photos (below): rob scullin other site photos: clint strawderman, shoryuken kev
WHAT TO BRING?
A tent with enough room for everyone Or friends you trust with tents
Sleeping bag or something to keep you warm at night
Folding tables, chairs
IT'S A TARP
Stuff to tie people stuff to other people stuff with (light-duty rope, twine)
Food and drink (there are nearby stores, but you will be cooking stuff, or eating cold food)
Trash bags (So trash isn't all over the place, that would be gross!)
Bug spray (you know, "OFF"), citronela candles
Flashlights or lantern (battery powered highly recomended)
A towel (you are a hoopy frood, rite?)
Extension cords--the longer the better
FM radio--because of reasons
Sunscreen because if you get sunburned on the first day the rest of your experience won't be MAGTASTIC
Portables (DS, PSP)
Camera for all the crazy moments
Extra money for goodies, pizza delivery, some other emergency
Hot dog/marshmallow sticks for the campfires
Plastic bins for washing dishes
Grill (small portable gas grill recommended)
Consoles & Other Electronics (At your own risk!)
rules & guidelines
Use common sense and be courteous. Also, be social! You’re here to hang out and meet people, so introduce yourself to others. If you see someone struggling, help them out.
We decide the camping spots. We’re trying to keep track of where people are to help people find each other. So don’t move or spread into your neighbor’s area unless you get permission from both them and us.
Small Country’s “3 pets per campsite” is per their sites, not our cells of assignment. You’re responsible for your pets, so keep them under control.
Fire safety is a must. No unattended fires! Fires must be in a fire ring or pit. If there is not a fire ring or pit, find one! No randomly setting people/places/plants/animals/whatever else on fire.
No food? There are stores nearby. It’s OK to barter and share with others, but don’t expect/steal provisions. Do not sell food outright.
Drinking (if you’re of age) is fine. Don’t drink to the point of belligerent or fall-down drunk. If you reach this point, we’ll ask you to go to your tent to sleep it off. Don’t puke on the moon bounce. No alcohol is permitted at or on the lake anymore.
Dispose of your trash. We’re not your parents! We don’t want to ask you to clean up after yourself.
Stay hydrated! Heatstroke will not be noticed until it is too late. CONSTANTLY. DRINK. WATER.
We’re all crammed together pretty tight. Be considerate to others. Don’t beg, steal, if your neighbor asks you to keep it down, try to do so, etc. Don’t harass others at the campground.
If you brought stuff to sell, don’t be pushy or shady about it. If you have more than a small table worth of things to sell, talk to us before you do it so we can assess the situation and help you. We may have an artist alley of sorts.
No attempting to drown people or items in the lake.
No vandalizing the campground or anyone else’s belongings.
Wear your wristband at all times while in the MAGStock area.
Read and abide by the Small Country Campground rules.
Also... No defecating in the showers, because, dude, really?
I want to make gobs of money and sell things to unsuspecting campers!
Good news! We have no idea how we're going to handle this!
If you've just got a few things you want to sell out of your car, cool. If you want to pitch a canopy (that's what she said) and do it you need to talk to us first.
Quiet hours? What is this?
Don't worry, we can still talk and have smaller parties during quiet hours, it just can't be as noisy and there are going to be other campers in the campground so we don't want to rock this rad boat.
How are we going to play games at a campground? Is there going to be any power?
The campground has more power than the Hilton Mark Center. No, seriously.You will need to get creative so your things do not get wet. Or just bring portables and don't whine, please don't whine.
Are there showers? Running water?
Most definitely yes, and if you don't take a shower we are throwing you in the lake.
There's a lake?
Yes, there most certainly is a lake.
Do I have to poo in the woods?
Unless you think "morning wood" means being constipated in the morning, yes there's a toilet, that's what "running water" means.
Will the running water be hot?
We're going to make it so hot for you.
How do I get on the internet when I'm at a campground?
It's slow, but it's there. You may want to use cell phone internet, but even that's a little iffy. You should be able to at least check your email and facebook!
(Read: If you're playing WOW at the campground you will be ejected with no refund.)
Sup dog, we herd u liek pets so we put a dog in ur dog so you can pet while you pet.
Pets are allowed and there is no charge. They must be kept on a leash at all times. The site has aggessive breed restrictions so please call them first. There's a no barking and biting policy and a maximum of 3 pets allowed per campsite. Since we're all going to be crammed together you may want to consider leaving your pet in the care of someone at home.
Can I bring my kids?
Kids are allowed and there is no charge. They must be kept on a leash at all times. The site has aggessive breed restrictions so please call them first. There's a no crying/whining and biting policy and a maximum of 3 kids allowed per campsite. Since we're all going to be crammed together you may want to consider leaving your kid in the care of someone at home.
My kids aren't that young.
Then they're going to have to pay like everyone else, and we expect them to behave like everyone else.
My mom isn't that young.
If she still looks pretty good, we can probably get Mustin to hit on her.
Where am I going to get food?
Louisa is nearby and has some food places and you should certainly bring snacks and drinks for yourself and friends!
Can I drink?
The campground operators understand that you want to have a good time, and so do we. But if you yarf on the moon bounce we are going to crucify you.
They're also very good friends with the authorities. Don't piss them off.
Also, new this year: We can no longer allow alcohol on the beach, in the water, on the pier or on the strange floating waterslide thing. Sorry.
WHAT IS THIS MOON BOUNCE YOU SPEAK OF?
They've got a moon bounce buried in the sand and it rules. Also a floating thing in the lake.
ARE YOU SERIOUS!?
YES WE ARE!
This sounds really boss but I have another question.