In 2008 we had an idea: A Burning Man theme camp for nomads… a camp that would take the ‘Welcome Home!’ greeting to a new level. A neighborhood of folks who would attend Burning Man as part of their normal traveling lifestyle, and not as a break from fixed life in one location.
Camp Nomadia was born! The vision was to camp and interact with other cool nomadic spirits, share stories, resources, share our passion for our chosen lifestyles, inspire, learn and make connections for future rendezvouses.
2014 Update: Camp Nomadia is no more. We’ve personally not been to Burning Man since 2011, and the core of the camp that carried it on has moved on to other things. It’s all good… should we return to the playa in the future, who knows.
Interested in Camp Nomadia? Here’s the scoop…
The intentions behind Camp Nomadia are:
Community through radical self-reliance. As many nomads travel with their home set-up and are used to being self-sufficient, Camp Nomadia itself does not have any infrastructure – no showers, no kitchen, no central trash, no water, etc. We nomads generally don’t have the resources to store and transport enough for an entire camp. We believe that community can be built without relaying on each other for our basic responsibilities on the playa. We sometimes crowdsource a central shade structure by linking whatever individuals have together.
No camp fees. With no infrastructure to support, we have no camp fees.
Interactivity. We want to create a space where nomads can share their passions with each other and the playa. Perhaps we’ll host a couple workshops and nomadic happy hours. Bring your ideas, and let’s create this together!
Simplicity & Drama-free. By bringing together folks who are self-reliant year round, we intend to work together to create our home on the playa by minimizing the infrastructure and pre-planning.
We welcome current nomads, future nomads, former nomads, wanna be nomads, part time nomads, domestic nomads, international nomads, technomads, digital nomads, lowtechnomads, photonomads, RVing nomads, hitchhiking nomads, land nomads, bicycling nomads, running nomads, walking nomads, amtrekkers, backpackers, flashpackers, vagabonds, NuRVers, water nomads, folks who want to host nomads or folks who just want to be around nomads (yes, bring your non-nomadic friends too!). Burning Man veterans and virgins alike!