2017 Ignite! Survival Guide

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Table  of  Contents  

This  Year’s  Survival  Guide  

Ignite!  and  the  City  of  Combustia  

Preparing  for  the  Journey  

What  to  Bring  

Carpooling 

Arriving in Combustia  

Gate Hours!

Gate-Concierge (Greeters)-Parking

Disabilities  and  Other  Special Considerations  

Living in Combustia  

Participation 

Transformus and Ignite! Townhall

Playforms   

Art  and  Creativity  

Decommodification    

Self-‐Expression  

Civic  Responsibility

Leave  No  Trace  

Transportation  

Security  

Laser Policy

Alcohol    

Under 18 Policy  

Amplified  Sound  

Medical  Services    

Leaving  Combustia    

Exodus   

Getting to Combustia  

Local  Resources  

More Information 

Website

How to Volunteer

Organization’s Financials

Burning Man Project affiliation  

Year-round community 

This year’s  Survival  Guide     

Welcome, Ignite! family, both old  and new.  We’re  glad you’re  here, and  hope everyone can more easily participate in our city by utilizing this guide. Please read this guide in its entirety regardless of whether you’ve attended Ignite! in the past. We have a relatively new venue, and with that comes changes. We’re also formalizing more of our policies for Ignite! as it grows into its own unique burn.

Ignite!  and  the  City  of  Combustia  

Map of Combustia 

The City of Combustia is located at Spirit Haven Farm, which is located on 130 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Stuart, Virginia. Spirithaven Farm is named for the knack it has of making its inhabitants feel at peace. Spirit Haven is a working farm where several species of uncommon animals are raised; St. Croix sheep, Myotonic or “Tennessee Fainting” goats, blue-egg-laying Americana chickens, acrobatic Breslauer Tumbler and Birmingham Roller pigeons. Visitors to Spirit Haven will also see horses and peafowl roaming the property along with their less-domesticated neighbors, White-tailed deer, turkey, bobcats and the occasional Black bear. The Eutsler family can’t help but share this land and the energy it emanates with like-minded folks. They sometimes offer workshops and retreats that emphasize the Arts and Music. Their main yearly event is Darbukastani Independence Days, a four-day festival based around Central Asian music and dance, drawing people from many different corners of the world. They also host smaller local events featuring Bluegrass, Folk and Celtic music and dance. We are thrilled to call Spirithaven Farm home to Ignite!, and offer a heartfelt thank the Eutslers for their warm welcome of our community to their beautiful land.

Every spring, a city like no other is built. Bound by creativity, fire and friendship, this city thrives and then  vanishes without a trace.  If this seems strange or even  impossible to you, then you’ve never been to the event  called Ignite!. To those new here, the citizens of The  City of  Combustia, which exists in physical form only a few days, but lives in our hearts year-­round, extend our warmest welcome.  

The  underlying philosophy of Combustia follows the  Ten  Principles  of  Burning  Man, which we address in more detail later on. We don’t just pay lip service to these principles – they’re the bedrock of our way of life.  If you haven’t been to a Burn before, you’re in for a unique and powerful experience like never before. The rules are deliberately minimal, and it may seem chaotic at times, but it is not anarchy –  far from it.  

Our  community  is  built  on  respect  for  each  other,  shared  creativity  and  a  strong  sense  of playfulness  in   the  immediacy  of  the  moment.  There  is  no  money  in  Combustia,  in  fact,  cash transactions  of  any  kind  are   prohibited  (asking  where  the  ATM  is  will  guarantee  an interesting  response).  There are  no  main  stage   acts  for  you  to  stare  at,  everyone  is  a performer  and  the  entire  city  is  our  stage.  Our  culture  is   participatory.    There  is  no  “hired entertainment.”  The  art,  dance  and  joy  that  surrounds  you  is provided  not  by  some commercial  enterprise  but  by  your  peers,  the  citizens  of  the  city,  each  camp providing  its own  unique  gifts.    

The  beautiful  land  we  temporarily  inhabit  is  just  as  pristine  when  we  leave  as  when  we enter.  Trash   produced  in  daily  life  exists,  yet  there  are  no  trash  receptacles.  How  can  this be?  This  guide  will   explain  it  all.  We  don’t  include  superfluous  information  here  to  please lawyers  or  subtly  promote   things  for  sale.  Please  read  and  understand  this  guide  carefully, so  that  you  can  understand  your  responsibilities  as  a  member  of  our  community.

   

Preparing  for  the  Journey  

The  land  where  we  build  our  city  is  named  Spirit Haven, and  we’ve  include  detailed  directions on  how  to  get  there  at  the  end  of  this  guide.  

The  first  thing  to  understand  is  that  Combustia  is  a  city  where  no  basic  living  services  are  provided.  You   are  responsible  for  yourself,  in  keeping  with  a  principle  called  Radical  Self-­Reliance.  There  is  no  public use electricity,  no  potable  water,  no  sewage  hookups  –  just  you  and  a  bunch  of  port-­a-­potties.  Ignite! officially  starts  on  Friday  morning  and  ends  the  following  Monday,  so  you’ll  need  to  be  prepared  for  a   minimum  of  three  nights  of  primitive  camping.    

You’ll  park  at the far end of site,  not  in  your  campsite. Cell phone coverage is spotty,  so  you’ll be, in  more  ways  than  one,  in  another  space.  The  physical  environment  isn’t  unusually harsh,  but you  should  be  prepared  for  long  periods  of  rain,  sudden  thunderstorms  and  intense daytime heat.  

