Q: What is Camp Crucible?
A: Camp Crucible is the ultimate outdoor 24/7 fantasy vacation for those interested or involved in BDSM, sexuality, sensuality, Human Pony Play, education, exploration, relaxation, and socializing with old friends while meeting new ones.
Q: How long does camp last?
A: Camp Crucible's Full Monty package runs from noon on Saturday May 28th through Sunday June 5th breakfast and includes all meals in addition to the infamous midnight snacks, lodging, education, special events, 3 dungeons, pool, and more.
In addition there are two partial packages to accommodate those campers who are unable to take advantage of the nine-day Full Monty package. Session 1 runs from noon on Saturday, May 28th through noon on Wednesday, June 1st. Session 2 runs from noon on Wednesday, June 1st through noon on Sunday, June 5th.
Q: What are chores?
A: Chores are activities that help make Camp run smoothly for all of us and are, for the most part, fun! Chores can be anything from helping to serve lunch to keeping our dungeons safe by volunteering for a 2-hour DM shift. Sign up will be during the registration process when you get to Camp.
This year campers who have signed up for the Full Monty (all nine days) will be asked to perform 8 hours of chores. Campers who have signed up for Session 1 or Session 2 will be asked to perform 4 hours of chores.
Specific chores are:
Serving Food in the Captain’s Mess
Assisting in the Spa
Helping out at HQ
Being a Dungeon Monitor
If you wish you can “buy out” of your chores when you register. Chore buy out for the Full Monty (all nine days) will cost $150. Chore buy out for Session 1 or Session 2 will cost $80.
Q: Where is Camp?
A: It's not a secret, Camp Crucible is located in northern Maryland at Camp Ramblwood, the home of almost all the kinky and sex positive events on the East coast. It is an easy 2-hour drive from Washington, DC., or Philadelphia areas.
Q: What are the cabins like? Do I have to “rough it”?
A: The cabins are nestled in the trees throughout the Camp. The cabins are divided into 3 different types, doubles, quads or the horseshoe cabins. Double cabins hold 12 beds per side and share a central bathroom. Quads hold 4 rooms of about 7-10 beds each and share one central bathroom. Cabins in the horseshoe hold about 7-10 beds and share two centrally located bathrooms. In the horseshoe cabins you will have to leave your cabin to reach the bathrooms. Each cabin has hot water, multiple showers, enclosed toilet areas, sinks and mirrors, racks and/or shelving units. Beds can be pushed together and topped with your air mattress to create a king-size bed. There are plenty of electrical outlets for all your appliances. There is no central A/C, however each cabin comes with Caribbean-style shutter windows with screens. Many of the cabins have front porches.
Q: How do I get to Camp Crucible?
A: After you register you will receive an email with directions and all the information you will need to get into Camp. We are committed to protecting your privacy and security.
Q: May I bring my tent?
A: Yes! Many people in the past have enjoyed camping out on the rolling planes of Camp. There will be a $25 discount per session for folks who wish to tent or bring trailer RVs.
Q: Is Camp Crucible handicapped accessible?
A: Yes! There is a handicap accessible cabin with at-the-door taxi service, if desired. Several of the dungeons and pony play areas are ground level as well. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns — we are committed to making your vacation everything you dreamed about.
Q: What will the food be like? Will there be vegetarian meals?
A: We are proud of our menu this year. You will be served three meals per day plus a hearty midnight snack. A vegetarian menu has been added this year. When you register you will be asked to select either the regular menu or the vegetarian menu. This will allow Chefs Paul and Gary to provide the best dining experience for everyone. There will always be coffee, soda, water, and more for your pleasure. For those who have special dietary needs, feel free to bring your own supplemental food items.
Q: Does Camp Crucible have a dress code?
A: Huh? What's that? Even though many of our campers bring fetish wear and even though you may discover and dress your “inner pirate”, you can wear anything or nothing at all! This is a private, isolated facility. Be wary in your 5-inch stilettos, though, and learn to love those flats, boots, hooves, and sandals. Health regulations require that genitals be covered in the Captain’s Mess, but you can always eat in the sun!
Q: What is the “Formal Dinner”?
A: Camp Crucible’s Formal Dinner is the culmination of Camp. Everyone puts on their best leather, pirate or formal outfit and we dine. Campers often set the tables to fit the theme of Camp or even with china and crystal. Uncle Frazier will provide a selection of wine to accompany the dinner. (Uncle Frazier is a serious wine snob)
Q: What if it rains?
A: Who cares? Let me repeat: Who cares! We have more than 20,000 square feet of dungeons, a Spa, classrooms, and the Dining Hall — all indoors so you won’t have to miss one minute of play. And who says we can’t play in the rain!
Q: Will we get to choose our own cabin mates?
A: Of course, if you want to! After you register, you will have access to the Attendees Area on the Camp website where you can set up your cabin or join an existing cabin group. Although some cabin groups are by invitation only there are plenty of places for smaller groups to room together. We can’t promise you’re group will be the only one in your cabin but we will do our best to find you the perfect bunk.
Q: What if I have to cancel my registration?
A: All cancellations are subject to a $50 handling fee (per registrant). The last day to cancel and receive a full refund (minus the handling fee) is May 21, 2011.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Below is a list of items you may want to bring with you. If you've got something you *think* you might want, bring it. You'll want it. Trust us, nobody comes back to camp with LESS than they brought the year before.
- REQUIRED FOR CHECKING IN: Photo ID (meaning a driver's license or other photo ID)
- REQUIRED FOR CHECKING IN: Registration confirmation letter
- Linens (or rent ours)
- Pillow, sheets, electric blanket
- Washcloth, beach and bath towels
- Cooler and fan
- Extension cords
- Flashlights (and batteries)
- Camp porch chairs
- Air mattress and inflator
- FM Radio for Robert and Abby's famous KINK Radio
- Alarm Clock
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo/conditioner
- Deodorant, foot spray/powder
- Prescription glasses or contact lenses (extra pair recommended)
- Prescription medicine and EPI kits
- Allergy medications
- Bug repellant
- Or not!
- Shoes and shower shoes
- T-shirts and long sleeve shirts
- Jeans and shorts
- Raincoat and umbrella
- Fetish wear
- Bathing suit
(Remember: it is clothing optional!)
- Toy bag
- Sex toys
- Condoms (Safe Sex Play at Camp)
- Lube and exam gloves
- Aftercare blanket
Things you CANNOT bring to camp:
- NO Cameras
- NO Refrigerators
- NO Air Conditioners
- NO Hot Plates
- NO Space Heaters
Q: Why can't I bring my camera?
A: We have a "No Camera Policy" to ensure everyone’s privacy and security. If you want photographs made of your vacation at camp, you may see the Camp Photographer and arrange something. When you get to camp, you will be able to sign a vaiver during the sign-in process to either have your pictures taken or not. Each camper that asks NOT to have their picture taken will wear a special RED lanyard for their Camp ID, and be issued a RED wrist band that will signify you DO NOT want to have your picture taken. This will ensure your privacy at camp. Make sure you wear it at all times.
Uncle Frazier and the Camp Staff are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate fantasy vacation of your life! If there is something we can do to make your time here special, please don't hesitate to ask! In the past we have had the pleasure of hosting weddings, bridling ceremonies, and special commitments. We welcome the opportunity to serve you, if you let us know in advance.