Ignite! Under 18 (Kids) Policy*

Please carefully review these guidelines and expectations if you plan on bringing burners under the age of 18

Ignite! is delighted to welcome burners of all ages. To provide a safe experience for all participants, we have created these expectations and guidelines for families bringing burners under the age of 18.

Every participant under 18 must be accompanied by an adult (over 21) who will be responsible for them for the duration of the event – to be referred to as a ‘designated adult’. If the designated adult is not the parent or legal guardian of the under-18 participant, they must bring a signed and dated letter from the individual’s parent or legal guardian authorizing guardianship for the duration of the event. All designated adults must sign a form and list the names and ages of all participants under the age of 18 for whom they will be responsible before entering the event.

Theme camps and playforms will be asked to self-designate as green, yellow, red, or purple based on their age-appropriateness. Theme camps may have different designations during the day and night. It will be labeled on the theme camp sign.

  • >>Green (Rated G to PG) – The theme camp is friendly to all ages. Supervised kids are welcome.
  • >>Yellow (Rated PG-13) – The theme camp may have some mildly inappropriate events for younger burners. Supervised kids are welcome.
  • >>Red (Rated R) – The theme camp may have some activities that are inappropriate for some attendees. Supervised kids are welcome.
  • >>Purple (NC-17) – The theme camp is hosting adult-themed activities and minors are not allowed regardless of supervision.
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The common areas of the pavilion, effigy, and playground are considered green during the day and yellow at night. The entire neighborhood of Kindleton is considered green at all times.

The following supervision rules shall also apply:

  • >>Any adult supervising children is expected to maintain a reasonable level of sobriety.
  • >>Supervisors are expected to make their own decisions about what is appropriate for their minor, except where minors are expressly forbidden.
  • >>All participants under the age of 8 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • >>”Supervision” is defined by being in sight and earshot of each other with green and yellow areas. Within red areas “supervision” is defined by being within touching distance of each other.
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If anyone under 18 is found in violation of supervision, they will immediately be asked to leave by the theme camp or rangers. The IPA will assist with this if needed. Repeated supervision issues could be grounds for removal from the event of the person under 18, their designated adult, and any other children who signed in with that adult.

Participants under 18 are expected to follow the same expectations for living in a community to which all burners are held. Behaviors such as wandering into others’ tents or personal camp areas, interfering with others’ personal belongings, or failure to abide by 11th principle standards are not acceptable. If a person under 18 is found behaving in a way not acceptable to the community, they, along with their designated adult, will meet with a Ranger lead and IPA representatives to discuss preventing such behaviors from occurring again. If these behaviors continue, the participant under 18, their designated adult, and any other participants under the age of 18 with that adult may be asked to leave the event. This will be solely at the discretion of the IPA and/or representatives of the Transformus BOD.

Other examples of behavior from a person under 18 and/or their designated adult that could result in being asked to leave include but are not limited to:

  • >>If a participant under 18 is observed engaging in behaviors unsafe to themselves or others (examples include but are not limited to: getting into the lake, unruly behavior, unsafe behavior around vehicles, or failing to respect fire), there will be a meeting with the IPA and other appropriate individuals. Unsafe behavior could result in removal from the event of the underage participant, their designated adult, and anyone else under 18 with that adult.
  • >>Consumption of alcohol by anyone under 18 (or 21) could result in immediate removal from the event of the underage participant, their designated adult, and anyone else under 18 with that adult.
  • >>Anyone under 18 is not to operate golf carts, ATVs, or art cars even if they are a licensed driver.
  • >>Removal of wristband or attempts to alter a wristband may result in removal from the event of the underage participant, their designated adult, and anyone else under 18 with that adult.

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Families are encouraged to bring all materials needed to meet any special medical needs a child may have (epi pens, inhalers, etc). Families are also encouraged to note allergies or medical conditions on the child’s wristband at the gate. With the consent of the parent or guardian, ESD/EMS personnel will be made aware of anyone under 18 with medical conditions or special needs.

Families and designated adults are encouraged to bring a current photo of any participants under 18.

* Policy currently under review by the BOD and subject to change.