Please  be  sure  to  bring  food  for  you  and  your  party  and  enough  water  (usually  2  gallons per-­day per-­person).  There  are  no  facilities  for  washing  except  those  your  camp  (or  a  kindly neighbor)  might   provide.  There will be absolutely no swimming or bathing in the lake.  If  you  don’t have  a  camp  shower,  use  a  bowl  as  a  washbasin  to  stay  clean.    

Make sure that you have all necessary supplies before you get to site, because once you’re set up inside Combustia, it is difficult to leave and re-enter.

EXPECT  THE  UNEXPECTED.    

What  to  Bring  

Ignite!  is  not  for  the  faint  of  heart  or  the  unprepared.  By  purchasing  your  ticket,  you  agree to   assume  full responsibility  for  your  health,  safety  and  well-being.  The  land  and  lakes may not  be  polluted  with non-­biodegradable materials,  nor  the  land  littered  with  feathers, cigarette butts  or   glitter.  You’re  required  to  bring  back  everything  you come  in  with,  including  your trash and grey water. Grey water (dish and wash water) should not go on the ground or in any body of water. You and your camp are responsible for ensuring that you have a way to collect your grey water and take it off site when you leave. Pack it in. Pack it out.  There  are  no  dumpsters  or graywater dumps on  site.    

At  the  bare  minimum,  each  participant should bring:  

It  is  also  strongly  recommended,  for  your  personal  comfort  and  hygiene,  that  you  bring  the following:  

  But  of  course,  if  we  all  just  brought  the  bare  minimum,  it  wouldn't  be  Ignite!,  would  it? Ignite! is  a  celebration  of  gifting,  self-­‐expression,  participation,  arts,  music  and  fun. Here  are   some  strongly  recommended  items  to  take  with  you  on  your  adventure:  

Camp First Aid Kit

Here is a list of some of the basic things everyone should have on hand in their First Aid kit. Should an injury be serious or require more advanced care, First Aid/EMS is there to help. Otherwise, the list below should see you through most minor injuries.

Packaged in an airtight container (Ziploc, Rubbermaid, etc):

Make a small kit out of the above supplies to have in your pack, along with your water bottle. (Have this in a small zip-lock):

 Carpooling

We  strongly  encourage  carpooling  to  Ignite!  There  are  many  reasons  for  this:

Arriving  in Combustia  

Here’s  a  step-­by-­step  guide  of  what  to  expect  when  you  arrive  at  Spirithaven  for  this year’s   Ignite!    This  guide will  help  smooth  your  transition  between  the Default  World  and Ignite!   The process  varies somewhat  depending upon  when  you  arrive,  so  please  refer to the  appropriate  section   to  know  what  to  expect.   Whenever  you  arrive home,  there  will be traffic  control  and  parking   volunteers  helping  the  flow  of  traffic.    Please  be  respectful of them,  and  go  where  they  tell  you  to!    

Beware  of  the  Freaks!    If  you  have  your  vehicle  on  site,  even  during  daylight  hours, please  limit  your  speed  to no more than 10 mph.  Combustia’s roads are tricky in certain spots. Combustians may appear out of nowhere  with  no notice. Please don’t  flatten them with your Default  World  vehicle.  

Gate Hours

Thursday

Noon - 10pm: Theme camp entry

Friday

         9am - 12am General admission

         After Dark - you must park first and carry your gear to your campsite

Saturday

9am - 3pm General admission

         All Day - you must park first and carry your gear to your campsite

Sunday

9am - Gate opens for exodus if you simply must leave; however, Playforms and activities will still be happening all day Sunday!

Monday

12 Noon - EXODUS

Site to be CLEAR (be gone with y’ins!)

REMEMBER: Playforms and activities will still be happening all day Sunday, and the Kids’/Temple Burn will be Sunday night!

 

Gate Info to be Aware Of…

    

Gate - Concierge (Greeters) - Parking

  

Regardless  of  when  you  arrive  at  Spirithaven,  all  vehicles  must  first  check  in  at  the  Gate. Once  you  are  there  pull to  the  side of the road and  park temporarily. Queue  up where  the Gate volunteers  tell  you  to.  Then  you  can  check in!    Be  sure   to  have  your  ticket, identification, and signed  waiver. You  will  receive  your  wristband,  which  you must keep  on for  the  duration  of Ignite!  Get  back  in  your  car and  follow directions to the Concierge (Greeters) area.  

Stop  at  the Concierge  Station to  be  greeted. Whether this is your  first  time  or  you’re an Ignite! veteran, you  must stop  to  be  greeted!  Virgin adult Combustians will  receive  a special  greeting (with  your  consent,  of   course)! Non-mutant vehicles will not be allowed on the roads  after  dark with the exception of golf carts/ATV vehicles used by critical infrastructure.  

Based upon your arrival day/time and intended camping area, you may be able to drive your car to your camp to unload and then drive it to parking; however, you  should  be  prepared  to  carry  your gear  from parking to your campsite based upon your arrival time. See details under gate hours.  

There is a drop off area off the road to the parking area where you can drop off your stuff and be carted to your destination. It is clearly marked, and is after you turn down the main road to parking following a stop at the Concierge (Greeters) Station.

