What is a Theme Camp?

A common thing you will see and hear around the burn community is “Theme Camp,” which is basically the temporary residence or project of a group of people sharing or creating a common theme.

Some camps provide services, activities, a nice place to hang out for a while, an amazing experience, some cool art, radical performance art, or just about anything. From camps offering a free massage, a good cup of coffee, or a lesson in poi spinning, there are few limits and creativity and originality are welcomed. Some camps are mind-boggling presentations and experiences while others can be simply a group of friends who wish to live together temporarily or share common ideas. Seriously, just about anything goes.

Most theme camps will also have private or semi-private spaces for household activities like cooking, eating dinner, sleeping, etc. Members of a theme camp will often keep their individual tents in camp or nearby but not necessarily. With the right mix of people it can be very fun, but it is also a lot of hard work. If you participate in a theme camp, be prepared to help build it, donate materials or food, cook a meal, wash dishes, manage a shift doing something, or otherwise help out.

Theme Camps for Ignite! 2017

Theme camps for 2017 will be announced shortly. However, all theme camps will follow the general color code system below.

Parental Warning Color Codes:
Green: all-ages friendly! Wristbands on participants age 0-18
Yellow: essentially PG-13. Participants are adults, but not drinking-age adults
Red: there be adult-oriented activities here, 21+

Parents, when you get onsite and have forgotten everything you just read, don’t panic. Every theme camp will have a sign with their name on it. The color code will also be present on this sign. In addition, a Spark Scout logo will be present for those theme camps that are affiliated.

Feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions regarding theme camps.

Keep and eye on the website, Facebook, and newsletter for upcoming announcements.