3/6/16 Site Selection Meeting – Sites Available

Oh the excitement at the annual campsite selection meetings….

The new 2016 camping season set to open April 1st this year.  Please remember you must have your 2016 annual Heritage Lake POA Maintenance & Siltation Assement fee ($237) paid before you will be allowed to camp this season.

Now for the excitement….our campsite selection meeting will be at the HL Clubhouse/Office on 3/6/16 at 1PM, as usual.  I have been supplied a site map showing the available sites for this camping season.  Sites marked in yellow will be available for this season at the selection meeting.  Please click on link below to see map of sites available.

HLC 2016 open sites-selection mtg

There are several sites that have been occupied for some time that are available this year.  You may want to consider making a move!

We’ll see you at the selection meeting this Sunday!

 

RESCHEDULE….Old Mother Nature fooled us!

Well…maybe we shouldn’t blame Mother Nature…maybe the Weather Person(s) that we decide to put so much faith into their predictions…LOL!  It was very disappointing that we cancelled our original HL Campground Site Selection meeting for 3/2/14, especially for the dismal “storm” that really never showed up!  However, we WILL be holding the (rescheduled) meeting this Sunday 3/9/17…same time….same place (1:00PM @ the HL Clubhouse)!  Hope to see lots of our campers there, New & Seasoned, alike.  Also, want to apologize to those that did not get the word about the cancellation.  This is why it is important to be electronically “connected” for ease of notification, as well as, staying current with what is happening!  Please remember to submit your email addresses at one of the meetings (which you can share on the meeting sign up sheets always present at EVERY meeting) or join the blog and I will try to keep you up to date as well as you can message me!    Thanks!    Cheryl Fry

Oh Boy…..let the selections begin!!!!

The 2014 Heritage Lake Campground campsite selection meeting is this Sunday 3/2/14 at 1PM at the HL Clubhouse (usual place). Since it’s not fair to list the available sites that will be up for grabs come Sunday, I can at least give you the amount available….16 sites! I am hoping next season I will be able to post them prior to selection so that campers will know ahead of time what’s available. But since we didn’t have emails for everyone to let them know they would be posted on this blog we couldn’t this year….so let’s encourage others to “get connected” to allow us all to be more informed! And just a reminder that you can follow the blog to get up to date postings anytime they’re posted! There will be an email & residence (if you want) address sign-up sheet at the meeting.

Good News: We have 4 new HLPOA camper families coming in this season too! Guess our little slice of heaven is starting to get noticed and hopefully more will want to join in and maybe even have a “waiting list”…wouldn’t that be great!

Just a short post, will post again after the selection meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone…it’s been a horribly cold LONG winter & from the looks of it (MORE SNOW Sunday/Monday) it’s not over yet 😦

HL Campground Rules for 2014

Hope you all are “weathering” the winter season so far!  I am sure you’re all busy with  the festive activities we all experience this time of year but wanted to make sure you are informed on upcoming 2014 camping season topics…so please mark your calendars for our annual HL Campground Winter Meeting.  It will be held on Sunday, January 26th at 1PM until ? at the HL POA Clubhouse.  We will advise on the new electricity billing & payment details during this meeting.  We will need to get a master email address list & update any other personal information that may have changed to make sure we keep everyone informed! Hope to see a good turn out!!  Wishing all of you & your families a “Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!!!”

I am posting the new HLPOA approved HL Camping Rules for 2014 below for your review.  I think they are to be mailed out with the paperwork for the 2014 camping season.

HERITAGE LAKE CAMPING RULES FOR 2014 (UPDATED 1/15/14)

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To make the campground facilities available to the greatest number of members, official rules and regulations are established by the Management and are posted in convenient places in the campground for your information and guidance.  In addition, the following conditions should be observed during your stay.

 

Classification of Campers:

 

Permanent Camper: Those campers who receive a lot for the camping season. Half season campers are those who receive their lot on or after the 4th of July weekend.

 

Sponsored Campers: Those campers who are guests of POA member and have been signed in by members.

 

Transient Campers – Those campers who are of a temporary nature, rentals may be daily, monthly or yearly if lots are available and the Committee approves.

 

 

  1. To use the Heritage Lake Campground and its facilities you must have a current membership card and present it to the Campground Manager when registering except in the case of a camper who is a guest of a POA member.
  2. All campers must check in at the campground manager’s office to confirm their arrival and pay their camping fees and any storage fees that may be required.  If the office is closed upon your arrival, all fees shall be paid upon the manager’s return.
  3. There are no reservations for transient camping.  All sites are on a first come first serve basis.
  4. It shall be against all rules and regulations to locate any transient camper, tent, trailer, camping or to sleep in any unauthorized area.  There shall be no camping or sleeping in storage area.
  5. One family or one camping group shall be permitted to occupy one campsite in the campground.
    1. A camper under eighteen (18) years of age must be accompanied by an adult or receive prior special permission from the campground manager before camping.
    2. A family consists for the most part of parents, dependant children and other relatives.
  6. Guests may occupy a campsite only if one is available and it does not deprive a member of a campsite.  A guest may share a site with a member anytime, regular camping fees apply.
  7. Campground quiet hours will be observed from 12 Midnight thru 7:00 A.M., unless approved by campground manager.
  8. All gray water, as well as black water, must be emptied at the designated dump station.  The use of any form of drywell is strictly forbidden per the Indiana State Board of Health.  Violation of this rule could result in the forfeiture of your camping privileges.
  9. Washing dishes, clothes, or pets at the drinking fountains or in the bathhouse facilities is strictly prohibited.  Exception for animals to assist the visually and or hearing impaired.  No pets of any kind will be allowed in the bathhouse.
  10.  No playing in the bathhouse.
  11. Riding bicycles, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, etc. on walkways round the bathhouse is strictly prohibited.
  12. No one under 14 years of age will be allowed to operate a golf cart or similar, non-licensed vehicle unless supervised by an adult.
  13. Any lighting and displaying of aerial fireworks is strictly prohibited.
  14. Owners are responsible for their pets.
    1. Pets on your campsite must be kept on a leash or in cage.  If the pet is not caged or on a leash when on your campsite, then the pet must be attended to by a responsible person at all times.
    2. Pets off your campsite must be on a leash at all times.
    3. No pets will be allowed in or around the pavilion during campground activities, except for animals to assist the visually and/or hearing impaired.
    4. Pet owners are responsible for the clean up of pet waste.

 

 

  1. No weapons of any kind, including firearms, are to be displayed in the campground.
  2. When breaking camp the campsite must be left lean and orderly.  The water must be turned off at the hydrant, all trash and garbage must be deposited in the dumpsters. 
  3. Please observe the 5mph speed limit and the one way signs. Anyone caught speeding may lose their camping privileges.
  4.  All vehicles, RV’s, tents and boat trailers must be parked or located three (3) feet from any designated campground roadway.
  5. Violation of any of the Heritage Lake “Camping Rules” could result in the forfeiture of your camping privileges.
  6. The camper waives any claims against the owner (Heritage Lake Property Owners Association), its agent or employees for damage arising out of the use by the permitted or any member of his party of the campground facilities.  The owner (Heritage Lake Property Owners Association) makes no representations as to the suitability or safety of the campsite and is not responsible for the actions or control of other campers or person in the campground.
  7. When you are notified of receiving a permanent campsite, you should have your camper their lot on or before May 1st, or stand a chance in forfeiting that campsite and fee for the season. After acceptance to permanent camping, refunds will be granted only in the event of death and/or long term illness that results in the renter not being able to use the lot.  Granted refunds will be adjusted down from the fee paid based on weekly deductions until June 30th.  Absolutely no refunds will be granted after July 1st.
  8. Camping is not allowed prior to the first Friday in April.
  9. The camping season will open the first 1st Friday in April and end on the last Sunday in October.  The campground manager will be on site from the first Friday in April through the last weekend in October.  The campground will be locked for the season, however primitive camping may be allowed by the POA Manager through the end of November.
  10. All campers, trailers and boats must be removed from the campground or stored in accordance with the winter storage agreement.  Winter storage agreements can be obtained from the campground manager or the P.O.A. office by December 1st of the current year.  Unpaid fees will be attached to the Member’s Assessment when they are sent their current billing.
  11. Campsites are non-transferable. Sub-leasing is not allowed.
    1. Any person using the facility other than a permanent camper must be registered with the campground manager by the registered permanent camper in advance.  The person using the campsite will check in with the campground manager at time of their arrival.  When vacating your campsite during the camping season for vacation or other reasons for a period of time, you must notify the campground manager on how long you will be away.
    2. Any person using the facility other than a permanent camper must be registered with the campground manager by the registered permanent camper in advance.  The person using the campsite will check in with the campground manager at time of arrival.
  12. Limit of one tent or pop-up per campsite. 
  13. No guest recreational vehicle, boat, boat trailer or tent may be stored on your permanent campsite.
  14. A permanent camper is responsible for keeping their lot trimmed.  They must keep the campsite clean at all times.  If the camper does not meet these requirements, the lot will be maintained and a fee will be charged.  The fee will be paid at the appearance of the camper or attached to their POA fee.
  15. Any situation not covered in the permanent camping rules or Heritage Lake Camp rules will be decided by the campground committee, in accordance with the POA policy.
  16. Any shelter structure, screened or unscreened constructed on the campsite shall not exceed three hundred (300) square feet floor space and shall not have post stuck into the ground.  Assembly shall be or nuts/bolts and or screws to enable ease disassembly.  Roofs shall not cover the camper only the deck. Before any construction begins, the plans must be submitted to and approved by the campground committee.  Existing structures prior to 10/17/96 are unaffected by this rule.
  17. Decks and or porches for campers shall not be constructed with post in the ground. Existing decks and or porches prior to 10/17/96 are unaffected by this rule. No roofs shall be constructed shall be constructed over the camper, only the deck.
  18. All water and electrical lines from the RV to utility source must be buried to a sufficient level for mowing.
  19. POA assessment fees must be paid by April 1st of the current year in order to camp.
  20. A “Camper not in good standing” for the current season will be eligible for a campsite for the next camping season as a status of “First time camper”.
  21. All campground members are responsible for their guests and their adherence of enforcement to all campground rules at all times.
  22. Failure to comply with any of the rules or camping rules will result in your status as a “Camper not in good Standing”.
  23. The campground committee Reserves the Right to revoke the camping privileges of anyone who:
    1. Commits any act that endangers the health or safety of another guest.
    2. Commits any illegal act.
    3. Continuously fails to follow campground rules at the request of the campground committee.  The campground manager may revoke the camping privileges of any transient or guest camper at any time with consulting the committee.

 

 

  1. All golf carts, ATV’s etc. must have front & rear lights and use them from dawn until dusk
  2. All guests must register with the manager upon entering the campground
  3. Permanent campers agree and understand that they are responsible for paying for the electricity provided to their site.  The utility will invoice the Association for the total electricity used for all campsites; then the Association will invoice each camper monthly by the Association for the electric bill for their specific site.  The electric bill invoice must be paid within Fifteen (15) days from the date of the invoice.  If a camper does not pay the electric bill invoice within thirty (30) from the date of the invoice, the electricity to the site will be disconnected until the camper’s account is brought current.  In addition, the Association has the right to pursue collection and reimbursement from a camper for his site’s electric bills paid by the Association but then unreimbursed by the camper.  If collection action becomes necessary, the camper agrees that the Association is entitled to recover its legal fees, court costs, and other expenses resulting from the collection action.  The Association and the utility company are not responsible to any camper for any damage or loss caused by a disconnected electric line due to non-payment of the electric bill by the camper.

 

Approved by the Campground Committee 9/17/13 Approved by the POA Board 12/12/13

 

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Memorial Day Weekend…..FUN!!!

First off, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who are serving or have served our wonderful country insuring the freedoms we are so blessed to have.  Without your sacrifices we could not continue to be the great country we are today.  And for that, we are eternally grateful!  May God bless you & yours…and may God bless the USA!!!

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There were fun times had at the campground this Memorial Day weekend!  Last year the weather was scorching, this year surprisingly cool, in fact pretty chilly, especially in the mornings & late nights!  The campground was packed with campers, golf carts, kids, dogs, campfires & FUN!  Saturday morning started off with the 2nd Wacky Family Olympics competition.  We started out with 3 teams:  the “Booyahs”, the “Hutchs” & the “Wacky BGs”.  The competition started at 10’ish AM with “Wheel Me” or actually a good ole’ fashioned wheelbarrow race.  After many laughs shared by all, we continued to game #2, “Hole in One’ – 20 bean bag tosses for each team at the corn hole boards.  For game #3, “Hop till Ya Drop”, a tough 30 seconds of jump rope competition.  Team Wacky BG was packing a ringer!  One of their adult players is enrolled with a jump rope program…she actually did 82 in just 30 seconds!!  Her rope was smoking!  Once our jumpers caught their breath, we continued on to game #4, “Dress Me Blind”.  One adult & one kid from each team was given a basket of adult’s clothes.  The adult was blindfolded & had to “dress” the kid with the help of the kids’ instruction!  The funniest part…when they got to the “bra”.  From the pictures included, you will notice our 3 teams’ “kid” players were from ages 2-7!  It was funny to watch & even more fun to cheer on.  With game #5, we had a late team join the playing field…the “Plunketeers”.  This game was the most fun (expressed by all participating & spectators)…”Scrambled Eggs”!  Each team had 2 adults & 2 kids (or some had to do it twice if some of their members needed a nap!) & were given a metal spoon & 4 raw eggs.  They had to go down & back, down & back as in a normal egg race BUT we were giving the chance for some lead-breaking points!  For every unbroken egg at the end of the relay, teams could receive 5 bonus points!!!  Every team still had all their eggs…unbroken after the competition.  Everyone had so much fun, we decided to do a second relay.  Players seemed to be a little braver & a lot faster this time.  There was only one casualty (egg)!  Moving on to game #6, “Shoot Out at the Square”, a basketball shooting competition with 2 adults & 2 kids from each team.  Fortunately the campground has a kids goal so it kept it fair!  Funny thing…just like last year, the kids scored as much if not more than the adults!  Even better, the Moms out scored the Dads…teehee!!!  Game #7 was the last “teams” competition & the most risky,  “Blind Man’s Bluff”, a blindfolded obstacle course through the campground playground!  We decided to just take 1 adult & 1 kid from each team for the competition due to the challenges of the event.  The kid was blindfolded & the adult “guided” them through the course.  To the slide, up & over.  To the 3 playground rockers, rock 3 times on each.  To the monkey bars, climb up to top & back, back down.  To the swings, swing 3 times on just one.  To the merry-go-round, get on & adult spins 3 times….then run back to the starting line.  We only scored 1 fat lip on the jungle gym, I think the adult was trying to hurry her to quickly!!  Our Olympics finale`….was open to any kids that were at the campground at that time.  “Brain Freeze”, popsicle  eating contest.  It was messy, but not nearly as bad as last years 90 degree weather (and bees!).  All in all it was a great day & even though we didn’t have many teams, those that did play had FUN!  I also want to say a big THANK YOU to my Brother & Sister-in-Law, Carl & Lisa Pritchett & our youngest Daughter, Tori Fry for all their help & support this weekend with all the various festivities we were in charge of!  I couldn’t have done it without you!!! I love you guys!!!

We had a Hot Dog Awards Banquet to celebrate the competition & to present awards to our winners……drum roll……GOLD went to Wacky BGs, SILVER went to Booyahs & BRONZE went to Hutchs.  The Plunketeers were only 1 point behind Hutchs, not bad for starting the competition halfway through.

Sunday morning we had our annual Indy 500 potluck pitch-in breakfast at the Shelter House…..YUM!  Wasn’t much left on the tables, pretty well cleaned out everything!  Sunday night we had a surprise performer that played for almost 3 hours just for tips, Chris Hurst.  I guess he grew up around the area & always used to come down to the campground when he was younger.  He strolled in the campground Friday night with his guitar & was playing.  We asked how much he charged, long story short…we really enjoyed his talents Sunday night & hope to have him back real soon!

Monday everyone just did their own thing.  Some stuck around for a while, some headed home early.  We headed out on the boat!  It was much warmer than Sunday but was windy.  We got a couple of hours on the lake before the rain started in.  But for the most part it was a pretty good weekend….Hope yours was too!!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Giant Red Daisy Flower macro Photographed on B...Hope all you Ladies out there had a great Mother’s Day yesterday, mine was wonderful!  We packed up & headed out of the campground early Sunday morning because we had our whole gang coming for an early Mother’s Day dinner at our house.  The great part…everyone was there!  Well almost, all but my Mom.  We also found out we’re going to be blessed with our 7th grand child around Christmas!  Our oldest daughter is expecting her 5th right around her birthday.  Congratulations Brandy & Tom (& Xavier, & Avalon, & Grace, & Lincoln!).  A funny comment by their oldest (Xavier soon to be 11) he thought they should name him (if a boy) Abraham….that way when they’re calling the kids in…Abraham…Lincoln!  Thought that was pretty cute!

Now that I’ve shared my personal stuff…on to why I’m here…HL Campground blog!  Starting off I have made some adjustments to the activities calendar that were previously  distributed & posted on this blog (see “2013 HL Campground Season Calendar” page).  PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK THE BLOG CALENDAR PAGE REGULARLY FOR THE MOST UPDATED SCHEDULE.  Most recent change being…we have cancelled the 9-11:30pm Karaoke, due to limited funds!  The first weekend in May, I posted the 2nd Annual Wacky Family Olympics team roster sign-up sheet, schedule of events w/criteria & an information sheet at the Shelter House on the side of the storage shed.  As of 5/12 morning…we’ve had “1” team sign up 😦    It was a team that “placed” in last years competition!  I also passed out copies of the Olympics information sheet to any campers I could find on 5/11 evening, trying to encourage participation.  There is a deadline for team sign-ups 5/18!  If I do not have at least 5 teams signed up by 5/18 -7pm, the Olympics & the Hot Dog Awards Banquet will be cancelled!!!  It takes a lot of time & expense to put on this event.  Besides, it wouldn’t be as much fun with less than 5 teams participating.

On-screen graphic from At the Movies.

Movie night is on 5/18 & with the sun staying out longer we have to push the start time back to 9:30PM instead of 9P.  The movie is scheduled to be PG-13 or R..? I will bring some movies to the monthly campground meeting 5/18 at 10AM & we’ll pick that night’s movie then.  HOPEFULLY it will have warmed up considerably, the last one it was freezing!!!  Hopefully we’ll actually have a weekend we don’t have ANY rain!  I know we’re all getting pretty sick of all this NON conducive camping weather!  Seems like the “work week” tends to be nice/warmer & the weekend comes….wet/cold..  😦

So remember…get your team sign-up for the Wacky Family Olympics by 5/18 -7PM!  Have a great week & we’ll see you around the campground hopefully this weekend!