Check-in on Friday night will be from 5:30 p.m. – 8-ish. Snacks will be available from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday night. Late check-in will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Everyone should stop by the registration table under the dining canopy when you arrive at camp to find out where to pitch your tent, as well as say hello, receive important communications about the ale, get a snack, etc.
In addition, we're asking each team to designate one person to act as liaison for payments, official check-in, and distribution of buttons and t-shirts. We will give this person a registration packet to be handed out to the rest of the team. This person should be ready, willing and able to pay all outstanding balances (if there are any) on behalf of your team at time of pickup.
There will be a signup sheet at registration asking for volunteers for some small jobs, which the ale czars would greatly appreciate your team's help with. This is a great way to meet new people! We thank you in advance for your help with these volunteer jobs. You help us make the ale the wonderful event it is!
The Ale camp is based, as in past years, at Peter Hoover and Peggy Haine's farm, just south-west of Trumansburg, NY.
5785 Rumsey Rd.
Trumansburg, NY 14886
This is a camping ale, so be sure to bring a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, flashlight, bug spray, etc. You won't need any cooking gear as all meals are provided.
Our hosts, Peter Hoover and Peggy Haine are graciously providing almost complete run of their property for the duration of the Ale. We will be camping on their land. We will erect a large tent and will set up tables and chairs for meals and as a place to congregate should there be rain. We have use of Peter and Peggy's cider house as a cooking facility. There is limited access to electricity on the grounds except in the cooking area and sauna, but the dining tent will be lit. Ale participants may use Peter and Peggy's sauna in evening along with its wood stove-fired shower. Such luxury!
If anyone prefers swimming in Cayuga Lake to Peter's Pond, Saturday driving directions for after the last stand and before dinner include an optional route from your last stand to Taughannock Falls State Park on Cayuga Lake in Trumansburg ($8 per vehicle car park fee).
Peter and Peggy are graciously providing almost complete run of his property. However, some restrictions do apply. We are asking the following of all Ale participants.