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Frequently Asked Questions
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APPLICATION / REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Answer 1:Online registration takes place from March 5 – March 16, 2014.
Answer 2: The mail-in registration process begins when paper applications are completely filled out and returned to the Michigan Conference office. You will find the registration form included within the March Michigan Memo newsletter that should arrive in homes by approximately March 1. Deadline for returning registration forms: Forms will need to be postmarked on or before March 16, 2014 in order to be included in the first random selection.
Answer If you use the same choice for an alternate lodging request as you used for your first choice, you limit your opportunities of being selected for a housing option for camp meeting. As an example, if you selected 30-Amp (with water) and the random selection process has already filled all of these sites, there would be no other possibilities if you used the same choice as your second option. However, if you choose a different alternative housing option such as 50-Amp (with water), 30-Amp (no water) or 30-Amp (full hook-up), etc. there might still be a few openings in those types of campsites not filled by the prior random selection of applicants. The cost of an alternate choice might be higher than your first choice, but if your goal is to maximize the possibility to attend camp meeting, the alternate choice might be the best way to achieve onsite lodging.
Answer: This information can be extremely useful in the event of different types of emergency situations such as medical, severe weather, lost child, fire, non-camp meeting related emergencies, campground population tracking and planning. For minor children (17 years old or younger) please include the child's date of birth. Also, a medical CONSENT TO TREAT form for each child must be signed by a parent or legal guardian for that child. Separate forms should be completed for each child. Please make copies of the form included in the March Michigan Memo. The form can also be downloaded and printed from the Michigan Conference website at www.misda.org.
Answer: If a person has a disability or medical condition that requires a certain type of housing or need for electricity, etc. or if a registrant would like their housing assignment to be located near the lodging site of another camp meeting attendee such as a family member, friend or home church member this is where their request should be placed. If you are requesting to be located near someone or a group from a specific church, if possible, please give the names of at least two of the other individuals or families you would like to be near rather than saying that you would like to be near the "Mayberry Church group". We will do our best to meet all your requested accommodation needs, but it is not a guarantee.
Answer: It is helpful when making campsite assignments to know the type and size of the camping unit that you will be using to provide the most adequate campsite to meet your tent, pop-up camper, pickup camper, travel-trailer, fifth wheel or motor home needs.
Answer: No. To be completely fair, your accommodation goes back into the pool and another random selection will be done.
Answer: Only one camping unit is allowed per campsite. You may have one tent on your site also.
Answer: Yes, there are queen-size and twin-size air mattresses available to rent. Please indicate when you register the size and quantity (limit 2 of each size) you would like to rent.
Answer: Yes, please indicate when you register either online or on your paper application if you would like to rent any.
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nswer: There are two sizes available. The cost for the Queen is $20/each and the Twin is $10/each for the entire camp meeting session.
Answer: If you requested air mattresses, you may pick up them up at the Accommodations Building when you arrive. Please return them to the Accommodations Building when you leave.
APPLICATION – OPTIONS IF NOT SELECTED
Answer: Yes. There are some nearby resorts and campgrounds, as well as hotels in Edmore (3 miles west) and Alma (17 miles east), which may have vacancies. A list of some of these options can be found on the www.misda.org website, however quality, suitability and desirability are not guaranteed by the Michigan Conference. You will need to be responsible for contacting the location and deciding acceptability for yourself.
ARRIVAL AT THE CAMPGROUNDS
Answer: You may bring and set-up your trailer, motor home, RV, or pop-up at the campground during the day (no night time set-ups, please), starting Sunday, June 8. However you may not stay on the grounds until Friday, June 13.
CAMPGROUND LOCATION
Answer: The 2013 Cedar Lake Camp Meeting is located on the campus of Great Lakes Adventist Academy in Cedar Lake Michigan. The address is:
7477 N. Academy Road
Cedar Lake, Michigan 48812.
The Cedar Lake phone # for Accommodations is (989) 427-4126 and will become active beginning on Friday afternoon June 8, 2014.
Until June 9, phone calls should be directed to the Michigan Camp Meeting Information phone line at (517) 316-1512.
CREDIT CARD / PAYMENT INFORMATION
Answer: The website used for camp meeting reservations is a "secure" website. The information you provide is encrypted to prevent inappropriate use by outside individuals. When you login to register you will see that the website address will say https:// at the beginning of the address name. The "s" at the end of the "http" designator shows that the site is a "secure" site.
Answer: Your credit card will not be charged before May 22, 2014.
DATES AND DEADLINES
Answer: Camp Meeting dates for 2014 are: Friday, June 13, 2014 through Sabbath evening, June 21, 2014.
Answer: Online Registration is March 5-16 (for 1st round selections)
Mailed Paper Applications must be postmarked by March 16 (for 1st round)
Meal Ticket Pre-Order Deadline is May 20, 2014
Check Out Time is for cabins, cottages, and dorms: 11:00 am, Sunday, June 22
Check Out Time for campsites: 4:00 pm, Sunday, June 22
DRIVING ON THE CAMPGROUNDS
Answer: The speed limit during camp meeting is 10 miles per hour, and only licensed drivers are allowed to operate any type of motorized vehicle (including golf carts) on the campgrounds. When following or approaching a tram, if the tram is stopped, all vehicles including golf carts and other full-sized vehicles such as cars and trucks must stop. Only emergency vehicles are not required to stop, however, even those vehicles should use extreme caution when passing a stopped tram. If a tram is between stops and is moving, you are allowed to pass it if it is clear to do so. Remember to always use utmost care when driving any vehicle on the campgrounds. The same rules that apply when approaching a school bus also apply to trams.
