Volume 2, Number 2
October 26, 2018
In this issue:
- Staying Healthy And Hydrated Are Sexy
- Warm Hearts And Smiling Faces Needed At Sanctuary
- If You Have Credentials, Medics Needs You
- Burgers Without Orders Might Serve You…Or Might Not
- Calling All Healers
- Woodchuck Weekend
- Theme Camps
- Afterburn: Tabula Rasa Tickets
As promised, I’m here to keep you updated and informed about AfterBurn: Tabula Rasa. Do you want to know where the information comes from? Check this out:
1 – AfterBurn volunteers submit department announcements to [email protected]
2 – Participants (this means YOU) submit fun and interesting information about projects and theme camps to [email protected]
3 – Bob reads ALL your emails and loves hearing from you!
4 – Bob compiles submissions into easy-to-digest blurbs and broadcasts them on a bi-weekly basis.
5 – Bob publishes using the Burnt Oranges blog and email list. In the spirit of radical inclusion, anybody on the internet can read Bob’s Blurbs. This could be your 15 seconds of fame!
Members of the Bob team don’t use Facebook to gather or share information, because not everybody has access to it. However, if you would please share my posts on your Facebook pages or feed, we would be thrilled by the additional exposure!
As I wrote in my previous issue, this is a two-way street. If you have a question or a concern about the event, or you just can’t find the information you need on the website, email me. I’ll make sure you get an answer.
How ’bout that?
Staying healthy and hydrated are sexy
From the AfterBurn Medic Team
Are you packing all the things for Afterburn 2018: Tabula Rasa? The el wire, your art, your air mattress…that perfect costume you’ve worked on for a month? Well, here’s a friendly (and serious) reminder to also pack your FIRST AID KIT! Don’t leave home without it!
Embrace radical self-reliance, and make sure you have what you (or your camp) needs to handle bumps, cuts, bug bites and cramps! Ladies- pack feminine hygiene stuff, even if you aren’t expecting your period! On-site medics are community volunteers, and our primary purpose is to help with assessment of serious injuries or illness. We have limited first aid supplies, so you are EXPECTED to provide your own!
What should you pack in your first aid kit? Here’s a good starting point:
- Band aids (all sizes), antibiotic ointment
- Anti-itch cream, sun screen
- Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, anti-diarrheal, antihistamine
- Pepto Bismol, or something similar for upset stomach
- Dry chemical ice packs, ace bandages
- Do you have a chronic condition or severe allergies? Bring your supplies!
- Severe allergies to stinging insects? Bring your epi-pen.
- High blood pressure? Bring your meds.
- Diabetes? Bring your syringes, your insulin(s), your meter
- Asthma? Bring your inhaler(s).
Lastly, be prepared to stay hydrated through the event. 2 gallons of water per person per day is a common standard. Staying hydrated is sexy! Don’t be the pukey friend that partied all night, forgot to drink water for a day and now needs a trip to the hospital for IV fluids. It’ll be expensive, and it will affect everyone around you (and not in a good way).
Want to know more? Reach out to your medics! We’re happy to help you build the perfect safety net for you and your camp! Email us at [email protected].
Warm hearts and smiling faces needed at Sanctuary
From Melissa & Savvy of the Sanctuary Team
Sanctuary is a space where participants can find safe haven for reflection, or reintegration within the self after a shattering or emotionally harrowing experience, we offer peer-to-peer support. While the experiences within Sanctuary are personal, specific, and subjective, the Green Dots mission will always be simply offering support.
Training will be provided onsite, we would love to have your warm hearts and smiling faces join our Sanctuary/Green Dot family!
If you have any questions, concerns, or simply want to find out more information on how you can be more involved please reach out to us. You can sign up for a volunteer shift here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea8ac29a7ff2-sanctuarygreen1
If you have credentials, Medics needs YOU
From Daisy, Burnt Oranges Medic Volunteer Coordinator & Medicnatrix Extraordinaire
Any participant who wants to volunteer for medics need to email the team directly at [email protected]. If you’ve never worked as a medic with BOI, we’ll need copies of your credentials. The shifts are 4 hours from 08:00 to Midnight Friday & Saturday (noon to 16:00 is already full) and 08:00 to 20:00 Sunday.
Please note, NO shift requests will be accepted if sent via FB Messenger, text to my personal phone, email to my personal email or via any thread in any social media. In other words, you must use [email protected] or risk being completely ignored.
Burgers Without Orders might serve you…or might not
From the Burgers Without Orders Team
(Bartow, Florida) Known throughout the burnerverse, Burgers Without Orders will be slinging burgers at Tabula Rasa with a sense of decency, style, and dedication only found in half-baked ideas that require no forethought.
You may have a hard time finding them, but trust your nose. When you smell seared meat, follow it. Long pants and hard-soled shoes are suggested. PLEASE DON’T F’ING WEAR FLIP FLOPS.
Come without expectations and you might get a burger. Come with an order and you’ll get nothing.
Hours: Midnight – 4AM
Location: See map, above
Our cooks just said we messed this up completely. We were supposed to be recruiting people, not showing the map.
ANYONE interested in BWO (Burgers Without Orders) participation will receive DOUBLE volunteer credits.
A link to BWO service is now live on SignUpGenius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EA8AC29A7FF2-burgers
Calling all healers
From David of The Magic Touch theme camp
The Magic Touch is recruiting for AfterBurn. If you are a healer, especially with holistic skills, and you’d like to camp with us, please contact David at [email protected] and mention The Magic Touch theme camp or healers or something like that in the subject line. I will want to talk with you by phone to fill you in on camp history and our vision. We are also looking to expand into the educational field so if you’d like to present a workshop or lecture on a holistic topic, don’t hesitate to contact me.
The sky is falling! (i.e., Timely Announcements & Critical Links)
Can you help us out at Woodchuck Weekend?
It’s November 3 and 4, the weekend before the event. Here’s the signup: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea8ac29a7ff2-woodchuck?fbclid=IwAR2luaZ5-srDIdjdEs3nj8Y85fMNbiTrLOfTtGlK5h0pyEFRJKog88_8kNg
Have you registered your theme camp? Time’s running out!
Theme camp registration is open until Wednesday, October 31 at https://burntoranges.org/events/participate/camps/theme-camp-registration/.
Most importantly: Do you have your ticket?
If not, here’s the link: https://m.bpt.me/event/3631213?fbclid=IwAR1iz6VznefzVPfyIjv8her-Ybq_EaCwEv0iJQOLtHawI142ZeV2gS1JZDM