2021 Sentient Festival
FROM THE AMBASSADOR
We’ve been looking forward to seeing you and providing the backdrop for a day trip/vacation/festival of a lifetime! Please keep these simple tenets in mind:
Honor our owners, staff and seasonal campers who have worked so diligently to share their beloved camp with you.
The same goes for our sacred grounds – respect them as you would respect any natural or national treasure.
You will undoubtedly see areas that you want to improve or be involved in. We welcome all solution- based criticism and we believe that your insight along with your own contributions will help to evolve this festival into one that you will be able to share conﬁdently with friends, co-workers and relatives. Please attend our closing ceremony to share your festival experience or simply go to our new online Festival Evaluation at
If you need additional clarity, have questions, solution-based critiques, need conﬂict resolution, feel unsafe, are short of food/supplies – please contact me at 315-254-4080, ﬁnd me at site #51 or leave a note for me at the Festival registration or Empire Clubhouse.
As always – positive and compassionate attitudes will go a long way in making this a memorable week for everyone!
Sincerely, Brian Leonard (Site 51), Festival Ambassador
150 CONSENT FIRST and COVID AWARE activities over 6 days! What we offer: Paytra's coffee house, opening circle, daily keynote speakers, intimate evening concerts with original artists, art exhibits, ecstatic dances, heated pool, Club Soma***, documentary film festival, beer/cider/cheese tasting from regional award-winning favorites, 100 acres to roam, forest bathing, Paytra's Woodland Gardens, guided Silent Disco in nature, 2 hot tubs, live art, outdoor group Gong Sound Bath, laser light shows with giant LCD projections, expert facilitators, somatic sexuality educators, pristine mountain air, homesteading, holistic/spa services, drum circle, food trucks, Sun Field, video art, community building exercises, vendors, campfires/bonfires, yoga, water ceremony, UV body painting, perma-culture, flow culture, therapeutic photography, Tai Chi, water aerobics, Kidz Club, endless stargazing, nature walks, team sports (Pickleball, Petanque, Volleyball), closing circle and much, much MORE!
***due to Covid safety concerns in 2021 we will be featuring a new open air gathering space in the large pavilion called Club Soma.
We are centrally located just an hour south of Syracuse, NY and 30 minutes north of Ithaca, NY (a small city rich in the arts and culinary delights, home of Buttermilk & Taughannock Falls, Ithaca Farmers Market, Cornell University & Ithaca College and world-renowned for its wine trail). Just minutes from the Festival are Cortland (home of SUNY Cortland), Homer and Moravia, NY. All offer activities, eateries, shopping and grocery stores.
The Festival itself takes place at scenic Empire Haven Nudist Park (celebrating over 60 years of clothing optional camping). The camp is geographically located beside the Summerhill State Forest and sits on a secluded hilltop above Fillmore Glen State Park and Owasco Lake. For lovers of American history, there is a historical landmark just minutes from the camp which represents the birthplace of Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States! In addition is the wonderful New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, located just 20 minutes away in Auburn, NY
For reservation information call 315-497-0135 (rentals & RV sites will sell out – raw tent camping always available!). To make your entry more efﬁcient please go to the online Festival pre-registration form which is located at: