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! Hundreds of (unpaid) hours of joy and effort go into setting the stage for this unique event and our intention is to bring this vital, ethical and expansive body festival to the globe for years to come!
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.
Honor our sacred grounds – respect them as you would respect any natural or national treasure.
Honor each other, use Consent in social interactions, familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, understand the Empire Haven camp rules, attend our mandatory daily orientation and resist the urge to throw caution to the wind.
Without our attendees following these basic guidelines – we would find it impossible to continue our work! If you need additional clarity, have questions, observe questionable behaviors by others, have solution-based critiques, need conﬂict resolution, feel unsafe, are short of food/supplies – please contact/text me at 315-254-4080, ﬁnd me or Petra Stone at Site #51 or leave a note for us at the Festival registration booth.
A big thank you to everyone involved in the success of our event! As always – positive and compassionate attitudes will go a long way in making this a memorable week for everyone!
Brian Leonard (Site 51) and Petra Stone, Festival Ambassadors and Directors
SENTIENT Beings are ALERT, AWARE & RESPONSIVE.
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 (Fitnell BBQ, Gypsy Girl Woodfired Pizza), Sun Field, video art, community building exercises, vendors, campfires/bonfires, yoga, water ceremony, free cosmic UV body painting, perma-culture, flow culture, transformational media, Tai Chi, water aerobics, Kidz Club, endless stargazing, nature walks, team sports (Pickleball, Petanque, Volleyball), closing circle and much, much MORE!
***due to Covid Awareness we will be featuring a new open air gathering space in the large pavilion called Club Soma. This is a unique evening gathering space featuring ping-pong, foosball, Wii Sports, BYOB (no glass bottles please). Event space will close promptly prior to 11:30pm.
ABOUT THE CAMPGROUND AND SURROUNDING REGION:
SENTIENT Fest and Empire Haven Nudist Resort are centrally located in New York State! We are just an hour south of Syracuse, NY (www.visitsyracuse.com) and 30 minutes north of Ithaca, NY (www.visitithaca.com) with its world-renowned Finger Lakes Wine Trail (https://www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com/wine-food/wine-trails/) as well as a growing regional beer trail (https://fingerlakeswinerytours.com/beer-trail/) and fabulous selection of breathtaking waterfalls (https://uncoveringnewyork.com/ithaca-waterfalls/) Watkins Glen Gorge trail is another not to be missed destination (https://www.nystateparkstours.com/watkinsglen/) Just minutes from the Festival are Cortland (www.experiencecortland.com , 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 (www.dec.ny.gov/lands/36727.html) and sits 1600 feet above sea level on a secluded hilltop above Fillmore Glen State Park (https://parks.ny.gov/parks/fillmoreglen/details.aspx) 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 (https://www.cayugacounty.us/1124/Millard-Fillmore)! In addition is the wonderful New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center, located just 20 minutes away in Auburn, NY (www.tourcayuga.com).
For more Festival information, ﬁnd us on Facebook and at www.sentientfest.com as well as Twitter and Instagram! 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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCxmaq994BFqAaz7HxYDR9EP_oXEikNFFV3b3xCaQPC35_aA/viewform