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Camping! A Core Part of the Ren Experience?

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Johnwolfe:
I swear Merlin ... you didn't hoodoo voodoo mind wipe them lol


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Merlin the Elder:
Gauwyn, you're ALWAYS getting me in trouble!

CalledBirdy:
You know, I grew up attending Michigan Ren Fest with no camping but I lived just a hop skip and a jump away anyhow. Once I started performing at small festivals in college I loved camping with the other performers. It was indeed a time to build community! My home fair is now Washington and my family LOVES the camping aspect there. It is so darn fun! But, we're a camping family for sure. So, while it isn't essential for us (we visited AZ this winter and stayed Air BNB) it is certainly icing on the cake.

Ginette:

--- Quote from: scarletnyx on April 24, 2017, 04:24:28 PM ---So as husband and I slowly start to unwind and pack up from Sherwood, I've been thinking about what the faire experience means to me. And while I've been to faires that don't have camping, I strongly feel that at least some sort of outside gathering area is crucial for faire. Hotels seem alright, and showers are very nice at the end of the day, but it does sorta break the immersion for me if that makes sense?

I just can't shake the feeling that an outdoor "chill out" area is needed. I know we are spoiled here in Texas to have TWO faires that have amazing campgrounds, and that it is rare, so I wanted to see what other people thought about it.

So, is camping needed for the full faire experience? Why or why not?

--- End quote ---



Having camped at TRF one time, I won’t do it again any time soon.  But I feel I personally am done with TRF.

Now at Sherwood, having camped in clan as well as over in the participant side, they are very different. On the participant side it has a much quitter aspect to it, most of the time by 11pm, and we know we have work to do before cannon. Where as in clan camping there was always someone to talk to if to walk over to a camp fire, but that’s also part of the warm hospitality of clans.

I will fess up that I am going back to my clan in the 2018 season, I have missed everyone like crazy. I am also going back to trash crew as I can’t be told to stand still or to stay in a 10 by 20 spot. I miss the friendship of clan camping and have never been on a walk about with Scarletnyx, her Alex, Trinn or Teach.

Laird Fraser of Lovatt:

--- Quote from: Ginette on August 23, 2017, 02:41:10 PM ---
--- Quote from: scarletnyx on April 24, 2017, 04:24:28 PM ---So as husband and I slowly start to unwind and pack up from Sherwood, I've been thinking about what the faire experience means to me. And while I've been to faires that don't have camping, I strongly feel that at least some sort of outside gathering area is crucial for faire. Hotels seem alright, and showers are very nice at the end of the day, but it does sorta break the immersion for me if that makes sense?

I just can't shake the feeling that an outdoor "chill out" area is needed. I know we are spoiled here in Texas to have TWO faires that have amazing campgrounds, and that it is rare, so I wanted to see what other people thought about it.

So, is camping needed for the full faire experience? Why or why not?

--- End quote ---



Having camped at TRF one time, I won’t do it again any time soon.  But I feel I personally am done with TRF.

Now at Sherwood, having camped in clan as well as over in the participant side, they are very different. On the participant side it has a much quitter aspect to it, most of the time by 11pm, and we know we have work to do before cannon. Where as in clan camping there was always someone to talk to if to walk over to a camp fire, but that’s also part of the warm hospitality of clans.

I will fess up that I am going back to my clan in the 2018 season, I have missed everyone like crazy. I am also going back to trash crew as I can’t be told to stand still or to stay in a 10 by 20 spot. I miss the friendship of clan camping and have never been on a walk about with Scarletnyx, her Alex, Trinn or Teach.

--- End quote ---

I understand your stance on TRF, Ginette.  I no longer go inside unless it's a day trip.

On the other hand, you camped with McLotofus, when things were starting to get out of control.  I left the following season, as well as more than a few others...and Clan McShuggenah took all of us in.  Now, with the way that the cards have fallen, Phoenix Risen, Bayou Scoundrels and McShug butt right up against each other, for a total of just shy of 100 people.  A lot of us don't bother with going in since the main reason we are there is for camp and all of our people gathered in one spot.

It sure makes for one helluva party. ;D

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