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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 11-08-2014, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Does your camp charge a daily fee?

The camp I go to charges everybody who comes $25 a day during hunting season. Is this the going rate?

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Re: Does your camp charge a daily fee?

If that's 3 meals a day while at camp its a good deal.
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Re: Does your camp charge a daily fee?

No. The guys that are invited usually chip in for food and refreshments without being asked. They help with the chores. Our camp can hold 18. With myself and 3 others as owners we like to have people invited up to have a good time. Utilities are cheap as well as taxes. No one has ever been a burden and we never gave it a thought to charge invited guests to come.

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Re: Does your camp charge a daily fee?

I've never heard of charging people to go to your camp. People come to mine because I invite them. We spread out food and drinks costwise. If they don't fit in, they don't get invited back. To me, if people are paying money then you owe them something and I don't want to owe anyone anything.
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Re: Does your camp charge a daily fee?

IF he owns the camp and uses the money to pay for electricity, water, taxes etc I wouldnt mind paying that in addition to splitting the costs for food and beverages... I did that once with a friend back in Wisconsin... and he was nice enough to ask me BEFORE the season as to what I liked to eat and drink so he made sure that there were things that we both liked to have there..I also GAVE him an additional $20 to cover the costs I mentioned previously... Its a cheap way to go instead of getting a motel room or some of the camps that charge you hundreds of dollars to be a member and the senior members get to pick where they want to hunt... We drew cards to see where we would hunt... and I got lucky.. saw 14 deer between opening at 6:30 and 7:45... no bucks, but I DID get a large doe... so was well worth it....

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If that's 3 meals a day while at camp its a good deal.
Yes. There's pastries and what have you for breakfast, lunch meat bread and cheese with chips to pack for lunch, and stuff like Roast beef and steak for dinner.

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We provide three meals and all the beer you can drink. Members are $8 a day, son/daughters of members are 8.50, guests $12 and beer $6 a day. People bring desserts. The cabins spends over $1000 dollars for food and beer for bear and first week of rifle. If we didn't charge we would go broke. Usually we make a profit of a couple hundred, never lost anything since 1928. We just increased prices by $1 across the board to offset higher food prices.

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We provide three meals and all the beer you can drink. Members are $8 a day, son/daughters of members are 8.50, guests $12 and beer $6 a day. People bring desserts. The cabins spends over $1000 dollars for food and beer for bear and first week of rifle. If we didn't charge we would go broke. Usually we make a profit of a couple hundred, never lost anything since 1928. We just increased prices by $1 across the board to offset higher food prices.

Wow! You guys must have a lot of members.

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Our camp used to be $35/day for guests during rifle, but that included all food (and we ate well). Outside of rifle season, it was $10/day with no food included.
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Re: Does your camp charge a daily fee?

When I started going to a friends camp he ran it as a donation based camp. Friends and family could use it anytime if he wasn't using it and if he was you were welcome as long as there was room. Everyone brought food and drink and everything became community property.
When I purchased my own place I wanted it the same way. I invite friends and family up for family weekends and hunting seasons. Those invited and I coordinate meals and its BYOB. At the end of the stay guests usually throw $20-$30 in the camp fund which helps with propane, electric, etc. I never ask for donations but my guests usually do it on their own accord for being able to come. If they don't no big deal, I invited them for their company not their donation.
For those with big camps and those who supply food and drink I can see charging a few bucks and from what others said they charge I know you couldn't get a hotel room for the price of one night
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