Get out of the house! Family Camp

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jason Wiese
  • 90th Missile Wing Public Affairs
Those looking to get out and see the attractions the local community has to offer need not venture any farther than F. E. Warren's own backyard.

The F. E. Warren Family Camp, located on the southwest side of Warren, offers a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life where people can camp in their RVs or tents for a reasonable price, said Donna Woitaszewski, 90th Force Support Squadron FAMCAMP manager.

"This camp is open to anyone who has base access," she said. "People with active duty IDs, retiree IDs and things like that can also sponsor others on."

FAMCAMP has 40 full hook-up sites for RVs including 30 or 50 amp power sources, sewer service and water sources, and 50 sites for tent campers. In addition, the 10-acre campsite has approximately 200 overflow sites and a cabin that can be rented.

"We basically never turn anyone away," Woitaszewski said. "We always have room."

Beside the individual sites, the camp offers a community laundry facility and restrooms where showers are available.

Campers enjoy the peaceful atmosphere away from the busy city, but for those who need to stay connected, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the camp, Woitaszewski explained.

"Services has done a good job of upgrading the Wi-Fi over the past year," she said. "Customers have noticed that and commented on how good the signal is."

The camp is home to wildlife visitors enjoy watching, especially the pronghorn, Woitaszewski said.

"Visitors from other places love to watch the antelope," she said. "They're fascinated with them."

Pronghorn also give birth to fawns during this time of year, so those interested in viewing wildlife might want to visit FAMCAMP in the near future, she said.

Other animals that can be seen at FAMCAMP are raccoons, bobcats, badgers, porcupines, and due to the camp's proximity to Crow Creek, occasionally beavers.

Anglers with fishing licenses, which can be obtained from Outdoor Recreation, can fish the creek as well.

"Our customers think some of the best things at FAMCAMP is the peace and quiet and the trees," Woitaszewski said. "God bless whoever planted them years ago."

Woitaszewski was referring to the fact that Wyoming has mostly wide open plains with very few trees.

One customer who has stayed at FAMCAMP for extended periods is Senior Airman Melody Barr, 153rc Command and Control Squadron material control.

"The facilities are good and clean, and it's decently priced compared to other places in town," Barr said.

Barr also finds the seclusion of the camp to be one of its best features, along with the security she feels staying there.

There is no time limit to stay at FAMCAMP. Guests can stay as long as they like, Woitaszewski said.

Pets are allowed as long as guests keep them on leashes, clean after them and do not keep them locked in a hot RV alone, Woitaszewski explained.

The price for renting campsites is $20 per night for RV spots with full hook-ups, $15 per night to stay in the cabin and $10 per night to stay in the tent and overflow camp sites.

Those interested in scheduling a stay at FAMCAMP can call 773-3874.