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Laid Back Labor Day 2019

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Q:Are dogs allowed?

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Dogs are welcome at camp. You are required to keep your dog on a leash and attend it at all times. All pets brought to the event should be current on vaccinations. You are also required to pick up after your pet. For sanitation reasons, pets are not allowed in the shower house, dining hall or kitchen.

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Q:Where can I park my vehicle?

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Parking is allowed in the parking field located on the south side of the pavilion. The parking area will be marked and you are asked to park there for the duration of festival. There will be traffic and parking staff available to guide you. Parking at your campsite is not allowed unless you are sleeping in your vehicle.

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Q:Are early arrivals allowed?

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Early arrivals are welcome. However, if you are set up in a reserved electrical spot in an area required for use by Gaea, you will be required to move. Normal camping fees apply for any days that you camp before or after the festival.

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Q:How late in the day can I arrive?

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The gate hours are: Friday: Noon-Midnight; Sat: 9am-midnight; Sunday:9am-9pm

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Q:Can I pay for LBLD using Gaea Bucks?

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Yes. Gaea Bucks are accepted only at the gate. One Gaea Buck equals $5 off admission. The fee for LBLD is $70 for tent camping, which would cost you 14 Gaea Bucks. Bribe-outs of community service cannot be paid with Gaea Bucks.

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Q:I would like to work instead of paying cash for the festival. How do I do that?

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There are several work exchange committees: Site, ERI Booth/Welcome Tent, Registration, Trash, Sanitation, Front Gate, Traffic, and Safety. Work Exchange is 12 hours for tent camping and 15 hours for cabin camping. If you would like to do Work Exchange please email lbldworkexchange@gaearetreat.org (or use our contact us page at: https://gaearetreat.org/contact ) with your name, contact information, and top three choices of work exchange committees.

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Q:What is the price for a day pass at LBLD?

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A day pass is $25. A day pass is valid from 9am – 9am.

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Q:What is this bribe, I keep hearing about?

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Two hours of community service are required to attend festival. You can “bribe” out of community service for an additional $10 added to your registration fee.

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Q:How much does it cost to vend at the event?

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Other than registration for each individual, there are no additional fees. We do require a donation of a good or service to be auctioned during the fundraising auction Saturday night.

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Q:Will I need to have ID with me for this event?

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Yes you do. A valid form of picture identification is required at event check-in. This is for age verification and to check each person against the NSOPW (National Sex Offender Public Website: NSOPW.GOV).

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Q:Where can I camp?

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Camping is allowed in all the camping areas and on Sunset Ridge. You can’t tent on trails, in ritual areas, or past First Field. Maps will be available at registration if you are not familiar with the land. Camp site selection is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Q:Where can I build a fire?

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Fires are allowed in existing fire pits only. DO NOT DIG your own fire pit. Raised portable fireplaces and grills are permitted.

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Q:Is firewood available on site?

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No, Gaea Retreat does not have firewood for sale. You are responsible for providing your own wood. Deadfall can be collected from the tree lines, but nothing standing is to be cut, living or dead.

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Q:What amenities do the cabins have?

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Cabins offer electricity but no plumbing. Cabin bunks are single mattresses on a frame. You will need to bring your own bedding (pillow, sheets, blankets, sleeping bag, etc.). Just like a campsite, you are expected to leave the cabin in better shape than you found it.

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Q:Are there additional fees for RVs and Trailers?

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Gaea Retreat Center does have an RV impact fee. Each RV is charged a one time $15 impact fee when they enter. This can be paid at the registration check-in. This fee only applies to classes A, B+, and C motorized recreation vehicles and tandem axle camping trailers. Van camper size vehicles (Class B) and single axle trailers are exempt from this additional charge.

Options for this are provided at after ticket selection.

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Q:Are there on site electrical, sewer, or water hook-ups for RVs?

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Gaea Retreat does not have as sewer dump station nor water/sewer hook-ups for RVs. Very limited electricity is available and should be reserved, please message us here explaining what size RV you have and power requirements you need. Electricity for RVs is $20 in addition to registration and impact fees outlined above.

