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Vibecamp 4 FAQ

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The answer to pretty much any question of "where do I get more information", "where are we organizing this", or "who do I talk to" is in our Discord Server!

DATE & LOCATION
Where is Vibecamp?
When is Vibecamp?


TICKETS
How do I purchase a ticket?
How much are tickets?
How do I get a low-income ticket?
Can I buy tickets for my friends?
Can I bring my child?
How long will tickets be available?
Are there refunds?


ACCOMMODATIONS
Will meals be provided?
What if I have special dietary needs?
Can I bring my own food?
Are bedding, towels, and toiletries provided?
Onsite lockers?
How big are the cabins?
Can I stay in my tent/RV/car?
Where can I camp?
Is there wifi?
How's data coverage?


PACKING
Are pets allowed?
Can I bring my bicycle?
What should I bring?


TRANSPORTATION
How do we get there?


SOCIAL STUFF
Who is going to vibecamp?
Can I bunk with my friends?
What if I need help?
Can  I volunteer?


MAP
Is there a map of vibecamp?


EVENTS AT VIBECAMP
Waivers?
Can I play music all night long?
How do I contribute to vibecamp?
What will happen at vibecamp?
How do I host an event at vibecamp?


PRE&POST PARTIES
Will there be pre and post parties?

DATE & LOCATION

Where is Vibecamp?
Camp Ramblewood
2564 Silver Rd,
Darlington, MD 21034
Camp Ramblewood is a beautiful mixed-use space surrounded by forest and farmland.

When is Vibecamp?
Vibecamp 4 runs from June 19 to June 22, 2025. Check-in will start at 12:00 noon on Thursday and everyone must be off-site by 3:00pm Sunday.

TICKETS

How do I purchase a ticket?
To buy a ticket, you will need to register your email address to create an account on my.vibe.camp – aside from logging in, we will only use it to send updates about the specific Vibecamp you're attending. We only send announcements about other Vibecamp events to people who sign up for our newsletter.

How much are tickets?

To maintain the financial viability of vibecamp in the face of inflation and higher venue costs we have to raise ticket prices 6-10% over the course of the year. But we're giving you until September 1st 2024 at 12:00 AM (EST) to secure Basic and Cabin tickets at VC3 prices! There will be another price jump at 12:00 AM on May 1st 2025 so plan ahead!

Ticket Type Before 12:00AM September 1st Before 12:00AM May 1st After 12:00AM May 1st
Basic Ticket $420.42 $440.42 $460.42
Cabin Ticket $590.42 $610.42 $630.42

So that we can continue to make our events welcoming to families and those of limited means, we have decided to defy inflation and not increase ticket prices for children's and low-income tickets for Vibecamp 4. Those will remain stable throughout the year:
Low-Income Basic Ticket: $275
Kids 2 and Under: Free
Kids 3-12 Basic Ticket: $210
Kids 3-12 Cabin Ticket: $380

General Admission
This tier gives you access to the event/activities and covers two meals a day (snacks provided). Your entry pass will allow you to camp in your tent on the grounds, sleep in your car, pass out on the grass, or try and find a cuddle buddy to keep you warm at night.

Cabin Tickets
This tier grants you access to everything listed above, AND guarantees you a bed on a tempurpedic mattress in one of the many cabins. Bring your own bedding/sleeping bag/pillow!

Low-Income Tickets
This is a General Admission ticket for people who otherwise could not afford to attend.

How do I get a low-income ticket?
First step is to Fill out this application form. Once we have approved your account for low-income tickets, we will send you an email to let you know and you will see a new ticket option on my.vibe.camp.
There are a limited number available, and will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis. Approval to purchase a low-income ticket does not guarantee that one will be available.‌

Can I buy tickets for my friends?
‌Yes! You can buy multiple tickets on my.vibe.camp and bring your friends! But be aware, tickets are tied to a specific e-mail address – so you will have to all check in together and only the ticket holder will be able to create events on my.vibe.camp.