Disabilities  and  Other  Special  Considerations  

The  mountain  terrain  and  the  outdoor  nature  of  our  event  may  be  challenging, but we welcome  those   with  all  forms  of  disabilities  to  participate.  As  far  as  possible, accommodations  can  be  made  for  the specific  needs  of  those  with  disabilities  or  medical conditions.  If  you  have  any  questions  or  would  like  to  discuss  any  special  needs  you  may have,  please  contact  the Ignite Planning Association (IPA) at: ignitecityplanning@gmail.com.  

Remember  to  bring  all  necessary  medications  with  you.  Basic  first  aid  will  be  available,  but in the   event  of  a serious  emergency  an  ambulance  will  be  called  to  transport  you  to  the nearest  medical  facility.  Bees  and yellow­‐jackets  make  their  home  at  Spirithaven so  bring  an Epipen  if  you  have  severe  allergic  reactions  to  such stings.  Should  you  require  your  vehicle  to  power  a  CPAP  machine  or  other  medical  device,  please  inform  the City Planning at ignitecityplanning@gmail.com ASAP  so we can  accommodate  your  vehicle on site and issue  you  a Disabled  Camper  Parking  Permit.  

Because  of  Flame  Effects  (fire-­based  art),  please  notify  us  if  you  require  personal  oxygen tanks.  We’ll   recommend the  safest  camping  neighborhood,  and  instruct  you  in  areas  to  avoid for  safety  concerns.   ADA  approved  portable restrooms  will  be  provided  at  the  event.  Please inquire   with  City Planning, IPA or Concierge (Greeters)  team regarding   their  placement  and  the  most  convenient camping  neighborhoods  or  locations  to  access  them.  If  you’re  camping  with  a  theme  camp, please  ask  your  theme  camp  organizer  to  relate  your  needs  to  the ignitecityplanning@gmail.com well before  the  event.  

 Living  in Combustia

There  are  two  broad  categories  of  camps  at  Ignite!:  Theme  Camps  and  individual  camps.  A theme   camp  is  a  pre‐planned  group  of  people  camping  together  with  a  collective  mission  to provide  a  unique   service  to  the  community.  If  you  belong  to  a  theme  camp,  you’ll  stay wherever  City Planning  designates.  Theme  Camps  are  placed  long before  the  event  begins,  and  it’s  your  job  to   know  exactly  where  you’re  camping. Check out the Map of Combustia to find out where your theme camp is placed.

If  you  are  not  part  of  a  theme  camp  several  areas  are  set  aside  for  individual  camping. Within  these   areas  there are  no  pre-­‐designated  campsites  –  find  a  spot  you  like  and “pitch  your  tent.”   Avoid camping near sound camps if you  like  to  sleep  at  night.   Remember that  you  won’t  be  able  to  escape  noise  completely  –  earplugs  are  advised for  those  who need  quiet  to  sleep.  

Once  your  camp  is  set  up,  meet  your  neighbors.  Make  new  friends.  Explore  the  city.  Absorb this mysterious  and delightful  place  by  sharing  creativity  and  interacting  with  new  friends.  

It  may  look  like  chaos  but  it’s  not.  There’s  a  hidden  order,  and  it’s  based  on  the  general way  of  life  that   most burners  share  in  common.  That  way  of  life  is  written  up  in  a  set  of “principles”  that  originated  at   Burning  Man, but  all  burns  do  their  best  to  follow.  The principles  aren’t  rules,  and  they  aren’t  really   even  ideals  –  they  are more  like  statements  of how  we  want  to  live.  They  subtly  govern  our  time  in  our  own little  Eden  here.  Let’s  talk about  a  few  of  these principles  and  how  they  transform  your  time  in  Combustia,  and  possibly, transform you.  

Participation

We’ve  all  been  to  concerts,  fairs  and  sporting  events.  Although  each  is  different,  the  hidden model   which  they operate  under  is  the  same:  an  entertainment  or  service  is  hired/created  by “them,”  and   “we”  pay  for  entry  then passively  consume  that  content.  That’s  what  could  be called  the   “producer/consumer”  model.  But  a  Burn  such  as Ignite!  is  radically  different: there’s no  “us”  and   “them”.  You  are  the  entertainment,  you  are  the  art.  Your  fellow citizens  are  the services,  each giving the  gifts  they  choose,  and  receiving  the  gifts  of  others.  That’s  what  we mean when  we  say  “You  are Ignite!”  You  aren’t  here  to  consume,  you’re  here  to  plunge  in and  be  a  part  of  the community  in  whatever  ways  work  best  for  you.  No  one  is  going  to assign  you  a  role  –  you  invent  that  for yourself.   This  is  magic.  Be  thinking  now  of  how  you can  be  a  part  by  sharing  unique  gifts.  

The  best  way  to  participate  is  to  go  to  the  Ignite!  website  before  the  event  starts, click on  the   “volunteer” button,  and  follow  the  instructions.  Sign  up  and  help  our  city  run!    Volunteer Here

Transformus and Ignite! Townhall

Town Hall is the time we set aside to talk about the cities of Mysteria and Combustia. This is where we introduce team leads, talk about things that affect our community, and answer questions and concerns from fellow citizens. Burners are all about community, and Town Hall is a great expression of that coming together to discuss things that are relevant to our community. Bring your questions, bring your thoughts, bring your chairs and let’s chat!

