Friday April 28 – Sunday April 30, 2017
Mountain Pines Campground http://www.mountainpinescamping.com
1662 Indian Creek Valley Road Champion, Pennsylvania 15622
The annual Gates of Fire spring inter-realm campout event is hosted by Gestiguiste. Building upon the work we did last spring, we are trying to improve your experience by utilizing more untapped amenities. To help ensure your good time, please read and follow the guidelines. Hopefully we have covered your areas of concern. However, if you have any questions, please post them on the Dagorhir Forum and we will be sure to respond posthaste. Thanks to the Mountain Pines staff, our volunteers and most importantly you. This is shaping up to be the best Gates of Fire ever!
Map Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h5imvesghz3tn3k/MPC-%20Modified%20Nominal%20Map.jpg?dl=0
Flyer Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0tvadp2owg33m2c/Gates%20XI%202017%20-%20Flyer.pdf?dl=0
1. Event administration area, for check-in, feast and night-life.
2. Recommended for merchants to setup. (Possibly available to non-merchant campers as well.)
3. Main camping area.
4. Additional camping area. Fires are not permitted in this area!
5. Parking lot available for us.
6. Parking lot available for us.
7. Quiet camping area. (The area used last fall.)
8. Fighting field. There is a gentle slope, less of a slope higher up.
9. Bath house and dumpster. (The bath house has been improved since last fall and should meet our needs.)
10. Unavailable for use. No parking allowed.
11. Medic cabin.
12. Overflow parking.
13. Saturday evening Feast Hall.
Directions from PA Turnpike: Exit 91 Donegal - turn left onto Route 31 East. Go 2 miles and make a right onto Route 711 South at the blinking light, go 2 miles and the campground is on the left. GPS Coordinates: 40.033971, -79.305317
Timing: Only event staff onsite Thursday evening. Attendees begin arriving Friday 10am. If you arrive before then we may need to ask you to wait until check-in is ready for you. Attendees are expected to depart by Sunday Noon.
Cost: The cost for the event is $25 for ages 15-99, $10 for children ages 3-14 and free for Infants ages 0-2 or 100+. (Hey, either way you’re drooling on yourself and wearing diapers!) The event fee applies to all people 15+, regardless of when you arrive, whether or not you camp and whether or not you participate in fighting events or the feast.
Merchants: Merchants are encouraged to attend and merchant to their heart’s content, all for the low-low price of the standard entry fee. We welcome merchants to setup in the area marked as #2 on the map. The campground requires that all merchants have insurance. This offers a layer of protection for them, in the event of an accident.
Medics: The medic crew will be centrally located at area 11, in one of the primitive cabins.
Pets: No pets are allowed. (This of course excludes guide dogs, etc.)
Waivers: All attendees are required to have a waiver. Waivers for minors must have a notarized signature of a legal guardian. There must also be an adult onsite who will be responsible for minors at all times. (Click Here)
Tag Check: All attendees are expected to display their tag at all times, including every entrance and exit from the site.
Driving: The speed limit is 5 MPH. Please be respectful of other drivers, golf carts and pedestrians.
Parking: There should be ample parking in areas marked as 5, 6 and 7b. Do not park in Area 10. Do not park in your camp, on the street, etc. Do not block in any other vehicles. Area 7b will have some additional parking in the front.
Overflow Parking: Vehicles which will not be moved between Friday and Sunday may park in Area 12.
Camping: All tent sites in areas 2 and 3 have water and electricity. Areas 4 and 7 do not have water or electricity.
-Area 4 is best for people and groups that want to spread out a little and have their own separate area.
-Area 7 is reserved for low-noise camping only. It is intended for families and quiet-loving people.
-Area 7b is preferred for quiet camping, especially for those who want water and electricity.
-Area 7b may also be used for motor homes and campers. (Coordinate with campground and event.)
Fires and Firewood:
-No fires are allowed in area 4. Fire rings / pits may only be used in designated areas with fire rings or pits.
-We plan to have a limited amount of firewood for the event and will share some.
-Additional firewood may be requested by participants at the MPC office.
-The cost is $40 per truckload. Arrange delivery and payment at the MPC office.
Night Life: We plan to have bonfire near area 11 Friday and Saturday evening. Unfortunately there will be a quiet time from Midnight until 8am. This means no loud noises, singing, drumming, etc. (There were noise complaints from neighbors during and after the fall event, so we need to keep it down a bit to ensure future use of this site.)
Feast: Mountain Pines will host a feast for us on Saturday evening, starting around 7pm in the Club House (Area 13).
Menu: Meatballs, Ham, Fried Chicken, Pork Tenderloin and Hot Dogs; Parsley Buttered Potatoes, Rigatoni w/Sauce, Corn, Green Beans, Baked Beans; Dinner Rolls and Potato Bread Hot Dog Rolls; Carrots, Broccoli and Peppers; Cookies and Cupcakes; Kool-Aid, Sweet Tea, Lemonade and Water
Prohibited: Fireworks, firearms, shooting unpadded arrows and other things you know you shouldn’t do.
10am: Troll Opens
4-8pm: Pickup Fights
8-11pm: Games at Pavilion
Midnight-8am: Quiet Time
9-11am: Weapon Check at Pavilion
Noon-1pm: Ice Breaker Battles
1-5pm: Themed Battle Events
~7pm: Feast at Pavilion
Midnight-8am: Quiet Time
Wake-up, pack and leave
Noon: Everyone has departed
We look forward to having a great time with everyone who plans to attend this year. Have an enjoyable and safe stay!