We would like to automate this in the future, but for now if you bought a ticket for a friend and want to put it under their email instead of yours:
1) Have them create an account on my.vibe.camp
2) The original purchaser should send an email to support@vibe.camp from the same email they used to create their account and tell us to transfer a ticket (and bedding, bus spots etc. if applicable) to the other email address.

Can I bring my child?
Yes! Check here for prices. Please be aware that childcare is not provided and that children are not allowed in the pool unless there is a certified lifeguard on duty. That said, at previous vibecamps, families have teamed up to share childcare duties and organize a "kiddie camp." Check the discord for details!

How long do I have to purchase tickets?
Tickets are available until May 31st 11:59:59 PM EST or until we sell out.

Are there refunds available?
We will refund 90% of what you paid for your ticket if you make the request prior to 11:59:59 PM EST on May 15th, 2025. If you need to refund your ticket, please email support@vibe.camp from the same email used to purchase your ticket along with the last four digits of the card used and the date of purchase.

Once we have that information, we will process the refund via Stripe (typically within one business day) and the credit will appear on your card 10 days later.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Will meals be provided?
Yes! Exact details have yet to be determined but we typically provide late brunch and dinner. We also like have to have bagels & fruit available for early risers.

What if I have special dietary needs?
There will be a separate buffet line for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free foods. Allergens will be posted on a chalkboard at the cafeteria for each meal. If you have special dietary preferences please email support@vibe.camp.

Can I bring my own food?
You can! Bringing snacks for yourself between meals is a good idea, and bringing something to share is a great way to make friends. If you want to go big you can even make an event!

Are bedding, towels, and toiletries provided?
The cabins have bare extra long twin mattresses; but you'll need your own sheets and blankets. The bathrooms will have toilet paper and hand-washing soap and we will make sure everyone has a place to shower...but you'll want your own bar soap, shampoo, towel etc.

Are there onsite lockers or secure storage?
Nope!

How big are the cabins?
There's a pretty big variety of "cabin" situations. Some buildings are four bedroom "quads" where each room has 7 beds and they share a multi-stall bathroom. Some are two bedroom "duplexes" with 13 beds on a side and a shared bathroom. There's the "Horseshoe" building with ten 10-bed bedrooms that share a porch and two multi-stall bathrooms between them.

Air Conditioning?
Pretty much no. You might have heard a rumor about there being a Cabin building that has air conditioning, but you can't specifically request it. Box fans or other portable ventilation options are a good idea if you can bring them.

Power Outlets?
Yes! There are plenty of power outlets in each cabin as well as at the various other buildings.

Can I stay in my tent/RV/car?
Yes! That's the plan for anyone with a Basic ticket!
Please let us know if you are bringing an RV so we can direct you to park where the ground can handle it. Camp Ramblewood does not have RV hookups.

Where can I camp?
We'll put up signs anywhere that we don't want tents. The fields between the Horseshoe Cabins and Cabin U, the treeline from the cafeteria up to that field, and the clearing across the pond bridge have been popular in the past.

Is there Wifi?
We'd like there to be. The Wifi currently available is only suitable for emergency use. We will update the FAQ if that changes.

How's data coverage?
3/10. Most major carriers have very mid-coverage at the venue with coverage getting spottier the more downhill you are.

PACKING

Are pets allowed?
Only licensed service dogs.

Can I bring my bicycle?
Yep! Just make sure to bring a lock!

What should I bring?
Clothes for 4 days and 3 nights – check the weather and choose layers (warm, cool, fabulous, a jacket or raincoat, pajamas, shoes you can walk a lot in)

  • A fabulous outfit (or three) for our dance parties
  • Swim gear
  • Your own towel for swimming and showering
  • Flip flops for the showers
  • Toiletries, including sunblock and bug spray
  • Cute sun protection like sunglasses/hats/visors
  • An umbrella or raincoat
  • Bedding/sleeping bag/pillow for twin XL cabin bed (or tent/tarp/thermarest/sleeping bag if you're camping)
  • A water bottle and a cool-ass reusable mug or cup for the teahouse and bar
  • Gifts/schwag/activities/things to share with your friends
  • Earplugs and an eyemask if you're a light sleeper
  • Your tech need basics (phone charger, back up batteries, power bank if camping, etc.)
  • Stuff for keeping cool: spray bottle / essential oil hydrosol / mini fan
  • Headlamp or flashlight for nighttime, a portable lantern, plus LEDs to light ur lewk
  • Cushions to sit on, hammocks to lie in, picnic blankets or beach towels for chilling in the grass, camp chairs
  • LEDs, plastic 90s blow up furniture, cool fabric or wall hangings, etc to decorate your cabin or tent village (and practical stuff like zip ties and duct tape)
  • A multitool if you're that kind of person
  • ~vibes~

TRANSPORTATION

How do we get there?
Ramblewood is near two major cities; Baltimore and Philadelphia. There is plenty of parking at Ramblewood if you want to drive in.

If you don't want to drive yourself, we have buses leaving PHL at 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM on Thursday (to arrive around 2:30 and 6:00). Then, on Sunday we have buses leaving Ramblewood at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM (or later depending on traffic) and arriving at the airport around 12:30 and 3:30. You can secure a spot on the bus at my.vibe.camp.

SOCIAL STUFF

Who is going to Vibecamp?
Capacity is limited to 1000 people for vibecamp 4. At our previous events, attendees came mostly from a loose connection of networks on twitter. This included rats, postrats, EAs, burners, tech bros of various stripes, lurkers and people who had never heard of any of those things. The attendees at the first vibecamp were overwhelmingly open, kind, and just downright pleasant to be around. We anticipate that many of those who joined us for our previous events will be returning for vibecamp 4 -- and look forward to the opportunity to make so many more new friends!

Can I pick who is in my cabin?
Mostly yes! Cabin recruitment happens on discord and DreadCanary has been workshopping Cabin Organization packets in our google drive to help y'all...well..organize. Ping him or send an email to support@vibe.camp if you want to test it out and make suggestions.

That said, there's a few things to keep in mind:
1) We intend to sell all cabin beds if possible.
2) We will prioritize putting the biggest cabin groups into the smallest cabins that will fit them.
3) We will not promise any particular cabin building to any particular group.
(With the obvious exception of accessibility issues. For example, there's only one cabin built for wheelchair access.)
4) We will do our best to honor as many requests as possible but Cabin Tetris gets a bit jank--especially once we start handling cancellations. Please be welcoming to any surprise additions to your cabin.
5) Cabin placements are done at the account level, which means we have to be able to identify the email address of everyone staying in a Cabin. If you don't want to share that with your cabin mates, please make sure to contact DreadCanary or Jen Alden so we can match the email with the name you're sharing.

Who do I look to for help during vibecamp?
We will have volunteers on site that will be the point of contact for questions about events or the site, or if you need to contact an organizer  about something more serious. PLEASE report harmful behavior  directly to one of the organizers IMMEDIATELY. We  will have plans in place to respond to issues, but cannot do so if we do not know they are happening. Brooke is currently taking point on interpersonal/community issues so please contact her to share anonymous complaints.  We will be sure to post here if that changes.

Can I be an official shift volunteer at vibecamp?
Maybe! If you are interested in volunteering at vibecamp 4 you should DM Colby on Twitter (@zerothaxiom), or email him at colby@vibe.camp. Volunteers will receive a free ticket and likely be bunking with the org team at 'The White House'.

MAP

Is there a map of Vibecamp?
Yes! Here's the map from 2024. The 2025 map hasn't been published yet but we expect only a small number of changes.

EVENTS AT VIBECAMP

Waivers?
You do not need to fill out a waiver.

