Jane Camlin-Tammen Family Reserve

Policies and Procedures



This document describes the policies and procedures for use of the Camlin-Tammen Reserve. This property consists of 31 acres of mature forest growth and is located west of the campus on Country Club Drive in Newark, Ohio.  This property is owned by Central Ohio Technical College but will be used to support teaching and research as a land laboratory for both COTC and The Ohio State University at Newark.

The property is a natural area that we value for the educational and research opportunities it provides students and faculty at COTC and Ohio State Newark.

Staff, Contact Information and Availability

Superintendent of Facilities
Brian Boehmer

Director of Public Safety
Adam Featherling

Camlin-Tammen Reserve Committee

The Camlin-Tammen Reserve Committee serves several purposes, including the following:

  • Review and approve requests to visit or use the Reserve.
  • Advise the superintendent of facilities regarding the maintenance and use of the Reserve.

The committee consists of five members. Two members are COTC faculty appointed by the COTC president. Two members are Ohio State Newark faculty appointed by the Ohio State Newark dean. The superintendent of facilities is an ex officio member of the committee and serves as its chair. The faculty serve three-year terms and may serve consecutive terms. The committee meets once per semester, unless these are not no agenda items, and may hold special meetings as necessary.


Access to the property is restricted except to those pre-approved by the committee. All others seeking access must submit a space request through 25Live at least 10 days prior to the requested dates of usage. The Camlin-Tammen Reserve Committee will review each request and make every effort to provide approval or non-approval in a timely manner. Approvals will be based on whether the request meets the general policy regarding use and whether the event/activity is appropriate for the location. Non-approvals may be appealed to the COTC president and/or the Ohio State Newark dean.

  • Access is from dawn to dusk (unless special approval is granted).
  • Faculty requesting access to the property are responsible for all students under their direction.  
  • Those granted access to the property must be courteous of the neighboring properties:
    • No amplification equipment or portable generators without prior approval from the superintendent of facilities and/or the committee.
    • All trash must be removed from the site (there are no trash cans available).
  • There is a limit of 12 cars permitted on the site at any one time.
  • No cooking or campfires are permitted.
  • The reserve is a tobacco-free area.
  • Generally, no non-campus motorized equipment (tractors, utility vehicles, lawnmowers, etc.) are permitted on the property without prior approval from the superintendent of facilities and/or the committee.
  • There will be no unapproved student access to the property.  


The Reserve will not be open to the public. All use will be monitored through the Office of Facilities, which will be the main point of contact for the property. Any unusual conditions should be reported to that office.


All visitors to the Reserve users must adhere to all college and university safety policies.

Issued: 10/13/2020
Edited: 10/09/2023 (Approved by Drs. Berry and MacDonald)