The sites at Camp Oak Ridge are not normally assigned and are used on a first come - first serve basis.
Member congregations have keys for you to use. You should reach out to your own congregation office and/or their designated camp directors to get keys. If you wish to take a chance, there are usually people there each weekend from May through September.
Camp Oakridge does not set a price. We have a suggested donation of $10.00 per night per RV and $5.00 per night per tent site and that you be generous beyond that with your time, talents, and treasures to aid in the upkeep and operation of the camp. (A stay in the cabin is $20.00 per night.
This is where the Time, Talent, Treasures come in. It takes a lot to maintain and operate the camp.
We have many opportunities for you to offer your time. Lawns must be mowed, trees trimmed, gardens weeded, firewood cut and split, trails cleared, as well as general cleaning of the facilities. There is no staff. Everyone must help.
There are also opportunities to use your talents. There are always more extensive things to work on for which you may have some skills. Electrical wiring, plumbing, general construction, painting, and equipment repair are just a few.
There are multiple ways for you to help with your treasure. You can donate directly at the camp when visiting or send donations to:
St John’s Ev. Church
c/o Camp Oak Ridge
39506 60th St
BURLINGTON WI 53105
One of the most important ways for you to help the camp financially is by volunteering to cover a shift or two working the ticket booths at the Racine County Fair. The fair pays an hourly rate for each shift worked directly to the camp. The fair is held from Wednesday to Sunday including the last weekend in July each year. This is a primary source of income for the camp. Please plan to help with this!!
Camp Oakridge is a private facility that is NOT open to the public. There are two groups that may use the camp.
1. Members of the member congregations may use the camp. Guests of members of the member congregations may also use the camp if and only if the member of the member congregation is also present.
2. All Trains, Caravans, and Districts of Lutheran Pioneers and Lutheran Girl Pioneers may use the camp even if their congregation is not a member. These entities should make arrangements by emailing email@example.com.
There are no dumpsters on site. You must plan to take your trash with you when you leave. Only aluminum cans may be left in the receptacle outside the shelter.