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Thank you for signing up for a hosting shift!

You will receive an email confirmation shortly, please add it to your calendars. We appreciate you doing your part to make Opulent Temple a safe and fun place for everyone in our community!

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Next, please go read the camp guidelines.

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  1. Request to join the Camp Member Facebook Group
  2. If you’re in the US and are a Working or Participating Member, please mail a $500 check for your Strike Deposit to:
    Sacred Dance Foundation
    306 Arguello Blvd #202
    San Francisco, CA 94118
  3. Read the camp guidelines
  4. Once you’re added to the group, introduce yourself!

Camp Site Map 2

You must check in with the day lead before setting up your camp as changes may occur.

Sunday: Billy & Liz aka BLiz
Monday: ICON & Clint Williams
Tuesday: Dulce Vita & Taylor Hansen
Wednesday Justin & Jamie
Thursday: Gina aka G-Lux
Friday: Syd Gris
Saturday: TBD
Strike Sunday: BLiz for AM shift / Billy Seal amp; Clint for PM shift

Camp Site Map

You must check in with the day lead before setting up your camp as changes may occur.

Sunday: Superman (Greg)
Monday: Superman (Greg)
Tuesday: ELiKi (Eric)
Wednesday Taylor Hansen
Thursday: Syd Gris (who’s looking for help since I’m only there this 1 full day)
Friday: ICON (Connie)
Saturday: Mike Butler
Strike Sunday: Dulce Vita and Brian Peek

Member FAQs

Following are some frequently asked questions from our members. We chose not to include much content here because we would rather you learn all the information we provide in the Members’ Area pages.

How to Register

  1. Go to opulenttemple.org/members and login. If you don’t have an account, click on ‘Create an account’ below.
  2. Enter your real name, user name, password, password confirmation, email address, email address confirmation
  3. Fill out the Captcha security passphrase
  4. Click Register
  5. You will see a confirmation message thanking you for registering and that your account must be verified before you may login.
  6. You will immediately receive an administrator email to verify your account by clicking a link.
  7. You will be redirected to a system message thanking you for verifying your email address and that one of our admins will approve and activate your account promptly.
  8. Once we have activated your account, you may then login to opulenttemple.org/members with the credentials you chose during registration.
  9. When logged in, you will have access to the members’ only pages of our site. Register as an official camp member by filling out the form on the Members Registration page.
  10. Enter all required fields and any/all other fields you wish.
  11. After submitting the registration form, go to the Member Dues to read out about our camp dues structure and click on ‘Pay Dues with PayPal’ button.
  12. Send your camp dues, RV service requests, power usage fee in the same PayPal transaction with a detailed description and breakdown of your dues.

What if I change my mind about my plans or contribution/dues level?

No problem, just send us a message here letting us know your plans.

Camp Guidelines

The below is basically explicit common sense, but we’ve added to it over the years as a better safe than sorry read. Some of it will be news to you, a lot of it won’t.


  • Make the safety of yourself and the people around you a priority at all times.
  • Wear protective equipment, Gloves, Eye protection and be careful. Watchout for one another out there.
  • Bring rebar to secure to your camp. After driving Rebar, put a water bottle/tennis ball (have before starting) or other object over the exposed rebar to protect the rest of us. Do this immediately after your rebar is in. DO NOT use a 6 foot piece of rebar and bury it with only 3 inches sticking out of the ground. 24″ rebar is sufficient for most personal tents and 36″ rebar for carports. In addition, DO NOT use rebar to mark a driving path or walk path and never put rebar in the middle of a walkway. Rebar has a well deserved reputation for catastrophic puncturing of tires and people. Remember, we need to find every stick of REBAR we put in the ground at the end of the week!
  • Keep your personal camp in order, strapped down and protected from wind.
  • No personal generators (except a quiet honda eu1000i/eu2000i generator which can be used for temporary power). There will be power drops throughout the camp. Get involved to make sure your close to the power you might need. Turn off your AC at night. We need the power for the System and our show.


