2008 Theme Camps

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A Bordello of Dust

Bordello of Dust: Fun & sleazy in the name of art, expression, playfulness and theatrics, not really in the name of sex at all. An “Amsterdam Alley” of windowed peep show stages for burlesques shows. Nightly shows of erotica, pole dancing, & more. Want 2 play?

URL: http://www.burningtribe.com/bod/index.htmlHometown: Los Angeles, CA

A Cavallo

As A Cavallo sits in an exotic foreign drydock, after severe storms whipped the crew to tatters, a scout crew explores the frontier in the Bonewagon. Made from deadstuff, piloted by deadfolks, driven by dead horses.

URL: http://acavallo.orgHometown: New York, NY

A Shack of Sit

We’ve built a Shack on the Playa. Our Sit doesn’t stink – come say “HiYa.” Whatever your nation or tribe, relax for a while and imbibe cool air in a comfortable chair, a massage, or gastric lavage with the drinks that we plan to supply ya.

Hometown: Boise, ID

Above The Limit

Darwin’s Monkey Bar & Treetops Lounge, The Crystal Cavern’s 40’ dome chill space, Cafι Kona’s coffee & chai, The Royal Barge, Evolution Island Bar, F-15 Interceptor, and over 150 gallons of finest homebrew & exotic beverages—join our Beervolution, entertaining friends new and old around the clock!

URL: http://www.campabovethelimit.comHometown: Reno, NV


Abstininthe is the friendly bar on the playa,providing our special drink to the thirsty of BRC since the last millenium. Come try our many flavors and enjoy the music, ambience and conversation of our neighborhood bar

URL: http://abstininthe.tribe.netHometown: Berkeley, BC

Academy of Fools

Welcome comrades and fools! We are bringing you the team of the globally acclaimed “Slava’s Snowshow” and its’ creator, Slava Polunin, president of the Academy. We invite all the lovers of “life to the foolest” to our theatre of ritual magic, pageantry, games & fantasy.

URL: http://www.slavasnowshow.comHometown: North Bergen, NJ

Advice Booth Camp

Come and sit down for some advice on anything that is concerning you in your life.

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Airport - BRC Port of Entry

BRC International is a real but temporary airport with over 200 planes, skydivers, ultralights, runway, terminal building, customs Inspectors. The Port of Entry Village (at the intersection of 5:00 and the trash fence) is home to aviators, land sailors, theme camps, art cars, and artist

URL: http://www.portofentry.org/Hometown: Larkspur, CA


AKAirways is an art group based in New York City. Our focus is sculpture/installation. The inflatable objects and environments that we create are the central components of our installations.

URL: http://www.akairways.comHometown: New York, NY


Afrobeat lovers, World-Funk maniacs, LIVE music freaks: ALBINO! camp is home to the nationally-touring 11-piece afrobeat ensemble-ALBINO!; complete with 4-piece horns section, costumes, dancers, and full band choreography. Think James Brown funk meets World Beat grooves; just add playa dust…

URL: http://www.albinoband.com/Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Alqmy Camp

Metaphysical therapy and purifying transformations served by a squad of transcendental facilitators and guides to the grounded now.

URL: http://www.alqmy.comHometown: Berkeley, CA


Come into an Altar-nation, a place to test our hearts and minds through conection, intention, meditation, and freedom of self. Let our alters be a guide for inspiration, hope, love, laughter and peace.

Hometown: Castro Valley, CA

Alternative Energy Zone Village

If you have an interest in alternative energy, then welcome, you are invited to join our village of friendly folks . You will see and learn about solar panels, wind generators, solar ovens, solar showers, water cleaning, MANY MANY blinky lights, and people who can show YOU how to do it too.

URL: http://www.ae-zone.org/Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Altitude Lounge

Join us for drinks, refreshing cold air in the Chill van, and an elevated deck and bar. We’ll be spinning downtempo grooves at sunset and each night while providing high altitude views of the playa and Opulent Temple.

Hometown: Denver, CO

Ambivert's Wild West Saloon

This watering hole will be open in the heat of the afternoon Tuesday – Saturday between 1-5pm. Here’s a place to get out of the sun and enjoy a cold one and if you dare take a chance on our game to get an extra shot or two. See Y’all There!

Hometown: Glendale, CA

American Dreamers

A “hotel”, with plenty of room, sleep, meditate, or participate in our dream related workshops. Learn about your dreams and interact with other dreamers.

URL: http://www.myspace.com/akburnersHometown: Anchorage, AK

american excess camp

American Excess Camp- “A bunch of people with a bunch of stuff you don’t need”

URL: http://www.americanexcesscamp.comHometown: Park City, UT

American Idle

Chill out with our tribute to the great American pastime. Expect big dreams, big beats, furtive firsts, shag carpet and plenty of couches.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

American Jungle of Earthly Delights

The American Jungle of Earthly Delight is an eclectic dreamscape of our physical and cultural cognitive jungles. It is a dense, misty mass of contrasts and contradictions where explorers frolick and relax in a maze of interactive games and thirst quenching jungle drinks. Emerge rested and refreshed.

URL: http://americanjungle.meatbeer.comHometown: Portland, OR

American Steel & Steve23 for Mayor

Presenting the American Dream, Headless Point style. The crew that brought you some of the biggest art ever seen on the playa (including Crude Awakening and The One Tree) is back! Come play with amazing metal & fire art, learn how to weld, ride in our crane, and VOTE for Steve23 for Mayor of BRC!

URL: http://headlesspoint.com/a23Hometown: San Francisco, CA

American Suburban Gladiators

What happens when perfect suburbanites in their perfect row houses can’t take their perfectly predictible lives anymore? They turn into… American Suburban Gladiators! Come battle soccer moms, doctors, business men & mailmen to see if you can complete their insanely suburban tournament course!

URL: http://www.hillelsmith.com/BurningMan2008.htmlHometown: San Francisco, CA

American Wet Dream Camp

Wet and wild nocturnal emissions style. Join a mix bag of Canadian and American playa players (formerly known as “The Web of Destiny” as they jam on this years theme with a 24/7 pajama party celebrating that which goes “Hump” in the night.

Hometown: Halifax, NS


Luxury oasis providing fusion cuisine for those who wish or need rejuvenation in a plush environment of Persian’esq rugs and simulated maharaja tent.

URL: http://amerikesh.comHometown: Minneapolis, MN

Andy's Wonder Factory

Andy Warhol meets Wonder Bread in BRC. The Factory will be open for you to star in impromptu video interviews, add to the worlds largest Wonder bread dough ball, tag the Wonderwall with your own American dream, or just loaf in the cool shade.

Hometown: Carmel Valley, CA

Angels & Shamans

Renegade Monks, Healers, Angels & Shamans on the Esplanade The Renegage Angelic Shaman returns for his 3rd straight year with world-class, SoulTouch Healing. 200 hours of astounding healings over the last two burns. A small but select group of World class healers & shamans invited to send resumes

URL: http://www.soultouch.netHometown: Boise, ID

Anonymous Village

Anonymous Village is an oasis of recovery in the eye of the creation cyclone of Burning Man. We host 12 step meetings AA, NA, Alanon, Naranon and all other recovery based entities. There are regularly scheduled meetings and as needed. We also rescue those that find themselves needing our services.

Hometown: Graham, WA


AOXOMOXOA presents AMERICAN BEAUTY. Come by for beautiful music, meet beautiful people with beautiful dreams, and tell us yours! Dancin’, prancin’ ’till the morning comes. “And when you hear that song, come crying like the wind, it seems all this life was just a dream.” -Robert Hunter

URL: http://the-garrison.com/Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Apocalypse Lounge

Don’t panic. We thought of you: chalk easel boards to create art, seminars on surviving a zombie attack & robot uprising, guided tours (bring hawaiian shirt), “suit night” & a wheel of chance. Come for coffee in the AM & enjoy shade all day; you may see some old faces & meet some new ones.

URL: http://www.myspace.com/apocalypse_loungeHometown: Portland, OR


Located as part of Terminal City, APOKILIPTIKA spins the “American Dream” theme into its “Freedoom and Doomocracy” sub-theme, with all sorts of light hearted (and some not so light) twists and jabs on American culture, politics, iconography, foreign policy and more- all with that special APOKILIPTIKA style. We like art, and will have lots of it in and around the camp.

URL: http://www.apokiliptika.comHometown: Carson City, NV

Apres Ski Chalet

aa{cent}prA{umlaut}s-ski[ah-prey-skee,ap-rey,noun] The period of relaxation after skiing. A rich cultural heritage at ski resorts worldwide. We have now brought this magic to the playa. After a long day on the slopes come mingle with our snowmen, frolic with our skibunnies, enjoy a glacial beverage!

Hometown: Vancouver, BC


Arachnophobia is a dark Cabaret, a twisted mix of entertainment. From goth/industrial tunes to j-pop at night, mixed with cult movies, anime, gothic karaoke, even children’s crafts and much more… Every hour is unique at the big spider.

URL: http://www.burningspider.comHometown: Boulder, CO


Recreating an idyllic interaction between man and nature.

Hometown: Glen Ellen, CA


Pulling cities out of hats and uniting lost socks…

URL: http://www.arcosanti.orgHometown: Mayer, AZ


Arctica is the original ice sales camp located inside the Center Camp circle. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday from 9am – 6pm & Labor Day from 9am – noon. 10lb blocks of ice and 7lb bags of crushed ice can be purchased for $3 each. Ice can also be purchased in the 3 & 9 o’clock plazas.

Hometown: Portland, OR

Area 47 - Space Virgins, DV8, ++

The Space Virgins & DV8, plus friends from around the world come together to bring the return of Area 47 to the playa.

URL: http://www.spacevirgin.org/Hometown: Seattle, WA

Art Car Camp

This is a camp that features bonafide Art Cars that are licensed and insured and function outside of Burning Man in every day society. This year the Telephone Car by Howard Davis will be heading the camp making its first appearance in the history of Burning Man.

