Welcome to Camp!

Getting Here

Camp Because I Said I Would
3483 McCament Rd
Walhonding, OH 43843
Phone: 740-668-2101

38 Miles Northeast of New Albany
Just an hour from downtown Columbus
Short Drive from Mt Vernon, Coshocton, Newark

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Camp Map

Download this handy map ahead of your stay and use it as your definitive guide to getting around Camp because I said I would!

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Rental Agreement

The Camp because I said I would Vacation Rental Agreement defines the terms of all guests to the property.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Checking In and Checking Out

Things to Do



Rules & Regulations

  1. Age Requirements:
    • You must be 25 years or older to rent anything at Camp because I said I would.
    • We promote a family-friendly atmosphere, so we ask you to be respectful and considerate of others.
  2. Minimum Stay Requirements:
    • There is a 2-night minimum stay required on weekends.
    • Holiday Weekends require a 3-night minimum stay.
  3. Decorations:
    • No decorations may be affixed to the walls, ceilings, and exterior surfaces.
    • Confetti, glitter, and bubbles are also prohibited in the rentals.
  4. Smoking:
    • Smoking or vaping is NOT permitted inside any of our rentals, or in the hot tub.
    • A $500 fee will be added to your bill if smoking was detected in any of our rentals.
    • Smoking is PROHIBITED within 25ft of all buildings.
  5. Malfunction of equipment:
    • We do our best to make sure all amenities are in good working order.
    • Occasionally, electronics, satellite dishes, and other mechanical equipment will malfunction.
    • We will do our best to repair these items in a timely manner.
    • Please report damage to facilities or equipment immediately by texting (208) 744-5684.
  6. Weather/Power Outages:
    • Bad weather conditions are out of our control.
    • In addition, occasional power outages or other "Acts of God" that are outside of our control will not result in a refund of any monies paid.
    • We will do our best to make your stay comfortable.
    • We will try to reschedule your stay within the same season/days of the week.
    • The tornado shelter is located in the bottom floor of Manor Lodge.
    • The EMERGENCY egress/meeting point is at the entryway to Camp on McCament Drive.
  7. Hot Tub:
    • When using the hot tub, remember there is a certain health risk associated with excessive use.
    • Use it at your own risk.
    • We ask that you follow all guidelines and policies regarding the use of amenities to keep them functioning at peak efficiency.
    • Our staff drains and replenishes chemicals in all tubs prior to your arrival; therefore, it may not be warm until later that evening.
    • Please do not add any other chemicals, fragrances, or oils to the spa. This may cause damage to the pumps and jets.
    • Do not remove bromine dispenser from the tub as this is what sanitizes the water while you’re in it.
    • DO NOT STAND ON THE HOT TUB COVER! Hot Tub covers are for insulation purposes and are not designed to support a person or persons.
    • Remember when not using the hot tub, leave cover on so the hot tub will stay warm.
  8. Fireplace/Wood Burners:
    • The fireplaces/wood burners can only be used Oct. – March.
  9. Outdoor Fire Ring:
    • Do not leave any fire unattended!
    • Please ensure the fire is out before leaving the fire ring area.
  10. Hunting:
    • Absolutely NO hunting of any kind is permitted anywhere on the property.
  11. Firearms/Guns:
    • Absolutely NO shooting firearms or guns on the property.
    • This includes BB guns, pellet guns, bows & arrows, etc.
  12. ATVs/motorcycles:
    • Absolutely NO all-terrain vehicles, 4-wheelers, motorcycles, or other recreational vehicles may be used on the property at any time.
    • Only the use of motorcycles as a mode of transportation to the cabin may be used.
  13. Appropriate Behavior:
    • Although CBISIW is located on 92 acres, please respect other property owners/neighbors in the area.
  14. ABSOLUTELY NO TRESPASSING on adjoining properties!!!
  15. Damages:
    • We have designed and furnished all our rentals with the highest quality materials and amenities.
    • We expect that our guests will respect the inside, outside, and surrounding property always.
    • We reserve the right to charge you for any damage or excessive cleaning needed during your stay.
    • If you notice any problems upon checking in, please contact the Camp Director immediately to avoid any damages being charged to your account.
  16. Lake Rules:
    • The lake is available from dawn to dusk.
    • Swimming is allowed on a seasonal-basis.
    • You are required to wear a life vest for all water activities.
    • You are welcome to use the equipment if you do not abuse it.
    • Please keep the paddles with the canoes, not strewn around on the beach.
    • Do not take boats into the fountain area.
    • Do not hang, sit, or stand on fountains.
    • Do not turn over boats or the floating dock.
    • We do not have a lifeguard on duty, so it is the parent’s responsibility to make sure that their children are safe.
    • Do not leave trash or cigarette butts on the ground - this is littering!
    • You will find a large trash can located on the front of the beach area.
    • Children 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  17. Walking Trails:
    • The walking trails are open from dawn until dusk, please enjoy at your own risk.
  18. Phone service:
    • Verizon is the best mobile provider in this area.
    • If you are worried that you will not be able to get service, you can leave the emergency text number with family members in case of an emergency. (208) 744-5684.
  19. Directions:
    We highly recommend that you map your directions to our location. Some GPS systems do not work well in the country.

    Camp Because I Said I Would
    3483 McCament Rd
    Walhonding, OH 43843.

We realize that there are many rules and regulations, but they are necessary for us to continue to provide a nice, safe family destination for many years to come. Thank you for understanding and choosing Camp Because I Said I Would