All Michigan Burners and potential Burners are invited to “Halfway Hangout"* the first annual Michigan Burners Summer Campout 5:00 PM July 23 – 1:00 PM July 25, 2004.
A casual camping weekend where you can meet your fellow Michigan Burners and have fun in the great Michigan woods. Organized by Cynthia and Kurt the Michigan Regional Reps but made real by all of you!
2 rustic cabins at Bald Mountain State Park near Pontiac. They are nestled in a lovely wooded site adjacent to a small lake with a dock (but no beach). The cabins are a short walk from the parking site.
Primarily to have fun with fellow Michigan Burners. For the entertaining stories around the campfire, the car trip to the beach and nearby Putt Putt course, to try out your new Burning Man outfit, bring a kayak and plan a kayak ballet on the lake, meet your fellow Michigan burners so you know more friendly faces at the Big Burn in the desert, practice good potty etiquette in the port-o-jon.
Limited sleeping space (maximum 40 people) so you must pre-register! (how to below)
18 and older only please
Please respect Michigan and federal laws –absolutely no underage drinking!
Leave no trace ethics must be followed. Be prepared to pack out all of your garbage and leave the site cleaner than when we arrive.
Limited parking, please car pool if possible. Very large vehicles (busses, RV’s) would have a difficult time fitting in the parking area.
Be prepared for rustic cabin camping – no electricity, basic port-a-jons, wood stoves in case its cold, bunks w/ mattresses
Sorry, no tent camping, please use the cabins (or crash in your chair by the fire pit)
Fire spinners are welcome to bring your fire gear. You must use spotters and appropriate fire suppression gear to play.
Once you are checked in (you’ll receive an ID lanyard), you are welcome to come and go as you please from the Friday 5:00 PM checkin through the Sunday 1:00 PM checkout. BUT – if you are intoxicated you will NOT be driving.
Good to Bring:
Your ID so we can check you in
Cooler, food, beverages, ice
Camp stove or grill if you’d like, or you can roast your tofu dog over the fire
Tasty snax to share
Bathing suit & towel
Kilt and other outdoor appropriate clothes
Bug spray, sunscreen, birth control, and other protective gear
Things to light up the night: EL wire costume, flashlight, blinkies
Funky playa hat
Kayaks or canoes would be terrific on the little lake
Fun stories, happy attitudes, a desire to meet fellow burners!
Games, toys, talents, your art, craft projects to share etc. You will make this campout a success.
A few bucks ($10 suggested) to help offset the cabin rental cost.
Your annual State Park parking pass, or $6/day to purchase a daily parking pass.
Bad to Bring:
Small yapping dogs (sorry no pets allowed)
Egg salad (unless you bring a cooler and ice)
Your scary cousin "Luigi"
Fireworks (sorry, not allowed in State Parks)
How to Register:
Please send the following info for all the people that you plan to bring full name, age, and email address to Cynthia, Michigan Regional Burning Man Rep email address email@example.com
. You should receive a confirmation reply within 2 days that will include specific directions. Must register by July 16 (registration will close early if we reach our max count before July 16).
Post to the Michigan Burners list or send to Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Why "Halfway Hangout"?
Well, 5 weekends from now we'll be camping together then 5 after that we'll be on our way to Burning Man!