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ONENESS FEST
Rules & Regulations

ONENESS FEST: RULES & REGULATIONS

 

ONENESS FEST is a festival which functions because all participants/community members commit to a common set of behavioral guidelines and work toward a safe and harmonious atmosphere.

Campers Arrival & Check-in Procedure

The campground will be open for check-in arrivals 2:22pm-10pm on opening night Friday, June 21st and 7am-10pm on Saturday, June 22nd. Please be mindful of your fellow campers, and arrive with enough time to set up your tent before the activities begin.

 

You will need to present your ticket/gate pass(es) included in your registration confirmation email to the gatekeeper on duty when you arrive in order to gain admittance to the festival. Everyone in your vehicle must be listed on a ticket/gate pass. For increased security, we also require that each adult SHOW A PHOTO ID at the gate along with their ticket/gate pass. 

 

After checking in, proceed to the ONENESS FEST camping area and set up your camp. Campsites are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a vendor, you will be directed to your assigned booth location when you arrive. NOTE: You will NOT be able to drive your camping items to the camping area. Your car will be parked about four football fields away from the camping area. The festival MAY have carts available, but be prepared to carry your items if none are available.

 

Next, go to the ONENESS FEST Information Booth to register. Registration involves marking your camping site on the Town Map. When this has been completed, you will receive your Festival Guide. Be sure to read through the Guide, which contains the ONENESS FEST schedule and other useful information about the venue, site facilities, and ONENESS FEST etiquette.


Parking

Vehicle traffic through camp is not permitted except for Campground and ONENESS FEST staff service vehicles. Vehicles need to be parked for the duration of your stay in the campground parking area. 

Recreational Vehicles

Recreational vehicles and campers are NOT permitted. Tent camping only.


Departures

Once you have arrived at the Festival, it is highly suggested you remain on-site until the end of your Festival participation. Please plan your food and other supply needs accordingly. Any exceptions to this rule must be discussed with the gate coordinators before you plan to be off-site. For security reasons, the venue gates are locked at night and do not re-open until morning.

 

All ONENESS FEST participants must leave the venue site by 5pm on Sunday.

Bands/Evening Entertainment

The evening activities are open to the public (for a fee at the gate). You do not need to be a guest at the festival to enjoy the bands and entertainment. All evening entertainment participants that do not have a camping pass, must leave the grounds by 11:30pm.​

Food & Food Vendors

Plan to bring sufficient food for yourself and your family/camp, or funds to buy food from the on-site food vendors. You will not be able to depart to restock on food or supplies during the ONENESS FEST.  

 

Please bring your own means to cook food if you need to ensure that the cooking apparatus is at your personal campsite. Plan on bringing your own grill/stove for use; you may not dig fire pits or have open fires on site. Bring your own camp table if desired; picnic tables are available in the picnic pavilion. Take care in storing your food that you have sufficient supplies and space to prevent spoilage and discourage animals from accessing your food. Absolutely no hunting, plant foraging, or wood cutting is allowed.

 

If you do not want to spend time cooking during ONENESS FEST, plan to eat some or all meals with the food vendors. 

*Please note, Community Breakfast is an opportunity for us all to eat a social meal together. Food will be available for purchase, or you may bring and prepare/cook your own.


On-Site Supplies and Facilities

  • The site has a male and female bathroom facility with flush toilets and sinks for handwashing. Cold water spigots are near the Safety Office. All water must be carried back to your site for drinking and cleaning: consider bringing a small wagon or luggage carrier for transport. 

 

  • You may find it useful to bring a roll of toilet paper, just in case

 

  • Be advised, there are no shower facilities at the campground. Power Moves Yoga; 1920 W Main St, St. Charles, IL 60175 (3.3 miles from the venue) is allowing participants of Oneness Fest to shower at their facility. The cost is $5 and includes a clean towel, shampoo, and soap. Showers will be available from 4:30pm-7:30pm on Saturday & Sunday.

 

  • Cell phone service is available throughout the campground and surrounding area.

 

  • Dumpsters are located around the site for you to deposit your bagged trash. There is no recycling in this area; please consider taking your recycling back home with you!

 

  • Please bring a flashlight (with extra batteries) to light your way around the campground. ​


Minors

Minors (those under 18 years of age) must attend with a parent/legal guardian or other adult caretaker designated by their parent/legal guardian. The Parent/Legal Guardian/Caretaker is responsible for supervision of minor(s) and for ensuring the minor(s) complies with all provisions of the ONENESS FEST Guidelines. Click to access the Minor Liability Release that was agreed upon when purchasing tickets to ONENESS FEST.

