The sun will come out tomorrow
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. 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.
Each year, many Theme Camps offer spots for Burgins (take virgin, smoosh it together with Burner, and hey presto: you have a newbie). So we check in with the existing Theme Camps, they tell us their spots, and we share that information here. The rest is up to you. So check out the list of camps below 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!