2009 Theme Camps

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S'mores n Amour

S’mores are not just a camping food, but a social experience. Come join us for S’mores every night at sundown then gather around the fire for campfire cheer and meeting new friends. Campfire singers and entertainers get a special surprise. Warning: marshmallows will get burned! S’mores 7-9 pm nightly

URL: http://tribes.tribe.net/b1e2bf96-a3bf-4a91-b145-9a9b0fdff718Hometown: North Hollywood, CA

Sacred Spaces Village

Sacred Spaces Village comprises of mystics, artists, healers, and revolutionaries who are passionate about creating sacred spaces on and off the playa through visionary art, ceremony, teaching, and healing work.

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

Safer Sex Camp

Source of all your playa safer sex needs: condoms, lube, gloves, and plastic wrap for dams. All kits are free, not for sale, not for barter. Look for Outpost Bags. Also, Erotic Fetish Wear from Rubber Inner Tubes(See What When Where) & Women’s Only Liquid Latex Body Painting (Fri 11:00am -3:40pm.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Sake Watering Hole

When the sun starts to set our 8 foot tall tubes of dry-ice cooled sake are awakened by beats from NightJuice, our velvety, pulsating art car. Come dance and be refreshed by our ice cold sake.

Hometown: Mill Valley, CA


Sakιnoma, Black Rock’s nearly famous Sakι-Bar, invites you to visit them during the hottest part of the day for the coldest Sakι on the Playa. Kanpai!

Hometown: Sonoma, CA

Sala Of Unnamed Love

Sala Of Unnamed Love holds space for sacred, movement & healing arts on the playa. Get your meditation & yoga on, your capoeira Angola craftiness, and your games and exercises for being in the now and speaking from the heart. And if you wanna instruct, let S.O.U.L. hear from you soon.

Hometown: Portland Oregon 97211, OR

Salon Soleil

Salon Soleil is a welcoming space for personal exploration, self-expression, and interaction with other beings. We invite the Burning Man community to visit our quiet, reflective quadruple Do-Me Dome for one of our healing fairs offering massage, readings, or relationship counseling.

URL: http://www.salonsoleil.netHometown: Oakland, CA

Samba Stilt Circus

Samba Stilt Circus is a constant party of Samba, dancing and sending love and light into the world with our music! We are talented beings in the acts of percussion, booty shaking and sweet singing sounds! We also take our act high in the sky with sexy stilts and keep the Samba circus playing!

URL: http://www.tribe.net/sambastiltcircusHometown: Aptos, CA

Sandbox Camp

Ever wonder what the child in you is thinking/feeling/wanting? Play in a sandbox with little toys to find out more about your Self, or at least to think in symbols instead of words.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Save the Man

Camp Save-the-Man leads the yearly futile effort to preserve the Man from his terrible fate. You’ll also find the panoramic wall of history with giant photos of BRCs past, the playa phone booth, Mandalas, saved ice, art cars and a nerdy group of fun folks.

URL: http://www.templetons.com/brad/burn/savetheman.htmlHometown: Sunnyvale, CA


SchweinKamp bows in adoration to all that is evolutionarily pink and porky – all that is bacon – and brings schweiny love to fellow burners. It’s a space for interpersonal management refinement and self-help for those cursed with hangovers, physical and metaphysical.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Science Vs Superstition: ChessKamp

Chess Kamp is Back: Challenge your chess skills in a symbolic battle of ideological opposites, using figurative chess pieces on a 4’x4’ chess board. Play the ultimate game of chess, pitting images of Evolutionary and sociological hope (Science, free thinking) against superstitious Creationism!

URL: http://www.facebook.com/pages/TempleoftheIndifferent/81869403354?ref=mfHometown: Ventura , CA

Scotch & Hop

Hometown: New York, NY

Semuta Lounge

“Semuta” is mentioned several times in the Frank Herbert “Dune” novels, but never in much detail. It is described as a drug addiction that requires both a specific drug (“semuta”) and a specific type of music (“semuta music”) to work. Without the music, the drug is apparently fairly useless, but the combination of the two produces “sustained, timeless ecstasy.”

