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GENERAL INFORMATION – PLEASE READ!

Arrival & Preparation

TICKETS TO THE EVENT and GATE HOURS
There are no physical tickets to Unifier. You will not receive anything in the mail prior to the event. Please come prepared with a photo ID and your email confirmation from Viewcy.

Location of Event

CAMP TIMBER TRAILS – 1266 EAST OTIS ROAD, TOLLAND, MA 01034

Box Office Hours of Operation

Thursday – 2pm until 10pm
Friday – 10am until 11pm
Saturday – 10am until 10pm
Sunday – 10am until 7pm

On-Site Ticket Prices

Full weekend pass – $275/$300/$325
Kids 0-12 yrs Free
Teens $100 

Online tickets: BUY TICKETS

Register with us – NO EXCEPTIONS!

All guests will be required to register at the box office and receive a wristband, which must be worn AT ALL TIMES throughout the duration of the event. If you do not have a wristband you will be escorted out of the event. If you lose your wristband you will need to purchase another one. A person in possession of a wristband that has been tampered with or altered in any way is subject to ejection from the festival grounds without refund.

Parking

There may be an onsite Parking Fee of $30. Venmo, Stripe or PayPal. Off Site Parking will be Free, and shuttles will be available. Please carpool.

 

Directions to Camp Timber Trails

Address

Camp Timber Trails

1266 East Otis Road
Tolland, MA 01034

DIRECTIONS

From Southeast (Hartford/New Haven):
  • Take I-91 North to exit 40 (Bradley International Airport).
  • Merge onto Rt. 20 West for 9.7 miles.
  • Stay straight to go onto Rt. 189 North (North Granby Road) for 9.2 miles (you will cross into Massachusetts).
  • At the fork, stay left to continue on Rt. 189 North for another .1 miles, and then turn left onto Rt. 57 (Main Road) for 11.3 miles.
  • Take a right onto East Otis Road, and camp is 2.9 miles on the right.
From South (Waterbury/Torrington):
  • Take Rt. 8 North all the way into Massachusetts.
  • When you cross the border, Rt. 8 becomes South Main Street.
  • After 4.1 miles, turn right onto Rt. 57 East. East Otis Road is just over a mile on the left.
  • Go approximately 2.5 miles, and at the street light, take a right into camp.

See you soon!

What should I do with my ticket from 2020?
Contact the box office at boxoffice@unifierfestival.com.
How Can I Volunteer?

Please fill out our volunteer application below:

Volunteer Application

THE EXCHANGE:
This position will require you to:
  • Work two 8 hour shifts before, during or after the festival
  • Submit a non-refundable deposit of $40
  • Give positivity, hard work and respect to your position

This position will entitle you to:

  • A magnificent T shirt
  • One meal per shift completed (2)
  • Designated camping
  • The support of a team who loves Unifier as much as you!
Rideshare
Click here to sign up for rideshare:
https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/sruh2t

 

PREPARATION
Pack light and avoid items that will wind up in our local landfills. Help our sensitive environment by practicing eco-consciousness when you pack.

Remember! The Unifier campgrounds do not open until 2pm on Thursday.  Guests who arrive early will be turned away and will have to find somewhere else to go until gates open. Please plan accordingly.

LEAVE NO TRACE

Attention all Unifiers!
We are proud to say that we are a Leave No Trace festival, and will be composting and recycling on site! CAN I GET A WOOP WOOP!!??

Because the best way to minimize waste in your day is to plan ahead, here’s some tips, tricks, and information that will help you plan and pack before heading to our beautiful land for Unifier Roots Gathering!

1) Bring your own water bottle! We will have water stations spread throughout camp where you can refill as many times as you desire!

2) Bring your own coffee thermos or mug to save a disposable one! Our cafe and food vendors will have plenty of yummy hot and cold drinks on deck!

3) Try to Bring your own bowl, plate, and utensils for meals!

3) FOOD PACKING: Because of critters, we do not condone cooking at the campsites or cabins. That being said, snacks are always a great thing to have on hand. Here’s some examples on how to minimize the amount of food packaging you bring on site:

•    Remove cracker or cereal/granola bags from their boxes
•    BRING FRUIT AND VEGGIES without packaging
•    Bring tupperware to fill with your nuts, dried fruit, chips, and other snacks that would otherwise come in packaging
•    If you must bring plastic wrap or foil, remember that those items are recyclable as long as they are rinsed/clean! We will have sinks for public use where you can rinse out recyclable containers and other materials if need be!
•    Cloth bags work great for snacks too! Say no to ziplocs!

