We're back! This will be Costco's sixteenth year on playa and we're planning all kinds of soulmate trading awesomeness for the burn.
Soulmate Trading? Soulmate Trading. Want to help interview, process, sort, categorize, and synergistically monetize souls for fun and profit? Want to help people buy interpersonal connections in bulk? Want to spend an afternoon talking/playing/laughing/crying with strangers in their quest for new playamates? Then you are ripe to be taken advantage of by the corporate machine of Costco.
Mostly active during the day (and out causing shenanigans at night) our camp involves doing your best to get to know someone (interviews usually take between 20 minutes and 5 hours) and then taking the information you have about them and finding them the perfect person for them to spend time with on playa.
A quick note about Soulmate Trading and our camp: we are not a hook up camp. If you can't get laid without us, you can't get laid with us. Having said that, we've created more marriages than divorces. Keep in mind that a soulmate isn't always someone for you to fall in love with, it's just the person you need to meet right now. Maybe they will kick you out of your funk, maybe they will light your tent on fire, maybe they will give you a job, or yeah.. maybe they'll be really hot and get naked with you.
Our camp gift is experience based, with some performance (and often booze) thrown in. We tend to attract noobies who need our guidance and old salty vets who are tired of dance camps and sparkle ponies.
Should you apply to camp with us?
Are you a cop?
You totally have to tell me if you are.
Do you eat bacon?
Do you mind if I eat bacon?
Do you like to meet new people?
Are you sometimes introverted and would you like a structure that helps you connect with more people?
Are you sometimes extroverted and would you like a structure that helps you feed your desperate need for attention?
Are you ok with someone deeply opening up to you? (This one isn't a joke. If you hold a quiet space for someone on Playa, and tell them you'll listen, you sometimes hear some profoundly personal stories. Tears happen often. If you don't like people, don't apply.)
If you answered yes to some or all of the above questions (even the cop one, maybe you're a really cool cop) then you should consider applying.
Our benefits package includes being let in on our inside jokes, possible rivalries with other longstanding camps, occasional poor judgement, and a supportive not very often snarky group that will hang out with you at our burn barrel while you plot your next misadventure.
We have a couple of hippies, but do not allow non-consensual saging. We have a couple of sarcastic wiseasses, but do not allow verbal abuse. We have a couple of sober and vegan campers, but do love bacon and whiskey.
To find out more about our camp, and talk to a real live Costco Employee email us at:
You can also fill out our application form at: http://goo.gl/sOVUy
Or facestalk us at:www.facebook.com/CostcoSoulmateTradingOutlet