To provide the most beneficial camping experience, groups are asked to follow these procedures:
Group Leaders check list:
1. Make arrangements to have proper Insurance coverage for this event (if church group, be sure to have church board approval otherwise contact your insurance carrier and discuss proper coverage.)
2. Arrive before group arrives
3. Meet with Camp Host and discuss any issues or needs. Be sure to exchange contact information should there be a need.
4. Register guests and inform them of the camps policies, where you can be located, and what to do in case of an emergency.
Attending parents or legal guardians are responsible for the safety of their own children and their actions.
Group leaders need to train each group supervisors that they are not to be alone with any minor at any time.
It is strongly recommended that group leaders have an appropriate screening policy for there staff that have responsibility for or access to campers.
If swimming or small boats is an activity requested, user groups may provide their ownÂ lifeguard(s) provided they present a currentÂ lifeguard and CPR/ AED certificate recognized by aÂ nationally recognized provider to the camp Host prior to theÂ swimming or small boats area being opened.
For all aquatic activities the posted safety regulations will be enforced by the designated supervisor orÂ facilitator. These regulations will be reviewed with the designated supervisor by the Camp Host prior to group members being allowed to participate. Please makeÂ arrangements with the Camp Host a head of time so there isÂ adequate time to accomplish this and not cut into the participates time.Â
2. Lake Winnekeag: Lake Winnekeag poses a drowning hazard if the rules of the lake are not adhered to.
Departure day checkout time is 11:00 a.m. Special arrangements can be made with the Camp Manager.
Observe One-way trafficÂ
Adhere to 5 MPH Speed limitÂ
Do not Drive on the Grass or SidewalksÂ
Those staying overnight at the Pathfinder Lodge may use the designated parking spaces at the lodge, all others must park in the main parking lot at the entrance to camp, unless permission by the Camp Host has been granted.Â There will be a $25 per vehicle charge for vehicles driving on the grass or sidewalks.Â
Internet is available with a pass-word that may be obtained from the camp host by the group leader, please use responsibly.
Call 911 for Life Threatening Emergencies. User groups are responsible for providing their own emergency care and first aid, including first-aid supplies, storage of collected meds if applicable and emergency transportation.Â Medical needs, including the possibility of emergencies, should be considered in advance. Each group is advised to have an adult that is currently certified by a nationally recognized provider in age -appropriate CPR / AED and First Aid on duty for emergency care. Each group should provide their own first aid kit as the camps clinic is only staffed during summer camp.Â Any incident requiring emergency care must be reported to the Camp Host within 24 hours of the incidentÂ accompanied by a written report of whatÂ happened, its location and the name and contact information of the injured and anyÂ witnesses.
Very few accidents have ever happened at Camp Winnekeag, and we would like to keep it that way.
Here are a few suggestions:
1. Always provide proper supervision
2. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing.
3. Never hike or run alone.
4. Allow time to rest between activities.
5. Drink Plenty of water
6. Get proper rest
7. Obey the camp rules
Food ServiceÂ is available for groups of 30 or more (see rate sheet). Prior arrangements must be made and theÂ â€œAdvance Meal Guarantee countâ€ form must be submitted 15 days before arrivalÂ (you will be charged for a minimum of 30 people per meal) a 10% late fee will be applied to the total meal count multiplied by the lowest per meal cost if meal guarantee form is not returned 15 days before your group arrives.
***Food is not to be taken from the dinning hall***
Please encourage all to take only what they will eat, to keep costs down, as no food may be returned to the kitchen for future use. (Even if you have not opened it)
Groups will not have access to the Cafeteria for food preparation or any storage.Â
Groups may use theÂ Lodge or Village KitchenÂ for doing their own food preparation (see rate sheet). The kitchen is equipped with all cooking utensils, grill, range, ovens, cutlery, serving dishes, one freezer, and one refrigerator.Â .Â All food should be kept below 40 degrees or above 140 degrees to minimize food contamination.Â Each group should bring paper plates, cups, napkins, and silverware.Â All cooking utensils should be washed and air dried and put back in their designated locations. Guidelines for clean up are posted in the Kitchen area. All personal/ group food must be removed from the facility upon departure, and all garbage and trash placed in dumpster behind the Feather Inn.
To discourage rodents and insects in the buildings, there is to beÂ absolutely no open food in sleeping quarters.Â If group members have brought food or drink, it is up to the Group Leader to see that it is removed and taken care of appropriately.
Safety is our first concern. Do not move beds from their established position as they are designed to minimize disease transmission and to provide the safest egress should there be an emergency requiring evacuation. Do not place items on the table under the Emergency Window as this is to be used as an assistant to climb out of the window as safely as possible to a platform outside the window.
Mattresses are not to be moved from assigned rooms or in paths of egress without permission from the camp host and must be returned before departure.
All campers, unless other arrangements are made by the Group Leader, are expected to provide their own bedding
Children under the age of 18 should not be allowed in the sleeping facility without proper supervision.
To keep mice, rats, and other rodents out of your room please do not bring or eat food in your room.
While occupying room, please keep it clean to minimize rodents from entering the buildings.
Special care should be taken to put paper towels, sanitary napkins, and similar items in the trash and not in the plumbing fixtures.
Activity Center and Dinning Room chairs and tables are not to be used outside and are to be put back in their appropriate locations when finished.
When you leave: (1) Clean your room; (2) Close windows; (3) Check drawers and shelves and under bed for belongings; (4) Turn heat down; (5) Open curtains; (6) Turn lights off; (7) Take trash to the dumpster.Â
Groups have the option of cleaning up after themselves or leaving the cleaning up to the camp staff. Charges will be based on groupâ€™s decision. See â€œCamp Winnekeag Group Clean-up Responsibilitiesâ€ sheet.
Before departure, the group leader may request a tour with the Camp Host to be sure that camp expectations have been met otherwise they may leave it up to the camp host to assess proper clean up and charge the group $20/ hour for items not properly cleaned.