HOUSING OPTIONS
Answer: (Note: some variations to the totals may be necessary due to campground changes and housing availability)
Cabins 44
Cottages 32
Dorm Rooms 121
Full Hook-Up Sites (water, electricity, sewer) 23
50-Amp (with water) 60
30-Amp (with water) 212
15-Amp (with water) 33
30-Amp (no water) 34
15-Amp (no water) 29
Primitive Sites (no water or electricity) 102
MEAL INFORMATION
Answer: Meals are available through the Cafeteria, Mobile Kitchen and ABC Cedar Café (at the former Cedar Reader location). The cafeteria is open Friday, June 13 for supper, closed both Sabbaths, and open for breakfast, lunch, and supper Sunday through Friday only. The Mobile Kitchen is open for lunch and supper Sunday through Friday. ABC Cedar Café hours will vary and will be listed in the Camp Meeting News daily newsletter.
Answer: Meal tickets can be purchased online from May 1-20. After this date, tickets may be purchased directly from the cafeteria. Selection of the meals you desire can be made through the online camp meeting registration process or by using the mail-in registration form. Payment must be made by check, money order or credit card. Payment-in-full must accompany meal ticket orders. Tickets are for individuals or family units only. No group purchases by churches, organizations or institutions.
Answer: Cost for tickets prior to camp meeting are as follows:
Adult Meals $7.00
Child Meals (ages 3-12) $6.00
2 and Under No Charge
Box Lunch (for Sabbath Only) $6.00
Meals purchased from the cafeteria during camp meeting:
Adult Meals $8.00
Child Meals (ages 3-12) $7.00
2 and Under No Charge
Box Lunch (for Sabbath Only) $6.00
Answer: You may pick up your box lunches for Sabbath in the cafeteria during supper hours on Friday.
Answer: Yes, but you must purchase them either online or by paper application. For online applications, indicate you are requesting meal tickets only by marking the "Meal Tickets Only" check box and/or typing MEAL TICKETS ONLY in the "Special Accommodations Needs or Requests" memo area. The online meal tickets can only be ordered, May 1-20, For paper applications, send your meal ticket order on the paper application (see the related fill-in space at the top of the Meal Ticket Order Form) and/or write MEAL TICKETS ONLY in the "Special Accommodations Needs or Requests" memo area near the bottom of the first page of the Camp Meeting Application form. You may also purchase meal tickets during camp meeting at the cafeteria (see question 20 for prices).
NON-MICHIGAN REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Answer: Anytime during either online registration time frame. However, Michigan constituents get first priority through May 15. After that date, unfilled spaces may be offered to non-Michigan applicants.
PASSWORD
Answer: If you cannot remember your password, at the login home page there is a link to click on that says "Forgot your login information?" You will then be asked to enter the email address associated with your account into the space provided and click 'Go.' Your login information will then be sent by email to the email address you entered when creating your account. Your username and password will be included in this e-mail message as well as a link that will take you directly into your account. The response time is less than 2 minutes.
PETS
Answer: If you will be bringing a pet to camp meeting, you must check the "Pets" box when registering online or indicate it in the appropriate space at the bottom of the "Camping" section of the paper Camp Meeting Application. Please see the Pet Policy in the related section of the General Information & Policies sheets in the back of the registration form packet. No exotic pets allowed.
RANDOM SELECTION PROCESS
Answer: In order to maximize fairness for all, a random, computer generated selection list of the appropriate number of names for each type of housing choice will be generated to fill all of the spots in that lodging group. All of the registrations that are submitted before the close of the registration period will be eligible for selection to the various lodging choices. The information from registrations submitted on paper applications will be manually entered into the selection program and combined with the applications submitted online. In this way ALL applications – whether paper or online – are merged into the same data group the computer uses when generating the random list of selected applications. As an example: Imagine there are 20 sites of a particular type of lodging available. There have been 25 applications received for those 20 spots. Twelve applications were done online and 13 were submitted as paper applications. The information from the 13 paper applications is manually entered into the selection data group along with the 12 online applications. The computer is then instructed to generate a random list of 20 names to fill the 20 spots that are available. These 20 selections complete the spaces that are available for this one type of lodging choice. The five names that were not chosen in the first round of selections may be selected in subsequent rounds if there are cancellations by any of the 20 first-round applicants, or they may be able to fill a spot within their alternate lodging choice if the selection process has not filled all of the allotted spaces for that group.
TRAMS AND SHUTTLES
Answer: For the safety of everyone, the large loop trams only stop at designated stops that are located at various points within loops E and F and the center road that runs through the campground. In order to meet more individual transportation needs there are several on-demand volunteer-driven shuttle golf carts that can be summoned by radio for assistance. Campground loop hosts, transportation shuttle drivers, and shuttle office workers located in the office trailer outside the west entrance to the fitness center / main auditorium building can call for available shuttles when requested. Often, a shuttle golf cart driver can be hailed to pick up passengers if they are not already full or are on their way to a pre-arranged pick-up. Some shuttle drivers will ask people if they need a ride if they see someone that looks like they would appreciate assistance. For your own safety, please be aware of other traffic on nearby roadways when trying to flag down or entering or exiting from a shuttle vehicle. Many of the golf carts seen on the campgrounds are privately owned. They are not part of the camp meeting shuttle system and do not general give rides to people on demand, unless out of courtesy by their owners.
VEHICLES PER SITE
Answer: One vehicle is allowed per campsite. Extra vehicles can be parked in the overflow parking area field to the west of Loop F or near the warehouse on Quarter Road. (Motor homes are allowed one vehicle in addition to their motor home.)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Answer: You may call the Camp Meeting phone line at (517) 316-1512. If no one is able to answer when you call, please leave a brief message summarizing your question. Be sure and include your name and phone number. You will be contacted as soon as it is possible.

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