. CODE OF CONDUCT .

While we aim to keep the number of hard and fast rules to a minimum, certain types of behavior serve to harm other participants or the event itself. The following actions will not be tolerated and can result in ejection from the event and/or banning from one or more future events. We reserve the right to deny anyone access to the property and to Reclaimation, or to require any individual(s) to leave the property at any time and for any reason.

Inspired by Burning Man’s

Radical Inclusion

Anyone may be a part of Reclaimation. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Gifting

Reclaimation is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Decommodification

In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance

Reclaimation encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort

Our community promotes social interaction through collective acts of gifting. We value creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility

We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. Organizers must also assume responsibility for abiding by local, state and federal laws.

Leave No Trace

Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better condition than when we found them.

Participation

Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation in experience. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediacy

Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, appreciation of the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

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Survival Guide

First of all, remember to obey all traffic rules and regulations as you drive through the small communities to get to the event. The entrance to the event will be marked with signage stating: “Burns Family Reunion”. GPS will take you halfway down Urban Road. Follow the signs and they will take you to the Gate.

Gate Hours are: Wed. – Fri. 9am to 9pm. Sat. 9am to noon.

Have your ID ready when you arrive at the gate. If you arrive after the gate is closed, you may have to spend the night camping near the gate until the gate opens the next morning. If you know you’re going to be late Wed. thru Friday, please try to plan with someone to meet you at the gate. Late arrival is simply not allowed on Saturday. If you are not here when the gates close, sorry. You’ll want to be here as early as you can, anyway! 🙂

At the Gate you will sign in, get your schwag, and Answer the Survival Guide Question. Be sure to read the Survival guide because there will be a quiz at the Gate. If you fail the quiz, you will be required to spin the Wheel of Punishment and then take your punishment. Then you will be required to read the Survival Guide before proceeding. There will be a map to point you in the direction you want to camp…and if you don’t know where you want to camp, there will be willing, sexy volunteers to show you around. If there is heavy rain before or during the event, these plans may change. To preserve the land, we may have to change over to a “carry all your stuff in” policy. If that happens, we will have the necessary provisions in place to make it as hassle-free as possible. Of course, that will mean more volunteers needed! Volunteer sign-up sheets will be at the Hub. Remember to volunteer!!!! You no longer must cover your car if you are camping in it, however, we do ask that you don’t camp in your vehicle if possible.

There is not a lot of shade, so you should come prepared to make some type of shelter for your camp. Tarps and ropes are good things.

There is a private drive that goes up the mountain to the right of the event. DO NOT enter any private land. Stay within the boundaries of the burn.

No genital nudity allowed at Reclaimation due to Ky Statutes

Potty Rules:

Please respect the public areas and do your part to keep them clean. Clean up after yourself. DO NOT HOVER!!!
No baby wipes in the potty! It stops up things and makes it unpleasant for everyone. Don’t do it. The clock in Oz had 3 hands. Do NOT put anything in the potty that didn’t come out of your body, except for the toilet paper. Be prepared and take ALL of your trash (except for the toilet paper) home with you. Thank you. End of Potty Rules. 

CONSENT:
This is a radical self-expression event. People express themselves in many ways, whether it be through their clothing (or lack thereof), speech, music, etc. In whatever manner this expression may take place, consent is always a must. Do not touch someone, or their possessions without their consent first. Just because someone may be acting flirtatiously and have little clothes on is NOT an invitation to touch or to make lewd comments. A burn is an experience of residing, for a short span of time, in an environment of supreme tolerance and safety. This is only possible thru the diligence and respect of each participant of the burn.

Consent also means that you won’t take advantage of someone that may be intoxicated or in a vulnerable state in any way. Sober consent is the only real consent there is. USE YOUR COMMON SENSE! If they seem too drunk/messed up/emotionally upset, then just don’t do it. Period. If you find someone you’d like to get to know better, talk to them when you’re both sober…make a plan for later on after the festivities commence. If a consent issue happens, contact the nearest Ranger or Medic immediately. Consent…it’s everyone’s responsibility!

