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Mama and Baby Hawks at Firefly

It appears that a mother hawk is guarding an active nest in one of the Firefly camp areas this year: the site usually used by Cabana Hammock.  The area has been cordoned off - both to protect the hawk and…

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Accessibility Squad needs YOU

Hey Fireflies! Did you know that there is a group at Firefly dedicated to helping people with disabilities and injuries get their stuff where it needs to go? That group is accessibility squad! Want to help Accessibility at Firefly?* Volunteer…

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Fire Circles and Conclave Requirements

All fire spinning circle areas must be approved *before* the event. If your camp is interested in hosting a designated spinning zone, please contact Fire Core as soon as possible with details on your camp and requested space to use…

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Submit an Event to the Temple!

From Becky and the Temple Crew: Dearest fireflies, The Temple (Impluvium) is scheduling offerings for our shared sacred space! Please share your gifts and workshops for communal healing, joy, and reflection for the mind, body, and soul! Submit an event…

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How will you get to the woods?

Planning your ride to Firefly - There are chartered buses to Firefly from the Boston area!  Buy your bus ticket today. Refunds are available until June 19 if plans change. Drivers: a parking pass purchased in advance is required for…

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Early Arrival

The 2017 Firefly Arts Festival opens at noon on Tuesday 4 July.  If you have large projects and camp infrastructure to set up, you may apply for Early Arrival, which allows you to enter starting at noon on Monday 3 July.  Apply…

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Calling All Fire Artists

If you have fire art you must contact Fire Core/FAST ( and send a detailed safety plan, placement, and documentation before the event. Flame effects and any burnable art are considered fire art for this purpose. While fire spinning is…

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WWW Guide: Call for submissions

The "What Where When" events guide is an online schedule of events at Firefly 2017. Event listings are submitted and updated directly by participants, it's easy. Post your events now, or read about what to do in the woods!
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Open Stage is for your events

(Now with sound, lights, and rain shelter!) The Stage will be seeing some major improvements this year, including rain shelter for both performers and the audience, a sound system, lighting, and art beautification. So get excited—and spread the word! We…

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How To Register Your Fire Art

Calling all fire artists! If you have fire art you must contact Fire Core/FAST ( and send a detailed safety plan, placement, and documentation before the event. Flame effects and any burnable art are considered fire art for this purpose.…

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Still Looking for Volunteers!

GTFO is still looking for volunteers to fill shifts for Early Arrival. GTFO is a new core dedicated to safely managing traffic on the access road and up into the woods for Early Arrival and Exodus. Shifts are two hours…

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New Member Feedback Request from Conduct Committee

The Conduct Committee seeks to induct these 4 new volunteer members to help with its mission of investigating possible Code of Conduct violations in our community: Andi Keeley Derrick Harrington (Lavender) Jazmine Idakaar (Djaz) Zac Delagrange We solicit the comments…

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Volunteer for the Firefly Rangers!

Greetings Fireflies! Are you a calm and supportive influence, particularly in stressful situations? Do you have mediation skills? Do you want to be a friendly and helpful face, connecting people with resources as needed (for example, First Aid or other…

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SFTY3rd May 12-14 Registration is Open

Good morning everyone!

Registration for SFTY3rd 2017 is open. This year’s dates are May 12-14.

RSVP here.…/1FAIpQLSfRpBrOhjbJFB87j…/viewform…

When we receive your request, we will send you a link to purchase your ticket and confirm you reservation for attendance. There may be a delay up to a day.

Tickets are $10 and cover all food. BYO Liquid Refreshments. Tickets are non-refundable.


Past attendees confirm this is a training you actually want to attend. Why? What is SFTY3rd?

SFTY3rd is a training / social weekend for Firefly Safety Cores (Fire, Sanctuary, Rangers & First Aid) and other volunteers that may be involved in dealing with emergencies and events during Firefly.

This weekend is jam-packed with goodness and features core trainings, cross-trainings, ICS trainings, and more! New trainings are in the works for past attendees looking to further their skills.

It’s an awesome opportunity to get involved, get trained, and meet other volunteers who you may be asked to work with in an emergency or incident.

This is not a party weekend! It’s a weekend to learn, relax, and socialize with fellow volunteers.

More information and full schedule will be released soon here. Stay tuned.

This is not your only chance for core training. There will be local Boston trainings for all Safety Cores coming up in May & June.

Hope to see you this year!
– Your SFTY3rd Planning Team

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