Playforms 

A Playform is a platform for playful learning; a new way for our community members to come together and share knowledge, experiences, skills, and ideas. Playforms can be an artform or craft you’d like to share, a skill you’ve developed, experiences with burns you think others would find valuable, or just a time to discuss a topic you love. Do you have something to share with our community? Do you have a special skill (camp cooking, energy work, wire wrapping) you think others would benefit from learning? Know how to do something really useful, artistic, engaging, or just plain cool (flow arts, massage for dummies, first aid, puppetry)? Want to discuss a burn-related topic (consent, how to build and plan a theme camp, volunteerism)? Most importantly, are you willing to teach this skill/facilitate discussion of this topic for others? If so, you sound like a perfect Playform host! Examples of past Playforms include: Essential oil extraction, Fire Safety, Respect, and Love (for kids), Bellydancing with props, Drinking through your Hangover, Building a Hands-free Portable Sink, Law Enforcement and Your Rights, Percussion 101, and Flow Arts Skill Exchange. Learn more about this year’s Playforms here: http://ignite-burn.com/playforms/

Art  and  Creativity  

Ignite!  is  a  place  where  everyone  can  feel  comfortable  sharing  creativity  with  one  another. We   encourage  all types  of  creative  expression  from  costuming  to  interactive  installations, visual  art,   movement  art,  flash  mobs,  and performance  art.  The  city  of Ignite!  is  a  work  of art  itself.  The   leadership  group  as  a  whole  works  hard  to provide  a  fertile  environment where  each  participant  feels   comfortable  sharing  their  creativity  without  fear  of being  judged.    

Placement  of  art  and  choice  of  performance  space  is  left  up  to  the  participant.  If  you  have something   large, contact  city-planning@ignite-burn.com.  If  your  art  utilizes  Flame  Effects,  it must  be  pre­‐approved   before operation, contact  fireresponse@ignite-burn.com  for inspection.  

Creativity  is  the  real  commerce  of  Combustia.  What  you  share  with  others  –  through creativity,  gifts, time  and service  –  is  where  our  sense  of  value  arises.  Be  a  real  part  of sharing  and  help  those  who  see only  opportunities to  consume  find  alternative  ways  to share and  better  interact  with  our  city.  

Center Campus Stage

Are you a performance artist interest in sharing your talents with the community? Have you ever noticed and drooled over that gorgeous stage in the pavilion? How about we put a show on in there!? We are happy to be facilitating the very first SPARK FIRE Variety Show taking place on the Center Campus Stage on Friday Night of this year’s burn! All varieties of performance art are welcome. We will also be providing Open Mic times if you prefer a more informal performance opportunity. If you are interested in using this space in a different way, please send an e-mail to stagecentercampus@ingite-burn.com. As the team working on this project, we are here to provide a new kind of canvas for all of Combustia to co-create upon!

Decommodification  

You  can’t  buy,  or  sell,  anything  in Combustia  –  it’s  a  city  without  cash  or  credit.  There  are no  commercial sponsorships  here.  You  will  not  see  logos  or  advertisements.  Nor  do  we barter.  The  word  “transaction”   has  little  meaning  here.  Everything  you  receive  is  a  gift  from another  person,  and  everything  you  give is  likewise.  Does  this  sound  radical?  It  is.  And  it makes  for  a  profoundly  magical  change  in  how  we   relate  to  one  another.  When  money  (or another  medium  of  exchange  based  on  property)  doesn’t  stand   between  people,  we  find  how much  we  have  in  common;  relationships  flourish,  friendships  form,  and joy  is   felt.  

 

Self-­Expression  

What’s  the  Dress  Code  of  Combustia?  There  isn’t  one.  You’re  free  to  wear  –  or  not  wear  – whatever  you  want. There  are  no  fashion  police  (although  wearing  things  with  prominent corporate  logos  usually  isn’t  done  and  could get  you  a  negative  comment  or  two.)  It’s doubtful that  even  in  your  wildest   dreams  you’ll  come  up  with  an outfit  more  “out  there”  than  two  or three  others  within  a  hundred   yards  of  you  at  any  point  or  time  of  day.  

On  the  other  hand,  wearing  normal  everyday  clothes  is  perfectly  acceptable,  although you may  feel   slightly  out  of place.  Dress  how  you  feel.  Express  yourself  differently  as  your week  here  progresses.   Evolve  your  exterior alongside  your  interior.  It’s  as  simple  as that. But  remember  this  is  a  responsibility  as  well  as  a  freedom  –  accept the  ways  others choose  to  express  themselves  without  your  own  judgment  or  negativity.  

Civic  Responsibility  

Remember  this  is  our  city  –  it’s  not  “their”  city.  We  build  it,  we  maintain  it,  we  tear  it  down when  the   event ends,  we  ensure  no  trace  is  left  behind.  Volunteer  and  participate  as  much as  you  can.  It’s   wonderful  to  be accepted  as  you  are,  and  wonderful  to  be  accepted  as part of  a  community.  Give  back,  in   whatever  measure  you can.  Service  and  creativity  are  the currency  of  Combustia.  

In  Combustia,  we  not  only  look  out  for  the  community  in  general,  we  look  out  for  one another.  It  is  our   job  to take  care  of  one  another.  If  you  see  someone  in  need  of  help,  help  them  or  get  in  touch  with  a  Ranger.  

