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(Proceeds from purchases go towards bringing our camp to/from Burning Man and in making the best interactive experience we can for our visitors and camp members, every year.)

2018 Camp Perks

Why be a member of our camp? If you haven’t already noticed, we are bad-ass. We strive to uphold the 10 Principles of Burning Man and make it fun with our offbeat, post-apocalyptic, Tank Girl shenanigans. But be forewarned, being a member of our camp DOES NOT give you the right to any special treatment or services. We are NOT a turnkey camp.

Below is a list of said camp perks for 2018:

  • Camp welcome swag bag: patch, lip balm, dog tag, stickers, etc.
  • One communal meal a day (with veg and non-veg options) + 2 breakfast meals
  • Covered common area with seating, tables, lights
  • Beer or mixed drinks daily
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Power grid (at the discretion of Camp Command/availability)
  • Camp ice (at the discretion of Camp Command/availability)
  • Professional camp photographs (available for download)
  • Close knit family attitude

Questions? Contact Us.

Medic/Task Master

No. of positions available: One

Job Brief:

Be on call to administer medication, wound care, and numerous other personalized interventions in the event of an emergency to camp members and visitors. Make informed, critical decisions about needed actions through hands-on care of patients.


  • Keep a physical and digital list of emergency contacts of camp members and their allergies or medications
  • The facilitation, manning, and preservation of the camp first aid kit before and during Burning Man
  • Provide physical support for minor issues such as sprains, dehydration, medication, CPR, cuts, bruises, scrapes, etc. and stabilize patients until paramedics arrive for major issues such as lacerations, implements, 3rd/4th degree burns, etc.
  • Provide emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual support as needed
  • Be available through walkie talkie and cell/text (pending service availability)
  • In charge of posting the physical Camp Roster & Services (provided by Admin)
  • Assist with handing out welcome packets (provided by Admin)
  • Responsible for making sure members and volunteers show up to their assigned tasks


  • Registered nurse for hospital or outpatient facility with at least 3 years experience
  • Solid communication skills, emotional stability, physical endurance, problem solving skills and attention to detail
  • Must be available for EA (Early Arrival) or LD (Late Departure)


  • Camp donation/dues reduced to $150
  • Direct Group Sales ticket (based on availability)
  • Personalized uniform/vest with patches
  • Being a part of a bada$$ camp


Playa Name (if applicable):
Skype ID (if available):
Date/Time that best suits you for an interview (Select a date at least 1 day out. We will do our best to accommodate):*
Which position are you applying for?*
What are your qualifications? Please explain in detail.*
Please provide any examples of your work (jpg, jpeg, gif, doc, docx, xls, xlsx files must be 2MB or less):
If elected for this officer post, and invited to return, are you available and willing to apply for subsequent years?*
If you selected No or Unsure, please explain your reasoning.

This One Time at Burning Man, by Justin Brown

“I acknowledge and fully understand that as a participant, I will be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury, including permanent disability and death, property loss and severe social and economic losses.”

My first year attending Burningman was 2001. I hadn’t heard a lot about the event at the time, other than it was a big art festival with fire. Being an avid survival camper most of my life it was easy for my then girlfriend to convince me to go. Art? I like art… Fire? I really like fire… I know how to camp in the desert, let’s go! So we set off with two of our friends, not knowing really what we had gotten into. (The whole trip was a whirlwind adventure, way too much to get into here.)

Fast forward to waiting in the gate line. As soon as we got through the gate, we stopped at the first spot we saw to make camp (around 7 & I) not knowing how much space the event covered or how incredible everything was. After setting up camp, we made friends with our neighbors, a nice group of British kids (also on their first year) who brought their entire living room including the telephone and London phone book. This kept us at camp all day, and at sunset we decided to go out and explore. As we got deeper into the city, the sensory overload began to set in.

With so many amazing things going on at once it was hard to process it all without feeling dazed and amped up on adrenaline at the same time. This feeling stayed with me all week, slowly building as the days went on.

One day around three or four, I was wandering through the playa at night when I saw in the distance what I call “The Flaming Tetherball.” This mechanical contraption has a tetherball, on fire, that automatically wraps itself around a pole, and then unwraps itself to do the whole sequence all over again. By this late in the week, I had been stumbling around with childlike wonderment, fascinated by everything I came across.

Not thinking, I made a bee-line to the swinging fireball, determined to figure out how it works. As it was dark, I couldn’t make out the mechanics of the contraption and how it winds itself around the pole. So I get really close to get a better look. Just as I start to make out the armature I hear a click. My approach was in time with the start of another wind up cycle and here comes a flaming tetherball towards me, right at head level. I remember thinking, “This is why they mentioned possible death” as the tetherball closed the distance to my face.

