"This was our first camping trip with the new pop-up trailer. We stayed in Area 6 and enjoyed a g..."
"Locations are nice wooded sites. Only a few large sites. Was not too busy while we were there. ..."
3 Aug - 10 Aug 2007
On August 3 we began a week-long stay at Bear Lake FAMCAMP. Again the camp is in a beautiful location and has lovely facilities. Daily management in this camp is improved but still is not up to FAMCAMP standards. The staff is MUCH more helpful and interested in customers, but their camp walk-arounds consist of simply driving around in a smoking ATV. Here are the defects: 1. Baths are not swept out. 2. Several baths have standing water. 3. Locks on 2 doors do not work (the bolt goes into door trim that has broken). 4. Door knob was loose and my wife was locked in the bathroom for a half hour trying to get attention. I went around to all the other door knob sets and re-tightened the connecting hardware. 5. There are small spots of black mold growing on the walls and ceilings also. Both of these camps would benefit from daily basic maintenance such as sweeping, mopping out the standing water and washing of the plastic mats. Also cleaning the showers, sinks, and toilets daily. This would help greatly with the mold smell. The Birch camp bathrooms will require an intense washing, and scrubbing of the walls,and floors, to bring it up to basic sanitary conditions. FAMCAMPs are a morale builder for returning troops and families. It is sad that beautiful camps such as Birch and Bear Lake camps are not managed to provide normal high standards of camp cleanliness.