Persons with Physical Disabilities

Physically Challenged 1Those needing extra help to move about the Camporee grounds should contact their local conference youth director, who have access to golf carts. Persons with physical disabilities are permitted to bring a one-seat personal electric convenience scooter, as long as it is designed for use by a single person and is used in this way.

Services Provided

Physically Disabled Persons

  • Sign language is provided at the evening programs upon request. Contact the Sign Language Coordinator, Melissa Beattie.
  • Persons in wheelchairs should sit with their clubs at the Main Stage for the evening programs.
  • Automobile access for physically disabled persons parking spots are located at many of the paved parking lots in the Camporee grounds. Look for the Physically Disabled parking signs. Please display your Physically Disabled placard so you don’t get towed. These are first come first serve basis.
  • Restroom facilities and Port-o-lets are located throughout the Camporee grounds and at the Union gate areas.
  • Shower stall accessibility is located at the shower tents.
  • On-site Bus shuttle information can be found on the website.
  • Off-site Bus service to all the BTP Offsite Activities locations. Check the bus schedule for times and dates. Not every bus is Physically Disabled accessible.
  • One-seat personal electric convenience vehicles, (scooters, Hoverounds, etc.) specifically designed for those with physical disabilities, are allowed on the Camporee grounds. During the Camporee, motorcycles, mopeds, bicycles, personal transportation machines such as Segways and all-terrain vehicles are not allowed.
  • Golf cart rental is arranged only by your local Conference/Union Youth Director.  If you have a need for a cart shuttle service at the Camporee, please contact your local Youth Director.

View the Camporee map for bus stop locations.

Medical Breathing Devices (CPAP)

At each Camporee there are individuals that use special breathing machines while they sleep. We are suggesting you bring your own power source such as a battery pack breathing unit, as there is no special camping area just for breathing machines. A large percentage of the campground has electrical power outlets in camping areas.

Anyone with this type of need should contact Vern Byrd for possible accommodations. If prior accommodations are not made, you will have to make your own arrangements to stay at a local hotel.

Services Not Provided

Private off-site excursions
Transportation to/from local air, bus, and rail station

Please contact the Physical Disabilities Coordinator – TBA – with any questions.


Other Services

Lost & Found

Picture1Many of the items lost at the Camporee find their way to the Lost & Found building. Please be prepared to give a detailed description of your lost item.

Location: View the Camporee map

Hours of operation:
Monday 12:00 noon – 5:00pm
Tuesday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sabbath 9:00am – 5:00pm and 10:00pm – 12:30am midnight
Sunday 7:00am – 12:00 noon

Any items not claimed by Sunday noon will be taken to the Goodwill store. Valuables such as cell phones, cameras, wallets, keys, etc. will be taken back to the Center for Youth Evangelism (CYE) at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan. Contact the office at 1-800-968-8428 or International at +1-269-471-8380. Email info@cye.org with a detailed description.

Need help? Contact Sue Nelson, Lost & Found Coordinator

Reusable Camping Equipment & Leftover Food Items

Black Recycling Symbol 2If you have attended past camporees, you may have seen a large number of tents, chairs, sleeping bags, etc., in or near the dumpsters at the end of the event. We are changing that this year!

Many clubs will pre-order and pick up their camping gear in Gillette, WY, and they are unable to take it with them when they return home, because they may be flying, for instance, or for other reasons. If your club is planning to leave items behind, please consider donating it by placing it in one of the Donation Trailers, which will be located at each Union exit from their camping area.

Hours of operation:
Tuesday-Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sabbath 2:00pm – 12:00am midnight
Sunday 7:00am – all day

Read more information here!

Need help? Contact Sue Nelson, Lost & Found Coordinator

Ice Sales

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Keep the refrigerated food in your camp colder than 41 degrees at all time. Restock the ice frequently and use a thermometer to make sure it is staying cold. If it becomes warm, bacteria will begin to grow and multiply and you will get sick as a result of eating it. This precaution applies to cut fruits such as melon as well.

Location: View the Camporee map for locations.

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday evening 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Ice pricing: Credit Cards Only (Master/Visa/Discovery Cards) 

20lb bag Crushed ice – TBD
11lb Block Ice – TBD

Need help, contact Mike & Kathy Rowe, Ice Sales Coordinators

Charging Stations

Charging Station 1Electrical outlets are available for charging your devices. You are responsible for your devices and the Camporee will not be responsible for stolen items if left unattended.

Shower house outlets should not be used for charging your devices.

Conferences should provide their own charging stations within their conference campground headquarters. Bring a quiet running generator and long power strips to provide charging stations for your Pathfinders and staff to charge their cell phones, etc. Have this located at your conference headquarters. Keep in mind those camping around the charging station and use a quiet generator.

Post Office

Mail boxThe Camporee Post Office will send and receive letter mail.  You may receive United States Postal Service (USPS) packages only here, but you may not send packages from this location. If you need to send a USPS package, please take it to a local Post Office in Gillette. All postal mail and packages will be delivered to your Conference headquarters.

No United Parcel Service (UPS) or FedEX packages can be sent or received at the Post Office. See more information under UPS & FedEX shipping.

Location: View the Camporee map

Hours of operation:
Monday 12:00 noon – 5:00pm
Tuesday thru Sabbath 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sabbath – Receiving and delivering mail only. No sales.

Costs:
Stamps and Camporee post cards will be available for sale. Cash only

TO RECEIVE A LETTER OR UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE (USPS) PACKAGE, ADDRESS THEM AS FOLLOWS:

Recipients name
Union name
Conference name
Pathfinder Club name
General Delivery
Gillette, WY 82716

Please Note: Envelopes and packages not addressed properly will not be delivered, and returned to the Post Office.

Need help? Contact TBD, Camporee Post Office Coordinator