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
We’re not Doctors.
Looking for a rich full day? Come to the least disciplined military unit on the playa.
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. Our new tea house offers a moment of calm in the wilds of Black Rock.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happy Hour.URL: https://www.facebook.com/mash4207rosiesbar/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Salem
Silicon Village is a gathering of theme camps which offer great activities, tasty vittles, and cold (hopefully) beverages to the thirsty and hungry and those in need to entertainment. We have everything from a climbing wall to mutant vehicles which go on deep playa art tours, to pizza and adult beverages at our 21 and over bar and everything (except out bar) is kid-friendly.URL: http://siliconvillageburners.org Contact: email@example.com Hometown: San Jose
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Oakland
Machine Yearning: Why is humans?
Our goal to foster a dialogue about the interface between humans, machines, and the decisions that they make. Members of the camp embody our Deep Yearning algorithm, a parafictional state-of-the-art smart assistant that creates personalized experiences for our visitors.Hometown: Cambridge
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 the best cookies for everyone on the playa. Dough-n’t you think cookies are a sweet way to treat people? We’re a group of Mad Batters with civic responsibility, ready to bake the world into a better place. Mad Batter will be serving cookies MWF in the afternoon around sunset, targeting the sweet time spot, just around snack time.Hometown: San Francisco
Major Tom's Flying Circus
Join Major Tom’s Flying Circus to experience Black Rock City from the air in one of our microlight 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
Manifest DustinyHometown: Reno
Mansonian Institute 4 Urban Study
The Mansonian Institute 4 Urban Studies celebrates and teaches Burningman history through large graphic informational banners and take-offs of each year’s theme with data going back to the first event. Stop by and ask us questions about Burningman history, get some swag and daily events. See our Museum of Burningman Artifacts or artful facts?! It’s got to be seen to be believed, or not. Tubatron, the Flaming Tuba Guy, may be firing up also! Tuesday at 1:00 PM there will by Burningman T-shirt transfers – bring a blank t-shirt and leave with a Burningman t-shirt! There will be two Talks – Wednesday at 5:30 by Will Chase , former Communication Director for Burningman (Jack Rabbit Starts) and Thursday at 5:30 by Nora Adkinson, Curator Renwick Gallery Exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum “No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man”. Come and learn about Burningman and ask questions/get answers.Hometown: San Francisco
Come visit the Martyville Neighborhood Café and enjoy a beverage of our choice to help you take on the day. We serve coffee in the morning and rosé in the afternoons — all to the smooth sounds of ’70s easy listening and 80’s yacht rock. This is our truest form of radical self-expression.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 Contact: email@example.com Hometown: Bay Area
Maximal Viable Pyramid
Maximal Viable Pyramid is a new camp dedicated to the appreciation of the most perfect shape in 3-dimensional space (pyramids).
Serving mead on playa for 8 burns, our selection is inspirational and ponderous. Have you never tried mead, an alcoholic honey beverage? Come over! We’ve been waiting for you! Into bees and want to chat about the many facets of their abundance, come on in!Hometown: Salt Lake City
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
Meow Now provides mirror-based interactive art installations, interactive photo-cut-outs, and interactive sound experiences using immersive bass.Hometown: Denver
Metric Duck Ton
Cold brew / spanking exchange accompanies kinetic artworks.Hometown: Daly City
Michigangsters of Detroit:(B)RC
What Up, Doe?
Straight from the Motor City! Bringing all that is great about the Great Lake State to the Playa! Come make the scene with a Michigangster lean!
MIDNIGHT POUTINE = French fries + Cheese Curds + Gravy: all this served at Midnight! Poutine is THE ultimate food for late nights to create “a damn mess” that goes down hot and settles even the most vexed stomach.
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 the misfit in you.
Miki Beach is your place to find an oasis in the desert. With beach, breezy vibes that combine Miami and Cuban flavors with a dash of NYC eccentricity, our goal is to welcome you in from the playa, provide luscious amounts of amazing house music, sensual delights, and the warmest, most welcoming vibes possible.URL: https://www.mikimaumusic.com Hometown: Miami & NYC
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!URL: http://www.milkandhoney.camp/ Hometown: Oakland
Still up from last night? looking for some entertainment? Do you like champagne showers? Come stop by everyone’s favorite neighborhood morning bar to celebrate the birth of a new day and spin the wheel at the Mimosa Bar to win a prize and enjoy a mimosa. Come share your epic tales from the night with a group of fun people and positive vibes. The Mimosa Sunrise show never disappointsURL: http://mimosasunrise.org/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Santa Cruz, California
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 responsive light shows.URL: https://campmindshark.com/ 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. We’ve got the best daily tuned piano on the Playa.
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, Acoustic Jam, Drumming Circle, Swing lessons, an iRobot dance and an iRobot themed art show.
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/dancers welcome!
PS: We also have a large selection of legitimate “menstrual cramp” supplies if you have a urgent need.
