Non-profit 501(C)3
The National Rendezvous and Living History Foundation invites you to the

Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous
June 24 - July 1, 2016

Grand Valley Cap n' Ballers Muzzle Loading Gun Club
3576 26TH Street
Hopkins, Michigan

The information below will have minor corrections, changes,
updates or additions as more information becomes available.


Hank Felder

Ozzie LaFleur

Aide de camp
Tom Conroy

Pre-registration deadline
May 25, 2016

Please register in advance if possible.
It helps with deciding on number of
port-a- johns, amount of wood,
amount of food and other decisions.

Public Visitors:
(No registration required)
$5 donation at the gate ages 13 and older. 12 and under free.
Active-duty Military, Police,
and fire department personnel
with ID are FREE.

--NMLRA members and spouse
or significant other - $50 each
--Non-members - $60 each
--Children 17 and younger - free
--Dependants 18 and older -
$25 each
--Registration at gate - add $10
per adult
--Early set-up - $5/day per
adult if not pre-registered
--Traders - $50
--Commercial blanket trader - $20

For a printable registration form
from the NRLHF website,
click here.

Mail completed registration form
with a check made out to

PO Box 376
Hershey PA, 17033

To register online, visit and click on
"Shopping Cart" on the menu bar. You may pay through a Paypal
account.  Your paperwork will be
waiting for you at the gate, or
better yet, fill out a registration
form and take it with you.
(Please note: To pay online you
must wait until after January 1, 2016.)

For more registration
information, contact NRLHF at:

Fax: 717-707-0718
NRLHF info:

For information about event
rules and regulations, ethics,
trade rules and other
information, please
click here.

To print a registration form,
click here.

Rendezvous Rules
Rendezvous Rules are in effect 7 a.m. Fri, June 24, through noon Fri, July 1.
Opening ceremony is at noon Fri, June 24.
Early setup: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed, June 22, and Thu, June 23.
There is no cost for early setup if pre- registered.
General setup: 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Fri, June 24.

Other gate hours:
Fri-Sat, June 24-25, and Mon-Tues, June 27-28 - 8-10 a.m. (vehicles must leave camp by 11 a.m.) AND 3-5 p.m. (vehicles must leave camp by 6 p.m.)
Fri-Sat-Sun, June 24-26 - 7-9 a.m. (vehicles must leave camp by 10 a.m.) AND 5-7 p.m. (vehicles must leave camp by 8 p.m.)

Camping areas
General Camping is available in designated areas.
Handicapped - A camp area for the disabled will be provided near the handicapped parking lot.
Modern - A modern camping area is available. No hook-ups provided by NRLHF.
Trader areas
Food Vendors, please contact the Allegan County Health Department for the cost of a 10 day food permit.
Call 1-269-673-5415 and ask for either Peggy or Blake. Let them know that you will be participating in the Old Northwest Rendezvous.

The designated trader area will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on other days.
Traders are welcome to set up in the designated area beginning at 8 a.m. Tue, June 21.

Emergency phone number:
To Be Announced
Public days for the entire camp are Saturday June 25 thru Wednesday 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Public Visitors:
$5 donation at the gate ages 13 and older. 12 and under free. Active-duty Military, Police and fire department personnel with ID are FREE.

Partial list of rules and regs
Please help us keep this event primitive. Clothing, lodges and accoutrements must be from the period 1640- 1840 in North America. Absolutely no modern footwear or sunglasses, unless medically required. Eye and hearing protection is encouraged on the firing line only. Modern items (coolers, cell phones, cans, etc.) must be kept out of sight at all times. No modern weapons.

Artillery is limited to the artillery area and used in accordance with the artillery captain's guidelines.

No propane, kerosene, charcoal lighter fluid or similar flammable liquids will be permitted.
Exceptions may be made for food vendors and handicapped campers.
Propane containers must be kept out of sight at all times.
Commercial food vendor equipment will be inspected by rendezvous staff for safety.
Fire extinguishers are required by state law. Inspectors have the final word concerning safety.

Handicap participants must abide by the rules as much as possible.
Handicap carts and walkers are allowed.
NRLHF follows ADA rules for service dogs.
NO PETS ARE ALLOWED in primitive camp.

Photography equipment must be covered when not in use.

Firewood, hooters, water and dumpsters will be provided. Trash must be in tied plastic bags.
DO NOT dump the contents of chamber pots into a trash bag.
Do not rinse chamber pots at water stations. It poses a serious sanitation risk.
Needles must be properly discarded.
Please leave your area as clean or cleaner than you found it.
Discard cigarette butts responsibly.

Please think of those with breathing disabilities.

Fires must be contained in a pit and must be attended at all times. Fill and level your fire pit before you leave. A minimum of two gallons of water in an open container must be kept within five feet , specifically for fire control. DO NOT cut live trees or brush. DO NOT bury partially burned wood or trash.

During trash and ice runs, period bags must be used to transport ice or trash to or from camp. THIS WILL BE ENFORCED. Ice will be available daily. Water stations will be located at several areas throughout camp.

No animals other than horses and mules will be allowed in camp. Horses and mules are required to meet current health requirements and Coggins papers must be provided. A designated horse camp will be provided. You are responsible for the safety, conduct and feed of animals. Wagons, buggies and accessories must be period appropriate.

Dealers and possessors of FURS, CLAWS, FEATHERS, ETC., it is YOUR responsibility to confirm the compliance of goods with Federal and Michigan game regulations.

Conduct which disrupts the peace and order of the camp may result in immediate expulsion from the event. Stealing, fighting, or illegal drug use will not be tolerated and will result in immediate expulsion from the event. Depending on severity, local law enforcement may be notified. The sale, trade or barter of alcohol is prohibited by the state of Michigan.

This is an abbreviated list of regulations.
For more complete listing and details, visit or call 717-312-3016, fax 717-707-0718.

Directions to 2016 Old Northwest Rendezvous:

From the South:
Take US 131 to Exit 64, take a left at the top of the off ramp (135th Ave),
go 3 miles to the 4 way stop (Hillards), go straight on 135th Ave
(watch your speed) for about 3.7 miles to the yield sign,
turn right onto 134th Ave and go about mile, turn right
on 26th street and go about mile to registration gate.

From the North:
Take US 131 to Exit 68, at the top of the off ramp go West
(142nd street towards Dorr), go about 6.2 miles to 26th street,
turn left and go about 3.1 miles to the registration gate.

2015 Actual Profit & Loss Statement
Total LOSS $2167.75

2016 Old Northwest Territory Primitive Rendezvous
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