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Below is a letter from Bman on theme camps. I will try to forward them to camp mates via E-mail, but will will also try to post them here as they come.
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-Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 15:58:43 -0700 From: Harley K. Dubois To: themecamps-announce@burningman.com Subject: [themecamps-announce] TC ANNC #5,'04/ Deadline/Adult Camps/Stips and Rules/DMV Dear Campsters, Have you gotten all of the announcements thus far? This is number 5. Every one is different and has important information for you and your camp mates. If you need any of the past announcements let us know. Email themecamps@burningman.com and we will get you up to speed. If you need additional information about any aspect of your camp please do not call or email me directly. I no longer hold all of the answers and can not handle the amount of email sent my way. Email thememcamps@burninman.com. Our team of placers has all of the answers for you! ________________________________________ MAPS AND CLEAN UP PLANS They are due in by July 1st if you want to be mapped! Please get them into us on time. DO NOT SEND ATTACHMENTS. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THEM. Please send in your information in the methods described on this URL: http://www.burningman.com/themecamps_installations/themecamps/bm04_theme_criteria.html ________________________________________ ADULT CAMPS Does your camp involve adult materials or acts? If your camp has subject mater that is not appropriate for minors, PLEASE take measures to make sure that they can not view it. We are a family event and we need to be respectful of our youth. Additionally, the law enforcement that has a presence at our event are particularly concerned about this issue and may be looking for camps that are not making efforts to respect our families and minors. ****Something new for 2004! All camps with adult activities should plan to have a guard out front whenever necessary to keep minors from entering. Please read the article that will be coming out in our newsletter in the next month for more information on this topic. Also, we will be contacting many of you individually. ______________________________________ STIPULATIONS AND RULES In order to hold our event on federal land we must comply with a number of rules and agreements established with the Bureau of Land Management and local governing agencies. They are called stipulations and are, in fact, seen as laws by the government for the duration of our event. Any violation of these can result in heavy fines and/or a denial of future permits for holding our event. We inform you of the stipulations that affect you by way of our Survival Guide, web site, electronic newsletter and announcements like these. inform you of the stipulations that affect you by way of our Survival Guide, web site, electronic newsletter and announcements like these. Fireworks and rockets, public showers and pools, burning of toxic materials, anything that can damage the environment(temporarily - like digging holes larger than 6" or spray painting the playa surface, or permanently - like creating burn scars) are a violation. Please keep this in mind as you make your camp plans. We have and will send out an announcements that gives specifics on some of these topics. In the mean time read the web site and the back side of your tickets. Additionally, the organization has discovered that there are some basic common sense rules that some people need reminding of. We have had to formalize these rules to preserve safety and avoid hardship. There are no dogs allowed, no unauthorized driving, no vending, and most importantly no interfering with the experience of other people. Be considerate of your neighbors. _______________________________________ And now a word from our own Hotties on the playa, the DMV! "Howdy Themecamps! There are many changes afoot with the BRC-Department of Mutant Vehicles this year so we wanted to make sure that you were all aware the changes, as well as our expectations, for Burning Man 2004. the changes, as well as our expectations, for Burning Man 2004. http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/playa_vehicles/dmv_2004.html This web page contains the criteria for this year, as well as a link to the pre-registration form and lots of useful information, including all guidelines! PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY this year. The deadline for pre-registration is July 15, 2004. Mutant Vehicles & the Gate: The DMV will be contacting Mutant Vehicle owners to let them know if their vehicle is invited for on-playa inspection or not. No mutant vehicles will be allowed past the gate if they do not have an invitation. Any towed vehicles without the DMV invite will be impounded at the gate. Enforcement: It's a reality this year. Unlicensed vehicles WILL be impounded if they choose to disregard our No Driving policy and threaten the continued existence of Mutant Vehicles as mobile expressions of art on the playa. Sound Policy: Mutant Vehicles will be expected to follow the same guidelines as Theme Camps. http://www.burningman.com/themecamps_installations/themecamps/resource_guide.html#sound Any questions should be directed to dmv@burningman. com. Thanks for helping to get the word out to your camps! your BRC-DMV" Thanks for helping to get the word out to your camps! your BRC-DMV" ___________________________________________ That's it for this week! Harley -- Harley K. DuBois Black Rock City LLC Community Services and Playa Safety 415 865-3800, ext 103