Camp Independence

Originating in 1968, Camp Independence is the oldest preparedness gathering in the country. Participants are encouraged to register well in advance.

Camp Independence Eagle

The 2018 Camp Independence will be at a new location! Live Free has secured the entire Boy Scout camp facilities at Camp ToPeNeBee in Michigan City, Indiana including the modern conference center, multiple cabins, camp sites, archery and BB gun ranges, and more.

A great variety of preparedness and sustainable living presentations and vendors are planned. There will be a wide selection of classes, field training, exhibits and activities related to self-reliance, survival and emergency preparedness. Everything you need & want to know to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters, pandemics and other emergency issues that could affect our daily lives in the Midwest available in one place!

This family friendly event is meant for everyone, from those with little experience to the most experienced preppers, and everyone in-between.

Follow the links below to register for the event, learn more about training opportunities or to showcase your products or services as a vendor.  These pages will be updated frequently.






  1. can we bring small generator, if needed ?
    would be a family first outing family of four including to TEENS will there be enough to keep them entertained and busy ?

    • My apologies for the delay in responding. The campsites are all in close proximity to each other and a generator would likely create a disturbance in the camp area due to noise. If you would like to have electricity available consider reserving bunk spaces for your family. The cabins have electricity and air-conditioning. For a family of four you might consider one of the semi-private cabin rooms, there are only 2 of these left.

      As far as keeping the teens busy – there will be several presentations and demonstrations going on at the same time to choose from. The schedule continues to grow as we get closer to the event. Keep an eye on this page for updates:

      See you at Camp Independence!
      Beth Duensing

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