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Agape Farm Campground

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The Agape Farm is located halfway between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It’s a beautiful site nestled among Pennsylvania’s spectacular Allegheny Mountain ranges. At the base of a three hundred foot mountain is a natural amphitheater which is used for the main stage area. A forest trail winds to a peak of this mountain which provides a magnificent view of the valley below. The campground is spread over several hundred acres of land. More than a third of the land is forest with the remaining acreage made up the gently rolling grasslands. (Note: The Agape Farm is available for church retreats throughout the year. If you would like to schedule a time to utilize the Agape Farm please contact Jesus Ministries by going to: Agapefarm.net)


Alcoholic Beverages & Drugs

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These are absolutely not permitted on the festival grounds and those found under the influence of, or in possession of such will be escorted off the property, and or, turned over to the law enforcement officials.


Bicycles Riding

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Bicycles should be confined to the camping areas only.


Blanket Policy

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Take your blanket with you at the end of the evening program. Do not leave it in the arena overnight or it will be taken to “Lost and Found”. Chairs are allowed in the main arena area only to the rear of the sound tower. The front of the sound tower is reserved for blankets only. No stakes are permitted in the arena area to secure blankets. Never, under any circumstances block the aisle or rush the stage. We need your help in establishing an “honor system” regarding seating. In order to eliminate the early morning “Oklahoma Land Rush” with blankets, it has been necessary to ask you to pick only one day in which to sit in front of the sound booth area. This policy can only work with your good faith efforts.* Church youth leaders should make sure that their group abides by this policy. With the Jumbotrons, you actually see better at a distance. *(Creation reserves the right to remove chronic offenders)


Booths, Books & Music

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Creation will offer the convenience of a Christian music store. In addition, there will be many booths featuring a wide variety of Christian oriented materials, crafts, and informational booths. If you or your organization would like to reserve a booth, contact: Creation Festival Booths, Box 86, Medford, NJ 08055 or call (609) 654-8440 or click here. The booth area will close each evening for approximately one hour during the evening message so that everyone can attend. Creation features a great selection of all the latest Christian music, apparel, information on ministry organizations and schools and various products.

The booth and food areas will close each evening for approximately one hour during the evening message so that everyone can attend.

Creation features a great selection of all the latest Christian tapes and CD’s.


Cameras

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Regular cameras and video cameras are permitted at Creation. However, any professional camera equipment (including tripods, cameras with removable lenses, etc) is not. Photos must be taken from where ever you will be standing/sitting during the performances… no special passes will be issued. Also, video-taping of an entire performance is prohibited. This is agreed upon by the Creation Festival and the performing artist to protect the artists’ rights. Thank you for your cooperation.


Camping Facilities

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Camping is available FREE to all ticket holders on a first come, first serve basis for individuals or groups; however, only pre-registered groups (15+ or more adults) registering together on the same form for the entire event will be pre-assigned a location. Individuals will be assigned a location when they arrive at the festival. We have never had to turn anyone away for lack of camping availability. The gates for Creation open on Tuesday, and close on Sunday. Creation is an outdoor event and everyone should come with some type of shelter in case of rain. No one will be allowed on the premises before Tuesday at 2PM without permission from the Creation management (unless serving on staff). Shower and restroom facilities are provided and water is available on the premises for drinking and wash basins. There are no individual electric or water hookups for campers. However, there is a sewage dumping facility for holding tanks. We do not have an exact measurement for each camping space. We customize it based on the cars, tents, camper and/or supplies you bring to Creation.

Creation does offer a limited number of VIP Tent and VIP Electric sites for an additional fee. Click here for more info.


Campfires

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Campfires should be extinguished completely. Each year children are burned by running through hot coals. Do not cut down live trees for firewood. Feel free to gather dead branches and twigs from the wooded areas on the Agape Farm but do not go into neighboring property for any reason. Firewood is also available for sale near the Fringe Stage.


