FAQ
What is the Being Camp?
  • The Being Camp is a temporary camping experience of well-being at Boomland. It takes place for the first time ever from 30 July to 15 August 2021. It is a metamorphosis of the Being Gathering, to fit the pandemic context. Know more.
Is the Being Camp a mini Being Gathering?
  • No. The Being Camp is a temporary camping experience of well-being at Boomland. It takes place for the first time ever from 30 July to 15 August 2021. It is a metamorphosis of the Being Gathering, to fit the pandemic context. Know more.
  • The Being Gathering is a small gathering focused on well-being, holistic healing practices, sound journeys, kids and spiritual activities. It is the sister project of Boom Festival, another event which takes place at Boomland
Is the Being Camp a mini Boom Festival?
  • No. The Being Camp is a temporary camping experience of well-being at Boomland. It takes place for the first time ever from 30 July to 15 August 2021. It is a metamorphosis of the Being Gathering, to fit the pandemic context. Know more.
  • Boom Festival is a festival of psychedelic culture, which takes place every 2 years at Boomland. It is the sister project of the Being Gathering.
Where can I find the Being Guide?

Follow this link to consult and/or download the Being Guide.

When is the Being Camp opening and closing?
  • The Being Camp opens at 15h on 30 July 2021, and closes at 15h on 15 August 2021.
What are the check-in and check-out times?
  • Check-in: from 15h to 20h
  • Check-out: from 8h to 11h
  • Please note that if you arrive after 23h for the check-in, you will only be allowed in the next day at 8h.
What is the Reception schedule?
  • The Reception is open from 8h to 23h everyday.
  • Please note: Entry in Boomland is not allowed between 23h and 8h to non-guests.
What are the program’s start and end times?
  • Start: 30 July 2021 at 17h30
  • End: 15 August 2021 at 12h30
Can I bring my own tent/caravan?
  • Caravans and tents are unfortunately not allowed as a preventive measure for public health and fire prevention. We thank you for understanding.
Are Covid-19 tests required to enter the Being Camp?

Recently the Portuguese government announced new Covid-19 preventive measures applicable to this phase of the pandemic. This is also applied to temporary campsites like the Being Camp, which is a major change from the moment we launched the Camp – we live in an unpredictable time, indeed.

Under these new measures that came out in the last weeks, in order for you to enter Boomland, one of the following criteria must be met at the time of check-in:

  1. Presentation of the negative result of your Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test carried out within 48 hours before arrival (at a pharmacy or laboratory that issues such reports).
  2. Presentation of the vaccination certificate (complete vaccination for at least 14 days).
  3. Presentation of a recovery from Covid-19 document (between the 11th and 180th day, after a positive screening). Please contact your local health authorities if you do not know how to obtain this document.
  4. Doing a self-test on site at the entrance. This should be a last-resource procedure; preferably, testing should be carried out at a pharmacy or laboratory, where they issue a result statement to be presented upon arrival.
  • Failure to present this declaration implies that you bring a Covid-19 Antigen Self-test to be carried out at the entrance of Boomland, with the Gatekeeper, before the check-in time in order to guarantee admission. Our intention is to prevent an unnecessary trip in the case of a possible positive result that will make your entrance at Boomland impossible.
  • If you are car sharing to the Being Camp, please note that if one of the car occupants tests positive in a Covid-19 test at the gates, all car occupants will be prevented from entering the site due to the measures in place. 
Is there wi-fi?
  • No. Enjoy this opportunity to be fully present.
  • Unplug 2 Connect: you will be more connected when you disconnect from technology.
Is the Being Camp accessible?
  • We wish to offer the best conditions possible to Beings who live with disabilities, but please keep in mind that Boomland has a rough terrain and extreme temperatures.
  • There are accessible toilets and showers on site. There is a fridge at the Infirmary, in case you need to store medicine.
  • If you live with disabilities and you are coming to the Being Camp, please inform our local nurse at info@being-gathering.org 
Is there a special area for children and teens?
  • The Being Camp is for everyone! Children are very welcome at the camp. We invite all parents and kids to be part of it. The Playground is a space dedicated for the youngest, their parents and friends.
  • The area is prepared for kids and teens (4 to 16 years old) and features a daytime program tailored for young ones and their families.
  • The temperatures at Boomland can be quite high and the risk of dehydration and sunburn are there. Be mindful of these situations. Keep your kids protected from the sun by always wearing a hat and give them a lot of water.
What do I need to bring?

We recommend that you travel light and bring only what you really need. Prepare for hot weather during the day, and cold temperatures at night. Bring a bicycle, if you like cycling in nature. Free water is available on site. Also please bring your yoga mat for your comfort during workshops and activities.

Here’s a list of essentials for a comfortable stay at the Being Camp:

  • Fleece or jumper, long pants and socks (it can get cold at night!)
  • Swimwear (although you can also go without…)
  • Some light clothing for hot weather
  • Boots or trainers to protect feet from dry, harsh terrain
  • Flip-flops
  • Sunglasses
  • Non-toxic sunscreen
  • Non-toxic shampoo, soap and toothpaste
  • A hat
  • Portable ashtray (all Guests will receive one upon arrival)
  • Water refill container
  • A cloth, which you can wet and wrap around your head/body to cool down
  • A bath towel
Is there a cleaning service included?
  • Bedsheets are changed every 4 days, for stays up to 5 nights or more.  
  • If you wish to change your bedsheets ahead of time, you may request so at the Reception (5€ fee).  
  • There is no laundry service or laundry facilities at Boomland.
WHAT KIND OF TOILETS AND SHOWERS ARE THERE?
  • At Boomland you can find compost toilets, which are dry and free of putrid smells known to emanate from the conventional toilet. Know more. 
  • Showers have both hot and cold water, and can be used at any time. 
  • Toilets and showers are all-gender.
What food options are available?
  • The local Restaurant serves nourishing, carefully prepared vegetarian meals.
  • Upon making your reservation, you may opt for getting a stay with full board. It is also possible to enjoy single meals. Know more.
  • Local or organic snacks and drinks can be found at the Bar & Grocery.
Can I cook at the Being Camp?
  • It is not possible to cook your own food at the Being Camp.
  • Upon booking your stay, you may opt for a full board or get single meals at our yummy local vegetarian Restaurant.
  • There is also a Bar & Grocery with local/organic drinks and snacks. 
Can I make a fire?
  • Absolutely not. Fire risk is EXTREMELY HIGH at Boomland. Please don’t put yourself, others, and nature at risk.
Is there an ATM machine?
  • There is no ATM machine on site. Please come prepared.
  • The Reception and the Bar & Grocery have automated payment terminals.
  • The automated payment terminal at the Bar & Grocery also serves the Restaurant.
  • Individual massages and therapies can only be paid in cash.
Can I bring my own generator?
  • No, be respectful of your neighbors and save your carbon footprint.
Can I bring glass bottles with me?
  • No. Glass creates a high risk of injury, maximises fire risk and increases rubbish around the site. Please pour your drinks into plastic or stainless steel containers.
Can I bring pets?
  • Pets are not allowed into Boomland, for their own safety. The extreme climate might prove harsh for animals that are not used to these conditions. Moreover the Boomland is abundant of leishmaniasis, a disease that is deadly to animals. 
Should I bring a bicycle?