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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-06-2014, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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new camp membership

I am in a hunting camp and we are wanting to allow members children to join. We have been kicking this around for while. The kids ate over 18,how do you do it at your camp
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-06-2014, 12:12 AM
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in one club we did 1/2 price, another rates were family rates. Covered everyone that lived in one household.

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Nothing in our camp is automatic. 2 meetings a year. You must hunt with the cabin one day and are eligible to apply for membership. You must have a member as a sponsor. At the meeting following your application we will accept the application and make you a provisional member. You get a calendar of events and are encouraged to attend and meet everyone. You can only go to cabin for the events or if a member is present, doesnt give you full rights. The following meeting (first Sunday march and november) we can either vote on you or table it up to the following meeting(only once). Must have 2/3 vote to be in. If you don't show up and make yourself seen they won't vote yes. If you are turned down, you must hunt 1 day again and same process until you get in. Once in its 21/2 times dues for first year. Once a 50 year member you become honorary and no dues, just food and beer charges for events. Can reserve cabin 1 week a year,nobody allowed up unless invited or allowed, only it not during an event or hunting seasons. Sons or daughters of members don't have to apply until 18 or out of college. Although you are allowed as a guest with somebody infinite times. If you only use cabin say hunting season as a guest you never have to join.

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Re: new camp membership

This all seems crazy to me?????
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Been this way with minor tweaks since 1928 . Helps keep out unwanted people or exposes them usually, been fooled several times over the years.

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That hurt my head also. Thank god I own my own camp, and make the rules.

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-06-2014, 02:28 AM
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I feel like it is less complicated to get into the masons. Probably works though, keeps out the people who aren't serious. Really glad my father-in-law owns one and likes me makes life simple.

If an inline is just like a flintlock why don't you get a flintlock so you can hunt more seasons?
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-06-2014, 02:29 AM
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It would be easier to become a kung fu monk than join your camp. "can you hear the grasshopper at your feet"

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-06-2014, 11:12 AM
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Re: new camp membership

Most partnership (multiple shares/owners)type camps I've been associated with have bylaws similar to what BlackBruin described. There is nothing at all unusual about it.

They are set up that way to protect existing members from having to spend time at camp with a jack-wagon. Nobody wants to hang out with a jack-wagon.

Eh...wot?
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-06-2014, 12:29 PM
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Only hunted out of one multi-member camp and that was back in the early to mid 70s. Was there several times over the years for trout, coupla deer seasons (late), several work parties and a family get together or two. One BIL was a charter member.

Got along well with most, but they had a few deadbeats that fussed if I came and that turned into a ruckus one time when other members defended my being there and ganged up on the deadbeat. I decided to not go back again.

Complex camp rules are okay if everyone sticks to them, but I've had several friends in camps like that and those rules never really solved anything if there a few dingbats that belong and annoy everyone else.

My parents and I went to a friend's large camp up near Hyner Run in the fall, when I was a teen. The member had reserved it far in advance for that weekend, which was the rule.

We rolled in on a Friday night and there was another family there. The two camp members had a heated argument over the deal and it kinda ruined the weekend for everyone.

Some folks' learnin' curves just look like circles...3A Camp/also hunt 4B
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