2016 Theme Camps

 #  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

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

M*A*S*H 4207th

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

MacGyvers' Union

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 Hometown: Oakland

Mad Tea(se) Party

Seattle’s Breast Coffee

Hometown: Seattle/Vegas

Made In The Shade

Made In The Shade is a comfortable, shady atmosphere under which burners gather, share camaraderie, and take a break from the hot sun and intensity of the playa

Hometown: Berkeley

Magic Lantern Society

Hometown: Pacifica

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.

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

Mammoth Riders

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.

Hometown: San Francisco

Martini Camp

Come find Martini Camp located in Martini Village and join us for a Princess party, an evening of cocktails and sophistication as well as beer hot hour and a NV theme party!

Hometown: Reno

Martini Village

Come to Martini Village and enjoy cold refreshments, entertainment and much more! Look us up for our scheduled events or just stop by and check out a random happy hour. Be prepared to be immersed in the 10 principles of the playa.

Hometown: 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 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/ Hometown: Taipei

Media Mecca

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/ Hometown: Black Rock City

Mellow Mountain

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.

Hometown: San Francisco

Melon Mall

A seriously silly, tangentially Trojan, ridiculously organized patch for melons of all varietals.

URL: http://www.burningmelon.org Hometown: Chicago


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.

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

Meow Now

Meow Now provides photo-cut-outs featuring concepts involving food and sex (separately). Come get a photo of yourself that would be very inappropriate to use professionally.

URL: http://www.meownow.org Hometown: Denver


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

Midnight Poutine

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 Hometown: Montreal

Midnight Ridazz Camp

Bike repair, bar and megaphones.

Hometown: Los Angeles

Mighty Misfits

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

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”.

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


Come celebrate the birth of a new day with Mimosas at sunrise. Join us for drinks, stories and jokes every sunrise with some awesome people and great vibes. Stop by during the day for frozen margaritas and make some new friends.

URL: http://mimosasunrise.org/ Hometown: Santa Cruz


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.
Stop in,
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!
Listeners welcome!
PS: We do have a large selection of legitimate “menstrual cramp” supplies if you have a special need.

Hometown: Ojai

Mirage Garage

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

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 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 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.

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.

Hometown: Santa Cruz

Mobility Camp

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 Hometown: Tucson

Molotov Cocktail

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

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 Love

Hometown: 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 Funk

Hometown: San Francisco


We are a group of people who enjoy taking things to the next level.

Hometown: San Jose

Moonwalk Mission

Moonwalk Mission is a station for Playa explorers, space cadets and anyone set for out-of-this-world experiences.

URL: http://moonwalkmission.com/ Hometown: Miami


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

Morning Glory

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

Motor Guild Entresol

Get your motor running at the Motor Guild camporee.

Hometown: Oakland

Mountain Mayhem

Mountain Mayhem: A camp for the adventurous.

Hometown: Durango

Mr. Peepers

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.

Mudskippers Café

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 Hometown: Los Angeles


Join us at Camp Murmuration for an interactive ritualized bird dance every night at sunset. Come fly with us!

Hometown: Brooklyn

Music Savages

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 Hometown: Los Angeles

Mycodelic Forest

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 Hometown: Arcata

Mystic Metaverse - MM22

Shame exorcism with a touch of derp. Also, butt rubs.

URL: http://mystikalmisfits.com Hometown: Los Angeles


We’re a desert experiment. A French Toast Mecca. A home for mysterious misters. A Burner family that tastes the rainbow. Come play with us!

URL: http://www.mystopia.camp Hometown: San Francisco


MythMaker – The Mytho-Theatrical Sacred Circus Presents: Vikings & Valkyries

URL: http://www.mythmaker.ca Hometown: Vancouver

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/ Hometown: Los Angeles