UPDATE June 23 2020 10:33 pm EDT
As the world changes daily, we here at The POINT recognise that this global situation requires us to be mindful as we continue with our regular activities. Almost everything has been affected. Most important, though, is that we interact, socialize and have fun with others. Without a doubt, some of us are still uncertain about how we can interact and still maintain our safety. The POINT staff have worked tirelessly to implement new policies and measures that comply, and even exceed, the standards set by the government and public health – all this in an effort to keep all of our campers safe. We are doing everything we can within the provincial limits in place at this time (e.g., groups of 10 in a gathering, social distancing, social bubbles). All this affects how or whether we can proceed with some events in the park, like dances, bonfires, BINGO, and anything else that requires the use of our facilities or large groups gathering.
FORBIDDEN is a special event that we at The POINT look forward to hosting every year. We feel this event is important to our community and is reflective of our diversity. There has been much discussion to whether we could host FORBIDDEN this year and if so, how would a “modified FORBIDDEN” proceed. After much consideration and with great excitement, it has been decided that we will be able to proceed with FORBIDDEN 2020! That being said, this year, FORBIDDEN will be different. We can still offer you five days in our oasis, dressed or undressed as you choose, under the sun, among close friends, secure in the knowledge that we are doing everything to keep you as safe as we can. Fortunately, the virus has been found to be less viable in outdoor spaces, making The POINT an ideal place to enjoy. Our washrooms are open, and clean, and our staff are at the ready to keep them properly maintained and disinfected. Social distancing is easy here, and we intend to reduce the number of people for this event to make social distancing even easier and to reduce the size of the crowds in any given area. One key change we are making is to limit the number of registered guests on any given site to a maximum of four people. That does not mean you can’t have more people visit your site – but we are trying to ensure that our guests and their equipment are spread out more around the grounds. With a reduction in the number of people at the event, the change to site capacity should not impact anyone registering this year. We have taken all the necessary precautions to keep you an appropriate distance from others. There are creative ways to enjoy each other’s company and feel comfortable here at The POINT. Rest assured that our goal is to work with you to make this event as relaxing and as enjoyable as possible while exploring new ways to play.
The new pool is open at this time (with rave reviews from our current campers here this past weekend), with a maximum number of people in or around the pool – the numbers of people might change over time, but the pool area will still be a fun place to hangout. We have also moved some of our pool loungers to the lawns next to the pool so people can relax and enjoy the sunshine but are able to socially distance more easily.
As things evolve and change, we will continue to do all we can to ensure that this year’s event will be incredible. Will it be different? Yes, but it will also be more intimate and still affords people the chance to do a lot of things they cannot easily do anyplace other than FORBIDDEN.
As in previous years, the Primary Site Holder has to provide all information required for every guest(s) staying on your site at FORBIDDEN 2020. Complete and up-to-date contact information IS REQUIRED for all guests and is mandatory for registration. Please have this information ready before you register online.
The Primary Site Holder is responsible for the registration of all site guests and full payment of the reservation. For security reasons, changes are permitted ONLY by the PRIMARY SITE HOLDER and it is their responsibility to communicate any information about the reservation to their registered site guests.
Please note: Because a number of the events that normally take place at FORBIDDEN will not be possible this year (dance, cabaret, etc.), we are reducing the introductory event fee to $30.
In addition to your BOOKING CONFIRMATION, you will also receive an INVOICE email payable online. This invoice will show the total amount of the reservation. The deposit is due within 7 days of the INVOICE being issued.
For those wanting to complete their transaction using E-TRANSFERS, instructions will be included in the RESERVATION NOTES section of their BOOKING CONFIRMATION. Please include the Confirmation Number in your E-Transfer. Deposit is due within 7 days of the BOOKING CONFIRMATION.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?
Cancellations are subject to the following conditions:
1) All cancellations prior to July 23, 2020 are subject to a $15.00 Administration Fee and The POINT cancellation fee of $7.95 + 8% of the total amount of the reservation.
2) Additional camper cancellations prior to July 23, 2020 are subject to $10.00 Administration Fee plus the park’s cancellation fee of $7.95 + 8% of their Site Fee.
3) Reservations CANNOT be transferred.
4) All Fees are non-refundable after July 23, 2020.
5) Changes to reservations after July 23, 2020 are subject to a transaction fee of $10.00.
6) In the event that the county/province finds itself back in Stage 1 at the time of Forbidden, then payments will be refunded, subject to a reduced cancellation fee of only 8%.
7) FORBIDDEN SPACE IS VERY LIMITED. Organizers reserve the right to close reservations without notice.
FAQ (Forbidden Asked Questions)
WHAT IS FORBIDDEN? WHO CAN ATTEND?
