Theme Camps are one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the lifeblood of a Burn. They are a hothouse of Principles in action, with participation, gifting and communal effort giving birth to wacky genius, creative chaos and homes away from home. Decommodification, leave no trace, immediacy... hell, all the Principles come to party at these shindigs.
But Theme Camps work as hard as they play — 'cause it takes teamwork to make those dreams work, baby!
To create these shared visions, participants form crews and pool their time, energy and resources. Each year, many Theme Camps offer spots for Burgins (take virgin, smoosh it together with Burner, and hey presto: you have a newbie). Camp fees are common, with everyone contributing to a communal 'kitty' that allows the camp to build, supply, transport and maintain these visions at Seed. Some camps will include meal plans, others not. Either way, the Radical Self-reliance Principle still applies. We care for each other knowing that we are already — and always — prepared to take care of ourselves.
So we check in with the existing Theme Camps, they tell us their spots, and we share that information. The rest is up to you. So, check out the list of camps and go forth and connect.
And remember: ask not what a Theme Camp can do for you, but what you can do for a Theme Camp!
Are you hoping to run a workshop, yoga session or deliver a talk and need an event space? Look no further! There are a number of camps who are happy to let people like you use their space whilst they get some down time.
Believe it or not, not all theme camps party 24/7 (although some do). We have compiled a list of theme camps who have generously offered to open their camps up for other people to host events in. Get in contact with a camp, see if your event aligns with them and see if you can work out a time that suits both you and the host camp. It is up to each camp to decide if they would like to host your event.
Theme camp fundraisers are happening thick and thin, if you still have energy left after the last month of parties, there is still plenty to go! Here’s a quick run-down on what’s coming over the next couple of months:
- Alchemy of Sin: 30 July - Alchemy of Sin Fundraiser
- BBB: 4 August - Dirty Secrets
- Pirainia: 5 August - Space Burn!
- Malt Shop Be Bop Hop Roller Arena: 6 August - Electric Boogaloo
- The Emporium: 12 August - The Animal Kingdom Rave
- Sunset Island: 2 September - Burning Man Radical Ritual
Sorry if we have missed anyone. If you want help plugging your events feel free to shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help put it out there.