2018 Theme Camps

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This is NOT a list of officially accepted or placed camps. It’s a preview of what you might find when you get to Black Rock City.

This is the list of 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.

These are the camps Placement is reviewing. Placement is announced in Early July.

To find camp locations when you’re at Burning Man, refer to the BRC Map & Guide distributed by Greeters, the theme camp maps and Directory at Playa Info, and Civic Kiosks in all the city plazas.

2018 Theme Camps

Dance Belt

Located in VaudeVille Village, the Dance Belt offers open barre, comfy hammocks, the best Playa Mom going, bike repairs, and dad jokes.

Hometown: Louisville

Danger Neutrinos!

Hometown: Hollywood

Dare to be Rare

Dare to be Rare is a meat-inspired day camp. We love our meat, especially on the playa. We run events all week so stop by early to get the inside scope. Take your meat like good little boy’s & girl’s. Confess your sins at the Meat Alter or try your luck at our Glory Glory Hallelujah Hole. Dont forget to get tanked at Tanked Twister or Truth or Dare Jenga. Check out our board for other fun events all week.

URL: http://www.daretoberare.rocks/ Hometown: San Francisco

Dark Sparkle

Dark Sparkle is your call to the mysterious, your insatiable drive of self-expression, your community for body positivity and possibility. Through full-sensory burlesque, music, and ecstatic dance events, Dark Sparkle promotes body-positivity and self-expression.

Hometown: Davis

Darkwad Patrol

Darkwad Patrol
The mission of our theme camp is to increase nighttime safety in BRC by reducing the number of injuries and damage caused by collisions with inadequately lit burners, bikes and structures. Each participant approached will be treated with respect, kindness and love. We will be gifting lights to dark burners and their bikes, etc., engage in community outreach efforts to increase awareness and promote self-reliant mindfulness about the importance of remaining visible at night, encourage re-usable and renewable, highly visible lighting options, and discourage one-time use, moop-generating forms of lighting (i.e. glow sticks).

Our Motto: Get Lit or Get Hit

Hometown: Tucson


Can you beat the camp Dart-O-Matic dart pro? Probably not; come play darts anyway with a few Marin Dart League players and their friends.

Hometown: Berkeley and San Rafael

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 within the waves with some liquid joy.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/DarwinFishTank Hometown: San Francisco/Los Angeles/Denver/Vancouver/London/NYC


Share, Learn, Grow, Evolve – PlayaSkool is a global community of movers and shakers dedicated to creating positive impact through arts and education. We are PlayaSkool!

URL: http://www.playaskool.com Hometown: Black Rock City

Dazed and Confuzed

Art Support since 2011. We are supporting The Crack this year.

Hometown: kennewick

Dead Dave's Blacklight Lounge

Dead Dave’s Blacklight Lounge glows every night with a psychedelic interactive space featuring coloring-changing mood lights interacting with trippy blacklight lit banners, glowing bubbles, music, and games. During the hours of 8-10pm, enjoy blackjack or craps with a glass of wine or sparkling water or come during the day to escape the heat under our shade and get to know your neighbors by playing large scale games.

Hometown: Santa Barbara

Dead Hand Path

Dead Hand Path leads to the beginning, or the end, of the world. Focused on existential risk to humanity and the occult, we offer conversations about potential apocali, tarot readings, and adore the Impermanent Robot. Stop by and witness the Fifth Horseman: Artificial Intelligence.

Hometown: Boston

Death Guild Thunderdome

Death Guild Thunderdome’s 20th year. Bring good, sealed whiskey.

Hometown: Oakland


What is your myth of self? Our camp holds up the mirror for self exploration of ones self ideals.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/202606843651104/ Hometown: San Francisco

Decadent Oasis

A glowing multicolored oasis in the dark of night, a windswept grove of white palm trees by day–our magical oasis and sheltered lounge welcome you to dance, play, perform, and chill. Hula hoops, DJ’s, dance parties, and friendly folks all around–in an eco-conscious camp made from mostly reclaimed/reused materials. Stop by for a warm welcome!

URL: http://www.decadentoasis.com Hometown: Oakland


Join DECENTRAL in Anahasana Village to learn more about the Unstoppable Decentralized Revolution that is happening. New tools are empowering communities and individuals to build a new way to live, govern, connect, and exchange with each other. Learn more by joining us at our many talks, in our dome and on the DECENTRAL Stage, and please teach us more about the experiments your communities have undertaken so we can build this new world, together.

URL: http://campdecentral.org Hometown: Ethereum

Deep C

Deep C, a collaboration from Seattle Washington, was conceived to share our love of creating interactive music and light displays with the Burner community. Come join us for karaoke and play on our interactive musical art project!

URL: http://campdeepc.com Hometown: Seattle

Deep Collective

Deep Tea Haus
Yunnan pu’erh. Moroccan rugs. Leipzig techno. Nonlocal psychic phenomena.

Hometown: Berlin

Deep Orbit

This year Deep Orbit is our base for providing support to our art, EI-Robot, which will be performing live art on Playa building 4-foot diameter illuminated steel sculptures in real time.

URL: http://ei-robot.com Hometown: Tucson

Deep Psyche

Deep Psyche is a fun, beautiful, shaded space for Visitors to drop in, grab a snack and cool drink, and give their psyches some reprieve.

Hometown: Santa Fe

Deep Sea Divers

Come take a dive into all levels of your consciousness with the Deep Sea Divers! Play in our 40ft bounce arena, dance, watch mesmerizing psychedelic visuals, or join a cuddle puddle.

Hometown: San Francisco


DeMaTerial once again returns to the playa—our international diaspora of American, Australian, Kiwi, and other burners from across the globe welcomes you to our fantastic dome. Featuring a Bloody Mary bar in the morning, hot, savory, sometimes truffled fries at random times, Licensing Bureau during the day, and the homiest Christmas on the playa (enquire within).

Hometown: San Francisco


Come join in the minty fun at DeMentha. You’ll find music from out DJ line-up, enthusiastically 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. 1-6pm daily.

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


dEOxidized Camp is about creating community no matter where you are – even on the far reaches of the playa. Our camp is comprised of members of an Entrepreneurs Organization along with guests from around the world. Together, we will co-create an unforgettable experience with our community of friends old and new. Come join us every day in the dEOxidized Oasis, our lounge-type chill space featuring a 50′ parachute shade structure, an open bar, live DJs and music. We’ll be hosting talks and classes in the mornings and daily happy hours from 4PM to sunset. Come meet our international crew from across the U.S. and more than a half dozen other countries. We are a diverse group of Burners with much to share and look forward to meeting you!

URL: https://deoxidized.org Hometown: Reno

Dept. of Tethered Aviation (DOTA)

The Department of Tethered Aviation presents the Temple of of Embracing Wind. Come by and explore all things wind and kites.

Hometown: multiple cities


A hitching post for forlorn outlaws and seductive renegades. Begun in 2011 with a dollar and a dream and a bunch of stuff we found at the dump, Desperados has blossomed / decayed into an opulent shantytown, a depraved palace full of freaky desert creatures. Come by, take a load off, have a drink, duel someone, exchange bodily fluids! Lie to yourself about who you are as a person, and make those lies come true!

Hometown: Santa Cruz

Destiny Lounge 3D

Destiny Lounge 3D invites you to enjoy our astounding 3D lounge in Space, completely surrounded by amazing 3D UV artwork! Have your mind completely blown by our incredible artistry, get the best sloppy wet Free Blowjobs available on the playa (all ages, genders, and species welcome!), and have your mind completely twisted by a journey thru space in the amazing Vortex of Destiny!

URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/destinylounge Hometown: Pasadena and Joshua Tree, CA

Deus Ex Detective Agency

The Deus Ex Detective Agency is a theme camp dedicated to bringing the era of hard-boiled 1940’s detective noir to the playa. It is both an artistic space to explore and a dramatic interaction with live characters in our fictional world. We provide ambient experiences and planned events, within our theme area and across Black Rock City.

Hometown: Oakland

Devachan Lounge

Devachan Lounge is a sanctuary for authenticity. We live the 10 principles both on and off the playa and support an environment where everyone can bring their best selves to the community. We have gathered a revolving crew of passionate Burners, always at the ready to help new people acclimate to the Burning Man culture and the challenges of thriving in the Black Rock Desert. This is the true magic of Devachan Lounge. For anyone who finds themselves in our space, the Lounge is a peaceful, revitalizing, and reaffirming oasis. All are welcome.

Hometown: North Bay

Dickstracted Camp

The Dickstracted Camp is and adult-gay oriented camp emphasized on bringing exhibitionism and voyeurism to the playa.

URL: http://dickstractedcamp.tumblr.com/ Hometown: Los Angeles

Dilated Peoples

Experience bliss with our treatment of cucumbers, cool gel masks, mist, massage, and lavender eye pillows. Bathe in a multi-sensory experience by the enchanting powers of the Dilated Peoples.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/dilatedpeeps/ Hometown: San Francisco


DinerTown is a 24-hour 1950s diner with a burner-twist, run by a bunch of loopy Canadians that should never have been let out unsupervised.

Hometown: Whistler

Dirty Beetles

The Dirty Beetles seek to provide an all-inclusive space of positivity and creativity; to welcome strangers and family alike with soundtracks of danceable beats, vibes of love and boogie, and an inviting space where people want to be.

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

Disciples of the Dust

Disciples of the Dust have been bringing art to the playa for 7/10th of a decade. We are a Pacific Northwest based camp. Projects this year include I Robot Weather Plus and I Bouquet.

Hometown: Port Townsend

Disco Deserters

Intergalactic space cowboys who unite under the lights of a disco ball suspended above the jaws of a shark

Hometown: Austin

Disco Fuck Yourself

Disco Fuck Yourself is a camp dedicated to Music, Dance, Self Love, and Self Deconstruction. We will be holding events along this theme including dance parties, fire spin jams, singalongs, and group meditations.

Hometown: Boston


We channel happiness. We cherish all kind of self-expression. Listen to your body and share it with us.
Wanna dance?
Wanna eat?
Wanna sing?
Wanna heal?
Wanna freak out?
Wanna feel?
Come share/dance/feel/act/sing with us putos.

Hometown: IBIZA

Disco Space Shuttle

Join us in the early afternoons to confess your sins and rejuvenate your mind and body with a tasty Bloody Mary. Then join us at night to fly across the Playa on the Disco Space Shuttle.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/discospaceshuttle/ Hometown: San Francisco


Camp DISCOnnect: Come for the Spanks, Dranks, & Pancakes . . . stay for the grooooove.

Hometown: Reno


DISORIENT is an international art collective returning for its 18th consecutive year on playa. DISORIENT is our never-ending pursuit to gift experiences to our worldwide Burner family and Black Rock City.

URL: http://wiki.disorient.info Hometown: New York City


DISTRIKT – Bringing art & beats together – A rambunctious playa day party of vociferous beats from live DJ’s, original art, and luscious blended libations from a shaded bar. Your daytime dance, debaucherous and disorderly, DISTRIKT. You, our guests, are also our performers so BRING IT!

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

DISTRIKT - Bike Battalion

DISTRIKT – Bringing art & beats together – A rambunctious playa day party of vociferous beats from live DJ’s, original art, and luscious blended libations from a shaded bar. Your daytime dance, debaucherous and disorderly, DISTRIKT. You, our guests, are also our performers so BRING IT!

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

Do More Now (Firehouse)

Drop in anytime and share our great views, Mimosa bar, themed parties, art and chill space or just warm up by the fire and watch the fire spinners & pyros go to work.

URL: http://do-more-now.com/ Hometown: Everett

Dome on the Range

Yee-haw! Mozy on down to our saloon’o’sorts for a stoop-stopin’ good time!

Hometown: San Francisco

Down Low Club

Adhering to the tenet that “What happens at Burning Man, stays at Burning Man”, Down Low Club is a discreet, enclosed and air-cooled man-to-man playspace, exclusively for adult men 18+. Open 24/7 all week with special daily events posted online.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DownLowClub/ Hometown: San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles

DPW WaterWorks

Waterworks Customer Service Office

Dr. Carl's Collection of Depts.

Dr. Carl’s Collection of Departments has diversified to bring you a carefully curated selection of participatory options. With a nod to our past we have created a distinctly smaller version of our big, imposing board of stuff for you to find, do or be. Last year’s remote controlled shenanigans will also be available to you the citizens. Should you desire something more thoughtful we are hosting not one but two talks on subjects yet to be divulged. If none of that suits you there’s always beer…from the Dumpster Divebar!

