Do you show up with just a tent and cooler and rough it solo? or do you join a group of experienced burners who will welcome you into a camp with all sorts of facilities.
Remember that the only facilities provided to the public at Burning Man are Porta Potties, roads, and Ice ...and you have to buy the ice. Everything else is up to you!
Unless of course you have a group of fellow burners to help lighten the load !!!df
PLACEMENT: First off you will know where you'll be living and sleeping weeks before you arrive on playa, so you can tell your friends and also begin planning your adventures.
SHADE: You get to enjoy our bountiful common area shade! 36'x 40'x 9', (that's two side by side 20'x 36' BRC shade structures, one for dance floor and bar area, and one for relaxing and playing our games) Total that's 1,500 sq ft of shade. please note you will be camping in a desert climate, we recommend personal shade in addition to your tent, for ideas and FAQ click here
KITCHEN: We set up an area to prepare your food (tables to cut, wash, cook etc) and area to sit with camp mates and enjoy your meal. (we do not provide communal meals, merely the facilities...stove, pots, gas etc) but please understand communal meals do happen organically and you are more than welcome to organize a group meal if you so desire.
SHOWERS: We will build camp-use solar-heated shower enclosure on a platform with proper greywater dispersion system. (BYOWater)
LIGHTS: We will have ambient lighting around camp and inside structures to light the dark. (and a Burn Barrel to keep warm at night)
MUSIC: We will have music set-up and we do plan a few parties during the week, but we are not a large-scale sound camp, just enough for some small dance parties and a good time.
COMMUNITY: We are a group of friends from all over the world, and we have new people joining our camp every year, so there will be lots of new faces. (Don't worry, you're not the only one coming solo)
GAMES: We set-up a few giant games like garbage-can sized Beirut (beer-pong), huge custom Jenga game, and Twister but we also have tons of more relaxed games with cards and dice and such. (we encourage you to bring any of your own as well)
EVENTS: We host various events as a group throughout the week, like our Mobile Pop-up bar, a couple different Parties, naked Bacon cook-off, and we try to make it as a group to watch the Man Burn. We post these happenings in the What Where When guide as well as on our event schedule in front of camp.
NEXT YEAR: This year you make friends and get more situated in camp, next year you don't have to hunt around, you already have a great home and an awesome playa family.
What is Expected From EVERY Participant In PlayaNauts Camp:
Leave the DRAMA and EGO at home before coming to the playa, living for a week plus in the desert is trying enough already on many levels, if you have a conflict or issue, come to one of the camp leads for assistance.
ASK QUESTIONS, WE ARE NOT (all) SNARKY VETS! (Did you know that 2015 is the last year of burning man?) finally and quite possibly the most important, EVERY member of PlayaNauts will be expected to... PARTICIPATE!
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart. (right from the 10 Principles) THIS ALL SOUNDS GREAT SIGN ME UP!!! (click the man to continue)