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Sex Filth Avenue Boutique

SEX FILTH AVENUE was a great success. We gave away more than 1000+ Naughty sexy costumes. We need costume donations to make this happen again next year. Please send me a box of costumes. Please post any pics you have from SFA on the website below.

URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/S_e_x_Filth_Ave/Hometown: Carson City, NV

Sexy Trampoline

Sexy Trampoline…Come jump on our Sexy Trampoline and then have a cold beverage to cool your jets. The second rule of Sexy Trampoline is if it’s your first time at Sexy Trampoline…you must jump!

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Shady Waffle

Burning Man can be pretty intense: the people, the music, the motion, the heat… our goal is to provide an escape from all of that. A shady, cozy nook on the playa where you can take a yoga class, meditate, or enjoy a peaceful breakfast.

Hometown: Menlo Park, CA


Shadyvil is home to the infamous BRC Shadizens. Beware the Shady Swarm!

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

Shallow End (of the gene pool), The

The Shallow End of the gene pool. Welcome to our “ool” notice there is no “P” in it, let’s keep it that way! Every one knows someone from the shallow end. Come hang out with us, the main event on Thursday at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be a poolside swimsuit competition, with judges, dance, and flirtinis.

Hometown: Reno, NV

Shaman Dome

Join us in a journey to find your power animal; to recover that lost soul you left with your ex: to clear the door to your great cosmic dance: and we protect you from most everything:::: but yourself:

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


SHIFT Camp is large, friendly, and devoted to evolving consciousness and having fun. We have a hot bar, talks, performances, comedy, and a cool dome for dancing. Presenters this year include Annie Harrison; Daniel Pinchbeck; Lorenzo Hagerty; Carolyn Garcia; and Amanda Feilding, Countess of Wemyss.

Hometown: La Jolla, CA

Shipwreck tiki Lounge

Shipwreck tiki Lounge. An actual vintage wood sailboat beached upon the rocks of a forbidden isle. Join the castaways for afternoon grog at their exotic tiki bar of hand made idols, gods and flaming totems. Beware of cannibals!

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


A long time ago someone abandoned a pile of broken concrete in the desert. Baked by the sun, massaged by the weather, and permeated with the radio waves and latent energy leaking from our cities, something began to grow.

Hometown: Bend, OR

Silicon Village

Silicon Village welcomes you. Visit our plaza – our 10+ Pods offer things such as live open-mike music + bar (Hair of the Dog), Happy Hours, Merkin Fashion Show, Mist’R Mister misting booth, Semuta Lounge chill dome, Windsurfing Lessons, daytime massage tent, giant pool table and more!

URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SiliconVillage/Hometown: San Jose, CA

Sin City

“What happens in Sin City stays in Sin City.” Sin City is a place where freedom of expression is embraced. There are many things to see and do at Party Naked Tiki Bar, Playfully Yours, Club BamBam and much more. Come and check out our village schedule of happenings for planned events.

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Sin City DJ

Come and grove to the custom tunes of DJ Makia here at Sin City. Enjoy a variety of mashes and techo tunes. Or just dance until you drop as we turn tunes into the night.

Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

Sinister Minister

The Sinister Minister will ask for confessions, give penances, offer communion, and may accept indulgences. Only the creative and truly perverse will pass – others will need to seek their life on another path. The lucky few will see the Bearded Child Film Festival. Camp will be operational Wed thru Fri from 2000 to 2200. The Bearded Child Film Festival will be on Sat night starting after the burn.

URL: http://shoestringvagabond.comHometown: Denver, CO

Skinny Kitty Teahouse

Regroup and relax at the teahouse with Skinny and friends, a refuge from the unse, unse, unse, providing a baby grand piano, space for performing, music, conversation, funk, art, copeira, and serving tea 24/7. We are reliquarians.

Hometown: Willits, CA


Hey fish-man! Khakis also seemed like a good idea to the troglodytes but this is the playa. Time to evolve! Let our sirens, satyrs and seamstresses soothe you with sinful fashions to excite your passions. We have the racks to put you back in the reproductive stack. Dance! Drink! Dress-The-Fuck-Up!

Hometown: Vancouver, WA

Snow Koan Solar

Snow Koan Solar provides solar-based power for burners who need to recharge anything from a camera battery to an art car. We also serve chilly refreshments each afternoon when the sun is four fingers from the horizon. Our motto: Relax Recharge Rethink. Consider stopping by.

Hometown: Fairfax, CA

Snowflake Village

SNOWFLAKE VILLAGE, now in it’s tenth year, encompasses people from the Midwest, Canada, and around the world. Take an exotic instant vacation, hook up at Playa Speed Dating, visit a movie theater, ride an art car, interact with 24/7 sculptures and games…all in one place!

URL: http://www.clevian.com/snowflake2009Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

sober Free society

Impromptu sober Free meetings available when people are present. Get proper sober Free therapy from the sober Free society.

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


The Soleye Camp- is a fully participatory / inclusive camp in which participants will literly be able to look through the eye of evolution. We have a 9 foot tall , hand made abstract pivoting welded steel face with a third eye that participants can look through out to the art on the playa

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Sore Nipple Camp

Welcome to the famous Sore Nipple Camp. We’re back for our second year as a theme camp, and with your help last year we, and everyone who visited us last year had a blast. If you missed us come check us out. We have the nipple wheel O’Fun, prizes, and great company.

URL: http://www.myspace.com/soarnipplecampHometown: Sun Valley, NV


Soulicious is filled with laughter beauty gratitude decadence and abundance. Anyone is welcome off the dusty street for an impromptu blindfolded pillowfight/winetasting/hooping game of tickling or simply to dance. Stop by Friday for SOULBRUNCH when we offer the yummiest eats and filthiest beats.

URL: http://www.soulicious.orgHometown: New York, NY

South of All Borders

Come down to our level to beat the heat of the day & to dance the night away. Enjoy Ice Tea & Sangria at our bar, add your touch to community art project “Hey Baby, What’s your Sign?” and enjoy rockin’ DJ’s, bands,& performers. At nightfall scenes from BRC will be projected high above camp.

Hometown: Folsom, CA

Space Camp

Need Space? We have an infinite supply!

Hometown: Sierra Madre, CA

Space Cowboys

Wrangling the cosmos for well over a decade, the Space Cowboys are proud to provide the hitching post for the playa’s finest dancers, discos, djs, dreamers, and sugar daddys. but please don’t follow us, we’re only following the Mog…

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

Space Elevator

Space Elevator, elevating from the trance communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, featuring psychedelic trance, progressive trance, electronic and chill-out music on a 20,000 watt sound system, with local and international DJs from all over the world bringing their best music to you on the playa.

URL: http://www.spaceelevator09.comHometown: San Francisco, CA

Space Monkey Mafia: The Theme Camp

Space Monkey Mafia: The Theme Camp presents The Multi-Media Dome, The First Church of Mary Jane & Wedding Chapel, and The Lifeforce Speakeasy. Different types of events will be held throughout the day like playa weddings, a vampire bar, and fun music & videos from all genres and eras.

URL: http://playa.spacemonkeymafia.comHometown: Denver, CO

Space Virgins / Area 47

The Space Virgins, Team Ubergeek and Camp in Bed have landed on the playa at Area 47! The Space Virgins have also brought their ancient ones – the butterflies of Luminous Flux, with them to join the party. Join us and our highly evolved ancestors as we play in Black Rock City.

