JOIN UP – Opulent Chill
JOIN UP 2017-08-01T00:04:36+00:00

Opulent Chill is a theme camp created by a participatory group of friends and creators who welcome others to join us to provide a sanctuary  for performance art, music, dance, yoga and Chill connections at Burning Man. 

Just about anyone is welcome to join as long as you’re able to pay various options of camp dues and can meet our other 4 requirements.
They are being:

1.) nice
2.) conscientious
3.) are there to help in some form bring the camp vision to fruition
4.) don’t bring drama / can handle your shit at Burning Man.

 Sound reasonable?   We thought so.

 3 Levels of Member Options

1. Creators (This tier now full)

Camp Creators help us plan, build and take down the camp.  You’ll come to camp meetings and work days (for Bay Area folks), help with set up on playa from your arrival day till we’re done with set up, take a hosting shift during the week on one of our nights we’re open to the public, and commit to helping with Strike on Sunday.  Early Arrival is an option only for Camp Creators, and we want you and need you to pull this off!   Dues level is lowest for the creators!

  2. Participating

 
Participating Members have no obligation to come to pre-playa work days (but we’ll ask), will still come to a Camp wide meeting(s) (for Bay Area folks), and on playa have no responsibility to help set up, so works best for those that can’t make it to BM ’till Monday or later.  You will take a hosting shift during the week on one of our nights we’re open to the public, and commit to helping with Strike on Sunday.  Camp dues level is higher than Creators, lower than Supporters, and we want you and need you to pull this off!

3. Supporters

Camp Supporters will still come to a Camp wide meeting(s) (for Bay Area folks).  On playa, you’d have no responsibility to help with Set up, Strike, nor are obligated to take a Hosting Shift, (though we’ll ask).   Dues level is highest, and we want you and need you to pull this off!

 

 For all these options there are more details which we’ll share and answer at the point it becomes relevant.

What comes with paying dues and joining the camp? 

You’re helping create a new and awesome spot for BRC to gather and experience our unique vibe and music, visual and performance offering.  
You also step into a camp run by long time playa professionals who understand how to build and maintain a sustainable Burning Man community.  Opulent Chill provides the most important infrastructure boxes checked such as:

– Showers –  we have great camp showers, custom built as a 3 stall unit on a trailer connected to a central water source so you don’t need to bring shower water (everyone does need to bring their own drinking water) and we also take your grey water. You can bring your own sun shower bag for a hot shower. 

– Shade – your dues are helping fund the Opulent Chill space which is our central camp shade during the day and provides a communal gathering space for meals and connection with each other and the playa 

– Power – We have a functioning grid that you can plug in your RV (so you don’t have to run the internal gennie), or yurt, or power for your tent etc.  Plugging into the grid is extra but it’s very reasonable.

– Food / Kitchen – Camp has a self service kitchen with everything one would need to cook a meal – AND- we also have an on site paid meal plan through a vendor – Dubgypsy Kitchen.  That menu is HERE.  His e mail if you want to sign up for the meal plan is here: chefbv@sbcglobal.net

– RV Services – as relevant, the camp helps organize pumping services and water refills for people bringing RV’s.  Folks in RV’s of course pay for those separately and directly to the appropriate vendor but the camp helps make it happen. 
Other’s Pro’s of camping with Opulent Chill:

– joining a placed camp allows you to know where you’re going when you arrive and not need to deal with land grabs, which may or may not be a relief.  We’re at 2 & H with a lovely view of the open playa on our doorstep.

 

– We got tons of space from BM so your personal camp set up can (within reason) be how you want it to be in terms of lay out and space used (for your own shade area, ‘patio’, hang out area, etc)

 

– We of course have tons of cool and nice peeps. 

If this sounds of interest to you and you’d like to inquire about joining the next steps occur via e mail. Please write to Tashi@opulentchill.org and cc:  sydgris@opulentchill.org and introduce yourself, tell us why you’re interested and at what member level based on the above info, and we’ll take it from there.