At AutoCamp, one of our key values is to respect the environment. We’re all about getting people outside responsibly. We aim to follow the seven core principles of Leave No Trace as defined by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. Read below on how you can live by these principles both during your stay at AutoCamp as well as in your everyday life.
Principle 1: Plan ahead and prepare
Why: Planning ahead ensures the safety of you and those around you. It prepares you for minimizing waste and resource damage. Preparing ahead of time increases your self-confidence and opportunities to learn more about nature.
Principle 2: Travel and camp on durable surfaces
Why: Travel damage happens when surface vegetation or communities of organisms are damaged beyond recovery. This is why it is important to stay on-trail at all times.
Principle 3: Dispose of waste properly
Why: A no-brainer! If waste is not disposed of properly, it will end up harming animals, plants, water, etc.
Principle 4: Leave what you find
Why: Moving elements of a natural ecosystem can cause permanent damage. Such behavior also sets an example for future guests.
Principle 5: Minimize campfire impacts
Why: Campfires can cause catastrophic wildfires and permanent damage to the land. It is always important that you are responsible in both building, enjoying and putting them out. The best place to build a fire is in a fire ring, cue your personal AutoCamp firepit!
Due to fire regulations in the area, wood or trash burning is not allowed at AutoCamp. You may not gather wood from the surrounding areas and use as fuel. Only compressed logs, charcoal, and fire starter kits may be burned in your fire pit. Good Wood fire starter kits are available for purchase in the Clubhouse. Never leave a fire unattended and be sure that a fire is completely put out before leaving your fire pit.
Principle 6: Respect wildlife
Why: When we explore the outdoors, we are stepping on homes and ecosystems of wildlife. Respecting this wildlife keeps them as well as ourselves safe.
Principle 7: Be considerate of other visitors
Why: Being respectful of other visitors helps everyone enjoy the outdoors, including yourself!
For more details and to learn more about the Leave No Trace principles, read here!
We require a two-night minimum stay on most weekends.
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