Frequently Asked Questions

Questions (and the Answers)

The 2020 Cadet International Camporee has been postponed to the summer of 2021 due to COVID-19. This understandably complicates some things, and you may have some questions and concerns. Here are the answers to the most common ones. If you have further questions or comments, please let us know at



What are the dates of the 2021 Camporee?

The Camporee will take place on July 21-28, 2021 at the same location scheduled (near Rudyard, Michigan).

Can I get a refund of my registration fees if I already paid?

We will be issuing refunds to everyone who registered for Camporee 2020. We will begin the refund process as soon as we are able to return to the Corps Office.

I registered for the 2020 Camporee. Will I need to register again for Camporee in 2021?

Yes – registration for the 2021 Camporee will open next year, and all attendees will need to register then.

Will staff & counselors be required to repeat the criminal background check?

Yes – background checks must be performed within 6 months of the relevant event.

What will happen to my personal information if I’ve already registered for Camporee?

Your information is safe and secure. We are deleting personal info related to the 2020 Camporee from our servers and shredding all paper records of personal info relating to the 2020 Camporee registrations.

What about Cadets in eighth grade during the 2019-2020 season? Can they attend Camporee in 2021?

There is no age limit to Camporee, however, a cadet must be active in his club during the 2020-2021 season to attend Camporee in 2021. This may be a good opportunity for Cadets to consider becoming Jr. Counselors for the 2020-2021 season. Even if they act as Jr. Counselors in their club, if they aren’t old enough to go as a Jr. Counselor they can still go as a Cadet, or if they are “Cadet like” in their participation in their home club, they would still go to camp as a Cadet.

What about Camporee 2020 staff members?

The same staff members will be asked to fill their roles for the 2021 Camporee. There may be some new openings from those that cannot commit in 2021, but there are others that had to decline for 2020 who can now accept, so there will likely be relatively few new staff positions opening.

Will Camporee 2023 be delayed as well?

Camporee 2023 will take place, Lord willing, in the summer of 2023 as scheduled.


Cornel Rylaarsdam Memorial Fund

Some families would like to send their son to an international camporee, but they simply don’t have the financial resources to make it work. The CRMF is available to help pay part or all of the registration fees for individuals who need help. The request is reviewed by the Steering Committee of the International Camporee.


Give to the Fund

Your contribution will give boys the opportunity to participate in this great adventure.