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Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:59 pm
by gobucks2073
Looking forward to my first burn this year.Would love to connect with fellow Christian burners.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:24 pm
by Captain Goddammit
Now I've seen it all...

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:48 pm
by Mountain Bobby
And here I though it would be nice to see a Young Republican's camp!

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:00 pm
by EGAZ
How about a Libertarian camp.... 8)

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:03 am
by Mountain Bobby
But I am not a librarian! :(

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:24 am
by VultureChow
I am unaware of a specifically christian theme camp. There used to be a jewish one, and I'm guessing you would find a number of buddhist ones.

But if you can, I think you should absolutely start one. It can be something as simple as you and 3 friends. After all, what could be more of a "Radical Ritual" than to have Wednesday night bible study on the playa.

Have you read the Christianity Today article on Burning Man? I thought it was fascinating and very respectful of the culture of the event:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/201 ... g-man.html

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:37 am
by Ratty
Fuck C.T. In my day people knocked on your door Inviting you to join them in prayer. This stupid organization, (Christianity Today), let me read half the article then cut me off. I can see the rest only if I subscribe. It's not really an effective marketing ploy when there is a milk-toast lifestyle being peddled. Welp. Fire and brimstone for me. For the sake of a nail, the battle was lost.

Anybody want to loan me their credit card number. To save my soul. Literally.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:47 am
by MrFortuna
Ratty wrote:Anybody want to loan me their credit card number. To save my soul. Literally.
Original full length copy off archive.org. No paywall.

https://web-beta.archive.org/web/201208 ... paging=off

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:05 am
by Ratty
Well I'll be go to hell. Thanks.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:25 am
by gobucks2073
Great article....ty for the link.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:33 am
by VultureChow
gobucks2073 wrote:Great article....ty for the link.
NP. You might try reaching out to the author. Even if there's not a specific camp this year, he might have some other contacts for you.

One thing about burners, a personal message for help or advice or even just thanks for their work, and most will be there with advice, help, invitations etc.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:39 am
by Joeln
While not specifically Christian, perhaps Anonymous Village...
www.burnanon.org

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:51 am
by some seeing eye
There are about 1000 placed camps and the rest are unplaced. Some of the placed ones from last year are here: http://burningman.org/culture/history/b ... eme-camps/. Just reading the descriptions is entertaining!

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:07 am
by Chowski
There are a few camps you should check out - while they are not exclusively "Christian", you might find what you are looking for:

Camp Beaverton - a sacred space for wayward girls seeking redemption in Christ
The Downlow Club - where every morning is spent down low praying for forgiveness
BloAsis Village - dedicated to blowing away Satan's stranglehold on today's youth
Comfort and Joy - a fun and UP camp which is more about celebrating God's goodness - kind of like your high school church group

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:24 am
by TT120
Chowski wrote:There are a few camps you should check out - while they are not exclusively "Christian", you might find what you are looking for:

Camp Beaverton - a sacred space for wayward girls seeking redemption in Christ
The Downlow Club - where every morning is spent down low praying for forgiveness
BloAsis Village - dedicated to blowing away Satan's stranglehold on today's youth
Comfort and Joy - a fun and UP camp which is more about celebrating God's goodness - kind of like your high school church group
:shock: :lol: :shock: :mrgreen: Jesus Chowski.....That was.....Just ...ummmm.....I don't even Know what to say to that....LOLOLOL

Fuckin awesome! I love burners.....

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:13 pm
by EGAZ
Agreed! Chowski FTW!!! :mrgreen:

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:06 pm
by Token
If you bring the Eucharist to BDC & Wine Bistro ... You have all the tools for Communion.

