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"Camping Courtesies" by Baroness Dana Mac an Ghabhann.


NOTE: See also the files: SCA-courtesy-art, How-to-Behave-art, courtesy-msg, insect-prtctn-msg, firepits-msg, ticks-art, camp-showers-msg, p-manners-msg.





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                                    Mark S. Harris

                                    AKA:  Stefan li Rous

                                         stefan at florilegium.org



Please note that "Camping Courtesies" was originally written solely for the "camping pleasure" of the members of House Mac an Ghabhann in the Canton of Loch Ruadh, Kingdom of Ansteorra. So, while a few things, including some rules, may vary from your location, much of this list is worth heeding. - Stefan


Camping Courtesies

by Baroness Dana Mac an Ghabhann


===Setting up your tent:===

-  If you arrive late, set up Quietly & Quickly leaving as much as you can til morning.

-  If someone is awake ask where you can setup.

-  If your spot is not marked and no one is awake, wait til morning or be prepared to move your tent.

-  Be considerate of the amount space you take up, space is a premium at most sites.

-  Extremely large camping abodes will be set up at the ends of the camping area unless other arrangements have been made with the camp coordinator.

-  Do not camp in the common area.

-  Ask your neighbor before setting up tiki torches, use extreme care and we require tiki's be firmly staked.


===Respect other camper's space:===

-  Do not put your "stuff" on other people's tables, coolers, etc.

-  Ask before borrowing or using something that isn't yours.

-  Return borrowed items ASAP.

-  Sit in your chair or on the ground!

-  If you bring a guest into our camp YOU provide seating for them!

-  Do not walk between tents if possible; use the entrance to get to your tent or the common area.

-  Keep a trash container for your use, I don't want or need to carry off YOUR trash!!

-  Any adult in violation of mundane and/or Society/Kingdom law will be asked to leave our campsite.

-  Do not fight or argue within our encampment..we only wish to hear joyful noises.

-  Do not interact with any animal unless the owner is present.


===Keep campsite neat and clean:===

-  Clean up immediately after eating, remove dishes, put away food & take care of the trash.

-  Keep mundane containers out of sight (especially bottles & cans, this includes after dark!!)

-  Put trash in appropriate containers.

-  Before falling into bed or passing out clean up your mess.

-  Use ashtrays, no cigarette butts on the ground.

-  Keep mundane items covered or out of sight.


===Take care of YOUR children and/or any minors that you are responsible for:===

-  It is your responsibility to make sure they understand and comply with the Camping Courtesies above.

-  It is your responsibility to teach your children to keep their things within your camping space. Do not allow your children to intrude on other campers or their camping space.

-  Know where your children are and what they are doing at all times.

-  Feed, water and bathe your children at regular intervals.

-  Clean up after your children or teach them to clean up after themselves.

-  Your children will not interact with animals unless parent and owner is present.

-  Children under 13 will not use common water containers or the water taps without you at their side.

-  Children under 13 will not be allowed at a common food table without you at their side.

-  Children under 13 will be at your side or in their tent after 9PM.

-  Children under 13 will be in their tent after 11:30 PM!

-  Misbehaving children will be asked once to stop, the second time they will be taken to parents, the third time you will be asked to leave our campsite.

-  Any under age child in violation of mundane and/or Society/Kingdom law will be asked to leave our campsite.


===At all times Pets will be:===

-  In sight of a responsible ADULT

-  On a leash or under voice control.

-  Fed and watered.

-  Quiet and Friendly.



Copyright 2002 by Donna Wallis. <sca at sbcglobal dot net>. Permission is granted for republication in SCA-related publications, provided the author is credited.  Addresses change, but a reasonable attempt should be made to ensure that the author receives a copy.


If this article is reprinted in a publication, I would appreciate a notice in the publication that you found this article in the Florilegium. I would also appreciate an email to myself, so that I can track which articles are being reprinted. Thanks. -Stefan.


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