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The yearly gathering of boats, rafts and floating art on Lake Champlain. A picnic. It is what you make it; anarchistically created by those who choose to participate. Like something between [fortraits](https://vimeo.com/62648658), [ephemerisle](http://ephemerisle.org/) and [the ashby shoal](https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/bay-area-tides-expose-island-17726223.php).
## Champlemerisle 2023:
Meet at Trav's house between noon and 2. We'll bike up to the causeway, somehow float out and around law island! Camp out if you want, gonna be fun as hell.
**Get in touch with [trav](https://teafry.me)/lauren if you want to get involved/added to the Signal group.**
or post under the #champlemerisle tag on Scuttlebutt to build champlemomentum.
### Pack list:
As last year it is likely core crews will form again. Crews figure out their transportation, logistics and needed amenities together. Get a crew together and [duplicate this spreadsheet](https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1PAAEEl3K69NBPdt71D9-uuOTDpgiQCtcBbv-0bEwxb0/edit#gid=0) and pack that stuff.
_SEE YOU OUT ON THE WATER!!!_
- Experiments in anarchy
- Learn new skills
- Fresh air
[depth map of Lake Champlain](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J7c19R6LH9xby-brIbqf6yzapymvSUE-/view?usp=sharing)
[learn some knots!](https://www.animatedknots.com/basic-knots)
[SF Chronicle article about Ephemerisle's 10th year](https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Ephemerisle-is-Burning-Man-on-boats-in-the-14301730.php?psid=jBop4#photo-18070186)
## Years Past:
the slogan was: _Build something that floats, no matter the size._
Friday August 27 - Sunday August 29th
- **Friday:** assemble rafts and launch from Charlie's. Float out to sand-bar, setup camp.
- **Saturday:** float out into the lake, assemble our island and spend the day/evening chilling on our island. At night, return to camp
- **Sunday:** pack up and head home.
- If you're on Scuttlebutt checkout #champlemerisle and the gathering is at %IKBhze6gOuszBTzYfEodYHyIh+f4iXsoRlkFUhyCCjQ=.sha256
[Scuttlebutt](https://scuttlebutt.nz/) is a decentralized platform (like champlemerisle!)
Some photos and video at http://teafry.me/blog/posts/2020-08-24_champlemerisle_2020.html
Scuttlebutt gathering: %0cfgUbIVyhbkbfgHGHb3KQh8YAMEZVBlVZtPdgvbd88=.sha256
Some photos at https://photos.app.goo.gl/CbokvyYB77kSDZnn7