2003 Theme Camps

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Cafe Village

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Camp Arachnid

Camp Arachnid returns with fun rope bondage workshops for the curious and the experienced alike. Whether you’re interested in binding or being bound, we’ll provide the rope and a comfortable, friendly place to learn.

URL: http://www.sffetish.com/arachnid/index.htmlHometown: South San Francisco, CA

Camp As It Drips

Hometown: Portland, OR

Camp B-Bob

Hometown: Houston, TX

Camp Cherry

Stop by for a little Camp Cherry hosptitality, and leave with the 3rd version of our now-famous camp CD! We’re also working on some special cherry treats for this year as well.

Hometown: Crystal, MN

Camp Confess

CONFESS YOUR SINS! Camp Confess will help burners cleanse the soul by confessing sins (particularly sexual sins). Confess your sins in our Confessional to Monsignor Severe or Father Easy. The Spanish Inquisition (think Monty Python) will draw out confessions with surprise, fear, ruthless efficiency, the PLUSH pillows, and the dreaded COMFY chair! A dungeon tent will provide facilities for gentlemen desiring a more serious BDSM play environment in which to draw out confessions. Find us in Penetration Village.

Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Camp Danielle

Come spin our Disk of Desire to learn of your path to pleasure and fortune, sit in our throne to worship and be worshipped.

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Camp DeNile

Camp DeNile offers the wisdom of Pharoah — sensitivity training in the realm of reality and self-delusion. Join Pharoah’s followers each day at 4 for fun, quinine, and festivity!

URL: http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/campdenileHometown: Seattle, WA

Camp Galavant

Camp Galavant and the U.S.S Nevada sails again!!! We will be sailing the high desert seas in search of mind blowing experiences nightly. So come aboard and Galavant with the pirates till the sun comes up! Or anything else.

Hometown: Sparks, NV

Camp Hanuman

Fabulous Monsters is a community of performance artists, fire dancers, costumers, acrobats and crafts people providing Hindu myth based spectacle and performance elements to this years Beyond Belief processions with elaborate costumes, acrobatics, dance and ritual and supplying monkeys on a regular basis to adorn the various temples of our city. We will also be giving a number of workshops including fire dancing, tumbling, belly dancing, storytelling, butoh, fantasy makeup and others.

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Camp Hi!

By day it’s the oh so tacky Esplanade Souvenir Shop by night it’s the oh so (something that rhymes with tacky) psychedelic splendora.

Hometown: Venice, CA

Camp Jonestown

Come by to enjoy our poisoned Kool Aid and sing-alongs on your way to the afterlife! You can even get baptised!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Camp JubJub

The mischievous cohorts of the Grand Monkey have some things planned for you if you’re willing to go out on a limb and take a chance. JubJub introduces to the residents of Black Rock City two new forms of getting you where we want you to go, Damntrak and Playa Cab, not quite public transportation.

Hometown: Reno, NV

Camp Jumpstart

Run your car battery into the ground? Come see the smiling faces at Camp Jumpstart and we’ll get ya going again. Or just dance the night away at Club Jumpstart.

URL: http://www.paynie.comHometown: Los Angeles, CA

Camp Klepto

Camp Klepto will be on the playa again this year with DJ Duthcraeli, spinning soulful house and disco in a retro 70’s atmosphere. Full bar, just drop by, have a drink, chill and dance.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Camp Lab Rat

Camp Lab Rat — Inside of our gateway, participants (guinea pigs) will find themselves in a labratory gone wrong. Come view the fruits of our merciless experimentation, race rats through the maze, torment our lab monkeys, play the human theremin, and donate your organs to science!

Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Camp Non Sense

CAMP NON SENSE – Where your senses come alive…

Hometown: New York, NY

Camp Nose Fish

The Desert Nose (a geodesic replica of Buckminster Fuller’s nose) is back in 2003 providing the ultimate cooling experience on the Playa. This year we introduce the Fishmobile, which will cruise the playa at night with an interactive maze inside to challenge and explore what lies beyond beliefs.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Camp Ouija/Voodoo Shooting Gallery

1) Camp Ouija—Come evoke the spirit of the playa on our giant ouija board.
2) Voodoo Shooting Gallery—Voodoo dolls and blow guns, what more do you need?!

