How Close is Too Close? How to Work with County and City Government Officials to Find the Best Location for Your Camp

June 17, 2014 1:50pm

Meghan Thoreau
County Development Deputy Director
Brookings County Government, Brookings, South Dakota

  • Mapping out industry camp locations and ideal distances from neighboring towns, keeping in mind the community’s fear of the unknown and certain perceptions of what goes on behind closed camp doors
  • Easing tensions related to camp workers’ use of local amenities like health services, recreational facilities and restaurants – How do you promote the benefits that camp guests offer?
  • What can areas experiencing the latest resource windfalls learn from the experiences of their more well-established regional counterparts?