Any vehicle is permitted to park in theme camps with approval and placement of your theme camp lead. Vehicles should be placed towards the back of your camp allowing for front access interaction with the community. Theme camps should look like theme camps not parking lots! You will be asked to move vehicles that are an eyesore or obstruction.
RVS, Trailers, Buses, Camper Vans, etc
- All vehicles over 7 meters (25 feet) that are NOT placed in a Theme Camp will be asked to camp in the RV Camping Lot.
- All other camper vehicles that are NOT placed in a Theme Camp (i.e. vans, tent trailers, etc) are permitted anywhere within the Open, Family and Quiet Camping area, but must preregister by emailing [email protected]
- Tow vehicles for any kind of camping trailer – 5th wheels, regular trailer, as well as tent trailers: you will need to drive your vehicle to the Parking Lot once you unhitch.
- Vehicles with generators or other loud equipment will be asked to camp in the RV Camping Lot
- RV & Tent groups: if you are in an RV and you want to cluster with other RVs or with people in tents, please let Valerie, Parking Lead know by Sunday July 9th . This will ensure that onsite placement is aware of your group’s needs in the open camping area and can direct you accordingly upon arrival. Email [email protected].
Tent Camping in Open, Family and Quiet Areas :
- This year all vehicles MUST park in Hayfield parking, unless you plan on camping in your vehicle and have preregistered on the list by July 9th at [email protected]
- You have 15 minutes to drop off your belongings at your campsite. You will then need to drive your vehicle to the Parking Lot. Personal camp set up is only permitted AFTER vehicle is parked.
- PULL OVER WHEN OFF LOADING, remember there are others using the road too.
- Any questions related to parking, contact [email protected]
Description of the Grounds
The Cheam Fishing Village includes a large gravel section, where most of the theme camps, art, and sound stages will be situated (the middle portion of the map above), an active hayfield where the parking, remainder of the theme camps, and walk-in camping will be situated, and a treed section on the southwest, where additional walk-in camping may be found. These are small sites that may need additional clearing by campers.
As you can see, there is less tree cover than SVC – plan for the sun. Bring shade, and sunscreen, and pace yourselves. The treed campsites will offer some relief, but there really aren’t many of them, and the mosquitoes are worse in the trees…so there is a tradeoff! Also, if you had plans to suspend art or structural elements from trees at SVC, a plan B would be a good idea.
For the theme camps and campers on the gravel areas, we suggest you bring rebar or 12″ spikes as opposed to tent pegs, and bring or know a campmate with a hammer to drive them into the hardpack.
General Camping in the Hay Field
Treat it gently, and don’t tear it up. This is an active hay field and we are guests on it. There will be a single road for vehicles to drop things off along the hay field. If you are bringing a generator, place a tarp or other spillage control mechanism beneath it to catch any spilt fuel. Mind the boundary line to the northern section of the field, which is out of bounds.
From Valerie, Kernby & Arlene
BitF Parking Leads