2017 Theme Camps

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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.

2017 Camps

M*A*S*H 4207th

We’re not Doctors.

Come to the least disciplined military unit on the playa to complete a rich full day.
Random security Checkpoints will occur. Terrorists & Loyal Citizens will be labeled. Propaganda & commentary provided for the prevention of communism. Nightly viewings of old episodes & movies from the show, this year featuring films from the series. 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.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/mash4207rosiesbar/ 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

Machinedom - The Experiance

Night time lighted 60 foot hypnotic swirl and specialty Gin & Tonic.

Hometown: Reno

Mad Batter

Join us to become a boss of that dough, by imagining and bringing cookie concoctions to life. Whether you’re a no bake, half-baked or a full-baked kind of person, we’ll supply all types of cookie assortments for you to select and decorate.

URL: http://www.mbatter.com/ Hometown: San Francisco

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Follow us down the rabbit hole to Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for a cup of tea with a twist.

URL: http://www.downtherabbithole.x10.mx Hometown: Zurich

Magic Lantern Society

Come and find what you’re looking for.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/magiclanternsociety/ 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 daily early mornings and late afternoons weather permitting. Meet us at the Ground Control Departure Lounge at BRC Airport.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/Major-Toms-Flying-Circus-300231336994941/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel Hometown: Aspen

Makhalych support camp

Not ready yet, but will be in couple weeks

Hometown: Nikola Lenivets

Manifest Dustiny

Hometown: Reno

Mansonian Institute 4 Urban Study

Mansonian Institute for Urban Studies: Celebrating the history and culture of Burning Man. Come visit us and explore.

URL: https://www.mansonian.org/ Hometown: San Francisco

Martini Village

Martini Village offers cold refreshments, entertainment and much more! Look us up for our daily 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


Come get your morning coffee or your afternoon cocktails at the Martyville neighborhood bar. Stop by and we’ll grind, steep, press, mix, and pour your Go Juice for you before you venture out to get the day. If you hear the smooth sounds of ’70s easy listening in the wee hours, stop in for a special treat.

Don’t forget your mug and your ID!

Hometown: Brooklyn

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, Servers of Pie at 3:14, plus we have The Best Friday Morning Sunrise Cocktail Party on the playa (not to mention home of the fabulous Electric Cupcakes).

URL: http://mathcamp.us Hometown: Bay Area


Maxa Camp is centered on the promotion of unity and recognition of past cultures and ancestral heritage. Our camp will be a representation of the deeply rooted, ancient beliefs of the Mexican and Huichol communities combined with the contemporary views of a community of our own.

Hometown: Mexico City

Mayan Warrior

The Mayan Warrior project is designed to unite artists, craftsmen, photographers, designers, technologists, architects and musicians from Mexico, the U.S., Canada, and all across the world.

URL: http://mayanwarrior.mx Hometown: Mexico City

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

Medicine Music Camp

The home of the Flying Iron.

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Mellow Mountain

Come play swings, daytime drinks, stuffy fluffy toys, UV camera sunscreen scan, hammock flop, and smooches and tunes from the Kissy Fish mutant vehicle.

Mental Floss

Those Damn Kids Under The Bleachers are back again for there 10th year Burning. Hanging with Gigsville for a 3rd year and celebrating their 20th year on the Dusty Playa.


Meow Now

Meow Now provides mirror-based interactive art installations, and photo-cut-outs featuring concepts involving food, sex, and ass-paddling.

URL: https://www.instagram.com/mikelustigart/ Hometown: Denver


Welcome to the Meownge! A place for playa cats to rest their paws, play with their curiosity, snuggle with other like-minded felines, and shake off those fleas of everyday life. As you approach the Meownge, prepare to be hypnotized by a 14 ft tall cat head. Crafted out of conduit and 4 way stretch lycra the Meownge will provide you and your feline friends with enough shade and space to nap the day away. With amplified purrs resonating from it’s ears, you’ll find yourself in a blissful zone of total relaxation. Purrrrfect to help you prepare for the true party animal you are. Which of course, comes out at night. As the sun falls into the horizon and the stars begin to twinkle, the Meownge transforms into an interactive light piece that invites you to play! It’s spot light eyes will track and lure you in, challenging you to take control. Lined with over 600 feet of LEDs you will decide what happens next. Your movements will direct how the Meownge will be lit.

