Code of Conduct

Last Updated: 2017-04-03

Code of Conduct

In order to ensure the well-being of the CFT campers, staff, and site, all participants must read, understand, and comply with the following Code of Conduct. If we all show respect for each other, the land, and our respective property, we can continue to hold this fantabulous furry shindig indefinitely! The Code may be changed from time to time without notice, so even if you think you know what to do, read it again!

Violations of this Code are dealt with on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to remove you from the event without refund.

Respect The Law

Although we may be out in the wild, campers are still expected to comply with all federal, state, and local laws. Additionally, please follow any instructions given by a Campfire Tails staff member–they have only your best interests at heart!

Respect The Site

This event takes place in the Deschutes National Forest. We must appreciate the privilege of using this wonderful site by treating it well and leaving it nicer than we found it. Ultimately, we wish to uphold the classic outdoorsman’s motto: “Take only pictures, leave only footprints.” For campers this means always cleaning up after yourself, disposing of trash in the proper receptacles, and avoiding activities that could harm plant or wildlife.

Additionally, there are a number of site-specific rules enforced by the Parks Service, all of which we are required to follow:

  • No open fires outside of fire rings.
  • No fireworks.
  • No use of soap or shampoo unless it is biodegradable.
  • Avoid touching, harassing, or otherwise inconveniencing the local wildlife.
  • No box trucks, moving vans, or vehicles over 29 feet in length allowed onto the site.
  • Open containers of alcohol must be confined to “indoor” spaces (i.e. tents).
  • Silly string, glitter bombs, confetti, and the like may not be used on site due to the difficulty of cleanup.
  • Firearms are prohibited.

Cigarette butts pose a fire risk and do not decompose; dispose of them in fire rings or a butt-can. Discarding cigarette butts on the ground is prohibited.

Respect Each Other

Campfire Tails is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion (or lack thereof), or socio-economic background.

We do not tolerate harassment in any form.

Be considerate and respectful of each other by observing the following after 10pm:

  • Keep your noise to a personal radius.
  • Stereos and instruments are prohibited outside of red camp.

At all times:

  • Keep public conduct to a “PG-13” rating.
  • Contact a member of staff if you need help resolving a conflict with another attendee.


Due to the unique nature of our event and for liability reasons, we must restrict our campers to 18+ years of age. For this reason, you are required to show valid ID when you check in. If you cannot show one of the following forms of ID, you will be denied entry to the event:

  • Drivers License or State/Providence/National ID Card
  • United States Permanent Resident Card
  • Military ID
  • Passport, Passport Card or Trusted Traveler Program Card (Global Entry, NEXUS, FAST, or SENTRI)

Campfire Tails is a private event and is not open to the public. To identify yourself as an authorized attendee of the event, please wear your con badge at all times.


All attendees bringing animals must sign a waiver of liability for each pet. For safety reasons, we require that no animal be left unattended under any circumstances. When you bring your pet to camp, be prepared to provide the following items/information for each animal: proof of licensing, vaccination records, a leash, food, and any medications (enough to last throughout the event). You must have another attendee agree to be responsible for each animal as a backup handler, in case you must leave your pet(s) for any reason. Owners are also expected to clean up after their pets and are required to keep them on leash at all times unless they are exiting or entering the water.

Video & Photography

Campfire Tails is a private event and is not open to the media or non-participating observers.

Photography or recording of video for the purpose of circulation, publication, or sale is expressly forbidden unless written permission has been obtained from Campfire Tails administration. Individuals may collect photo and video for personal use.

Be considerate of other campers by making them aware any time you intend to record photo or video, and respect the privacy of anyone who indicates that they do not want to be recorded.


All attendees over the age of 21 will be given a wristband at check-in. Attendees serving alcohol are expected to treat anyone not wearing a wristband as a minor.

Personal Responsibility

Attendees are responsible for others that make use of their property and/or structures. Additionally, attendees are responsible for the security of their vehicles, structures, and property. While we try to ensure the safety of our attendees and their property, we expect attendees to exercise common sense, e.g. storing valuables in a secure fashion.

(Please direct any Lost & Found inquiries to Con Ops.)