What Should I bring?

THIS IS A ZERO WASTE EVENT. ANYTHING BROUGHT TO THE BACKYARD LEAVES THE BACKYARD.

Please read this Zero-Waste guide to Beauty in the Backyard before coming to the retreat!

Gates open 10/3/2019 at noon & Friday 10/4 and Saturday 10/5 at 8am

THE BACKYARD NECESSITIES

  • A Dish to Share, or $ for the Potluck on Thursday at 7pm in the Cafeteria and any Cutlery, Plates and Utensils

  • Notebook, Pens, Art Materials, Hiking Shoes

  • Tent, Camping Gear, Head Lamp (trails), Canopy, Cooler

  • Foldable Chairs, Tables, Tarps

  • Sleeping Bag, Pillows, Blankets, Tapestries

  • Reusable Water Bottles, Cutlery, Plates and Utensils Food, Unopened Drinks

  • Swim Suit, Towel, Sunscreen, Essential oils

  • Toothbrush, Toiletries, Extra Clothes, Tapestries

  • Flow Toys, Hula Hoops, Poi, Yoga Mats

  • A Desire to Live, Love & Learn

CABIN NECESSITIES

  • Sheets, Blankets and Pillows

  • Tapestries, Plants, Lights & Decorations

  • Yoga Mats, Rugs, Shower Mats, Towels, Toilet Paper, Hand Towels

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

  • YES UN-OPENED WATER, JUICE, OR GATORADE

  • YES FOOD AND COOLERS (SUBJECT TO SEARCH)

  • YES GLOWING/ILLUMINATED COSTUMES OR JEWELRY

  • YES PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION (MUST BE REGISTERED IN YOUR NAME)

  • YES CAMELBACKS (EMPTY UPON ENTRY).

  • YES HULA HOOPS (EVEN LED HULA HOOPS) AND INFLATABLES

  • YES FLAGS/BANNERS/ HANDMADE SIGNS (NO CORPORATE/COMPANY BRAND FLAGS & NO HARD FLAG POLES)

  • YES FESTIVAL TOTEMS! (ANY OBJECT DEEMED DANGEROUS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE)

  • YES HANDHELD CAMERA DEVICES (E.G., SONY ACTION CAM, GOPRO. MUST BE 6″ IN SIZE OR LESS)

  • YES E-CIGS AND VAPES

  • YES OUTFITS & COSTUMES WITHIN REASON (ANY OBJECT DEEMED DANGEROUS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INSIDE)

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • NO MOCK CEREMONIAL HEADDRESSES

  • NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES, DRUGS OR DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

  • NO PETS (OTHER THAN SERVICE ANIMALS)

  • NO LASER POINTERS

  • NO GLASS

  • NO STICKERS, FLYERS, SPRAY PAINT OR GLITTER (unless it’s biodegradable)

  • NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND (INCLUDES POCKET KNIVES, PEPPER SPRAY, FIREWORKS, ETC.)

  • NO PROFESSIONAL RECORDING EQUIPMENT – PHOTO, VIDEO, OR AUDIO

  • NO DRONES

  • NO FIREWOOD FROM OUTSIDE THE PREMISES

  • NO GLOWSTICKS

What are the policies?

LEAVE NO TRACE

Check out this zero-waste guide form our friends at Food Not Fuckboys:

How to get Zero Wasted - Beauty in the Backyard edition

You are responsible for everything that you bring to the backyard. Carry a small bag to make sure you don’t throw trash on the ground during the gathering or put your trash in the nearest receptacle. Please DO NOT throw cigarette butts on the ground, there will be trash cans everywhere. If you need a bag, please ask one of the Mettā Makers! Thanks :)

TICKETS

TICKETS WILL BE MORE EXPENSIVE AT THE GATE. This is a private event, make sure to buy your ticket with plenty of time. Again, TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATE.

AGE RESTRICTION

You must be 18+ to purchase an experience pass. Kids 5 and under are free.

REFUND POLICY

All sales are FINAL – No refunds, but you can exchange them with friends or online via our FB event group.

RE-ENTRY

Re-entry is permitted with a $10 re-entry fee per car for on-site parking.  You will be given a pass to leave the premises & come back.  There is no fee for anyone traveling back & forth from off-site parking.

CAMPING

Camping is permitted for all patrons on site. Camping is not permitted in the parking lot, however if you wish to sleep inside your car, then you may. Driving to your camp site is prohibited, however the distance to the camping area is about a 2-5 minute walk based on where you choose to set up.

PARKING

On-site parking is $20 per car and must be purchased online in advance to guarantee you space.  Otherwise, parking is $20 cash at the door.

ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID FOR ENTRY

Any U.S. government issues driver’s license or identification card provided that it contains a photograph, name and date of birth. A U.S. or foreign government issued passport containing a photograph and date of birth.

UNACCEPTABLE FORMS OF ID FOR ENTRY

School identification. Consular identification. Birth certificates. Xerox copies of any identification. Social security cards.

SAFETY AND MEDICAL

A medical tent will be staffed throughout the event. If you need assistance or know someone who does you can go there or notify a member of security who can radio for help.

SECURITY, SEARCHES AND PAT-DOWNS

Every participant is subject to a TSA-style search at the gate which may include an examination of all of your items.

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRUG USE OR POSSESSION

The use or possession of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue.  Do not bring any illegal substances to the event as violators may be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

ALCOHOL POLICY

Alcohol will not be sold at Beauty in the Backyard. However, guests are permitted to BYOB & BYOC (bring your own cup). No glass please! Please be respectful & considerate when consuming alcohol, and please be aware of your trash and general impact. Please recycle when applicable!

NUDITY POLICY

We prefer the bottom half of clothing to stay on. However at the pool zone or lakeside zone, if you are able to be comfortable and not negatively affect any of the other participant's experience, we are open to it.

SHOWERS

Public showers are located on cabin block G through N. There are not many so we recommend showering either late at night or early in the morning to avoid lines.  Please remember that there are people who stay in Cabins G-N so be respectful and clean up after yourself!

SERVICE ANIMAL POLICY

Our Service Animal/Dog policy is taken directly from Federal Statute and regulatory law. Our plain English policy is stated below.

  • ONLY DOGS QUALIFY AS SERVICE ANIMALS UNDER FEDERAL LAW & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS ARE NOT SERVICE ANIMALS

  • SERVICE ANIMALS IN TRAINING ARE NOT SERVICE ANIMALS UNDER FEDERAL LAW AND ONLY WHEN WEARING A “SERVICE ANIMAL” MARKED VEST.

  • THE SERVICE ANIMAL MUST ALWAYS BE IN “FULL STAY” COMMAND POSITION WHEN NOT PERFORMING THE SERVICE FOR WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED.

  • THE SERVICE ANIMAL MUST BE FULLY TRAINED TO URINATE OR DEFECATE ONLY ON THE COMMAND OF THEIR HUMAN TEAM MEMBER.

  • IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED A “SERVICE DOG” UNDER U.S. FEDERAL LAW, A DOG MUST BE PARTNERED WITH AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY AND PERFORM SPECIFIC, TRAINED TASK WORK TO MITIGATE THAT DISABILITY. TASK WORK IS NOT OPTIONAL. IF A DOG DOESN’T PERFORM TASK WORK, IT IS NOT A SERVICE DOG. IN CLOSING, IF YOUR SERVICE ANIMAL IS REGISTERED, WEARING A MARKED SERVICE ANIMAL VEST AND FULLY TRAINED; YOU WILL FIND OUR STAFF AND PARTICIPANTS VERY SUPPORTIVE OF YOUR TEAMS PRESENCE.

Again, TICKETS WILL be more expensive AT THE GATE.

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