FOOL XVII – Everything Old is New Again
May 17th – 20th, 2024
827559 Township Rd 8, Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0
4 pm Friday May 17 – noon Monday May 20
- Adults: (18+)
- $50 for the weekend
- $30 day trip
- $10 member discount
- Youth: (14-17)
- $20 weekend
- $10 day trip
- Children (under 14) Free
Welcome to Fruits of Our Labours, or more commonly known as FOOL. It is a fun and relaxed, long weekend event featuring arts and science classes. We often have thrown weapons, archery and martial activities as well, but it is the A&S that rules! As we get closer to the event date, the class descriptions and schedule will start to fill. Class registration will open sometime toward the middle or end of March. This will be announced on our Facebook event page. Pre-registration for classes is recommended as many have limited spots available and may fill up quickly. Material fees are payable at the registration table after you pay at gate. You will get a ticket to give to the class instructor, who can then exchanges these for the fees. This process make sure that those who register get their spots in the class, and that teachers who have paid for materials, get reimbursed appropriately.
Families are welcome. There are 56 acres to explore, including trails in the bush behind the main activity areas. There can be mosquitos, raccoons, skunks and coyotes in the area, so plan to bring bug spray and keep your food put away.
The FOOL site is Dry. (Dry is a term for no alcohol permitted)
There is lots of free space available for tents and pavillions. There are flushies and showers in the main building and outhouses around the camping field.
Trailers, Vardos and other Recreational Vehicles
If you are bringing a vardo, RV or camping trailer, please let us know. Because site conditions vary, and to make sure there is adequate space, we reserve spots for these vehicles. We need to know the size of the trailer, and any other details, such as if you are camping in a group. Please come to gate and register before heading on to the field, so someone can show you your reserved spot.
There is a communal fire pit available for use. Campfires on the field are NOT allowed. A raised fire bowl is acceptable.
The feedback that we have received in previous years regarding the bunk reservation system has led to some changes this year. Please read carefully and distribute widely. The staff feels that this will make the system fairer and more accessible. It will be similar to previous years, where one person makes a bunk reservation for an entire room. It is up to them to decide how many people they wish to share that bunk space with. Beginning at 9:01 am on Saturday, March 2, you may mail Countess Lyda with your reservation request. NO IN-PERSON REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Your request will be put in the queue based on the time stamp of your email. Please follow that up with an e-transfer payment of $40 to the same address within 48 hours of confirmation of your bunk reservation to secure your spot. There is FREE, but limited communal loft space, but please pre-register for that also, using the same mechanism. ALL reservations received before the start time will be rejected. ALL reservations not received via email will be rejected. The email address for reservations and questions is Ladyravedin@hotmail.com. If you have concerns over this policy, please address them to the autocrat at email@example.com
No pets are allowed on site. This includes, dogs, cats, snakes, hedgehogs, llamas, elephants etc. Staff does reserve the rights to all Snails, Monkeys, Wombats, Penguins and Pandas. Registered service animals are permitted. Under Provincial and Federal laws Support animals are not covered under Service Animal laws or exemptions.
Smoking and vaping are not allowed in the buildings or common areas. Common areas may be defined as an area where people start to gather, rather than fixed locations. Field stripping of cigarettes is acceptable.
Other stuff to know – contact Odette at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, or to suggest or request classes.