Safety at Oakcrest

We desire all campers to have a safe and enjoyable camp experience.  Below are some things you can do to stay safe and protected while at Oakcrest.

Monday Morning Busing

When you arrive for busing on Monday mornings, please follow the directions given by the parking attendants.  Oakcrest does not have a “drop zone” in the bus staging area, so we ask drivers to please park in a parking stall and have campers carry their luggage to the colored flag labeled with their stake name.  Check in with your stake leader and get your bus ticket.  Use restrooms in the pavilion prior to boarding the bus.

Bus Safety

When you ride the bus to and from Oakcrest, please be courteous and respectful of the driver.  Please do not do anything to distract the driver.  You are welcome to sing camp songs and talk with one another, but please do not move around the bus or behave in a manner unbecoming of LDS young women.  If you have a question or concern, please share it with the adult chaperone that will be riding on the bus with you.  The chaperone can then communicate your concern to the driver.

Fire Safety

During your time at camp you will have opportunities to participate in cookouts with campfires.  For the safety of all members of your group, please be very cautious around campfires.  Follow the safety instructions provided by your counselor before, during, and after cookouts.


You will be very active at Oakcrest and will be spending a lot of time outdoors.  Make sure you bring a good-sized water bottle to Oakcrest.  You will be reminded by your counselor to drink water often.  You would be wise to start getting used to drinking more water before you go to camp.  Dehydration causes headaches, fatigues, and other health problems.


Please pack sunscreen and use it while at Oakcrest.  You will be involved in many outdoor activities during the week.  Please be wise and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself against sunburn.

Tick-bite Prevention

Tick species are widely distributed around the world and are most commonly found in brushy areas along the edges of fields and woodlands.  They are also found near commonly traveled paths through grassy areas and shrubbery.  While it is a good idea to take preventative measures against ticks year round, be extra vigilant in warmer months.

Oakcrest has a dress policy that will help in the prevention of tick bites.  Long pants, socks, and sturdy shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes) are required for daily wear.  Hiking socks that can be pulled up over the pant leg are highly encouraged.  Click here to read a fact sheet concerning prevention of tick bites.