Leave  No  Trace  

Pack  it  in,  pack  it  out  –  Everything  you  bring  to  Combustia  must  be  taken  back  out  with you.  There  are   no public  trash  receptacles.  MOOP  is  an  acronym  for  Matter  Out  Of Place,  and  you’ll  see  and  hear  this   word  often. If  you  see  trash,  pick  it  up,  and  please leave  your  campsite  better  than  you  found  it.    

Transportation  

Combustia  is  a  pedestrian  city,  only  staff  shuttles  and  approved  mutant  vehicles  are allowed to  operate.   Walking allows  you  the  opportunity  to  talk  to  your  neighbors  and  take-­in  our beautiful  surroundings.   Unless  you’re  driving to  or  from  your  campsite,  all  vehicles must be parked  for  the  duration  of  the   event  in  our  remote  parking  lot.    

Concierge (Greeters and DMT) operates  shuttles to  remote  parking  and  assists  with  arrivals.  If  you  see  an  empty seat  on  a  staff   cart  going  by,  don’t  be  afraid  to  ask  for  a  ride  to  wherever  it  may  go next.

The Ignite! IPA approves  all  mobile art.   If  you  plan  to  operate  mobile  art,  contact ipa@ignite-burn.com for registration  and  inspection.  

Security  

Remember  that  while  in  Combustia,  you’re  also  in  the  United  States  and  Virginia,  and therefore   subject  to  all federal,  state  and  local  laws.  Ignite!  is  held  on  private  land,  and normally  no   plain-­‐clothes  law  enforcement officers  are  on  duty  during  the  event,  but this is  not  a  guarantee  that   law  enforcement  is  not  present  at  all times  –  nor  a  license  to ignore  the  law.  It’s  every  individual’s   civic  duty  to  conduct  themselves  in  a  manner which never  requires  law  enforcement  to  enter  our   space.    

A  private  security  staff  is  contracted  by  the  IPA,  and  the   Combustia  Rangers  are  available  to assist  citizens  in mediating  disputes  or  to  escalate  special  situations.   Rangers  carry  radios  to call  for  rapid  assistance  when necessary.  It’s  important  to  understand  that   Rangers  are volunteer  participants  just  like  you.  They  aren’t  here  to enforce  rules  or  be  an  arm  of   authority;  they’re  here  to  help  prevent  the  need  for  any  authority  to  be  involved.

Laser Policy  

The Ignite! Planning Association has approved a new laser policy that is similar to policies being adopted across the Burn community.

All use of handheld lasers and laser pointers is prohibited for the entire duration of the Ignite! event. Violators are subject to having their devices confiscated. Please leave them at home.

A fixed-position laser is permitted as part of an art project or theme camp, but the laser must be aimed not less than 7 feet above ground level at all times. "Ground level" is defined as the highest ground the laser crosses over within Combustia. If it is aimed at a hill, then it must be above the highest point of human traffic on that hill. Look for tents in the the woods!

The only exceptions to the fixed laser policy are the small (approximately the size of a cigarette pack) less than 5 milliwatt "star field simulation” lasers. These are prevalent in our community and are specifically designed to safely scan across people: Each dot is extremely low intensity. They must be set in motion mode, not static mode.

The IPA and Transformus BoD reserve the right to shut down any laser installation at their discretion.

Alcohol  

Ignite  is  an  all ages event,  and  those  between  the  ages  of  18  and  21, as well as those who are under 18  will  have  a special  wristband  respectively identifying  their  age group. If  you’re  serving alcohol  anywhere  at  any  time,  you  are  fully  responsible  for  making  sure  the  person  is   over 21 years  of  age.  

We also encourage theme camp bars to offer non-alcoholic beverage options for our participants that do not imbibe alcohol.

Under 18 Policy

Ignite is delighted to welcome burners of all ages. In order to provide a safe experience for all participants we have created these expectations and guidelines for families bringing burners under the age of 18.

Every participant under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (over 21) who will be responsible for them for the duration of the event- to be referred to as a 'designated adult'. If the 'designated adult' is not the parent or legal guardian of the under-18 participant, they must bring a signed and dated letter from the individual's parent or legal guardian authorizing guardianship for the duration of the event.

0-18 years:         Green

18-21 years:         Yellow

Theme camps and playforms will be asked to self-designate as Red, Yellow, or Green.

Theme Camps may have different designations at different times. For example, a Theme Camp might choose to be Yellow during the day and Red after dark.

Participants under 18 are expected to follow the same expectations for living in community that all burners are held to. Behaviors such as wandering into others tents or personal camp areas, interfering with others’ personal belongings, or failure to abide by 11th principle standards are not acceptable. If a person under 18 is found behaving in a way not acceptable to the community, they, along with their designated adult, will meet with a Ranger lead and IPA representatives to discuss preventing such behaviors from occurring again. If these behaviors continue, the participant under 18, their designated adult, and any other participants under the age of 18 with that adult may be asked to leave the event. This will be solely at the discretion of the IPA and/or representatives of Transformus BOD.

Supervised is defined by being in sight and earshot of each other.

Please be aware of allergies of our underage participants,

DO NOT offer food or drink without parents’ permission

Kids Policy can be found also be found on the Ignite! website here: Ignite! Kids Policy

Amplified  Sound  

The  Ignite! Sound  Policy  is  set  according  to  neighborhood.  Theme  Camps  are  placed  in  areas   with  similar  sound  tastes  in  order  to  help  create  neighborhood  cohesion  and  to  create  a  variety  of   spaces  for  our  citizens.    

