Good news, everyone! Everyone's favorite spot for snow cones and progressive beats will be returning again this year! Over the years we've worked to provide a "chill" space where weary travelers can relax by our "pool" and get out of the sun for a while. We draw people in with the best snow cone stand on the playa, where we try to ensure all guests are thoroughly teased and taunted (show us your junk and go the the head of the queue!)
Last year we added a 40' x 30' shade structure and some fabulous light up palm trees. This year our LA crew is working on a pink dome and tower.
As we've grown as a camp the last few years, each year we have taken on a number of new people each year who are first timers and integrate them into our camp. And all these new folks must work at least one shift in the snow cone stand where they will get to interact with a lot of community members and learn about how gifting works, so all our burgins have a way to participate their very first year that is definitely "doable". We'll be down quite a few members this year so would be able to take on some new people. We are especially in need of a camp DJ this year.
Camp activities are mostly during the day so we will usually venture out as a group at night as a group and become what I call a human lava lamp. That's where you start off in one big clump, but you start to get separated into blobs, which may come back together later.
Our camp is mostly queer but have a few breeders in the bunch. We generally do a meal plan (which involves much bacon) but are in need of a cook this year. There aren't any other "amenities" provided so looking for folks that are self sufficient on their camping needs.
If you'd like to find out more, go to our camps wiki http://desertparadise.org/
and take a look!
Here are more pics from 2011: