People Seeking Camps 2022

Theme camps and villages are the interactive core of Burning Man. This is the place to announce and discuss camp and village plans for Burning Man 2022.
Post Reply
User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 17025
Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:54 pm
Burning Since: 2004
Camp Name: Brainy Bar
Location: Las Vegas

People Seeking Camps 2022

Post by trilobyte » Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:19 pm

For those who are new to the community and not sure how to proceed, I strongly suggest that you take the initiative and try to find your own camp. We all understand that getting to Burning Man, especially in that very first year, can be really hard. When you read about Burning Man and the Ten Principles, one of them is radical self reliance. Sure, there are lots of ways to read or interpret that, but in a nutshell you will call upon yourself to figure out a lot of ridiculous stuff ("the rainbow tutu, or the bee costume?") and do more than you might have ever thought you could. You might have already hit that milestone - but out of all the crazy stuff you have to figure out for Burning Man, figuring out your camp isn't that hard. You have three basic options:
  1. You can camp by yourself! You all by yourself, or you and your group of however many friends, can go camping and survive and have a great Burning Man experience. Thousands of burners do just that every year, and they have an amazing burn.
  2. You can start your own camp! It doesn't have to be a theme camp, or your theme could be any shared interest ("Naked Margarita Camp" is just one of a billion ideas to choose from). Sure, some camps work all year to build their stuff, but you can come up with an idea in no time and invite other like-minded people to join you.
  3. You can join somebody else's camp! The best reason to join another camp is because 'holy crap they sound awesome and I want to be a part of that!' but you may also have reservations about doing #1 or #2. If it's your first time out there, one of the best ways to learn about doing things is to join another camp and get involved and learn from them...or any number of other totally valid reasons. So don't feel bad about having a strong desire to be part of a larger group.
If you're looking at joining a camp, there are two main ways to go about it. The radically self reliant approach would be to take a look at the camps out there and find something that resonates with you, and then reach out to that group. You're going to find information about camps in two main places. First is the message board you're on right now... ePlaya. Early in the season the pickings may seem pretty slim, but as camps start to figure out what they're planning for 2022 they'll start posting about it. Look through the threads, and if something jumps out at you as cool, exciting, or fun... then post a reply. Or better yet, click on the PM button next to the thread starter's message to send them a private message. At this late stage of the game, many camps and camp leaders aren't checking the boards that regularly, so sending a private message to express your interest sends them a notification, an typically gets a faster response. The other place to find a list of camps is the partial list of 2019 theme camps. It has a list of all the camps who filled out placement questionnaires and chose to make their information public. Holy crap, that list is huge, and it's exhaustive to read it all, but it's also a lot of fun to see what people build and bring to Burning Man. Sometime in May/June a similar list will likely be posted for the 2022 event, but last year's list can be a good place to start. Find something interesting, then fire up an internet search engine and find that camp. Many have web sites or Facebook pages or some kind of internet presence. If you don't see something, they may have either disbanded (it has been a couple years now), or they're not recruiting for new members anyways - but if you can find them you can reach out to ask. Tell them how you discovered them, and why you're interested and ask if they're planning to return in 2022 and would be willing to consider having you join. Speaking personally as a person who organizes a camp, a camp leader is more likely to be moved by someone with a genuine interest rather than a generic post.

Failing the above, yeah you can post a 'Seeking Camp' post, but to some it suggest that you may be lacking in initiative or radical self reliance... which is probably not your intention. It is understandable though - you may be new, or your plans may have fallen through, or it all just seems too overwhelming. Take a moment, maybe even two, a couple deep breaths, and go. You can do this.

Mod Note: anyone feeling the need to post their own plea in hopes of a camp seeking them out and adopting them... should post it here. Camps that would like to respond to posters in this board should do so by using the private message or email button under the poster's name - don't post camp adverts or responses here as they will be removed.

Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:06 pm
Burning Since: 2016

10 Burners from Mexico seeking a Camp to contribute to

Post by ElectraC » Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:16 pm

Hello we are 10 burners from Mexico seeking home with a great camp that maybe has some space for us at BM 2022!? We have burned in Afrikaburn and several other regional burns and are coming in hot from CDMX to burn hard September 1 to 4. We have lots to contribute, happy to share about each of us; we bring what we need and more, with plenty to share! We will be flying in then driving from Reno. Please reach out to Electra!

Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:42 pm
Burning Since: 2011

2 Cool Cats looking for camp

Post by rappy7 » Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:53 pm

Hi folks. A longtime burner (me) and a newbie friend of mine are looking for a cool camp! Something that involves an element of performance would be neat.

The wrinkle is we totally struck out on tickets, so hopefully you have some extras from the Steward Sale.

This is your sign that we're super cool and should be in your camp!

Please send me a private message if you have openings. Thanks.

User avatar
Posts: 5634
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:09 pm
Burning Since: 2007
Camp Name: Baby fell in the Bucket
Location: Reno

Re: 10 Burners from Mexico seeking a Camp to contribute to

Post by Elorrum » Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:15 pm

Welcome! Best of luck to you! Arriving Thursday? You are going to be missing some big contributing time, I think. Ten? You are a camp!
”On second thought, Let’s not go to Camelot. It’s a silly place.”
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches. - Robert Frost

Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2022 10:23 am
Burning Since: 2014

Theme camps that accept virgin burners?

Post by ofdustandgold » Sat Apr 09, 2022 1:29 pm

Oh hi there! I’m not sure if this is the appropriate place for this question: but I was wondering if anyone had any insight about theme camps that are accepting new camp members/accept virgin burners? I have done a decent amount of research and reaching out, but it seems like a lot of camps are not currently accepting newbies. It will be my fourth burn and my friend’s first (we are both highly enthusiastic and hard-working ladies and both already have tickets), and we are hoping to join a kickass crew to co-create with and contribute to! Any input would be much appreciated 🙂

Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:28 am

Burner Pilot Seeks Theme Camp

Post by coastalflyer » Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:08 pm

13-time burner and BRC airport volunteer looking for a theme camp. I've gifted scenic flights to dozens of burners over the years and helped out at the airport. Could offer a flight in to one or two camp mates from Truckee airport (45 minute flight) and can also make a mid-week trip back to get supplies or fresh produce.

Posts: 1
Joined: Mon May 09, 2022 4:25 pm
Burning Since: 2012

Re: People Seeking Camps 2022

Post by dhamlam8 » Mon May 09, 2022 4:31 pm

Hello lovely people!
We are 2 multilingual burners who would like to find a camp to be a part of, to contribute to, and to spread amazing energy with this year. Where can I find a site/listing of the 2022 theme camp names? A brief description would be awesome too. (Any info really. I already checked out the Camp Listings Archive)
Thanks in advance :D

User avatar
Posts: 23
Joined: Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:17 pm
Burning Since: 2017
Camp Name: Twisted Swan Celtic Pub

Twisted Swan Pub Seeks Geeky Campers.

Post by Sporkster » Fri May 13, 2022 6:12 pm

The Twisted Swan Celtic Pub and Temple of Baccus, a long-established camp, has space for a couple of geeky folks.

We provide libations (historically within the 8:15/E area ) for BRC. We also host geeky/costume theme nights, and tabletop gaming has been known to break out.

If you are looking for a Ren Faire vibe, D&D nerds, the island of misfit toys, or just a laid-back place to set up camp, we may be looking for you, too!

Our modest camp dues are used to support the camp's offering to BRC (libations, grey water for sanitation, etc), and we offer a meal-sharing plan with our host village, Poly Paradise.

If interested, register at our FB page:

Posts: 2
Joined: Thu May 19, 2022 6:32 am
Burning Since: 2022

Re: People Seeking Camps 2022

Post by Lollipops » Thu May 19, 2022 7:07 am

Hi BM family,

We are a couple from the UK seeking a camp to take us under their wing!

We don't drink alcohol but aren't averse to it. (Looking for a camp that's not TOTALLY wild :P )

We love to live consciously.

We hold Cacao ceremonies here in England and would be more than happy to contribute this to the space.

We are virgin burners looking for some like minded souls to make this experience super special.

Beaming love

Holly & Olly xxx

Post Reply

Return to “Camps & Villages”