Frequently Asked Questions

*Do I have to have a membership to attend ESPOT events?

       Yes, but your membership is included in the ticket price.

*Is there a Day pass available for the Festivals?

      Yes, you can purchase a day pass for Saturday of gathering

*What is the Trash disposal policy?

      We have a pack it in, pack it out policy. You are responsible for taking your own trash and disposing of it. Do not leave it in your camping area. We currently have member that runs a trash service and is bringing out a trailer on Sat of the bigger gatherings for donations. Trash must be in a bag as they unload by hand.

*Do we have to stop Drumming at any set time?

       No, you can drum all night and day if you want to. We encourage it!!!! We love our drummers!!!!

*Can I camp in my car?

       Yes, but it will have to be in a designed parking area.

*Are the events clothing optional?

        No. We are Family friendly and as such the main areas are not clothing optional.  We may or may not have a clothing optional area, at this time.

*Are Kids allowed to attend?

       Yes, we encourage families to come to the events. The children are our future and to help parents to be able to bring their children, children 17 and under are free. They do have to have an adult guardian with them.

*Are there activities for the Children?

       Yes, we are working on a new playground area and have several scheduled activities/workshops for the children.

*Does ESPOT provide child care at the event?

         NO, the PARENTS are responsible for their children.

*What do I do if someone is Harassing me?

       We have several staff members available….just look for someone with a badge and report it. If you cannot find one, please ask someone to help you find one, there is ALWAYS willing to help look for a staff member.

*What is your illegal drug policy?

       Felony drug use of any kind is prohibited. 

*How will I know who to talk to about questions or problems at the gatherings?

        Most staff members will have badges. Just stop one of them and they will be glad to help. You can also find someone at the check-in station that can help you or look for one of the golf carts (the Land Dragon and Land Beast)

*Can my 17 year old come to a gathering without me?

          No, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

*Can I bring my pet?

       No, we would rather not bring confrontations to the table during a festival. Exceptions are trained service animals: These must be on a leash or in a kennel. NO loose animals. If your service animal is found loose, you will be asked to remove them from the grounds. If there is a problem or issue with your animal, you may be asked to remove it from the grounds or confine it to your camp..

*What are the amenities on the land?

     We are in the process of moving to the back part of the property and hope to have water and electric started by this Beltane 2024. Please bare with us as we go through this transformation. The plan is to have Flushies and Showers as soon as we can.

*Where can I camp?

        There is plenty of space for camping under the canopy of trees along the trails. We would like people to be aware, that there are a few private camps and altars made by staff, land crew members and family. Please, be respectful of these campsites and altars, and do not try to take them over or mess with any of the objects. There are usually folks that are willing to help with finding an open campsite.

*Are Rv’s allowed?

We will be working on RV spots for DragonHeart, till then there are spots available in Dragonz Wylde that Joy Gerace will be willing to rent out.

*What if I want a campfire in my camp?

        All campfires have to be approved, before being dug.You may come out for work weekends to work on your campsite. Campfires in new camps should be only dug and operated with permission and basic safety rules applied. There should be no campfires unattended, and none underneath a canopy of trees. There must be clear sky above the fire pit

*What if I have a medical emergency?

        Do be aware that our Staff is limited in what they can do, Basic First Aid only and if a medical emergency arises, we will call 911 at your cost.

If you have a medical issue that requires electricity, please let us know in advance so we can accommodate you.  If you need medications, bring your own. We do not administer meds.

*What if my car gets stuck in the sand?

        We call these Sand Worm areas. First we WILL laugh at you! Then we will do our best to help you get it unstuck, but if a wrecker has to be called, the cost is yours, so stay on the roads and in designed areas. Remember it is sand, take precautions.

*I bought my ticket on line, but did not receive a confirmation from you?

Since these are done through PayPal, PayPal normally sends out a payment confirmation. We do not normally send one out because of that. If you need to know that the purchase went through, just email us at [email protected], and we will confirm the purchase. We compile a list from the PayPal account for the gate and those that have paid will be on it. If a question comes up at the gate, we will pull up the account and double check it there.

Joy Gerace and Joy Anderson are splitting the land between them so that if anything happens to either of them, their heirs don’t fight over the property, as well to insure ESPOT can continue, Joy Anderson is getting the back third of the property and she will be setting it up for ESPOT’s use. She is also taking steps to insure that ESPOT will have a home there.

DragonHeart Retreat will be the name of the ESPOT camp and Ritual grounds.

Once we have our facilities set up, we will be willing to rent to groups that are in alignment with the ESPOT goals.

Members are allowed to come camp in the campgrounds for $10 a day, per adult, in-between gatherings. They must let us know at least a week in advance. This is separate from the work weekends, which are free.

Yes, we appreciate any donations we receive. We are a non-profit, but we do have bills to pay to keep the campgrounds running. You can give these in person to a board member or through Paypal.