What To Expect

What to expect

Life in camp is a layed back affair. It’s relaxing, entertaining and educational. You will meet very interesting people and make great friends.
The sound, smell and activity of a gathering is how I expect the life of a village might have been in years gone by. Fires crackling, axes chopping,  stones hitting stone and the blacksmith’s hammer pinging in the background.  It’s magical just to walk around and see all the activity going on.

Check in

Arriving at White Rock you will need to check-in at the registration tent on your way in. You will need to sign a liability waiver form and be given your wrist band which indicates you as an attendee and your meal preferences.  You will be shown the various camping areas and options, so you can drive in, set up and then remove your vehicle to the parking area.
Camp staff will be able there to answer any questions you might have.

Camp Sites

We are saving spaces on Main Street for instructors, merchants selling their wares and those camping in traditional shelters.  There is plenty of space outside of that.  There are designated areas for RVs and car camping.

Please keep your campsite compact, clean and clear of garbage etc.

Weather

At this time of year, the weather can be changeable.  It could be warm and sunny, but equally it could be cold and raining/snowing.  Night temperatures could be in the high 30s so come prepared for all conditions. We are at 4,500ft so if sunny, the sun can be hot, bring a hat.

Accessibility

White Rock is held on a largely undeveloped piece of desert land in the boonies of Oregon. The terrain is bare ground, grassland and scrub, most of it is uneven to some degree, and a lot of it is sandy, soft or muddy. This is not easy territory to navigate in if you have mobility issues, so please consider that. We have a medic on duty to help with emergencies, but the nearest significant medical care is an airlift (or a very long drive) away, so please be aware of that, too. We do not have electricity on site, and phone service is sketchy.

If you have special needs, please note that in the comments field when you register, and we will do our best, but make no guarantees.

Schedule 

For a complete breakdown of each day and what classes are being offered, go to the Schedule page under Registration.
Each day starts at 8:30am with morning announcements and then each instructor announces his/her name, the class being taught, at what time and where.  
Classes start at 9am and run until 12 noon. We break for an hour for lunch and then classes resume from 2 – 5pm.
Dinner is at 6pm and then in the evening there might be music, games in the Moroccan yurt, a Trade Blanket or a talk of some kind.

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