Children

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Lost children should be taken to the Lost and Found trailer. Please keep children beside you at all times when groups are on stage, or have them visit the children’s ministry tent to watch performances. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult at all times while in the tent. Never let a child sleep on the ground while music groups are on stage… especially at night!


Curfew

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Creation curfew is 1am. After 1am please be quiet. Don’t “bless” others with loud singing, music, radios or talking. If asked by someone to “quiet down,” please respond graciously.


Directions

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Click Location to view directions.


Dress Code

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Leaders, Chaperones and Parents: We need your help in enforcing this policy – our staff cannot do it alone! MODESTY is the key word. While the style and fashion these days seems to be “less is best,” we do not want to be guilty of causing another person to stumble. Girls: Bathing suits are NOT permitted, except in the showers. Clothes must be put on over your bathing suit for the walk back to your campsite from the showers. Tank tops are fine but bellies must be covered (even though the fashion now is to show it off). Shorts and/or skirts need to be long enough and shirts big enough. Guys are not exempt from the dress code: SHIRTS (and shoes) MUST be worn by all at all times.


Fireworks

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No fireworks may be brought onto the grounds.


Food Court

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The Food Court is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. There is a wide variety of fast food available for purchase including: fresh fruit, pizza, cheese steaks, hamburgers, soda, funnel cakes, fries, Mexican, Chinese, and much more.


Sports Activities

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Please confine athletic activities to areas not congested by people.


Golf Carts & ATV

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No individual golf carts or ATV’s are permitted, the only golf carts & ATV’s allowed are those in use for Creation Staff that are provided by the festival.


Grocery Store

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Milk and other staples are available at the Creation Grocery Store along with camping supplies, baked goods, candy, bottled water, plus much more.


Holding Tanks

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There is a dump station for holding tanks on the grounds in section G. Check with the festival office for details. Please do not dump dirty water on the ground.


Ice

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Bags of ice are available on site for purchase.


Literature Distribution

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Literature distribution is only permitted from official booths located in the booth area, regardless of the type of literature. Please understand that this rule will be strictly enforced.


Litter

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Please help keep the grounds clean by picking up any trash that you spot and deposit it in the nearest trash can. Please report any overflowing trash cans to the main office.


Lodging

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The surrounding area offers many options for lodging.  Please click the link and explore the various hotels, cabins, cottages on the lake and more as you consider your stay for the week of the festival.   Raystown Lake Regional Lodging


Lost & Found

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All lost and found items should be taken to, or retrieved from the festival’s Lost and Found, located by the Main Office. Any valuable items (i.e. cameras, phones, jewelry, glasses, medication, keys, etc) that are turned in to Lost & Found and are not claimed at the Festival will be brought back to the Creation Main office in NJ. If you lost an item at the event please email info@creationfest.com with your name, address, phone number and a DETAILED description of the item that was lost. We will check the returned items and/or keep your email on file in case anything turns up at a later time.


Map

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Download the map here (subject to change).


Offering

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Each year at Creation there is an opportunity to give to an offering. This offering is to enable the Creation Festival to pour into further projects that extend the ministry and mission of the festival. In the past it has helped with our scholarship and Make A Difference campaign to provide hundreds of tickets to those individuals or organizations who could not otherwise afford it. It has also helped to support missions international with projects in countries like Ghana, Haiti, Morocco and many others. There will be no pressure to contribute, but if you feel lead to, know that your offering is going to help further the ministry of the Creation Festivals and those it supports.


Opinions

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Opinions expressed by program participants do not necessarily reflect those of Creation Festivals, and its staff.


Paging

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Paging is not permitted except in extreme emergency. Contact the festival office at 1-800-327-6921 for further assistance or information.


