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1. PRE-CAMP TRAINING - A successful retreat requires careful pre-camp planning. Please have several pre-camp meetings to familiarize your retreat leaders with their retreat responsibilities and the requirements of Waitts Lake Camp. In addition to thoughtful preparation for programs, food service, transportation, recreation, activities, and cleanup, please emphasize each leader’s role in emergency procedures and attention to the health and safety of your campers.


2. PRE-CAMP COMMUNICATION - Prior to your retreat, please be sure to clearly communicate with each member of your group. They will need to know what to expect at camp and what will be expected of them. Be sure they know what to bring with them, how to get to your specific site, and how they can be reached while at camp.


3. EMERGENCIES - Waitts Lake Camp staff live on the property and are available to assist in the event of emergencies.


4. CHECK-IN - Plan to arrive before or with your group and stop at the Camp Office as soon as you arrive to pick up information you will need. Check-in times are between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. unless pre-arranged with the Camp Office at 509-680-8095. Please call the Camp Office to let us know if you are delayed en route and unable to arrive when expected.


5. CHECK-OUT - In order to avoid delays to your departure, please plan your program and cleanup to be ready for your check-out between 11 am to 1 pm.. A thorough inspection must be performed by our camp staff before you leave. Please plan to accompany our staff on the inspection in the event any follow-up is necessary.


6. FOOD SERVICE - All food, supplies, and meal preparation are to be provided by your group. Plan menus so that your first and last meals can be served with a minimum of cooking and cleanup. Cookware, serving ware, tableware, and dishes are provided. To reduce solid waste, please do not use disposable products such as paper plates and cups, plastic tableware, etc.


7. KITCHEN FACILITIES - Each camp group has a complete kitchen, stove, freezer, refrigerator, and enough dishes, pots, pans, and utensils are provided to serve each site’s capacity. The main lodge also has its own ice machine and a commercial dishwasher.


8. TRASH & RECYCLING - Please make every effort to minimize solid waste generated by your activities. Plan to separate and recycle as much as possible. The rest of your trash can be deposited in our dumpster. Please plan to take recyclables home with you. Plastic liners in the trash cans are provided for your use.


9. CLEANUP - Before check-out, please plan to have your group thoroughly inspect the grounds and clean and sanitize all of the facilities in your campsite. You are responsible for the condition of all the facilities in your campsite even if you did not use them all. Cleaning supplies are provided for you. Please take all supplies, soap, paper towels, etc., home with you. Any damage caused by your camp will be your responsibility and will be billed accordingly.


10. TELEPHONES - Long-distance calls are not to be made from the camp phones. Cell phones generally do not work well in the camp location.


11. INTERNET SERVICE - Internet service is available at the camp. you will be provided with the secure access code. We suggest not giving this code out to your campers as it will greatly slow down your service, especially if they are streaming video.


12. GYM UPPER MEZZANINE PLAY AREA - The upper mezzanine is available to use with a signed liability consent form agreeing to the terms stated in the agreement. This area will be locked off until you've agreed to sign the liability consent form in which to use the equipment. All equipment is to be left in it's original location (See map on walls). Fees will be charged if equipment is moved from it's original location.


13. PICNIC TABLES AND PARK BENCHES - The metal picnic tables and park benches are to be left in their original locations (See map provided). Fees will be charged if equipment is moved from it's original location.


14. TRANSPORTATION- Yes! You will have to provide your own transportation.- The road is a dirt road, so please travel slow so that the dust is not stirred up. Our neighbors will appreciate it!- Please pool transportation to minimize the use of vehicles as much as possible. Gasoline is not available at camp.- Yes! You will have to provide transportation down to the lake and back if you plan on using the Winona Beach Resort or Waitts Lake Resort swim area’s.


15. BOUNDARIES - Please plan your activities to respect the privacy of groups in other campsites. Please be sure that your campers do not enter any other campsite or cross any property line fences.


16. VISITORS and RESTRICTIONS - We cannot accommodate family reunions, picnics, tourists, visitors, drop-ins, sight-seeing tours, or day-trips.We do not allow alcohol, weapons, or fireworks. Smoking is not allowed on the premises.Please note these restrictions as you plan your program.


17. FISHING - Campers 17-64 years of age must have a fishing license. Unattended lines, trot lines, spear fishing, and seining are not permitted on Waitts Lake.


18. CAMPFIRES and FIREWOOD - As of this time campfires are not permitted in the confines of Waitts Lake Camp!




Waitts Lake Camp

3362 D Thompson Rd., Valley, WA 99181

Camp Director -  Don Gardner - 509-680-8095

Reservations - RaeAnn Hedstrom - 509-467-5122 at Turning Point

E-mail: info@waittslakecamp.com

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