1999 Theme Camps

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Camp Alien Love Nest

Get your hand made limited edition “Burning Man 99” pendants, at our daily talent/costume gong show. Every afternoon between lunch and dinner. No jokes please!

Hometown: Bay Point, CA

Camp Chaos

A single large golden apple symbolic of the goddess of discord shall dominate our camp. I will be living in it with two chicks.

Hometown: Richmond, CA

Camp Coup d'etat

We are Camp Coup d’etat. We are taking over. Resistance is not just futile, its a useful electrical phenomena.

Ride with Jackie and the Governor in the Last Parade of Camelot while the descendants of Lee (and Larry) Harvey give you a piece of their minds from the Grassy Knoll.

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Camp Creation

Camp Creation invites you to re-create ancient mythical archetypes and usher them into the new world. Experience rites and rituals of “fertility” so you may become pregnant with possibilities.

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Camp Cthulhu

This is a conventicle for fans and devotees of the Elder Squid God, Cthulhu. Auditory guidance is provided for meditators.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Camp Digital Xpression

Computers coming to their end of time, Reuse them! Wear them, smash them, model them, shower in silicon. A digital camp for the non millenium compliant, with a British side touch.

Hometown: Davis, CA


A camp where you can go during the day or night to just sit back and relax on one of our couches as you watch the gentle undulations of the sails in the breeze, or perhaps you can barter for a nice tropical drink and say to the rest of the civilized world “DILLIGAF”.

Camp Dub

Camp Dub will be 3 Dubs from Dublin Dubbing the Dub and deconstructing the playa surface sands and thoughts with a stripped down dub. Come dub with us!

Camp Fink

Camp Fink is a beautiful and safe place to have a cold drink. If you fink on a friend you’ll get one! But please, stay the hell off the lawn and have a nice day.

Camp Flavor

Flavor is a place you can escape during the day with ambient lounge music under our 800 sqft tent, then as night falls you can take your feet into our dance chamber of funky beats.

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Camp Hardcore

20 foot high ‘praise to unsaid things’ mushroom, motorized shopping cart racing, music and theater performances encouraging breath holding contests, free beer given to all visitors with psychic abilities. Visit site for details.

Hometown: Bellingham, WA

Camp Littleton / Columbine High Shooting Gallery

Tired of being pushed around by popular kids? Confused by violence in the media? Come relieve your aggression an maybe win a prize, too!

Hometown: Spahn Ranch, CA

Camp Maya Papaya

During their stay on earth the Cosmic Maya carried the burden of time. At Camp Maya Papaya we are bound to the cycles of time. We honor the Papaya as the holy orb of sustenance and perform daily ritual Papaya sacrifices. Will you give yourself to the Papaya?

Camp Orgasmotron

Come and dare to fully explore the outer limits of the brain’s infinite capacity for pleasure! Master Hypnotist Dr Alex Loving, MD, and his assistants will guide you through (and teach) various sensual trance phenomena, among them: hyperesthesia (sensory enhancement), submission, pleasure amplification, structured seduction, and The OrgasmotronTM.

Hometown: Cambridge, MA

Camp Skynyrd

An oasis of Ignorance in a sea of enlightenment.

Hometown: Eugene, OR

Camp Sleizure aka Camp Buglight

Camp Sleizure embodies sleaze, leisure and seizure. Our goal is to provide visual stimulation, comfort and the best video art ever.

Hometown: New York, NY

Camp Sunscreen

Camp Suncreen is dedicated to the health and safety of the many scantily clad Burning Man attendees. We and our many volunteers realize the importance of proper sunscreen application and will be ready to assist you in case you leave home without it.

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Camp Theraramalis

The leisurely, sybaritic culture of Thera detonated and its detritus has assembled in our great city. Come relax, perform, be fed before it all explodes again.

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Camp Tubular Bells

Come and play our percussive sound sculpture that routes sounds thru big tubes and then finally back out to the listeners, creating truly unusual and silly sounds, while looking like something out of Dr. Suess.

URL: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe/tubularBells

Camp Videogasm

At Camp Videogasm, we will be displaying examples of “video art” on our twelve foot video projection screen. Our “art” will take a critically satirical look at American film and television. Some interactive activities are planned, around our couch potato, superhero, master of ceremonies, “Sofa King.” We also plan to premiere the documentary video we shot at Burning Man ’98, and will be videotaping Burning Man ’99 for a videotape to be shown at BM 2000.

URL: http://www.videogasm.com/burningman/Hometown: Woodhaven, MI

Campain Headquarters

A pot in every chicken… er ah air conditioning… and… real plumbing… and we have a canidate that can diliver. He ain’t no chimp on a stick.

Hometown: Mill Valley, CA

CaTaClYsMiC MeGaShEar rAnCh

Dedicated to the realization of absurdities since 1895.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Chef Juke's Blue Light Bistro

The Blue Light Bistro is a communal/community kitchen and gathering spot where all citizens of Black Rock City are welcome to participate and join in the sharing of meals (Although, if EVERYBODY came it MIGHT start to get a WEE bit crowded). Bistro participants communally buy & prepare food for one meal a day and create a special place where we can share it together, along with music, good conversation, etc – communing with each other, the friends we know and those we have yet to meet.

Hometown: Eugene, OR

Chromatic Camp

Get your team together and join us under the rainbow for our Scavenger Hunt. This isn’t you ordinary scavenger hunt. You will be asked to find some rather peculiar items, such as a “Best Bum”, or a “Below the Neck Body Piercing”. Prizes will include Handy Wipes, a first aid kit, bottled water, sunscreen, and other niceties and necessities. The Grand Prize will be a bottle of Honey Mead. One hunt is planned each day of the event. Don’t forget to pick up your Burning Man Community Pride ribbons. Each made in various shades of the rainbow to signify the diversity within our community.

Hometown: Sun Valley, NV

Chump Camp

Chump Camp is populated by the moronic barbarian brain-children of the “Chump Internet Cult.” Dedicated to the propagation of global Chumpiness, we will manifest our chump-nature through architectural sculpture, frenzied engineering, and glorious slack.

URL: http://www.chump.comHometown: San Francisco, CA

Church of Holy F***'n Sh**

We’re the Church of Holy F***’n Sh**! Join our clan of overly agnostic religious fanatics, and become abruptly assimilated into the most confusing religious sect on the playa.

URL: http://www.gigsville.orgHometown: San Francisco, CA

Clevian Circularity CampCream City

Near 7:00 and Venus–Arrt from the midwest–Milwaukee style poetry slam, disembodied talking oracular heads on sticks, interaction games, an artificial Lake Michigan made entirely of light, elephants stepping out of thin air, Mahatma Gandhi back from the dead. Glorious national award-winning access television show ‘Brain Box’ returns to the playa to film and broadcast it all. The Clevians will also exhibit their cultural traditions from over 30,000 years ago, like Knackling, the Abrasion Wheel, and the dragging, burning Bratwurst that will cross the Playa and explode.

URL: http://www.clevian.comHometown: Milwaukee, WI

Cloud People Of Jupiter

The Cloud People Of Jupiter present our 3 cloud stage, with live circus, Dj’s and musical performance acts. Experiences the heights and breath of art, in all its many forms.

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Cloudfactory ChillSpace

An ambient temple of dreams with far out futuristic decor. Featuring the best of the bay area’s downtempo and chill freaks.

URL: http://www.cloudfactory.orgHometown: Palo Alto, CA

Come Into the Light

You see it in the distance: a beautiful light. You walk across the dark playa, the light gets brighter. A voice on the radio urges you on, to the light at the end of the darkness. You can be happy here. It is beautiful. It is warm. It is safe. Come into the light and everything will be alright.

URL: http://comeintothelight.comHometown: San Francisco, CA

Cultural Workers Union

CWU returns to the playa this year with eye-popping and eardrum-massaging treats. Don’t Blink !

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA