Who May Attend
- Membership. The event is open only to members of the Missouri Exotic Species Arts Association. However, by registering for the event and paying your dues, you become a member of the organization. Automatically, $5.00 of your registration will be deducted for your membership dues. See the FAQ page for more information.
- Adults. Participation in the event is open to those who are at least 18 years of age or who will be so at the time the event begins.
- Minors, under 16. Those under sixteen years of age at the time the event begins may attend only if their parent or guardian is also attending.
- Minors, 16+. Those under eighteen years of age at the time the event begins may attend with a permission form signed and notarized by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian will also need to sign the Release of Liability on your behalf.
- Release of Liability. In order to attend, you must sign a release of liability and agreement of understanding, and agree to abide by the rules of the event. A link to this form will be available as the event approaches.
- Identification. All attendees are required to present proper government-issued photo identification at check-in.
- Undead Status. All attendess are required to not be undead. Membership is limited to members that are currently alive.
- Harassment of any attendee, be it physical, verbal, or sexual, will not be tolerated. Harassment is defined as unwanted contact that persists after the offender has been told it is not welcome. Please notify a member of security staff immediately if this occurs.
- Vandalism includes willful destruction or defacement of any park property or property belonging to MESA. If you see this occurring, please report it immediately to a staff member.
- Public Display of Affection should be kept discreet and out of view of the public and especially any minors. This includes groping, any contact of genitals, passionate kissing, or any sexual contact. Hugs and scritches are, of course, perfectly acceptable.
- Clothing and Attire. All attendees will be required to wear appropriate attire at all times, including a shirt, shoes and pants. Yes, fursuits count as clothing, and within the cabins less may be worn during changing and showering. Attendees wearing anything inappropriate may be asked to change at the request of any staff member.
- State, Federal, and Local Laws. All attendees are required to comply with all state, federal, and local laws while in attendance. Violations will be handled by security staff and/or appropriate law-enforcement agencies.
- Co-Ed Cabins. All cabins will be 'co-ed', meaning both men and women are permitted. There are separate men and women's restrooms, located in separate buildings from the sleeping cabins. The showers have curtains and the stalls have doors.
- Semi-Public. Cabins are considered to be semi-public areas with regard to clothing and public display of affection. If there are minors present, please change clothes privately, and please shower with the curtain closed. Intimate displays of affection within the cabins themselves should be avoided if minors can see it, and anything that happens should be kept quiet and discreet.
- Cleanliness. Before departing, please leave the cabin in the same state in which you found it. If you moved any furniture, move it back. Throw away all trash. On the final day, the cabins will need to be swept. Each cabin has a cleanup procedure posted, and it should be followed on the last day.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Weapons
- Alcohol will be permitted on the premises. The official Oklahoma rule is 3.2% beer; however, the park does not mind stronger alcohol at the group camps so long as people drink responsibly.
- Weapons of any kind are not permitted at the park. This includes
knives with blades longer than two inches (except for cooking), firearms
including airsoft and BB guns; swords even as part of a costume, even
peacebound; projectile guns other than "Nerf" or water pistols; or anything
else whose purpose is to injure others. If in doubt, ask security
There is one exception to this policy. If you are participating in the off-site marksmanship event, you may have your weapon within the group camp, as long as you the weapon is kept locked within the vehicle, unloaded, and with the ammunition stored in a separate location. Firearms may not be removed from vehicles for any reason while on park property. Compliance with these rules will be strictly enforced.
The rules for the range itself can be found here: Firearms Range Rules.
- Smoking is permitted at the campground, but is not permitted in any of the cabins or inside any of the buildings. Please be respectful of the rights of nonsmokers. Smoking is permitted at the back of the audience portion of the stage area, but smokers are requested to keep their distance from nonsmokers who will be bothered by the smoke, and try to stay downwind. Cigarette butts should be 'field-stripped' and disposed of properly. Please make sure the fire is extinguished before disposal. Note:The ground of the campsite has a heavy layer of pine needles, which are flammable. Please be very careful when disposing of cigarettes!
- Distribution to Minors. Anyone found giving anyone under 21 years of age alcohol will be immediately required to leave the event. Please report any violations to security staff.
- Intoxication. Anyone who is deemed by security staff to be intoxicated may be required to cease consumption of alcohol.
- Leaving the Event. If an offense is committed while intoxicated that requires someone to leave the event, and that person is intoxicated, then security staff will supervise the person until they have recovered sufficiently that they can safely leave the event space.
- Illegal Drugs. This event is held on state park property, and it is very important that you not bring or consume any illegal drugs. If these are found, we will deal with it by asking you to leave the event. Further, we will contact the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Please do not bring these! This includes prescription drugs not prescribed for you.
- Parent and Guardian Permission. As noted above, those under 16 years of age at the time of the start of the event must attend with a parent or guardian also attending the event. Those at least sixteen years old and under eighteen years old must have a signed, notarized permission slip. In addition, the parent or guardian will need to sign the Release of Liability on behalf of the child.
- Alcohol. Those under twenty one years of age may not possess or consume alcohol while at the event.
- Age of Consent. The age of consent in the state of Oklahoma is sixteen (16) years of age.
- Adult Material. Material which is inappropriate for minors must at all times be kept out of the view or potential view of minors, including at the art show, dealer's den, and auctions.
- Required. When you check in, you shall be issued a badge for the event. This badge must be worn at all times, and is required for attendance of any events. Those without badges will be required to produce them at the request of staff and, if unable to do so, may be asked to leave the campsite.
- Tampering. Modifying your badge to obscure, alter, or conceal any of the information on it is not permitted.
- Park Staff. At all times, all attendees are required to obey the requests of any staff of the state park hosting the event.
- Event Staff. All attendees are required to obey the requests of members of Wild Nights Staff and the officers of MESA.