        Enforcement  can  include:  

 In  addition,  all  amplified  sound  must  be  turned  off  before  1  am  on  Monday  morning.   Only  acoustic  instruments  are  allowed  after  that  time,  and  this  is  strictly  enforced.    

Medical  Services  

Minor  medical  care  is  provided  by  staff  through  a  paid vendor.  All  major   injuries  are  referred  to  the  local  Emergency  Room.  If  you  need  medical care,  find  a  Ranger,  or  make   your  way  to  the first aid station (EMS station) under the Pavilion in  the  center  of  Combustia.  

Leaving  Combustia

All  good  things  must  come  to  an  end,  and  so  does  Ignite!  The  process  of  breaking  camp and   leaving  is  called  Exodus,  and  it  requires  everyone’s  patience.    Over  the  course  of  two days,  participants   pack-­up  and  leave  by  one road. Pack  up   your  camp and personal belongings  before  noon on Monday.  This can  be  a  slow  process  at  times  so  patience  is  appreciated.  Please  allot  extra  time  for  your car   retrieval  and  departure.  Exodus  delays  can  be longer  at  peak  times  and  several  hours in  cases  of   heavy  rain.    

Everyone  is  sad  in  some  way  to  leave,  and  many  people  are  fairly  exhausted  from inadequate  sleep.   This  can make  for  an  emotional  brew.  Be  prepared  for  this,  it happens  to  nearly  everyone  to  some   degree  or  another.  

Be  careful  as  you  leave,  to  account  for  everything  you  brought  with  you,  including  all  trash. Pack  it  in  –   pack  it out,  even  micro-­‐MOOP.  Be  respectful  of  the  people  who  live  in  the vicinity  of  Spirit Haven  and   dispose  of  your refuse  in  proper  receptacles.  

Combustia  vanishes  in  its  physical  form  each  year,  but  lives  in  our  hearts  until  the  next time  we  gather.   When back  in  reality camp,  take  time  to  decompress  all  of your  Ignite! experiences.  It  can  take   weeks  to  process everything  we  saw,  did  and  felt.  Returning  to our  default  world  from  such  a  utopian   community,  you  may  notice things  that  require change.  For  some,  this  “decompression”  experience  is   overwhelming  at  times.  Know  you have a  year-­round  Burner  family  across  the  globe,  find  the  next   Burn,  and  go  participate with  all  your  heart.  

Thank  you  for  being  a  part  of  our  family!    

EXODUS

  

Have  your  campsite  packed  down  and  ready  to   load before retrieving your vehicle from parking. Make sure you have picked up any trash, recycling, and small pieces of moop. If  weather  is  bad,  we recommend  you  pack   your  gear  into  a  tent  or  under  a  tarp.  

Once your campsite is broken down, you can retrieve your vehicle from parking.

If  weather  or  road  conditions  are  bad,  you  may  not  be  able  to  drive  all  the  way  to  your  site! Traffic  control  volunteers  will  help  direct  you  as  far  as  you  can  go.    Please  be  respectful  of them.  

Unless  you  are  part  of  the  critical  infrastructure  breakdown  team  or volunteering  during exodus,  you  must  be  packed  out  of  Combustia  and  on the  road  by  12pm  on Monday.   

Getting to Combustia  

Print  your  directions  ahead  of  time,  the  last  few  steps  require  close  attention.  

Address

Country roads and addresses can confuse even the smartest of phones sometimes. So, if you want an exact spot to point to, copy the lat/long below into your Google Maps or other GPS and it will bring you to the Concierge (Greeters) doorstep. (Be sure to stop at the gate!)

36°37’25.7″N 80°20’02.0″W

Google Map link

  

https://www.google.com/maps?ll=36.624874,-80.33246&z=16&t=h&hl=en-US&gl=US&mapclient=embed

Directions    

From Charlotte/Statesville/Mt. Airy

1. Take I-77 N towards Mt. Airy

2. Take exit 100 for N. Carolina 89 toward Mt. Airy/Galax

3. Turn RIGHT at N Carolina 89 S and continue on into VA (89 will turn into 103)

4. Continue on VA-103 N/Claudville Hwy

5. Turn LEFT onto Peters Creek Rd. (If you come to a stop sign, you’ve went too far)

6. Turn RIGHT onto Dobyns Church Rd. (this is a gravel road)

7. Turn RIGHT onto SPIRIT HAVEN LANE

From Winston-Salem

1. Take N Carolina 89 N

2. Slight RIGHT at N Carolina 8 N entering VA

3. Continue onto VA-8 N/Salem Hwy

4. Turn LEFT at VA-103 S/Dry Pond Rd

5. Turn RIGHT at Peters Creek Rd/State Route 644

6. Turn RIGHT onto Dobyns Church Rd.(this is a gravel road)

7. Turn RIGHT onto Spirit Haven Lane

From Greensboro

1. Continue onto US-220 N

2. Take the N Carolina 704 ramp to U.S. 220 Business N/Madison/Wentworth

3. Keep RIGHT at the fork, follow signs for Madison and merge onto N Carolina 704

US 311 S

4. Turn RIGHT at S Market St.

5. Take the 3rd LEFT onto N Carolina 704 W/US-220 BUS N/W Decatur St

Continue to follow N Carolina 704 W/US-220 BUS N

6. Turn LEFT at N Carolina 704 W/Ayersville Rd

Continue to follow N Carolina 704 W

7. Turn RIGHT to stay on N Carolina 704 W

8. Turn RIGHT at N Carolina 8 N(Entering Virginia)

9. Continue onto VA-8 N/Salem Hwy

10. Turn LEFT at VA-103 S/Dry Pond Rd

11. Turn RIGHT at Peters Creek Rd/State Route 644

12. Turn RIGHT at Dobyns Church Rd.(this is a gravel road)

13. Turn RIGHT at Spirit Haven Lane

From Roanoke/Rocky Mount

1.Take I-581/US-220 S(From Roanoke)

