) needs a buddy.
  • Girls should have adult supervision at all times.
  • No running in camp (except in open field across Eberle Rd); rocks and roots are easy to trip over.
  • Please be on time for all activities
  • Wear closed toed shoes that attach securely to feet. No crocs, sandals, flip flops, etc. No bare feet. Socks are always a good idea.
  • No one should be at lake or dock without adult supervision
  • Flag ceremonies: there is to be no talking from the time we line up for flag ceremony until its conclusion; do not lean against fence (it’s not sturdy)
  • Please note that one of the restrooms may intermittently be used/labeled for males–pay attention to sign on door before entering.
  • Remember to “leave no trace”: take only pictures, leave only footprints – please leave flora and fauna alone. This includes the salamanders in the lake. Look, but do not catch, handle, or harass.

Arrival

All campers must check-in with camp coordinators in Legacy Lodge.

Parents not staying overnight will leave daughters’ belongings in the designated area at Legacy lawn and say good-byes there (i.e., parents not staying overnight should NOT transport daughters’ belongings to lodging units). Parents who are dropping girls off at camp should check with their group/troop leader before leaving.

Troops staying in Palmer can have their girls bring their bags to their quarters, preferably in groups of 2 or 3 with an accompanying adult. Girls staying on the units may load bags into one vehicle and drive out to unit.

Parking

One vehicle per troop (max 2 per unit) may stay at the unit, facing out, with the keys in the vehicle. These vehicles should be available in the event of an emergency.

All other vehicles need to be parked in the parking lot below Legacy Lodge. You should not have a reason to drive through camp until check-out.

Adult Help

If you have more adults in your group than required, please check in with camp coordinators in Legacy Lodge to see if general assistance is needed.

First Aid

All troop leaders should have with them permission slips, health forms, and any medications needed for their girls. In addition, a first aider and supplies will be available in Legacy Lodge.

Coffee/Tea

We will try to keep coffee available, at least during morning hours, for adults only, in the small kitchen in Legacy Lodge. Teabags and a microwave are also available.

Kapers

Troops doing flag ceremony will have instructions in their folders. Feel free to practice the flag ceremonies before you do them. Troop assisting with a meal should arrive 30 mins before meal time.

Cleanup

There is no maid service at camp. Please remember that your girls are responsible for cleaning their units before departure. Do check and make sure it is acceptably cleaned. The sleeping area should be swept and no trash or debris left in bunks. For cabins, mattresses should be propped up on bunks.

Latrines: sweep floor, clean mirrors, wipe sinks/toilet seats/lids with cleaner. Remove all trash.

Pavilions: Sweep floor, clean sinks and counters, remove trash.

Trash should be brought out to the dumpster in the main parking area near Legacy; replace liners in all cans.

Please bring all cleaning supplies to Legacy lodge when finished.

Food in Camp

Please make sure there is no food in the outer units. If any adult or girl has food, candy, gum (even factory-wrapped), make sure they are stored in the refrigerator in the pavilion. You don’t want a friendly visit from a local critter in your cabin, tent, or picnic tables!

Photo Credit Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle