International Guests FAQ
What are the dates for the National Camporama? Where will it be held?
The dates are 9-13/July/2012. The National Camporama will be held in Southwest Missouri USA at the national Royal Rangers camp, called Eagle Rock Retreat Center, near Eagle Rock, Missouri. It is approximately a 2-hour drive from Springfield, Missouri.
What is the price for international guests?
The price for international guests will be US$275.00 if you register between 1/December/2011 and 15/June/2012, and US$375.00 if you register between 16/June/2012 and 27/June/2012.
Can women attend National Camporama?
Yes, women from overseas can attend if they are registered campers as part of an international delegation. Ladies who are registered campers may participate in all the Camporama activities (with the one exception of swimming) and may participate in the evening services.
Are there any special expectations of international guests?
Since this is an event intended for young men in the United States, all guests are kindly requested to wear appropriately modest clothing during the event.
Camporama will be a colorful cultural event with Rangers gathering from around the world, and as such, guests should be prepared to appreciate and respect the diversity of cultures represented, including those of the host nation.
What equipment will be provided on-site for me as an international guest?
In addition to the items included with registration, National Camporama will only provide 4-person tents for international delegates to use during the event (although for added comfort, only 2 campers will be assigned to each tent). No linens, towels, sleeping bags, or cots/beds/mattresses will be provided. National Camporama cannot provide any other housing options even for medical reasons. If you cannot stay in a tent for any reason you will need to make other lodging arrangements yourself off-site.
All international guests will camp together in the international encampment. Tents will be provided and set up prior to your arrival. Separate bathroom and shower facilities for men and women will be available near the international encampment. The international campsite will also have a large communal tent for the campers to enjoy fellowship and to prepare coffee or tea they have brought with them. Only basic utensils for making coffee and tea will be supplied.
The following items will be provided to all registered campers:
- 14 meals, beginning with supper on Sunday, 8/July and ending with breakfast on Friday, 13/July.
- Two Camporama t-shirts
- Two Camporama patches
- 50th anniversary Royal Ranger patch
- Camporama hat
- Camporama hatpin
- Camp stool
- ID badge and meal card with lanyard
- A commemorative DVD will be mailed after Camporama
Can I come early to National Camporama or stay after on-site?
No. Campers are not allowed to arrive at Eagle Rock Retreat Center before 1:00 p.m. (13:00 hours) on Sunday, 8/July. All campers (including international guests) must depart by 11:00 a.m. (11:00 hours) on Friday, 12/July.
Where can I find information on local lodging and activities for my family staying in the area that is not attending Camporama?
For information on local lodging as well as area activities, click on the links below:
Eureka Springs, AR
Roaring River State Park
Area shows and activity special packages
Silver Dollar City or White Water
Will transportation be provided to/from the airport?
Royal Rangers International will provide transportation from the Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) or the Greyhound bus station (2425 East Kearney Street, Springfield, Missouri 65803) to and from National Camporama for international guests at no additional cost. If you plan to arrive to any other transit station, you will need to make other transportation arrangements on your own. If you need transportation please e-mail your itinerary to Royal Rangers International on or before 1/July/2012.
When should I plan to arrive and leave?
Please plan to arrive after 1:00 p.m. (13:00 hours) Sunday, 8/July (but no later than noon on Monday, 9/July), and plan to leave Friday, 13/July (by 11:00 a.m./hours). If you fly or bus into/out of Springfield, please keep in mind it is approximately a 2-hour drive from Eagle Rock Retreat Center to Springfield.
Our delegation plans to rent a car and drive to Eagle Rock Retreat Center. Will there be special parking available to us?
Vehicles driven to Eagle Rock Retreat Center will be parked in long-term parking. Once parked, you will not be allowed to move your vehicle until Friday morning. Guests staying off-site will be assigned parking in the day parking lot.
Is National Camporama an international event?
National Camporama is an event planned for an American Royal Rangers audience, but all international Rangers are welcomed guests and encouraged to participate. Thank you for making plans to attend!
Is there something special our delegation should bring?
Each outpost (both US and international) attending Camporama is strongly encouraged to design and bring an ink stamp (and an ink pad, if needed) of any shape but not larger than 65 mm x 65 mm (2.5 inches x 2.5 inches) that uniquely identifies their outpost. International delegations are also asked to bring their national flag, approximately 0.8 x 1.2 meters in size.
Are American campers allowed to visit the international encampment during National Camporama? Can I visit my American friends’ campsite? Can I camp with my American friends or can they camp with our delegation?
No. The international encampment is intended to be a refuge and a place of rest for international guests only. You will be able to visit with your friends in the common areas of the camp. Likewise, the international guests should not visit or camp within the American campsite.
Can we drink alcohol or have tobacco products in the international encampment?
No. Without exception, alcohol and tobacco products are forbidden at Eagle Rock Retreat Center/National Camporama.
Can we sell patches, pins, or other items at National Camporama?
No. All items for sale will be located in the Camporama Store, snack bars, Vendors’ Row, or the FCF village. While all campers (US and international) are prohibited from selling any products, campers are encouraged to trade Ranger patches and hat pins.
I am a member of my national staff and I have been invited by my national director/commander to the Royal Rangers International Global Leaders Encounter. Where can I find more information on this event?
Please visit the Royal Rangers International web site.