LebowskiCampFest 2015
Austin Lawrence, January 2015

(In 2015 LebowskiCampFest will take place on the weekend of August 8th and 9th. In honour of Maude and her entourage the theme for the event will be Art is Strongly Vaginal. To learn about the program, please check out this other blog post.)

Brothers and sisters! We have heard the Word, and it is “Abide.” The Raven’s Knoll congregation of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude held a tent revival to learn from, and apply, the teachings of the Dude. The first LebowskiCampFest was held from August 9 to 10, 2014 at Raven’s Knoll campground near Eganville, Ontario, Canada. This fest is a camp out where we commune with the wisdom of the movie the Big Lebowski on the weekend of August 9 and 10, 2014.

The Pagan community in Canada are really laid back and recognize a good ethos when they see it. Around these parts, over the years, the theology of Discordianism has been popular, as has the Church of the Sub-Genius. But now that we have heard the word of the Church of the Latter Day Dude, the evolution of introspective hilarity and slack has reached its logical theological zenith. Although, LebowskiCampFest was established as a weekend for volunteer staff to chill after KG, it was indeed created by a bunch of event organizers. Thus, like a Dude getting wrapped up in events beyond his control, we could not help but organize lots of awesome stuff to do.

An article describing the amazing event was published in the Dudespaper, we really encourage you to check it out.

In 2015 LebowskiCampFest will take place on the weekend of August 8th and 9th. In honour of Maude and her entourage the theme for the event will be Art is Strongly Vaginal.

My art has been commended as being strongly vaginal. 
Which bothers some men. 
The word itself makes some men uncomfortable.
– Maude

The theme this year is “Art is Strongly Vaginal.”
Date: August 7 to 9, 2015
Dress: Your best attempt at costumes from the movie, bathrobes, what have you.
Cost: $45 for an adult, includes camping. Kids only pay the regular Raven’s Knoll camping rate. (Pre-registration opens in May.)

Listed below you will find our draft program for this year’s event.  As you can see it is highly participative. It’s a complicated program.  Lotta ins.  Lotta outs.  And a lotta strands to keep in your head, man.  Lotta strands in an old Achiever’s — And, below the program, is the menu for the Ralph’s Place (the on-site) chip truck.  Open for your convenience, so you will not have to cook for yourself the entire camping weekend.

Program

Friday, August 7, 2015

6:00 p.m.
Throwing of the Ringer
Hosts: Rev. Shane and Gypsy the Apostate
Location: Raven Stage
“Take the Ringer. I’ll drive.”

8:00 p.m.
Jackie Treehorn Presents:
A Johnson Sketching Contest
And
Telestrations Tournament
Hosts: Rev. Auz and Gypsy the Apostate
Location: Rookery
“Wave of the future, Dude. 100% Electronic.”

9:30 p.m.
Nighttime Bowling
Hosts: Rev. Shane and Gypsy the Apostate
Location: Raven Stage
“Let’s go bowling.”

11:00 p.m.
Whale Song Contemplation
Host: Rev. Courtney
Location: Beach
“I am the Walrus.”

Saturday, August 8, 2015

10:00 a.m.
Yoga Challenge
Hosts: Rev. Earthsong, Rev. Brynn and Rev. Dood
Location: Rookery Grove
“Hey, careful man. There’s a beverage here.”

12:30 p.m.
Cowboy Bowling
with Bluegrass DJ
Host: Gypsy the Apostate, with DJ Doc Abider
Location: Horseshoe Pits
“Got a whole cowboy thing goin’.”

2:00 p.m.
Maudeist Aerial Painting
Host: Rev. Auz
Location: Rookery Grove
“My art has been commended as being strongly vaginal.”

3:30 p.m.
Greek Chorus Interpretive Dance
with Dudesong Readings
Host: Rev. Wolfsong and Rev. Auz
Location: Raven Stage
“Dude, I finally got the venue I wanted.”

5:00 p.m.
Costume Contest
Host: Gypsy the Apostate
Location: Dude Shrine
“You don’t go out and make a living dressed like that.”

7:00 p.m.
Sacramental White Russian Mixing Contest
Host: Gypsy the Apostate
Location: Rookery
“Another Caucasian, Gary.”

8:30 p.m.
“Baby! LoveYour Body!” (Short Film)
“The Big Lebowski” (Feature Film)
Hosts: Church of the Lost Dominion Screening Collective
Location: Raven Stage
“A way out West there was a fella. Fella I want to tell you about. Fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski.”

10:30 p.m.
An Achiever Trivia Contest
Host: Rev. Brynn and Rev. Dood
Location: Raven Stage
“Is this your homework, Larry?!”

Sunday, August 9, 2015

12:00 p.m.
Mass Dudeist Ordination
Hosts: Rev. Auz and Rev. Shane
Location: Dude Shrine
“Dude, at least it’s an ethos.”

1:00 p.m.
Scattering of the Cremains
Host: Rev. Brynn
Location: Beach
“In your wisdom, you took him Lord.”

Ralph’s Place 
Hours
Friday: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Menu

Beverages
Coffee & Tea
“Make sure to stay and finish it. It is your right.”
A Selection of Non-oat Sodas
“To wet your whistle when tellin’ tall tales.”
Non-alcoholic White Russian
“For the Little Lebowski Urban Achievers.”

Breakfast
Instant Oatmeal
Poutine
Waffles (Regular, Lingonberry, Honey, Chocolate)
The Big Johnson Breakfast
“When you need that extra big sausage for a day of logjammin’.”

Dinner
Fries or Rings
Poutine
Bunny Chow
“Wonderful woman. Very free-spirited. We’re all very fond of her.”
(“Bunny Chow” is a South African curry in a bread bowl. No bunnies are harmed.)
Stranger Cowboy Chili
“Too thick for a moustache to strain.”
Vaginal Strawberries and Cream
“Luscious, moist, red fruit makes some men uncomfortable. Strawberry.”
(Please note that Ralph’s does not accept post-dated cheques. All cream is fresh.)

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