2006 THEME CAMPS & VILLAGES
New Amsterdam Village
In 1625, the colony of New Amsterdam on Manhattan Island was founded by the Dutch, who took as settlers anyone they thought could perform the necessary work to make the colony a successful enterprise. In 2006, the Village of New Amsterdam was founded by three drunken theme camp leaders willing to take on anyone they thought could perform the necessary work to bring a new village to Burning Man. The result is a hodgepodge of gnomes (Gnome Camp), aliens (Alien Underground and the Hot Alien Lounge), craftswomen (Atelier Rusette), lovers (Smoochdome) and big evil corporate executives (The Big Evil Corporation, Inc.), all thriving symbiotically in the nexus of the past and the future.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Contact: klingrap (at) gmail (dot) com
Nexus: A place to party. The spot to get your groove on, and then come back to later, and then realize that you probably shouldn't have left in the first place. It's on this year, we're dialing it in, turning it up, bringing the noise, and of course blowing it up nonstop. Beats and freaks that will put a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. Santa Francruz knows hows to party, so come join us won't you? We'd love to have you. Side stage talent show performances booked daily, email kawonkawon(at)yahoo.com or stop by the camp for details.
Hometown: Farmington Hills, MI
Contact: trev10dan (at) hotmail (dot) com
Play therapy for your Fears. Hope abounds as you bounce yourself or a volleyball. Join us to play ourselves into a healthful future.
Hometown: Martinez, CA
Contact: stromsmo (at) pacbell (dot) net
No Drama Camp
Got a drama that you need to drop? Come toss out your old emotional baggage, write it down, act it out and relate to the other dramas in our front yard. Come by No Drama camp and leave it all behind. Anyone entering the actual camp will be required to pass the drama free inspection process.
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Contact: serious (at) burningman (dot) com
Camp Nose Fish returns in 2006 with visual delights and mind-expanding experiences including the MEZ Interactive Video Screen, the Visual Hope Dome with its huge, blacklight-lit ball-in-maze puzzle, voting for hopes that resonate, and an interactive "Flying Spaghetti Monster" art exhibit.
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Contact: hoco (at) timefold (dot) com
NucFam - the Nuclear Family
Black Rock City's favorite dysfunctional family is back in 2006! Come sit a spell with us in the "Family Room" to unwind from the chaos of the playa and tell us your stories. If you are lucky, you may see the Fam Fatales spinning, hooping or eating fire. Nuc Fam will also be the landing zone for the infamous "Random Bistro" mutant vehicle. If you wish to board the Bistro, you will need to speak with the Mai'tre de and participate in a random game. Will you dare spin the ball of destiny and risk your fate to Fear or Hope? Do you have the moxy to tempt the "Vision Quest roulette" and let playa magic guide your journey? The Bistro serves up destiny and desire, not stinking cheese and frivilous cocktails! NucFam welcomes old friends (and camps) while always looking for new freaks to amuse us. This is not you typical family reunion.
Hometown: Culver City, CA
Contact: realcoburn (at) comcast (dot) net