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 safe, healthy, orderly, and enjoyable use of the facilities.
· Maximum availability of the facilities by all Members wishing to camp.
· All Members, Campers and Guests are treated fairly and without favoritism.
II. The rules, detailed on the following pages, cover these important topics.
A. Camper Registration
B. Camper Relocation
C. Temporary Camping
D. Campsite Responsibilities
E. Campground Sewer
F. Camping Restrictions
G. Guest Campers
H. Children Campers
I. Camper Trailer Storage
K. Definition of Terms
L. Penalties for Rules Violations
1. All Camping Members/Guests must sign in/register at the Camper Sign-In Station.
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.
2. Camping fees.
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.
3. Any Member violating (a) or (b) below will be subject to loss of campsite.
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.
4. A Camping Waiting List for long-term campsites will be maintained by the Camping Committee Chairperson(s).
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. (Does not apply if the sites available are not suitable for the members RV)
c. Any member on the list who has not paid their Membership Renewal Fees by 1 May will be removed from the list. They may reapply to the bottom of the list if dues are paid in full and membership is reinstated by the Board of Directors.
1. Prior to changing campsites, all Campers must meet club specifications and be assigned the new campsite by the Camping Committee Chairperson(s).
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.
2. 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.
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.
3. Campers moved from the club must sign the registration form at the sign-in station. Member must sign camper out upon leaving club grounds and sign camper back-in upon returning to site.
1. The Camping Committee will maintain RV/Camper sites and tent sites available for temporary use by Members. The temporary camping schedule shall be available for viewing as needed on the club’s website.
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 one month, unless approved by the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors.
d. Fees must be paid or reserved with a credit card 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.
2. Prior to moving onto any temporary campsite, Member must follow registration requirements.
a. Prior to moving onto temporary campsite, member must have paid the Temporary Camping Fee for number of nights stayed.
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 overnight free but host member must still register guest.
c. Member must sign the sign-out registration form at the end of their camping stay.
3. During peak periods, temporary campsites may not be available.
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. Check-out time is 12:00 pm & Check-in time is 2:00 pm.
d. Temporary Campers must observe the Campsite Responsibilities (Section D)
1. The Member is responsible for keeping the assigned campsite clean.
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.
2. The member is responsible for keeping the assigned campsite sanitary.
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.
3. The member is responsible for keeping assigned campsite safe.
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.
4. Roadways shall be kept passable at all times; extra vehicles shall be moved to parking lot.
5. Long Term Campsite Member is responsible for gravel on designated camper driveway.
6. Concrete Wheel Pads and Patios are the responsibility of the Long Term Campsite User.
7. Minor water, sewer piping and Wheel Pad/Patio upgrades must be completed to Camping Committee specifications in a timely manner by discretion of the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors. Such upgrades are the responsibility of each individual Camper. Assistance maybe available from the camping committee upon request.
8. Major improvements must be called to the attention of the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors.
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.
9. Low profile resin/plastic storage deck boxes are allowed.
10. Campers may wash camper/trailer, in a conservative manner for $10 fee per wash.
11. Campers may wash ATVs/4 Wheelers, in a conservative manner for $2 fee per wash.
12. Campers must pay fee at the Camper Sign-In Station before washing Camper. NO WASHING CARS.
13. A designated 4-Wheeler wash site shall be used for 4 Wheeler only.
14. All Members shall maintain their campers in good, clean presentable condition. Camper tarps or covers must be removed by May 1st. Tarps or covers may be put back on the camper after September 30th. Any exceptions must be approved by the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors.
15. The Electric and Water to the Campground may be turned off the months of Dec, Jan and February. It is the responsibility of the Assigned Campsite Member to ensure their camper and site is winterized prior to the winter months. If Electric is needed contact the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) or Caretaker.
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 it to clog and backup into 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.
1. A Camper must conduct himself/herself in a responsible, moral manner, and abide by all club rules. No alcoholic beverages allowed on club property.
2. Campers/Visitors/Guest must abide by all Club Camping Rules & Ground Rules. The speed limit is 5 mph in the campground and will be enforced. You are responsible for your visitors and guest.
3. A Member (Member of Record) may be assigned only one Long Term Campsite at any time.
4. Only equipment owned by registered member will be permitted on campsite or parking areas unless approved by the Board of Directors. You may be asked for verification of ownership.
5. Electric heaters are not to be left on in unoccupied campers. Excessive electric heater usage may result in higher camping fees. (never leave any electric heater unattended – fire hazard)
6. Appropriate wheels and inflated tires must be maintained on equipment. All RV’s must be in good shape and road worthy.
7. Campers shall not have underpinning/lattice or permanent structures attached to camper.
8. All pets must be on a leash in camping areas during the camping season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Pet feces must be picked up immediately and disposed of properly.
9. Quiet time in campground – (Sunday through Thursday) = No excessive noise between the hours of 10pm and 9am. Exception- authorized activities
10. Quiet time in campground – (Friday, Saturday and Holidays) = No excessive noise between the hours of Midnight and 9am. Exception- authorized activities
11. When selling equipment/camper, buyer cannot be assigned campsite unless no waiting list exists or buyer is first on the list.
12. Air Conditioners are not to be left on in unoccupied campers while members are off site for extended stays.
13. Water valves are to be turned off at outside valves in unoccupied campers while members are off site for extended stays.
14. Water connections (each valve) must have a water pressure regulator and a backflow prevention device (check valve) prior to connecting to any water source in campground.
15. Any Long-Term Camping Member that is removed from the assigned campsite or gives up the campsite must leave all permanent structures on site, such as retaining walls, decks, wheel pads, patios, fire pits, trees, etc. Removing such items without Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and approved by the Board of Directors may result in loss of membership from the club.
16. All members and Guests must obey the speed limit in the campground and club grounds.
17. All members and Guests must obey the club rules and by-laws while in the campground or club grounds.
18. Bullying, Harassment and/or Intimidation will not be tolerated.
G. CAMPING WITH GUEST
1. Guest’s Camper/RV/Tents are permitted in campground, provided they are camping with the member responsible for their activities. Host Member must be camping with their guest (in the same or different Camper/RV/Tent) during the entire stay.
2. Guest’s Camper/RV/Tents may be able to camp on the assigned Long Term campsite with host member or the Member may rent a Short Term site for their guest. Member must reserve sites in their name for any guests and pay all the associated fees.
3. Host Member must sign Guest in and pay Guest Fees - $5 per guest per night at camper sign-in station. Guest under the age of 18 may camp free. Guests are to be informed of all Club rules by Host Member.
4. Host Member must sign guest out when they leave.
5. Four Guests or one Family may accompany a Member for overnight camping.
6. Only one temporary site may be rented for a guest Camper/RV/Tent at a time unless approved by the Camping Committee Chairperson(s) and the Board of Directors.
H. CHILDREN CAMPERS
1. Dependent Children (16 years of age or older) of Members may camp without their Parents.
2. Members are responsible for their Children’s actions.
3. Guest Campers are not permitted with dependent Children as host.
I. 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.
J. CAMPING FEES
1. ASSIGNED LONG TERM SPOTS Refer to website for up to date fees
2. TEMPORY CAMPING ( RV ) Refer to website for up to date fees
3. TENT CAMPING Refer to website for up to date fees
4. GUEST CAMPING $5 per day for each guest
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.
1. Assigned - completion of registration requirements by Member of Record.
2. Assigned Campsite - Campsite to which Member (Member of Record) is registered.
3. 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.
4. Dependent Children - Must be claimed by Member as dependent for tax purposes.
5. Equipment - Motor home, camper/trailer, truck camper, or tent.
6. Guest Camper - Persons, Additional equipment, properly registered.
7. Intended Leave - Period of time most likely to be away.
8. Intended Stay - Period of time most likely to camp.
9. Host Member - Member having a guest or visitor.
10. Long-term Camping - Member (Member of Record) responsible for the assigned campsite.
11. Minor Upgrades – Water or sewer piping improvements or repairs on each campsite necessary to meet camping committee specifications.
12. Major Improvements - Excavating, surface water drains, decks, retaining walls, fireplace barbecues, shelters, structures or additions.
13. Signed Out - Registration book shows that member’s equipment or guest equipment is not on Club grounds.
14. Unoccupied - Member not present on Club grounds.
L. ANYONE VIOLATING ANY OF THESE RULES WILL BE SUBJECT TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Possible disciplinary actions:
a. A warning by the Chairperson, Club Staff or Board Member, verbal or in writing.
b. Any Member failing to comply with 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 Chairperson, Club Staff or Board Member.
c. Warnings are a curtesy and not a requirement, it is the Member’s responsibility to adhere to all of the rules.
d. All Members are subject to possible disciplinary action for non-compliance with or without prior notification by the Board of Directors, which could include a monetary fee being assessed, loss of campsite, removal of equipment and/or possible loss of membership. (Actions and Fees will be determined as appropriate by the Board of Directors)
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.