URL: http://www.meownge.com Hometown: Oakland, CA


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 nos amis! 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!

Hometown: Montreal

Midnight Ridazz Camp

Hometown: Los Angeles

Mighty Misfits

mis-fit: a person whose behavior or attitude sets them apart from others in an uncomfortably, conspicuous way. “a motley collection of social mistfits”;
synonyms: nonconformist, eccentric, maverick, individualist, square peg in a round hole. The Mighty Misfits is a camp that celebrates the misfit in everyone. Check our listings for events and join us to celebrate radical rituals.

Hometown: Pleasanton

MIKI Beach Camp

Miki Beach has a simple mission – to create a community that inspires collaboration between house music lovers, DJs and local artists while celebrating the principles of Burning Man.

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

Milk + Honey

Milk + Honey is excited to offer our tenth 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! We are most excited for Burning Man’s 2017 Radical Ritual theme; we’ve been unknowingly waiting for this theme for 10 years!

URL: http://www.milkandhoney.camp/ Hometown: Oakland


We’re taking MILPH back- for the MUMS! and sharing UNCONDITIONAL Love with you all! Come for advice, to unburden yourself, for that hug you’ve always needed, a high-five, share your PRIDE! we’re proud of you! You know its been too long since you talked to your Burner Mums so pay us the visit we’ve all been waiting for…and have a cookie- we’ll have plenty

Hometown: Vancouver

Mimosa Sunrise

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 mimosas 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.

Hometown: Burlington


Visit Mindwerk for a brain tune up. Control music and lights, and learn what your brainwaves say about you. All brains welcome!

Hometown: Silicon Valley


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 Belly Dancing, Celtic Circle, and Drumming.
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 urgent need

Hometown: Ojai & Ventura

Mirage Garage

Mirage Garage, come visit our camp to see Mr. Fusion, Valyrian Steel, and Flux Capacitor. Stay for our viewing platform, inviting tent with a Gamelatron and projection mapping, and refreshment from our water bar (daytime), happy hour and music (7-9pm) nightly starting Tuesday, except for Wednesday, and our Greasy Get Down party (Wednesday from 9:30pm-2am Thursday morning).

Hometown: New York City

Misfit island

92.1 misfit burner radio, come play carnival style games while listening to great jamz

Hometown: Redding

Miso Horny

Miso Horny offers miso soup, sake, and sex positive conversation to all participants interested in talking about or expressing their silly, fun, and whimsical sexual nature.

URL: http://misohorny.us Hometown: Oakland

Mission Country Club

We bring a taste of San Francisco’s Mission District to Black Rock City! 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. 2017 will be our 14th year on the playa as an organized camp. Over the years we’ve been home to Flannagan’s Pub, Flannagan’s Tacos + Whiskey, the Magic Kurry Cart, the Sangria Soundclash, the BRC Hip-Hop Playa Ball, the Brian Brunch and Bugaboo the art car. Don’t forget to check the book for our 2017 shenanigans!

URL: http://missioncountryclub.com Hometown: San Francisco

Mission District

Come to the Mission District- look for Sutro Tower! Have an ironic PBR-tini and be the one to have seen it before it was cool.

Hometown: San Francisco

Mist'R Cool Camp

Mist’R Cool Camp is about everything cool as in Fonzie or Ice and includes the popular automated Cool Mist Experience misting booth (with pleasant surprises) + huge wooden puzzles and more. Part of Playfully Yours Village.

Hometown: Cupertino, in the SF South Bay

Mo's Mini Martini + Erotica Camp

Mo’s has the coolest martinis and the hottest erotica(written by you,you sexy thing!)on the playa. Come crash on some of the pillows in our authentic bedouin space and watch the world go by while sipping that ice cold martini. Open after lunch until late(with a break for dinner)we will become your new favorite people watching palace on the playa.

Hometown: Santa Cruz

Mobility Camp

Mobility Camp! Disabled services, loan of Mobility Equipment, accessible Playa Tours!

