Camping With Us

Want to camp with us?

Hey there, welcome to Illumination Village! Our little community is made up of a bunch of small theme camps, and we’re always happy to have volunteers help out with art shifts on the playa. It’s a great way for us to get to know you and see which camp and vibe might be the best fit for you.

We like to keep things organic around here and let our community grow naturally from within. So if you’re looking to join us, we generally prefer to connect with folks we know or who come recommended by one of our Ill-Ville veterans. That said, we’re always open to meeting new people and seeing what kind of magic we can create together

image courtesy of Caroline “Mills” Miller
Applying for a  theme campin the village:
  • Adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man.
  • Join an established Illumination Village camp from the previous year as an approved sub-camp.
  • Have a minimum of 5 members signed up for your theme camp.
  • Your camp must offer interactive space and/or artwork.
  • Submit the necessary documentation and obtain approval from the Village Council members.
  • Fulfill any applicable dues and fees.
  • Ensure members of your camp are actively participating in Village planning and discussions.
  • Join the event on the Playa.
  • Contribute to the community in a positive and meaningful way.
  • Leave no trace behind when the event is over.

We are all about ART!