thee monster winnie wrote:Wow, First of all you guys rock... I can't believe all the replys; i'm touched.
Yes major camp, a bit on the healthy, spiritual side, holistic if you will.
Three meals a day plus snacks, shower area, work shops, ect... it's being limited
in the amount of campers. We've already purchased three meal plans plus another $300 for
the R.V. I've already paid $500.00 for my ride and accomidations in the R.V., plus more than
original price for a ticket... I did not plan ahead... ( Be Nice!!!)
I reached out to the kitchen/ food orginizer and his major concern was "had I paid camp dues".
In the world out here, before the recession crash... i'm a $400.00 a day private chef, I was sure
my skills would more than make up for camp dues, I guess not.
My opinion / gut is that the camp has an idea of what they want to present and the price of inclusion
is $320.00. it's a great camp but i'm tapped out.
It sounds like there was some miscommunication between you & your camp. Perhaps assumptions took place on both sides. Due to their size (and possibly, some negative experiences with lazy Burners or helpless virgins) your camp has decided to get pretty precise about fees. It's not personal--for good and bad. That's what happens, the larger a camp gets . . . the less personal it is, as well. However, if it's any comfort, 3 meals a day plus snacks and showers, workshops and (I assume) shade, is pretty plush. Next time, you'll know better what you want and need . . . and you'll also know if you can fend for yourself, or with fewer comforts.
There are other options: solo camping, camping with a tiny group of friends, or no-fee, no-frills village-style camps (like Orphan Camp or Stag Camp, etc, which emphasize social togetherness and personal responsibility) . . . and there are also camps with $50-100 fees that fall somewhere in the middle.
I thought what knowmad said (about you learning to let go of a little control) was very apt and very interesting, btw.
Have a great Burn . . .