Photography:

Kinda on the same note, please remember to ask permission before photographing someone. Taking photos without permission and then posting those photos is wrong…plain and simple. Don’t do it. Some of the theme camps may have No Photography signs posted about, respect those boundaries. Don’t be that person whose camera ends up in the creek. Cameras can’t swim.

In the event that someone shows up with a child/children and becomes unable to care for that child, they will be evicted from the event when it is safe to do so. Not only will you be evicted, but you will also be asked not to return to Reclaimation again. The safety of our community is the number one priority, and any jeopardizing of that safety will not be tolerated. Don’t be that person.

If you are camping in or near the woods, no open fire unless it is in an approved container. Any unattended fires will be gleefully extinguished with much dancing and caterwauling. Firepits will be situated at different spots on the land.

TIKI TORCHES, TRAMPOLINES, AND FIREARMS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT RECLAIMATION!!!

We have seen way too many preventable accidents due to tiki torches at other events, and we feel we must implement this rule to keep everyone safe. We also ask that you refrain from releasing any types of floating candles into the air, such as Chinese Floating Lanterns. We are in a forested area with hay fields and animals all around, and therefore very unsuited for such activities. Trampolines have become a liability at many events and are not permitted. Yes, they’re fun…until you fall off one and get seriously hurt. We don’t want to take that chance. It should be a no-brainer about the firearms, but just in case you didn’t realize it, LEAVE THEM AT HOME!

Medics and Rangers will be located at the Stage near the Pavilion. If you need assistance and no one is there, use the walkie-talkie on the table.

There will be Medic and Ranger volunteers on patrol 24/7. If you have a problem or a medical need, get in touch with the nearest Ranger, Medic, or person with a radio.

LNT – Leave No Trace:

This is a LNT event! If you pack it in, you MUST pack it out!!! Yes, that includes YOU!!! Do some planning while you pack and get rid of all that extraneous packaging materials. If you leave so much as a piece of glitter on the glorious ground that is Singe City, the Earth Guardian will swoop down upon you with her Lard Paddle held high and you will feel her wrath! The ferret was white. You’ve been warned. Also, take your garbage home with you. Do not leave it by the roadside, or at someone else’s dumpster or garbage cans. Your garbage is your responsibility, so be sure to bring plenty of garbage bags. A Moop Map will be posted online after the event.

If it rains, as tends to happen in May, expect mud.  Please come prepared for anything. It is Kentucky.

Please use care when swimming in the creek. If it rains, it can rise dramatically in a very short time. Be vigilant if you camp around the creek and keep an eye on the weather. Please always supervise children at the creek.

If you require an EpiPen, please be sure to always carry one with you. Remember the “leaves of three” rule! Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak are prolific in the woods.

Everyone should volunteer and the sign up will be at the Hillbilly Hub. This is your town! Please help us make it safe and fun for everyone by doing your part to volunteer! Volunteering really is the best way to enjoy your burn.

There will be a Ranger Training on Thursday (time to be announced) for anyone wanting to Ranger for the first time. Anybody is welcome, if you’re there for the right reason: to learn the role of mediator. If we have the need for training on Friday, we may be able to work that in as well. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for any new developments.

 

That’s it! All you need to know! You are now ready for Reclaimation 2022!

This is an all-ages event.

All State, Local, and Federal Rules and Regulations are to be followed while at this event.

No Gate Sales!

No Vending, Firearms, Fireworks, Drama, or Animals.

Service dogs are Welcome.

