Camp Rules

BEAR CREEK CAMP RULES

  • Clean up kitchen after each use, and after your guests.  Try to keep your own foods separate or labeled for others to identify.
  • All food scraps shall be composted in buckets provided.  Meat, fish, and crab scraps should be placed in small buckets in the freezer.  If your casserole has meat just put that waste in the compost.  Please rinse all food containers like #5 plastics, before putting in garbage.  Garbage will be removed at least weekly.  If receptacle is full sooner, please contact caretaker to store it in the garage.  If you have a lot of heavy personal items to get rid of, please use Salvation Army if the items are useful, or the self-haul dump at the end of FAA Road.  Do not leave smelly food items in cabins or unsecured in kitchen shack.  There are often bears in the area.
  • Cotton dish and hand towels are provided in the kitchen house and cleaned at least once a week.  I find paper towels wasteful, but you are welcome to purchase them.  Soaps, sponges, and other kitchen cleaning products are provided.  If in short supply, let caretaker know. 
  • For cast iron pans, wipe away excess oil with cotton cloth provided, or if needed scrub with water only, no soap, dry on the heat, and oil lightly with rag while still hot.  The cast iron will stay nice forever if you do this every time.
  • Recycle all glass, #1 and #2 plastics, aluminum, tin cans, low-grade paper, and corrugated cardboard in the receptacles provided.  These will be taken once a week to the recycle center.  All food and drink containers must be thoroughly rinsed.
  • Feel free to use the kitchen library.  Some books are not to leave the shack.  Others may be borrowed.  Others are take one, leave one.  All should be marked inside the cover.
  • Turn off all heaters when leaving the property for any length of time.  If it is cold out, the bathrooms and kitchen heater may be left on low.  If these spaces are quite warm, or it is very late, please turn the heaters off.  They can be put back on in the morning.
  • No smoking anything inside any of the buildings.  Use your own deck, or smoke under the new covered area attached to the kitchen shack.
  • The laundry room is not for personal use.  Please use laundromat in town. 
  • In bathrooms, put ALL paper products in waste receptacles, including toilet paper.  Do not put toxic materials down the drains.  We are on a septic system and it works better without any paper or chemicals.  Please keep hot showers to a reasonable length of time.  Saving on fuel helps the environment, and could avert higher rents in the future when I find out what utilities are costing.  Personal toiletries are your  responsibility.  We can loan you a bath towel for the summer, if needed.  The bathrooms will be cleaned weekly, but supplies are available if you are inclined to clean them more often. 
  • Your overnight guests staying more than one night should register with owner or caretaker, and expect to pay $5/day to cover showers, utilities, and use of one clean towel if needed.  Only residents and registered overnight guests may use the showers.  Offering our showers to random dinner guests or co-workers is not acceptable.  Your registered guest may pitch a tent behind your cabin.  If your guest makes a mess, it is your responsibility to clean it up.  No guest shall stay more than two weeks.
  • Quiet time after 11pm or after 10pm if it is dark by then. 
  • Put campfires out completely with water before retiring for the night.  Firewood on the porch of the main cabin is that renter’s private supply.  Please collect your own.  I am looking into having bundles available for sale.
  • Return badminton rackets, or bocce balls to the kitchen shack. 
  • Abby dog lives on the property in the front house.  She is friendly and likes attention, but do not take her into your cabin.  No other pets allowed.
  • No driving up the lawns to the cabins.  All parking will be in the lower lot.  Do not block garage door.
  • Rents are due on time.  Failure to be timely could result in eviction.  Consistent failure to clean up after yourself in the kitchen could have the same result.  If you need to move out early, a two week notice will insure a refund of any unused rents. Damage will be assessed and that deposit returned as well.
  • Please report any problems, damage, or inadequacies to Donna, 766-2707 or to the caretaker.
  • Thank you for being a part of the Bear Creek Camp community!  We hope you have a great summer!