Camp Soft Landing

Providing a comfortable setting for visionary discussion and tea service amongst the mayhem of Black Rock City (2019 location TBA)

$200 and 2 shifts


$200 and 2 shifts


Please only pay camp dues one at a time! This way we can have names, contact, and shift info for every camp member! If you try to pay two sets of camp dues at once, we'll contact you so that we can get all the info we need, but do save us the hassle and just get them one at a time.

Before paying dues, you'll be asked to specify your volunteer shifts. Please sign up for them using the spreadsheets linked in the camp email and in the additional info section here! If you need to change an intended shift, just change your name on the spreadsheet and drop us a line at

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Participation opportunities

The Full Circle Teahouse
Palenque Norte
Community Kitchen
Strike and Unload
Android Oasis
Mayor for the Day

Mayor for the Day: NB: One day as camp mayor counts as three shifts toward your dues cost! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday count as four. In this role, you stick around camp most of the day. You'll be the primary person in charge of the electrical and propane systems (we'll teach you everything you need to know.) Along with the teahouse kitchen crew, you'll ensure that the community kitchen and shower stay clean and organized. You'll answer questions campers might have, receive any fuel or water deliveries scheduled for that day, and other tasks needed for the smooth operation of the camp. You'll also be, as suits your level of experience and comfort, available for helping pod leaders with mediation and dispute resolution. Detailed task descriptions can be found here. Camp mayors work with the camp coordinators.

Android Oasis: The Chill Dome will be designed as a relaxing and refreshing haven from the inhospitable desert on which it is built. We will offer a collection of experiences to rejuvenate weary travelers: there will be a bar with iced tea, refreshing essential oils, mints, and other consumables; a ‘chilling area’ with soft things to relax in like hammocks and inflatable couches; a ‘rejuvenation station’ with full-body buffer massages and “the human icicle experience”; plus enjoyable sound provided by our very own DJ talents, and more! The Chill Dome will also host a party or two some evenings throughout the week.

Palenque Norte: The Palenque Norte Speaker series will run Tuesday-Friday, featuring a variety of illustrious, weird, and insightful speakers from psychedelia, technology, social justice, community building, politics, and other fields. This year we’ll also be featuring music in the evening. Volunteers for Palenque Norte will help with recording and audio/visual tech, and with fluffing and emceeing for the speakers, DJs, and musicians. This is a wonderful opportunity to catch all the speakers on a day you're interested in! Frank leads this project.

The Full Circle Teahouse: NB: The midnight to 6 am tea shift counts as two shifts toward your dues cost! The Full Circle Teahouse offers 24-hour gongfu-inspired tea service Sunday, August 25, through Monday, September 2. Servers share tea and empathy during six-hour shifts. Runners wash cups and teapots, refill jars of herbs and tea, carry water, and tidy.. Detailed info about the teahouse here.

Community Kitchen: Collectively, camp is focused on making Camp Soft Landing's modest amenities as awesome as they can be for all our camp members. The greywater and camp shower attendants will help to ensure that all campers know how to wisely engage with these resources. The kitchen queen will remind people to be tidy and facilitate community interaction in the kitchen and dining areas. Detailed info about the kitchen here.

Strike and Unload: Strike will begin on Sunday, September 1, and will finish with a thorough MOOP sweep in the early afternoon on Tuesday, September 3. Unload will begin in Reno on Tuesday, September 3 and wrap up in Oakland on Thursday, September 5. Helping with the entire strike or unload will get you a refund on your camp dues of up to $100, to be issued after the event. Each single day of strike and unload count as one shift toward your dues.

We need lots of help with gear preparation, infrastructure creation, and administrative management of Camp Soft Landing. We're creating a less centralized, more sustainable admin and leadership structure for Camp Soft Landing, The Full Circle Teahouse, and Palenque Norte. If you'd like to be involved regularly in any or all of these projects, please let us know in what capacity -- large, small, in between, or parts unknown -- and we'll find the right way to fit all the pieces together. Final preparations will commence in Oakland on Saturday, August 18, and continue through loading in Reno until we reach the playa on Monday, August 20. Build will take place in Black Rock City Monday, August 20 through Saturday, August 25.

This year a decentralized team is bringing Camp Soft Landing back to the playa. Your contributions to pre-playa preparations matter more than ever, and we're excited to engage as many camp members as possible in making Camp Soft Landing a sustainable community-based gift to Black Rock City.

If you're interested to help with load or build, please email


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