Camp Guidelines

Camp Guidelines

Camp Guidelines are the necessary do’s and don’t to establish a harmonious community and let’s everyone know what’s expected of them. We also need them to comply with how the land owners want their land treated.  Please respect the community and land, and follow the guidelines.


There are inherent risks in attending primitive events, we use pointed implements, knives, sharp objects, weapons and fire all of which can cause serious harm. Please follow the teachers instructions and follow their safety requirements.  If you see youngans, teens or even adults using any of the above things improperly, gently help by showing them the correct use.

There will be a be a medical tent and an EMT on call.  Hopefully he or she will have a boring event!


To participate in the White Rock Gathering, you will need to sign a liability waiver.  Supervision of minors is a parental responsibility.

Camping Areas

Please camp within the designated areas. Vehicles are not allowed in the main camp area. You will need to unload your gear and then move your vehicle to the designated parking area. We all love the security of having our car right by our camp to store stuff and lock away valuables, but we want to keep the camp as free from modern conveniences as possible. No vehicle will be allowed in camp during the gatgering

There will be designated areas for RVs and car camping.

Shelter types 

Bring a weather proof shelter, it can be hot at that time of year, but equally can be cold too.

While modern colored nylon tents are fine, traditional canvas shelters in the form of yurts, teepees, A-frames or bell tents etc. are certainly more preferred and in keeping with the primitive ethos of the event.

Center camp is reserved for those “under canvas”.  There will be areas for RVs and car camping outside of main camp.


Fires are permitted, but not on the ground. Some type of “off the ground fire pan” must be used.  A limited amount of firewood will be provided. 

Drugs and Alcohol

White Rock Gathering is a drug and alcohol free event, please do not bring any with you.

Power and Lights 

There is no power on site. It is a primitive event and we would like to keep it that way as much as possible so please do not use generators in camp. Generators can be used in the RV area, but not at night.

Bright lights in camp are discouraged especially those bright blueish LEDs. Paraffin lamps or gas lanterns provide a far gentler warm glow.


Please take your trash home with you. We do not have the facilities to deal with it all.  With a little thought and planning, it’s amazing how little we can actually create.


Water stations will be provided in camp for potable drinking water.

Please dispose of waste water thoughtfully. There is a irrigation ditch/water source for animals running through camp.


An evening meal is provided each day. Meat will most likely be in every meal, but there will be a vegetarian alternative.  Please make sure you check the correct box on your registration.

We use organic food whenever possible. The beef used will be organic, hormone and injection free, raised on the land.

There will be hot water and oatmeal for a simple breakfast, but you must provide your own lunch.

You will need to bring your own plate/bowl and cutlery and there will be wash stations available to clean them.

Do not plan on buying food supplies in Summer Lake. There is a basic convenience store, but the nearest grocery type store is 20 miles in each direction.  Bring everything with you.


Only music created by people, live, is permitted. Any music that requires power is strictly prohibited! While we all love our electronic devices, trade a break for a few days.


Porta potties will be provided. Please, please please, do not deposit anything other than your physical donation (or the provided toilet paper) in the toilet. Please educate your children in its proper use.

Hygiene and cleanliness is an important part of a healthy community, for the sake of others, please wash your hands after ablutions.


As much as we love dogs, please make arrangements for them to stay at home as they are not permitted.  Service Dogs are allowed with prior permission, but must be kept on a lead and all poop picked up. Coyotes are on the land and will eat dogs given half a chance so make sure service dogs are secure at night and can’t run off.

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