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
Tantra Mantra is a camp dedicated to the transformation and transcendence of the human condition. We integrate ancient esoteric teachings of tantra with modern self-development techniques to create a unique environment for experiences that prepare the ground for evolution. To envision and prepare the world of tomorrow we need to rewire our nervous systems and free ourselves from the old paradigm. Tantra is an accelerator of evolution. The context of Burning Man serves as an amplifier to these ancient Tantric techniques. The collective ambition towards freedom present during Burning Man is unique. It erases differences between individuals and supports the Tantric effort of transcending all false dualities. From regular morning energetic practices to one-of-a-kind ceremonies and ritual, Tantra Mantra embraces and promotes the change towards a new human agreement. We leave a great place for spontaneity… Expect the unexpected.URL: http://tantramantracamp.com/Welcome.html Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: San Luis Obispo
Tarwater welcomes you with Lady S’s Boutique, Recycled Bowling, the Corn Hole, Ladder Toss and the Throwing Specific Things game. Come by for a game and to write a poem, draw a sketch or an pen an essay about The Need to Believe. Science Fiction books will be given away during the middle of the week. You can ask the author to sign one, if you want.URL: http://www.camptarwater.com Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Santa Rosa
Come by Tea Time to share a cup of Ice Cold Tea on these hot days! Grab a cup on the go, or stay a while and share your story with the community.Hometown: San Francisco
Camp Fingerbang is dedicated to raising the level of inappropriateness on the playa – Cheer team and All! We are a delightfully ridiculous group. We do not take ourselves seriously at all and neither will you when you come to visit.Hometown: Los Angeles
Teddies on Teddys? Oh my!Hometown: San Francisco
If the Temple has a special place in your heart, join us and help hold the space so that others might experience the wonder that brings us back.URL: http://burningman.org/event/volunteering/teams/temple-guardians/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Temple O'Flying Spaghetti Monster
We are a comfortable neighborhood pub with a rockin’ attitude. In honor of his noodley goodness the Friendly Fire Bar will administer ice cold libations and groovin’ tunes for your mind, body and spirit. Call almost anywhere in the world on our free public phone or use our free wi-fi hotspot. Test your pole dancing skills at The Stripper Factory. The Flying Spaghetti Monster welcomes all, so stop by and be touched by his noodly appendage.URL: http://www.fsmtemple.com/ Hometown: Los Angeles
Temple of Anointment
Temple of Anointment – please join us for blowjobs, lotion, tattoos and drinks. We have blowers to blow the sand off you and misters to clean and cool your bodies. We have suntan lotions and tattoos to protect and adorn your body. Frozen drinks such as mudslides, margaritas, and daiquiris will cool you on even the hottest days..Hometown: San Diego
Temple of Unitea
Our tea mission is to promote participation in, and appreciation of, world tea traditions as well as otherworldly tea traditions. To throw tea parteas by offering a relaxed, convivial and harmonious space to make and take tea.URL: http://www.templeofunitea.com/ Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Austin Texas
Termination Dust Hole
A rowdy rabble of Alaskans hailing down from the north, here to meet, greet and eat all of you.Hometown: Anchorage
Tetrix Village – Explore the mystical 140ft wooden labyrinth of Armone Galaxy, Experience the Stargazer Artcar, Kitty Litter Bar cocktails and jump wild on the trampoline park of Camp Meow. Pimp my pushie; A bike decoration workshop housed inside our giant robot head resident spaceman “RubberArmstrong”.Hometown: Sydney
That Camp Over There
Swing by and draw with UV light, enjoy Spanking & Pringles, climb our scaffold and Moon The Man, chill in the shade in Las Hamacas, 7-11am enjoy coffee, pancakes and unidentifiable fried pig parts. Snowconeokie will be roaming deep playa, catch us, do a forfeit, get a cone. Entirely Amateur since 2001Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: San Francisco
Not all idols are false. Come craft your own idol or bow down to ours.
