When is CampOUT?
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 (3:00 p.m.) until Sunday, July 23, 2017 (3:00 p.m.).
Where is CampOUT located?
We are excited to once again be welcomed by Our Haven Nature Sanctuary (10847 Spencer Hollow Road, French Lick, IN 47432). Driving directions can be found here.
Who is welcome?
All persons (age 18 and above) of any lifestyle, gender identification or expression, attraction, and orientation. A valid government-issued ID is required for entrance. No ID means no entry; no exceptions.
Created originally as a safe space for trans-masculine leather folk to learn and have fun, CampOUT has since expanded to include supporters from outside that community. Friends and allies come for all purposes — everything from building bridges between communities to learning and teaching. Some even attend just because it’s a cool event they can afford. Whatever the reason, people from all walks of life are welcome at CampOUT.
The only requirements are having an open mind and being respectful around people who are LGBTQIA, leather, kinky, nude, or of any gender.
What does my Registration cover? What am I responsible for?
- Campsite Fee (Wednesday 3P – Sunday 3P)
- Dinner (each evening)
- Snacks (throughout event)
- Goodie Bag
- 2017 Run Pin
- 2017 Dog Tag
- Pronoun Bracelet (Choices: She, He, They, Ze)
Ticket Does NOT Include:
- Personal Firewood (available for $6.00/wheelbarrow load)
- Ice (available for $2.50/bag)
- All campers are expected to volunteer 2 hours of service or purchase a Service Buyout ticket ($25).
Do you have discounted tickets?
Yes. We have early registration pricing, special pricing for current and past Title Holders, as well as discounts for Leather Club (LC), Levi Leather Club (LLC), Motorcycle Club (MC), and other “back patch” clubs.
Early Bird until February 29th. Late Bloomer from March 1st until June 30th. Full pricing begins July 1st and online registration ends July 16th. Gate registration begins July 19th and ends July 23rd. All special discounts are valid until June 30th.
Title Holders must agree to allow us to use their name in our advertising to qualify for the special pricing (for their ticket only).
Can I come early or leave late?
Yes; however, you MUST purchase a Bumper ticket for the time you wish to add to the event. We have Overnight Bumpers that will extend a day before and/or after the event (Tuesday 3:00 p.m. to Wednesday 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 3:00 p.m to Monday 3:00 p.m). If you wish to arrive early on Wednesday, there is a Morning Bumper that will allow access starting at 9:00 a.m. Another option is to volunteer for set-up and tear-down to get the bumper price waived. Contact us for details.
I’ve never been camping before; what should I bring?
Don’t be intimidated; camping is simple!
Bring whatever makes you comfortable. Pack warmer clothes than you think you’ll need — long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, sweaters, and/or windproof jackets are good ideas, even during summer months. Raincoats and outdoor shoes for bad weather are recommended.
Although dinners and snacks are included, breakfast and lunch are not. Our Haven may open up their kitchen where you can purchase items, but you will want to bring food as a supplement to what will be provided. Instant oatmeal, bagels, and other ready-to-eat items are great for breakfast. There is clean water from the pump, but some prefer to bring their own water.
Remember: whatever you pack in, you must pack out. This includes any trash you generate.
- Tent or Shelter
- Sleeping Bag, Cot, Sleeping Pad, and/or Air Mattress (including Air Pump and Emergency Patch Kit)
- Dishes and Utensils
- Toiletries (Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo/Conditioner, Comb/Brush, Deodorant/Anti-antiperspirant, etc.)
- Folding Chair
- Flashlight or Lantern
- Insect Repellent
- Sunblock, Sunglasses, Protective Clothing, Parasol, etc.
- Chapstick, Lotion, etc.
- Ground Cloth or Tarp
- Rug, Mat, or Packing Blanket (for tent entrance)
- Garbage Bags
Are camping trailers/RVs allowed at Our Haven?
Camping trailers and RVs are welcome; however, there are no RV hook ups or services available for them.
Since I don’t really camp, can I stay at a hotel nearby?
Yes! Approximately 8 miles away is Comfort Suites (9530 West State Road 56, French Lick, IN 47432). There are a few other hotels and resorts in French Lick. Booking a hotel room must be done on your own and will not affect pricing of the event.
What time can I arrive?
The main gate opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 9:00 p.m. If you absolutely must arrive outside of posted hours, make arrangements before the event, as cell phone reception is unreliable at the event location.
If I can’t come, can I get a refund or can I give my ticket to a friend?
