Hannon’s Camp America
8501 Camden College Corner Rd
College Corner, OH 45003
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Applications for Kinetic Fire 2023 are currently open for instructors, vendors, ambassadors, and music:
Kinetic Fire is now on our ELEVENTH annual gathering and we are very excited to be creating a wonderful community tradition.
We ask for your participation and suggestions for making this the best event it can be. This page will display a lot of useful information about rules, camping, workshops, food, and what to bring.
Though Kinetic Fire is not an exclusive gathering, we wish to keep the focus on fire and flow arts, and related disciplines. There are many “events”, “parties”, and “happenings” throughout the year, however, the focus of Kinetic Fire is on learning and community – it is not a rave or party scene. We do however, have lots of fun! There will be workshops all day, live music at night, and a lot of fire spinning and object manipulation! As we are an all ages gathering, we ask that you be respectful of everyone.
Drugs and Alcohol are prohibited. This is substance-free event.
Pets are not permitted on the grounds. Under ADA law, service animals are welcome.
Starts at 10am on the Thursday of the event. No one will be allowed in before that. All attendees need to be off the site by 4pm Sunday.
LEAVE NO TRACE
If you pack it in, you’re responsible for it. Bring extra trash bags with you, and please make use of the dumpsters on site. We will give out recycling and trash bags at gate, and expect them to be used for your personal trash. We expect you to bag your own trash, and either take it with you, put it in the dumpster, or have it picked up during designated trash run times (end of lunch and dinner) to be placed in the dumpster. WE HIGHLY ENCOURAGE EVERYONE to be responsible for your own waste, but we do provide the dumpster to aid in these efforts. Please work as a community to keep our space clean and trash free.
You must take care of your own needs. You are responsible for your own food, plates, utensils, dish washing, sleeping bag, warm clothes, camping stuff. There may be food vendors, but this is never a guarantee. Ensure you are properly fed all weekend long by bringing enough food for the entire event. The same goes for camping, bring camping gear and clothes for all types of weather (and rain!).
Parking is available onsite, however we highly encourage carpooling. It will save you money and make your drive more fun! There is ample on onsite parking, but this will not be at your camp site. You will be able to drive to your site and unload within a time limit and then move your car to designated parking area. Remember- this means your car may be parked on a different tier of camp if you arrive later in the weekend. In the event that Kinetic Fire must use the overflow parking, you will still have access to your vehicle at any time you need.
CELL PHONE SERVICE
Cell phone service is available in parts of the venue. The top tier of camp has better signal. Different phone carriers have gotten different levels of availability across camp.
We ask that everyone who buys a ticket find at least one, one hour slot of volunteer activity you feel you can contribute to the event over the course of the weekend. It is all of us working together that makes this event happen and keeps the price low. One hour out of a weekend may seem like a small act, but when everyone gives one hour of their time, the community and the event thrive. We are and continue to be a volunteer driven event. Every hour that you volunteer your help, you will be given a raffle ticket to enter in drawing to win prizes from our vendors! While we do encourage all to help, volunteering is Not required to attend.
Upon arrival the gate team will get you checked in and mark your vehicle with arrival time. You will then be able to drive directly to your chosen camp site to unload your vehicle. You will be given a set amount of time to unload and then you will be directed by the parking team to move your vehicle to the middle of the camping area. (There will be maps, directions, and volunteers on site to help keep vehicles moving in and out of the camping unload areas.)
All lower campsites have access to electricity! Thanks HCA! There are some fire pits sporadically through camping area. These are allowed small, contained fire using caution and consideration for neighbors. NO open fires are allowed outside of these pits, NO props are allowed to be burning outside of the fire circle at designated times. Please use common sense when using campfire rings and fire pits: do not leave them burning unattended, and do not use the fire pit as a trash can. You are welcome to bring your own firewood, or buy it from the venue. There are also a few private properties and farms around the venue that you can buy firewood at as you drive to the event.
There is also an opportunity for car camping in a designated area. Please let us know if you plan on car camping at the gate, and we will direct you to the designated area. There are NO ground or off the ground campfires allowed in any part of the car camping area. There is no electricity hook up in car camping area. Car camping space is Limited.
There are a few spots for RV’s; please reserve a spot by emailing email@example.com.
There is a bathroom facility located at the main entrance inside the shared building with Grandma’s Kitchen. Each restroom has 2 toilets/urinals and 2 showers. There is also shared restroom and shower facilities at the top of amp attached to the Lodge building, near the playground. There are multiple toilets and showers available for use at all hours. Kinetic personnel also have access to restrooms and showers inside specific cabins depending where they are placed. We are thankful to have access to these facilities. Port-o-potties will also be located in multiple places around the venue.
The venue has running water and water available for purchase in Grandma’s Kitchen, however it is ALWAYS recommended to bring enough water you would need to survive for the weekend in the event that water delivery is delayed.
Workshops are an integral part of the mission of Kinetic Fire. During open application time, the “Workshops” page will have the link to apply to teach workshops/classes for the upcoming event. The workshop applications are open from November 15-January 18 of the winter prior to the event. Workshop instructors will be announced in January and February prior to the event. Once the workshops have been chosen, a class schedule and teacher bios will be posted on the Workshops page. Please remember that there will be more classes available than can be attended by one person. We encourage you to find a good balance between taking too many classes and not remembering everything, and not taking enough classes to satisfy your spinning desires.
It is recommended to bring a notebook or a small video recording device to help you remember what you learned in the workshops.
Please feel free to contribute your knowledge by offering a workshop during open application times! We want you to share your knowledge and skills with the Kinetic family!
We will always try to have a few food vendors, however other than that, you are responsible for your own food. There may be food vendors, but this is never a guarantee. Ensure you are properly fed all weekend long by bringing enough food for the entire event. Camping stoves are a good bet. To make it easier, think of coordinating with some friends so that you can all share a stove. Think pot, pan, utensils, plate, bowl, cup, dish soap, sponge, etc. Plus, ice for cooling and a cooler to hold it in. There is a Wal-Mart and other stores in Oxford, about a 10-15 minute drive away. To help cut down on waste think about bringing your own plates for your food needs.
WHAT TO BRING, OR NOT TO BRING
We will be in rural south-western Ohio in the middle of May. Averaging in high 70 degrees and low 40’s, and there is a chance, (can someone say Kin-we-tic?) it will rain. Please plan accordingly. There is no “necessities” vending on site. In short, bring everything you need for an outdoor weekend: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, clothing, warm gear, cold gear, bug spray, sunblock, rain gear, a hat for sun, food, personals, etc.
STILL NEED HELP?
If after reading this page you still have questions – we’d love to answer them! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you out!
Lastly, THANK YOU – from all the volunteers and team members collaborating to make this gathering the most special weekend ever. Kinetic Fire is a community driven gathering of like-minded individuals looking to further the idea and practice of fire and flow arts. We are all the Kinetic family.
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