Anyone who has interest or experience in participating in the Kink and BDSM community and is at least 19 years of age. Forbidden is a six-day event that focuses on the BDSM experience, bringing together many members and aspects of the community in a unique outdoor environment. You must be open-minded about the subject matter and the nature of sexual expression. FORBIDDEN does its best to provide a safe and consensual environment. Adherence to all even & park rules, acknowledgement of risk and the signing of the Release Waiver of Liability is mandatory before entering the event. The waiver and release address the release of liability of the staff, management, company, property owner, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, event organizers and volunteers from any and all liability and claims not limited to damage, loss, or injury. If for any reason a camper refuses to sign this waiver, admittance will be refused without refund. Anyone causing or associated with an altercation can be evicted without prejudice. Zero tolerance. No refunds. For the safety and security of all, valid Photo ID is required upon check-in for this event to confirm your identity. For more information regarding this, please contact the office.
ONLY YOU CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION IF THIS EVENT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
WHAT IS OFFERED?
A variety of inclusive events are offered during FORBIDDEN. Cabaret Night, Pool Games, Masquerade Dance Party, Corn Roast, Trailer Crawl and the Meet & Greet Bohemian Bonfire that we invite Drum Circles & P.O.Y, which again will mark the official, kick off to FORBIDDEN.
Please refer to our Events Schedule (available closer to the event date) to see what else you can look forward to. The Events Schedule is updated regularly so check back often. Returning guests will see that the signature Site Crawl returns once again, along with other favourites. We have added a few twists to make sure that Forbidden keeps its kinks.
Forbidden offers progressive adults exclusive access to The Point Tent & Trailer Resort, an adult, members-only resort, which continues as the host venue.
ARE THERE BARS OR DESIGNATED AREAS FOR ALCOHOL?
No, there are no bars where you can purchase alcoholic drinks, but you are free to bring alcohol into the park. Part of the uniqueness of this adult-only resort is your ability to be able to drink where you like inside the park. Unlike other resorts that have limitations due to licensing, the uniqueness of The POINT provides full flexibility and cost-effective experience for its patrons. Park policy prohibits disorderly conduct including driving while impaired of any vehicle, bike, cart, etc. Please experience responsibly as and review the park rules for further information.
ARE THERE SUPPLIES & FOOD AVAILABLE ON SITE?
The park store is packed with camping supplies and confectionary items. There is also the food service vendor on-site serving wraps, burgers, breakfast sandwiches, etc. For information about other types of retailers in the area, please ask any of the park staff.
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FIREWOOD INTO THE PARK?
Sorry, No. Moving firewood, even just a few kilometres away, can spread invasive insects and diseases to the park forests. One single piece of contaminated firewood can destroy thousands of trees. The POINT had many Ash trees removed from the park, costing tens of thousands of dollars as the result of such an incident. Since then, the park has adopted a “Safe Wood” practice, as set out by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
HOW DO I BOOK?
As with many events of this type, advanced online registration is required. Registration for FORBIDDEN 2019 will be announced soon. Please see WWW.FORBIDDENATTHEPOINT.COM for more details.
In order to register, the Primary Site Holder (the person doing the actual registration) will need to have complete information for all Additional Campers being registered to their site. This includes First Name, Last Name, Address with Postal Code, Phone Number, Email, etc. Scene names will not suffice, as the names on the reservation must match your legal ID. You should also have an idea as to what type of site you’d like to book, as well as any other details (specific site request, people you want to camp near, etc.). The POINT staff makes every effort to put people onto a site type/location that is requested, but specific site types or locations are not guaranteed. Payment details are not required at registration, but deposits will need to be paid within 7 days of confirmations/invoices being sent out.
WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost of FORBIDDEN is a combination of a Special Event Fee plus the standard Site Fees of the park. More information is available on the FEES page on the WWW.FORBIDDENATHEPOINT.COM website.
WHEN ARE DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS DUE FOR MY BOOKING?
Confirmations can take 10-14 days to process. Shortly after the confirmation has been sent to you, an invoice for the total amount of the reservation and the deposit amount will be emailed to you. The deposit is due within 7 days of the invoice being sent out in order to keep your reservation. Any outstanding balance is due prior to July 1, 2019. Any bookings made after the July 1, 2019 deadline must be paid in full at the time of confirmation. Detailed information on the amount required for deposits can be found on the FEES page on the WWW.FORBIDDENATHEPOINT.COM at the bottom on the Fees & Deposits tab.
WHAT DOES THE TERM PRIMARY SITE HOLDER MEAN?
The park reservation system uses the term Primary Site Holder to identify the individual who is solely responsible for the booking. This includes, but is not limited to, adding and removing additional campers on their site, acting as the single point of contact for all payments and fees, communicating information to all additional guests, and the person responsible for any damages during the event.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?
Cancellations are subject to the following conditions:
1) All cancellations prior to July 1st, 2019 are subject to a $25.00 Administration Fee and The POINT cancellation fee of $6.95 + 7% of the total amount of the reservation.
2) Additional Camper cancellations prior to July 1st, 2019 are subject to $10.00 Administration Fee plus the park’s cancellation fee of $6.95 +7% of their Site Fee.
3) Reservations CANNOT be transferred.
4) Event Fees are non-refundable after June 15th, 2019.
5) All Fees are non-refundable after July 1st, 2019.
6) Unpaid reservations after July 1st, 2019 will forfeit the site and all monies paid.