Refunds are gladly given at 75% of the purchase price until midnight June 30, 2016. After that date, no refunds will be issued for any reason (including ejection from event). Registrations are non-transferable.
Can I still come if I don’t register in advance?
Yes. There will be an on-site registration table with Week, Weekend, Overnight, and Day tickets available at full price.
I really want to attend CampOUT, but I can’t afford it. Is there any other way I can come?
We want everyone who wishes to attend CampOUT to be able to. Since we’re always in need of people to help out, you can arrange to work for admission. Please contact campoutbylagarou(at)gmail.com for details.
Why is 2 hours of work expected?
CampOUT is a community-based, scout-style event. One problem that plagues events like this is a lack of assistance. Many similar events require all attendees to work a certain amount of time. After all, this great event can’t run smoothly without enough helping hands. No worries, your work is only two hours of a five-day event. If you have any limitations to the sort of tasks you can perform, we are willing to work with you. If you are absolutely unwilling to work, you may purchase a $25 “Service Buyout” ticket at registration.
How will my special dietary needs affect my meals at CampOUT?
In the past, we tried to cater to the dietary needs of all attendees, but found it became an impossible task. We strive to make the event satisfactory for everyone, part of which includes keeping meals affordable and easy to prepare in a campground setting. While all dinners should include vegetarian and/or vegan options, please plan to supplement your meals with your own food if you are a picky eater or have specific dietary requirements.
What amenities are at Our Haven?
Our Haven Nature Sanctuary has hot showers, fresh drinking water, Port-a-Johns, ice (for sale), firewood (for sale), roofed open-air pavilion with electricity and free wi-fi, community fire, campsite fire pits, hiking trails, skinny-dipping creek, and over 175 acres of beautiful deciduous forests and reclaimed fields. More information can be found here.
How accessible is Our Haven for differently-abled people?
The camping and majority of event activities take place in a flat meadow that is fairly easy to get around. There is a flat, concrete floor in the pavilion and the showers have an accessible stall.
The main road may be difficult to navigate for some people, as it is dirt and gravel, and the toilets are Port-a-Johns.
We’ve done our best to make things as accessible as possible for all attendees and we are willing to provide whatever assistance we can.
Are the facilities comfortable for trans people?
Yes. The facilities at Our Haven are all gender-neutral and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.
Can I run around naked?
YES! CampOUT is a clothing-optional event as long as you remain within the event space and not within sight of the main gate. Attendees are not required to shed clothing, but be aware that others may choose to be naked. Many people find it liberating to be surrounded by others in various forms of gender expression, with no bodily judgments.
Remember that nudity is neither an invitation to touch, nor an implication of consent in any way. Please be courteous and respectful of other people’s space; harassment will not be tolerated. We recommend that you plan your clothing, or lack thereof, with the weather in mind as it may become hot, wet, or chilly.
Can I smoke?
Yes. Please dispose of your cigarette butts or cigar stubs in the appropriately-marked receptacles. Also, be aware of those around you before lighting up by asking if the smoke will bother them.
Marijuana remains illegal in Indiana even in medicinal cases. La Garou, CampOUT, and Our Haven do not endorse or knowingly allow the use of illegal drugs. If an attendee is found using, sharing, or selling illegal drugs, they will be asked to leave (as soon as safely possible) and will be banned from registering the following year. The same goes for anyone abusing prescription drugs. No exceptions.
Can I drink?
Yes. We ask that you please drink responsibly and in moderation. Drinks are often shared around the fire. Underage drinking strictly prohibited. La Garou, CampOUT, and Our Haven do not serve or sell alcohol to minors, nor do we endorse or knowingly allow underage drinking. If an underage attendee is found drinking, both they and anyone found providing alcohol to those underage will be asked to leave (as soon as safely possible) and will be banned from registering the following year. No exceptions.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are welcome, but animals need to be leashed, securely held, or caged at all times. You must always clean up after your animal and dispose of their waste properly.
Are there spaces for kinky play?
There are three play areas you are welcome to take advantage of: Outdoor Playspace, Puppy Park, and Little’s Playground. Anyone may use any of these areas for any type of permitted play keeping in mind RACK/SSC. Attendees may also take advantage of any area on the event grounds so long as it is not disturbing other attendees and no damage is done to the land (including shrines/altars/circles). Please clean up after your scene. Leave all equipment free of sweat, bodily fluids, wax, lubricants, etc. Be considerate of others who may want to use the space. Do not interfere in any scene without the permission of the players or touch any equipment that is not your own. If you wish to watch a scene keep a respectful (and safe) distance from the players.