URL: http://www.mobilitycamp.org/ Hometown: Hesperia,

Molotov Cocktail

Welcome home, have a home brew. Ice cold home brews on draft and other libations day and night in our shaded chill space.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/campmolotovcocktail/ Hometown: Tacoma

Monkey Love

We want to make Monkey Love a destination on the map. A place you go to experience not just our amazing music, but also beautiful art installations, interactive art walls, dance performances, and a jungle gym like environment. With giant LED trees to climb on, and comfortable inviting lounges and shade structures we are hoping to create a place not one burner would want to miss.

URL: http://monkeylovecamp.com/ Hometown: New York City / Miami

Monkey Pirate Pirate Monkeys

If you need bacon in your belly, a hammock in the shade, or pasties on your pink parts, the monkey pirate pirate monkeys have you covered. 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.

Hometown: Boise, Seattle, San Diego

Monks of Funk

Monks of Funk

Hometown: San Francisco


We are a group of friends that enjoy lifting people to the moon. Come join us and climb our scaffolding to get a lay of the land!


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

More Carrot

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 Hometown: Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC

Morning Cock N Tales

Feeling dusty after a long night? Perhaps an early start to an adventurous day? No matter the situation, shuffle on into Morning Cock an Tales and alleviate your sobriety with a mean breakfast cocktail or a strong cup of joe.

Hometown: Winnipeg

Mos Eisley

“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.” – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Mountain Mayhem

A place where lawn games and Rock & Roll take over as far as the eye can see, where Snow Job flows like a river down the Rockies, where the bartenders are so sexy that you’ll think you just met Bigfoot. Time for some bad decisions, this is Mountain Mayhem.

Hometown: Durango

Mr. Peepers Closet

Mr. Peepers Closet (boutique)- We have Burner clothing, Wedding dresses, Tutus( on Tutu Tuesday). Come find your Playa persona.

Mucaro Art Support Camp

When owls gather, the group is called a “parliament” as they have long been considered to be of a wise disposition. We are the caretakers of MÚCARO (2017 Black Rock City Art Honoraria), the magnificent giant owl that surveys the playa with a 360º view…< slow blink>…don’t miss when it burns.

Mudskippers Urban Decay Cafe

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: https://www.mudskippercafe.com Hometown: Palm Springs, Los Angeles, San Francisco

Muffin Bottoms

The Muffin Bottoms are a mixed bag of interdisciplinary thinkers and doers, from microbiologists to clinical psychologists to symphony conductors to meditation teachers. We see our vastly diverse areas of passion and expertise as one of our key strengths, and what makes Muffin Bottoms, Muffin Bottoms.

Hometown: San Francisco


MusicSavages is a lounge style sound camp that offers a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the ever active city that surrounds it. We create an all immersive, relaxing environment that promotes inhabitants to realize their full creative potential by cultivating their spirit in a symbiotic relationship with the immediate community. Time appropriate stimulation of all senses that will relax the body, release the mind and arouse one’s playful side to revert back to ancestral roots of raw savagery; Back to simple pleasures in a place where you can witness the ebbs and flows of the world. You will escape the madness in our soothing light that emulates the ether of the universe, a multicolor simulation of stars and light, synchronized to the sounds of the life itself. We offer an introspective community, thriving on comedy, stories, relationships and laughter for all who stumble upon our diamond in the dust. It is where you start your daily journey or find yourself when it ends

URL: http://www.musicsavages.com Hometown: Los Angeles

Mycodelic Forest

At the Mycodelic Forest the magic of renewal awaits you! We are inspired by the special ability of Mycelium to breakdown organic compounds and decompose biomass into compost to create new life. In this way we strive to break down barriers and educate others on how to protect the Playa and the Burner Culture to create an emotionally fertile environment for everyone.

URL: http://mycodelicforest.org Hometown: Arcata

Mystikal Misfits / Naarsfortown

The Mystikal Misfits present THE SHCOOL HOUSE (yes, it’s spelled that way), where you’ve got a second chance to do high school the right way. Make out under the bleachers, enjoy your punishment in detention, leave notes in the lockers, and earn extra credit by dancing your face off while the sub loses his mind. mystikalmisfits.com

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: a truly informal family of adventurous friends, partners, parents, children, gays, straights and everything in between. Come play with us!

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

MythMaker Camp

MythMaker camp
Fire, ceremony, magic and music

Hometown: Vancouver