At SNRG, we encourage all participants to embrace consensual behavior, including seeking consent to take people’s pictures or otherwise interact with them in any way that invades personal space or involves physical contact. Consent must be clearly granted from an individual who is clearly in control of their faculties enough to grant it. Some text borrowed from 11th Principle: Consent!
- Touch: Just because you hugged someone yesterday doesn’t mean you can surprise them with a hug today. “Surprise contact” isn’t always wanted, even if it’s affectionate.
- Kink: Consent for one thing isn’t consent for another. If I said you can spank me, that doesn’t give you permission to grope me.
- Sex: Consent can be revoked once it’s been given.
- Gifts: Disclose what is in your gifts, even if it’s just essential oils. Some people have sensitivities
- Foods: Disclose the ingredients. One person’s innocuous ingredient can be someone else’s allergy.
- Photography: Ask before taking pictures. Remember, consent to take a picture is NOT consent to post it on your blog.
We are adopting a policy of zero tolerance for abuse, sexual or otherwise. Join us in creating a safe space for all participants!
What should I do if I experience or witness an abusive or non-consensual incident?
Participants who experience or witness non-consensual incidents should contact a ranger or medical staff, should they need them. This is a relatively small event, so if you can’t find those resources in your immediate area, ask the nearest theme camp for help to locate or radio event staff.
In a non-emergency, and as proactive preventative behavior, participants should help self-manage things to create a safe space for one another.