Summer Gathering

Information for attendees

Site location

Our secretary will contact registered attendees with all the details before the event.

 

What is supplied?

A lake, a bunk bed (without bedding), a roof, a top location, and some pretty awesome company.

A number of workshops where you can learn about or revisit some topics we think you might find interesting.

An opportunity to interact with people of like minds.

Toilets, showers, drinkable water.

A sense of the spiritual, and a sense of fun.

 

Meals

This event is not catered for. BYO everything.

It is hoped we will all come together for meals and meal preparation as this helps to provide a communual (tribal) connection between people. It also helps the person that forgot to bring the sauce, spatula, spare gas and tea towel to do what they need to do to be comfortable.

There is apparently one BBQ for the whole park and we won't be the only ones there, so if you want hot food it would be a good idea to plan for it. While it is highly likely people will be willing to share, it's never a good idea to either rely on this nor to expect it.

Some shops and eateries are available in the local area, but not on site.

 

Rules

No illicit drug use

No drinking of alcohol before attending rituals

Be respectful of other park users

Clean up after yourself - leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories

Ask people before taking their photograph (All CAW members are ok with this)

No skyclad, public fornication, etc. (does it really need to be said?)

Smoke only in areas permitted by the park

Anyone not following these simple rules may be asked to leave

 

Suggestions

Please restrict mobile device usage to a bare minimum

Please restrict torch/ flashlight/ flash usage to a bare minimum/ minimum brightness. Respect other peoples 'night eyes' and sensitivity to light during the new moon by cupping your torch in your hand and shining a sliver of light where you are walking. Photographic flashes are often painful, restrict photographs to daytime events.

 

What to bring

Food and cooking implements - pot, frypan, tongs, spatula, wooden spoon, gas cooker, kettle, cleaver, tea pot, cheese fork, etc. (or maybe a raw food diet for the weekend?)

Eating irons and food frisbees

A chair

Beverages - we all have our favourites, tea, coffee, absinthe (or other alcohol - in moderation). Town water and/or rainwater will be available.

Esky with coldnesses

Tea towel and dishwashing goodies (if you're a pot burner, bring a scourer)

Bedding (bunks are available, but they're bare, pillows are often forgotten but a rolled up towel or stuffed shirt are fair substitutes)

Tentage, R.V., 50ft Winnebago (optional) - don't forget the hammer this time!

Toiletries/ Towel (shower thongs?)

Swimming gear - the freshwater lake is awesome!

Clothing - it's likely to be quite warm, but not guaranteed. We recommend brightly coloured clothes and hopefully something a bit pagan. We'd also suggest at least one pair of good footwear (in case of hike).

Ritual garb. If not a robe of some sort, wear something bright, earthy, festive, or formal. Odds are we will be doing something elemental!

Noise maker (for beating the boundaries)

Musical devices, lyrics, poetry, dancing shoes, and associated bardic or performance tools (for Bardic Circle and any other time we can use them)

A few extra dollars - just in case; for the cent auction; for raffles; as an emergency bartering tool; for sale items; or to buy indulgences from our ordained Clergy (one of whom currently has his tongue in his cheek) ;)

A donation item (optional - for the raffle or cent auction)

Fishing gear optional (fishing licence required) - not near swimming areas

Sunscreen

Clothes line & pegs (if needed, please make sure the height in the middle is over 6ft)

Insect repellant (just in case)

 

What we prefer you'd leave behind

Your mobile devices, chargers, and other digital paraphernalia

Your super-bright torch (plan ahead with a battery operated candle)

Bad attitudes, gossip, and negative vibes

 

Other stuff

Yes, there will be mobile coverage there for Optus and Telstra.

No, we can not guarantee access to electrical outlets or phone chargers.

 

Updated 04/12/17