2. Continue onto US-220 S(From Rocky Mount)

3. Take the US-58 exit toward Martinsville/Stuart

4. Turn RIGHT at US-58 W

5. Continue on US-58 W into Patrick County, VA.

6. Take RIGHT onto SECOND Stuart exit

7. At the end of the exit ramp take a LEFT at the STOP SIGN onto Johnson Street.

8. Follow road through FIRST STOP LIGHT. After LIGHT take SECOND RIGHT

onto Dobyns Rd.( Follow Dobyns Rd. for 5-6 miles until you reach Peters Creek

Rd. on your LEFT)

9. Take LEFT onto Peters Creek Rd.

10. Take FIRST LEFT onto Dobyns Church Rd.(This is a gravel road)

11. Take RIGHT onto Spirit Haven Rd.

From Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Floyd

1. Take VA-8 S

2. Continue onto VA-8 S/Riner Rd(Continue onto VA-8 S)

3. Turn LEFT at US-58 E/VA-8 S/Jeb Stuart Hwy

4. Take FIRST Stuart exit on RIGHT onto Blue Ridge Street

5. Come to FIRST STOP LIGHT and take RIGHT onto Wood Bros. Drive

6. Take SECOND RIGHT onto Dobyns Rd.(Follow Dobyns Rd. for 5-6 miles until you

reach Peters Creek Rd. on your LEFT)

7. Take LEFT onto Peters Creek Rd.

8. Take FIRST LEFT onto Dobyns Church Rd.(This is a gravel road)

9. Take RIGHT onto Spirit Haven Lane

From Harrisonburg/Waynesboro/ Lexington/Charlottesville

1.Take I-81 S

2. Slight LEFT at US-220 S (signs for I-581 S/Airport/Roanoke)

3. Continue onto I-581 S(I-581 turns into US-220 S)

4. Take the US-58 exit toward Martinsville/Stuart

5. Turn RIGHT at US-58 W

6. Continue on US-58 W into Patrick County, VA.

7. Take RIGHT onto SECOND Stuart exit

8. At the end of the exit ramp take a LEFT at the STOP SIGN onto Johnson Street

9. Follow road through FIRST STOP LIGHT. After LIGHT take SECOND RIGHT

onto Dobyns Rd.( Follow Dobyns Rd. for 5-6 miles until you reach Peters Creek

Rd. on your LEFT)

10. Take LEFT onto Peters Creek Rd.

11. Take FIRST LEFT onto Dobyns Church Rd.(This is a gravel road)

12. Take RIGHT onto Spirit Haven Lane

From Richmond

1.Take I-95 S

2. Take exit 51 to merge onto I-85 S/US-460 W toward Durham/Atlanta

(Continue to follow I-85 S)

3. Take exit 15 for US-1 toward South Hill

4. Turn RIGHT at US-1 S/N Mecklenburg Ave

5. Turn RIGHT at US-1 S/W Danville St/Virginia 637(Continue to follow US-1)

6. Keep RIGHT at the fork

7. Continue onto US-58 W

8. Take the ramp on the LEFT onto US-58 W

9. Merge onto US-29 S/US-58 W/Danville Expy W via the ramp to Greensboro/Martinsville(Continue to follow US-58 W/Danville Expy W)

10. Take the ramp onto US-58 W/US-58 BUS W/Martinsville Hwy
(Continue to follow US-58 W)

11. Take the US-58 W ramp to US-220/Stuart/Roanoke/Ridgeway/Greensboro

12. Merge onto US-58 Bypass W

13. Continue onto William F Stone Hwy

14. Continue onto US-220 N

15. Exit onto US-58 W/A L Philpott Hwy toward Stuart

(Continue to follow US-58 W)

16. Sharp left at VA-8 S/Jeb Stuart Hwy

17. Take the US-58 W ramp to US-220/Stuart/Roanoke/Ridgeway/Greensboro

18. Merge onto US-58 Bypass W

19. Continue onto William F Stone Hwy

20. Continue onto US-220 N

21. Exit onto US-58 W toward Stuart(Continue to follow US-58 W)

22. Continue on US-58 W into Patrick County, VA.

23. Take RIGHT onto SECOND Stuart exit

24. At the end of the exit ramp take a LEFT at the STOP SIGN onto Johnson Street

25. Follow road through FIRST STOP LIGHT. After LIGHT take SECOND RIGHT

onto Dobyns Rd.( Follow Dobyns Rd. for 5-6 miles until you reach Peters Creek

Rd. on your LEFT)

