YOUTH CAMPING

The Forge Charitable Adventures maintains a semi-primitive campsite for exclusive use by Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and youth groups managed by nonprofit organizations whose members are 17 or younger. Only members of these groups with their accompanying leaders may camp. Permits and adult supervision of at least one leader 21 or older for every 10 children are mandatory.

The site is open year-round, has access to portable toilets, trash and recycling containers, picnic tables, fire rings and a limited supply of firewood (outside firewood is not permitted).

CAMPING REQUIREMENTS, PERMITS & FEES

Our campgrounds are for the exclusive use of youth groups, defined as legally recognized nonprofit organizations whose members are 17 or younger. A recognized group must be organized with by-laws, have Articles of Incorporation filed with the Secretary of State, and have insurance coverage (and a current certificate of insurance on file) covering camping activities.

Only members of qualifying groups with their accompanying leaders may camp at the youth camp area.

Adult supervision of one group leader 21 or older for every 10 members 17 or younger is mandatory for the duration of the stay.

We require a valid Council Charter Certificate if a Scouting event or a certificate of insurance before we will issue a youth camping permit. Charter certificates must be valid for the specific youth event date.

To purchase a youth-group camping permit, please request a permit application at least two weeks before your target date.

 

Camping fees are charged per person, per night and are NON-REFUNDABLE regardless of the circumstances for a cancellation request (including inclement weather). In the event of extreme weather, such as a tornado watch or warning, groups may reschedule to a future date. In all other situations, any change to your reservation must be made at least 10 days prior to your camping date. Sorry, no exceptions. 

Scouting groups are NOT PERMITTED to bring or use weapons (guns of any kind, bows, cross bows, etc.) of any kind.

Fishing is allowed on any of six quarry lakes, but campers are required to have a valid fishing license and comply with all state laws and regulations.

All fees must be paid, and participation waivers completed prior to arriving at the camp site.

Cooking Over Campfire
Building a Tent

CAMPING PERMIT FEES

Camping permit fees are $20 per participant (youth or adult) per night.

YOUTH CAMPING RULES & REGULATIONS

In order to enjoy the camping facilities you must follow these rules and regulations. The Forge Charitable Adventures reserves the right to change them at any time.

  • The permit holder (the adult leader who completes the application on behalf of the nonprofit organization they represent) must be at the campground at the designated check-in time with your permit and remain on-site for the duration of your group’s stay. Only members of your qualifying youth group with their accompanying leaders can camp at your site. NO OTHER FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED!

  • You must provide adult supervision of one leader 21 or older for every 10 members 17 or younger for the duration of your group’s stay.

  • You are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages or recreational drugs into the campground; alcohol, marijuana, and all other drugs are strictly prohibited.

  • Stay near your site after dusk and remain in the campground when the surrounding park is closed (one hour after sunset until one hour after sunrise). Guests must leave by 10 p.m.

  • Do not enter another site without permission from an adult leader from that group.

  • Do not trench around tents, attach clotheslines or lanterns to trees, or otherwise disrupt the natural environment.

  • Do not bring outside firewood or cut or collect live or dead wood. Firewood is provided.

  • Ground fires are to be kept within designated fire rings. NO EXCEPTIONS!  Extinguish your fire and make sure it’s cold to the touch before you leave your site. 

  • Keep your site clean and put trash in the appropriate garbage or recycling containers. After you pack up, make sure your site looks BETTER THAN IT DID when you arrived. Be a good scout!

  • If you use stereos or similar equipment, only do so between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. and only at volumes that do not disturb other guests. Use gasoline or diesel engines or generators only during these times as well. Keep all noise to a minimum after 10 p.m.

  • Pets are NOT allowed. 

As a permit holder you agree to abide by these rules and regulations. You also understand and agree that The Forge Charitable Adventures may fine you or revoke your permit without refunding your permit fee if you supply false information on your application or fail to comply with any rules, regulations, ordinances, orders or statutes.