7) Changes to reservations after June 1st, 2019 are subject to a transaction fee of $10.00.
8) Reservations on which more than two transaction payments are made are also subject to a $10.00 fee per additional transaction.
9) Forbidden participant space is limited. Organizers reserve the right to close reservations without notice.
IS THERE ANY OTHER BOOKING FEES?
1) There is a $10 Transaction Fee to make changes to your reservation after June 1st, 2019.
2) If there are more than two transactions for payment on a reservation, an additional fee of $10 will apply per transaction.
DOES FORBIDDEN HAVE A FIXED CAPACITY? WHY?
The resort has a capacity for the number of people able to attend the event. This ensures that everyone has a great experience. As a side note, sites and capacity are independent of each other – we can reach park capacity (number of people in attendance) but still have sites unoccupied and vice versa.
IS THERE A WAITLIST?
Yes! We use the park’s existing Wait List Policy that has been developed with the utmost fairness for everyone. This policy has been effective for over 10 years and has proven itself time and time again.
HOW DOES THE WAIT LIST WORK?
The Wait List Policy is actually quite a simple concept, and it follows the NEXT IN LINE approach. It can be viewed as complicated as not everyone standing in line wants the same thing, but the queue is maintained. When a cancellation happens, the options that become available are as follows:
1) An empty site with space for a set number of campers.
2) No site is available, but additional campers who can be added to an existing site.
When a site becomes available, we will go to the first person on the Wait List. They can accept the available site or request to be added as Additional Guests on a friend’s site. This latter option will be entertained only if they have already communicated this desire to the Primary Site Holder onto whose site they wish to be added AND the friend’s site is not at capacity. If the site that has become available is not of interest to the first person on the Wait List because they have specific requirements, then the next person on the list is contacted. This process continues until the cancellation is filled.
WHAT IF SOMEONE CANCELS ON MY SITE? CAN I PUT OTHER FRIENDS ON?
Sorry, no. Because we use the Next-In-Line Policy, this is seen as jumping the queue and isn’t playing fair with those standing in front of them. Now if your friends are on the Wait List, and everyone standing in front of them in-line “passes” on the offer, then it’s totally possible they will be able to be added to your site (It happens more than you think).
CAN I BRING MY PET TO FORBIDDEN?
The POINT is a pet-friendly resort and well behaved, leashed, and ‘cleaned up after’ pets are no extra charge.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your pet is “Camp Ready” prior to bringing them to the park. Not everyone in the park is an “animal person” so you must be respectable, present and responsible for your pet at all times.
Pets are limited to cats and dogs and a maximum of 2 per site.
All pet owners must sign a pet liability form upon check-in.
Only certain cabins permit pets. Please check prior to booking.
For the benefit of all guests, no loud, aggressive, or overly protective dogs will be allowed.
The POINT staff reserves the right to terminate a stay without refund of any guest whose pet(s) are considered a nuisance.
Pets must be current on vaccinations and in good health. Certification from a veterinarian of vaccinations must be available upon request.
For the complete list of pet rules, read the Pet Policy section of Park Rules prior to your date of arrival.
WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE AT THE POINT?
The Point offers a mix of different types of site. Full details on the different types of sites can be found at http://www.forbiddenatthepoint.com/fees/ by clicking on the ACCOMMODATIONS tab in the tabbed table at the bottom of the page.
CAN PEOPLE VISIT ME AT CAMP? WHAT ABOUT DAY PASSES?
Sorry, only registered campers are permitted on the premises. Day passes are not permitted as we want to make this experience a unique and memorable one for all FORBIDDEN goers and strive to ensure the safety and security of the patrons at this event.
DO WE NEED TO WEAR A WRISTBAND?
Yes! Everyone must wear one. Prior to entering FORBIDDEN, you will be furnished with a highly visible “Date & Time” wristband. The wristband is to be worn at all times during this event for the safety and security of everyone attending. The colour of the wristband you receive corresponds to your departure day, so it is important that you are wearing the correct colour. In the event you find someone without a band, please notify park staff immediately. As per the park policy, anyone without a wristband will be cited for trespassing and the authorities will be called. Damaged wristbands must be replaced ASAP by heading to the park office to have the damaged one replaced. Any lost bands will be subject to a fee.
ANY OTHER DETAILS I NEED TO KNOW?
Yes! Security gates have been installed limiting entry to ONLY registered guests. The primary site holder must obtain a security gate FOB to use during their stay. As is standard practice, $5 is required for the purchase of the gate FOB.
– FOBs are issued 1 per vehicle.
– Additional site vehicles simply purchase a FOB as required.
– Broken, forgotten or lost FOBs are replaced at cost of $5.
– The FOB can be reused, upon presentation, on Non-Member Special Event weekends without additional charge.
** FORBIDDEN does its best to provide a safe & consenting environment. Liability & waivers must be understood, consented and signed prior to entering the event. The waivers & releases address the release of liability of the staff, management, company, property owner, promoters, sponsors, advertisers, event organizers and volunteers from any and all liability and claim not limited to damage, loss, injury. If for any reason this is not possible, admittance will be refused without refund.