FOR SLEEP

Tent
Mattress
Fitted sheet
Flat sheet
Blankets (it gets cold)
Sleeping bag
Pillow
Ear plugs (even if you don’t think you need them, you do)

MEALS

if you have not arranged meals with your camp, you will need to bring all your meals too*
camp stove
fuel
lighter
cooking pots and pans
pot holder
cleaning supplies- plastic sink, water, sponge, paper towels, soap

FOR EATS

Plate
Bowl
Cup
Silverware
Hot drink mug
Water (2 gallons, unless you plan to drink more)
Other drinks (tea, Gatorade, sodas)
Granola/protein bars
Caffeine if you need it (tea, coffee, Monster)
Trail mix (a good anytime portable snack)
Any other snacks (we recommend bringing extra food, many people find themselves eating more than usual at a burn, and if you don’t eat it all you can take it home)

Food suggestions
breakfast- eggs and bacon (if you want to cook), poptarts, cereal bars, etc (if you don’t cook)
lunch- sandwiches, burritos, things that are easy to pack and carry
dinner- boil in bag meals, freeze dried/ vacuum packed meals, pre-cooked meals that are easy to heat up, MREs are NOT recommended (if you don’t know why, ask)

FOR DAILY SURVIVAL

Comfy Clothes
Comfy shoes
Extra socks
Sunscreen
Bug spray
Small day pack or backpack
Refillable drink bottle
Umbrella
Carabiners
Any medications you need
Towels
Bath stuff
Head lamp
Flashlight
Toilet paper
Baby wipes
Hand fan

MISC

Tarp
Duct tape
First aid
Work gloves
Scissors
Multi tool
Sewing kit
Bug bite ointment
Items to gift (if you feel like participating in this manner)
Alcohol (to drink)

Throw blankets
Camp chair
Poncho
Hat (for keeping the sun off you)
Costume clothes and accessories
Aloe
Batteries
Chapstick
Hand sanitizer
Super glue
Benadryl
Parasol
Hair brush
Scrunchies
Rain boots
Jacket/ hoodie
Warm coat
Condoms (if you think you need them)
Tampons/pads (bring ziplock baggies to take these items with you after use, they DO NOT go in the porto potties!! I know, ew, but seriously, deal with it)

Do I need a ticket to volunteer?
YES. All volunteers must have a participant ticket to the event itself. No exceptions. Volunteering will NOT get you in the gate, only a ticket will.

I’m just here to have a good time, why should I volunteer?
Reclaimation is an entirely volunteer-run event. Without volunteers, the event would not exist. The more people that volunteer, the more participants we can have (within limits, land-space permitting) and the more things we can accomplish. We need volunteers to help us check people in at gate, keep our perimeter safe, remind participants to please-don’t-climb-the-fire-art, and make everyone’s experience the best it can be, just to name a few.

Should I volunteer before I have a ticket?
We beg of you: while your intentions are solid, please please DO NOT sign up before you have a ticket

How do I go about volunteering?
Log in to your account on this website go to the section on the marked Volunteer. Choose whatever team you are interested in, and you’re off to the races. Pick some shifts that interest you and sign up for them If you’re not sure what the teams do, you can check out the “Teams” page under the Volunteer menu. It’s that simple!

I’m all signed up, can I get in early?
All volunteers may be permitted to enter the day prior to their shift, however you should check with your team lead to be sure. Early entry is heavily regulated and you must be signed up, online, before sign-up closes. Your profile information on the site must be accurate (Name, Email, Burn name) or you may be denied entry.

How do I get my ticket refunded once I’ve signed up for my volunteer shifts?
Short answer is: you don’t. This isn’t a festival, so you don’t get ticket credit for volunteering. You get the awesome ability to be insanely sexy though (because everyone knows volunteers are sexy) and the knowledge that you’re the walking, talking embodiment of, like, a bunch of principles, man.

When can I volunteer?
Volunteering is split into 3 different time frames:
Pre-event
Event
Postevent

Volunteers are in the highest demand during the event. Pre-event volunteer opportunities are scarce, and most of the time they go to volunteers who already have a relationship with their team lead. 99% of the volunteer hours we log are on site, so keep that in mind when trying to bribe us into finding you pre-event hours: they are rather hard to come by.

When will the team lead contact me?
That actually varies by team. If you need to reach out to a team lead, you can contact them directly

Please keep in mind that only the department leads can schedule shifts for their teams – please be patient. You might not hear back from them the day you sign up, especially if it is early in the year. Just give them a few weeks before you go on a rampage.