 

When a minor(s) is not in the Kids Korner, the parent/legal guardian/caretaker is responsible for retaining control over and supervision of the minor(s). Use of the Kids Korner for any minor(s) in your care is at your own risk and discretion. Neither ONENESS FEST nor Good Templar Park staff will be responsible for your children at the festival.


Firearms, Weapons & Fireworks

All firearms, weapons, and fireworks are absolutely prohibited, including those in locked cars.  Do not bring any form of firearm, weapon, or firework to ONENESS FEST.


Alcohol, Tobacco & Drugs

ONENESS FEST is an alcohol, tobacco, and drug free event. No sale, barter, or use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is permitted. The use or possession of illegal drugs is absolutely prohibited at ONENESS FEST. All local laws must be obeyed at all times regarding any controlled substance or medications.


Cancellations & Refunds

Email cancellation requests received by May 31st will be refunded in late July minus half of the registration fee for processing. After May 31 there will be no refund requests granted.

 

Email: events@AwakeOnenessTribe.org 


Animals

Pets and companion animals are not allowed at ONENESS FEST. Some service animals may be permitted, in accordance with ONENESS FEST guidelines below. All service animals must be pre-arranged with ONENESS FEST coordinators. If you bring an animal that is not pre-registered according to the guidelines below, you will be turned away to find lodging for that animal.

 

Guidelines for Service Animals:

Definition: The term "service animal" is defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as an animal "individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability." Service animals are working animals. Many wear a harness, cape, vest, or back-pack when working. Service animals are normally dogs and fall into three categories: guide dogs for the visually impaired, hearing dogs for the hearing impaired, and support or service dogs to help those with physical disabilities or mobility impairments to accomplish daily tasks.

 

In order to consider you and your service animal for attendance at ONENESS FEST you must provide the following information:

 

  • The reason for your need for a service animal. Please provide medical documentation of such. 

  • Tell us about your dog: breed, training, length of time with you, etc. If your dog was not provided and trained by a non-profit organization, such as Canine Partners for Life or Service Dogs for America, please provide proof that the dog has achieved the American Kennel Club's Urban Canine Good Citizen certification by passing an Urban CGC test conducted by an AKC-certified evaluator.

  • How will your service animal’s needs be met during ONENESS FEST (food, care, housing, cleaning up after, vet care, etc.)?

  • Proof that your service animal is up-to-date on rabies vaccination.

  • Do you have insurance to cover any incidents? If so, please provide the name of the company and policy number. ONENESS FEST assumes no responsibility for your service animal.

  • Participants requiring use of a service dog also are required to bring along a support person who can assist them. This person must be willing to leave the Festival should you and/or your service animal find it necessary to leave the Festival. Please provide the name and contact information of your Support Person.

 

Email the above information to: events@AwakeOnenessTribe.org 


Not Responsible for Lost, Stolen or Damaged Items

The staff at ONENESS FEST will do their best to put on a fun and safe event. Despite their best efforts, loss and theft can occur. Do not leave items of value unattended. ONENESS FEST, its staff, the venue, sponsors, vendors and volunteers are not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items. 


Anyone found violating the community guidelines, harassing or endangering the safety of other participants, or otherwise disrupting the festival may be asked to leave at any time without a refund. 

Terms & Conditions for All Festival Attendees
 

AWAKE: Oneness Tribe is a place where seekers in the local community can come together, be heard, be valued, and be seen. AWAKE acknowledges the value of being part of an open-minded community of people who are eager to learn and grow together. Every member’s unique personality and talents are valued and appreciated.

There are three founding principles of this organization:

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  1. To form a local nucleus of like-minded individuals dedicated to mental, physical and spiritual development. 

  2. Embrace diversity in all forms as an essential component of our growth and development as a collective.

  3. Apply the highest standards of excellence to our conduct not only with fellow Tribe members but with the world-at-large. "Be the change you hope to see in the world!"

In the spirit of these founding principles, we ask that you conduct yourself in the following manner:

 

  • Be responsible for the energy that you bring into this space.

  • Respect your body and understand its limits when engaging in activities at ONENESS FEST. Set boundaries in your interactions with others.

  • Respect the experience of others. Understand that each person in attendance is moving through their own journey and also has the right to set boundaries in their interactions with others.

  • Respect the space where we have come to gather and have an experience together. Clean up after yourself and, when possible, please leave the space better than you found it. 

Any behaviors or actions that compromise the safety of yourself or others will not be tolerated and will be grounds for removal from the property. Behaviors include, but not limited to: physical, verbal, or sexual harassment, dangerous use of equipment, use of alcohol/tobacco/drugs, possession of any type of weapon, and harassment on the basis of sex, gender, race, or religious/spiritual beliefs.  

 

  • Respect all participants, including those whose spiritual tradition, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, race, and other ways of being differ from yours.

  • Possession/use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and weapons of any type are strictly prohibited.

  • Due to the safety hazard posed by broken glass, please do not bring glass containers.

  • Be quiet in designated quiet areas and ritual spaces and during designated quiet hours.

  • Be honest, trustworthy, and considerate in dealing with others, including ONENESS FEST Staff and volunteers, Good Templar Park Staff, and your fellow participants.

  • Respect the site, plants, animals, and all the Nature Spirits that dwell there.

 


Agreement Guidelines for All Festival Attendees

Your purchase of access to and/or participation in ONENESS FEST is acknowledgement and agreement to the following:

 

  • I have read the Terms & Conditions above, and agree to comply fully with them.

  • I will not sell or barter goods or services at ONENESS FEST, unless I am a registered vendor.

  • I will not bring anyone not pre registered/identified on this or some other waiver form. All minors under my care at this ONENESS FEST are identified by name elsewhere on this registration.

  • I assume full responsibility for my personal welfare, personal property, and any minors who are under my care at the ONENESS FEST under all circumstances.

  • I assume full responsibility for my conduct related to the ONENESS FEST site environment, including its protection and conservation.

  • I understand that the ONENESS FEST is being held in a primitive camping area, and that I need to exercise caution to maintain the health and safety of myself and any minors under my care.

  • I understand that any medical, childcare, and other services at ONENESS FEST I choose to use for myself and/or minors in my care is completely at my own risk.

  • I understand that if I and/or the minors in my care choose not to comply with the ONENESS FEST Guidelines, I will be required to leave without refund and I agree to comply.

  • I agree to hold harmless AWAKE: Oneness Tribe, its directors, staff, volunteers, and associates as well as Good Templar Park, its owners, staff, volunteers, and associates for any personal injury or loss occurring to me or any minors under my care as a result of my participation in or connection with the ONENESS FEST under any circumstances.

  • I agree that in the event that the ONENESS FEST is canceled due to fire, flood, other disasters, acts of terrorism, war, strike, government intervention or civil commotion, that no refund shall be given.


 

Waiver and Release of Liability

 

In consideration of the risk of injury while participating in ONENESS FEST at Good Templar Park: 528 East Side Dr Geneva, IL 60134 produced by AWAKE: Oneness Tribe and its related and various activities (hereinafter referred to as the Activity), and in Consideration for the right to participate in the Activity, I hereby, for myself and for all minor children under my care, my/their heirs, executors, administrators, assigns, or personal representatives, knowingly and voluntarily enter into this Waiver and Release of Liability and hereby waive any and all rights, claims, or causes of action of any kind whatsoever arising out of my/our participation in the Activity, and do hereby release and forever discharge AWAKE: Oneness Tribe; Good Templar Park: 528 East Side Dr Geneva, IL 60134 as well as their owners, directors, officers, affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, heirs, or representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, for any physical or psychological injury, including but not limited to illness, paralysis, death, damages, economical or emotional loss, that I or my minor children may suffer as a direct result of my/their participation in the Activity, including traveling to and from events related to this Activity.

 

I acknowledge that I/we are voluntarily participating in the aforementioned Activity and participating in the Activity entirely at my/our own risk. I am aware of the risks associated with traveling to and from as well as participating in this Activity, which may include, but are not limited to, physical or psychological injury, pain, suffering, illness, disfigurement, temporary or permanent disability (including paralysis), economic or emotional loss, and death. I understand that these injuries or outcomes may arise from my own or others’ negligence, conditions related to travel, or the condition of the Activity’s location. I understand that these injuries or outcomes may arise from physical activities such as, but not limited to, workshop activities, classes, products or services, food consumption, participation in evening entertainment, or from camping activities. 

 

I understand that the Activity will take place in a primitive camping area, which itself presents risk. Nonetheless, I assume all related risks, both known or unknown to me, all of my/our participation in this Activity, including travel to and from this Activity and during this Activity.

On behalf of myself and my minor child(ren), I agree to indemnify and hold harmless AWAKE: Oneness Tribe, Good Templar Park: 528 East Side Dr Geneva, IL 60134 as well as their owners, directors, officers, affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, heirs, or representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns against any and all claims, suits, or actions of any kind whatsoever for liability, damages, compensation, or other actions brought by me or anyone on my behalf or on behalf of my minor child(ren), including attorney’s fees and any related costs.

