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June 20-24, 2024
Fort Royale Farm
Bedford, PA

 

GATE HOURS FOR 2024

     Tuesday: Board Members, Board build crews, Coordinators, DPW build crews, and other arrivals pre-arranged by the BoD.

     Wednesday: Registered theme camps and Leads only. 12pm – 10pm. You may drive in after dark, but you must drive SLOWLY and SAFELY for the well-being of the people already on site. Pre-sundown arrival is preferred.

     Thursday: ALL ACCESS, 12pm to 10pm – 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, 12pm to 10pm – 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: 10am – 1pm. No driving in camp after 6 pm.

     Sunday: CLOSED. NO admittance, NO re-entry. You can only drive in and through camp until 6 pm. If you want to leave after Temple Burn on Sunday, pack up your car then park it back out to the Garden Lot by 6 pm, and leave from that lot after Temple Burn is over.

     Monday: EXODUS by 12 pm noon. NO admittance, NO re-entry, exit only.

We will be strictly adhering to the posted gate hours, with no exceptions. Let’s make it easy on our gate volunteers by working within the set timeline! So keep an eye on your GPS and give yourself wiggle room to be sure you arrive within the posted times.

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📷 Photo by H. Custer, SI 2023

Summerisle Burn can be described as 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.

Summerisle differs from a festival in the sense that participants don’t expect to be delivered an experience, but work together to engage in the shared, participatory creation of that experience.

There are no spectators.

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 pack your trash out with you), Decommodification (no buying or selling of private goods, and many choose to obscure or alter any visible brands on trucks, clothing, etc.), Radical Self Reliance (there are no vendors, so you’ll have to bring enough food, water, and personal supplies to live for four days in a mountain woodland), Communal Effort (from the virgin to the board member, we each take part in creating experiences and volunteering to make this thing on the mountain go), 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), 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 values the welfare of each other), Participation (everyone is invited to work and play), and Consent (ask first: from hugs to touching to photography to gifts, make sure they’re in a state of mind to grant consent before proceeding. No pressure or hard feelings either way!)

Join us year round in our Facebook group.

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Summerisle 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 available on site.  Be prepared with directions before heading to Fort Royale.

Tickets will be available starting on March 17, 2024. You must have a ticket, present a valid government identification at gate that matches the name on the ticket, and sign our waiver at our Gate to enter Summerisle. This rule applies to all ages and there are no exceptions. Tickets will not be for sale at Gate and no day passes will be available. People who try to sneak in or subvert check-in intentionally will be banned from the event. Minors must be ticketed and accompanied by their legal guardian. 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. Any minor under 18 who arrives at gate without a registered guardian will be not allowed into Summerisle.

If you have any questions, please email us at summerisleburn@gmail.com.