  • Respect yourself and your campmates. NO DRAMA. Don’t overdo it, drink water constantly!! (if your a grouch or don’t feel awesome, you need water!)
  • Show up for your scheduled duties and work as a team. Many hands make light work, work together.
  • Respect the parking plan. Please place a sign on your vehicles dashboard with your NAME and LOCATION of your tent/camp. Nobody likes to move vehicles after you park, but many times it is a necessity. Please be aware that you may have to adjust the position of your CAR or RV or Hot Tub on wheels for the good of the camp.
  • Respect our neighbors camps, introduce yourself, be a humble ambassador.
  • Keep a watchful eye on our camp for trespassers and thieves especially burn night. Ask questions to people who are in our camp that you don’t recognize.
  • Keep your cool in tight situations; a calm composure (or something close to) makes for an ideal ending.
    Use a tool, bring it back to the person you borrowed it from. There will be a designated tool wrangler this year. Don’t use tools your not comfortable with or qualified to use.

Act, Participate

  • If you see something that is dangerous or needs to be dealt with, ACT, participate and accomplish. Round up campmates to help with the task. (Don’t let the shower holding tank overflow, Don’t let fuel leak onto the playa, Act if you smell propane). Don’t assume someone else will do it – you are someone else.
  • Do Not abandon your back stage door station unless your relieved and have another OT campmate take over if you need to see the porta. This area is our safe zone. Don’t be afraid to ask someone to leave.
  • Do what you said you were going to do. Don’t ignore opportunities to help out. We have a great crew, lets keep it up.

RVs and Cars

  • RV people take special care to keep your tanks from leaking onto the playa. Get on the RV services list and be hassle free.
  • Cars and Trucks will be parked outside our camp in an adjacent area (if possible!) or used as a border to our camp for enhanced security.


  • Never use the camp trash (kitchen, etc.) for your personal garbage. Recycle and pack out what you brought. Leave No Trace is an everyday reality.
  • Leftover Food scraps that will not be eaten should be burned in a burn barrel to stop the stink. Specifically Melon rinds that reek a day later

Camp Overview


Welcome to Opulent Temple 2018! After some members of the Opulent team did the first ‘Opulent Chill’ camp last year, this year the full OT team will be back with an ambitious sound camp vision, of all systems Go Opulent Temple, on either the 10:00 or 2:00 corners (requested). That means a big production, new projects, large scale sound, our trademark flame-throwing DJ booth, and other recognizable opulent art and decoration, it’s intentionally going to be kick ass, where we try and activate all our built up production assets and have an incredible line up.

If you’ve already corresponded with us and gotten approval to register in our Member’s Area, you are invited to register, pay camp dues and formally Opulent Temple 2018. As mentioned – We will have a full functioning power grid you can plug into for a fee (more info in power section). We will also have our custom built indoor 3 stall shower trailer, with a large water source which camp members have access to. We will once again have access to the Dub Gypsy Kitchen meal plan that delivers to us. We will also have access to RV services we help coordinate for water and pumping.

We will host our legendary events nightly, Monday-Saturday, with our biggest of the week likely to be our annual Wednesday night Sacred Dance ‘white party’. There will also be a Tuesday sunset camp Happy Hour — Meet and greet for all camp members, and open to the public to invite friends. Come enjoy live DJ’s and drinks. Much more to read about and know about, please read on!

Your Arrival Day

As mentioned, OT will be requesting placement on a corner, we won’t know where we end up until July. When you arrive, find the Day Lead (we will post the Day Leads closer to BM) or someone else from the core team that can help you get placed. Tents have zones or specific placement. RVs are placed on the camp map. They will also give you a wristband that ID’s you as a camp member. Then, they’ll let you know what comes next after getting settled, depending on your arrival time and dues.

The Vibe

This mostly goes without saying, but to state the obvious: the vibe in the camp is paramount to our experience. That vibe is a premium on friendliness, conscientiousness, hard work, conscious fun, composure, cooperation, self awareness, mature communication, and participation. If there’s a core value in the camp, it’s accountability and doing what you say you’re going to do. This is what makes us Opulent.

