The Rules

We at Spirits of the Earth strive to create a safe, secure, and positive environment, where family and friends of all ages can come together, to learn, worship, and grow spiritually. We do not wish to prevent the enjoyment of our guests, but have put together these ground rules that we expect all our guests to adhere to. These rules have been put in place for the safety of our guests, the festival site, and/or the general enjoyment of all attendees. Those who do not respect the rules of the festival will be asked leave immediately without refund.

1) FRITH: All families, kindreds or groups should have a designated Frith Keeper who is responsible for their groups behavior should there be a Frith issue.  We will have our own frith keeper should there be a situation that requires special attention, emergencies or medical needs. If you are not familiar with Frith or what constitutes breaking it, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you so that you are completely informed.

2) RESPECT: It is the responsibility of each and every person attending Spirits of the Earth events to conduct themselves in an appropriate and responsible manner. Leave your politics at home, SOTEF is about community growth and kinship. No unruly, inappropriate or aggressive behavior will be tolerated. If you can’t adhere to this you are welcome to vote with your feet.

3) SACRED FIRE:  The Sacred Fire will accept offerings of smudge or herbs.  No garbage or cigarette butts will be thrown into the sacred fire.  No new fire pits are to be dug. You may bring fire bowls as long as they are at least 6″ above the grass. Do not bring outside wood. GLASS is not permitted in the revel area.

4) MINORS: If you bring children please ensure they are properly supervised by you or someone you trust. The children that you bring are your responsibility, and are not to be left unattended. Your camp neighbours may not have children, and extending hospitality to everyone is part of keeping the Frith. 

5) PETS: Please leave your “fur-babies” at home. As Spirits of the Earth is now hosted at OakHaven Homestead, for the safety of all in attendance and the farm animals, we will not allow pets on site. We do allow licensed service animals. **Please note you will be required to show their certification for insurance purposes.

6) FOOD: We encourage co-operative meals. There will be a communal kitchen pavilion area provided. This area will include a coffee maker, BBQ, induction burner, bar fridge and wash basins for your usage. The bar fridge does fill quickly, so be prepared. Please be conscious of others and maintain cleanliness at all times.

7) SMOKING: Is not permitted in any buildings. Please use the butt cans provided so we can dispose of them properly.

8) GARBAGE: Leave the land better than you found it.  SOTEF feels very strongly about the connection with the Land-Vaettir of OakHaven.  Let’s try and keep the camping area and grounds as clean as possible. If you see litter, please just pick it up. Don’t expect someone else to do what you can do for yourself. Garbage disposal is not available, outside of what the homestead generates. Backpacker rules apply…tread lightly on the earth, take out what you bring in, and leave no trace.

9) CONDUCT: Keep your drinking under control; Remember the old wisdom on this one.  Please be aware of all within your lens. No pictures should be taken without prior consent. Our behaviour is reflected in our reputation within the community. Remember that – because everyone else will.

10) ACCESS:  Please note that the main house is strictly off limits.

Warning: The sun will set three-and-a-half times faster than normal when you’re trying to set up camp.

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