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Campsites

Welcome home! Your campsite is the best space to rest, eat, and catch up with friends. Here are a few notes on how to keep this space organized, safe, and enjoyable.

Jamboree Unit Equipment

When you arrive at your campsite, you will be greeted by large containers with all of your unit equipment. This includes your two-person tents and your in-tent beds. This equipment needs to be carefully unpacked at the start of the Jamboree and repacked at the end.

This equipment does not include plates, cups, utensils, or other individual eating tools. Please ensure your unit brings these items.

For more detailed information, check the list in the provided container. Review this list carefully to ensure that it has everything you need.

If you need help with unit equipment, visit the ServMart – it is a large tent that houses non-food supplies to support units and participants. ServMarts are strategically located at each base camp and managed by the base camp team. Working hours will generally be from 06:30 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:00, depending on jamboree participant needs.

Some of the items provided by the ServMart include cleaners, replacement items for unit equipment, and repair kits. Simply bring damaged items or specific needs to the ServMart tent for assistance.

Please remember to keep your provided Jamboree Unit Kit equipment complete, which will be packed up at your campsite at the end of the jamboree.

There will be containers located inside the ServMarts for recycling batteries and printer cartridges.

Campsite Gateways

Your unit is invited to design and build a gateway at the jamboree using wooden poles and natural-fiber rope, both provided on-site. Gateways are usually used to give the unit site its own personality and to let everyone know where you are from.

  • The gateway should be at least 7 feet (2 meters) above the ground and at least 36 inches (90 centimeters) wide to allow easy entrance and exit.
  • Gateways shall be a maximum of 8 feet (2.5 meters) tall.
  • Make sure your lashings and knots are tight. Safety stakes shall be the same size as your tent safety stakes.
  • No digging or driving wood poles into the ground. No nails, bolts, or screws.
  • Do not collect forest wood or cut down trees or branches.
  • Banners and flags are welcomed, remembering that metal flagpoles are not allowed as they attract lightning.
  • For safety reasons, do not use any decoration that needs electricity or is battery powered.

Taking Care of Your Campsite

It is important to keep your area and personal tent neat and organized. Doing so will make daily tasks easier and reduce time wasted looking for misplaced items. It also helps keep our shared jamboree neighborhood looking in order.

For security, items such as electronics and valuables should not be left in tents, as they may be targeted for theft. When participating in a program, take good care of your items and do not leave valuable items unattended. Your unit leaders will have a plan or will make you aware of how to secure these items when you are unable to have them with you.

For safety, open fires are NOT allowed within the campsite. All cooking should be done using the camp stoves, powered by the gas canisters you will pick up from the Jamboree Unit Food Market.

Quiet Hours

Quiet Hours are from 23:00 to 05:00. During that time, you are expected to be quiet and courteous to those living around you. You are expected to be back in your unit’s campsite and preparing to go to sleep. This also applies to the shower houses, toilets, and phone charging areas.

CPAP / BiPAP Machines

Some youth and adults have difficulty breathing while sleeping and use a machine to help them at night. If a healthcare provider has prescribed a CPAP / BiPAP device for you, it should be used at the jamboree. If you require a CPAP / BiPAP machine, it is your responsibility to obtain it, take care of it, and follow these directions:

  • No electricity will be available in the participant campsites or IST tents.
  • The use of an extension cord from an orange power panel or shower house to your tent for charging / powering any device is prohibited.
  • All CPAP / BiPAP machines must be powered by APPROVED batteries. Approved batteries include OEM (Official Equipment from the Manufacturer) and 12-volt marine batteries within a case. All other types of batteries, for example, a car battery, are prohibited.
  • Each base camp / subcamp will designate a central charging location at which CPAP / BiPAP users can recharge their battery. The user must bring their own charger. Your devices must have a U.S. outlet–compatible plug or plug adapter.
  • WOSM, the Jamboree, the BSA, and the Summit Bechtel Reserve are not responsible for the misuse of a CPAP / BiPAP device.
  • Please keep an eye out for additional instructions and announcements regarding these devices.

See this information about charging devices.

Special Campsite Activities

The jamboree adventure continues at your campsite! Your base camp will be filled with life and excitement. Take some time to learn about these fun activities happening in your own backyard.

Base Camp Bashes

On evenings where there is not a stadium show, the action comes to the base camps for a spectacular, high-energy experience. These Base Camp Bashes will be one part concert and one part dance party. Youth from all National Scout Organizations are invited to be a part of these new festival-like events. Performers include DJs, the Jamboree Band, and even a Grammy winner!

In-Camp Free Time

Around your campsite, in your subcamp and base camp, youth can participate in various enjoyable activities during their free time. These will include activities such as board or card games, soccer / football, volleyball, and tug-of-war (rope war). But not everything has to be an adventure; sometimes you will just want time to relax and prepare for new opportunities.

Sharing Meals

Cooking and trying new meals is a great opportunity to bond with your patrol and international friends. Since cooking involves a number of different tasks, cooperation is the key to success. And because each patrol gets to pick its own ingredients and recipes, sharing a meal with neighbors is a special way to show your culture. Invite a friend from another camp to have dinner with your patrol.

Self-Care

Twelve days of camping is a long time for many Scouts. Some may find it difficult to get enough sleep or make time for daily hygiene with so many fun activities to distract you. It is important to take care of yourself, eat right, and sleep well. This is the only way you will have the energy to enjoy all the challenging activities and adjust to this new environment.

Do not forget to drink lots of water and take time to talk with the right person if you feel overwhelmed.

Evening Activities

In addition to Base Camp Bashes and open free time, special evening social events will be hosted in the subcamps throughout the jamboree. No evening will be the same, so come along and get involved, meet your neighbors, make new friends, and share what Scouting is to you. For more information, please visit your subcamp headquarters.

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