WHAT IS CAMP BOBCAT?
Camp Bobcat is an annual fundraising event put on by the VPE Dad's Club. This event dates back to 2006 and raises over $10,000 to help with school improvements.
WHEN IS IT?
Friday, June 2nd, 2023
WHERE DO YOU SLEEP?
Kids camp on the grassy area of VPE's school grounds for the night in tents with their parent/guardian. Bathrooms are open all night. VPE's Principal is also in attendance. The gates are locked and the OC Sheriff's department will be patrolling all night. More details will be sent as we get closer to the event with specifics on where to camp and where you can and cannot go during the night.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The event costs $35 which includes entry, movie, popcorn, breakfast and a photo keepsake. Optional Food, Drinks, Candy and Ice Cream as well as T-shirts will be available for purchase in advance. We will also be selling raffle tickets to be entered into a drawing for over $7000 in gifts.
FOOD FOR PURCHASE?
A meal can be pre-purchased with your campsite order. The meal consists of a hot dog or hamburger, a drink (soda/H2O), and a bag of chips. All meals are cooked by the volunteer dads on-site. Candy and ice cream are also available for purchase while supplies last during the event.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?
Physical orders may be placed with cash/check and dropped off to the office, while online orders can be paid for via PayPal with a credit card. During the event, cash is preferred for purchases of drinks, candy, ice cream and raffle tickets however if you download the PayPal App you can pay by scanning a QR code as well.
WHERE CAN I REGISTER ONLINE?
Register online by Clicking Here
WHAT SIZE T-SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE?
When ordering, please add the specific size shirt(s) you want. Child sizes include M & L. Adult sizes include S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL and are available for $15. Shirts will only be available for purchase up until 2 days before event. Please see sample below. All shirts to be distributed at the event. XL and above shirts are $2 more.
WHAT ACTIVITIES DO YOU HAVE?
The kids enjoy running around on campus after hours, but there will also be games, a raffle, and often sheriff/police demonstrations as well as a construction craft sponsored by Home Depot. We start the raffle after dark to ensure the movie is visible and it usually starts around 8:30
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Tents, chairs, blankets, sleeping bags, flashlights, warm clothes, etc. No alcohol of any kind is permitted on school grounds, nor are dogs allowed on campus.
CAN I DROP MY KIDS OFF?
No. This is not a drop-off event. All students must be accompanied by their parent/guardian and there are no ins/out of the school. The gates are locked at 10pm. Parents will be called to pick up unattended students.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Dogs are not allowed this event and are, in fact, prohibited on OUSD grounds. Please leave your pooch at home.
CAN I JUST COME FOR THE EVENING WITHOUT SPENDING THE NIGHT?
Yes, we would welcome you on campus to hang out, watch the movie, participate in the raffle, etc. All guests in attendance will be given a wrist band and need to have registered and paid the entrance fee whether you are present for the evening or spending the night.
DO YOU NEED HELP?
Yes, we always need help before and during the event. Please contact the Dad's club at VPEdadsclub@gmail.com for more information on how to help!
DO YOU NEED RAFFLE PRIZES?
Yes! One of the main fundraising efforts is a giant raffle with over $7,000 in prices. We are looking for prizes valued at $50 and over and can include games, sports equipment, sports tickets, electronics, bikes, scooters, gift cards, etc. You can also donate cash or check made out to VPE H&SL and we will buy prizes on your behalf. Please contact the Dad's club at VPEdadsclub@gmail.com for more information.
HOW DO I ORDER?
Order forms are sent home with your student, available at the office, and will available online. VPE H&SL utilizes a PayPal Shopping Cart. Please add your event fee, then select continue shopping to go back to the form to add additional item(s) and repeat before checking out.
WHEN DO I NEED TO SIGN UP BY?
You need to be registered to attend the event. In order to receive a T-shirt or order a meal, you must register/pay by Tuesday, May 30th. While you can still come to the event by showing up on the day-of, T-Shirt and food orders must be made early. If you did not place a T-shirt order, they will not be available for purchase during the event.
Please contact VPEdadsclub@gmail.com with any order issues.
CAN I CANCEL AFTER I ORDER?
While we hope you can attend, if for some reason you can not, we can either accept your donation, or we can process a refund less the PayPal fees (usually $3-5).
Please contact VPEdadsclub@gmail.com with any additional questions.
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