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What should you expect if you join Rootpile Camp at Burning Man?
Campers will get a taste of Hillbilly music, food and culture. We encourage everyone to come to the nightly live Bluegrass music and jam sessions.
We take the 10 Burning Man Principles seriously and expect all Rootpile campers to do the same. Communal Effort, Participation, Leave No Trace and the like are integral to the success of camp.
Camp Amenities:
  • Daily Hillbilly Breakfast & Supper
  • Drinking Water, Electrolyte Water & Warm Showers
  • Shade for camping & common areas
  • Air-conditioned Medical Tent & In-House Camp Doctor
  • Facilitation of Bike Rental
  • On-site power for tents, yurts, and RVs.
  • Live Bluegrass music and nightly jamming
  • Art car rides

  • Campers are encouraged to come to concerts and learn more about Bluegrass and southern food and culture. Everyone needs to know why You Can't Hurt Ham!
  • Team participation shifts will be arranged in advance of Burning Man by each team lead. Each team will be organized so that team members will typically be doing a two hour shift per day, but shift lengths might vary by team.
  • Campers are expected to do one shift each day of Burn Week. There are also opportunities to work Build or Teardown. Team Lead positions are also available, which have the opportunity for Rootpile to help you find a ticket.
    • See the Camp Involvement page to find out more details about camp team options.
  • Playing opportunities for every level of musician.
  • Campers should practice the 10 Burning Man Principles: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification,Radical Self-Reliance, Radical Self-Expression, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leave No Trace, Participation, and Immediacy