Alright, after much deliberation, pricing, and discussion with woobie, we have arrived at a conclusion.
In past years, breakfast and lunch were scavenger hunts for those attending, meaning everyone ate when or where they wished. and everyone kicked in $10.00 a head for supper so we could bbq etc, and drinks were the responsibility of the consumer.
Seeing as how we will be camping, and running to town is a more remote possibility, we are going to do all three meals at the camp. If we do not get extravagant, we decided we should be able to do this with the following pricing.
Children up to six years old eat for free.
Children six to twelve are $5.00 a day.
All over twelve years of age is $15.00 a day for all three meals.
The largest expense we face overall is ice as usual.
Drinks are still the responsibility of the consumer, but coffee and punch will be available if funding allows.
This will begin Thursday night with $15.00 a head or as listed above, in order to get supper and advance items for Friday. Another collection will be taken on Friday, Sat, and Sun, and possibly an additional $5.00 a head for Monday breakfast. This is totally dependent upon what remains in the food and supply budget and stores.
So the total potential food and supply budget would be $65.00 total MAX. per head. In the past collections have grown less, or have been dropped entirely based on consumption and costs. This will once again apply. Meaning, if there are ample supplies and stores come Sat night to cover all day Sun and Mon breakfast before we leave, no further collections would take place.
If you wish to donate funds for the can to go towards purchases of additional equipment to replace old worn out items, and to purchase additional items, they will be greatly appreciated! Things do wear out and additional items are always needed to continue offering enjoyable experiences at the gatherings.
There is a little less than $20.00 left from past gatherings in the can, and that will be used to get some basic essentials to bring out to the lake upon woobie and my arrival. Propane, paper goods, etc.