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Work Weekends are upon us! Get to know your fellow Fireflies and the land before the event—learn skills and break a sweat in scenic VT to boot! This year’s WW dates:
WW1- May 31-June 02
WW2- June 07-09 [+Placement]
WW3- June 21-23
*Signups are due by the Thursday before each weekend.
The Basics — Work Weekends in June are when volunteers travel up to the event space and prepare it. This can include, but is not limited to: gathering sticks for the bug, repairing or creating new paths, and general maintenance. Volunteers arrive after 6pm on Fridays (May 31st, June 7th, and 21st) and are expected to vacate by 6pm on Sundays. Tasty lunch is provided by Work Weekend Corps(™) on Saturday with basic snacks and coffee available the rest of the weekend.
There is a lot of do in a relatively small amount of time, so it’s important that if you are going to attend work weekends you understand that the crews and corps are there to work, this is not a ‘Firefly lite’ or party event. That being said, there is a lot of fun to be had and it’s an excellent way to meet new people if you are new to the event and/or the community. We accept and encourage anyone and everyone to volunteer and will make accommodations for those with specific needs.
This year we are putting an emphasis on both Radical Inclusion and Radical Self-Reliance. You are encouraged to consider what these tenants mean to you and how best you can implement them for the betterment of yourself and the community at large. Work Weekends are an opportunity to roll your sleeves up and give some sweat to the festival, but there are endless different ways that can be accomplished. If you have ideas beyond what the webpage offers, feel free to contact Work Weekend Core to discuss.
Placement Brunch — June 9th is placement brunch which begins at 12pm. It is strongly encouraged that, if your camp is sending reps to Placement Weekend, they be ready to contribute to the infrastructure work as well.
Due to limited parking, if you will only be attending placement, YOU MUST still sign up for WW that Sunday and indicate you’ll be attending placement. Placement info:
Full Work Weekend info and sign up: