2008 Theme Camps

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Tarotist Training Camp

Our resident tarotist will provide a complimentary and terrifying card reading!

URL: http://home.comcast.net/~burningman/tarot/tarot.htmHometown: Portland, OR

Tast-E-Vin Camp

The American dream, boxed wine and cheezw whiz for your tssting pleasure. Check the signs for the days and times for your tasting pleasure.

Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

Tasty Camp

Stuff your face!! Stomp your feet!! Tasty is a collective of friends who love good food as much as they love good music. Come visit us any time with something tasty to prepare and share with a stranger on our community grill. Or come by at Tasty Hour for some fresh gourmet goodness on the house!!

URL: http://sf.tasty-music.comHometown: San Francisco, CA

Temple Camp

We will be building this year’s temple, called Basura Sagrada. We build art out of trash for many reasons. Our goal is to make something amazing and exotic out of materials deemed unworthy, the stuff we throw away everyday.

URL: http://www.basurasagrada.org

Temple of the 7th Ray

“We seek to bring the two together.” The Temple is to promote a safe space for intimacy, contact and connection between people. We are here to inspire a ”unity consciousness” (including others and including ourselves) and continuing toward fully embracing the Divine we all share.

URL: http://tribes.tribe.net/7thrayHometown: Boulder Creek, CA

Tennis Camp

Martina fell in love with Steffi. Chris changed her name from Evert to Lloyd. Bjorn’s beard got caught in the net. Boris was always at an advantage. And the Queen thought John terribly rude. The glory days – of proper tennis whites, wooden rackets, and Pimm’s in the Royal Enclosure – return!\

URL: http://playa-tennis-camp.blogspot.com/Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Tequila Shack

Warning, Do not visit the Tequila Shack. All trespassers will be shot with a TEQUILA SHOT Shooting daily from 4 to 5.PM Monday through Saturday.

URL: http://www.tequilashack.comHometown: Tualatin, OR

Terminal City

Terminal City — Your Sub-Culture Suburbia, and defenders of Freedoom and Doomocracy. Terminal City’s theme camp districts include APOKILIPTIKA, Espresso Camp, MASH 4207th, The Booby Bar, Herring Camp, Shuttle Base Galileo, 667-Nieghbors of the Beast, Sex Filth Avenue and Diva Den of Desire.

URL: http://www.apokiliptika.com/terminal_city_page.htmHometown: Carson City, NV

That Bloody Camp

Ater a year of rest, That Bloody Camp returns with its haven of morning-after repose. We will cut through the dust of the playa and the previous night’s excesses with spicy bloody marys and even spicier servers. And of course we will give you space to relax, connect and maybe even make a new friend.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

The Americas' Immigrant Camp

The USA and Mexico join to celebrate the migration to Burning Man. A festive migrant camp with a well stocked tequilla bar.

Hometown: Austin, TX

The Black Rock Country Club

An unprecedented private destination club, Black Rock Country Club is for members who appreciate first rate croquet and relaxing under a warm summer night sky. BRCC has offered its exclusive membership a social life of top notch refinement in a five-star service environment.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

The Blacklight Aquarium

Visit Blaqua’s Immigration Station and test for naturalization so you, too, can live the American Dream. Pass, and you will be conferred citizenship and receive a personalized passport. Fail, and you may just get a green card. Also, stop by for an evening of aquatic espionage on James Spawn night.

URL: http://www.blaqua.com/projects/republic.htmHometown: West Sacramento, CA

The Booby Bar

The B(o)(o)by Bar, a social gathering place for new and returning burners alike, consists of two well-tanned domes that house the best damned bar on the playa. The B(o)(o)by Bar is a theatrically interactive place have a drink, meet new friends, laugh, and enjoy each day of life in BRC. Come see us!

URL: http://www.apokiliptika.com/terminal_city_page.htmHometown: Provo, UT

The Bouncy Bouncy Club.

The jolly nice place to bounce. We will also have huge inflatable dome with dj’s dancing and performance art. The Wilson Phillips Pancake Breakfast occurs at 10am on Sunday.

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

The Deep End

High Spirits, Deep Grooves

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

The Duck Pond

Our day party offers 100 feet of side-by-side slip-n-slide, a bustling bar, roof-deck panoramas and DJ’s. After dark the focus is on Zam Zam, a bar both lively and relaxing, where friends can sit, drink, and enjoy live music, cabaret, and each other… What more could any American Dreamer want?

Hometown: Oakland, CA

The Dump

Galvanized banjos and basses invented from trash can parts, swing dancers, horn players, hula-hoopers, drummers, and vintage decorations create a ‘recycling’ theme camp unlike any other. Dump yourself in our innovative trash heap to experience the delightful sights and sounds of a bygone era.

URL: http://myspace.com/trashcanjoe or trashcanjoe.com or marchfourthmarchingband.comHometown: Portland, OR

The Elders

“The Elders” are providing Brie, Bach, & Talk from 4:00 to 6:00 each day. Join us for a snack of Brie (and other cheeses too), crackers, a glass of wine, some soothing music (not all Bach), and lot’s of conversation. Other activities: community art & the “Why Clothes” nude art bike ride.

URL: http://lalagom.net/theeldersHometown: Corvallis, OR

The Exploratorium

Come hang out with fun, open, happy people. Come one, come all, come now!

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

The Fashion Show Camp

Fashion Shows every day, Photographers, paparazzi, green room to chill, party every night. Bring your best costume, get creative with body paint and walk the runway live the Fashion Lifestyle – we will display the best and worst fashion pictures on the Hall of Fame and Hall of Shame billboards (8×10)

Hometown: Winnetka, CA

The Get Lit Asylum

Burner Vets and Virgins Alike: Come Get Lit at the Get Lit Asylum! Stay visible to art cars, mobile art and drunken bikers! Come kick it, we will get you decked in some awesome glo wear and maybe (if yer lucky) you will even catch some live music by Reno band Sinicle! Remember:Don’t get hit, get lit!

Hometown: Reno, NV

The Gold Fever Gang

We’ve been digging deep for the American dream but coming up with nothing but fool’s gold. Now the whole gang’s got the fever. Come revel in the lavish glow of our Golden Calf bar on wheels, complete with anatomically correct drink dispenser.

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

The Hive

The Hive Village is a collection of allied theme camps bringing light sculpture, hearth warming public space, performance, curious liquids, !fractals, hammock towers, bands, djs, dancing, workshops, stilter libations, and other odd and unusual offerings to the playa.

URL: http://fireflyartscollective.org/tiki-index.php?page=TheHive2008Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

The Hookah Lounge

Come to the Hookah Lounge and enjoy our premium flavored tobaccos, teas, and coffee. Our Moroccan style lounge serves up shisha filtered through juice and water every night. The plush seating, soft carpeting, and great people make this the ultimate chill-out zone.

URL: http://thehookahlounge.110mb.com/Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

The Knarly Carnival

The Knarly Carnivals are back again with a great Moroccon tent, cold hard apple cider and fresh smoked turkey! This year we will be doing foot washing at the tent during the day and its a great place to rest and stay out of the sun for a while

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

The Man - a museum II

Interested in learning about the ritual and traditions of Burning Man? Come visit The Man – a museum. Meet one of the Man builders during our Margarita party! Touch a replica of one of the Man’s arms!

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

The ManifeStation

The ManifeStation returns to offer the sensual, refreshing and creative experience of plaster body casting to the playa. Offer your body part’s shape to our effigy for immolation at the week’s end.

Hometown: Portland, OR

The Necklace Factory

The Necklace Factory is a Necklace Design Studio and Production Factory located in Fabulous Downtown Black Rock City. Please visit this Oasis of Delight and Aesthetic Adventure. The materials and instruction are free. Bring your manners, your good taste, and enough time to create a masterpiece.

Hometown: Kingwood, TX

The Pepper Conduit

We are the Pepper Conduit, flying both the rainbow flag and its black and blue cousin. Experienced Burners (and one sacrifical virgin), unite in the twin American dreams of alternative energy and cheerful sexuality. Pick up some free hemp bondage rope, or stay to try it out!

URL: http://pepperconduit.spaces.live.com/default.aspxHometown: Seattle, WA

The Pickle Joint

Back in the saddle doing what we do best: serving up the cold, crisp, brisk, delicious pickles and pickle martinis you know and love. The Pickle Joint, giving till it hurts.

URL: http://www.gamesandtheory.com/pickleHometown: Los Angeles, CA

THE Playa Security Agency

Playa Security Agency BRC is a dangerous place, but don’t worry, the Playa Security Agency is committed to your safety. Agents are always on the lookout for IEDs (improvised entertainment diversions) and will keep you apprised of the current threat level.

URL: http://www.amaniellen.org/?cat=106Hometown: Seattle, WA

The Red Eye

The waking American dream.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

The Reno Housewives

Helping dress BRC since 1998. If you need bridesmaids for your playa wedding, ask us! (References upon request)

URL: http://N/AHometown: Reno, NV

The Rue Morgue

The Rue Morgue/ Home of The Blood Vessel mutant hearse and The Last Caress a 22 foot coffin trailer – A safe place to say your farewells to loved ones of the past. Learn how to fold an origami crane to be deposited in one of our hand made coffins and taken to The Temple of Community burn.

URL: http://tribes.tribe.net/816634d4-49a4-4902-97bc-4bde0ed8f8a4?_click_path=Application%5Btribe%5D.Tribe%5B816634d4-49a4-4902-97bc-4bde0ed8f8a4%5DHometown: Santa Rosa, CA

The Rue Morgue

The Rue Morgue/ Home of The Blood Vessel mutant hearse and The Last Caress a 22 foot coffin trailer – A safe place to say your farewells to loved ones of the past. Learn how to fold an origami crane to be deposited in one of our hand made coffins and taken to The Temple of Community burn.

URL: http://tribes.tribe.net/816634d4-49a4-4902-97bc-4bde0ed8f8a4?_click_path=Application%5Btribe%5D.Tribe%5B816634d4-49a4-4902-97bc-4bde0ed8f8a4%5DHometown: Santa Rosa CA

The TempleWhore Outpost

Smaller this year, but present, blessed, and Kali-kissed! Come by and see our list of classes on tantra, Reiki, entheogens, and polyamory — or get some Reiki lovin’ from a whore. Ain’t nothing more temple than that. Still serving up the Love after all these years, one soul, and one body at a time.

URL: http://www.templewhore.comHometown: Potter Valley, CA

The Time Colony

The Historical Preenactment Society welcomes all appreciators of science and the mysteries and wonders of past and future. Here Victorian-aged gentiles may drink along side space robots, etc., and time travelers of any era are welcome to relax and enjoy the moment.

URL: http://www.timecolony.orgHometown: Santa Cruz, CA

The Tittyman Camp

The Tittyman, Was commanded by God to go to the desert. To Build a City, A city made of tittys. If Tittyman built a city of tittys and did not covet thy titty. God said they would come two by two. For 10 years, Tittyman and his titty crew has been building a City Of Tittys in Black Rock City.

Hometown: Modesto, CA

The Twenty-first Amendment

The Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution repealed the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which had mandated nationwide Prohibition.

Hometown: Reno, NV

The Wanderer's Camp aka PreBurners

Our Camp is an oasis on the playa offering information about the Black Rock’s early inhabitants/explorers, provided on a kiosk for all to enjoy. This year is dedicated to Jeff Wenner aka “The Wanderer”, longtime Burner who wandered into the spirit world. We are having a sunrise ceremony in his honor.

Hometown: Reno, NV


A simpler place of fun and singing. Themes of everything you remember will be sung or re-hashed.

Hometown: Portland, OR


Thrillpeddler’s are a San Francisco based performance troupe specializing in Grand Guignol and Theater of the Ridiculous.

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

Tierre del Fuego

Place your dreams on our “delFuego wall of Peaceful interactive painting”. Have your future and present dreams examined by the “Runes”. And there is always something dreamy going on with the “Tarot Cards”. Who knows…you might even find a Martini Party going on!!!

URL: http://www.gasanim.com/delfuego.htmHometown: San Francisco, CA


Tikidom will be the home for Tabitha (mutant vehicle) and Tia (mutant trailer). Tia will wear 3 different disguises–1) Tia’s Taxi, public transportation; 2) Tia’s Quesdillas, serve quesadillas to the starving masses at midnight on the playa; 3) Tia’s stage, a platform for live band performances.

Hometown: Estacada, OR


TikiFuckos will be having a night club, fire play and movies.

URL: http://www.tikifuckos.orgHometown: Hesperia, CA

Time of Your Life!

What time is it? It’s the Time of Your Life and we want to take you to glorious Cost Rica. Chill in our 44’dome/rainforest. Sit in the lush grass and listen to the serene sounds of the howler monkey, toucan, waterfalls. Drink hot cocoa from CR w/homemade Kahlua. Dance to our jammin’ DJs. Bring drums.

Hometown: Los Angeles De Rivas , N/A

Tissue and a Plan

‘Cause all you really need is a tissue and a plan… Lost? Confused? Runny nose? Don’t know what to go do next? In its inaugural year, Camp Tissue and a Plan is dedicated to making sure no burner wanders the playa without a clear plan and a clean tissue. All week long we will have a goodly supply of tissues each with a different plan written on them. We figure that every burner could use a spare tissue, and many could have anywhere from casual to dire need of a plan. We will also be hosting a number of planned events that we would like you to attend! From “Mojito Monday” to “Dance till you Die,” and for those really tricky questions.. you will have an opportunity to “Ask the Monkey”.

URL: http://tissueandaplan.org/Hometown: Leverett, MA


Sunset over a high mountain Peruvian lake. The scent of roasted chestnuts wafting on a fall breeze. The dead leaves lie huddled and still, no longer blown hither and tither…

URL: http://sunvalleyburn.comHometown: Hailey, ID

ToneAge - American Dreamz

ToneAge – American Dreamz is where weary souls find restoration in lucid beats, chill domes, radical veggieclusiveness and costumed cocktails (aye aye!): participate as we flash back in time to reawaken the story of prom – gone right – where we are forever coming of age.

URL: http://www.toneage.org/Hometown: Nyc, NY

Tot Lounge

Got kids? Tired out? Come join us at the Tot Lounge, relax and rejuvenate! A chill spot for tots and their tag-along parents.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

TOTEM Massage & Chill

TOTEM returns to BRC for its 11th consecutive year. TOTEM features a dozen massage tables, 200 seats in our chill lounge, and beverage service, in our huge dust-free air-conditioned tent. New for 2008: cocktails will be served from 8pm to 10pm TUE-FRI. Please join us!

URL: http://eternal-mysteries.orgHometown: Salt Lake City, UT


The Transmorphagon has as many sides as it currently has, and continues to get more sides every day. Live music, clinical psychologicians on staff, a space faring vessel, geometric shapes of laser light and the possibility of random experiences. Bring your face to our faces.

URL: http://www.battlestations.info/rpe/Hometown: I don't need it, N/A

Treasury Department

What’s the American Dream all about but the love of money. So stop by the Treasury Department and print up some useless HARVEY dollars for yourself.

Hometown: North Hills, CA

Tribal Thunder

We Like to Drink We Like To Drum

URL: http://tribalthundercamp.comHometown: Martinez, CA

Troop 69

We are the Girl Scout troop of Black Rock City! Everyday we will be delivering cookies to the citizens of Black Rock City. Join us in the evening for burlesque shows in the Red Light Lounge.

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT

True Prophet

Please join us for an introductory salon on the art of Ontological Warfare over tea and hookahs. For initiates we’ll be offering first-level sensory disillusionment sessions to first bring Mind back to where it Matters.

URL: http://www.trueprophet.us/Hometown: San Francisco, CA


The truthiness camp is willing to indoctrinate you into the Republican Model of right and wrong (we are always right). Daily activities include: the word of the day, the joke of the day, and updates to “on notice”, fake Stephen Sightings”, and games. We will also be collecting registrations for the Colbert Nation Covenants.

Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA

TV Free Burning Man

TV Free Burning Man is back to help YOU create BRC’s only pirate TV station! Join us at our Outdoor Cinema for nightly screenings and step into our new Media Dome to upload your photos, videos, and personal messages from the playa to our special website to share with all your off-playa friends.

URL: http://www.current.com/tvfreeHometown: San Francisco, CA

Two Lanterns Camp

Get hooked-up to your current playa-mate with an Unofficial Playa Civil Union (includes an official-looking document) in the Chapel of Liberty. Hate your playa-mate? Get a Black Rock Temporary Divorce, good until Labor Day. Lady Lib towers over us and be sure to obey our four-way traffic signal.

URL: http://www.ebold.com/~bobo/Hometown: Felton, CA