FMC SPORTSMAN'S CLUB CAMPING RULES
The club facilities are the result of many years of labor and sacrifice on the part of many past and present members. The Camping Committee Chairperson(s), the Camping Committee and the user Members are responsible for maintaining the camping facility. Your membership, assigned long term camping and camper storage fees (if applicable) must be paid by May 1st of each year.
The assigned long term campsites, camping waiting list, temporary camping, camper storage lot and camper storage waiting list shall be in the name of the Member of Record only. Your cooperation and help can ensure a safe and well maintained campground.
I. These rules are intended to ensure:
A. A safe, healthy, orderly, and enjoyable use of the facilities.
B. Maximum availability of the facilities by all Members wishing to camp.
C. All Members, Campers and Guests are treated fairly and without favoritism.
II. The rules, detailed on the following pages, cover these important topics.
A. Penalties for Rules Violations
B. Camper Registration
C. Camper Relocation
D. Temporary Camping
E. Campsite Responsibilities
F. Campground Sewer
G. Camping Restrictions
H. Guest Campers
I. Children Campers
J. Camper Trailer Storage
L. Definition of Terms
A. ANYONE VIOLATING ANY OF THESE RULES WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
a. A warning by the Camping Committee Chairperson(s), verbal or in writing.
b. Any Member failing to respond to the warning in (a.) above will result in the Member of Record appearing before the Board of Directors to explain their reason for not complying with the rules and direction from the Camping Committee Chairperson(s). The Member is subject to possible disciplinary action by the Board of Directors, which could include loss of campsite, removal of equipment and possible loss of membership.
a. Member spending the night must register in the designated sign in log book.
b. Member must sign in all guest(s) and pay fees as required by the camping rules.
c. Member must provide name, camp site number and date of arrival. Prior to leaving Club the Member must enter date of departure.
a. Assigned long term camper fees are to be paid prior to May 1st or on the date the Member accepts a new site.
b. Temporary camping –refer to Temporary Camping (section D). Temporary camping fees must be paid for time of intended stay, not to exceed two weeks; unless approved by the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors.
c. Guest camping fees must be paid for time of intended stay.
d. Cancellations must be made 5 days prior to the reservation date in order to receive a refund. A one night cancellation fee may be charged on cancellations.
a. Member has 90 days from the date of accepting campsite to put a camper or RV on the assigned campsite, at the discretion of the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors.
b. Member of Record must have their own camper on the assigned site for a minimum of six months throughout the year, at the discretion of the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors.
a. Available campsites will be offered to Members on the list in the following manner. The Member on the top of the list will be offered the first available campsite(s). The campsite may be accepted or refused. If refused, the campsite will then be offered to the next name on the list.
b. A Member who refuses all available campsites will be removed from the Camping Waiting List at the discretion of the Camping Committee Chairperson(s). The Member may request to be placed at the bottom of the waiting list.
a. Campers desiring to trade campsites must improve their current campsite to club specifications before they would be allowed to switch to another campsite.
b. The Camping Committee will keep a list of Campers wanting to trade or move to a different campsite.
c. The Camper Trade List shall take importance over the Camping Waiting List for Long Term Camping assignments at the discretion of the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors. The Camper Trade List shall be closed one month prior to and four months after the May 1st Membership renewal deadline.
d. Prior to trading or moving to another site the camper must have been on the previous site for a minimum of one year. Camper must have used site before trading or moving to another site.
e. Campers wishing to trade spots must have approval from the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors prior to trading spots.
a. The camper can only be moved with the owner present or with written permission, unless deemed as an emergency move.
b. Campers moved to the parking area must have approval from the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors. You must register with the Caretaker or Grounds Committee Chairperson(s).
c. A time limit will be enforced on Campers in the parking lot.
a. Temporary campsites must be reserved by the Member of Record. Reservations will start Jan 2nd.
b. No more than one selection (anywhere from 1 to 14 nights in a row) may be reserved prior to April 1st.
c. Temporary Campsite may not be reserved for more than two consecutive weeks, unless approved by the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors.
d. Fees must be paid to the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) within two weeks of the date the reservation is made or the reservation may be cancelled without further notice. Cancellations must be made at least 5 days prior to the reservation date in order to receive a refund. A one night cancellation fee may be charged on cancellations.
e. In order to provide maximum site availability, there will be no set limit or maximum amount of temporary fees paid during the year.
a. Prior to moving onto temporary campsite, member must have paid the Temporary Camping Fee for number of nights stayed. (refer to the Temporary Camping Schedule)
b. Member must complete registration form at the camper sign-in station and pay Temporary Camping Fee for any Guest you might have. Guest pay only if they are staying the night. Any guest under the age of 18 may camp over night free but host member must still register guest.
c. Member must sign the sign-out registration form at the end of their camping stay.
