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Camping at the Loch Norman Highland Games
This is more a cultural event than a camping event. Pets are not allowed at this event. Phyllis and I had a great time last year starting with the Calling of the Clans after sunset on Friday through the end of the games on Sunday. You will have to purchase event tickets in addition to the camping tickets. I will post more information on ticket purchase once it becomes available. There are both tent and RV sites available but there are no bath houses, only Porti-potties. We have hot & cold outside water on our camper and can set up a portable shower if needed. Power sites are limited. There is not a dump station. We will be camping at Lake Wateree the following weekend and will dump our tanks there. __________________________________________________________ DESCRIPTION The Loch Norman Highland Games at Rural Hill, April 20, 21, and 22 is a family gathering presented by Historic Rural Hill, Inc. The mission of Rural Hill, which is a 501c3 Non Profit organization, is “to be an educational organization providing for recognizing, celebrating and preserving the rich heritage of Rural Hill.” IMPORTANT: Clan Sponsorship must be received by March 7, 2018 to guarantee recognition in the program and a tent on the field. The fee must accompany this signed waiver form to insure the tent reservation. Tent location requests will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. The contact person listed above must be the authorized representative of their Clan or Society. Each $170.00 Clan Sponsorship Includes One tent (10x10,) one table and four chairs One program, one preferred parking pass and two dated commemorative pins Two Clan Sponsor Badges for Friday Night Reception at 6:15, hospitality tent & weekend events Overnight security on the field both Friday & Saturday nights Golf cart assistance available to the field on Saturday & Sunday between 7:00 & 8:30 a.m. (No cars will be allowed on the field.) Per insurance considerations and requirements, Historic Rural Hill must require a clan representative to sign a waiver before they may occupy a tent location on the field. The tent location requests for 2018 will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis and assigned by the Clan Sponsor Committee. Please designate a representative to bring and to carry your clan banner at the Call to the Clans ceremony at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening. We request only ONE Clan member act as the Clan Representative on the field. Note - no cell phones are allowed on the field during the Call to the Clans. The field at Rural Hill is open to Clan Sponsors on Friday to bring materials and supplies to their clan tents. The Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Games provide overnight security personnel on Friday and Saturday nights. Cars are not allowed on the field on Saturday or Sunday, but there is golf cart assistance from the Clan Sponsor parking area from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. if you need to move additional materials to your tent. The Parade of Tartans is on Sunday morning, following the worship service at about 11:30 am. The Director of the Parade of Tartans is Dave Henderson. Please check in with him at the Clan Henderson tent on Saturday. The Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games is a pet-free event. Pursuant to Mecklenburg County Ordinance, Rural Hill is now a tobacco-free zone. This includes both smoking, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaporizers and other such devices. This includes the campground. This is a Mecklenburg County Law that Rural Hill must follow. Tent fly policy - The Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services and Risk Management Event Policy for the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games does not permit the installation of personal tents or tent fly’s. Historic Rural Hill is required to enforce this policy. The Rural Hill “Making History” tent in the Kid’s Zone will issue Passports to Scotland workbooks to encourage children to look at and visit the clan tents. Clan Representatives are likewise encouraged to reward the children’s interest by answering questions and/or stamping their passports with the clan’s heraldry. Best Clan Tent Award Clan tent displays will be judged anonymously on Saturday and/or Sunday and a trophy awarded for first place based on specific criteria which can be reviewed at If your clan would be interested on holding your AGM at the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games please contact Jeff Fissel, Executive Director of Historic Rural Hill by e-mailing him at or calling 704 875 3113. Join numerous other clans already proudly displaying their clan crest and tartan banner in the Rural Hill Cultural Center throughout the year! Space is limited, contact Jeff Fissel today at or 704 875 3113.

Historic Rural Hill

Centre of Scottish Heritage 4431 Neck Road · Huntersville, NC


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We are Family Friendly and all are welcome.

We are a camping based outdoor recreation group. We invite members who enjoy all types of camping. We have tent and RV campers in our group. Our meetups are suggested by our members and individual trips are tailored to the interests of the group attending the particular event.

In addition to camping there is usually hiking, cycling, canoeing/kayaking, and other loosly organized activities depending on the venue.

Meetups can be initiated by all members but it will require a sign up of at least three members for it to post as a scheduled event and be added as an upcoming meetup. The member who posts the meetup will become the organizer for the event and is responsible for providing links, address, phone numbers and other pertinent information for the membership to review the meetup to decide if they want to participate. All members are encouraged to post events for the group. All reservations for sites are the responsibility of the individual member.

We are a family friendly group but recognize than some events may not be suitable for children. If this is the case please post this in the meetup information.

At any given meetup members who would like to do a particular activity; hiking, water sports, games, etc., will post a sign up sheet at their site and those interested can participate. There is no obligation to participate and no pressure.

We don't have many rules;

1) Have fun;

2) Be respectful in your postings;

3) Play nicely with others;

4) Please don't sign up for events you are not sure you will attend and let the organizer know in advance if your plans change.

I would like to thank the members of the original Carolina Campers for their efforts, friendship and support. All have become great friends and have shaped this group and our direction. I would also like to thank the co-organizers for their contributions. This would not be possible without their efforts and support.

Finally, thanks to all of our new members. This is your group and we want you to participate and become a voice for the future and direction of Carolina Campers Too!

We look forward to camping with you.

Brenda, Phyllis, Ramona & Mike

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