THE BELLIGERENT GAP
THE BELLIGERENT GAP is a Western-themed, homebrew camp dispensing cold beer daily (from high noon to whenever we want), served up by the most lovable assholes this side of the 6 o’clock suburbs.Hometown: Alameda
The Black Rock Notary
Black Rock Notary, aka Notarious Notaries are always at your service ! On the playa we can be found in the Guild Pavilion where you will be amazed at what , or where we will notarize for you! Home office at (insert address).Hometown: Saugerties
The Black Rock Plyceum
We are a group of professionally trained philosophers employed at universities around the world. Our goal is to create a space for the discussion of philosophical concepts and ideas aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of the fundamental nature of knowledge and reality.Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Sacramento
The Breakfast Club Village
The Breakfast Club village is home to Pancake Playhouse and Scarbutts Coffee. Pancake playhouse serves up hot delicious pancakes Monday through Friday 9:00am-12:00 noon
Scarbutts Coffee Serves you Hot and iced, cold brewed coffee. Monday through friday 9:00am -12:00 noon
The BurbsHometown: Bay Area
The Carrot Club
More Carrot: Sure, you could live off protein bars and MREs all week if you really want to, but how about giving your dusty soul a treat? Come by the More Carrot Camp and get yourself something crunchy, cold and crisp! We gift fresh vegetables and fruit at the More Carrot Camp. Tues. – Fri., 8 – 10 a.m.URL: https://www.facebook.com/MoreCarrot.BRC.FarmersMarket Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Washington DC
The Cove is a 14′ tall tower designed for climbing and interaction among Burners, inside the tower is lined with cushions, blankets and pillows for lounging, sleeping and spending time with each other.Hometown: Los Angeles
The DPW Ghetto
Home of Black Rock City’s Department of Public Works.Hometown: Black Rock City
Where the worlds most fabulous musicians and dancers from MarchFourth Marching Band, The Saloon Ensemble, Love-Bomb Go-Go Marching Band, Trashcan Joe, and The Ukeladies are dumped and recycled to endlessly create music from a by-gone era. Come sing, dance, play our piano, and join-in as we all share in electronic-free acoustic joy! Lyrics included!URL: http://www.saloonensemble.com Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Portland
The Embassy is the center for relations between Black Rock City and the Default World. Come by to ease into life as a burner, learn about the strange customs of the Default World, and prepare for inter-world travel.Hometown: Boston and Denver
The Empress Theme Camp
Victorian themed, the Empress provides an elegant escape from the everyday. Every afternoon and evening, our gracious hosts and hostesses wear Victorian or Steampunk costumes and hand-serve selections from our tea menu along with light snacks – drop by for our daily hours!
https://sites.google.com/site/empressburn/URL: https://sites.google.com/site/empressburn/ Hometown: Victoria/Vancouver
The Espresso Martini Organization
The Organization: Espresso Martini Parties 1-3pm Tuesday-Saturday!Hometown: San Francisco
Each year camp Do-More-Now brings to Burning Man the Firehouse, a five story building providing a relaxing hangout, one of the best views on the playa, a bar, and a space and materials for people to create awesome art. In addition we host bands, fire dancers and hold themed parties most evenings and morning mimosa bar.URL: http://www.do-more-now.com/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: seattle
A collection of whimsical thinkers and engineers who are building interactive art for the future, one journey at a time. Come visit us, and you too can climb into the skies and watch the world from above, or stay on the ground and share a party or two with us!URL: http://thefuture.camp Hometown: San Francisco
The G-Spot, stop by and enjoy our pleasures. Remember if you can’t find us you are not coming!Hometown: Bay Area
The GASS Co.
