2011 Theme Camps

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D.PACTS Skin and Candy Bar

Drop by our camp 10-11 am Thursday through Sunday for skin cancer screening and free suntan lotion samples from Doc Derma. And whether you’re naughty or nice, get your sugar fix from the Candy Man. Enjoy your candy and add your candy wrapper to the evolving art project.

Hometown: Miramar, FL

Daily Playa

The Daily Playa: all the news we felt like printing is back at Black Rock City for the second year running. We welcome all contributions: playa legends, factual reporting, divination, pyrotechnic fashion instructions, interviews, images of sunrise on the playa, and anything else we can print on a page. We are also looking for journalists to join the camp, contact us if interested.

URL: http://www.dailyplaya.comHometown: London, Great Britain

Dali Ville

Magical garden of surrealism. Surrealism is a large part of every great artists awakening as one of “Artistic Rites of Passage.” SInce Burning Man is known for its surreal art & music, we are taking the taking it to the next level, to create the waking dream. This is home to The Incredible Music Machine project & The City Lights Honorarium winning project.

URL: http://www.incrediblemusicmachine.se/Main_PageHometown: Los Angeles, CA

Dark Sparkle

Dark Sparkle is the potent mix of the mysterious and the dangerous that makes something irresistibly attractive, the unexplainable quality that pulls you to the dark side. We bring interactive workshops and performances that challenge citizens to find mystery and beauty in themselves and others, and celebrate the unique Dark Sparkle in all of us.

URL: http://campdarksparkle.orgHometown: Vancouver, BC

Darwin Fish Tank

Dive into the Darwin Fish Tank! When you are ready to grow a pair (of legs that is!) climb out of the primordial ooze and beat the heat with our misting system for a genuine adventure in the belly of the beast. Come for the flowing beats, stay and chill amongst the waves with some liquid joy.

URL: http://www.darwinfishtank.comHometown: Vancouver, BC

Death Guild/Thunderdome

13 years of providing a black throbbing heart to Burning Man. Join us. We have cookies. Where by “cookies” I mean “grudge matches and hot chicks”.

URL: http://www.deathguildthunderdome.comHometown: Alameda, CA

Decadent Oasis

On the edge of the desert is a welcoming Oasis of light and sound. Come dance, play, perform, and relax amid our glowing grove of palm trees and tented lounge. We invite you to join us for an ever-changing array of activities, music, games, acro-yoga, hoops, and performances on our stage.

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

Deep Heaven

Deep Heaven – We share our hearts with the Playa through a commitment to authenticity and honesty. Look for the heart beacon by night and the rotating heart mirror by day; seek out our hug zones, find solace and laughter in our sanctuary and attend a playshop in our dome.

URL: http://www.deepheaven.orgHometown: Santa Rosa, CA

Deitylicious Tribe

A fantastic tribe from afar seeking our deity. Expect to be idolized, ritualized, and appetized!

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


Hometown: Kensington, CA


Come join in the minty fun at DeMentha. You’ll find great tunes from our DJ line-up, lovingly prepared fresh mojitos, aromatherapy, ample shade and plenty of cooling mist. Combined with a hearty welcome you’ve got the perfect recipe for a awesome time. 1-5pm daily.

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

Department of Tethered Aviation

DOTA is your source for all things related to kites and worshipping the wind. Come explore sounds and color in our Wind Labrynth, join our daily Kite Fly, play on our Silks, try your hand at Interactive Painting or Singing for Scaredycats, test your skills in the Batting Cage: you can Talk to God or find refuge in the BEDRoom, and by night take a virtual Tour of the Universe or shake your booty to

URL: http://www.dotarocks.netHometown: San Francisco, CA

Desert Morning

Greet the morning, and let the smell of our freshly baked bread draw you in to our oasis, where mint tea and natural soundscapes will soothe your soul and nourish your body

URL: http://www.desertmorning.orgHometown: Encinitas, CA



Hometown: Oakland, CA


Come hang with some modern day Desperados. Kick back with a cold beer listening to some funk, bluegrass and soul music.

URL: http://www.anotherdoorproject.blogspot.comHometown: Santa Cruz, CA

Destiny Lounge

Enjoy our comfy shaded lounge while sipping cold ice tea or lemonade in the heat of the afternoon, playing our giant game: “Rock Yer Balls”, or interacting with our latest creation: “The Oracle”, which will perhaps provide you the answer of your dreams!! We’re also the playa home for Spirits Fire, bringing great music, dancing and fire spinning for any and all!!

URL: http://www.destinylounge.netHometown: Pasadena, CA

Destiny Oasis

Visions of playa paradise await you at the Destiny Oasis. A place to find some shade, do some yoga, catch a workshop, quench your thirst at our world famous bar “Marshmallow G’s” with Caesars at lunch time & Mojitos at happy hour. Come visit our highly interactive camp of freaks, degenerates and general oddballs from Canada and the US who promise a wicked sense of humor and a very good time…

URL: http://www.destinyoasis.comHometown: Toronto, ON

Deus Ex Detective Agency

Solve a hard-boiled mystery for the Deus Ex Detective Agency! Stop by our office to help crack a case, detective gear provided. Or just bask in the gritty noir ambiance.

URL: http://detective.local-box.org/Hometown: Seattle, WA

Deviant Playground

DP Camp is designed to give adults a chance to relive their youth through games, activities, and varieties of play. Come visit our bar and playground! Look for our events in the What/When/Where.

URL: http://www.deviantplayground.orgHometown: Phoenix, AZ

Dickstracted Camp

This year @ Dickstracted Camp we will explore “The Rites of the Penis.”

Learn about penis rites, myths and facts from around the world and share with us some of your own

URL: http://dickstractedcamp.tumblr.comHometown: Los Angeles, CA

Dilated Peoples Eye Spa

Expand your inner-vision while indulging your senses. A soothing treatment of refreshing eye drops, cucumber slices and a cooling facial gel-pack awaits you…followed by a meditative lavender-scented eye pillow surrounded by the enchanting healing powers of the Dilated Peoples Eye Spa.

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

Dilburn - Get Fired!

Escape the corporate ratrace – come to Dilburn to get “fired.” Pick up your dream job title in the lobby. Come join our office cubicle mixer after hours!

URL: http://sodabrew.com/dilburn.htmlHometown: San Francisco, CA

Dirty Beetles

The Dirty Beetles are a silly collective of artists, musician,s Dj’s and Designers. This year for Burning man they will be bringing their very first art car project called “Boogaloo,” the dirtiest Dung Beetle there ever was.

URL: http://www.dirtybeetles.comHometown: Santa Monica, CA


DISC GOLF! Come to camp Discadelphia for Burning Man worthy Disc Golf course. Didn’t bring your discs? We have loaners. Too hot during the day? Come play at night! We have lit baskets and glowsticks for discs.

URL: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=142617565754982Hometown: Mountain View, CA

Disco Knights

Disco Knights is back! Bringing you the sleazy disco, psychedelic house and intimate good vibes you’ve come to expect.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=135396679814248Hometown: San Francisco, CA


Encounter Geodesic Temple.
Dance all night.
Play Disorient’s Interactive Card Game.
Dance more.
Explore 6:1 Deep Space installation in the Dome.

Welcome to Disorient’s 11th year!

URL: http://disorient.comHometown: New York, NY


A rambunctious playa day party of vociferous beats from live DJ’s and luscious libations from a shaded bar. Your daytime dancing & disorderly DISTRIKT.

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


Hometown: Florence, MA

Dodgeball Addiction

You don’t have to skip a full week of dodgeball to attend burning man! We’ll have a court with no-sting balls for your throwing pleasure.

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Dojo Arigato

Dojo Arigato will teach sword styles and host giant field battles. We will also be hosting puppet creation workshops and surprising the playa with radical puppet guerilla theatre explosions.

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Down Low Club

Adhering to the tenet that “what happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man”, we offer a comfortable, discrete & enclosed play space away from home for adult men interested in, curious about or dedicated to tactile interaction, massage & erotic/tantric man-play with other adult men on the Playa.

URL: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BurningManDownLowClub/Hometown: Studio City, CA

Dr. Carl's Department of Collections

Dr. Carl’s big board of stuff is imposing, daunting and a little bit sexy. Pick something from our big board, go out and find that something. Return to us, convince an official that you deserve a fantastic reward…collect a fantastic reward.

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

Dragon Smelter Camp

Dragon Smelter will appear differently at day and at night, due both to neon lights tubing that circle the exhibit, and due to the flame emissions. Burning man attendees also can smelt small meal tokens in the image of the dragon,

URL: http://www.macreativedesign.com/public/bm.htmlHometown: San Francisco, CA

Drama Camp

Embrace it, drama is life! We are the place for you to come on stage, rant, rave, give a monologue, put on a play, or bring an instrument.
Take it to the stage!

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

Dub Scouts Troop 808

Dub Scouts Troop 420, Black Rock City Council.
On my honor I will dub my best
To do my durty for wob and crunktry
and to crank the glitch slop;
To help people stay blinky at all times;
To keep properly hydrated,
perpetually bassed, and morally confused.

Hometown: Boston, MA

Dubscouts Camp

Dubscouts Music SF is hitting the Playa hard this year with there Dubscouts camp. This camp will be home to some of the best Dubstep/DnB/House producer from around the world, all mashed together on a enormous stage. Be sure to swing by this camp and get your fill of fresh beats.

URL: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=215527001807300Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA


Duckpond has the best bar on the Playa – a rocking daytime party with a 150′ slip’n’slide and the bar serves Playa Specials all day and all night. Quack.

URL: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=3098725500Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Dumpster Dive Bar

Dumpster Dive Bar: Hailing from Cascadia, bringing to you lovely libations. Foraged, free piled, naturally harvested, gleaned and grown.

Hometown: Portland, OR

Dunno Yet

Hometown: Seattle, WA


We are the missing tooth in the Smile that is BURNINGMAN…and we BLINK ALOT!

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


Welcome to DustHaven – your haven for human connection. The spinning Wheel of Rites will choose which Rite of Passage you’ll share – through story-telling or reenactment, accompanied by our live music and video projections.

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Dusty Dice

Remember the joy of setting up a tent in the backyard and playing board games? Checkers, Monopoly, Life, Parcheesi… We celebrate the joy of play with just a little bit of competition. Visit and join us in a game of Twister, Chess, Dice or just bullshit.

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

Dusty Strings

A place to celebrate accoustic music. Just unplug!

Hometown: Woodinville, WA

Dusty Swan Public Craic House and Celtic Cinema

Cold beer on tap, hot Irish coffee, fine Irish whiskey, live Irish music, and classic Irish films. Recite your limerick and get a Guinness! It’s a wee slice of the auld sod, and guaranteed good craic for all!

URL: http://www.thedustyswan.comHometown: Coatesville, PA