Our new water solution will have an impact on the camp fee by raising it $50. This will be a required payment by all campers with Sun Guardians because it s a solution impacting the camp as a whole. Read through this and you will certainly see the win. There are some benefits:
- no one has to worry about water; this water will be delivered to us before opening and filled on site. If we need more, we can get more.
- not carting in what is about 2 gallons of water per person for every day (that includes a shared camp need) makes the process just that much easier, especially for people traveling in from afar.
As a benefit of this solution we will subsequently eliminate 2 additional fees that combined were about $35.00 OVER your water needs:
- The $15.00/person ice fee is eliminated
- The 2 bottles of booze fee is eliminated
In the past we ended up giving away more than half the booze that was brought in and the money in the ice fund was not as expensive as we expected. We will have this as a line item in the budget, but maintain the bank for it separately. There will be a daily volunteer slot for two people to go get ice for the camp and funds will be distributed by a camp Lead.
A 500 gallon tank will be delivered to the camp when we are setting up and it will be filled soon after with “white water” which is fresh drinking water. It comes with a pumping system, but we need to provide that pumping system with power; a generator.
The RV crew from San Francisco will have a generator and we will provide them $ for or fuel for the genie to power water needs when needed.
We did the math on water solutions here [click link]
Basically if you went on your own with all the individual fees it would be about $53. and cost about the same as the increase in the camp fee.
Smart campers WILL bring some water anyway. Bring some backup in smaller 1 gallon jugs for personal or shared use as needed just as a backup!
Gray & Black Water
We have the 7 Gallon Containers from 2014 that will be used to store waste water that cannot be eliminated through the evap pond. This will more likely be from the kitchen.