Billowing white fabric surrounds our waterless pillow pools where the tired burner can take an afternoon nap. Learn new skills at one of our daytime workshops or groove to some tunes. My hand is holding your hand, but we’re such Super Friends, you feel my hand on your heart…or in your brain.URL: https://www.facebook.com/SuperFriendsNeighborhood/ Hometown: North Hollywood
The Hand Lovers Lounge
We are a family of artists, dreamers, poets, and gnomes. Join us in creating and discovering the story of connective collective human potential.Hometown: Tucson
The Heart Collective
Heart Tribe offers a chance to engage in platonic touch in our Healing Sanctuary and Movement Revolution Spaces. Come get a massage, reiki session, chiropractic adjustment or squish session in our Healing Sanctuary between the hours of 2-6pm Tuesday through Saturday.
We are excited to expand our public offering to include yoga, dance and other movement workshops in our Movement Revolution.
Come play with us and connect to your true essence.
A buzzing mass of madness from the East descends upon the desert, full of burning light and energy. Is the Hive full of honey, or stings? Bathe in our glow, and discover!Hometown: Boston
The Last Mercantile
Come in to play word games, have your fortune told, play Vetruvian nerf ball, or swap some lingerie for something new to you.Hometown: Placerville
The Lavender LoungeHometown: Sebastopol
The Living Room
We host daily open jam sessions and serve beans at lunchtime. Don’t forget your bowl!Hometown: San Francisco
The Lost Penguins
What could be more lost than a Penguin in the desert? Drop in to our hospitality oasis where we offer comforts such as shade, couches, wine, lemonade, chocolate, snow cones, friendly people, and live entertainment. Day or night, get up on stage for asshole theatre, watch some bands, dance to DJs or take a workshop. Join us as we navigate surprises all week! Or just sit and we will engage you in conversation as you watch the playa float by.URL: http://www.thelostpenguincafe.com/ Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Vancouver
The Love Beets
The LoveBeets are a worldwide group of self proclaimed Fluffers whose greatest pleasure is to spread love & to really help others wherever they happen to go. We are a very special mobile fluffing camp that arrives fresh and ready to relieve workers in various camps all over the playa by providing their builders with delicious food, water, caffeine, electrolytes, massages, sunblock, building assistance, unloading assistance, hugs, smiles, shade & any other relief we can to lighten everyone’s loads and lift everyone’s spirits while our love literally BEETS across the playa.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Magic Theater
THE MAGIC THEATER…Not for everyone…for madmen (and madwomen) only!Hometown: Ashland
The Moon Cheese Grill
Crossroads pumps out the best live music on the playa, verified by gods and science. Moon Cheese is the best grilled cheese camp on the playa according to YOUR MOUTH. Get down with our nightly live music shows featuring a 20+ piece band, dancers, performers, and people wearing nothing but aprons covered in grill marks. Get a grilled cheese sandwich, a drink at the bar, dance your dusty self to sheer exhaustion and then snag some downtime in our sparkly star chill dome before it all disappears.
You’ll never know whether it was real or just a greasy, funktastic dream so intense it made Mona Lisa (the original sparkle pony) blush.
