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Camp Nomadia – A Burning Man Theme Camp for Nomads, Vagabonds & Travelers

As many of you know, we journey to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert every year to participate in Burning Man.

What Is Burning Man: Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever.

This year Burning Man runs from Aug 30 – Sept 6, and the art theme is “Metropolis: The Life of Cities“.

For the past two years, we’ve organized Camp Nomadia, a theme camp specifically for full time travelers (past, present, and future) to come together.

Last year, we had 70 like minds camped with us – it was *incredible*.

We’ve just started organizing efforts to put the camp together again for 2010 – and invite you to consider camping with us if you’re planning to attend Burning Man this year.

Clicking the graphic below will take you to our information page about the camp where you can find out more:

Camp Nomadia goes Regional

Nothing on earth (really!) compares to Burning Man itself, but the distance, cost, time commitment, overwhelming size, and extreme desert environment make the main event an epic journey that may beyond reach for some. Fortunately, there are now regional burns happening all over the country, and around the world.

For those who would like to get a taste of burner culture, we’d like to additionally extend an invitation to join us in creating Camp Nomadia at some of the regional Burns that we’re lining up to attend this year.

These events tend to be 3 or 4 nights long, and have only a few hundred folks at each. Regionals are like a single block of Black Rock City, and much less overwhelming.

The events we’re aiming to hit this year are:

  • Interfuse – Kansas City area – April 29 – May 2
  • Flipside – Austin, TX – May 27 – 31
  • Gateway Burn – St. Louis / Central Missouri – June 10 – 13
  • Lakes of Fire – Lacota, MI – June 24 – 27

The only one we’re 100% certain to be attending at this point is the Gateway Burn – as we just recently joined the planning staff of this event, having had such a great experience last year. This is a smaller regional burn with some really fabulous people who happen to LOVE us nomadic types. In fact, they loved us so much that they’re specifically aiming to be the first Nomad Certified Regional Event.

What does that mean? Well – in response to Kiki’s protest last year, they’ve decided to exempt us full time travelers from the usual “no pets rule”.  Kiki is excited to become a burner kitty this summer!  And, they have an easy electronic ticket system that doesn’t require a mailing address or making a commitment more than a week prior to attend.

We are hoping to lure as many nomads as we can to converge with us at the Gateway Burn this summer. With its low price (aprox $30), central location, great people, and RV friendly grounds – we feel that this is a great “Burning Man Lite” experience for those not ready or able to dive into the main event.

If you are at all interested, please consider joining us! We also keep a calendar with all the regional US Burning Man events we’ve discovered, as well as other events we’re considering.

Cherie has been been a location independent software developer since 1994. When she met Chris in 2006, she was at the exact right time in her life to hit the road and combine wanderlust with career. She strives to live a life of conscious intent while embracing serendipity.

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  1. How cool! I can’t believe we’re going to be in Mexico and miss out on a burn in our own home town of Austin. Maybe next year! If you need a place to camp in Austin, though, we have a lot of space.

    • That would be awesome, Carmen! Right now we’re planning to be in Austin sometime in March or April. Possibly in time for SXSW.. but for sure for the NuRVers rally happening (other younger full time nomadic RVers) in late April. Austin is my hometown.. and always looking for cool temporary neighbors while we visit :) Will you be around at all this spring?

    • Awesome to make new friends.. I think our common friend is Karen? Exciting to watch her embark on her new adventure.

      Let us know if you make it to Burning Man this year – would be great to meet.. such as shame that it conflicts with Photoshop World this year tho.

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