Daily Campwide Meetings

We want to be more than a bunch of people on the same plot of land at Burning Man. We strive for a community vibe, operating like a tribe with common cause. To that end, we meet EVERY DAY at 12 noon in the shade area to get organized / oriented / say hello / make important camp announcements. It’s the best way to feel connected to those in the camp, trade stories, get questions answered, have your needs met, lick your party wounds together, etc. We request everyone attend every day. Working members are REQUIRED the first two days after your arrival (the days you’re committed to helping), as is anyone doing a Day Lead assistant shift that day, or hosting shift that night. e.g.: if you have a hosting shift Saturday night, you need to be at the noon meeting on Saturday.

Shift Volunteers, Hosting or Kitchen Shift

All Working members MUST sign up for an on-playa work shift and/or a hosting shift.

Camp Meal Plan

We are pleased to be working with the Dub Gypsy Kitchen again this year who is offering a meal plan for a hearty and healthy brunch and dinner every day. Vegetarian options are also available. Info on the menu and payment options (you pay Dub Gypsy Kitchen directly) pending. *Again, please note: they are an outside vendor.

We will also have our usual community kitchen for members to cook their own meals. You obviously bring your own food but can use our basic appliances and cookware : microwave, stovetop, pans, etc. Along the lines of being a conscientious camp member, you are responsible for cleaning anything you use from the kitchen.


We will bring our custom-built showers you can use on the playa. We’ll have communal water for showers, but you should still bring some of your own just in case, because nothing is guaranteed on the playa. You definitely need to bring your own Sun Shower. Don’t forget! We ask that everyone take quick “military” showers (ie. turn off the water while you’re shampooing or soaping) to limit the amount of grey water that we produce. Don’t forget to bring some flip flops and a towel too. Finally, please don’t leave your personal items in the shower, thank you.


The camp will have recycling you can use. You need to plan on packing out your own trash (or burning it). If you are still there Sunday after Strike and IF there is room in the truck after the camp’s needs are met – then, and only then – can you add your personal trash.

Camp Power

If you want to plug your RV into the camp power grid, so you don’t have to use your own generator, you’ll need to bring your own 50-100′ extension cord, adapter (consult your RV renter / owner for guidance), and pay a power fee of $150.

If you’re in a tent and want to plug into the camp power grid, bring your own 50’ extension cord. For light power usage (e.g. lights, phone), the power fee is $20. If you’ll require more power (.e.g. AC units, refrigerators, etc) the power fee is $50. Spots are limited.

All power fees are due by August 15th. After that, no additional RVs will be added to the grid at BM. Limited on-playa requests for tent power may or may not be accommodated, and will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. Last minute requests will also include a $250 “dummy penalty.” Pay in advance!

We will provide labels that attach to your extension cords plugged into our grid. Do not attempt to plug into our power grid without pre-paying, or your cord will be unplugged. Repeat offenders will find their cord cut, and lose on-playa payment privileges.

You may pay your power fee along with your dues.

Safety in the Camp and Law Enforcement

We request everyone be diligent and aware of what’s going on in the camp at all times. The daily meetings and camp wrist band are partly to help know who’s allowed to be somewhere (inner camp, backstage) and who might not be. When you see strangers, ask if you can help them find someone and find out why they are there. Definitely bring a bike lock and lock your bike, day and night.

To state the obvious, DO NOT do drugs of any kind where anyone can see you. DO NOT give or sell drugs to anyone you meet or befriend, even other camp members. Undercovers have been known to befriend Burners, party with them for days, ask to get hooked up, then arrest them. Whole camps have been searched because of one person caught with drugs. DO NOT bring heat on the camp. It is the ultimate party foul. Think radical self-reliance in all its forms.

We also want to encourage you to not walk around paranoid, thinking every friendly stranger is a cop. Walk the fine line between vigilance and relaxation; be smart. If you do need help, find a Ranger.


You are not officially a camp member until you fill out the Member Registration form and pay member dues.

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