Frequently Asked Questions
Can someone who is not HIV+ attend the camp out?
How is the camp out funded?
Can I help with fund raising for the camp out?
What does my $25 contribution to the camp out cover?
What if I cannot afford the $25 contribution?
I need a ride to the camp out; when will someone contact me?
Is there any dress code for the camp out?
What should I bring with me to the camp out?
I requested space in the bunkhouse; when will I know if there is room for me?
I asked to borrow camping equipment [tent, sleeping bag, air mattress]. Where do I pick up the camping equipment?
I missed the application deadline; can I still attend?
What's involved in "hosting" a cocktail party?
The LVL PWA camp outs are for people living with HIV-AIDS. There is a mix of HIV positive and negative individuals who may be campers, volunteers, partners of or friends of campers living with HIV-AIDS.
There is no Federal or State tax or grant money for the camp out. The camp out is funded solely by contributions from various sources. Contributions come from individuals attending the camp out and from money raised during fund raisers held in various cities in the State of Texas. The camp out receives donations of food and other items from organizations such as the Colt 45's of Houston and the Cowtown Leathermen and Trinity River Bears in Fort Worth.
If you are interested in organizing a fund raising event—or helping out with a fund raising event—please contact one of the run coordinators.
Your contribution helps to cover the costs of the camp out, such as food, soft drinks, and bottled water. It also covers the cost of many other items people don't think about in connection with a camp out, such as paper towels for the kitchen and toilet paper for the bathroom.
If you cannot afford the $25 contribution [remember, this is not a free camp out], then check the unable to contribute box on your application.
Volunteers and other campers provide rides to and from the camp out. We set up rides shortly before the camp out avoid last minute change of plans by riders and drivers.
Someone will contact you about a week before the camp out about a ride. We do everything we can to line up rides for campers, but we cannot guarantee you a ride.
If you line up your own ride to the camp out, please let us know so we can take your name off the list.
Clothing: With the exception of footwear, there is no "dress code," and the camp out is clothing optional for those who enjoy being nude. We request that any nudity be in those areas not readily visible from any roads or neighbor’s property. Please dress when you go near the front gate, on the Property Line Trail, and at Buzzards’ Peak proper.
Footwear: You will be camping in the woods, home to numerous “critters” that could bite or sting your feet as you walk around. We strongly discourage you walking around barefooted. We encourage you to follow these foot wear guidelines:
One of our campers, Michael, created a check list of camping items you might find useful.
Assigning space in the bunkhouse is difficult. Preference is given to those with special needs, such as a breathing machine, physical disabilities, etc. The cutoff date for camp out applications is May 1, 2013. Shortly after the cutoff date, we will notify you by e-mail whether or not we have space for you in the bunkhouse. We cannot accept any requests for space in the bunkhouse after the May 1, 2013 deadline.
Camping equipment is available in the camp out registration area.
It makes it extremely difficult to plan meals and coordinate other aspects of the camp out if we do not have the applications prior to the cut off date. While we will honor last-minute applications as we have in the past, we cannot accept any requests for space in the bunkhouse, for rides to and from the camp out, and for camping equipment after the May 1, 2013 deadline.
Do not send any application package by U. S. Mail after the May 1, 2013 deadline.