The MURAL Camp
The MURAL camp is made out of visionary creators and artists from Montreal, Canada. They’re the ones behind the MURAL Festival, a north-american destination for all things urban art. They are the festive and innovative soul of a city burning with artistry.URL: http://www.muralfestival.com Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Montreal
We are a Québec/US Burning Man theme camp! Together we create a communal space that celebrates the childlike mastery of the art of play. So come to The Neighborhood, where it’s Recess all day! Dance and play your cares away. You can swing on our swings and/or play on our court, from our bridge catch the views, while your friends all play fort. Dance to some beats, no need to be discreet. We got your back covered from this whimsical heat. Do us a favor…Won’t you be our neighbor?URL: https://www.facebook.com/theneighbourhoodatburningman/ Hometown: Los Angeles/Montréal
The New Barbarians
Moving beyond the confines of a traditional food camp, The New Barbarians quest to provide subsistence and endless comfort in a desert land full of desire, self-discovery, and radical transformation. Come join our barbarian tribe from 1-2pm daily to participate in our dusty savage nourishment project!URL: https://www.facebook.com/jurassicporkofficial/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: West Coast Best Coast
The Notorious Scoundrels' Club
Find your path through the mind maze, an electrically lit labyrinth in the desert. If you make it to the center, you will find the answers you have been looking for. You might also find a rowdy minotaur. Hard to say for sure.URL: http://www.spinning2infinity.com/brc2016 Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Chicago
The Petting Zoo
16th Edition of Petting Zoo. Best Bar on the Playa several years running. We welcome newcomers and hope to share the experiences of the playa all while offering an array of creative cocktails, ice-cold draft beer, imbibing beverages, and our classic and exclusive ‘pussy juice’. Daytime Bar Only. We open same time as Artica (coincidence, I think not, hint hint), Close at sunset.Hometown: Evergreen
The Phage is an homage to the vast dark ecology whose foment gave birth to Earth’s living diversity. These ubiquitous viral life forms evolve faster than any other life on earth. In their furious co-optive radiations they have acted as the vital genetic pollinators that wove long-separated lines of cellular life into resplendent new threads — the phage are the needles of life’s tapestry. Beware if you encounter us: memetic biohazards lie ahead.URL: http://thephage.org/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: San Francisco
The Pink Spot
The home of The Big Bunny mutant vehicle–come join us for great music, dancing and oodles of Bunny Love. Slinging tasty drinks and tasty tunes from our hearts to yours since 1995.Hometown: Park City
The Prize Cock
The Moon Under Water
Your perfect Pub.Hometown: London
The Space Whale Camp
The Pier Group is best know for their art at Burning Man including the eponymous Pier in 2011, Pier 2 in 2012 and their monumental dedication to relationships, family and love, Embrace in 2014. The Space Whale is an environmental statement, a dedication to nature and science. A testament to the urgent need to preserve our environment.
Come visit us where we rest, recharge and play after what we hope to be a pretty incredible build.
The Steam Bath Project @ Nectar
Steam Bath Project offers a playa twist on the ritual cleansing tradition and embraces the possibility of transformation.URL: https://www.facebook.com/SteamBathProject/timeline Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Boston
The Sunset Trip
The Sunset Trip is a mashup of 3 Los Angeles based camps with a concurrent theme of getting together and throwing epic parties. We are all vastly different in what we provide to the world, yet share the same values and deep rooted awesomeness that bring us together year after year. We bring the Dirty, Sparkle and Bad.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Los Angeles
The Weta Cave & Insect Repository
Home of The Giant Weta, we will bring you all things New Zealand so you can immerse yourself in iconic kiwi culture and heritage and we’ll collect all your insects while we’re at it. Bring any insect you find while exploring the Playa and we will attempt to identify, classify, preserve and display it in our repository.Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Auckland
The Whomp WagonHometown: Reno
Our big ass board games bring all the burners to the yard, and they’re like, “hey, this is pretty fun.” Come for the games, stay to get schooled in DJing, juggling, and the fine art of hula hoop. Don’t worry, we always make time for recess.URL: https://www.facebook.com/theyardvillage Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Vancouver, Seattle & Los Angeles
Theme Camp Theme Camp
A quirky bar with refreshingly tasty drinks and different themes everyday!Hometown: Reno
This Old CampHometown: Nevada City
This Old Camp AnnexHometown: Idaho
Thunder Gumbo Camp
16 Inches of Joy provides vital hospitality services: Fresh baked pizza cafe and delivery via art car, and a classy love hotel.
Thunder Gumbo camp supports the Thunderius Gumbonium Lahontanii art car, a mulit-level dance party updated as a replica of a mysterious skeletal whale.
At Tickled Mink (where everyone is a star!) we are here to help you pretty yourself at our our movie star mirror before you start channeling your inner diva. If you don’t know how, we’ll teach you to smeyes so once you step into our plush, fake fur lined photo booth you’ll be ready to strike a glamorous cover page pose when the flashes pop.URL: http://www.tickledmink.com Contact: email@example.com Hometown: San Francisco
Tick… Tock.. Tick.. Tock…
I’m late. I’m late! for an very important date.
