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 our planned events.
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.
In addition to their daily Rootpile camp duty shift, all Rooters are expected to also volunteer with one of the many Burning Man departments,
Camp Amenities:
  • Starting in 2020, Rootpile will be offering food in the style of commissary or food truck. This means that our kitchen will be serving food from 8 am to 8 pm with various daily offerings. Simply walk up and order what you want from the  menu. (2 meals per person per day)
  • Drinking Water, Electrolyte Water
  • Two shower rooms with warm water 24/7
  • Shade for camping & common areas
  • Air-conditioned Medical Tent & In-House Camp Doctors
  • 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.
  • Campers are expected to do at least one volunteer shift at Burning Man in addition to Rootpile camp duty shifts.
  • 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

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