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Walter Scott Camp & Learning Center Usage Policies

Use of Camp Walter Scott

  1. Wildlife and the land itself shall be respected. We are stewards of Creation together, and the thousands of species who call this place home require our care.
  2. The property shall be a smoke (tobacco, marjuana, vaping, etc.) free environment. Should exceptions be requested, the caretaker may designate limited smoking areas and times.
  3. Camp fires shall be built in designated fire rings.
  4. In an effort to curb the spread of disease and invasive insects to our forest, please use the provided firewood rather than bringing your own.
  5. Fireworks, firearms, and illegal substances are not permitted on the grounds.
  6. Vehicles should be parked while on the grounds unless used to transport guests with limited mobility between areas. Vehicles are limited to the gravel road and off-road vehicles are not allowed (Golf carts are permitted on the gravel road).
  7. Groups (or outside catering) who wish to utilize the kitchen or serve alcoholic beverages (exempting religious usage) are required to sign a facility use agreement. This includes a contract of indemnity as well as a certificate of insurance for general liability (as well as host liquor liability for alcoholic beverage service) and will name the camp as additionally insured.
  8. Non-CCIW groups shall sign a facility use agreement to host events at Walter Scott.
  9. The Infirmary should be available for medical usage. An adult must accompany a minor to the room. Facility staff should be notified of any medical issues which arise.
  10. A shirt and shoes are required when food is being served in the dining hall.
  11. The waterfront is available at guests’ own risk. Parents or adult program staff (as applicable) are responsible for the safety of children on the waterfront or lake. Life jackets are required anytime a person is in a watercraft.
  12. Recreation equipment (disc golf, balls, hoola-hoops, water guns, lifejackets, paddles, etc.) are to be returned to the designated storage areas after use.
  13. Pets are allowed on the grounds on a leash and owners shall clean up after their pets.
  14. Permanent or semi-permanent changes to any part of the facilities shall be approved by the caretaker. Cutting trees, altering water flows, gathering firewood (log size), is included.
  15. Groups are responsible for leaving the facilities as clean as possible. Broken equipment, physical damage, or deep cleaning as a result of a group’s stay may be added to the group’s final invoice.
  16. Check Out Procedure:
    1. Return furniture to its original position.
    2. Return camp linens to the laundry room.
    3. Return all dishes to the kitchen collection window.
    4. Return cots to their storage area.
    5. Return and reorganize sports equipment, games, and crafts in their proper places.
    6. Remove all recycling, compost, and waste to the proper containers.
    7. Check out with the caretaker unless other arrangements have been made.

[Adopted by the Camp Advisory Board 2/2023]