PortalBurn, the official Upstate NY Regional Burn, is bouncing its way giddily towards its 4th burn which will be held on private land in Ovid, NY from August 4-8. Popular myth is that 2016 will be the 3rd PortalBurn, but truth is the virgin PortalBurn was in 2013. It was small and intimate with about 50 people… just enough to bring some upstaters together and dip our toes into the regional burn waters. Well, now after two more burns, we are fully immersed and looking for fresh faces to join the leadership team!
We’re thrilled to announce we’ve secured a new location for 2016, still within the Ithaca region. While our 2015 location was wonderful, community feedback sent us searching for land with more flat space and tree camping. Well we got it! Along with a babbling brook! As everyone knows, getting this show on the road takes a village though… and we need you.
We are currently accepting applications for new Board Members. If you want to be part of the leadership team that builds the framework for the event, fill out an application and let us know! The deadline for applying is Dec 15, 2015. We’ll be making the final decision on selecting new Board Members shortly thereafter.
We are also looking for Leads for all departments that are the meat and potatoes of PortalBurn. Lead applications are now open and we’d love to hear from anyone interested! If any of these tickle your fancy, please apply: Parking Lead, Fire Team Lead, Medical Lead, Ticketing/Gate Lead, Volunteer Lead, Theme Camp Lead/Placement, Ranger Lead, HELP Guide, DPW Lead, Art Department Lead, and Sound Lead. The leads will play a huge role in helping to orchestrate the logistics for PortalBurn 2016 at our new site, so we want to get folks on board as early as possible. Please apply soon!