Use of Camp Walter Scott

  1. Fire is a constant danger. We are protected by an effective fire department, but it is in Effingham, 11 miles away. So…
    1. The camp shall be a tobacco smoke free environment. (If camp employees or event workers request exceptions, the manager may designate limited smoking areas and times.) Designated smoking area is the fire pit behind the dining hall.  During the summer camp season smoking IS NOT ALLOWED anywhere on the campground.
    2. Camp fires must be built only in designated areas. They should be watched carefully and extinguished properly. Leaves must be cleaned at least 10 feet from every fire site and a bucket of water must be at the site. Fires may be prohibited during the dry season.
    3. Automobiles should be parked in the designated area. Cars should not be casually driven around the grounds.
    4. Fireworks and firearms are not permitted on the grounds. Any person violating this rule will be asked to leave.
  2. Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs are not permitted. Any person violating this rule will be asked to leave.
  3. State law allows only paid employees in the kitchen. The managers office is also off limits to group members.
  4. State Health Codes require that the Infirmary be reserved for medical reasons. An adult should accompany a young person to the room. Camp manager should be notified when there is a medical problem.
  5. State law requires each person wear a shirt and shoes in the area where food is served.
  6. From August 1 through May 31, you may use the waterfront at your own risk. Parents or adult program staff are responsible for the safety of children swimming or boating when no lifeguard is present. You are required to wear a life jacket while in a boat or canoe!
  7. Lifejackets, oars, paddles and other recreation equipment are to be returned to the designated storate areas after use.
  8. Do not sit / stand on tables. Do not stand on chairs.
  9. Pets are allowed on the campground only on leash; owners are expected to clean up after their pets.  No pets are allowed in any buildings on the campground.
  10. Check with the manager before you make a change, which might be permanent or semi-premanent in the buildings or on the grounds. This includes cutting trees and altering water flows. Use only firewood that has been gathered for that purpose.
  11. No writing is allowed on the log cabin walls and no writing is allowed in the shelters. Your group will be expected to pay for the cleanup if this occurs.
  12. The campground provides a small refrigerator in each cabin and a freezer with ice on the dining hall dock–although not required, a suggested donation for ice is 50 cents per bag.
  13. Your group or organization is responsible for leaving the facilities as clean as possible. Your group will be billed for any lost or broken equipment or other damages that occur during your stay. If more than routine cleaning is necessary at the end of a stay, a surcharge will be made to that program.
  14. Check Out Procedure: Every group is expected to do these things before leaving:
    1. Put furniture back the way it was when the group arrived.
    2. Remove sheets from beds actually used.
    3. Pick up all garbage, trash and refuse and place in the proper containers.
    4. Return all dishes and drinking glasses to the dishwasher window in the dining hall.
    5. Fold, bundle and put away all folding cots.
    6. Put sports equipment, games and craft material in their proper places.
    7. Check out with manager unless other arrangements have been made.
[Adopted by the Camp Management Committee 8/2003]