You want to join our camp for Burning Man: Metamorphosis 2019. The process is basically simple and your job is immediacy and participation. We know everyone cannot be engaged as much as others, but we need people committed to seeing us through.
- Read about the camp and what the expectations are to be a part of it
- Take inventory of the benefits of joining this camp
- Apply using the form <linked here>
- Meet / Interview with people from camp for approval
- You will have 30 days to get in or get out…
- Join the private Facebook Group and meet your fellow campers (link provided after contacted by a camp lead)
- Help with projects and work days as they come up
- Join fellow campers for social gatherings
- Sign up for volunteer roles, meals, and camp shifts
- Will you be part of the setup team?
- Everyone will help with strike. We strike starting Saturday afternoon/evening
Be prepared… our camp offers a lot to you and our community on the playa.
Welcome to the Land of Monkey. This theme camp came into being in 2013 as Sun Guardians, which lasted for 5 years. Then in 2018 we tried something different by opening Monkey Bar and changing our offerings to Black Rock City. So, from 2013 to 2017 we were a camp that primarily offered yoga and meditation while offering a tea service alongside of it all. In 2018 we tried making a tea bar our whole operation.
Our camp has traditionally attracted typically amazing people from all over the spectrum and the world. We are usually connected to the Queerborhood which is the unofficial LGBTQ part of Burning Man in the 7:30 sector and have a high proportion of the camp identified as same. It is absolutely vital that all participants feel safe in camp and people honor boundaries and always keep a watchful eye for each other and our neighbors.
We have a complete meal strategy/plan, shower, shaded camping for most tenters, and a power system. You will be expected to be a part of setup OR breakdown, plus assist in camp with volunteer roles and a meal prep through the week. Everyone in camp is expected to be engaged and helping so all the work does not fall on a few people alone. There are some exceptions for BRC Rangers or anyone else with full-time or other related duties in service to the event.
Leadership for 2019
We have, in the past, relied on top-down leadership with Scott (Toaster) being lead of camp for 6 years. We have had some super and amazing co-leads who have been with us for a couple years at a time and moved on to other camps. Matt was the latest who really stepped up and helped run things. Thankfully Sam, Ray and Knot-O made for great leaders in the past.
2019 means we have to change things. We spread out responsibility and make more people stakeholders in the camp and that means we can relax more and have more fun as well as making sure camp delivers what it promises to its campers AND our guests.
We will need people in camp capable of following through. Since we are reducing camp size for Metamorphosis it will fall on more people to be forward thinking and be present when camp needs have to be met. Everyone deserves to make the most out of their burn and not left on a few to carry the weight of the camp.
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