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Haunted Happenings - Nightmare at Beaver Lake Newsletter - Fall 2018
This indoor/outdoor haunted house experience is 100% volunteer produced, provides hundreds of hours of volunteer opportunities for local youth, and raises money for community charities. Thank you to all our volunteers who work so hard and have fun to make this happen – we couldn’t do it without you!
All Volunteers –
Please sign up on the CERVIS volunteer management system. The CERVIS portal is on the volunteer page of our website at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers - this is also where you will find all required volunteer forms and important volunteer information. As with all volunteer positions, you must be registered in CERVIS in order to complete the volunteer registration. Please also download and complete the volunteer application, hold harmless and youth log-in form (if applicable). Bring your signed documents to volunteer orientation, actor training or your first day of volunteering. All forms must be filled out each year.
Nightmare at Beaver Lake Construction
Construction begins at Beaver Lake Park daily starting on September 22nd at 10AM. - MAIN BUILD DATES - 9/22-23, 9/29-9/30, 10/6-7 - 10am daily until dark
These are the dates your help is needed the most. We need all hands on deck! Please dress for the weather, bring work gloves, and a drill driver if you have one. Construction will also run daily until the show opens on October 12th.
If you enjoy working with tools, please consider signing up for the tear down as well. De-Construction starts on November 1st and ends on November 8th.
New Volunteer Orientation - September 15th and 16th
Located at Beaver Lake Lodge
1:30PM-3:30PM on September 15th and September 16th. All volunteers with less than 2 years of service are required to attend 1 day of orientation. If you are 12, 13 or 14, your parents are encouraged to attend with you. Bring your friends and family down to show them what we are all about!
Mandatory Actor Training (returning actors please take note) - October 6th and 7th
Actor training will be held from 11AM -3PM each day. There will not be a lunch break, and there are no food services in the park. Please bring a labeled water bottle (your fancy NIGHTMARE one, If you got one!) and snacks if you need them. All actors with less than 3 years of acting (in our show) are required to attend at least 1 day of actor training. All other actors are strongly encouraged to attend. This is where you will find out about the roles we have available for 2018. Did I mention that ALL ACTORS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND?! There will be a tour of the sets from 3:30pm-4:30pm. If you have any acting training or casting questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calling all make-up artists!
We are having our annual make-up training on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 from 3pm-6pm. Please come prepared to put make-up on yourself and others. This year we will be open October 11 (press night), 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 30 & 31 please be sure to bring your availability as space is limited each night. Even if you have done make-up in the past you should still attend the training so you are aware of this year's make-up needs. IF you are wanting to act and do make-up on the same night you will need to make prior arrangements with the Casting, Wardrobe and Make-up departments and show up early enough to get ready before the make-up department opens, you must be able to do your own make-up on yourself OR you need to go into set at one of our full scare sets that go out at 8pm. If you have any questions please email Dawn at email@example.com.
New additional make up class – September 23rd – 1PM-4PM
If you have one year of experience, you can join us in learning new skills, and useful tips and tricks. Senior staff is also encouraged to attend classes that interest them. This is an awesome opportunity to learn from artists with years of experience in TV, film, web series, and with years of experience at our haunt!
The subject of our next class will be Latex Appliance Creation! It will take place on Sunday, September 23rd in the Renton Highlands from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and will be taught by Colleen Kelly! She will be showing us basic and advanced use of latex to create appliances, the materials used, and some special tricks as well. Sign up today by RSVP’ing via email to both Colleen Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dawn Wagner at email@example.com to express interest, or if you have any questions!
Casting for the show will start at 5 p.m. nightly. We will be casting 12 year olds with parents first, then those over the age of 18, then followed by the younger ages. There will be an opportunity after each show to pre-cast for the following night.
As in the past, we will need casting assistants. This is a perfect position for those parents that need to be on-site. Training will be at 3:30 pm Saturday October 6th and the 7th. Please meet on the steps of the Lodge. You only need to attend 1 or the other. Casting assistants provide constant monitoring of the actors for water, bathroom breaks and issues. Please sign up for this training on the Cervis portal found at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers to indicate you will be attending.
Would you like to be part of the show, but don’t want to act? Are you a parent that needs to be on-site for your 13 year old? Security may be the job for you. We have security stationed throughout the show nightly. Security training will be October 6th and 7th, at 3:30 p.m. on the steps of the lodge. Please register through CERVIS for whichever day you can make it.
Security is open to 18 and up. If you are 16 or 17 with an interest in law enforcement are also encouraged to apply. Please sign up for this training on the Cervis portal found at www.nightmareatbeaverlake.com/volunteers to indicate you will be attending.
Jeannie will be taking orders (and payment) for ScareWare at Orientation.$10 for a T-shirt, $12 for a women’s tank and $25 for a hoodie. $5 extra for 2X and larger. Cash or check only.
We will have a limited supply of NightmareWare available at orientation. $10 for Ts, $12 for ladies tanks, and $5 extra for 2X or larger of each. Cash or check only.
2018 SHOW DATES
Press Night- Oct. 11th – 7-9PM
Opening Night – Oct. 12th – 7-11PM
Saturday – Oct. 13th – 7-11PM
Sunday – Oct. 14th – 7-10PM
Friday – Oct. 19th – 7-11PM
Saturday – Oct. 20th – 7-11PM
Sunday – Oct. 21st – 7-10PM
Friday – Oct. 26th – 7-11PM
Saturday – Oct 27th – 7-11PM
Sunday – Oct. 28th – 7-10PM
Tuesday – Oct. 30th – 7-10PM
Halloween – Oct 31st – 7-10PM
Thank you for your continued support of the Nightmare At Beaver Lake!