26. Take LEFT onto Peters Creek Rd.

27. Take FIRST LEFT onto Dobyns Church Rd.(This a gravel road)

28. Take RIGHT onto Spirit Haven Rd.

From Norfolk/Va. Beach

1. Take I-264 W

2. Continue onto I-664 N

3. Take exit 13A to merge onto US-13 S/US-58 W toward US-460 W/Suffolk

(Continue to follow US-58 W)

4. Take the ramp on the left onto US-58 W

5. Merge onto US-29 S/US-58 W/Danville Expy W via the ramp to

Greensboro/Martinsville(Continue to follow US-58 W/Danville Expy W)

6. Take the ramp onto US-58 W/US-58 BUS W/Martinsville Hwy

(Continue to follow US-58 W)

7. Take the US-58 W ramp to US-220/Stuart/Roanoke/Ridgeway/Greensboro

8. Merge onto US-58 Bypass W

9. Continue onto William F Stone Hwy

10. Continue onto US-220 N

11. Exit onto US-58 W toward Stuart(Continue to follow US-58 W)

12. Continue on US-58 W into Patrick County, VA.

13. Take RIGHT onto SECOND Stuart exit

14. At the end of the exit ramp take a LEFT at the STOP SIGN onto Johnson Street

15. Follow road through FIRST STOP LIGHT. After LIGHT take SECOND RIGHT

onto Dobyns Rd.( Follow Dobyns Rd. for 5-6 miles until you reach Peters Creek

Rd. on your LEFT)

16. Take LEFT onto Peters Creek Rd.

17. Take FIRST LEFT onto Dobyns Church Rd.(This is a gravel road)

18. Take RIGHT onto Spirit Haven Lane

From Bristol/Wytheville/Galax/Hillsville

1. Take I-81 N toward Roanoke

2. Slight right onto I-77 S toward Charlottte, NC

4. Take exit 14 for US-58/US-221 toward Hillsville/Galax

5. Turn left onto US-221 N/US-58 E/Carrollton Pike

6. Continue to follow US-58 E toward Stuart/Martinsville

7. Take FIRST Stuart exit on RIGHT onto Blue Ridge Street

8. Come to FIRST STOP LIGHT and take RIGHT onto Wood Bros. Drive

9. Take SECOND RIGHT onto Dobyns Rd.(Follow Dobyns Rd. for 5-6 miles until you

reach Peters Creek Rd. on your LEFT)

10. Take LEFT onto Peters Creek Rd.

11. Take FIRST LEFT onto Dobyns Church Rd.(This is a gravel road)

12. Take RIGHT onto Spirit Haven Lane

 Drive   safely,  drive  slowly  and  always  be  respectful  of  traffic  and  pedestrians.  As  much  as  we  value   radical  self-­‐expression,  some  of the local  residents  may  not  get  it.  Treat  them  with  respect  when  you   venture  into  town,  smile  and  wave.  Don’t  dump  your  trash  on  their  property  or  at  local  businesses.  Help  us  continue  to  build  respect  amongst  the local residents.    

Local  Resources  

Groceries  and  Supplies  

Lowes Foods

301 South Main Street, D, Stuart, VA 24171

(276) 694-5656

Walmart Super Center

19265 Jeb Stuart Hwy

Stuart, VA 24171 Phone number (276) 694-2520

Dollar General Store

302 S Main St

Stuart, VA 24171 Phone number (276) 694-7669

Pharmacies

Spring Drug

22042 Jeb Stuart Hwy

Stuart, VA 24171 Phone number (276) 694-3100

Family Pharmacy 3

301 S Main St

Stuart, VA 24171 Phone number (276) 694-4586

Main Street Pharmacy

127 N Main St

Stuart, VA 24171 Phone number (276) 694-6062

Rite Aid

140 S Main St

Stuart, VA 24171 Phone number

(276) 694-4034

  

Gas  Stations   

Clark Gas & Oil

685 Commerce St

Stuart, VA

(276) 694-3772

On the Run

124 E Blue Ridge St

Stuart, VA

(276) 694-4146

Exxon

685 Commerce St

Stuart, VA

(276) 694-3772

Hardware  

True Value Hardware Store

302 S Main St

Stuart, VA 24171

(276) 694-7669

More  Information  

Website  

Official  information  can  only  be  found  in  one  place,  at  our  event  website: www.ignite-burn.com.  There   you’ll  find  general information, announcements, Theme  Camp listings, financial  reports, and  your  method  to  sign  up  for  volunteer  shifts.  

How  to  Volunteer    

Ignite!  is  volunteer-­run,  no  one  gets  comped  and  few  vendors  are  paid.  Get  involved  and sign-­‐up for  your  shifts by  registering  on  www.ignite-burn.com,  logging  in,   clicking Volunteer Sign  Up  under  the   Volunteer!  tab, and then clicking on the title of the respective team where you’d like to volunteer.  The  Sign  Up  menu  option  will  not  show  in the  menu  until  you’re fully  logged-­‐in.  Please do not sign-up for a volunteer shift until you have a ticket.

Organization  and  Financials  

Detailed  information  about  how  Ignite!  is  organized,  who  attends,  and  how  we  manage  our money will be posted on our website.

Burning  Man  Project  affiliation  

Ignite! is  a  2017  sanctioned  member  of  the  Burning  Man  Regional  Network.  

Year-­round  community  

The  Ignite!  Facebook  Group  is  an  informal,  unaffiliated  place  for  participants  to  virtually  gather

year-­‐round.