FAQ:

TERRAIN

Where the Sheep Sleep 2018 will be held for the second time in Apeldoorn, at the beautiful green Park Berg en Bos.

This incredible lush and flowy terrain is the perfect place for our intimate get together but is also a protected nature reserve. This means there a couple of important limitations we need to share.

Sound

For those of you who are not an official sound camp but would like to have music or other acoustic & amplified entertainment within their camp, the maximum sound limit at the camp site is 75db (A), comparable to an iPod with small speaker and definitely not a professional sound system.
Be thoughtful of your neighbors and respect our surroundings. Amplified sound after 11pm and before 10am is not allowed as the event takes place in a nature reserve. But do know that our sound engineers are working around the clock to create a special place for our restless sheep, who did not come to sleep, but love to party around the clock!
Would you like to share louder music with the other guests please contact the organization, so that we can reserve a spot for you on one of the stages or help you with putting up a silent disco.

Electricity

We share power at WtSS. The reason for this is mainly environmental reasons, as we can get green power from the grid and we don’t want people to use generators in the quarry. However, this means that we will all have to help each other out in minimizing consumption and share extension cords /outlets et cetera – or the entire city might go down. Bring only LED lights, solar powered lights and try not to use heaters (toaster, water boilers, professional coffee machines). Turn things off when you’re not using them.

Fire Guidelines

In accordance to Dutch law it’s not allowed to have small fires close to the camping area (this is for our safety and includes flares, BBQs etc). A designated place to cook (where open propane fires and barbecue are ok) is at the central kitchen tents. We want to be able to come back to the place so please respect this.
Controlled bonfires are permitted only in the for this use provided “fire bowls” that are placed on designated areas on the terrain.
Before starting any open fire (including fireworks, open barbecues or bonfires), you are required to make sure that total fire prohibition is not in effect. This decision is taken on a day to day basis by the local government and is non-negotiable if in effect. Your nearest “Wolf Ranger” will know if this is the case.
Questions with answers:
  • Can we make a fireplace anywhere?
    Controlled bonfires are permitted only in the for this use provided “fire bowls” that are placed on designated areas on the site.
  • What is the difference between a fire and a stove?
    A stove is only for cooking (on gas), so no open fire!
  • How far from other things does it need to be?
    A minimum of 3 meters from (sleeping) tents is required.
  • How common is it that there is a general fire ban in the area in July?  
    It all depends on the weather. This Is Holland but we did place an order for the best event weather available!

Building Sh*t

Projections/ moving lights & smoke machines
WtSS is organized in the middle of a nature reserve and we honor this with respect for the surrounding nature and local wildlife. Use of moving lights, projections and smoke machines are in principle not allowed. In extraordinary cases and after careful consideration, the organization could provide an exception.
Vertical constructions
Would you like to build a vertical construction? Vertical constructions are allowed up to 2 meters. Would you like to build higher than this, please contact the organization so that we can work out the possibilities within safety limits.

MooP / Leave No Trace

It’s one of our core principles. No trash receptacles are provided. Please take everything you bring to the event, back home with you: pack it in, bring it out – every last tiny scrap. Never ever let trash hit the ground, but clean up as you go. If it is your cigarette butt, grey water, beer can or decoration: it goes home with you. Pack bin bags to separate your waste and use as much recyclable materials as you can.
No MOOP (Matter Out Of Place), so leave your feathers and loose glitters at home!