Time Ninja Syndicate
The nexus of time has opened and various heroes from various dimensions have poured through.Hometown: Portland
Tin Foil Hat
EVERYONE MUST BE SAVED! COME make your own way to TIN FOIL HAT! You think its a fashion statement but it is soooo much more. Share your Talents in bending Aluminum Foils to your fantasy, and share them with the world!Hometown: las vegas
TOC Does Le Chalet
The Other CampHometown: San Francisco
Tower of Slackjaw
Visit the spaceship for a view from SPACE!Hometown: Olympia
Toxic Disco Clam
In the default world, the Toxic Disco Clam is a real aquatic creature – it uses a sparkling lighted exterior to attract other fish… and then it immobilizes them with acidic snot. We’re pretty much the same: we draw you in with dazzling lights and entertaining activities, we ply you with our intoxicating beverages, and we hope you never leave (we promise less snot).
Trampolines to show off your skills and a special one enclosed with tent cover, sheer curtains, led lights, disco light and fog machine for cuddling fun.Hometown: Las Vegas
Trash talk is a small but tenacious group of tinkerers and backyard inventors dedicated to bringing waste management services to the Burning Man community. Our Trash Trolley will roam BRC compacting trash and collecting burnables for our burn pit.Hometown: St. Louis
There will be heckling. And movies.Hometown: Lake County
Trifucta was born after three people in separate RV’s decided to create community space by parking them in the shape of a triangle. From that small act, a community comprised of artists, builders, fashion designers and welders joined together to create connectivity through a common space that engages the playful creativity and expression inside each participant.URL: http://www.trifucta.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
True Reflections Palace
True Reflections Palace. Mirrors don’t lie? No, actually they do. Come see what happens when you can see your true nature without being reversed in a true reflection mirror. Don’t Miss This – It’s Magic!Hometown: Accord, NY
Once upon a time, there was Twinkii, the magical twini-corn with two horns instead of one. Twinkii loved tasty sugar cubes, hot water foot soaks, pineapple tequila and granting wishes with his magical wish-hole. But because of his second horn, he was laughed at by other unicorns, his wish-hole largely overlooked by creatures seeking tru magic.
Finally, on his 4th birthday he met the Horny Camp. Horny campers knew that two horns are better than one, and an unlimited number of horns is better than two. They loved Twinkii the twini-corn and both of his magical horns and his wish-hole. Together, Twinkii and his new friends, embarked on a great journey to enlighten the public on the subject of safe horn making, horn maintenance and… magic.
Tightly knit group of burners offer for your pleasure the Twisted G Spot Bar serving up PVD’s (Playa Vodka Drinks) w/mostly organic fruit juices and a “Twist” of lime or lemon. Dudeist Priest and Priestess available for playa confessions “Penance is Hell” and ordained marriages, bigamy is good. DJ N8Tron spinning his music. Otter Pops upon request, or street side at various intervals, served cold and hard! Human Twister played all day with kinetic spinner wheel. Early morning powdered donuts, that’s not just playa powder, served Wednesday through Saturday delivered on a silver platter by Kristi Kreams . PandJ sandwiches offered by Miss Prepared and foamy things for your ears always available at the bar. If you need a horsey fix, come find Margie and check out Horse, our camp mascot and resident mutant vehicle. Horse will deliver mail on playa too! Check our mailbox for schedule of planned events. Stay TwistedHometown: Lake Tahoe
A village swimming in aquatic tomfoolery.Hometown: Northern California, Nevada, and Beyond
Got questions about your two-stroke engine? Maybe you just like to rev up your engine and make a lot of noise? Come on down to Two-Stroke Transit to talk to us and show us your awesome mechanical creations based on this year’s theme. While here, you can find out how to prevent playa damage from dripping oil while improving your engine’s performance.