Things you will need:

1. 50 ft yellow extension cord
2. RV 3 prong adapter
3. If you end up connected to the pavilion you will need to protect your cord from traffic (swim noodles or carpet squares)

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Q:Where can I drop off items for the Auction Extravaganza?

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Auction items can be dropped off at the pavilion starting Saturday, 10am-4pm. Forms will be available at that location to fill out for your item.

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Q:What is this No Talent show and Count/Countessa Contest?

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For 1 night only, starting at 8pm on the Sunday of LBLD, you are invited to join us at the Pavilion to enjoy the “talents” of some of our wonderful Gaea family. Singing, dancing, poetry, comedy, and the gods only know what else you will see. Can’t sing...GREAT! Have no rhythm...WHO CARES!! Poetry couldn’t pass a 1st grade word rhyming test….WONDERFUL! Do your jokes make clowns weep...SPECTACULAR!!! You don’t have to be Talented...just Willing to get on stage and show off your uniqueness!

We also have the Count & Countessa de Gaea Contests! These are drag contests, so guys you get to doll yourselves up as the lady you have secretly (or not so secretly) always wanted to be and compete to be the next Countessa de Gaea! And ladies that means you can finally wear that beard or mustache you know looks great on you and compete to be the next Count de Gaea! Winners get a free pass to the 2018 LBLD Festival.

Sign up for Talent Show, Count, or Countessa will be at the Pavilion both Saturday/Sunday from 10am - 4pm. All acts must be approved by the MC before hand. Please have music ahead of time and present it with your sign-up sheet. Show Line-up will be posted prior to 8pm.

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Q:How do I participate in the Bag Magick Luminaries?

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Bag Magick is one of our ways to manifest things at Gaea through personal expression and communal intent. This year the theme of the Bag Magick ritual is to focus on obtaining the funds for replacement furnace/ac for the Main Hall. White bags will be available at the pavilion along with markers. You are invited to decorate the bag with the theme of raising money for new furnace/ac for the Main Hall. The bags will be collected and serve as luminaries on Saturday night, releasing our intent into the universe, and will be burned in the main fire Sunday night to conclude the working. Join us, at the pavilion on Saturday, 2pm - 5pm to decorate a bag!

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Q:What is the meal plan menu and price?

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The meal plan is $65 and includes:

Breakfast Meals are 8am to 1030am

Dinner Meals are 430pm to 6pm

 

Friday Dinner 4:30-6:00 pm
Taco Bar / Taco Salad
Taco Meat / Vegi Crumbles
Lettuce
Cheese
Tomatoes
Sour Cream
Salsa
Tortillas Soft/Hard Flour/Corn
Brownies

Saturday Breakfast 8:00 am-10:30 am
Breakfast Casserole
Oatmeal
Cereal
Juice/Milk

Saturday Dinner 4:30-6:00 pm
Swedish Meatballs w/ Gravy (Meatless also available)
Mashed Potatoes
Salad bar
Cookies

Sunday Breakfast 8:00 am-10:30 am
Breakfast Casserole
Oatmeal
Cereal
Juice/Milk

Sunday Dinner 4:30pm-6:00
Beef & Broccoli (tofu &broccoli)
Rice
Salad bar
Brownies

Monday 8am-10:30 am
Chefs Surprise
Oatmeal
Cereal
Juice/Milk

A la carte Menu
Dinner $15
Breakfast $10
Lunch: Sat & Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich $1
Ramen bowl $3 w/ chicken or pork $5
Sushi (vegetable) 8 pcs $5

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Q:I don’t want the full meal plan. Can I buy a breakfast or dinner ala carte?

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Ala carte will be available, prices and payment will be available at the dining hall. Those attendees purchasing the meal plan will receive priority, ala carte will be first come/first serve.

 A la carte Menu
Dinner $15
Breakfast $10
Lunch: Sat & Sun 12:00pm-2:30pm
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich $1
Ramen bowl $3 w/ chicken or pork $5
Sushi (vegetable) 8 pcs $5

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