Summerisle Burn is inspired by the 10 Principles of Burning Man but is not affiliated with the Burning Man Project or the Burning Man Regional Network.
June 16-20, 2022
Fort Royale Farm
Summerisle Burn is a four day camping, arts, and culture event (yes, a non-commercial, weird, wild, wonderful, and welcoming art thing in the woods) based on the ten principles of Burning Man. Summerisle is a collaborative gathering of community organized and fueled by volunteers. It is an interactive experience that is everything you choose to make it.
You are at once the entertainer and the entertained.
As with all successful burn events, Summerisle embraces the Ten Principles, and models itself on their guidance. We incorporate the principles of Leave No Trace (there are no trash cans, so you’ll have to pick up after yourself and pack your trash out with you), Decommodification (no buying or selling of private goods, and many choose to obscure or creatively alter any visible brands on trucks, tents and clothing), Radical Self Reliance (there are no vendors, so you’ll have to bring enough food, water, art, and whatever else you need to live for four days in a mountain woodland), Communal Effort (we each take part in creating experiences and volunteering to make this thing on the mountain go, from the virgin to the board and everyone in between.), Radical Inclusion (we welcome the stranger to participate. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are our cornerstones), Immediacy (we value overcoming the boundary between ourselves and new experiences and seek to create opportunities to find fortuitous serendipity), Gifting (we devote ourselves to acts of giving without the expectation of a return), Radical Self Expression (sharing ourselves from the depths of our hearts while respecting the rights of others), Civic Responsibility (each of us assumes responsibility for the welfare of each other), and Participation (everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play.) Consent (ask first: from hugs to any touching to photography to gifts, make sure they’re in a state of mind to grant consent and receive permission before proceeding. No pressure or hard feelings either way!)
Summerisle 2022 will take place at Fort Royale Farm, in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Cellular service with certain carriers on the way to the venue occasionally dropped through the mountains on the way in, but it’s excellent on site. Be prepared with directions before heading to Fort Royale.
You must purchase a ticket, present a valid government identification at gate, and be able to prove that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in Summerisle.Under the CDC guidelines, “fully vaccinated” requires both full initial vaccination as well as a single booster dose. This rule applies to all ages and there are no exceptions. Be prepared to show your physical vaccination card at gate or a digital image of it NEXT TO YOUR GOVERNMENT PHOTO ID in the same image. We will continue to follow the guidance from the CDC, which you can read more about on their web page.
2022 tickets will be available starting March 12, 2022. All participants must sign a waiver of liability to enter. Minors must be ticketed, be accompanied by their legal guardian, and a minor registration form with emergency contact information will be filled out by that parent or guardian. These forms will be available at gate. Children under 12 will be required to have a ticket but are free.
Summerisle is an all-ages event. Children under 18 are not required to have an ID. However, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at gate. Any child or minor who arrives at gate without a registered guardian will be turned away.
Thursday: ALL ACCESS, 9am to Midnight – No driving past Gate to camp after 8pm (golf carts will be available to run personal gear, but not larger theme camp infrastructure). You may walk in as much as you can carry!
Friday: ALL ACCESS, 9am to Midnight – No driving past Gate to camp after 8pm (golf carts will be available to run personal gear, but not larger theme camp infrastructure). You may walk in as much as you can carry!
Saturday: ALL ACCESS, 9am to 6pm – NO new admittance after 6pm.
Sunday: Gate closed, NO admittance, NO re-entry, exit only, NO cars on roads after 8pm.
Monday: EXODUS by 1 p.m. NO admittance, NO re-entry, exit only.
We will be strictly adhering to the posted gate hours, with no exceptions (this is not in our hands, but is the result of negotiation with the land owner). So keep an eye on your GPS and give yourself wiggle room to be sure you arrive within the posted times.