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It is held at Montgomery Bell State Park, where Ernest went to Camp. Arrival is anytime Friday after 3 pm and everyone must be out by NOON on Sunday.  Since this is held in a State Park, there is also water play available, fishing, hiking, and nature in abundance. 


  • An Archery Competition (begins at 3pm-ish Saturday at the shooting range)
  • A Fishing Competition (begins Friday, usually around 3 or 4 pm and ends Saturday at sundown)
  • Parties 
    • The Frank and Millie Party (aka Xerps {Alien} Party, will be held on Friday night; just follow the green glow! RETURNING THIS YEAR: We will kick the night off at dusk by screening the movie that made this very park famous ERNEST GOES TO CAMP! After the movie enjoy your friends, an impromptu jam session and the ever infamous SKIPPY DRINK!
    • Lower Pavilion Festivities: TBA
  • Gaming – Feel free to bring your own games and come to the main lodge anytime over the weekend where you are sure to find some friends to join you.
  • Coffee & Bird watching – SATURDAY MORNING: Grab your coffee and join our resident ornithophile Don McKenzie for an early morning bird watching stroll through the park. If you’ve got binoculars, feel free to bring them.
  • Arts & Crafts – Camp Counselor Libby will have all of the markers, glitter, glue & popsicle sticks to help your imagination come alive & create artful keepsakes to take home and hang on your fridge as a reminder of your fun at Outsidecon! Available in the Main Lodge all weekend.
  • The Annual Picture – Everyone will gather outside the main lodge Saturday evening before the big feast.  Photo time will be posted throughout the campground so all can attend.   

FOOD!! Our fabulous kitchen is overseen by KC Charland & Dave Johnson as well as all the staff and volunteers who give their time out of the goodness of their hearts. Your registration helps to cover the cost of the food for the weekend.   

**Please note – The park now has a rule of no smoking in any of the buildings. So please take it outside. Also, please properly dispose of your BUTTs. No littering.**

BEFORE YOU LEAVE: ALL Campers are expected to make sure their cabins are put back EXACTLY as when you arrived (mattresses propped, windows closed and re-latched, floors swept and all trash removed). We love this camp and wish to continue the tradition, but can only do so if we ALL contribute to its upkeep. 

This convention wouldnt be what it is today if it werent for our friends who offer their time to help keep it running smoothly all weekend. We could certainly use some volunteers in the kitchen and also help checking that all cabins are properly closed up at the end of the convention weekend. See Marc Michael to sign the volunteer sign up sheet.