FAQ

Where is it?
About 40 miles northeast of Mt. Shasta, on private property. This is a private event for people who like psytrance and electronic music. It is not a rave, and you need a ticket to enter. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to behave yourself, leave with all of your trash and recycling, and respect the land and all of the surrounding areas, which is home to the people creating the event.

When is it?
Friday, August 4 to Sunday August 6th, 2017. Music starts Friday till Sunday Evening, maybe later. Get there early if you want to camp in a good spot, camping/parking will be extremely limited this year.  Everybody is welcome to spend the night on Sunday, as we will be going later if the energy is there! You can also help by helping us with strike/cleanup on Monday.

How long is the drive, where are the closest Airports?:  
It will take you a little over 5 hours drive time from the Bay Area, and over an hour coming from Mt. Shasta.  Directions will be announced closer to the date.  Closest airports are Medford Oregon, SFO (San Francisco Intl Airport), OAK (Oakland), SAC (Sacramento CA), Reno NV, and Redding CA. 

Do I need a 4wd to get there?
Not really, you should have decent tires and your car should be in good repair.  Once again, we are fixing the roads so that they are smooth, and resurfacing some parts. A large portion of road has also been recently graded in 2017.  It is 6.5 miles on a dirt road with rocks and dust.   If you have the option of a high-clearance vehicle, choose that.  You can do fine in a normal passenger car if you DRIVE SLOWLY and CAREFULLY on the dirt road.  Sub-compact cars are not recommended, but, like I said…if you are a good driver and go slow, you will be fine.  If you run into any mechanical trouble with your car, call Black Butte Tow at 530-938-1110.  They do not accept AAA but you can get reimbursed.   A lot of people like to rent a car for the trip and get the damage waiver.   RVs, Buses, Trailers, and RV trailers NOT ALLOWED.  They cause damage to the roads!

What is the weather like? Click for Weather
It’s high-elevation California mountain weather. Dry in the summer, cooler than in Mt. Shasta, sometimes very hot and dusty, sunny days, and chilly sometimes frosty nights. Prepare for cold nights!!  The roads are very dusty. There is a link for the current weather on the Weather page. Prepare yourself for mountain camping and bring some layers, especially a winter jacket. Rain is unlikely but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared for it. 

Should I carpool/rideshare:
YES!  

Private Property signs/video:
Yes we have put a lot of them up.  They are to keep unwanted people out, and you would be surprised at how many problems we’ve had with trespassers and why we need them.  If you see one, you can be assured you are still on the property.  Have fun and don’t worry about the signs on your walks, or where you park.  

Trash and Recycling / Compost
Leave no trace!  Bring it, Pack it!!!  If the people camped next to you leave trash behind, please pick it up!  We will have a compost bin.  Remember, picking up trash is sexy.
*Smokers please don’t drop your butts on the ground. (firepits ok)
*Drinkers don’t throw bottle caps, cans or bottles on the ground
*Please don’t throw anything into the campfire that isn’t burnable.  For example, beer bottles and bottle caps.  
*In the morning, please collect all butts bottles and cans from the ground if there is any.
*If you see anything on the ground that is not organic or out of place, please pick it up! 
*Please respect the land and the people around you.

Fire Safety:

IF YOU START A PERSONAL CAMPFIRE YOU WILL BE EVICTED FROM THE EVENT, we have one campfire permit and that's IT. Any other fires will not be tolerated!

*Cooking stoves must be on a table
*No fire performances!
*No open flames or tealights.

Strictly Enforced:
Disposal of butts on the ground is not allowed at star camp, use ashtrays and portable ashtrays provided by the event.  Cigarettes are a MAJOR fire danger...Smoking around lots of other people, outdoors, in a place where people come to be in the fresh mountain air, is very inconsiderate. Please be aware. Thank you.

What is a Car Impact Fee? 
One is needed for each car and the money helps us maintain the roads and create parking space. This isn't cheap for us, and the more cars come the more money it costs us to fix the roads before or after the event. This is not a ploy for us to nickel and dime you, this is a way for us not to lose money like in years past. Road repair costs are the 1000's every year.  Please buy one in advance as we will run out of spaces.  Please carpool! Car impact fee ticket is not the same as car camping, Car Camping is first come first serve and we do not offer tickets for that at this time.

Is there a ticket for car camping?
Car camping is a first come, first serve basis and usually fills up very quickly. Get to the event by FRIDAY if you can! We don't have tickets for that, just get there early as it will fill up very fast. 

What is Car Camping? 
Car camping simply means camping next to your car. When the Car Camping Areas fill up, there is parking in parking lots where tents are NOT allowed in the areas that cars can park. You can camp IN your car, however, anywhere where you can park. 

Dirt/Dust:
The roads and walkways are dusty.  Do yourself a favor and bring some work clothes, sturdy shoes, and some wet wipes.  You and your car will get dirty.  Not as bad as Burning Man, but, California mountain dirty.  Bring your swimming gear, you can get clean in the lake.  

Sleeping:
Got ear plugs?  