At Mirage Garage we are excited to offer programming that entertains and stimulates, while simultaneously offering a refuge where the community can come together to rehydrate, reconnect and rejuvenate! Come play with our kinetic sculptures on wheels, get stimulated by our daily speaker series, get washed, lubed, and henna tatooed, get bathed in sound in our Gamelatron tent, dance to our dj’s nightly, our desert oasis overflows with iced water 24 hrs/day, and we live to serve you.URL: https://www.facebook.com/psycloneloveswhensquiddiessheikdjibouti/ Hometown: New York City
Miso! (formerly Miso Horny)
Hot miso soup and sake by night, fresh insight into sex positivity and expression by day.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 folks from San Francisco, Reno, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, New York, Seattle, Portland, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and beyond. 2017 will be our 15th 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 2018 shenanigans… we’re going to be turning things up a notch for our 15th Anniversary!URL: http://www.missioncountryclub.com Contact: email@example.com Hometown: San Francisco
Find Sutro Tower and then come draw on our mural, have an ice coffee, a PBR-tini, and all the Mission hipster irony and sarcasm you can take. Enjoy our burritos on Wednesday and ice coffee every day!Hometown: San Francisco
Mo's Mini Martini + Erotica Camp
Come to Mo’s for the coldest martinis and the hottest erotica on the playa. Our Bedouin tent is a mecca for people watching and tasteful conversation and our book of erotica written by you,you sexy burner, will heat you up while that martini cools you down. Limit 13(martinis not stories).Hometown: Santa Cruz
Our shaded bar/chill space offers welcome respite and comfort for the dusty and thirsty. Home made beer, mead and cocktails on tap. Cribbage, box hockey and more games available. Random events include: haiku for a brew, dark bar, (poon)tang mimosas, robe party, etc.Hometown: Tacoma
Monkey Bar: In the Land of Monkey
Monkey Bar in the Land of Monkey was inspired from music. We offer an amazing tea bar serving boba and milk teas daily! We have fun activities and participation games. This year we come with an art car called: Monkey Car.URL: http://www.landofmonkey.com Hometown: Bay Area
Monkey Business is an Anti-Social club established in 1999. This group is a place for monkeys to discuss Monkey Business stuff. People associated with Monkey Business generally refer to themselves as Monkeys. Being a Monkey means you are a free human being, capable of handling yourself and the consequences of your actions.Hometown: Washington DC
Monkey Pirate Pirate Monkeys
If you need bacon in your belly or a hammock in the shade, 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 play adventure.URL: https://www.facebook.com/MonkeyPiratePirateMonkeys/ Hometown: Boise, Seattle, San Diego
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!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 – 2017 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 Camp
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: Washington DC/Baltimore
Mos Eisley Village
“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
Camp MOSAICHometown: Los Angeles
SPECTRA: The Prism of Perpetual Enlightenment…She can move cosmic matter separating the frequency of white light into a spectrum of colors. Experience the playa within a sacred universal symbol from the ancient future that radiates positivity, acceptance and love.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Hometown: Santa Rosa
Colorado meets the desert. You meet fun.Hometown: Durango
This is our 6th year as a theme camp.Home of Babba’s East hydration cart for the deep playa and other Burner interactions.Drop by and chat.All Welcome.
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: San Francisco
We see the bottom of the muffin as a missed opportunity for glory, a place where tenderness is revealed and true colors shine. Let the Wheel of Destiny, our signature dish, show you the light inside your subconscious, as we delight you with an experience you won’t soon forget.Hometown: San Francisco
Mutant Bison Wranglers
Basically I’m an old ranch truck masquerading as a rusty crustacean wearing a giant bison skull on my back, the way a hermit crab inhabits the shell of another creature. The top of my skull has been cut off, however, and is suspended between the horns about 8′ off the ground – and you are my brain.URL: http://www.skull-on-wheels.com Hometown: Jackson Hole
My Monkey, My Circus
Come one, come ALL! Awaken your inner flow artist! Self expression in the kinetic form! Renown Flow Masters! Sages with wisdom of health! Thinkers and Tinkers! YOU!
Take a class, teach a class. Watch a show, show n’ tell! Experience the core principals like never before!
My Reply Is Yes
My Reply Is Yes celebrates organic human intelligence and honors our millenia-long search for advice, guidance and wisdom. Rather than using artificial intelligence to dictate our interests and suggest our next move, My Reply Is Yes allows burners to reveal their own desires, and set their itinerary for the next 7 days or 7 minutes. We do this with an oversized Ouija Board, a giant Magic 8-Ball, a wise Zoltar booth ready to grant any wish, and a burner-centric Tarot Card reading station. All your questions will be answered, and it may be you providing the answers!Hometown: San Francisco
At the Mycodelic Forest the magic of mushrooms 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: Nevada City
Participants are invited (or dared) to enter through our apocalyptic transportation tunnel where they will be treated to video screens, audio loops, artifacts relaying the downfall of mankind, and the start of something new. Once through the tunnel, guests enter a swanky, otherworldly Piano Lounge and speakeasy.
The lounge features a Robotic Piano that will play any song requested. Come take a turn at the ivories themselves, or test your luck at the Burner Friendly casino tables: (s)Craps, Poker, and Roulette. The games mimic their real world counterparts with an emphasis on gifting and a few unusual additions.URL: http://www.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://mystopia.camp Hometown: San Francisco
From Deep within the Valhalla mountains of BC Canada
MythMaker merges the ancient arts of storytelling & theatre with the dramatic skills of the circus arts creating a
multidisciplinary art experience, delving into the mystical, magical and profound. Performances include theatre, music, dance and ceremonies, including the dynamic circus arts of fire spinning, acrobatics, aerials and stilt walking.
Their multi-dimensional performances strive to
integrate a new cultural mythology through ritualistic performance art inspiring a new dream, which empowers the individual and community to co-create a sustainable future for all life.