This is NOT a list of officially accepted or placed theme camps, it’s a preview of what you’ll find when you get to Black Rock City.
This is the list of Theme Camps who submitted a Placed Camp Questionnaire requesting placement in Black Rock City’s reserved sections for this year and want to be listed publicly.
Placement is announced in Early July. These are the camps Placement is reviewing. To find out what camps did receive placement look through the Playa Info Directory in Center Camp.
To find camps not included on the BRC Map or to find camps that chose not to be listed, you’ll just have to get lucky.
2016 Theme Camps
We’re not Doctors.
The least disciplined military unit on the playa. Random security Checkpoints will occur. Terrorists & Loyal Citizens will be labled. Propaganda & commentary provided for the prevention of communism. Nightly viewings of old episodes & movies from the show, this year featuring thematic nights. Signpost project open to all.
Since 1999, your bastion of Democracy in a sea of fifth column communist/socialist/lawless infiltrators and barbarian mutants! Daytime martinis, PBR, and maybe even grape Nehi at Rosie’s Bar. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happy Hour.Hometown: Salem
Every camp has a MacGyver — now the MacGyvers have a union. We provide all MacGyvers with recognition, thanks, tools, training, entertainment, emotional and moral support, chill space away from their home camp, and an official ID card.URL: http://www.macgyversunion.com Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Oakland
Mad Tea(se) Party
Seattle’s Breast CoffeeHometown: Seattle/Vegas
Major Tom's Flying Circus
Join Major Tom’s Flying Circus to experience Black Rock City from the air in one of our micro-light aircraft. Flying weather permitting Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meet us at the Ground Control Departure Lounge at BRC Airport.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Aspen
A technicolor land before time, featuring an interactive Mamasaurus sculpture, a jurassic chill area, and beats. Come relax in our dino pit, complete with giant plush dino eggs, or check out our annual “Dino Eats, Beats, and Drinks” party.Hometown: San Francisco
adjective: badass; adjective: bad-ass
1. formidable; excellent.
“this was one badass mammal!”
plural noun: mammals
1. a warm-blooded vertebrate animal of a class that is distinguished by the possession of hair or fur, the secretion of milk by females for the nourishment of the young, and (typically) the birth of live young.
If you fit this description then you are one of us 🙂Hometown: Santa Cruz
Mansonian Institute of WWIT
The Mansonian Institute of Urban Studies celebrates the history of the Man through humorous art and charts depicting current and previous themes with information. Stop by to learn Burningman history and see our take on its many varied themes.Contact: email@example.com Hometown: San Francisco
Mary E's Lavender Hand WashHometown: Reno
Math Camp @ Group W
Math Camp @ Group W is A Safe Place for Mathematics: A small, social camp, offering a place to Drink and DErive! Daily lectures and long-winded impromptu chats on all things Math related. We are proud Purveyors of Crunchy Snacks, plus we have The Best Friday Morning Sunrise Cocktail Party on the playa (not to mention being home of the fabulous Electric Cupcakes).URL: http://mathcamp.us Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Menlo Park
Maxa Camp was formed by using elements and beliefs of the Huichol Culture and complementing them with contemporary views and grooves (& Mezcal). We promote spreading good vibes and the main objective of our mystical mutant vehicle, the Blue Deer, will be to guide you to fun and new experiences, as the Huichol Maxa guides it’s followers to new and higher perspectives.URL: www.xamanmaxa.com Hometown: Mexico
Mazu Camp - Explore the Destiny
In Taiwan, people place faith in Mazu, the Taoist deity of the sea, to give them courage against adversity and confidence to pursue better lives. Come participate in Mazu purification rites that release negative energy and help one find inner balance.URL: http://dreamcommunity.tw/mazu-theme-camp/ Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Taipei
Media Mecca is Black Rock City’s home to storytellers, journalists, and media. All media projects must register at Mecca prior to beginning in BRC.URL: http://burningman.org/network/about-us/press-media/media_mecca/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Black Rock City
Mellow Mountain offers you a big, misted swing set next to our tented social carousel, bar, and cafe tables.
Here you will be served early afternoon drinks weekdays and smooches from the Kissy Fish art car.
A unique collection of carefully and principled curated characters make up the Menagerie; a village of unique and fun participants with the excitement and open eyes that Burning Man freely unbosoms. With virgins, fresh, new and open to experiences, next to slightly-experienced and partially-wise veterans and many transitioning between condition make a spectacular experience ready for all who arrive in Black Rock City wandering the rudimentary playa. Menagerie is curated to create, expose and enjoy from the primitive, gruff and young, to the mature and refined, sophisticated taste of a discerning wanderer.Contact: email@example.com Hometown: New York, Reno, Winemucca, SF, LA, The Dakotas, Portland, Seattle, Somewhere in Wyoming, Somewhere in CT, Somewhere in VA, Philly, Boston, Atlanta, Toronto, London
Camp Merkabah is a tribe committed to curate transformational experiences on and off the Playa. All that we do as a community is in service to the expansion of each and every human at every moment by means of nurturing love, compassion and peace. The modalities of our tribal members include workshops on: meditation, energy medicine, ceremony, sacred dance, sound healing, yoga; talks on: the human body, biological systems, stewardship, health, wellness, movement, consciousness, and healing through food.URL: http://campmerkabah.com/ Hometown: NY/LA
Bonsoir ! Come and sample Québec’s favourite late night snack at Midnight Poutine. Learn the awesome power of french fries, cheese curds and hot gravy. Embrace the joie de vivre of our bilingual Canadian camp. Lâche pas la patate!URL: http://www.midnightpoutine.org Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Montreal
Midnight Ridazz Camp
Bike repair, bar and megaphones.Hometown: Los Angeles
Speakeasy not loudly and you may be invited in. Knowing the password is crucial to enter the door. Moonshine is expected high in the sky, so get dolled up in your glad rags and head off to our joint.Hometown: Las Vegas
MIKI BEACH CAMP is a unique twist from the traditional Burning Man theme camp. Inspired by the relaxing beach vibes, and cultivated with the electrifying energies of Miami and New York, MIKI BEACH will allow you to indulge and experience Burning Man in a unique way. Consider this camp “The Remix”.Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Miami
Milk + Honey
Milk + Honey is excited to offer our ninth Playa Shabbat service and dinner which draw on secular and spiritual traditions for the creative expression and collective healing of individuals and communities. We nourish the hearts, spirits, and bodies of all who find themselves wandering in the desert!URL: http://www.milkandhoney.camp Hometown: Oakland
MindShark is a community of neuroscientists, engineers, and artists who have pledged their crotches and cerebral cortices to stoke the eternal flame that blazes at the core of every individual, friend, and stranger. We all come to Burning Man to explore our inner selves; let MindShark guide your awakening with gifts of science, fire, and light. Enjoy the coldest beer on the playa at our bar, watch hippies burn on our interactive fire displays, and blow your mind(s) under our amazing neural network light shows.URL: https://www.facebook.com/Mindshark/ Hometown: Burlington
Feeling the need to fiddle about?
To blow, beat or stroke on something?
Come to MINSTREL CrAMP and get your creative “musical juices” flowing.
Listen in ,
Join in, to some great live acoustic, jamming with our house band “THE BURNING SENSATIONS”.
This year we feature a day of Celtic music, and afternoon of belly dancing and more
Check the schedule board out front to see what’s happening or sign-up for a slot to perform with your own band (or ours)
It’s all good!
PS: We do have a large selection of legitimate “menstrual cramp” supplies if you have a special need.
Mirage Garage is an interactive, futuristic mechanic’s den looming up out of a vision in the desert. Discover the secrets of invention and reinvention in an imaginative cabinet of curiosities.URL: https://www.facebook.com/psycloneloveswhensquiddiessheikdjibouti/ Hometown: New York City
Mischevious Ambition is a Chicago-based group of burners providing ultraviolet lighting to bring out the glow in you, as we offer lemonade and snow cones, and have a glowing race track, as well as blacklight group photography and blacklight face painting.Hometown: Chicago
Miso! (formerly Miso Horny)
Miso Horny is all about refining ourselves and each other. We value humor, communication, playfulness, open mindedness, and creating strong meaningful bonds between one another. On the Playa we gift hot miso soup, sake, and herbal aphrodisiacs, as well as engaging conversations with our guests.
There are camps at Burning Man that offer public spaces for sexual play and exploration. While we fully support those groups, we choose to instead explore sex positivism by creating a safe event space for healthy dialogue of human sexuality. Our mission is to share ideas and philosophies that aid in the discovery of our sexual selves. We have created, and are always improving, a dedicated workshop and event space that is a platform for our lifelong journey of learning.URL: http://misohorny.us Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Oakland
Mission Country Club
Mission Country Club is an organically-grown camp, consisting of friends and family from San Francisco, Reno, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, New York, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and beyond. 2016 will be our 13th year on the playa as an organized camp. We’ve been the home of the Magic Kurry Cart, Sangria Soundclash, BRC Hip-Hop Playa Ball and Bugaboo the MV over the years. We’re here to bring a taste of San Francisco’s Mission District to Black Rock City. Don’t forget to check the book for MCC’s 2016 events like the BRC Hip-Hop Playa Ball and the Sangria Soundclash!URL: http://www.missioncountryclub.com Contact: email@example.com Hometown: San Francisco
Mist'R Cool Camp
Mist’R Cool Camp is about being cool. Cool as in cold and cool as in Fonze. Our interactivity includes The Cool Mist Experience, an automated misting booth with pleasant surprises along with large wooden puzzles and other attractions.Hometown: Cupertino, in the SF South Bay
MIT Dance Music and Art (MDMA)
A group of friends from MIT grad school and beyond, MDMA (MIT Dance Music and Art) brings the “daybreaker” to the playa – a black light dance dome that bundles great tunes and fascinating elements of glow in the dark body painting and clothing. A perfect place to escape the heat, express yourself through music, dance and art.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Boston
Mo's Mini Martini + Erotica Camp
Mohammeds serves the coldest martini’s and the hottest erotica on the playa. Stop by for an ice cold martini in our Bedouin tent and lounge around on our pillows and watch the world go by. If the mood hits you write a true erotic story to be included in our 300 year old book. We are THE daytime chill bedouin lounge on the playa according to us.Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Santa Cruz
Wheelchair accessible Camp, Art Tours into the Deep Playa Art 4 times a Day, Worst Come, first served:),Able bodied welcome if space allows. Mobility equipment loan on site and Information on wheelchair prep on our website.URL: http://www.mobilitycamp.org Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Tucson
Welcome home, have a homebrew. Ice cold homebrews on draft and other libations day and night in our shaded chill space.Hometown: Tacoma
Mom Camp welcomes all to stop in for some non-judgmental, motherly advice, about anything on your mind, doled out with plenty of lemonade, cookies and “been there, done that” hindsight. Show up on Tuesday, at noon, for an introductory lesson in 108 Yang style tai chi.Hometown: Sun City
Monkey LoveHometown: New York
Monkey Pirate Pirate Monkeys
All ye banana swashbucklers are again welcome to share in the plentiful bacon, beats, brews and booty brought by the Monkey Pirate Pirate Monkeys. Plop ye tired bones down with a cocktail and enjoy the cool ocean breeze from our swamp coolers as you plot your next plundering adventure. At night our giant glowing double pyramids will remind you exactly where you buried your treasure. “Stop with the rhymes, I’m not fakin!” “Anybody want another piece of Bacon?”Hometown: Boise
Monks of FunkHometown: San Francisco
We are a group of people who enjoy taking things to the next level.Hometown: San Jose
MOOP MAP HQ
Moop Map Headquarters is the Playa Restoration interactive education camp.
• Visit the Moop Gardens, learn about the most common types of Moop found during Playa Restoration.
• View GPS data and photos from past event site Restoration operations.
• Get familiar with the tools used to Leave No Trace on the Playa.
• See every Moop Map 2006 – 2014 on display.
Visit any evening after Sunset to enjoy the Fireside Circle, a place for the community to congregate around an open fire.Hometown: Black Rock City
Come for the hard candies and rosy cheeks, stay for the sass! Come get wild with some sassy, steel haired grannies ready to cause a ruckus, or maybe even a hubbub (but no fracases).Hometown: Portland & Bend
Bounded by a finite colors spread across the spectrum, we invite you to come and be a part of our beautiful, bright, and loving space known as Mosaic.Hometown: Los Angeles
Let Mr. Peepers help you find your Playa persona.Expert Body Painting, with many moons of experience.Hand made one of a kind tutus for Tutu Tuesday.
The Mudskipper Urban Decay Cafe is a close knit gay-friendly diverse camp with a history at burning man that goes back to 1993, Come chill out in our jungle themed smoothie cafe or get a finger & toe nail make over in our amazing Beauty Bar, all are welcome!!!!URL: http://www.mudskippercafe.com Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Los Angeles
Music Savages Camp is a lounge camp that is all about finding alternative ways to present its eclectic passion for music. We use comedy, colors, fabrics, technology, style, relaxation, architecture, games, gifts, and anonymity as tools to elevate our visitors’ experiences from the standard “DJ on a stage” setup seen elsewhere. Our stage, is the SAVAGE ARENA – an environment that breathes with its performers and cradles its listeners. Find shelter from the wind, dust and sun inside its robust structure and flexible skin. Find an elevated perch to watch the sun rise and set through the horizon. Find a hammock to sleep or a daybed to rest. Find a bocce ball, give it a toss. Find a beer to shotgun, and some tits to motorboat. Find a jungle gym and climb. Find a wheel with questionable dares, and spin it. And while you’re exploring, listen to our music, watch our lights, find your friends, and lose your minds — together.URL: http://www.musicsavages.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Los Angeles
The mycodelic magic of the redwoods awaits you! We’ll be dancing and giving away free hugs 24/7. If your timing is right, our Wizard has been perfecting his homebrew to quench your thirst! Maybe you’ll stumble across an impromptu dance party, a read aloud at sunset or an expression of the arts! Our family is full of enchantment, each with our own talents to offer, bring your hOOp, your glow and fire toys, your cup, and that smile and we’d love to move with you!URL: http://www.burners.mycodelicforest.org Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Arcata
Múcaro Parliament Crew
Got Framed is an inviting, playful, highly interactive art piece that supports and promotes community participation by encouraging passersby to BE THE ART. To step up, climb on, take a photograph…to ‘monkey around’, change the image, and invite others to join in…to have fun interacting with large scale art and make a memory to take with them. To say out loud “I Am A Masterpiece!URL: https://www.instagram.com/got_framed/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Los Angeles