2018 TC Speed Dating

The Name of your Camp?What type?Placed?Base City (Cities)What is your camp schtick? Keep it short.Link to your campAuthorized poster: Your NameYour email and phone number and any notes you think I need.
Mudskippers Urban Decay CafeTheme CampYSan FranciscoFucking amazing fruit smoothie cafe, and a Whitney Houston party that is Playa famous.https://www.mudskippercafe.comYeswesleyburns16@gmail.com, 3522815038
The Love BubbleTheme CampYSan FranciscoA safe haven for Human Connectionhttps://www.lovebubble.camp/Karen Jeffrey(415-450-7554) kjjeffrey@gmail.com
Gender BlenderTheme CampYSF Bay AreaWe create safe space for Trans/Genderqueers identities and host/promote gender affirming/explorative eventshttps://www.genderblenders.org/Cyndi Veecyndi@genderblenders.org 626-975-8425
Buspatch Black Rock CityJust a group of peopleYOakland, CAWe bring a slice of off-grid vehicle dwelling community from the bay area to BRC.https://www.facebook.com/groups/buspatchbrc/Sparrsparr0@gmail.com 615-495-8127 http://buspatch.com
Gobi Heaven Armor Camp/Beijing Burner ClubTheme CampPending Application (Only if never placed before)East BayWe serve Mongolian Milk TeaTBDYeschenjay@gmail.com, 650-580-6651
8-bit BunnyTheme CampYSF, East Bay, SLCWe run an amazing sauna with a fun bar.www.8-bitbunny.comDavid Singerdavid@ramaboo.com
Burning GlobeTheme CampYBerkeley, CAInteractive Shakespeare. https://www.facebook.com/groups/556296087862378/about/yeslisaanneporter@yahoo.com, 510-316-0397
Monkey Bar Theme CampYBay AreaTea Service and an art carhttp://www.landofmonkey.comScott4155959027
The Love BubbleTheme CampYSan FranciscoWe are a safe haven for human connectionlovebubble.campKaren Jeffrey (Ginja) and Lisa Ann Caparra (Cinnamon Girl)kjjeffrey@gmail.com, 415-450-7554
SextantTheme CampNOakland Sextant gifts Black rock City citizens with the hazards of high voltage, high altitude, high velocity and high alcohol content. You are welcome to play with the musical 32ft tall Tesla Coil, enjoy drinks up at v?nderbar - our bar in the sky, then continue to ascent the 52ft Tower for an incredible view, and ride the Zipline to your next adventure!www.facebook.com/sextantcamp/Martina Bucciantoniomartinabucciantonio@gmail.com, 510-520-7568 It's very likely that one of my Sextant member, Dylan Hogan, will do the presentation (I will attend the entire event)
Playa Bike RepairTheme CampYSan FranciscoWe offer free on-playa emergency bike repair www.PlayaBikeRepair.comLoren GellerLoren@PlayaBikeRepair.com
Astro CatsTheme CampYSan Francisco, CAWe serve daytime cocktails, nighttime sake. We have aerial performance and workshop. We have interactive games. We have space for fire jamming, Cyr Wheel. We have workshop and practice of Capoiera. We will serve tea too.https://www.facebook.com/groups/Astrocats.2014/Lancelot Kaomeisterkao@gmail.com

The Monkey in Monkey Bar

Why Monkeys? Why this? I feel this camp is finally hitting it’s point of maturity where it is ready to go into the next phase of its reality. We were Sun Guardians for 5 years. That was a camp that provided the playa with a Hindu Temple (Psuedo) with devotion to honoring the Hindu gods that we featured every year. There was meaning behind each one like Ganesha’s fun nature and reminder that we can over come barriers in our lives. Like Hanuman’s playful and devoted nature (loyalty to so important to me),  and then in 2017 we featured Kali Maa at a curious time. She is the goddess of death and destruction, but also life and renewal. It was not my intention to end Sun Guardians but it became the right time to do it.

Sun Guardians felt heavy. It was very serious and it was part of my journey about learning to run a successful Theme Camp. Success in the fact that we were able to bring this thing to Burning Man and keep people alive and safe. My goal was to create something everyone could stand in front of and be proud of. That learning experience was fraught with wins and losses. I found such joy with my camp mates and so blessed especially with the people that took on leadership roles in camp. I also failed some people and those were definitely the hardest lessons out of the whole thing.

Through this journey I learned a lot. I learned to listen and be a little more patient. I learned to pull back and get another point of view. The voices that have been there to lead me off the ledge have been profoundly appreciated. I do not have to be an authoritarian to make a camp successful. My personal fears and anxiety does not need to lead me through this process.

So here comes Monkey Bar. This camp is now designed to be more light and fun. Monkeys are cute and fun. Monkeys live in Troops and are very connected to each other. They frolic, play, and yet contribute to the community as a whole. In 2017 I took Wednesday off from camp and ate a piece of candy that apparently had a lot of something on it that made the following 12 hours quite the adventure. In the course of the I saw a manifestation of Hanuman AND the Monkey King that gave me a huge sense of peace and safety. So I want to share that with other people.

Monkey Bar will serve Tea and sass during posted time slots. We will welcome people to our air conditioned bar. Based on the theme of the evening there will be challenges with trivia or jokes from bar tenders. All in good fun!

Monkey Car is an art car that will carry the theme of the camp into the playa for adventures that not only serves the camp but the community as well.

We are eliminating the yoga and meditation classes in camp as it seems there are a lot of resources already on playa from other camps with great programs.

If this camp appeals to you then fill out our application form and be prepared to pay the $500 Camp Fee. There is another obligation coming into the camp, which includes the production of 1 meal for the camp that be as complicated or simple as you want, but have to meet some standards for what a meal is. We have 2 meals a day with a complete meal program provided by campers.

Why $500 camp fee? This is not a cheap endeavor to make a theme camp and keep all the resources for the year. Storage alone if about $3000/year and just getting the basic to Burning Man is about $12000. For 30 people that comes to about $15000 which should cover the budget. Any extra funds will go toward Monkey Car. Many established and well functioning camps have the same budget out there.

With all sincerity I hope that you see the value of this camp and will want to be a part of this amazing magic. Thank you!

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