Hometown: Portland, OR

Camp Schaden-Freude/CRC

Camp Schaden-Freude brings you the Certitude Reclamation Center, which will be providing a personalized, introspective process for willing participants of any age, consisting of a diagnostic device allowing us to identify and then expunge any debilitating certainties. It will be a multisensory, evolutionary experience.

Hometown: Eugene, OR

Camp Skylounge

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Camp Sunscreen

Camp Sunscreen is back for our 7th year! Visit our massage space on the playa or find us at home in the toddler play pagoda.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Camp Three Sheets

Three sheets to the (w)mind, Experience the fluorescent bubble sheet, join our drum circle, climb our structure, enjoy three sheets!

Hometown: Alameda, CA

Camp Videogasm

Camp Videogasm… A Multimedia Explosion… featuring independent / experimental video, interactive computer graphics, and live video feedback on our two screens, nightly at Snowflake Village.

URL: http://www.videogasm.com/burningman/2003Hometown: Woodhaven, MI

Camp Wrong

Camp Wrong pulls out all the stops for its third (and possibly final) consecutive year. With no moon to guide us in 03 we’ve gotten creative and added “The Wrong Artcar” featuring its tikilounge, groove sounds and crazy antics of camp super-heroes Methane Man and Bic Lighter Boy to feed the hungry eyes, ears and funny-bones of all wanderers. Look for us in the evenings somewhere beyond the esplanade in the vast area that is Beyond Belief! Daytime will usually find us lounging under our sunshade sipping home-brew compliments of Nutsack (brewmeister junior) and Smallfry (brewmaster general).So stop by for a frosty one at the “gift fence” but like the name implies you must offer up a gift or act of kindness in return — all talents welcome!

Hometown: Shoreline, WA


Hometown: Oakland, CA

CarnEvil Camp

CarnEvil: A Haunted Fun House, Midway, and Freak Show attraction. Negotiate the Maze of God; confess your fears or sins to the resident Kardnal.

Hometown: West Linn, OR

Carnie Camp

URL: http://www.violetshivers.com/John/cn/index.htmlHometown: San Francisco, CA

Cart Wash

Come on over to The Cart Wash, drive your art car through or just come over and dance, we gotta lounge area and a barter bar, run away from the dust and come get squeaky clean.

Hometown: Layton, UT

Casa de Slutmonkey

Casa de Slutmonkey: Come one, come all to the camp with the biggest sluts in BRC. Rest in our cozy Disbelief chill lounge, dance to our slutty house, lay in our world famous snake pit, and show us some skin in our “Oops!” Photo shoot studio.

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Cat Herders Union, Local 451

Our camp will be inviting visitors to participate in a deity decathalon. Contests will include: write the 11th commandment, smite the unbeliever/smite the other deities, the walk of faith, and others.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Cataclysmic Megashear Ranch

Hometown: Gerlach, NV

Chez Paz

Hometown: San Bruno, CA

Children of Chaos

We will be performing loosely disorganized skits around the playa and in the camps, spreading chaos and joy.

Hometown: Portland, OR


Come to Chillonia and hang our in our turtle! You may paint a design on it, have a free drink, leave an autographed b/w photo at the bar, obtain a Phrenological exam and take our computer quiz or just get some turtle soap.

URL: http://www.chillonia.org/index.htmlHometown: Jamaica Plain, MA

Chocolate Gypsies

Come visit us amidst the Infinite Oasis village. We offer a welcome break from the frenzied storm. Beyond belief, we know! Stop by for healing circles, meditation, yoga, pedicures, chill spaces, dancing, chocolate – and more!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Christmas Camp

Didn’t bring something to give to your newfound loved ones? Does your camp need a makeover? Well here we are, the finder of lost children ready to create. Come see us and we’ll see to it you have the groovy goods to give to your guys and gals and have the time of a life here at the event of an era.

Hometown: Newman, CA

Cirque de Flambe

The unofficial Burning Man tour service! See behind the facade of the theme camps and into the psyches of the artists. We will visit art installations and meet with the artists for lively discussions about their art and tribulations. Visit the deepest recesses of Burning Man and return to tell about it. Daily tour times posted at camp, along with nightly procession times. See and Believe!