URL: http://www.drcarlscamp.com Hometown: Los Angeles and Portland


Pesky Playa dust packed in those head holes? We can help with that! Our decidedly *non-medical* staff can fix you up with the tools you need to clean your nose and ears. Your throat? Well, that requires an exam, possibly a CAT scan, and perhaps a shot. Most people need a shot.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/649543511880605/ Hometown: Reno

Dr.Baron von Realz, Esq. Sideshow

Burning man will be here before you know it and “Dr. Baron von Realz Esq. most spectacular Steampunk Sideshow of altered reality and debauchery” is back! Our circus of freaks will be up to our shenanigans again. Flaming girls, tattoos, body modifications, piercings, carnies, performers, suicide girls, freaks, geeks and other oddities are welcome.

Our mantra is “Participants become the art and the art is Participation”. If you have ideas for the camp or an event we are all ears. We gift multiple events to the community including aerial acrobats, a fat Tuesday party, game shows, charka clearing, Body painting ect…

We are a group of 18 to 40 year olds from all across the world and thrive on meeting new people from different cultures and we love virgins burners yum.

Dr. Baron von Realz esq.
“More magic less bullshit”
– Dr. Baron von Realz Esq

Hometown: Newark

Draft Punk at the Trash Fence

Like the Legend of the Phoenix, Draft Punk returns to supply ice-cold beer to the denizens Black Rock City.
Bring us your hot, your tired, and your thirsty.
Grab a cold one on the go, or hang out for the day.
Get there early for Baby Huey’s famous cocktails.
SEE the world’s biggest pool table.
Mention this ad and get 50% off!

Hometown: San Diego

DragonCamp CyberArmory

This is a highly participatory workshop where women will learn to make and decorate their own sexy Cyber Armor Bikini to keep, wear, and share on the Playa. dragoncamparmory@gmail.com

Hometown: Orange County


Franchise Freedom support camp. Franchise Freedom is a performative 600 drone light sculpture that will fly over the playa like a flock of birds every night.

Hometown: Amsterdam

Drive-By Theatre

Drive-By Theatre brings you the best classic cinema of yesteryear. At night. And zebra-esque sectional couches. To sit on.

Duck Pond

The Duck Pond is the best dive bar on the Playa. Since 2006! Bring your ID and your cup to enjoy an ice cold drink. Dance to the sounds of our Duck Pond DJs and special guests. Ride the Bucking Duck or enjoy the view from our lifeguard tower.

URL: http://duckpondcamp.org Hometown: San Francisco

dust & stars

pose with our rainbow galaxy wings! join our cult. take or leave something on our gifting tree! join our cult. the robots have won. get anointed with glitter! what’s your name again? join our cult. come warm up by our fire! stare into the flames. swallow the stars before they go out; the endless night is coming. join our cult.

Hometown: los angeles

Dust Circus

The Dust Circus – A Twisted Mix of Entertainment! Real Magic, Dance, and Technology – moves your body and mind. Uncover your robot nature – or find your humanity!

URL: https://www.facebook.com/dustcircus/ Hometown: Santa Clara / Sacramento

Dust Monkeys

The Dust Monkeys’ revolutionary Fauxtobooth is guaranteed to make you smile and will always capture your good side. Don your best duds and come on down to experience the mystical power of fauxtography first hand!

We’ll also be hosting sound baths, yoga classes, partner stretching sessions, and serving gyoza on Thursday. Don’t forget to check out the book for days and times!

Hometown: San Francisco


Nourishing passerby’s, radiating love and serving tea, beats and smiles to ALL. Intimacy and connection amidst the beautiful chaos of the playa. Join us for a Yoga & Brunch event perhaps, and/or stop by and hydrate yourself at our Tea Garden and Tea Lounge.

Hometown: South Lake Tahoe


DUSTFISH believes in the Power and the Glory and the Beauty of LOVE!

URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/108814233980/ Hometown: San Francisco


The Dustopia Collective is a group of makers that work on overlapping projects for Burning Man and beyond.

URL: http://www.dustopia.us Hometown: Gerlach

Dusty Beavers

Directly from the Great White North, land of the maple leaf, comes the sugar shack of your dreams. Yes, a sugar shack on the Playa! Maple taffy on snow. Yes, snow on the Playa, in August. We will make it happen. Join us after dark for a taste of sweetly delicious “tire d’érable sur neige.” The Dusty Beavers are an international group: Canadians, French and Americans.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/TheDustyBeavers/ Hometown: Montreal

Dusty Booty Ranch

An outpost where misfits fit.

