What is and where is Camp Thorpe?
680 Capen Hill Road
Goshen, VT 05733
Camp Thorpe is a residential summer camp in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont. It has buildings and facilities you normally associate with a summer camp for children: cabins, dining halls, function buildings, etc. Rally attendees will have access to the grounds and facilities from Friday, September 6th to Sunday, September 8th.
What are the accommodations at the Rally?
Cabins: There are a limited number of cabins available for rent but they are usually all taken soon after registration opens. They are simple wooden structures windows, a door, and bed frames with mattresses. Bedding is not provided. A few have a toilet, sink, and or shower, but most do not. The cabins have electricity, lighting, and some but not all of the cabins have a power outlet for charging. See the link below for pictures.
Cabin Sharing: If all the cabins are taken you can post a notice on the club’s Facebook page asking if anyone is willing to share extra beds. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmwmov/
Tents: Plenty of space to pitch tents in and around the activity area.
Bathrooms and showers: There are bath houses with what you would expect, including hot showers.
What supplies will be available on site? Water? Groceries?
We recommend you bring your water bottle and camp cup. Water, juices, and coffee are available all day. The tap water at the camp is very good and comes from a well.
We do not offer Groceries for sale on site. 2 Dinners, and 2 breakfasts are included in your rally fee. You are encouraged to ride during the day and find one of Vermont’s many eateries.
The closest grocery store is about 3-4 miles down the road toward Brandon and they usually stock up on extra beer and ice for the event. Hannaford: 71 Supermarket Drive, Brandon, VT. There are a couple closer quick stop type markets.
Can I bring my camper? Are there hookups for campers?
Yes you can bring your camper, there are a limited number of spots for campers in the lower campus. Please call ahead to verify there will be room. We already have 2 RSVP’s. There are no hook ups of any sort. Observe quiet hours between 9:30pm and 8:30 am and please do not run a generator.
Is there cell phone service?
There is very poor to no cell service at this rally. Sorry.
Is there Internet access via WiFi?
The WiFi that is at the camp is limited, it is in place for the MOV to run the event. There is not a public WiFi capable of handling 200 plus campers at this event.
Are there cooking facilities available?
The Kitchen is a very busy place and is off limits to any non-volunteer. Once dinner service is done the surfaces are cleaned and sanitized. You are welcome to tailgate with your own camp stove. People should not cook in the cabins.
Will there be access to a refrigerator?
There is a very large refrigerator in the dining hall that MAY have some extra space available. It is open for use to rally members. A safer path is to bring a collapsing cooler and source ice at the local store.
Is there a schedule of events?
The event schedule will be handed out at registration
What are the camp rules? (smoking, drinking, etc.)
Smoking can be done, but not in public areas, and please manage butts properly. Please do not smoke: in the cabins, in the bathroom, in the pavilion, in the dining hall. Drinking is permitted. Please be aware of the value of vintage bikes and new bikes parked all over the rally grounds. Please keep your drinking friends from knocking one over (No-one wants that)
Can we use the pool?
The pool is not open to our use. The camp will have closed it for the year.
What if it rains?
Please arrive to the rally with good tires. The event is rain or shine. The pavilion and the dining hall will be available 24 hours a day for rally members.