RV’/Trailers:  NO!!!!!
Box Trucks, Buses, RV's, Trailers, and RV Trailers NOT ALLOWED, no exceptions. Basically, if your vehicle is longer than 20 feet, the roads cannot handle it, and there is no place to park large vehicles. Camper vans, Cabover campers on a proper 4wd vehicle are OK. If you disregard directions and show up in an RV, you will be turned around and sent away after being fined.  If you have any questions email starcampshasta@gmail.com 

Alcohol:
Please drink responsibly. We will not be providing any alcohol. Drunks not welcome.

Glass:
We don’t have a no glass policy yet. Please PACK OUT YOUR RECYCLING...or we will have a no glass policy next time!  Glass bottles left behind at the lake are a big NO! Pack out your trash! 

Food: 
Bring Cash for Lydia's Foods which will be serving a professional menu of organic food during the entire event!

Propane Cookstoves/Grills:
Allowed, but only if elevated on a table and combustibles are cleaned from the surrounding area.  No charcoal grills allowed, thank you. 

Refrigeration/Ice:
No we don’t have refrigeration...bring a cooler...But we are assuming you will bring a cooler too because you are camping and bringing your own food. Sorry, we don’t have ice for sale, pick some up in Weed before you head up.

Water:
Bring a jug to fill up at the hand pump at the well (near the blue shed) It’s a good idea to bring some of your own water.  The well water has been tested and is very pure and cold. There is only one water point and you will have to walk to it so plan accordingly. 
*Please stay hydrated, as this is dry, dusty, high elevation mountain weather. Think Burning Man, just not as hardcore...

Swimming:
Lake Lure will be full  this year with shallow water with lots of life to respect and enjoy.  There is also swimming up at Indian Lake, a 10 minute hike uphill and it's deeper and really the gift of mother nature. Clear, beautiful, silver water, the gift of life.  Cleanse your soul and body and PACK YOUR TRASH@!!!

Showers: 
Sorry we do not have public showers. 

Public Toilets:
Of course! We will have portapottys. Can we remind people not to throw trash down the place where you poop is? They charge us a lot of money if they find it, they pretty much double the cost of the rental. We will have trash cans inside the portapotties in case this isn't clear. 

Cell Service and Wifi (data):
Your phone will go in and out of range as soon as you get off the freeways, but will come back once you arrive to the event. Unfortunately, many parts of the road in do not have service.  If you have AT&T or Verizon, you will have text service at Star Camp, and you can make phone calls if you walk to high ground.  Other carriers, perhaps, but not sure.  We now have 4G available (on higher ground), and...WIFI! The password is "STARCAMP"  This is your reward for reading the FAQ. Thanks for reading! 

Clothes:
Bring lots of warm clothes for nighttime and summer clothes for daytime…temps are extreme at the 6300 foot altitude.  It can be as cold as freezing at night and as hot at 80F in the day!  

Sound:
There will be two sound systems centrally located.  Bring earplugs for sleepy time!!!

Please Bring:
Refillable containers for water, deet-free bug spray, sunscreen, winter and summer clothes, food, your camping stuff, tent, a heavy duty sleeping bag and extra blanket, trashbags. Bring your HEADLAMP/flashlight because this is a campout with no city lights!

Recommended to bring:
Wet wipes, First Aid,  Lotion, Sun shower, Chapstick, Swimsuit, Towel for Lake, blankets, chairs, extra batteries, toilet paper, did we already say flashlight?? 

Children:
Kids 17 and under accompanied by a parent FREE admission. Please get a ticket for your child. (Free)

Dog Policy:
Dogs may be allowed on a case by case basis, for a small fee. Dogs will NOT be allowed in without pre-screening.
Apply for a dog permit

Poisonous Animals, Plants, and Bites, Severe Allergies:
Star Camp is Tick-free, Poison Oak-free, Scorpion-free, and the snakes and frogs are harmless!!!!!  What other land in California can claim that?  There might be a few biting mosquitos, bring your bugspray.  If you are allergic to Bees or Yellow Jackets please take caution, they can be present. Bring your Epi-pen if you are allergic!  Bring your asthma inhaler, or asthma meds etc. if you have allergies to dust or pollen.  

Lost and Found:
Please don’t lose your stuff! But if you do contact starcampshasta@gmail.com, please note that we will be charging you shipping to send your items to you, but that can be arranged. Also give us some time to recover from the event to get your stuff back to you. 

What's the refund policy?
If the event gets cancelled for any reason, you will get a refund. If you have a ticket and are no longer going, tickets can be transferred, see below. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, please, or display the eventbrite ticket on your phone. If you lose it we can look you up but please bring your ticket or app for faster processing. 

Can I update my registration information?
Log into eventbrite.com with the email you registered your ticket with, and you can change it.

Is my ticket name transferrable if I sell my ticket to someone else?
Please log into eventbrite.com with the email you registered your ticket with to do name transfers.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
We would much rather you transfer your ticket. See above. 

Volunteering:
I want to volunteer, do I still need to buy a ticket?
If you plan on volunteering, YES you need a buy a ticket first. Please fill out a volunteer application on http://www.starcampshasta.com. After your duties are complete you will get a refund of your ticket within 2 weeks of the end of the event. 
Apply here

Vending: 
Contact: Starcampshasta@gmail.com

Thank you for reading!
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