Can I play music all night long?
There is a decibel restriction of 55 at the border of the venue that will be enforced after 11pm. If it’s getting late and you’re bothering other vibers, we will ask you to quiet down. Some dance parties may go all night, but we'll turn the volume down even more after 2am and chill things out until mid-morning.

How do I contribute to vibecamp?
Do a project or bring content! At the first vibecamp attendees organized art sessions, board games, circling, workshops, dancing, and more. Additionally, you can be a volunteer.

What will happen at vibecamp?
Content and events hosted by both the organizers and attendees like you. You can see the current list of events on my.vibe.camp.

How do I host an event at Vibecamp?
Go to my.vibe.camp! Once you have purchased a ticket you will be able to create an event during vibecamp 4. This event will show up on our public schedule. Please note that anyone who has a MVC account will be able to see the events you have created!

Will there be pre and post parties?
Probably! If you want to host one you are welcome to coordinate it on our discord or on twitter or on any other platform you feel like. Historically, Philadelphia has been the schelling point for such things, but you do you.

COMMUNITY VALUES


We don’t like rules governing behavior, but we’re aware that it’s up to the organizing team to set the tone for vibecamp.

Beyond ‘just vibe, bro’, here are a few things we wanted to tell y’all:

Largely, identifying misconduct will be at the discretion of the org team. We will have people marked as ‘fae’ onsite in shifts that will escalate issues to the org team if necessary. We, the vibecamp org team, reserve the right to ask anyone to leave vibecamp without a refund if we feel it is an appropriate step to take.

Things that we will have zero tolerance for include:

  • acts of physical or sexual assault (the safety of attendees is VERY important to us)
  • publicly doxxing the names of psuedonymous attendees (don’t be a dick)
  • posting photographs/videos/speech that contain people who have not consented to such (again-don’t be a dick, people)

By default, don’t post pics/videos/transcipts and don’t name/imply names unless everyone involved is on board with you doing so. The Chatham House Rule is a great one for this community – you can talk about what was said or what happened, but can’t name names or make it easy to tell who said/did what unless you have explicit consent. Please take a look at our ToS for explicit rules we’re putting in place moving forward.

Vibecamp is our baby. We’ve collectively spent thousands of hours working to bring this vision to life. We want to be able to hang out with friends old and new, and have a great time together! If any attendees are acting in a way that makes you uncomfortable, please don’t hesitate to bring it to our attention directly, or to a fae volunteer who can contact us. We won’t be able to be everywhere at once and we will do what we can to make this a space where we can all be comfortable in our unique selves.

So what is it that we do want to see there?

YOU, in all of your glorious weirdness. Wear costumes (or don’t)! Make art! Play, talk, dance, meet new people! Touch grass! Curiosity and kindness are values we stan. We will have a crazy range of viewpoints and political leanings represented among attendees. This is a perfect opportunity to let go of what artificially divides us and meet one another as humans.

It’s hard to put a finger on our values as a community, because we are so diverse, but here’s our short list:

  • participation rather than spectatorship
  • fulfilling conversations
  • illegibility and the ability to go meta
  • gentle, friendly pranksterishness
  • building an IRL home for ingroup
  • using social media to connect people who wouldn’t have met otherwise
  • personal and collective growth
  • deep, meaningful connection

vibecamp is far more than just a bunch of internet strangers getting together at scale – it is the fulfillment of a dream, a crucial next step along the path towards a better future. We have such incredible people in this community, so much creativity, passion, and talent. Fostering connections between all of us means creating the conditions necessary for amazing people to get together to share thoughts and ideas and begin planning even greater endeavors together.

In the fullness of time we envision vibecamp moving around the world, spawning regional weekend get-togethers that happen more than once a year, and perhaps eventually culminating in purchasing land for a central event location year round. Stay tuned! Give us feedback! Offer your skills and passion! Create what you want to see! We can’t do it without you.