Every Camp Member is Responsible for:
Planning and Preparing for all of your needs.
Radical Self-Reliance doesn't change because you're a part of a theme camp. If anything your responsibility is GREATER. We're working together to do something special and to enjoy shared fun. Have a plan - for everything. Your water, food, shelter, waste and health are your responsibility. If you're collaborating with this camp then you must mean what you say and partner with responsible people. Be responsible to understand how the camp works, how our collaborative systems work and what your contribution is. Begin by reading the Burning Man Survival Guide. Read it TWICE if this is your first time !
Burning Man can be confused for a festival - but there are no spectators in our camp. We all contribute and the experiences are richer because of it. Communal Effort means everyone works. Things require cleaning, lifting, moving and repairing. This whole experiment works best when we collaborate to be amazing citizens that show up - not just to consume - but to participate.
Subscribe to Voodoo Lounge email newsletter, to the Jack Rabbit Speaks Burning Man newsletter. Read the Survival Guide. Read through, and interact with, our Slack discussion threads on topics spanning water supply, shelters and transportation. Our camp leaders spend 100's of hours preparing through the year. Take 100 minutes and comprehend this information so you can be a good fellow burner.
Assume Full Responsibility.
By participating in Burning Man you acknowledge that you are assuming the risk of serious injury or death. It's up to you to make sure this doesn't happen. Carry water with you at all times. Be careful when getting on and off vehicles. Wear lighting at night so that nothing runs into you in the dark. Show good sense and restraint when consuming alcohol or other substances.
Our camp council members and leaders work hard to continue our camp's Comfy Cozy Voodoo traditions at Black Rock City. But our leaders are only the bones. Each camp member brings our camp to life and finds ways to make Comfy Cozy Voodoo Lounge the best it can be.
If you could leave our camp midweek - and not be missed - then you're doing it wrong.
If someone is carrying something heavy, lend a hand. If there are dishes that need to be washed, wash them. If a trash bin is overflowing, ask one of your leaders how to deal with it and then take care of it. If you spot something potentially dangerous, like exposed rebar or a loose gas valve, find a way to secure it and let someone know about it. BE a participant. Spectators and consumers suck away the magic of Burning Man.
Pay Your Dues.
Dues of $380 are due to Comfy Cozy Voodoo Lounge on June 6 and should be paid to our Finance Lead, Jackie Dufour. Dues increase by $20 on July 7 and then an additional $20 on August 8. Message us if money is a problem - please don't just say you're going to be a part of this community and then go dark on us. Sometimes speaking up is a good way to start solving your own money problem.
“I suppose the biggest reason is the people themselves. I had finally found a group that I felt so naturally in line with. I had also found a place where decency was the currency, not money; a place where hard work was sexy; a place that challenged your worth and where justice was governed by honor. I had found people whose thoughts didn’t live in boxes, and whose minds weren’t merely highways for other people’s ideas to ride upon.” ~Coyote, when asked why he keeps coming back to volunteer at Burning Man each year.