 

I acknowledge that AWAKE: Oneness Tribe, Good Templar Park: 528 East Side Dr Geneva, IL 60134, as well as their owners, directors, officers, affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, heirs, or representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns are not responsible for errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific event or activity on behalf of AWAKE: Oneness Tribe, Good Templar Park: 528 East Side Dr Geneva, IL 60134.

 

I had knowledge that this Activity may involve a test of a person’s physical and mental limits, may carry with it the potential for death, serious injury, and/or property loss. The risks may include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, lack of hydration, condition of participants, equipment, vehicular traffic, and actions of others, including but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials, monitors, and for producers of the event.

 

I had knowledge of and I have carefully read this Waiver and Release of Liability, and I fully understand that it is a release of liability. I expressly agree to release and discharge AWAKE: Oneness Tribe, Good Templar Park: 528 East Side Dr Geneva, IL 60134 as well as their owners, directors, officers, affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, heirs, or representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns, from any and all claims or causes of action and agree to voluntarily give up or waive any rights I otherwise have or may have to bring a legal action against AWAKE: Oneness Tribe, Good Templar Park: 528 East Side Dr Geneva, IL 60134 as well as their owners, directors, officers, affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, heirs, or representatives, predecessors, successors, and assigns for any death, personal injury, or property damage. To the extent that statute or case law does not prohibit releases for negligence, this release is also for negligence on the part of AWAKE: Oneness Tribe, Good Templar Park: 528 East Side Dr Geneva, IL 60134 as well as their owners, directors, officers, affiliates, managers, members, agents, attorneys, staff, volunteers, heirs, or representatives, predecessors, successors, and assigns.

 

In the event I should require medical care or treatment, I agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment. I am aware and understand that I should carry my own Health Insurance. I understand that any medical, childcare, and other services at the Event that I choose to use for myself or any minor children in my care is completely at my/our own risk, and that this Release and Waiver of Liability specifically applies to those rendering such medical, childcare, and other services as agents, staff and/or volunteers of AWAKE: Oneness Tribe. In the event that any damage to equipment or facilities occurs as a result of my or my minor child(ren)’s willful actions, neglect, or recklessness, I acknowledge and agree to be held liable for any and all costs associated with any actions of neglect or recklessness. This agreement was entered into at arm’s length, without any duress or coercion, and that is to be interpreted as an agreement between two parties of equal bargaining strength. I agree that this agreement is clear and unambiguous as to its terms, and that no other evidence will be used or admitted to alter or explain the terms of this agreement, but that it will be interpreted based on the language in accordance with the purpose for which it is entered into. In the event that any portion contained within this Waiver and Release of Liability shall be deemed to be severable or invalid, or of any term, condition, for a use or portion of this agreement shall be determined to be unlawful or otherwise unenforceable, the remainder of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect, so long as the clause severed does not affect the intent of the parties. If the court should find any provision of this agreement to be invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting said provision that would become valid and enforceable, then said provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.

 

I grant AWAKE: Oneness Tribe permission to publish in print, electronic, or video format my likeness and the likeness of any minor children in my care or image or audio recordings of myself. I understand that the images and recordings may be used in, but are not limited to, the following: print publications, online publications, presentations, websites, and social media. I also understand that no royalty, fee, or other compensation shall become payable to me by reason of such use.

 

I grant AWAKE: Oneness Tribe permission to publish in electronic or video format video recordings of myself and any minor children in my care. I understand that the videos may be used in, but are not limited to, the following: print publications, online publications, presentations, websites, and social media. I also understand that no royalty, fee, or other compensation shall become payable to me by reason of such use.

 

COVID-19 Amendment: The individual festival attendee assumes all rights and risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic and understands that AWAKE: Oneness Tribe is not responsible for the health and safety of the festival participants. AWAKE: Oneness Tribe will follow local and federal regulations related to COVID-19 at the time of the event, which are subject to change from the time of ticket purchase. The ticket holder acknowledges that COVID-19 remains a health threat to individuals and the general public. COVID-19 is a highly transmissible disease which may be contracted or spread during the event and can result in serious health conditions, including death. AWAKE: Oneness Tribe is not responsible for any sickness, injury, or death resulting from contracting or spreading the COVID-19 virus. Ticket holders who refuse to abide by AWAKE: Oneness Tribe COVID-19 guidelines plus state, local, or federal guidelines enforced at the event will be removed from the event.

 

I affirm that I am 18 years or older, and that I am freely opting into this agreement for myself and on behalf of any minor child(ren). I certify that I have read this agreement, that I fully understand its content, and that this Waiver and Release of Liability cannot be modified orally.

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