2022 Camp Meeting Policies


Camp Meeting Policies

The following guidelines are in place for the comfort and safety of all users of Camp Wakonda.


  • Park only one vehicle at your designated campsite facing out.
  • Park additional vehicles in designated parking lots (Maps are available at administration building).
  • Vehicles are to remain parked unless needed for entering/leaving camp meeting.
  • Place vehicle parking permits on the dashboard facing up.
  • Vehicles without assigned parking permits on dash or those parked in undesignated areas may be towed at owner’s expense.
  • Cars may not be used to sleep in overnight.
  • Campground speed limit is 10 mph as posted.
  • Vehicles are not to be left on the grounds after camp meeting and may be removed at owner’s expense.


Golf Carts

  • Golf carts are allowed for the transportation of disabled people only.
  • Golf cart drivers must be 18 or older and hold a valid license.
  • Golf carts must be driven in a safe manner.
  • All passengers must stay seated in designated seats while cart is in motion.
  • Persons may not get on or off a golf cart while it is in motion.
  • Permits must be displayed on carts at all times (Issued through administration office).
  • Permit holder must be on the cart at all times while it is moving.


  • Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Modest, one piece or tankini swim suits, covering the midriff area, are required.
  • Cover-ups must be worn to/from beach.
  • Swimming is allowed only in supervised, designated beach area.
  • Swim schedule is listed in camp meeting guidebook.
  • Beach is closed all other times.


  • Private selling, soliciting or fund raising during camp meeting is prohibited.
  • Obtain stamped approval for all postings through the communication office (9:00 am – Noon Mon – Fri. or as posted).
  • Approved announcements can be hung in these designated areas:
      • Four block restroom bulletin boards
      • Communication office
      • The LightHouse/ABC
      • Administration Building

Service Animals

  • Service animals, which are specifically trained to provide necessary assistance to individuals with either physical or psychiatric disabilities will be permitted at camp meeting. We follow the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Emotional Support Animals (ESA) may be brought to the camp grounds if registered through the Locating office and wear an identification vest.
  • ESA animals must be under control and be kept at their owners campsite at all times.
  • When ESA animals need to relieve themselves, they must be leashed, must do so on their owner’s site, and must be cleaned up by the owner promptly.
  • Exercising of animals must occur off the camp grounds.


  • For the health and safety of all campers, pets are NOT to be at camp meeting.
  • If you bring a pet, you will be required to take it elsewhere.
  • If you cannot leave your pet at home, the following kennels are nearby:
      • Evergreen Dog Retreat (Montello) 608-566-4431
      • Whistling Winds Animal Getaway (Oxford) 608-440-1829
      • Fieldstone Boarding Kennel (Endeavor) 608-587-2606


  • All campers are to be quiet and in camping areas by 10:30 pm Sun – Fri.
  • Saturday night curfew is 11:00 pm. Second Saturday night 11:30 pm.
  • All property south of County Rd. E is off limits every evening after 9:00 pm.


  • Children must be supervised at all times.
  • Pick up children within 10 minutes of the close of their scheduled program.
  • Parents with Beginner or Kindergarten aged children, please pick up ID wristbands from your division leader to aid in the event a child becomes lost.



  • To ensure workplace safety, please do not plan to camp overnight before the start of the nine day (Friday – 2nd Saturday) camp meeting.
  • Prior approval must be obtained to stay nights outside normal camp meeting days.
  • Additional fees of $50 per night will be charged. Be aware utilities may be interrupted due to camp set-up.
  • If you need to drop off your trailer or RV early, please do so after the Work-Bee and before camp pitch. Please schedule a time with the camp office prior to your arrival.
  • Remove all RV’s, trailers, and tents at the end of camp meeting. If you plan to leave an RV or trailer, a $185 fee is due by the last business day in July.
  • Refrigerators must not be left outside after camp meeting. A $50 removal fee will apply.
  • Please take personal items home after camp meeting. Any personal items left may be used by other renters.
  • The conference/campground is not responsible for lost or damaged items.


Campsite Rental:

  • Each campsite is designed for one family only. Rental of a campsite is for the duration of camp meeting only and shall not be designated or used by anyone as a legal residence.
  • It is Camp Management’s desire to have all sites used every year to allow as many people as possible to attend camp meeting. To accomplish this, subletting will be necessary. However, for safety reasons all subletting MUST be processed through the Reservation office.
  • Subletting will now be done on an annual basis only. Please submit sublet notifications to campmeeting@wi.adventist. org.
  • Any site (cabin or RV) that is found to be unused without notification, even if paid for, may be subject to reassignment the following year.
  • All reservations for the next year must be made with 50% payment by the last business day in July and full payment by April 1st.
  • A site not reserved by the last business day of July, will be made available to others that following year.
  • Cancellations made after May 5 decrease the amount of money transferable to the next camp meeting by 50%.
  • No money will be transferred for cancellations after May 26.
  • Any renter shall lose the right to re-rent or remain in any accommodation if it is found to be occupied by children or young people, unmarried and/ or under age 20, without proper chaperonage as defined by the Camp Meeting Management Committee.
  • Any renter shall lose the right to re-rent or remain in a campsite if found to be in violation of any of the principles of the Seventh- day Adventist Church.
  • Electrical service is limited. Please limit simultaneous use of air conditioners, microwaves, hotplates, etc. especially during hot weather.
  • No sewer, water, gas, or electrical lines or connections, temporary or permanent, may be added to those originally provided by the camp.
  • For safety, a working fire extinguisher is recommended for each site.
  • Cabins and campsites are owned and maintained by the constituents of the Wisconsin Conference and are used throughout the year for many events.
  • Please inform Camp Manager, Elgin Ziesmer, before making any major renovations to your site.
  • Cabin locks are maintained by the camp. See Reservations to obtain the code for your cabin lock. Private locks will be removed.
  • Cabins are required by Wisconsin State law to maintain a working smoke alarm. If there are problems with your smoke alarm, please fill out a work order at the information desk in the Administration Building.


The following are prohibited at camp meeting:

  • Charcoal grilling, wood fires, candles or open flame of any kind.
  • Playing instruments without approval and/or in a way bothersome to neighbors.
  • Playing with water-toys, water balloons, etc. except in designated areas and times.
  • Using other people’s property beyond camp boundaries, including beach/lakefront.
  • Dangerous items such as guns (including paint ball and airsoft) and fireworks/firecrackers of any kind.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, unicycles, or other wheeled transportation except in designated areas & times.
  • Removing pine needles around campsites & cabins. Pine needles prevent erosion.
  • Harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs.
  • Fishing on the camp grounds.
  • Per health code, no dishes, pots, or pans are to be scrapped, cleaned, or washed at the water spigots.