Festival Policies

On this page you will find information regarding the facilities, accommodations, safety, carpooling, our privacy policies, camp policies and other important information. Please email or call us, if you have any questions.
Click on any of these links to find specific information.
Community service

Directions
Facilities and Accommodations

Special Needs Accommodations
Food
Late Departure Policy
Noise
Privacy Policy
Safety
Transgender Women
Transportation and Carpooling
Young women and girls

 

Community service

At the festival, 3 hours of community service is required of each woman who attends. Sign up sheets are posted by the registration table. Community Service positions include tasks such as kitchen help, security patrols, assisting elderly or mobility challenged campers, restocking bathroom supplies.

Facilities and Accommodations

The campground has rustic cabins with twin size camp beds, screened doors and windows. There are two and four person cabins. If two or more women wish to share a cabin, all parties should indicate this on their registration forms. Bedding is not supplied and it gets cold at night. Space for tent camping is available. When you arrive at the festival, please ask for assistance from the staff in locating a site appropriate for your needs. There are flush toilets located near each section of cabins and the dining hall (the facilities near the dining hall also has hot showers). These facilities are uphill, a portable toilet and shower facility are made available for those with mobility issues. There is no electricity available in the cabins or toilets, except near the dining hall.

A 'girls' cabin is available for young women who wish to stay together. Depending on the age of girls, this cabin will have adult supervision at night

We have also designated two special sections of the camp:

Clean and Sober: No alcohol or drugs allowed in this area.

24-hour Silent: no loud talking or noise is allowed in the cabins or common areas.

 

Special Needs Accommodations

There are two cabins available for women with medical issues or other special needs. Both of these cabins have electricity. Be sure to inform us of any special needs when you register. Space in these cabins is limited and will be assigned according to need and order of registration. For those with mobility issues, that prevent them from getting uphill to the bathrooms and showers, a portable toilet and shower are available. The toilet is located near the Dining Hall. If you need to use the portable shower, please contact staff for assistance. 

 

Food

Catered gourmet meals are provided, with meat and vegan options. Other dietary options and needs are accommodated as much as possible, but not always guaranteed. Refrigerator space is made available for special dietary or medical needs.

Late Departure Policy

We are required to leave the Woodlands by 11 am on Sunday. This is to be sure the camp can be cleaned and made ready for campers that may be scheduled to arrive Sunday afternoon. Please plan for departure accordingly. Campers remaining in the campground after the scheduled departure time will be billed a surcharge of $100.

 

Noise

Respect the needs of others, please don't make loud noises late at night or near workshops and rituals.

Privacy Policy

Elderflower Womenspirit compiles a list of attendees each year. This list includes names, addresses, email addresses and phone numbers. The list is distributed to the women who attend the festival, for the purpose of encouraging networking and continuing friendships. This list is not released, sold or published at any other time. If you do not wish your contact information to be included in this list, please note this on your registration form.

 

In order to protect your privacy, at onsite Registration, you will be asked to complete an Image Use Authorization form, to indicate whether or not we have permission to use your picture on our website or other promotional materials. We do not publish photos of women in any state of undress, and attendees are not identified by name. You are welcome to bring a camera to the festival. However, please be sure other attendees are comfortable with being photographed before taking their picture. No photography is allowed during rituals. Flash photography is not allowed during post ritual celebrations, as some women may still in an altered state during this time.

Safety

Except for the Fire Pit and the fireplace in the Dining Hall, no fire, candles, gas or propane lanterns or stoves are allowed in the Mendocino Woodlands. Please do not store any food in cabins or cars, to avoid issues with bears or other critters.

Workshop Attendance Guidelines

Workshops are offered as a gift to the community. Some presenters may list specifications based on the workshop topics. All women are invited to attend any workshop in which they feel they meet workshop guidelines.

Transgender Women

Male-To-Female Transgendered women are welcome to attend Elderflower Womenspirit. Women who are still Pre Surgery are respectfully asked to use the private shower facilities. We request that all public areas of the Festival remain phallus free.

Transportation and Carpooling

The campsite is not accessible by public transportation, although there is a bus that runs through Mendocino itself. Mendocino Woodlands has a good map with directions on their website.
 

Young Women and Girls

All young women and girls under 18 must be accompanied to the festival by an adult. There is no childcare available, except for adult supervision in the Girl's Cabin at night. However, volunteers may schedule activities for girls, and arrangements may be made between attendees to trade or provide childcare. Mothers are expected to supervise their daughters appropriately.



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Elderflower Womenspirit
P.O. box 410236
San Francisco, CA 94141-0236
(415) 339-8000
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