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NOTE:  Per the North American Division Guidelines for Adventurer Family Camping:
  • "A parent or legal guardian MUST accompany their own child(ren) at all times.  No exceptions."
  • "Parents or legal guardians are not permitted to grant permission to Adventurer Staff to take their minor children overnight camping under any circumstances.  No Exceptions"
  • "Adventurer Staff is prohibited from sleeping with children that are not their own.  No Exceptions"
  • (a "legal" guardian is someone who has been appointed by a judge in a United States court of law -- keep in mind that a paper signed by a 'notary public' or even by a parent --  giving permission for child to stay with you -- is NOT an accepted form.)  

Family Camp Details  

"Facing the Giants" June 2-4, 2017.  Remember the deadline to pay and register is May 24th. You will need to bring your bedding and camping gear as well as food. Space is limited, so first paid - first registered. Please note: There will only be three square feet per camper. Cost for ages 4 and up is now $18 per person. Ages three and under are free. Send checks: Attn: Carol Lyons Minnesota Conference 7384 Kirkwood Ct N Maple Grove MN 55369   

Adventurer Family Camp is for Adventurers, Eager Beavers and Little Lambs -- and their family.

Cost: $18.00 for all people camping, ages 4 years and above. Children 3 years and below are free.

Space is limited so be sure to register early.   (300 people is our total) Once we are full, registration will close.  We are allowing 3 square feet per person for camping space.  Keep that in mind as you plan your supplies.  Deadline to register is May 24th.  

If you need a cabin for medical reasons, cost is $120 (plus the $18 per person) admission fee.

Important: Money must accompany registration to make it official. Without payment your registration will be given to someone else.  

Make checks out to: MN Conference
Mail to: ATTN: Carol Lyons
7384 Kirkwood Ct; Maple Grove, MN 55369

What to bring:  Clubs will be responsible for their own meals and camping equipment.  Plus, you may want to bring chairs for the meetings and plan a little extra food to feed a volunteer or two. 

Volunteers:  If you are coming with a club and don't have extra responsibilities with that club and would like to help us with the Camporee Activities -- please sign up as a volunteer.  If you are a parent coming along, and your club can spare you, please sign up!  If you are a Master Guide and have the time, please sign up to help us,  Thank you!!   email Vanesa at:  sandv2@msn.com   or Nelly at:  ntorori@gmail.com


Remember:  This is a family camping experience -- we will not be staying in the cabins.  This is a chance for you to camp with your children so that when they join Pathfinders -- they will already be familiar with tenting and sleeping in sleeping bags, cooking over a campstove, sounds in the night (tent wall are thin!) etc.  
                 
Here is a tentative Schedule for the weekend:

Friday,
3-6pm   Registration and Set up
7-8pm   Vespers at "The Point"
9pm      Bedtime

Sabbath, 
6:30-7am    Rise and Shine
7-9am         Breakfast, Club Time
9-9:45am    Club Inspection (children should be in dress uniforms)
9:45am       Club Parade to "The Point"
10-10:30am Church at "The Point"
10:45-11am  Break time (change into field uniforms)
11am-noon   Miracle Activities (schedules will be handed out at registration on Friday)
Noon-2pm    Club lunch and rest time
2:15-5:pm     Miracle Activities continue
5-6:30pm      Club Supper time
7-8pm           Meet at "The Point" for Vespers
9pm              Bedtime

Sunday,
7am           Rise and Shine
8-8:20        Morning Devotional at "The Point"
8:30-9:30   Club Breakfast time
10am-noon   Organized Field Activities
noon-12:15   Closing Ceremonies
12:15-1:30    Club lunch and clean up

Suggested Family Camp Supplies  (**Note** only "Suggested"  not required!!) For those who aren't familiar with camping!
Tent, stakes,  poles, hammer
Tarp for under the tent
Lantern & or flashlights
cot/air mattress/sleeping pad
sleeping bags/blankets, pillow
plastic bag for dirty laundry
towels and washcolth
footwear for shower (flip-flops)
Toiletry items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, deodorant, hair dryer, hair bands, etc)
shoes
clothes
Adventurer Uniform
rain gear (just in case)
warm jackets (just in case)
Bible
camera (optional)

Then, depending on how your club has planned their meals:  (each family may bring or just the leader will bring -- you will need to find that out from your club director)

Pots and pans
dish soap, & dish towels, & dishpans
Plates, cups, bowls, silverware or plastic ware
cooking utensils/can opener
matches
cook stove
fire extinguisher
tables and tablecloth
food/menu
water container
coolers
garbage bags
toilet paper (just in case!)
first aid kit
Club banner/flags (if you have)