Kaleidoscope Gathering Festival Rules

Please read these rules as they are meant to maintain the well-being and safety of everyone attending.

  1. All laws of Canada and the Province of Ontario apply to those attending the Festival.
  2. Please note that EVERYONE attending the Festival will be expected to take ALL their garbage and recyclables home with them. Thank you for your consideration and understanding. If you are unable to do so, your garbage and recyclables will be disposed of by the owners of Raven’s Knoll for a fee.
  3. No illegal substances or any firearms are allowed on site. Pyrotechnics of any kind are not permitted. (Except sparklers, when used properly.)
  4. Anyone putting the safety or well-being of others at risk, creating a hazard to the site or creating a situation that could have a potentially hazardous outcome will be asked to leave the Festival.
  5. No sexually aggressive or inappropriate behaviour will be tolerated.
  6. No underage drinking of alcohol is permitted. The legal drinking age in Ontario is 19. (Years from past lives do not count toward legal drinking age.)
  7. Parents are responsible for their children (under the age of 18) at all times. Parents who do not, in the opinion of the Festival organizers, exercise good parental care of their children will be asked to leave. Children under 10 must be supervised at all times.
  8. No child under age 12 may be left unattended near ANY body of water on the site. Children may utilize the beach, but MUST be supervised by an adult. The swimming area is not supervised and swimmers swim at their own risk. There is no swimming in the Sacred Well.
  9. It is not permitted to dig or create any additional fire pits or to scavenge fire wood from Raven’s Knoll property. Wood is available for purchase at the registration office for cooking and camping purposes. Due to Ontario regulations, firewood from outside the immediate vicinity is not permitted on-site.
  10. No glass bottles are permitted around the common fire pits. Remember that the dancers may be ground-clad (barefoot).
  11. Pets are not allowed on the site, with the exception of service / assistance animals or with the express prior permission of the festival organizers.
  12. Video cameras are not permitted on site. It is also not permitted to photograph anyone, including people in the background, without their prior consent. This includes rituals and group shots. Please be advised that offenders will have the video or photo(s) erased and may be asked to leave the Festival. This includes camera phones! Please be respectful of all Festival-goers.
  13. There is no rule 13. Fnord.
  14. Smoking is strictly forbidden in all cabins, buildings and the children’s area(s). It is permitted to smoke elsewhere on the site provided that you dispose of your cigarette butts in an environmentally friendly way. (Use the Butt Cans provided).
  15. There is no bathing, washing of clothes or dishes, etc. in the river. (And definitely not in the Sacred Well.)
  16. You may be skyclad at the common fire pit at night and in your own campsite area. Please be advised that the river is public. Thus, on occasion boats may pass by and neighbours do use the river in view of our beach area. In keeping with community standards, we ask that you respect the norms of the host/muggle community of which we are privileged to be a part, and ask that everyone not be naked and people with breasts not be topless in the beach area.
  17. Except at the discretion of the Festival Staff, no electrically amplified musical instruments, radios, etc. may be used on the site.
  18. All minor children (under the age of 18) must be in the company of, OR have written permission from, a custodial parent or legal guardian to attend the festival.
  19. Attendees at the Festival must keep to Raven’s Knoll land. Out of respect for our neighbours, any trespassing on their properties will be considered a serious transgression of hospitality.
  20. Respect yourself and others. Do not offend the Gods and Goddesses or spirits of the land.
  21. This is a private gathering; the hosts of the festival and stewards of the land have the right to enforce these rules. Anyone violating these rules shall be expelled without refund.