URL: http://www.spacevirgin.org/burningman09Hometown: Seattle, WA

Spaced Science Lab

Astronomers & rocket roadies invite you to stroke & ride our nose-cone. It’s been to space & back. Really. Lounge in mega-hammocks & discuss the content & evolution of the Universe. Enjoy mid-day Sangria coolers at Dr.Stu & Nurse Jane’s Mammogram stand. Tiktaalik the walking fish car welcomes you.

Hometown: Burlingame, CA

Spank the Monkey's Darwin Lounge

Spank the Monkey’s Darwin Lounge. The natural selection for fun and enlightenment. A Victorian themed lounge bar full of velvet floor pillows, crystal chandeliers and monkeys! Stop by for a cold slush drink and lounging around with friends.

URL: http://spankthemonkeylounge.comHometown: Salt Lake City, UT

Spanky's Village

Spanky’s is home to Spanky’s Wine Bar, The Burning Band, Villains & Virgins, PVM (the Positive Vibe Movement) with their new Naughti-Bus, Hookah Homestead, Mystic, the Spank-O-Matic, the Orgasmatron, the Teeter Totter of Death, the Chairway to Heaven, the Centrifuge, Hello Camp, and MPR

URL: http://www.jimhillas.org/spankyswinebar.htmlHometown: El Dorado Hills, CA

Sparkle Pony Corral

Every camp has a sparkle pony-brings 60 costumes – forgets H2O. Sometimes you need a break! Bring your sparkle pony to our corral 1-2pm daily. We’ll stroke their ego & give them sustenance while your camp gets some peace & quiet. Sparkle ponies will be rehydrated, showered w/ compliments & ready to re-enter your camp.

URL: http://www.rockstarlibrarian.com/sparkle/Hometown: Portland, OR

Sparky's House of Phlame

Home of Sparky the Fire Truck and his crew.

URL: http://www.fernworks.net/SHOP/Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Spearmint Dino Bar

Wet your whistle at the Spearmint Dino bar. None of that “barter for drinks” BS at our bar – this is a gift economy! We’ll fill you so full of booze you’ll have to ride home on our Dinocar.

URL: http://spearmintdino.burnblue.comHometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Spider Melon Camp

Get your melon and bug fix at Spider Melon Camp. See the playa through the eyes of an arthropod, our segmented-bodied, exoskeletoned friends, and learn more about these pinnacles of evolution. After your Metamorphosis, dig your mandibles into some fresh, juicy watermelon, gifted everyday from 11-2.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Spilt Milk

Life is just spilt milk really. Lets have fun with it! Improvisational troupe that pops your lid and leans you a bit so that the real you spills out

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA


Remember SPIN ART? We have created a four foot diameter, solar powered machine for you to create your own artwork and bring it home. We have core board canvas or take off your shirt and make a one-of-a-kind Burning Man Masterpiece. All are welcome daily from 3PM to 6PM.

Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO

Spinal Tap

Spinal Tap is a 14′ tall kinetic sculpture in the shape of a spine that attaches via steel cables to the participants back and translates their spinal movement.

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Spirit Dream Interpretation Cafι

The roadside cafι of rest, experience, and Light for your journey returns for year number 9. We serve the road weary our staples of Spiritual comfort with a side of dream interpretation and a dash of spice. Soak in the dome with a latte in hand as you process your encounter. Take time to transform.

URL: http://www.spiritdream.orgHometown: Orlando, FL

Spock Mountain Research Labs

SMRL returns for it’s 12th straight year on-playa as world leaders in beverage science and leisure technology. We drink lots of hyperwhiskey, write the Spock Science Monitor (BRC’s newspaper of record), hit people on the head with boards, and eat sandwiches. Bring us sandwiches.

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

Spontaneous Planning Camp

Teaching the basics of building your own camp; how to secure your structure, building EMT conduit dome, tensegrity structures, PVC . Come and learn the basics to make your camp rock next year!

Hometown: Springfield, IL

Squid Row

Squid Row: demented denizens of the deep. Enjoy the Tentacular Spectacular & spin The Wheel of Creationism. The Squid Row Sideshow bar mixes mutant cocktails by day as we play the cosmic game of Bio Bocce. In night’s chill,the Sideshow glows: warm cookies with milk & at least eight arms to hold you!

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

SS equipment yard camp

Support Services Equipment yard, camp

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Stalker Camp

Stalker Camp is dedicated to the principle that everyone who wants a stalker should have one. Follow our stalking rules and your consensual stalking experience will be super!

URL: http://www.stalkercamp.comHometown: Campbell, CA


Stamp Camp is dedicated to create community and friendship while entertaining others with our array of rubber stamp body art.

Hometown: Newport Beach, CA

Star Lush Lounge

The StarLush Lounge offers funky DJs, sound, Go-Go Pods, color-pulsing dance-floors, shadow dancing, a full service bar, hot pants and hot bartenders – in short, a groovin’ good time!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Stardust Lounge

When the Stardust Casino was reduced to a pile of ashes, dust, and memories, witnesses swore they saw a glittering swirl of purple smoke drifting Northwest. Pawn your jewelry and double down at the Stardust Lounge, where dirty martinis and dirtier cocktail waitresses rekindle the spirit of old Vegas

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

StateSide Dubstep

STATESIDE DUBSTEP CAMP RedLine & various other crews from across america bring you the StateSide Dubstep Camp! 5 nights of the best stateside dubstep djs america has to offer. Tons of surprises & sound provided by FSOUND!!!!

URL: http://www.myspace.com/redlinedjsHometown: Emeryville, CA

Steam Bath Project

Visitors are invited to enter the geodesic dome and relax on wooden bench where boiling water produces steam and negative ions that fill the dome.

URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~japyr/Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Storm Pilots

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Storybooks in Alleyways

Reclaim your childhood! Reclaim your history! Come share stories or spin some anew in this interactive storytelling camp. Workshops include spontaneous story creation through vocal, visual and other expressive art forms. The only true story’s the one on your tongue: the original evolutionary tale.

Hometown: Nelson, BC

Sukkat Shalom

The purpose of Sukkat Shalom is to gather disparate sparks of the Divine contained in all persons, and to create a space of intersection, interconnection, and exchange between all religions and cultures present on the playa.

Hometown: Westerly, RI

Sunrise Coffee Camp

Come over and visit us from sunrise until our pots run dry. We will share hot coffee and all the fixings with you to greet the new day or finally send you off to bed! Use of personal cups is greatly appreciated.

Hometown: Sunnyvale, CA


SunSets celebrates the rise of evening. We offer a fusion of music, art and words, both live and recorded, and offer our space as a place where people can fuse ideas or simply enjoy. We invite you to join us and create brilliantly memorable, strong and fun experiences to take back out into the world.

Hometown: Kensington, CA

Super 8 Sasquatch

Come Yak with the Yeti upon his plush, fluffy pad. Receive the wisdom, warmth, and fuzziness from our friend of the forests.

Hometown: Reno, NV


bringing light to our animal nature and how we make it better

Hometown: Modesto, CA

Surly Camp

SurlyCamp – Home to the SurlyBird, the one and only bio-diesel art car with beats so good, they break your face. SurlyCamp is still home to a bunch of assholes, great beats, going big and bacon. Sorry about your face, whore!

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA

Suspended Animation

Suspended Animation (formerly Suspense Camp) is back! Come experience full-suspension erotic rope bondage: part kinetic art, part thrill ride, part endorphin rush. Our crew of expert riggers offers bondage rides, workshops for all levels, breathtaking performances, and night time play parties.

URL: http://www.suspendedanimationcrew.com/Hometown: Seattle, WA

Sweaty Betty's Misting Parlor

Sweaty Betty’s Misting Parlor Rejuvenate, invigorate and experience an overall cooling sensation from head to foot as you stroll through our misting tunnel and watch the smiles emerge while body temperatures drop. Open each afternoon during peak heat on the playa.

Hometown: Federal Way, WA