Is there a fee to join a CAMP?

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Is there a fee to join a CAMP?

Postby mrandMisBehavin » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:47 pm

We're first time burners and don't have a camp yet.

We've seen lots of theme camps listed but dont know how to find one that's right for us.

How do you join a camp and is there a fee to join!!

Do we wait till we're invited to a few and pick the one that suits our style?

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Postby ragabashpup » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:51 pm

Well you could always camp by yourselves.
If you do get invited to a theme camp some do have camp dues and others don't. These come in a variety of different amounts depending on what the camp does and what your dues pay for.
So it will be different on a camp by camp basis.
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Postby dragonpilot » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:48 pm

I'm sure you realize that you can't just show up and expect to be welcomed in to any theme camp you please, except if you're a buxom blond, brunette, or redheaded chick with a half-way decent physique...otherwise, start the process of scrolling thru the listed camps, narrowing it down to a few that sound like a fit.

Contact the camp's point of contact and sell yourself...what you bring to the table. All of the camps have space/peep limitations. Some have already max'd out their rosters, some are still looking for camp mates. Some charge hefty camp dues, some nothing. Some have huge time/work commitments, some nothing at all...and there's everything in between.

Suggestion: This is your first year. Since you need to arrive fully equipped with all your food, water, and shelter anyway, just set up your camp on your own. Wander around enjoying the sights and sounds. Drop in to a few of the theme camps and get a first hand sense of who they are and what they're about.

Theme camps are not the end all/be all. When you get to BRC, you'll more than likely end up in the best possible place, meet the greatest people, and have the best experience of your life...just let it happen...

But don't come unprepared...the playa is a harsh mistress...read the Survival Guide many times and heed it's tips and warnings.
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Postby Captain Goddammit » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:39 pm

Everyone's first year is their "discovery year". Go, find out what it's like, meet some friends and see who you'd like to camp with. If you end up hanging with a bunch you fall in with and get along especially well with, make plans to camp with them next year. You can't really figure that out on the 'net, that's like internet dating. It's possible to hook up, but you really haven't a clue who the hell you're setting yourself up with.
So just go. You don't have to be in a theme camp.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:08 am

Just exactly what is "your style"? Make it easy on the rest of us. ;)

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Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:12 am

Psychic Hotline Camp?

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Postby Dustdevil » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:39 am

I think you will find that fees vary widely. I have stayed in camps that charged $50 per head and offered little more than electricity and a spot to set up. Other camps have a base fee and then you add if you wish to be part of the meal plan. The camp I stay in now charges $10/ vehicle / per day if you are on the power grid and $5 per group / per day if you are not on the grid. The fees cover the cost of fuel for the generator. We have no kitchen. Everyone in our camp is expected to contribute something. Load in, set up, strike, etc. We are interactive during the day so we ask that some time is spent running our activities.
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