Due September 23!
If individual participants and volunteers are the lifeblood of our community and of our event (is there any doubt?), then projects such as theme camps are the gloriously strange organs pumping and pushing and beauti-weirdi-fying the landscape.
To get your theme camp placed on the Engulf 2017 map, register by September 15.
There is no right or wrong answer; they are the inspired camp you bring. Usually, they are a group of people with a connected vision or visions. Many theme camps are interactive: a place folk may congregate, may be entertained—a place to visit. Lights and decoration are highly encouraged. Like the event itself, some theme camps may be places we go to push our own personal boundaries and explore ourselves and each other. There may be music, noise, or hilarious silence. There may be food or drink. There may be games. Theme camps are often designed to be a place where gifts are shared and where much of our mobile art comes home to lay its weary head.
They are our artistic contribution in camp form, the eccentric physical foundation of our extraordinary event.
Typically, a theme camp contains both an interactive/artistic component for the entire community as well as a camping area for the theme camp members. So a theme camp is both what you build and the people who build it with you.
Any individual theme camp might offer: a music venue, a chill space, a snack, libations, a game, costumes or accessories, an event or events, something for people to make or do, massage, grooming, storytelling, kink, visuals, sounds, weirdness, a safe space, shade, performance, curb appeal, classes or demonstrations, yoga, healing, sculpture, any combination of these, and anything else you can think up!
Theme camps should not offer: illegal substances, alcohol to minors, or unsafe activities. Participants have the right to consent and theme camps have the obligation to ask.
(Don’t have or don’t wanna do a theme camp? Don’t worry! Our open camping area is in a beautiful pine forest with lots of shade and places to set up. No amplified sound beyond a boom box. Quite hours: no amplified sound or generators between 10pm and 10am. No registration necessary.)
You should register your Theme Camp. This gets you placed on our city map and allows us to see what you’re bringing and where you should be located in the city. Deadline for submissions is Sept 15. (Theme camps who do not register by Sept 15 may still be placed when they arrive at Engulf, but they will not be on the map.)
Criteria for registration:
The LLC has the right to prohibit the erection or request the dismantling of any art work or structure that it deems unsafe or otherwise inappropriate and/or prohibit attendees from climbing on any art or structure.
Thank you for creating a Theme Camp for Engulf!