Beltane Packing List
It's time to get packing for Beltane, so here's the official THE's Recommended What to Bring and Tips for being On-Site.
What to Bring
Housing & Bedding:
What to Leave Home:
What to Bring
Housing & Bedding:
- Bring a sleeping bag or sheets and blankets and pillows.
- The cabins have standard single beds.
- Foam pool ‘noodles’ to keep cabin doors from slamming.
- Door mats to keep the mud down in the cabins (remember - you have to help clean them).
- You'll probably want at least 2 towels.
- Bathmats for the bathrooms/showers.
- You might also wish to bring a ‘sex-in-the-field’ blanket.
- Bring LED candles or lights. Do not use anything that produces a flame inside your tent; you risk setting yourself, your tent and/or your bedding on fire.
- We request (insist, really) that you flag your ropes with reflective or brightly-colored tape so that people can avoid them in the dark. If you don’t have any, ask at HQ for some.
- While our event is clothing-optional, clothes are highly recommended this time of year.
- Layers are your friend.
- We strongly suggest at least one warm outfit, rain-gear of some sort and one pair of rain-friendly shoes.
- Socks. Lots of extra socks. Wool is highly recommended.
- Bring fetish wear, sandals, hiking shoes, sexy outfits, comfy clothes.
- A hat or parasol (we like golf umbrellas) may well mean the difference between a pleasant experience and a terrible sunburn. Bring one!
- Meals at Beltane are not included in your registration fee.
- Meals are available for purchase at the Dining Hall door at each meal time. They are: $9 (breakfast), $11 (lunch) and $13 (dinner)
- If you have any special dietary needs feel free to convey them to the kitchen staff and be vigilant of any ingredients which you cannot tolerate. They will do their best to accommodate your needs.
- If you choose to cook your own food, please remember that cooking is not allowed inside cabins or on porches. We recommend you bring some kind of cover as it often rains in Maryland in May.
- Washing dishes in the cabin bathrooms is not allowed. There are hoses on the outside of the Barn, the Dining Hall and the Playspace. Please use them.
- If you're taking prescription medications, please bring ample amounts to last you the whole time you're on-site, and make sure you have appropriate storage for them.
- If you have a Medic Alert bracelet, please wear it all the time.
- If you have any medical issues you feel our Medical staff should know about, please ask to see one of the Medical team when you check in and we’ll put you in touch with them so they can help ensure your safety and well being. They all have current, active credentials and are bound by privacy laws, so your information is safe with them.
- You'll probably want: soap, shampoo & conditioner, baby wipes, comb & brush, toothbrush & toothpaste, aspirin/ibuprofen/acetaminophen, bug repellent, sunblock and poison ivy remedies. The event does not provide any of these items.
- Bring a water bottle. The camp uses local well water which is delicious and tested each year for potability.
- Flashlights: We suggest a flashlight and spare batteries since it gets dark at night and it can be difficult to navigate the site in the dark.
- Charging cables for your devices. NOTE: you will not be allowed to use the outlets at Check-in. If there are open outlets by the Coffee Club station you may be able to use those, if the event is not using them. However, the event staff will not be responsible for watching your phone if you walk away, and they may unplug your device if they need the outlets.
- Chairs/Mats: You may want a small portable chair for taking to classes or workshops or even for sitting around the cabins, tents or grounds. A mat (like a yoga mat or similar) and/or a towel to sit or lie on in some classes is also helpful.
- Tools & Miscellaneous Stuff we've found useful and/or necessary: ear plugs, both a sledge hammer (for pounding stakes) and a claw hammer (for pulling them), bungee cords, extra tent stakes, duct or gaffer tape, trash bags, a rain poncho, a pair of binoculars (for sky-watching or birding) etc.
- Dress code for the event is anything or nothing.
- The site is clothing optional and you are welcome to dress as you wish except in the Dining Hall where shoes and something which covers your butt and genitals are required (g-strings are not acceptable), and in the parking field.
- Please cover up when in the parking field or above.
- Fun stuff: Toys, games, fetish wear, cards, camp decorations & banners, your imagination…
What to Leave Home:
- Do not bring pets or animal companions. We welcome service animals accompanying people with special needs; please let us know ahead of time if you'll have one with you.
- Space heaters and electric blankets - the site power grid can't handle them. Seriously.
- Do not bring firearms - you will be ejected from the event.
- Do not bring illegal items or substances - you will be ejected from the event.
- Bad attitudes - you're here to have fun, after all.