•    Towels, handkerchiefs, and rags work great for clean up, say no to paper towels!

4) TOILETRIES:

•    Bar soap is the best and can be used for your body AND your hair!
•    SHARING IS CARING! Things like sunscreen, bugspray, and toothpaste are widely used at festivals! It is also something you can share easily with your campmates/travel buddies. Plan ahead and see who’s bringing what to minimize extra stuff.

We are gearing up for a beautiful time and cannot wait to co-create a sustainable, loving, and transformational experience with you!

Thanks to Stef for writing our Green Team protocols.
CAN'T MAKE IT?
Check back here for more information on transferring tickets.
CHILDREN AND FAMILY INFO
Little people under the age of 12 are free.  Teenagers 12-17 year olds are $100 for the entire gathering.  Anyone under the age of 17 will only be admitted with a guardian.

We have wonderful children specific programming everyday in the Unifier Children’s Zone.

To learn more about the children’s programming go to the Talent section of this website and choose Children’s Programming.  To connect with our Children’s Coordinator send a message to UnifierKids@UnifierFestival.com

We will start a Unifier Roots Gathering Parents Page for folks to discuss co-creating space for our children on FB.

Programming, Zones & Activities

Programming, Zones & Activities

Workshops & Yoga

Unless otherwise noted, all Workshops are included in the price of your entry and FREE throughout the event! There will be Yoga scheduled during daylight hours and workshops spread out in various zones around the venue. There will be schedules posted at the event and offerings will be posted to the website soon.

Merch Vending & Food Court

Our vending area offers a wide variety of community-made goods including clothing, jewelry, hula hoops and much more. There are no ATMs at Unifier. Please be sure to bring sufficient cash for the weekend or plan on driving to the nearest ATM. Most vendors take Venmo, and some take PayPal. AT&T and Verizon cell service works well on site.

  • Delicious Food –  A wide selection of amazing organic food will be available for purchase, with much of it locally sourced.
  • You are allowed to bring in your own food, coolers and camp stoves for cooking.
  • Enclosed propane grills are acceptable in the camping areas but NO open flame or charcoal grills will be allowed.

 

Camping and Venue Information

ARRIVAL AT CAMP
There will be on site parking and shuttles running to help run participants and gear to camp areas.

As you arrive, please take a moment to offer gratitude to the land and to yourself in preparation to play, dance and learn with your fellow Unifiers.

Access to camping is included with all multi-day passes. The general campsites are well shaded, nestled in the surrounding forest.

There are many trees to hang hammocks and lots of space to pitch tents.  Pitch tents only in designated areas and not at all on the main fields.

CAN I STAY OVERNIGHT SUNDAY?
Yes! Folks with weekend passes are welcome to stay on site until MONDAY at noon! A limited amount of food will be available from vendors on Monday Morning.
HAPPY FAMILIES
Check back for Family Camping and on site Shuttle information for our families.
CAMPING UPGRADES - CABINS & BEDS
1-4 person cabins with camp mattresses will be available for rent by the bed or cabin for the whole weekend. You will need to bring your own bedding: sheets, pillows pillowcases, and blankets. Tenting and camping areas are available for all and are included in the ticket price.

A family can fit more than 4; it is possible to put 8 cots in one cabin.

CAMP RULES & INFO (PLEASE READ!)
 

  • Do not camp in unauthorized areas.  Campgrounds are clearly delineated. Do not camp on either leach field or on the main field
  • No open flames, (other than in pre-existing hearths) No coals or fire dancing in the campground
  • Propane or butane stoves only.  No open fires.
  • No amplified sound in the campgrounds.
  • Pack it in / Pack it out and leave it better than you found it!
  • Please be mindful that this is a family event.
  • Play nice with everyone around your camp area and in the festival grounds.
  • Your respect of these rules allows us to continue to offer this experience in the future.
  • A medic team will be available but you are responsible for taking good care of yourself.
  • No pets allowed due to campgrounds regulations–something we are deeply sad about.

Vehicles / RVs

People-powered vehicles such as bicycles, non-motored scooters and kid wagons are welcome.

Car camping is not allowed at Camp Timber Trails. Cars are not allowed on the main field and may not be driven onsite during the event. Very limited RV and bus parking available for a fee. There are no electrical hookups or grey water services available, but are available at the nearby Tolland State Park.

ATMs

There are no ATMs at the venue. Vendors may or may not accept credit cards. Please bring enough cash to enjoy all the incredible hand crafted art and food artisans.

Drinking Water

Stay hydrated! There is FREE potable drinking water throughout the venue. Bring your own water container to refill regularly at the water stations.

