@ Burning Man

What is a Theme Camp?

Building a theme camp at Burning Man—a gift to our entire community—is hard work. We are always looking for like-minded individuals to help co-create the next great experience.

Every year, Entheos opens its doors to new people who want to contribute to making an amazing camp for the whole community. We look for people who are interesting, innovative, industrious, and radically self-reliant. We also hold space in our camp open every year for International Burners and First-time Burners.

What makes a difference is the willingness to pull together and work hard to help out and create something that entertains and delights, regardless of whether it’s clear blue skies outside or there’s a tornado bearing down on the camp.

We’re here to have fun, contribute, celebrate and play.

Our diverse and highly entertaining camp members come from all over the world and from many professional disciplines—art, entertainment, aviation, design, academia, data analytics and visualization, healthcare, information technology, consulting, engineering, construction, and logistics, just to name a few. We’re represented by all sides of the political and socioeconomic spectrum, and we’re generally work-hard, play-hard people. We agree to follow the Golden Rule and to treat each other with respect, which is earned by hard work, communication, cooperation, mutual support, and constant willingness to show a sense of humor, even in the face of adversity.

If you're looking for a camp to maybe pay some dues, maybe work a shift or two, have someone set everything up for you, and have someone clean up after you, WE ARE NOT THAT CAMP. If you want others to take care of you, serve you meals, and offer turn-down service with mints on your pillows at night, there are camps that offer that level of service starting at around $5,000 per person. If you want an old school Burning Man adventure and are willing to contribute to be a part of offering something to your camp members, your neighborhood, and the participants of the event around you, keep reading.

It takes a lot of time and money to design, transport, build, operate, and clean up after a theme camp, and Entheos is no exception. Basic camp contributions only cover a portion of costs; the rest is made up from generous donations by members and friends of the camp.

If you are interested in participating with Entheos we would like to hear from you.

What is Entheos @ Burning Man

Entheos (ἔνθεος, as it is written in Greek) is a word which means, literally, “the god within.” It is the root of the English word “enthusiasm” and is, we believe, at the heart of the Burning Man principle of Immediacy.

The Burning Man Organization describes the principle of Immediacy as follows:

"Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.”

By entheos we are not referencing a religion, faith or creed, rather we are pointing to a recognition of your personal divinity and to the divinity of others, that you are a creative being and that we are collaboratively creative in community with one another. This idea is the guiding light of our Burning Man theme camp, where together we build an interactive space of creativity (ritual, music, dance, art, fire, food and shamanic ceremony) where others may discover and contribute their own ἔνθεος.

Navigate the pages of Entheos @ Burning Man to learn more about how you can participate as a camp member with Entheos.