Please consider, hard, going on your own.
(Side rant--the event's ashes are barely cold and we already have people begging to join theme camps! WTF?)
Theme camps are not there to be resourses for newbies, they are there to provide value to value to the entire city by way of "interactivity". (Okay, that's an over-simplification...) A bad fit between camper and camp will make your burningman experience dreadful.
This board is chockfull of advice, and by starting now with the study, now with the preparation, you can have the fun of being your own, self-reliant, absolutely flexible, camp. What about mutual aid with other people? Not a problem, the people camped around you will become your family at this home away from home.If you do all the prep work, and you still feel like you want to be in a themecamp, here's how. Because it's so much better to go out and find what will work for you than it is to be a wallflower waiting for a camp to happen to you. And that whole camper/camp fit thing I was just talking about.Incidentally, as someone who has been involved in two theme camps, and has an idea of how much work they are to pull off, the being willing to work is a damn good thing. But I pretty much expect anyone who's looking for a camp to say that they will work hard. There's a whole proof in the pudding thing, and--while I don't think anyone's being insincere, I simply don't believe it until I've seen it happen...
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