Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to the most common questions about Puppies in the Mountains. Click any question to get the answer. If you have a question that's not listed here, email us.
Who Can Come
Everyone is welcome at Puppies in the Mountains, regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, or experience level. If you are a pup or a handler, you're welcome!
The Puppy and Handler community is one of the most welcoming, friendly, loving groups in all of the fetish world. We have guests who have been pups for years, and others for whom this is their first event ever. If you're new to the community, then Puppies in the Mountains is the perfect event for you.
Put a kitty in a room full of puppies and trouble is bound to start. Due to the physical nature of play, and the importance of our shared Puppy and Handler identity, this event is only for human pups and their peoples.
The venue has ADA-compliant housing and common area facilities. The main road that rings the grounds is easily walkable, and there are parking spaces at each cabin. During registration, please let us know if you have mobility concerns and/or require ADA-compliant facilities. We'll make sure your cabin is as close to the common spaces as possible.
Anyone who will be at least 18 years old on October 6, 2017, may register for Puppies in the Mountains. You will be required to bring valid government ID to prove your age.
Our venue has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and experienced chefs who will be preparing our meals. They can accommodate a range of dietary needs including gluten intolerant and celiac disease, vegetarians, nut allergies, and more. During registration you can check off any concerns you have, and feel free to contact us to ask about specifics.
If you are from Colorado, drive to Colorado Springs. In the next few months we'll have an area of our website where you can chat with other guests to arrange carpools.
If you're not from Colorado, you could drive here. Or you can fly into either Denver International Airport or Colorado Springs Airport. We are working on options for transportation from the airport to the camp, for which there may be a small charge. Details to be announced.
The only discount we offer at this time is early registration. Puppies in the Mountains is a nonprofit organization and no one is profiting off this event. Instead we are working hard to set a price that covers the costs and makes for an amazing event.
Puppies in the Mountains is designed as an immersive experience for pups and handlers. We want our guests to be entirely in the experience. Therefore, we recruit volunteers as a separate group who do not primarily identify as either pup or handler.
Most guests will be housed in a cabin. Each cabin is heated (most have a fireplace too) and has running water, private bathrooms, etc.
The beds are all twin sized beds, and some of the rooms have bunk beds. You will share your room with others, but there is a max of 4 people per cabin bedroom. Sheets, blankets, and linens are not provided, however, so you'll either need to bring your own (recommended) or rent a set of linens for $15.
A few months before the event we'll give you the opportunity to tell us your housing preferences. If you're coming with a pack, or really don't like the top bunk, we'll do our best to make you as comfortable as possible.
You certainly can make other housing arrangements, but there is no discount from your registration fee. Puppies in the Mountains is an immersive community experience, come be a part of the whole thing!
There is limited WiFi and reasonable cell phone coverage. But that's not really the point, is it?
Payment Plans are no longer available, but if you need additional time just contact us. You have until August 31, 2017 to cancel for a full refund. After that date, you'll get a 50% refund until September 21. After registration closes, we can no longer issue refunds (since we have to pay our venue!).
About The Experience
We are still working on the details for the event, but Puppies in the Mountains is a low-structure, low-stress event. You can choose to participate in discussion groups, or not. You can mosh your heart out, or not. We're also planning some additional activities, like a visit to Garden of the Gods or Pikes Peak. If you have ideas, please contact us with them!
We have the place all to ourselves. Venue staff will be present, mainly during meal times, but they are a welcoming and open-minded group of people and are fully aware of who we are and what we're doing. They won't judge. It's possible, if unlikely, that random people could show up at the venue as it's a camp that is well loved by two generations of attendees and the venue has recently done a lot of rehab work, but key areas of the venue will be closed off for us.
Note that this is a public venue and others might visit the venue during the day. We will be establishing boundaries where certain gear is not permitted to protect the venue and guests who might not expect to find a bunch of puppies running around.
(edited) As much as possible, yes. While we originally planned for a 100% all-day pup gear, we've had to scale back our expectation due to some discussions with the venue. In short, for the first year of the event, we have to keep pup gear to PITM-only spaces of the venue. This agreement allowed us to keep PITM scheduled as planned, and we worked hard to find middle ground with the venue for the first year. As we build a relationship with this venue we hope to expand more areas in future years.
No. PITM is an adult-oriented fetish community event, where adult language, situations, and nudity may be present. PITM is not a sexual event and there is no sanctioned opportunity for sexual activity.
Only our official photographers may take photos in common spaces during the event. Photos are only ever shared with other attendees at each year's event. They will not be shared on Facebook, used in our marketing, or any other way. You can request to have a photo removed from the private gallery if you're not comfortable with it.
You may bring alcohol. And smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas. Please respect your fellow guests and our hosts by not getting blind stinkin' drunk, acting like a jerk, or making a mess. No drugs will be permitted, including marjiuana. While cannabis is legal in Colorado, the venue is considered a public space and cannabis may not be used on the grounds. Anyone who possesses or uses other drugs will be asked to leave.
We will not have a vendor market. Nor is selling stuff permitted. If you have a business or product, then you should become a sponsor! We may have an opportunity for sponsors to promote their goods or make them available for purchase. Details to be announced.