This is actually a very good thing to do.
I'm not planning to discuss that in this thread.
The Hard Way to Start a Theme Camp
- Get together your group.
Decide on an idea.
Create or buy an infrastructure.
Go through the placement process
- Get to the playa with your group
Park your cars and rvs
Put up your shade structures, tents, and the rest of your infrastructure
Put your name or iconic object at the edge of your camp near the street
Your group could be a group of friends who live near each other or not so near each other. It could be a group of relative strangers who meet on the internet. It could be local people who meet at regional events. It's really not important how you form; what is important is that you can work together and respect each other.
In my limited experience, the theme camps I know have a few core people that I call "heavy lifters." These are the people who do the building or the research or the artwork or (maybe) the money or whatever it is that makes the core of the camp. In a general way, I think they should be deferred to in most cases. Unless they are really on some sort of power trip. I also think, though, that the second tier people who contribute less, but still put a lot of work in the camp are also important to it's functioning and feel. The people who may not have built the dome, but are there to put it together and take it apart, for instance. Ways should be found to incorporate their projects into the camp, even if they are not the camp's "theme."