URL: http://www.dustybootyranch.com Hometown: Seattle

Dusty Bumm

Trade in your dusty tookus for a warm shot and a cold slap in the face or plow it up with a snowboardski or three, then try your hand at Jenga or Dildo Corn hole while puffin on a hookah! Get that booty bouncin on our Trampolines! Afterwards cuddle up in our oasis puddle, or just relax under hundreds of G-Strings! Face it, out here, there’s no escaping a Dusty Bumm!

URL: https://www.facebook.com/thedustybumm/ Hometown: South Bay Area and Vegas

Dusty Cantina

Dusty Cantina – A little taste of a amazing culture.

Hometown: Mexico City and Los Angeles

Dusty Disco

Our camp this year is inspired by the 2003 movie “The Triplets of Belleville.”

Our installation will center around one scene in particular. In the scene, 4 Tour de France cyclists, abducted by the mafia, are smuggled into an underground gambling ring. Each cyclist is put onto a bike-like machine in front of a crowd of bettors. Each machine drives a miniature statue; the faster the cyclist pedals, the farther the statue goes along the “course”. In the film, whenever a statue falls behind, the cyclist powering him is “taken out back” and you hear a loud bang.

We’ll be recreating this scene. You can ride up, hook up your bike, and see if you can get your horse to the finish line first. Any cyclists that fall behind will be “taken out back” and shot with a water gun.

To the side of the main event, we’ll have a playa dome where cyclists can change into vintage jerseys. We’ll even have an area for anyone who wants to shave their legs like a TRUE CYCLIST.

Hometown: San Francisco

Dusty Frogz

“Tu tires ou tu pointes” – Shooting or Pointing! Come along and play a pétanque game with French burners. As a French camp, drinking is never too far, so come to discover and enjoy French Liquors!

URL: http://www.dustyfrogz.fr Hometown: Montpellier

Dusty Justice

Everybody loves to sue everybody else in the good old U.S. of A! So we here at Camp Dusty Justice are celebrating that practice and bringing an open, slightly impartial, fun venue for Burners of all stripes to get their dusty dirty day in court. Bring your case! You will be heard! Is it your noisy neighbor? (we had one!) Did your best childhood friend make out with your girlfriend? (a real issue from last year) Did a campmate drink your last cold beer? Maybe it was just your turn to drive the art car. Whatever the dispute, our jurist will sort it out. We will hold court three times during the week or if an emergency arises. Join us Monday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon and Friday afternoon from 3-6 for fun, laughs, and some serious judgments and some wicked punishments.

Hometown: Menlo Park

Dusty Mule Saloon and Playground

Dusty Mule Saloon and Playground – Mules, Mimosas, iced tea, playground games, shade and a space for whatever -ation you may have. Come shake you dusty booty with jackasses each day.

URL: https://www.facebook.com/thedustymule Hometown: Everywhere, mostly Denver

Dusty Pineapple

Dusty Pineapple is a tropical oasis for burners looking to connect, share, learn, and celebrate! Come by our camp for yoga, hip-hop Pilates, Tarot reading, outer-space talks, absurd games, and pineapple drinks.

The Dusty Pineapple is home to the “DP”, which ventures out at sunset to the farthest corners of the deep Playa to provide wandering burners the joy of discovering a tiny oasis of light, groovy jams, and camaraderie where it’s least expected. The DP does not disclose their locations in the deep Playa or timing (but if you hang out at camp, we may give you a clue). Rather, we prefer to be that moment you find by chance. We look forward to you stumbling upon us along your journey in BRC or the Deep Playa!

Hometown: Portland

Dusty Rhino Camp

The Dusty Rhino art car is a fire breathing, thumping, mobile party that brings people together through art, fire and electronic music. We provide enthusiastic participants with a unique interactive experience that alters their notions of what is possible.

URL: http://www.dustyrhino.com/ Hometown: Oakland

Dusty Taint

The Dusty Taint Camp was born in the style of a Juke Joint featuring drinking, games, and a welcoming social atmosphere. We are a fun loving, welcoming group of burners with a camp focused on laughs, shenanigans, and getting to know our fellow burners.

URL: http://www.dustytaint.com Hometown: Fort Lauderdale

Dye With Dignity

Burn and Dye! Spin the Wheel of Remorse, drink some cold Texas wine, dye a silk scarf. What could be better?

URL: http://www.dyewithdignity.com Hometown: Fredericksburg