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Sign-up and general info

Who’s in charge during the Work Weekends

Contact us by email: On site, someone can usually be found around the Base Camp tent or Well near the entrance to the woods.

Signing up to Attend

You must sign up ahead of time to attend a Work Weekend. The number of Work Weekend volunteer spots is limited, so please sign up early. Check the Work Weekends main page for sign-up details and link.

If you aren’t planning to attend the festival, you can still come to Work Weekends to volunteer!

General Policies

If you have any questions about scheduling, what to bring, or the best way to do things, ask a Work Weekend Coordinator! If you’re not sure if you can—or should—do something, please talk to a Work Weekend Coordinator (or Event lead or Infrastructure Cluster lead) first, so we can help make sure it doesn’t conflict with anything else!

  • Work Weekend hours are 6:00pm Friday until 6:00pm Sunday.
  • No pets are allowed at Work Weekends, except service animals.
  • Coffee, tea, and snacks are provided in the morning, and lunch is served on Saturday and Sunday.
  • A pizza dinner is ordered from a local restaurant on Saturday night (you should have your own food for Friday dinnertime).
  • Camping overnight is encouraged! The campfire is a great way to get to know other Fireflies, and you can get an early start on work the next day.
  • Camp in the woods, not the field.
  • Park in the lower parking lot (there will be signs).
  • If you have gear which requires driving up the road, coordinate with leads on-site before bringing your vehicle up from lower parking to make sure there isn’t a traffic jam and nobody gets stuck in the mud.
  • THOU SHALT NOT drive into the field. Getting vehicles out of the mud takes time and resources away from other projects.

If you don’t plan to camp overnight, please try to arrive early in the day, prepared to do festival work.

Leaving Personal Equipment On-Site

Participants are generally not allowed to leave personal equipment (tents, camping gear, etc.) on-site between Work Weekends. For exceptions, please get approval from an Event Lead or Work Weekend Coordinator.

If you have permission to leave personal gear on-site between Work Weekends:

  • Put all personal gear in your tent. Note that it will probably rain during the week; weather will almost certainly ruin your gear unless it is properly stowed.
  • Please do not set up infrastructure that could adversely affect the terrain in the event of rain (tarps draining over trails, objects on the ground which impede the flow of water).

Theme Camp Infrastructure and Art

When Can I Work on my Theme Camp/Art?

For specific guidance on what sorts of camp infrastructure can be set up and when, refer to the Placement page.

Theme Camp Policies

  • Theme Camp infrastructure left between Work Weekends is the sole responsibility of the Theme Camp’s lead. Any equipment that interferes with DPW work will be moved without consultation and can be retrieved either from the Lost & Found or from a Work Weekend Coordinator.
  • Do not cut live trees during work weekends, or permanently alter the terrain in your camp. DPW is responsible for tree work, drainage ditches, and other lasting modifications to the land.
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