We are starting a theme camp this year called The Pony Girl Express. Our camp management are two people from lamplighter stock, and a couple of volunteers we have picked up along the way. We are definitely virgin-friendly, but also welcome the dusty family to join us.
Are you ready to take part in an express courier service on the Playa as your pony self? We are setting up a stable that can take 10 ponys with or without handlers. We are looking for serious applicants to be members of our camp. You bring your kit and we will set up a schedule for a work shift for you. The schedule will be light, one round a day so the rest of the day/night is yours. There are news papers to deliver as well as any special orders that we get in. Light work just delivering anything, anywhere for anyone.There are other camps that make things that could possibly use our skills, we are looking into that now. We have the use of a small cart that would be great for ice deliveries or people transport for the stronger horses.
What we have:
"Stable" tent - use this as a stable/staging ground for your pony
activities, or live in it, the choice is yours. Each stall is small
for 2, but doable.
The farmhouse tent - if we fill the stable, camp managers will sleep here, and use
it as a storage space for any overflow. If we don't fill the stable,
this won't be necessary!
Some kit - but not enough for everyone, each pony volunteer should
either be bringing their own kit, or arrange with another volunteer to
share (and we'll make sure you don't work the same shifts). You don't
need much, just enough to look the part. Remember, this is all about
the show after all :)
What we hope to have:
A full kitchen - one of the camp is likely to be bringing a large RV,
with a fully equipped kitchen, with this we hope to provide...
Evening meal for all campers. Everyone will contribute to this, and
we'll have one volunteer to cook a meal for the camp each evening, Mon
to Fri, and a cold meal Saturday. Of the 5 nights, we will handle 3
of them, so just 2 volunteers needed to cook on other nights.
Contributions may be in the form of food to cook, or money for us to
provide the food, we'll see what works best.
A camp shower. Pony's must be kept clean after all!
If people think it's worthwhile, we'll pitch in for a dedicated
portaloo, so we don't have to use the general ones...
The pony-trap mail cart. We have some plans for this, but if anyone
else is better at making things, we may delegate this one!
If there's enough of us to afford it, a shade structure of some
description. This might not happen until next year.
A pony-training yard. Just some sheltered space, really. Pretty sure
we can manage this one! :P
What you need to supply:
Any food beyond what we supply.
A tent (Or RV or whatever) if you don't want to live in the stable -
please let us know so we make sure there's enough space for you.
Water. Enough to drink, wash up your plates etc, shower, and any
other water you need. We'll supply cookware washing-up water.
Your food contributions (mentioned above, to be worked out in detail later)
There will be some monetary contribution to the camp, based on how
many of the things above we manage to sort out/think it's worth
chipping in for. I guarantee this won't be much, and we won't let it
exclude anyone who can't afford it.
Your good selves.
Please respond if you are interested in this camp. If you have a question, ask and I will get back to you right away. If you have a camp that would like to have the Pony Girl Express as your delivery system , let us know. We think you have great taste! :)
Rhino and Kimera