F.A.Q.s

Our most frequently asked questions:

Q. How can I be of service?

A. There is a LOT to be done for a successful event. We are dependent on the service of the fellowship for this all to run smoothly. Please click on the "Be of Service" tab, come to a planning meeting or email us for specific needs and / or placement. There will also be a sign up sheet at check-in & we will be asking campers to sign up for any remaining shifts. 

Q. Are dogs allowed?

A. Yes, but there are important restrictions designated by the campground. Dogs MUST BE LEASHED in all populated areas. Dogs are not allowed in the designated dog free zones - look for posted signs, (kitchen/snack shack, bathrooms, and main meeting hall). Supervision is always required. All dogs in attendance should be 100% non-aggressive. These are rules designated by the campground & your cooperation ensures we get to come back next year!

Q. What's included with the registration fee?

A. All meals, coffee, full service restrooms, swimming / lifeguard on duty, tent camp sites / car camping, cabin bunk on first-come basis, A.A. meetings, activities.

Q. Can I request a cabin bed?

A. Each cabin has 2 bunk beds, twin size, and sleeps 4 people. If your group would like to reserve a cabin, you must send us an email with the names of the 4 members that will be staying with you and they must all be pre-registered. We will not hold any cabins if you are not in a group of 4 or if you have not already registered.

Some cabins are first come- first serve, so we suggest arriving on Friday if you want a bunk spot. 

If you need special accommodations, please email us at hcicampout@gmail.com and we will be more than happy to do everything we can for you.  Elders and those with disabilities will be accommodated with priority.

Q. What if I have special dietary restrictions? 

A. Currently we offer Vegetarian & Vegan friendly options for all meals. If you have additional dietary restrictions, please email us before you register so that we can determine how/if we are able to meet your needs. 

There are bears at this campground, and they will come if they smell food. We ask that you don't keep food in your tent, car, or cabin. All food must be stored in the kitchen and all food waste should be disposed of in the locked bins by the kitchen. 

Q. What if I can't afford it?

A. Don't give up on attending! Please reach out to us by email at hcicampout@gmail.com. We have scholarships available + we also offer a sliding scale. 

You can also check with your home group. Many local meetings and groups give away camper-ships to their own members. 

We also encourage you to get involved and join the service committee. Some of our team members attend at no cost by making themselves available for service throughout the weekend.  

Q. Can I come to Blueslide just to attend an A.A. meeting?

A. Yes, absolutely! Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend any of the scheduled meetings at no cost. Please see our schedule of events for details. If you join us for a meal, we ask that you contribute $5 to the donation can at the kitchen. 

Q. Can I purchase a meal if I haven't bought a ticket?

A. Yes, we request a $5 donation. If you show up without registering, we welcome you! We just ask that you contribute what you can at the kitchen. 

Q. How far is it to the camp-out?

A. It's about 45 minutes from Eureka, in Maple Creek. Please see the map on the Location page.

Q. Will there be activities for children?

A. There is a "kids corner" with games, arts and crafts. It will be offered during certain hours on Friday and Saturday. There is a playground, but all children must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times if it is used. There is also volleyball, basketball and a large open area for kids to roam and play. Any minors under 14 must be accompanied at all times at the river.