2016 Camping Information and Guidelines
Welcome to our Camping Guidelines Info Page!
We'll be continually updating this page with information so you'll want to check back regularly for the latest info. Also checkout the addition of special *Camporee Tips* located throughout the website for extra info that can help you as you plan.
Camping Area -
Your local conference has already received their assigned camping areas. Each conference is responsible for laying out their areas for individual clubs and these will be completed before Camporee. We are allowing 125 square feet per person in each club's camping area. Your club's usage of this square footage allotment must include any chuck wagons, RV's, pop-ups, camping trailers, tent sites and any other items you need to use in your campsite. There will be Camporee "roads" that will be designated for foot traffic and utility services. Campsites will not be allowed to overlap into these areas. Once you arrive at camp you will be directed to your clubs campsite.
Camp Housing -
Each conference has been allocated a certain amount of camp housing and is responsible for reserved their needed amount of that allotment. This camp housing is for the people staying there and is not be used as a general sleeping area or showering location for club staff members or Pathfinders staying in the tent camping area. If you or a member of your club is handicapped and need special lodging requirements please contact your local conference office to inquire about possible lodging in their camp housing area. Any housing available will be on a first come first serve basis with your local conference and cannot be guaranteed.
- Port-o-lets | There will be port-o-lets spread throughout the Camporee area. These facilities will be cleaned daily by our port-o-let vendor.
- Shower Facilities | There will be individual hot showers located throughout the campsite area. These locations are (1) Camp meeting shower house, (2) (3) will be portable hot showers in the pasture camping areas (4) River Ranch shower house. All of these locations will be open 24 hours per day, except during cleaning which will happen four times daily by camp staff. There will be an additional shower area for "staff only" which will be located by the King Chapel. This is for Pathfinder Adults who need a moment to escape for a hot shower.
- Shower Guidelines | We need your support in proper shower hygiene. Please note that showers facilities are for showers only and are not to be used as restrooms. Misuse of a shower will result in additional closures for cleaning so the the area can be sanitized thus holding up other campers from using the facility.
- Cleaning | We want to provide you with clean showers which means that (4) times a day the showers will be closed down for cleaning. If you find yourself in need of a shower during a cleaning closure please know that our staff will work as fast as possible to clean and reopen the showers. We're sure you will appreciate a clean facility so for this reason we ask for patience if you find that a shower is temporally closed for cleaning. As mentioned above if a shower is used as a restroom additional unscheduled closures will be needed to sanitized the facility.
- Water | Potable water stations will be located throughout the camping area. Each conference will have a grey water area that will be clearly marked for dumping.
- Dumpsters | The camp will provide dumpsters that will be set throughout the camping area. Each club is expected to place their trash in bags and place those bags in the provided dumpsters. Let's keep Camp Kulaqua beautiful.
Campfires | Campfires will be allowed only in restricted bases - this means they must be in a container up off the ground by at least four (4) inches. This can usually be accomplished with 1/2 of a barrel up on bricks. To help make your travels lighter and easier Fire Barrels will be available for sale during the Camporee on a first come first serve basis. Fire Barrel purchasing information (please note the "cord" of wood being offered is a bundle of wood and not a full cord). Campfire ashes should be disposed of in designated areas during and after the Camporee.
- Campfire Safety | Campfires can spread easily through a camp as a result all fires must be attended at all times. Any fires left unattended will be put out. Each Pathfinder club is expected to have fire extinguishers and/or buckets of water in case of fire. *Note* While Florida gets its fair share of rain during the year, drought conditions can and do occur. During these droughts the National Forest Service places bans on outside burning, in the event that a burning ban is issued we will not be able to allow campfires during Camporee. Camporee staff will notify you of any restrictions when you arrive at camp and we will update the website should a ban be placed into effect.
Clubs can bring gas powered generators to the Camporee. However all generators will need to be turned off during Camporee Quiet Time hours of 10:30pm until 6:30 am.
CPAP and Special Electrical Request | Due to the size and location of the camping area and the safety hazard that is involved with the running of electrical cords we will not be able to provide electrical hook-ups in the campsite areas. If you or a member of your clubs needs electrical for the purpose of a CPAP breathing machine please contact your local conference to inquire about special housing arrangements. This housing availability is very limited and is on a first come first serve bases.
We are sorry that we cannot accommodate everyone and thank you for your understanding of our limitations on this matter.
*Camporee Tip* Another option for your CPAP that you might consider is purchasing the optional battery pack. Battery packs are available for purchase on line and can be charger during the day at areas around Camp Kulaqua. This would be a great investment for those who wish to camp with their Pathfinder Club throughout the year as many state parks and primitive camping areas do not always have electrical hookups available.
Early Arrivals | Clubs should not plan on arriving at Camp Kulaqua before Wednesday (10/12) at 8:00 am. We will not be able to accommodate any early club arrivals since set-up for the Camporee program and campsites will be taking place. Please plan your trip to Camporee accordingly.
Late Arrivals |
At 10:00pm (eastern time) on Wednesday, October 12th all traffic into the camping areas will come to an end until camp tear down Sunday morning. If your club arrives at the Camporee after this deadline security will assist you in transferring your supplies, camping equipment and trailers to your camping area. Cars and other vehicles will not be permitted to drive into the camping area after 10pm. If you wish to have a vehicle in your camping area, please plan to have it in place before 10pm Wednesday night.
Parking | There will be (2) parking areas at Camporee.
Pets | For the safety and health of Pathfinders, staff and your pets, pets will not be permitted at the Camporee, with the exception of service animals. If you have a service animal that needs to attend, please make note on your registration so we can have it in our records. If you are not able to leave your dog at home here is a list of dog boarding facilities in the High Springs area, this list is provided as a service only, no special arrangements have been made for Camporee.
RV Sites | The RV Sites at Camp Kulaqua will not be available to rent during the Camporee. You are more than welcome to bring your RV, Camping Trailer or Popup as long as it fits in your alocated Camping Area.
- Campsites: This is for vehicles that are necessary for your campsite. They must remain in the camp site at all times and cannot be moved during the Camporee. Please remember to include them in your planning of your campsite layout.
- Outside the Camp Gate: This will be in a marked area right outside the front gate. This area is for vehicles not necessary in the camping area. These vehicles will be allowed to come and go from the parking lot, but saving of parking spaces will not be permitted. These vehicles will not be allowed inside the camp until Camporee take down. Shuttles will be operating to help transport food supplies to marked shuttle drop off locations in the camping areas. Also keep in mind that the Camp Store will be offering many of your food needs during the Camporee and may times you'll find they're prices much lower than the local grocery store and the best part is its right in your "backyard" no car required. *Camporee Tip* A wagon would be a great investment for your club for Camporee. They can be used to take chairs to programs, food to your campsites and transport water back and forth. You can find wagons that will breakdown for easy transport as you travel.