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

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    Spend the week-end Camping!
    Immerse yourself in preparedness training.

Saturday June 15th 2019, 9:00 AM till 6:00 PM

At Tepicon Hall, at Tippecanoe River State Park,

North of Winamac Indiana on US Highway 35.

$20.00 per person, $30.00 per family

 Meals available on site at nominal cost


Classes and Programs

 Classes, demonstrations and field training in outdoor survival skills, emergency first aid, map and compass, pioneer survival, , shelter building, home-emergency preparedness, self-protection skills, camping skills, and more.  All classes taught by experiences, certified and instructors.  This family-friendly event is meant for everyone, from those with little experience to the most experienced preppers, and everyone in-between.

 Lodging and Camp Sites

We recommend participants arrive Friday evening and/or depart Sunday morning to maximize learning and networking time. There is a limited number of cabins near the hall available through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Website. Camp and RV sites in the park can also be reserved through the website or at the park

 Go to or send check to Live Free USA, Box 3295, Munster, IN 46321






  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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