CAMPING INFORMATION AND RULES
First and foremost these grounds belong to the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Organization. They have welcomed us with open arms, and we expect the utmost respect for this property and the men and women who call these grounds “home”. Disrespect will not be tolerated!!! (Please be mindful of the 300 sapling trees that have been planted around the grounds. They are marked with yellow tape and have mulch around the base.)
Any RV/camper/trailer that is larger than a pop-up needs to be parked along the gravel road, out of the way of traffic… NOT IN THE GRASS! A1M or HCVVO staff will be more than happy to help you find a place.
All campers are responsible for the appearance of their campsites. If needed trash bags are available.
All campfires must be contained, as we are responsible for any damage these fires cause to nearby fields and/or property. Do NOT burn skids with nails or items made of glass or metal and any non-burnable items, as these can cause serious injury to members/volunteers who clean up the fire pits. They must be contained in a fire ring. Also, campfires cannot be left unattended. Any unattended fires after 11 pm will be extinguished by A1M or HCVVO staff. If you are camping in an overflow area, campfires are not allowed.
Since these are primitive campsites, generators are permitted, but may need to be shut off after midnight if they are very loud. A1M or HCVVO staff will determine if that is indeed the case.
All radios will be turned down by midnight. After this time, music should only be able to be heard on your own campsite.
NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES unless needed for a medical condition. See an A1M core staff member for approval.
All children under the age of 13 must be under adult supervision at all times.
If you are a youth group bringing males AND females, then you must have male AND female chaperone, as well. Ideally you would have 1 youth leader for every 10 kids attending.
Vehicles must be parked within the boundaries of your campsite or in the West Field. Vehicles parked in unauthorized areas or creating safety concerns will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
NO FIREARMS OR WEAPONS are to be displayed or discharged ANYWHERE on HCVVO property. ANYONE WHO BREAKS THIS RULE WILL BE BANNED FROM EVENTS FOREVER. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE. (This is HCVVO’s consequence!!)
No fighting will be tolerated. Anyone who cannot conduct themselves in an orderly manner can, and will be removed. THIS IS A HEALING FIELD, NOT A FIGHTING FIELD.
No soliciting at the campsites.
No food or drink is allowed in the Memorial Gardens. This area of the grounds is VERY special to the veterans and you may visit it, but we must respect it!!
Secure your property and lock your vehicles. We will have security, but they cannot be everywhere at once. A1M and HCVVO will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
***MOST IMPORTANT RULE – HAVE FUN AND LOVE EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Additional Campground Information
*There are no assigned camping sites. Please just be considerate of those you camp near… do not crowd.
*ALL sites are primitive… no water, electric, or sewer.
*Fire rings available… KEEP NEAR ROAD, not in middle of site.
*Cars can be parked near your tent/camper.
* Please stay on the west end of the grounds. Do not go past the merch tents or concert area.
* Do NOT enter the green building. That is the home and office of the HCVVO.
* Trash bag will be provided. Be sure to place them in the dumpster.
*There are showers available on the east side of the green building.
*Medical Tent is located near the band merchandise and A1M information tent.
*Bags of ice are available for purchase at A1M concessions for $2.00/bag.
*Wood is available for purchase on the other side of the concert area. You can walk over or call Chuck at 765-480-6478. Plan ahead and be sure to get it early in the day.
*A1M concessions will have breakfast items (donuts, muffins, milk, juice, coffee) on Saturday morning and will open at 8:00.
***REMEMBER: KEEP YOUR SITE CLEAN & BE RESPECTFUL OF HCVVO GROUNDS