Fri3d Camp 2016
the family-friendly maker camp
about technology, education && nature

13-15 August
Hoge Rielen
Belgium

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[edit] Camp rules

In case of emergency, call 014 55 84 10 (De Hoge Rielen 24/7 front desk) before calling 112

  • Be excellent to each other
  • Leave the campsite cleaner than you found it.
  • Parents are responsible for their children and their safety
  • We have an internet connectivity similar to a standard Telenet home connection, but we're more people than a single family, so please share bandwidth!
  • Refer visitors without wristbands to the Info Booth
  • The Info Booth in the Social Hangar is the central point of communication.
  • Obey gravity

[edit] Where we are

See also: Location

Camping grounds K2 and K8 at De Hoge Rielen (Google maps). The nearest parking is Parking 5, Ossengoor (street without number, drive to the end), Kasterlee, Belgium (Google maps). There is a big map at the parking lot and we will post arrows. A walk to our camping grounds is close to a kilometer! Take this into account when packing, bring a bike, and we'll have "bakfietsen" to transport stuff.

[edit] Useful addresses

Be warned that shops are likely closed on Friday August 15 because of a public holiday! The shops below are the closest, but not necessarily the best!

  • Doctors: Huisartsenkring Kasterlee: http://www.praktijkhuis2460.be/
  • Supermarket: Delhaize Kasterlee, Binnenpad 5, 2460 Kasterlee (Closed on public holidays)
  • Supermarket: Spar Tielen, Tielendorp 11, 2460 Tielen (Should be open on public holidays from 8:30 to 12:00)
  • Frituur: Geelsebaan 21, 2460 Kasterlee
  • Pizzeria: Vecchia Roma, http://www.v-roma.com, Geelsebaan 27 2460 kasterlee
  • DIY: Brico, Parklaan 80/82, 2300 Turnhout

[edit] Timing

  • Our official camp program runs from Friday 15 August 2014 at 11:00 until Sunday 17 August at ~15:00-16:00
  • We expect most of the people to arrive the evening of Thursday 14 August, starting at ~18:00
  • You are welcome to come one day earlier, from 13 August 10:00 and stay until Monday 18 August 18:00 if you want to help with build-up and cleanup

[edit] What to bring

[edit] For your stay

Try to pack light. The trip from the parking lot to the camping grounds is rather far (~1km) and everything needs to be transported by foot/bakfiets/fiets.

  • Tent (top quality Quechua pop-up tents can be bought from Decathlon for <50€)
  • Mattress, sleeping bag
  • Clothes that match the weather
  • Swimming gear (there's a swimming lake at De Hoge Rielen)
  • Toiletry, toilet paper (we have toilets, washing basins and col water family showers)
  • Trashbags
  • Night light
  • Your car's fire extinguisher
  • Drugs (as in medications against diarrhea, headaches, migraine, arthritis, extreme sex drive, ...)
  • Plenty cigarettes, if you need them
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Anti allergic measures: There are many wasps in the vicinity. If you're allergic to wasp-stings, please make sure you have anti-allergic measures with you.

TL;DR: Survival gear

[edit] Food and drinks

Provided dinners: We serve a BBQ on Friday evening and another warm meal (chicken+applesauce or meatballs+cherries) on Saturday evening, included in your ticket, you have to bring all your other food. For those who registered the vegetarian options, we will provide BBQ (veggieburger, tofu brochette and mushrooms) and veggie balls with cherries for meals

Drinks at the bar: There's a bar with very democratic prices (1€ per drink) for cooled drinks (beers, sodas, juices, even fristi!) and we'll serve free coffee throughout (bring your own cup!)

Bread: You will be able to order bread and koffiekoeken from the info booth, next-morning delivery if ordered before 15:00

  • Bring snacks, fruits, bread, and all the other yummy camping foods you need for you and your family, for breakfasts, lunches and snacks
  • Cooking/eating supplies: Plate, spork, knife, cup, glass, ...
  • Dish washing soap, towels
  • Cooking gear: If you want to make an omelette in the morning or do any other cooking, bring your camping cooking gear. There is no kitchen at our camping ground, but you are welcome to organise a community kitchen with the gear you bring

TL;DR: Bring breakfast, lunch, snack items

[edit] Cash

Bring cash if you want to buy extra t-shirts at camp (they'll be 20€ per t-shirt), get tokens for the bar (all cooled drinks will be 1€!) or if you want to buy extra soldering kits when the badge (to be soldered by everyone!) isn't enough for your soldering hunger.

TL;DR: No bitcoins supported

[edit] For keeping yourselves busy

We'll have a whole program for your entertainment, but that's only half of what hacker camping is. Bring your computer, electronics projects, geeky toys and projects to promote geeky collaborations of all kinds.

  • Your computers are welcome, we'll have uplink, power and plenty of tables and chairs to set up computers
  • Make a back-up and leave your back-up at home
  • Extension cords and power strip (make sure you have one free plug, you will have to chain with others, so the more you can bring, the better!
  • Chargers and batteries
  • Your geeky projects that you want to work on or show off with
  • Tools needed for any hacking that you want to do
  • Geeky toys that children may enjoy
  • Headphones

TL;DR Computers are welcome

[edit] For the community

  • Bring all the power cables, extension cords and power strips you can find
  • Bikes, if you can transport a bike, that would be helpful!
  • Crafting gear for children (paper, coloring items, scissors, tape, clay, ...)
  • Lights (anything from christmas lights to disco lights are welcome) to light up the camp at night

[edit] What NOT to bring

  • Pets are not welcome on the camping grounds
  • Cars, caravans and other motorized vehicles are prohibited on the domain
  • There is no need to bring tables, chairs or even tents to install your computers and projects, we have plenty of space and furniture in the hangars, extra furniture you bring will have to be hauled as extra weight for over 1km from the parking!

[edit] Towel

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost." What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; "hoopy": really together guy; "frood": really amazingly together guy.)
--Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy