Below we have tried to answer the questions we hear most often. If you need more information about something that isn’t listed on the web site, please write firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to get right back to you.
Q: How do I get to SummerFest?A: SummerFest is located just above Baltimore in Northern Maryland right off of I-95. It’s 2 hours north of DC and 4 hours south of New York City. After you register, you will receive an email with all travel options, directions, things to bring, etc. If you are flying to SummerFest, the closest airport is BWI in Maryland.
Q: What is the Meal Plan like? Will there be vegetarian meals?A: The food on the Meal Plan is really quite good. All meals will be served in the dining hall along with iced tea, juices, teas and coffee. This is an adult camp with adult cuisine… there will be no pizza squares or PB&J. A full salad bar and a vegetarian entree will be available at each meal. The first meal will be dinner Wednesday night followed by a midnight snack. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks will be served each day afterwards. Brunch will be the only meal served on Monday. New this year – Most dinners will be prepared by a “Guest Chef” from a nearby restaurant. Guest Chefs will be preparing themed meals like Indian, Italian, etc. Each theme night will also have a regular meal option like chicken. We test piloted Indian at Fusion and it was delicious.
Q: Will there be food vendors?A: Back for its third year is the Infusion Cafe. Our cafe is open all weekend long and serves up gourmet sandwiches, salads, espresso drinks and more. Located next to the pool, its a great space to hang out and share a coffee with friends. Please make sure to check it out!
Q: What’s this Midnight Snack I heard about?A: Often considered the “Best Meal of the Day”, Midnight Snack happens each night at 12:30. It’s a great time to recharge your batteries, grab a snack and find your late night play date. The snack is prepared by Diva and her crew and they are always amazing! Midnight snack is open to everyone even if you opt out of the meal plan.
Q: What are the beds like?A: All cabins have brand new twin sized TempurPedic Mattresses and new metal bed frames with space to store your suitcase underneath. Couples like to push two beds together and use a king sized sheet to create one large bed (try flannel sheets; even in summer the nights can get chilly). You no longer need to put an air mattress across the beds … the new beds are really comfortable. You do need to bring your own linens and blankets, or you can rent them from us for an additional $35.
Q: I’m going to tent! What should i expect?A: Most people set up along the tree lines around camp. There are several nice fields where you can build your own small city. You will have unlimited access to the three large public bath houses at camp. There are also bathrooms located next to the pool. Of course, if you make friends with one of the cabin groups you may ask to use their bathrooms, but don’t assume that because you pitched a tent next to a cabin you can use their facilities. Please respect people’s privacy.
Q: I have an awesome RV … can I bring it.A: Sure but there is a $150 charge per RV and we have room for the first 10 to sign up. Here is the bad news … there are no hook-ups available so you will have to be completely self contained. You will be able to use the bathroom and shower facilities so this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. When you register there is now an RV Parking option. You only need to select it for primary person registering the RV. Questions? Send and email to email@example.com.
Q: I’ve heard that there are participating group discounts. How do I get one?
A: Participating Group discounts are available to members of eligible sex positive and BDSM educational organizations. Visit our Participating Groups page for more information. If your group is not listed, but you think it qualifies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What if it rains?A: You’ll dry off! We have plenty of indoor playspaces. The camp also has many covered areas in which to hold all of our special activities. While we would prefer the sun to shine through the weekend, we still have a great time if it rains. Sorry, but there will be no refunds due to inclement weather.
Q: Can I bring the kids?A: If they’re over 19, sure!
Q: What’s the deal with camp chores?A: We ask that everyone sign up for 4 hours of community service (2 – two hour chores). We have all sorts of jobs so we won’t ask you to do anything that you physically can’t. Examples of chores include: gate duty, working the registration desk, driving a golf cart, dungeon monitoring, tiki torch refilling, replenishing supplies, and decorating for special events. Most people enjoy doing chores because it lets them meet new people. If you prefer, a “resort option” is available that allows you to opt out of chores for $40. Most people do not take this option, but it is available to you.
Q: What should I pack?
A: Below is a list of items you might want to bring with you to Summer Camp: Cabin Stuff:
- Linens: Sheets, Pillow, Pillow Case, Blanket
- Towels, Washcloths<
- Extra Blankets
- christmas lights [for mood lighting]
- small cooler
- coffee maker, coffee supplies
- Cabin Decorations
- Extension Cords
- Flashlight (one for each person)
- portable lawn chairs
- snacks, airtight tupperwear containers
- air mattress
- alarm clock
- Beach towel (for the pool)
- Bathing suit (optional!)
- Bug repellent spray
- driver’s license or other ID
- cash [there will be vending!]
- hair dryer
- sleeping mask and earplugs
- contact lens stuff
- prescription medications
- allergy medication
- Pepto-Bismol or equivalent
- raincoats and umbrellas
- jean, sweaters, warm clothes
- slippers, sandals, robe
- baseball hat or other hat
- Sneakers or other comfortable shoes
- walking boots
Toys and Stuff:
- toy bag
- sex toys
- Kites, Frisbees, Balls, Games
Here are some examples of things you can NOT bring: cameras (see next question), refrigerators, air conditioners, and hotplates.