URL: http://www.cirquedeflambe.comHometown: Seattle, WA

Citrus Camp

Rejuvenate & refresh at Citrus Camp! Stop by our shady lemon & lime domes, chill out, and recharge with a frosty-cold, citrus-y beverage!

URL: http://homeshaman.com/WOWHometown: San Francisco, CA

Clan Destino

Join Clan Destino in the black light bubble, sip a bevvy in the red furry lounge, bounce and swing on the tramp and trap, cross the bridge of faith and take a ride on the bed or the bar!

URL: http://www.theclandestino.orgHometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Clevian Circularity

The Clevian people peacefully ruled the Earth 30,000 years ago. Come to SNOWFLAKE VILLAGE each night at 8pm to find out if YOU TOO are a lost Clevian! Help us rediscover the lost arts of SPEED DATING, Knackling (or Snackling), perhaps take a turn on the Abrasion Wheel, & bring back ecstatic Utopia right here and now!

URL: http://www.clevian.com/clevian.htmHometown: Milwaukee, WI

Club Verboten

Club Verboten returns again with vintage techno in a comfortable, furnished dive.Special nights for Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and non-adreneline danceable techno.

Hometown: Reno, NV

Cock Ring Camp

Located in BRC’s Pink Light District near Jiffy Lube, Cock Ring Camp will be hosting ritual cock ring wearing during the day and performing Fire and glow-poi spinning at night.

URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crc2003Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Come to the Light

Come to the Light, to the land of the 16 Dancing Minions, where everything is BEYOND BELIEF.

Hometown: Folsom, CA

Comfort (formerly known as Eville)

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Comfort & Joy

We strive to create a welcoming, enriching, and stress-free space filled with art and activities promoting nourishing relief and cheerful bemusement to all who come. Play and bike through our Mylar Rain sculpture, treat your playa-foot at our pedicure salon, or commune with your neighbors at any of our scheduled siesta events.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Congregation B'nai haMidbar

Congregation B’nai haMidbar, Children of the Desert, will hold its annual kallah, retreat, this year in the Black Rock Desert the week leading up to Labor Day. Events will include a shabbos pot-luck dinner, daily davening, kabbalah classes, mediatation, sisterhood/brotherhood socials and the like that are open to all residents of Black Rock City.

Hometown: Oak Park , IL

Constellation Community

Constellation Community… Star Light, Star Bright, Burning in the Summer Night, I Wish I May, I Wish I Might Burn like the Man all though the Night! May all your wishes come true with the Constellation Community. Join us as we celebrate under the star filled summer sky.

Hometown: Windsor, CA

Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet

Costco Soulmate Trading Outlet (Burndaq: CSTO) is the leading provider of low-cost, quality soulmates in Black Rock City.

URL: http://www.thespoon.com/costcoHometown: Felton, CA

Cracked Peeps

Come and see what you look like through the eyes of my computer. Or compete in video game tournaments.

Hometown: Alexandria, VA

Creation's Carnival

Step right up, step right up… SEE the amazing Dog Faced Girl… HEAR the Voice of Your God… FEEL the cool paint at the Body Print Station… EXPERIENCE all the fun that is CREATION’S CARNIVAL

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Cult Camp

Wanna join a cult? Wanna start a cult? We are the Cult of Cultism. Come drink our Kool-Aid…

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Cult of Alice

Alice went through the looking glass, but didn’t expect to find the Spanish Inquisition… Come party with us…

Hometown: London

Cunnilingus Camp

Hometown: Boulder Creek, CA

Customer Service Beyond Belief

Providing Customer Service Beyond Belief since 2003! Please pick up the White Courtesy Telephone at the pink art truck, and an agent will place you on hold shortly!

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Cypress Lounge Bingo

The Cypress Lounge will complete the religious experience with daily BINGO games. Stop by or check the calendar for game times, or look for us on the playa passing out game cards.

Hometown: Monterey, CA

Cypress Lounge Nevada

Hometown: Monterey, CA