Parking & Transportation

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A FREE parking space is available for you to park your cars, buses and recreational vehicles. Please follow the instructions of the parking attendants by parking where they direct you. Those camping may park at their campsites. VIP Tent Campers will park vehicles in a lot near camping area. You can walk anywhere on the ground so please drive your car only when entering or exiting the grounds. If your arrival is on Wednesday, please be prepared to wait in line up to several hours before being assigned a campsite. It would be a very good idea to plan a restroom stop on the turnpike before arriving on site. If you find yourself in line, please be patient, remain in your vehicle, and turn to Creation Radio for additional information as you make your way through the gates. Let’s be a good witness to the neighbors by picking up any litter, and by staying off their private property. Thanks for your help.


Pets

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Pets are not allowed on the festival grounds. Including parking and camping areas. Please make arrangements with a nearby kennel (or family member) to care for your pet while you are at the Festival. For local kennels in the Huntingdon County area please email: ghcc@huntingdonchamber.com.


Photo & Video Release

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Photographers and videographers will be on site to document the Creation Festival. Many of these images will be used in the future for promotional purposes. By attending the Creation Festival, you are giving up any rights you might have with regards to these photos and will be deemed as having given permission for use of the same. This includes but is not limited to Photos, video and audio. As the attendee you grant the Creation Festival its employees, contractors, and all media the right to record, film, tape and photograph for the purposes of promotion and media coverage for the festival This will include all forms of media including but not limited to broadcast, print, email and website usage.


Program

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Occasionally, due to illness or some other reason, a speaker or musician may have to cancel or change the time of their appearance. The Creation Festival does not guarantee that the program will happen as advertised, and reserves the right to make changes and substitutions, as it deems best.


Recovery Programs

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Creation will be working with Celebrate Recovery this year to offer a special time each day for this program. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered recovery program based on eight principles from the Beatitudes, Twelve Steps and Their Biblical Comparisons. Regardless of what you are struggling with,the principles that lead to healing are always the same and the choice is yours. Come and receive healing from your Hurts,Hang-Ups and Habits. For more information about Celebrate Recovery click here.


Smoking

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Smoking is not allowed in the public areas of the festival. If you need to smoke, please limit this to your own campsite or off festival grounds.


Suggestion Box

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Located at the main festival office trailer. Your input is greatly valued.


CD & MP3 Speakers Ministry

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All the messages at Creation are recorded and available for purchase here on site. The CD Ministry Booth is located in the main arena to the right, and facing the main stage. Downloads are FREE and we encourage you to share the messages with your friends and family.  Download Here!


Tarps & Umbrellas

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Tarps or umbrellas used for shade can be put up on a First come – First served basis. They must be kept at the very rear of the arena area and must not block other’s view. Be prepared to remove your tarp if it bothers other people.


T-shirts, etc.

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Official Creation merchandise can be purchased at three different locations. These are the Music Store and also in the Food Court Pavilion. These are very high quality items and include several different styles of T-shirts, sweatshirts, golf shirts, hats, and more.


Telephones

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Cell phone coverage has been increased for both Verizon and AT&T customers and those that use Verizon roaming.


Toilets

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Portable toilet facilities are placed throughout the grounds. Please notify a staff member if they need servicing. We need everyone’s cooperation in keeping these facilities as clean as possible. It only takes one careless person to make things really gross. Toilet and shower facilities accessible to wheelchairs are located in the central bathhouse near the food court area.


Traffic Flow

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The festival has gone to great lengths to provide everything you will need on the festival grounds. Do not drive your car unless it is an emergency. When walking, please clear the road as soon as a vehicle approaches. Do not walk in the middle of the road. Unnecessary driving is not only unsafe, but it is also stirs up a lot of dust.


Volunteers

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It takes thousands of dedicated staff volunteers to make the Creation Festival run smoothly. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Creation staff and are willing to work four and one half hours per day, please click here for details.


Water

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Please conserve water by using only what you need. The water at Agape Farm has a high iron content which gives it a slightly rusty color and may taste different from what you are used to. Please be assured that the water is perfectly safe for drinking and has been approved by the health department.


Weather Factors

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Should there be threatening weather conditions, check the Creation App notifications, MainStage video or announcements, or Texts.  To receive notifications be sure to download the Creation App or sign up under our “Connect” section on our website.


What To Bring

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Your ticket, pen and notebook, sleeping bag, tent or camper, flashlight, cooking supplies, buckets, BIBLE, wash basin, umbrella, toothpaste, soap, towels, insect repellent, money, sunglasses, hat, sweater, and blanket.


Wristbands

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Please keep your wristband on your wrist during the entire time of the festival. You will need this to enter the festival grounds. This is extremely important for our public safety team.


First Aid Center

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A first aid center will be on the site. If you have special medical needs, please register at the medical center upon arrival. Each underage registrant must have his/her parent or guardian sign a “Consent To Treat” form which will be provided at the First Aid Station.

Doctors and nurses are greatly needed as volunteers to serve four hours per day during the event. Contact the staff office if you are able to serve.

The festival is a unique situation where a complete village emerges over night. As in any small village there are many medical needs that arise. Just as you would not run to the local hospital Emergency Room for every little problem, please use the same discretion in deciding to come to the First Aid station.

Guidelines For Using The First Aid Station

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When you arrive at the First Aid station, you will be required to sign a “Consent To Treat” form. You must be 18 years old to sign for yourself. If you are not 18yrs or older, please bring an adult with you. If not accompanied by an adult, keep your “Consent To Treat” form with you. NO ONE UNDER 18 WILL BE TREATED WITHOUT ADULT PERMISSION or a signed “Consent To Treat” form.

If the First Aid station is busy, and your complaint is minor, you may be asked to wait. Please be patient, we may have some serious injuries or illness to care for. Despite the excellent care of our trained people, it may still be necessary for you to be treated in the local hospital Emergency Room. If this is the case you are responsible for supplying insurance information. It is also your responsibility, not the festival staff’s to provide transportation to the hospital unless the injury dictates an ambulance. You will also be responsible to provide your transportation back to Creation from the Hospital.

Note concerning electric wheelchairs: Due to the limited amount of space in our First Aid compound we are unable to re-charge wheelchairs. If you have a wheelchair that will need to be re-charged you should provide your own generator. In an emergency situation, the Public Safety office (located near the Main Office trailer) may be able to assist you.

To Avoid Visiting Our First Aid Station, Please Follow These Suggestions

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Be reasonable about the amount of time spent in the sun.
  • Bring with you all prescription medications you normally take.
  • Eat substantial meals.
  • Remember the festival grounds are dusty, even if you have not had problems with asthma you may now. Please bring your medication.
  • We will not plug in contact sterilizing kits. We will plug in ventilators or other necessary medical equipment.
  • If you are reporting to the First Aid station to tell of another’s injuries, please look around you carefully before you leave the victim. Remember, a large crowd, especially at night, can look different on the way back. Remember land marks and campsite numbers. If you see an emergency vehicle, get out of the way immediately!

You Do Not Need To Go If

  • You have a small cut with little or no bleeding. Band-aids are available at the festival grocery store.
  • You have mild sunburn. Solarcaine is available at the festival grocery.
  • You have only a mild headache. Pain relievers are available at the grocery.
  • You have a splinter. Try to remove it first.
  • You have bug bites. There is unfortunately no effective treatments. Use repellent.

You Should Report To The First Aid Station If

  • You have a cut and can not stop bleeding.
  • You experience light headedness, blurred vision, dry mouth, or intense headaches.
  • You are having difficulty breathing with or without chest pain.
  • You have any type of seizure activity.
  • You have a burn from any other source other than the sun.
  • You are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea or extreme stomach pain.
  • You have something in your eye.

Deaf Ministry

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Creation Festival offers a Deaf Ministry at Creation East & West for the Main stage events. The Creation Festival complies to the ASL Standards.
ASL - The Association for Symbolic Logic


Creation Festival Handicap Provisions

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*Please note that only 6 people are permitted per handicap site due to limited space.

If you have a diagnosed medical condition that prohibits you from walking moderate distances, you can camp in our handicapped area.

Area 1: Located behind the Main Stage is reserved for those who are wheelchair-bound or who have some sort of walking disability which prohibits them from utilizing the shuttle buses. ** For those who are capable of utilizing the shuttles we do not guarantee a site behind main stage.

Area 2: Located by J / K fields near the handicap shuttle pick-up/drop-off locations is for those who are physically capable of utilizing the shuttle buses.

You will need to provide proof of your handicap by providing us with a current note from your doctor explaining the nature of the handicap. With such a limited amount of space we must verify the need for handicap camping to make sure those with legitimate conditions are placed properly (i.e. a hang-nail is not a legitimate handicap condition). It is not necessary to go in to deep personal detail but we do need some sort of explanation of the condition. Doctor’s notes simply requesting a handicap site are not accepted. Some sort of explanation of the condition is needed. Documentation must arrive on or before the final registration deadline, whether by mail (please include documentation with your ticket order) or by fax if order has already been placed (call our office for fax number). If your doctor will be faxing us the documentation please make sure he/she references the full name and contact information of the person who ordered the tickets AND the name of the person for whom the site is being requested (if different than that on order). If a doctor’s note is received without this information we cannot reserve a site for you. It is the responsibility of the attendee to make sure documentation is accurate and received on time.

Creation does not provide electric hook-ups for any registered attendees, at their site, during the festival.

APNEA: If you have Sleep Apnea or any other respiratory condition, we have found that most medical equipment comes with adapters to accommodate a battery pack. Most medical equipment stores can rent you a battery to operate your equipment for the week. You may also want to contact your healthcare provider. If you provide us with a charger, we will charge your battery each day for use that night.

The Creation Festival does allow generators to be run at the campsites. The festival grounds are equipped with handicapped accessible bathrooms and shower facilities. Please understand the grounds are equipped but located in a very rural setting. The terrain is rough and hilly with an abundance of dust when it is dry and mud when it rains.

Yes, your bar-coded ticket(s) can be sold and used by another party. * (If member of a qualifying group, see below.)
Simply order the additional tickets you need on-line, over the phone or through the mail as you normally would. If you have any questions please call our office at 800-327-6921.
Go to the other events page for a list of all Creation Concerts in your area. Showclix.com also has information on who’s playing where and when… plus you can order your tickets online! Once you become a member, you will even be notified by email when your 3 favorite artists are having a show in your region.
We will not have a detailed schedule until the event. It will be published in our program on site. Check out the artist lineup page.
You will sit in the main arena and yes, you can sit anywhere there is open space. However a new place must be found each day.
You can leave your blanket, etc. on the ground and be in one spot for the entire day. However you will have to find a new place each day.
We do not have an exact measurement for each camping space. We customize it based on the cars, tents, camper and/or supplies you bring to Creation.

 

Directions

To Agape Farm Main Entrance
From the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Exit 180 McConnellsburg/Mt. Union, take Route 522 North for 26 miles to Shirleysburg. Continue 1/2 mile, cross over bridge, immediately turn left onto Keystone Road (Lr31029). Continue 3.1 miles to Agape Farm Main Entrance. Note the Main Entrance is normally closed except during large events.

To Campground
Follow the directions above to the Main Entrance, pass Main Entrance, turn left onto Spidertown Road (T348) for 1 mile. Turn right onto Hallelujah Highway, proceed 1/2 mile to campground.

From Mount Union
Take Route 522 South for 6 miles to the bridge. Do NOT cross bridge. At north end of bridge, turn right onto Keystone Road (Lr31029), continue 4 miles to Agape Farm.

Agape Farm Address
17512 Rapture Street, Shirleysburg, PA 17260
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