Campout Lottery Process

Before Campout:
  1. The Lottery Committee verifies the number of lottery chances entered by each camper for all eligible, registered campers. We do so by cross-referencing results from previous Campout lotteries.
  2. Exemption status is entered for all campers granted exemptions including full and partial exemptions.
After the last check:
  1. Campers failing to complete Campout (missing 2 or more checks) are noted in the database and will not be awarded the opportunity to buy season ticket cards.
  2. Random lottery numbers are generated for each chance in the lottery. For example, a camper with 3 lottery chances is assigned 3 random lottery numbers.
  3. Each camper successfully completing Campout is RANKED according to his or her lowest lottery number. RANKS range from 1 (the best) to N (the worst), where N is the total number of campers successfully completing Campout.
After the Campout area is clean:
  1. The opportunity to buy a season ticket card is awarded to campers with the lowest RANKS. For example, if there are 725 season ticket cards available in the lottery, campers with RANKS 1-725 will win the opportunity to buy season ticket cards. Campers with RANKS 725-730 will be put on the Waitlist. Campers with RANKS 731-1700 will hope for better luck next year. Campers who did not complete Campout will not be RANKED.
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