a. The Camping Committee will make a reasonable effort to utilize areas not otherwise used for camping to accommodate member campers.
b. Members temporarily camping on a long term spot of another camper must pay the Temporary Camping Fee for each night stayed.
c. Members temporarily camping in another members camping trailer can camp up to two weeks and must pay the Temporary Camping Fee per night stayed.
d. Check-out time is 12:00 pm & Check-in time is 2:00 pm.
e. Temporary Campers must observe the Campsite Responsibilites (section E)
a. All trash is to be disposed of in the club dumpster. All trash is to be placed in plastic bags prior to disposal.
b. Grass and weeds are to be kept mowed at each long term campsite. Failure to do so will result in notification by the camping committee for this violation with subsequent referral to the Board of Directors if such notice receives no response.
a. Gray water (sink drain) shall be discharged to designated sewer piping or transported to dump station. Grey water must never run onto open ground.
b. Sanitary or septic waste (black water) must never be discharged anywhere on club grounds except to the designated sewer piping or in a provided dump station. After using the dump station, area must be thoroughly hosed down.
c. Any gray water or waste (black water) discharged to grounds with intent may result in loss of campsite and possible loss of membership.
d. Rotten or discarded wood/debris must be removed from campsite.
a. Outside refrigerators are not permitted on campsites.
b. All vehicles (other than camper, mower, 4 wheeler, golf carts and go carts, etc) must be removed when leaving Camp Grounds.
c. Utility trailers shall not stay on campsites. They must be moved to trailer parking area. All Utility Trailers must be registered at the Camper Sign In Station.
d. Tripping hazards should be eliminated. Cracks in Patios, Deck in disrepair, holes or uneven ground should be evaluated and corrected.
a. All patios and wheel pads must meet the Camping Committee’s specifications.
b. All permanent structures or shelters must be approved by the camping committee chairperson in advance of construction.
c. All permanent structures in campground will be inspected annually to ensure a safe environment for our Members and Guests.
1. All Long Term and Temporary Campsites must observe the rules for discarding waste (black water and gray water). Please limit the water usage to minimize cost of the sewer and camping fees
2. No Gray Water Pits are allowed.
3. Once you are connected to the sewer system, your black water and gray water must be discarded through the sewer piping.
4. The Camper Black and Gray Water connections must not be permanent.
5. For effective use of the sewer system and to eliminate plugging or venting problems the following shall be followed:
a. All Camper waste valves (black and gray) must be closed during normal operation.
b. Only drain the tanks when they are over 50% full. Always drain the black water tank first. If the black tank is left open, the waste water will outrun the solid waste and cause pluggage @ your camper or the sewer line.
c. Fully open the black water drain valve, allow the tank to empty to the sewer system. Flush the black water tank via the camper toilet. Close black water drain valve.
d. Immediately open the gray water drain valve. This will allow the gray water to flush the remaining black water/solids from your camper connections to the sewer system. Report any issues to the Camping Committee/Caretaker immediately.
6. At no time should the sewer connection be open and allow rain water to access the drain. Install the sewer drain plug/cap when not in use or during winter months.
H. GUEST CAMPERS
I. CHILDREN CAMPERS
J. CAMPER TRAILER STORAGE
1. All Members having Campers on the Camper Storage Lot must sign the Trailer Storage Agreement Letter accepting full responsibility for the property stored on this lot.
2. The Member must provide proof of insurance no later than May 1st of each year.
3. The Member must keep Camper in good shape and road worthy.
4. The Camper Storage Site is used for storage only. Not used as a campsite.
5. Absolutely NO dumping or storage of Grey/Black Water Tanks on Storage Spot.
6. The Camper may be covered through the off season only. (Sept thru April)
7. Campers needing assistance with moves must notify the Caretaker well in advance. (2 to 3 days notice) As it is not part of the Caretakers duties to move campers, a donation to the Caretaker is appropriate. The camper can only be moved with the owner present or with written permission, unless deemed as an emergency move.
8. Campers must park in the assigned storage spot.
9. The Camping Committee Chairperson(s) will assign available spots and keep a waiting list of Members desiring a Camper Trailer Storage spot.
K. CAMPING FEES
4. GUEST CAMPING $5 per day
5. CAMPER TRAILER STORAGE Refer to website for up to date fees
6. Long Term camping fee must be paid by May 1st of each year.
7. Any camping dues that are not paid by May 1, Campers are subject to:
a. Be asked to appear before the Board of Directors.
b. May result in loss of campsite and removal of equipment from site.
Bullying, Harassment and/or intimidation occurs whenever one or more persons use power to repeatedly and consistently inflict physical, verbal or emotional abuse on one or more persons.
This type of conduct will not be tolerated!
Please Contact a Camping Committee Chairperson(s) for more information.
Please Check the Club Website and Camper Sign In Station for the most up to date info.
We are all volunteers, please help us maintain our Campground.