Thankfully I have decent amateur ninja skills to rely on and avoided, at the very least, burning my right eyebrow off. My acrobatics thoroughly impressed my friends and my girlfriend, who all thought I was going to catch myself on fire and require some sort of medical attention. I have seen that piece on the playa many of the other years I have attended, and I appreciate the lesson it taught me about not letting my excitement level outweigh my level of caution.

Leave No Trace Agreement

All members are required to complete the LNT agreement, each year.

Please take the time to read carefully and sign in the appropriated boxes.

1. As member of Camp Lip Bomb, I promise to:

  • Practice the 5 R’s: Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore, and Respect
  • Keep our camp clean before, during and after the event
  • Adopt all principles and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man
  • Do what is necessary to protect and restore the Black Rock Desert
  • Identify potential problems and issues that may arise
  • Create a strategy or plan for Leaving No Trace
  • Educate all camp members about minimizing our impact on the playa
1. I promise to adopt all principles and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man.*

2. Chain of command:

  • 2018 LNT Officers: Claudine Weiler & Geny Schaefer

Overview: The above team will help plan our purchases, what we bring to the playa, and encourage us to reuse, recycle, reduce and restore our materials. They will assist to make sure all of our stuff will get to BRC and home again. The team will keep our camp clean and fun before, during and after the event and delegate and enlist help when it is needed.

  • They will be responsible for cleanup and trash management in our camp, including activities and parties we host. They will make sure that our gray water does not impact the playa. They will see that all camp members understand and agree with the policies and practices of Leave No Trace at Burning Man.
  • They will oversee daily tasks and will have a plan in place when we get ready to leave. When it’s time to break down and sweep our camp for every last trace, the LNT Officer will make sure EVERYTHING left goes with us.
  • They will encourage our participation in community line sweeps and restoration with our neighbors and DPW.

Commander(s), Vice Commander(s) and Strike Officer(s), will oversee our camp breakdown and cleanup.

2. I understand the chain of command, and who I need to report to for LNT and cleanup.*

3. Rules BEFORE the event:

  • We will read the BM Survival Guide and LNT tips
  • We will discuss & encourage other members to adhere to this plan
  • We will plan the assembly and take down of our structures/decorations and tape the edges of our carpets
  • We will inventory vehicle space so we can pack out everything, PLUS one extra bag of waste/recycling at departure
  • We will take the packaging off of just about everything and stock up on reusable products and containers
  • We will shop for simple finger foods and prepare meals in advance to reduce waste
  • We will bring no glass, cheap trinkets, small feathers, and anything that might get left on the playa
3. I understand what I need to do before coming to Burning Man.*

4. Rules DURING the event:

  • We will check in/around our camp daily
  • We will clean as we go, realizing that any trash or MOOP (matter out of place) can blow away or be buried at any moment
  • We will keep our recyclables, burnables, and non-burnables clearly separated for easy disposal
  • We will recycle our aluminum, either on-site or back home
  • We will have special cleanup crews for any high traffic activities we host and take care of any trash left by guests, invited or otherwise
  • We won’t leave trash in or around the port-o-potties
  • We won't dispose of wet wipes of any kind in the port-o-potties
  • We won’t light fires on bare ground or dig pits, leaving scars. If we must burn, we’ll use a public burn barrel or burn platform
  • We will burn only clean untreated wood or paper (nothing synthetic) and follow the safety guidelines for fires and burn scar prevention
  • We won’t dig large holes or trenches
  • We will keep all items tied or weighted down, and leave papers at home
  • We will not dump any gray or black water on the playa
  • We will not dump anything, including large furniture, bicycles, etc. and return said items in good condition if borrowed or rented
  • We will carry a personal bag/container for MOOP and cigarette butts as we travel on the playa
  • When deemed necessary, we will educate other members, visitors and BRC residents through example and cordial communication
4. I understand what I need to do during Burning Man. *

5. Rules AT DEPARTURE/AFTER the event:

  • We will put aside time and have designated volunteers for the final cleanup
  • We will take all trash in sealed containers to a landfill and recyclables to a recycle center at home
  • After cleaning our camp, all members will devote at least two hours to the general city cleanup (e.g. trash fence, local port-o-potties, café, etc)
  • We will leave extra space in every vehicle on the way to the desert, knowing that repacking will inevitably take up more space and ensure that no items can detach during the ride home
  • We will pack out everything, including any un-evaporated gray water and scum
  • We will take 2 extra bags of waste/recycling from the camps general disposal
  • We won’t put trash in or around the port-o-potties
  • We will help out our neighbors and fellow citizens
  • We agree to an inspection by the LNT officer of our living structure/area for MOOP. If found satisfactory, our cleaning deposit will be returned in the form of a check.
  • We understand that we may forfeit our cleaning deposit if we leave earlier than agreed
5. I understand what I need to do before I depart from Burning Man.*

6. Be good neighbors:

  • We will encourage our guests to bring their own beverage containers
  • We will help out our neighbors
  • We will adopt the space around our camp, making sure that it stays clean
  • We will help careless or forgetful campers
6. Sign:*

7. HOW:

  • Design our camp in a way that is easy to keep clean:
    We have a designated kitchen area where recycling and trash bags will be displayed for camp-wide use. Tarps are laid down in our public chill space. A bike/walking path cuts through the camp to encourage a main route that is easy to de-moop.
  • Select materials and decorations for our camp that lessen waste and are recyclable or reusable
  • Re-use decorations from year-to-year and donate any leftover, usable wood to Burners Without Borders
  • Pack necessary tools and supplies
  • Create a detailed plan for the breakdown/cleanup of our camp, accounting for every board, stake, and scrap
  • We always bring adequate materials/tools for the removal of stakes
  • Last remaining campers, or those staying until Monday will perform a final sweep of the area to ensure nothing is left behind
  • Plan for extra cleanup and trash generated by activities and parties at our camp
  • The LNT Officer and a sub volunteer teams are responsible for the camp's general trash and recycling receptacles
  • Have a plan for proper evaporation or disposal of our gray water, including containers to haul out what’s left:
    Our kitchen crew brings containers for the collection of used cooking oil and grease. Any water that has not evaporated is hauled out in used water containers that are saved during the event strictly for this purpose
  • Plan enough space and storage in our vehicles for trash/grey water hauling:
    Every vehicle is required to haul out at least 2 bags of garbage or recycling materials
  • We have forums and teleconferences with camp members before the event as well as an at-event orientation to explain the camp rules and the Burning Man philosophy
  • Our LNT plan will be posted on our website
  • Our Kitchen Managers are responsible for providing secured trash separation stations with labeled, heavy duty garbage bags for trash, glass and recyclables
  • Glass is brought to Recycle Camp
7. I understand how I can follow the principles of LNT.*

8. What to bring for camp operations:

  • Separate, sealed containers for recyclables, burnables, and non-burnables
  • Bins with proper signage and tags
  • Reusable dinnerware and utensils, including a portable beverage container and coffee cup for the Café
  • A spray bottle and wipes to clean said portable utensils, cups and dinnerware that will help conserve water
  • A large water container for camp water supplies (no small containers)
  • 5-gallon bucket and painter’s mesh for wet kitchen scraps
  • Containers for gray water disposal
  • Containers for smokers’ butts
  • Tarps or other floor covering to ‘catch’ any items that drop
8. I know what I need to bring for LNT purposes.*

9. What to bring for camp breakdown, clean-up & restoration:

  • Big whisk broom and push brooms
  • Flat blade shovel for burn scars or dune MOOP
  • Large landscape rake and smaller rakes for sweeping through dust piles
  • Stiff long handled broom for breaking up dunes
  • Rope and string for tying loose stuff down
  • Small spare bags for collecting trash as we wander
  • Heavy duty trash bags: more than we think we’ll need
  • Reusable work gloves
  • Long-handled sledgehammer for compacting 5-gallon buckets and driving stakes
  • Vise grips for removing stakes and rebar
  • Directions and hours of landfills and RV water dump stations
  • Magnets or magnet sweepers to remove every last nails, staples, scrap of metal
  • Vehicles and/or trailers to haul everything out
9. Sign:*

10. Packing out & site restoration:

  • We will take away everything we brought with us plus a few things we didn’t know we’d have
  • Our restoration team will use cones on the outside of our camp’s border to define our boundaries, break up any dunes that formed around vehicles or structures, then divide up our area and begin line sweeps
  • If we don’t have enough folks on our team to form one line across the site, we will break our space up into smaller areas and have each restoration volunteer de-Moop their area
  • We will pick up all wood chips, broken glass, plastic debris, metal debris, fire works and plant material
  • We complete restoration of any hot spots (micro-MOOP collections), or burn scars
  • We will try to give a helping hand to our neighbors
10. Sign:*
FINAL DISCLOSURE: I have you read and understand the above plan. I will stand with my fellow camp mates & citizens of Black Rock City in this effort.*
Playa Name (if applicable):
Any questions or comments about our plan?