Showers

Showers will be available on site.

Cigarettes

Cigarette butts cause fires and trash. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas. Always put your butts out and NEVER throw them on the ground. Let’s show this land how much we respect it!

Camp Stoves and Grills

Enclosed propane grills are acceptable in the camping areas but NO open flame or charcoal grills will be allowed. Please use extreme caution and be responsible. Always make sure your stove is in an area that is clear of dry grass and brush, and never leave a stove unattended while it is burning. If you are using a camp stove, make sure you bring along a fire extinguisher and have it properly placed where everyone can access it.

Campfires

Unfortunately due to the sensitivity of the land and the severity of flying embers we can not allow open fires anywhere at the festival, except in the existing fire pits.  Never leave a fire unattended. Leaving a fire unattended at best, will result in losing fire privileges for your camp.

Waste Reduction, Recycling & Compost (Trash)

Pack it in and pack it out. Please be sure to clean up your campsite thoroughly before departing the festival. Leave no trace! (if you bring it, take it with you when you leave). Keep It Clean! Our awesome Green Team will be available for questions and to help guide you to recycling areas. If you see a plastic wrapper or any other pieces of litter, help us keep this beautiful land clean! Pick it up and throw it out!  We will be composting. Minimize your impact on the land by not bringing any unnecessary packaging or other waste onto the land.

Medical

We will have a medical team on site. Look for the medic sign and medic shirts. The infirmary is located in the back of the Health Center Building.

Communication

There is cell phone reception on site for most providers, but do yourself a favor and put it away.

No cell phones in the ceremonial area.

Fire Spinning

Permitted in designated areas only and with the permission of the fire crew. Please do not light up in the field, as there is dry grass that can easily catch fire. Check in with the fire safety coordinator

Shoes

Be sure to bring a pair of good walking shoes or a pair or light hiking boots for maneuvering through the festival at night.

Common Sense

  • We encourage radical self expression.  We suggest being respectful of those whose idea of radical self-expression may not be as radical as yours. There will be children at this event, as well as a wide variety of people from different countries and cultures. Try to be respectful of some of the more subtle offerings that may be happening around you. Respecting subtlety is part of the paradigm shift.
  • Respect your fellow Unifiers and their stuff. Vandalism and thievery will not be tolerated. Treat folks the way you want to be treated…need we say more?
  • Be sure to secure any loose items before leaving your camp. Please control your trash, especially cigarette butts.  Smoking is permitted only in designated areas.
  • Be prepared to take care of yourself! Remember necessary medications, sunscreen, plus whatever your special needs may be.
  • Drink plenty of water while at the event.
  • Be discrete and respect others around you at all times when having a good time.  Nobody wants to be that person (or with that person).

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms or Weapons
  • Fireworks or Explosives of any kind
  • Attendees under 17 years-old without a parent or guardian
  • Photography without consent
  • Alcohol
  • Charcoal grills (White Gas/Propane is ok)
  • Unauthorized vending will NOT be tolerated
  • All illegal drugs are prohibited
  • MOOP (Matter Out Of Place)
  • Please swim only in the presence of an on-duty lifeguard and obey all lifeguard commands. There is no night time swimming.

Permitted Items

  • Enclosed propane stoves
  • Backpacks
  • Cameras
  • Coolers in Campground
  • Shade structures over your tent
  • Creative Ideas & Smiles

We Suggest…

    • Leave no trace – leave our site better than you found it. Bring 2 trash bags to your campsite to keep your recyclables separate from your trash.
    • A reusable water bottle. Stainless steel is the best.
    • Reusable eating utensils.
    • Gifts for new and old friends
    • Flashlight, headlamp, cool neon, anything else to light yourself and your way
    • Costumes (we know you won’t forget)! decorative lighting, lots of things to decorate and light yourself
    • Art, musical instruments, props, banners, signs, and anything else you can think of that might make the experience more fun for all
    • Camping gear – especially if you want privacy! Ideally waterproof.
    • Plastic bottles or tennis balls to top and protect dangerous rebar stakes or other hazards
    • Appropriate clothing: light clothes for during the day, warmer clothing for at night and rain gear
    • Earplugs (if you’re a light sleeper)
    • Garbage bags – leave no trace!
    • Any prescription medications, contact lens supplies (disposables work great), and whatever else you need to maintain your health and comfort in a remote area with no services
    • Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, sunhat and sunglasses
    • Solid sandals or close-toed shoes and flip flops
    • First aid kit
    • Insect repellent
    • Yoga mat
    • Portable chairs

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