I'd seriously consider returning if someone pulls off a christian naked tiki bar with daily services.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:24 pm
by bigbluedoggy
Chowski wrote:There are a few camps you should check out - while they are not exclusively "Christian", you might find what you are looking for:

Camp Beaverton - a sacred space for wayward girls seeking redemption in Christ
The Downlow Club - where every morning is spent down low praying for forgiveness
BloAsis Village - dedicated to blowing away Satan's stranglehold on today's youth
Comfort and Joy - a fun and UP camp which is more about celebrating God's goodness - kind of like your high school church group

I just snorted a good helping of ice tea out my nose. Thank you so much! :lol:

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:57 am
by Corvus
TT120 wrote:
Chowski wrote:There are a few camps you should check out - while they are not exclusively "Christian", you might find what you are looking for:

Camp Beaverton - a sacred space for wayward girls seeking redemption in Christ
The Downlow Club - where every morning is spent down low praying for forgiveness
BloAsis Village - dedicated to blowing away Satan's stranglehold on today's youth
Comfort and Joy - a fun and UP camp which is more about celebrating God's goodness - kind of like your high school church group
:shock: :lol: :shock: :mrgreen: Jesus Chowski.....That was.....Just ...ummmm.....I don't even Know what to say to that....LOLOLOL

Fuckin awesome! I love burners.....
Ahem.

Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

I, for one, am willing to give anyone the benefit of the doubt until they turn out to meet my prejudiced expectations.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:43 am
by Chowski
ahem.

Radical Self-expression

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others.

Everybody is welcome to participate, and everyone is entitled to the same treatment!

My gift to the Christian Community....

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:03 am
by ygmir
I'm sure you can find many like minded folks.
It'll take some work, probably, in that folks tend to enjoy dissing your religion, and so Christian folks probably tend to keep a lower profile.
You might check any spiritual camp you can find. I'd bet they'll know of others, and can direct you. Well, I'd hope they'd direct you.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:55 am
by Token
Or you could take off the comfy old slippers and walk in the shoes of folks who don't share the same beliefs.

Isn't that part of the ride?

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:44 am
by VultureChow
Token wrote:Or you could take off the comfy old slippers and walk in the shoes of folks who don't share the same beliefs.

Isn't that part of the ride?
Seriously?

Since when do we tell people with a genuine interest to not bring their interest to Burning Man? (besides DJs)

And frankly, attending an event where more people probably believe in the healing power of crystals than the world's largest religion, is already walking in the shoes of others. No one tells the drummers not to drum circle together. No one says, hey poly people, why are you so close-minded you have to camp with PolyParadise. The literal structure of our city is based on people with similar goals and interests camping together.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:53 am
by Token
VultureChow wrote:
Token wrote:Or you could take off the comfy old slippers and walk in the shoes of folks who don't share the same beliefs.

Isn't that part of the ride?
Seriously.
100%

You are doing it wrong. Guaranteed.

Of my 10 years on playa I've only once camped with like-minded folks.

You are so selling yourself short.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:58 am
by VultureChow
Token wrote:
You are doing it wrong. Guaranteed.

Of my 10 years on playa I've only once camped with like-minded folks.

You are so selling yourself short.
I thought i detected a bit of a double standard when it came to the OPs interest. If it was not intended, my apologies.

That said, if my camp mates suddenly decide we're a healing crystal camp, I'm burning it the fuck down.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:03 am
by Token
VultureChow wrote:
Token wrote:
You are doing it wrong. Guaranteed.

Of my 10 years on playa I've only once camped with like-minded folks.

You are so selling yourself short.
I thought i detected a bit of a double standard when it came to the OPs interest. If it was not intended, my apologies.

That said, if my camp mates suddenly decide we're a healing crystal camp, I'm burning it the fuck down.
I'm just curious if this is someone's sock playing the long game on some culture jamming cacophony style.

If it is, hat-tip to Chowski

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:50 am
by maladroit
You might want to camp with United Site Services. They seem pretty Christian based on how much they say "Jesus" in the blue rooms.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:53 am
by Dr. Pyro
VultureChow wrote: That said, if my camp mates suddenly decide we're a healing crystal camp, I'm burning it the fuck down.
I'll be there to help. And no we don't need any useless goyim either.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:17 pm
by VultureChow
Dr. Pyro wrote: And no we don't need any useless goyim either.
I don't know. A shabbos goy might be welcome come Saturday.

Re: Newbie looking for Christian camp

Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:34 pm
by Chowski
Righteous Bible Study on Wednesday. Midnight at the Trash fence. See ya there!