Burning Man is a participatory event. Camp Roller Disco takes
a lot of work before and during Burning Man to achieve its
splendiferousness in all its splendor. In the past this was
achieved by a small team of committed folks, but this year it's
going to be a camp-wide effort. The bottom line is that we
want everyone in our theme camp to be involved in helping to
run the camp. There are some well-defined ways you can
help and you can pick the times when you'd like to help.
There are several ways you can participate in our camp -- you'll
have more fun and feel more connected the more you participate.
- You can camp outside our camp and come by
any time to help out or visit or skate when the roller disco
is open. This involves no committment at all.
- You can camp outside our camp and commit to
our minimum contribution
described below. This will
entitle you to the helper's benefits
- You can camp inside our satelite camp and
commit to our minimum contribtion
This will entitle you to the helper's benefits
- You can camp inside our theme camp and
commit to our organizer contribtion described below.
This will entitle you to the organizer's benefits
What would you like to do? We need work done in several areas:
- Creating sea-creatures and other decorations before
Burning Man and installing them around the Roller Disco.
- Loading up before Burning Man
- Grading the surface and Laying the rink
- Tending Skates (handing them out to folks)
- Managing the Rink (handling spills, managing music, drunk folks, etc.)
- Setting up decorations, the fencing, roller disco lighting, etc.
- Operating the Desert Nose mister
These activities occur before and/or during Burning Man, so we
have a schedule of when things need to be
done. We'll be asking you to sign up for specific "shifts". You can
trade shifts with someone else, but you are responsible for the time
you signed up for.
For people who want to stay in our satelite camp, which
will be near our theme camp (last year it was diagonally
across the road), we are asking for a few things:
- 3 by 3. That is, at least three hours of
work on three separate days at Burning Man.
- A financial contribution. Our theme camp costs
thousands of dollars to produce, and it is a cost that has
historically been bourn primarily by a few people. How much
you contribute is up to you. If you have less money to
contribute perhaps you can help find materials that are needed
or offer extra time.
- Clean Up. You agree to clean up entirely after yourself
and help clean up the theme camp.
All helpers get these benefits:
- You may camp in the Roller Disco Satelite Camp if you wish.
- You may use the private camp shower.
- You may have your own email alias @rollerdisco.com. People will
be able to reach you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You get a really cool Roller-Disco-related vinyl sticker
- You can get those great flashing LED skate wheels essentially at
cost for $3.50 each.
- People helping on the Desert Nose project get a special
2002 Burning Man edition FIMO pendant.
A theme camp organizer shares responsibility for areas
of the camp with others. This is a great way to get really
involved, meet lots of people, generally help make
Burning Man what it can be, and have a profoundly good
time in the process. You'll spend some time each day on
All organizers get these benefits:
- You may camp in the Roller Disco Theme Camp area if you wish.
- You get all the Helper's Benefits.
- Other benefits to be determined...
- People organizing the Desert Nose project get a special
2002 Burning Man edition silver pendant.