We have partnered with Tested Contained Retreats to engage mobile medical specialists to provide solutions for small gatherings.
Our boutique retreat will be kept at a strictly limited capacity due to PA gathering limits of 250, provide on-site and advance COVID-19 testing, and employ thorough disinfection protocols:
Contained, Drivable Location
2-Part Active COVID-19 Testing Required for All Guests, Staff, Talent, and Vendors
Testing From Home
Guests should arrive by car between 12pm and 6pm. A shuttle service from NYC will also be available. (Contact us to schedule alternate arrival time.) Vehicles will be quarantined 20ft. from each other while awaiting testing.
All guests will have their temperature taken and receive a nasal swab COVID-19 test. Testing will be administered by licensed medical technicians.
Test results will be given within 30 minutes to 1 hour of arrival on site.
4-days prior to the retreat a PCR Active COVID-19 test, available at many locations. There will also be the option for an at-home mail-in test.
Restrooms will be disinfected after each use with guests directed along dedicated lanes and facilities for every 10 cars.
We believe that encouraging testing and discovering asymptomatic COVID-19 cases helps to #stopthespread
All participants are required to certify they do not live with, and will avoid contact with “People at a higher risk for severe illness” per CDC guidelines for 14 days after the gathering.
Utopia will focus on the spirit with rejuvenating outdoor activities, magical stages, and of course a killer lineup for you to dance under the open sky.
Relax, release and reconnect with friends. With music and love, we can come together. We are encouraging everyone to unplug for the weekend and embrace the adventure. Photographers will be onsite and a digital gallery link will be provided to attendees.
A full weekend of sounds from our Open-Air Stages, featuring Dan Slater, Joe Pacheco, Spencer H., and Matt Denton.
activities & wellness
Trick or Treating
Cost Includes All-Access Pass
Plus 3-Day Accommodations
Every Room has it's own Private Bathroom,
Shower, A/C and Heat
Have a larger group?
Book an entire cabin and bunk with all of your besties.
Arriving with a smaller crew?
You’ll be paired up with other attendees with plenty of space to distance at your own comfort level. All cabins will be operating at 50% capacity to allow for proper distancing measures.
A variety of tasty options to suit all dietary restrictions will be available 24/7 for purchase from various vendors and caterers. Food will be packaged and plated separately in accordance with current health and safety guidelines. Guests may bring in outside food and drink, but all items must be disinfected in advance. This event is BYOB so be sure to pack your favorite beverages.
Taking place at a majestic upscale retreat center located on 500 acres in the foothills of the Pocono Mountains, the location will be sent out privately to all ticket holders. Our serene escape is just a 2.5-hour drive from New York and Philadelphia.
Parking passes are sold separately and will not be sold on-site. All cars must pre-register with the list of attendees traveling in your vehicle.
$50 from each pass will be donated to LGBTQ+ artists and nightlife workers. Grants will be administered by a registered 501(c)(3) on a first-come first-serve basis to qualified applicants.
frequently asked questions
Who is conducting the testing?
Chai Care. Tests will be conducted in multiple cities in the week prior to the retreat. A physician supervised mail-in option is available for an additional cost by Vault Health. Guests will receive tests by mail by Monday before the event and provide a saliva sample, witnessed by a physician via Zoom video conference. Onsite medical services and support will be provided by Paradocs.
Are these antibody tests?
No. These are nasal swab PCR tests for ACTIVE COVID-19. They are same tests and labs used by hospitals, which have 99.8% accuracy.
How many guests will there be?
The retreat will be kept at a strictly limited capacity due to PA outdoor gathering limits of 250.
How will guests get to the location?
Private vehicles, owned or rented. A roundtrip shuttle service will also be available from NYC.
What happens once guests arrive?
Guests must arrive in their scheduled arrival window on the Friday before the retreat. Cars will be quarantined 20’ apart, and 1-hour arrival windows allotted in advance. A secondary test will be administered, with results processed within the hour.
What if guests leave their quarantine area while waiting?
For the safety of all attending, they will unfortunately be denied entry to the event.
What happens to guests that test positive prior?
They will not be allowed to attend. Tickets may be applied to a future event or refunded.
What happens to guests that test positive on site?
They will not be allowed to attend and must return home immediately. All tickets will be refunded and given a discount off code to the next event.
What if someone in my vehicle tests positive on site?
Any car with a positive test result will unfortunately have to return home. All tickets will be refunded and a discount code to the next event.
What happens if the event gets cancelled due to COVID-19 or something else?
This weekend's retreat was designed with the uncertainty of continuing life and business in the COVID age. If this retreat is cancelled or postponed due to circumstances outside of our control the tickets will be refunded, minus the cost of any COVID tests if they have been completed.
What if uninvited people attempt to attend?
We will have trained and licensed security personnel to prevent unauthorized entry. There will be medical personnel on standby in case they do come in contact with unauthorized attendees. All security and medical professionals onsite will undergo testing procedures.
What if there are people already with COVID-19 working at the venue?
All staff working at the retreat will undergo 2-part active COVID testing. Staff will be tested 3 days prior to the event and again prior to event commencement. Tested staff members will be retained for backup if it is necessary for a staff member to leave the site or come into contact with untested individuals.
Will activities and programming be outdoor or indoor?
Programming will be indoors and outdoors and will be designed with social distancing measures in place.
Will it be heated?
Yes, all rooms are heated. Our lakeside Tea Dances will be heated and the Incendia Fire Domes will keep you hot.
Autumn is the most beautiful time to visit the Poconos as the leaves are all changing to vibrant hues of red and orange that set the mountains ablaze with color. It's the perfect escape for Halloween weekend.
Will social distancing be required?
Social distancing will be required at all music and stage areas. We will follow CDC and state recommended guidelines in place at the time of the event. All admin, guests and staff will follow CDC recommended social distancing guidelines. Staff will be required to wear masks or face coverings. Social Distancing Ambassadors will be present to assist and educate guests. Our core values are to create safe and vibrant spaces.
Do guests have to wear facial coverings/masks?
All guests are encouraged to wear facial coverings/masks when there is the possibility of coming into contact with others and follow current state health guidelines.
Can I leave the retreat?
Once admitted, there is no re-entry. Guests must stay on the grounds at all times. Anyone who leaves the grounds will not be admitted back in.
Can I bring my own food and beverages?
Food can be purchased on site. Guests may bring in outside food and drink. For your safety and the safety of others we encourage that all items must be disinfected in advance.
Will alcohol be sold at the gathering?
No alcohol will be sold on premise. This is a BYOB retreat, so bring the beverages you love!
What other precautions will you be taking to mitigate risk?
All high touch surfaces will be disinfected multiple times per day, and the entire site will be cleaned following EPA guidance which can be found here.
We will also be following OSHA guidelines on preparing workplaces, which can be found here.
We will be following guidelines and protocols established by the Event Safety Alliance, which can be found here.
We will be following guidelines set for in the “Considerations for Youth and Summer Camps” set forth by the CDC which can be found here.
Who will be the point of contact for specific points of testing and operational procedure?
Our Infection Mitigation Coordinator can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.