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Art Model Camp

The core of this group is art models at burning man. We welcome professional models, artists, Art Model Fans, and compatible friends from any city or country to camp with or near us space permitting. Our camp activities include posing for drawings, and other events to be announced.

Hometown: Claremont, CA

art of such n such, the

the art of such n such is an art support camp for the fleeble flobbler theme art project.the such n such is a collective of art and artists from the country.we will have delightful shade by day and wood fired caldrons by night placed out front for warming your bones!

URL: http://www.howhowhow.com/bmancamp08/suchnsuch08.htmlHometown: Atlanta, GA

Art Test Camp: Plaid

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Hometown: San Francisco


ArtEast is an interactive art gallery designed for anyone who wanted to make art for burning man but did not have the means mainly because of, but not limited to, international travel. we offer never ending art projects that can be added onto by anyone.

Hometown: Preston, WA


This is the on playa headquarters for Burning Man’s art department. Welcome to all the artists that make Burning Man the wonderful art event it is!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


A reality-defying Yoga camp. Please check calendar or drop by to see our schedule of daily classes–yoga and more! If you would like to teach a class in our space, please contact us to be added to the schedule.

URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/asanamaniaHometown: Los Angeles, CA

Ashram Galactica (The Grand Hotel)

“Your Home Away from Home Away from Home™” The Grand Hotel at Ashram Galactica sets the standard for hospitality in the Black Rock City Metropolitan Area. Enjoy a crisp cocktail and conversation. Our well-informed and obsequious concierge will be happy to advise the traveler of all the city offers.

URL: http://www.ashramgalactica.comHometown: Venice, CA

Asshole Spotlight Camp

Come check out our various optical exhibits. From laser grids to monochromatic sodium bulbs we’ll freak you out with our visual effects.

Hometown: Portola Valley, CA

Astral Headwash

Good day dirty dwellers! We will be washing hair in the desert again this year. Come visit us with your happy spirits, your smiling faces and your dirty hair and we’ll do our best to make you feel like you’re in heaven. We’ll see you Monday – Friday noon – 4 PM. Remember to arrive early!

Hometown: Westminster, CO

Astral Lounge

Astral Lounge is a small, intimate chill space, providing a cool, shaded oasis of calm during the hottest part of the day, and a mellow, relaxed vibe all night long.

Hometown: Edinboro, PA


This will be Astropups 8th year of fabulous fun on the playa. We’ll be returning with our own brand of frisky frivolity that Burners have come to know and love.

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

Asylum: Main Street USA

Asylum is the solar powered American Main Street of multiple theme camps and art projects. These groups include Camp No Evil, Church of the Pink Sock, King of America, Manifest Blasphemy, Orgasmateria, Psychonauts, Rubber Chicken Camp and Whiskey & Whores Saloon.

URL: http://www.asylumvillage.com/Hometown: New York, NY

Austria – no stars, just stripes

Play the game and discover the Austrian in yourself! Prove your Austrian skills for example by Jodeln (Austrian singing) or Schuhblattln (Austrian dance) and gain the bronze, silver or golden Edelweiss. Take a rest in the alpinistic chillout-zone and enjoy remixes of Sound-of-Music-songs. Bussi

URL: http://austrian-dream.piranho.at/Hometown: Vienna, N/A

Automatic Subconscious

We’re a Boston-based camp, bringing our best all the way to the playa. Come on over, have a drink, chill in our two-story dome, dance, take a class, enjoy, and let us prove to you that we may hail from the rude northeast, but we gots some love to give & smiles we’ve been waiting all year to release.

URL: http://www.automaticsubconscious.comHometown: Somerville, MA

Avalon Village

Avalon Village is a large queer/queer friendly village of theme camps including Quixote’s Cabaret, Camp Montage, Astro Pups, Fairyland, Camp Stella, Camp Celestial Bodies, Vietnamese Iced Coffee Camp, and The Uncharted Territories. Come join us for performance, workshops, and playa fun!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Avant Yard

Hello friend. You wanna play? The Avant Yard is home to the Diaspora _A_r_t_s_ _C_o_l_l_e_c_t_i_v_e_,_ _w_h_o_ _b_r_i_n_g_s_ _y_o_u_ _t_h_e_a_t_r_e_!_ _L_a_u_g_h_t_e_r_!_ _I_m_a_g_i_n_a_t_i_o_n_!_ _W_o_r_k_s_h_o_p_s_!_ _ _P_a_r_t_i_e_s_!_ _D_a_n_c_i_n_g_!_ _S_i_n_g_i_n_g_!_ _ _C_o_o_k_i_e_s_!

URL: http://www.thecollectivenow.comHometown: Fremont, CA

Awakened Mind Tantra

Camp for the Vajranandacharya Buddhist school of Tantra and Yoga. Monks from the Awakened Mind Meditation Center in San Francisco will teach free meditation classes. Samvara, the school founder, will perform Darshan and other special Buddhist blessings. Stop by for Enlightenment and fun!

URL: http://www.sfawakenedmind.org/about.htmlHometown: Emerald Hills, CA