THEME & SOUND CAMP POLICIES
- DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS YOU ARE NOT GUARANTEED ACCEPTANCE BY REGISTERING—You MAY be selected, based on your application content, theme ideas, and how many applicants we can fit. We encourage you to consider teaming up with other members of the community to form a camp; this allows you to pool resources and share duties of cost, stage management, and Leave No Trace planning.
- NEW CITY PLANNING AND PLACEMENT DEPARTMENT—Sound and Theme Camps will be placed in designated areas in the city at the discretion of Element 11. Those who have registered will be referred to our Placement volunteers after check in at the Box Office to ensure you are guided to your assigned spot to set up. We will consider your vision and placement requests and will do our best to accommodate you, but cannot guarantee anything due to our limited space, sound concerns, and city layout goals. We reserve the right to place your camp where you fit best in our city planning and may also limit the overall size of your camp and/or structures.
- CREATE A THEME AND ATMOSPHERE FOR YOUR CAMP—Theme and Sound camps should be entertaining and enhance the experience of the community. A schedule of events and theme camp descriptions will be in the WhatWhereWhen Guide and posted at the Center Camp Playa Info booth. Come up with a schedule of events and other attractions to encourage attendance and create interactivity at your camp. Add lights, art, décor, and seating to complement your dance floor, bar, or lounge. Get your camp-mates to commit to making your schedule of events happen. Be creative and come up with a theme for your camp that complements the festival theme to support our vision!
- ALL ELEMENTS OF YOUR CAMP ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY—This includes, but is not limited to, power, fuel, sound equipment, décor, structures, seating, lighting, and removal of matter out of place (MOOP) after the festival. You must maintain the safety of the public in your space (secure all cords, cover all rebar and stakes, etc). You must follow all generator, sound, fire and fuel policies at all times or we reserve the right to shut down your camp and ask you to leave the festival grounds if necessary. Element 11 is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.
- FOOD AND ALCOHOL—To serve food to the public, you must have a Valid Tooele County Food Handlers permit, and follow all regulations for food service. These classes are available in-person twice a month in Tooele ($15 fee) or online ($21 fee). To serve alcohol, you must check wristbands to ensure you are not serving minors (participants 18-20 will have different colored wristbands).
- ALL CAMPS MUST HAVE A LEAVE NO TRACE PLAN IN PLACE—It is your responsibility to make sure you have cleaned up your camp site completely! You will need to provide garbage cans, bags, gloves, etc. You must list names of people responsible to help with this from your camp for our follow up. Announce MOOP sweeps to your camp guests and enlist their help throughout the day! Our Leave No Trace crew will evaluate all campsites post-event for MOOP, and theme camps that do not leave their site clean may not be invited back to Element 11.
- BURN BARRELS MUST BE REGISTERED AND MUST NOT LEAVE A SCAR—Elevate your barrel or it must have a base. Fires must be attended at all times. Barrels should be 25 feet from any structure for safe legal placement. You will need to provide names of those responsible for the barrel(s) so we can ensure there is someone to follow up with if needed.
- EARLY ARRIVAL—Official early arrival setup for Theme Camps begins Tuesday July 9, 2013 at 11 AM. Only pre-approved, wrist-banded early arrival theme campers will be allowed on the property between Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Your camp will receive a limited number of early arrival wristbands that certify that the wearer can be on the property early for set up work and that they will not be charged for camping. All crew members must provide ID and a ticket receipt, as well as be named on our early arrival list at the Box Office to enter the property. Theme Camps are prohibited from setting up prior to Tuesday in order to allow our Placement volunteers to mark out designated areas.
- SOUND AT YOUR CAMP – All theme and sound camps must read & adhere to our SOUND POLICIES.
If you choose to bring a generator, please be considerate of your neighbors and try to follow these guidelines at all times:
- Bring the quietest generator you can afford and the smallest that will meet your actual needs. Larger generators are more difficult to transport, use more fuel and create more pollution. Better yet, see if you can contribute gas to your neighbor’s generator and run a covered extension cord to prevent tripping (rugs work well for this).
- Be mindful of which direction the exhaust is going. Make every attempt to point away from your neighbor’s camp. Also remember to keep clear of tents people are sleeping in who may breathe in the fumes if they are too close.
- If at all possible, do not run your generator late at night or early in the morning. Generators should be baffled during quiet hours.
- Place the generator as far from other camps as possible.
- Cover your generator with a sound shield or baffle, or outfit it with a motorcycle muffler. There is no reason for a generator to be louder than that of a well maintained idling car.
- Be certain there is no leaking or oil / fuel spills– provide a board to put underneath to catch any drips. Be sure to store your fuel safely, as is noted in the FIRE POLICY.
- Remember, generators are also subject to the terms and conditions of the Element 11 Sound and Theme Camp Policy, as well as the FIRE POLICY. If you do not adhere to these policies we may remove you or your equipment from the grounds.