Frequently asked questions and answers

Gear requirements will be based on the classes you are taking.  Be sure to read the list of required gear for the classes you sign up for.  You should at minimum bring your SAR Pack, Notebook, and Pen to take notes. 

Also be sure to bring any medications, electronic device chargers, and support items needed for the housing option that you have chosen.

There are dorms, dry camping or walk-in.

Please see the Housing page for more info.

Dorms – There are men’s and women’s dorms that hold approximately 20 – 30 people in each building. You MUST provide your own sleeping bag, pillow, blankets, towel, soap, shampoo, etc.  

Dry Camp – A section for tents, car camping or camp trailers (no hookups).   

Walk-in – Anyone who is staying off site and driving in each day for the conference is considered a walk in.  

The camp has an accredited kitchen (meaning they cook a mostly low allergen camp menu – there is dairy and gluten in the kitchen.) There will be vegetarian choices at every meal.  

The breakfasts will have choices of hot foods or cereal.

The lunches are usually sandwiches – full day classes will either break for lunch or a brown bag will be available for pick up for people on the meal plan.

The meal plan options are all meals or provide your own food.  You will either have meals or every day/night you are there or you will have to provide your own food. 

The only individual meal that can be purchased it the awards ceremony steak dinner, so people who choose not to purchase a meal plan, can still attend the awards dinner.

The person bringing the trailer/vehicle or tent will register and choose Camp and whatever meal plan they would like.  The additional member(s) will register for SARCON and will choose Walk-in and the meal plan of their choice.

Yes, you will have the option of purchasing a guest meal for the Awards Ceremony Dinner during registration.  This option is for people who are NOT attending SARCON, but will only come to the Awards Ceremony.