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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.
No problem, just send us a message here letting us know your plans.
We are pleased to be working with the Dubgypsy Kitchen this year who is offering a meal plan for a hearty and healthy brunch and dinner every day. Vegi options available. Info on the menu and payment options (you pay Dubgypsy Kitchen directly) here. *Again – please note – they are not on site this year. We will also have our usual simple kitchen set up for people to cook their own meals in our camp kitchen. You obviously bring your own food but can use our basic infrastructure (microwave, stove top, pans, etc). More info HERE
If you have special food allergies or questions about your situation please contact Chef Brian directly. Please know Dub Gypsy Kitchen is essentially a friend of the camp and we have a great track record, but this is not a meal plan provided by Opulent Temple. He is operating as a third-party vendor at the camp so your financial transactions are with him directly, and your expectations around your transaction are to be dealt with him directly. However, if an issue arrises, we would be happy to address it and facilitate resolution.
Let us know if you have other questions. We can say from experience, not worrying about meals at Burning Man is awesome. The down side is making sure you’re at the camp when meals are served, but certainly your friends can make a plate for you and stash for you in your cooler or RV fridge with proper communication with the kitchen staff.
You’re like a lifeguard, paying attention, and treating the dance area and camp like you would if you were hosting a party at your house, discouraging unsafe behavior. Supervision requires responsibility, which equals a certain level of sobriety. But having fun IS encouraged – after all, you are the host of the party and get a front row seat to the best show on the playa 🙂
Opulent Temple Hosting Shifts are for the most part CAMP MEMBERS ONLY > Hosting sign up is first come first served. While a HOSTING shift is required of our Working Camp Members only, it is viewed as VERY VERY cool for a Non-Working Supporting Member to still be involved with a Hosting Shift Commitment.
If you are a RETURNING CAMP MEMBER and have had experience with a hosting shift at OT @ Burning Man before with interest in a temporary leadership role, please email OpulentTemple@Gmail.com if you would like to instead volunteer as a HOSTING SHIFT CAPTAIN which is a point person who patrols all the Hosting Shift stations and is the eyes and ears of all issues regarding vibe and safety.
Hosting means you will report to a HOSTING SHIFT CAPTAIN who will assign a designated area that is your post to guard, usually for the purpose to ensure safety for all, for example:
Arrivine on time or prior to the start of your designated shift, meet your HOSTING SHIFT CAPTAIN backstage at the gate closest to the camp entrance to receive your assigned station or task
Sticking to an assigned area to make sure:
Each person must sign up them self and understand the guidelines. Quantity 1 slot PER email entry. If you MUST sign up for others, please check with them before committing anyone to a specific day and time AND input the email address and contact info of anyone you sign up for. Changes to sign-ups must be made manually so please choose carefully, thank you.
The following RV services and rentals are available to our camp members.
Opulent Temple works with a third-party vendor to schedule black/grey water pump service on the playa. More info coming soon…
*Note: We are not responsible for RV serviciving vendor, their schedule or thoroughness with schedule routes. Since this is Burning Man, there will be times where service schedules may not be met in a timely fashion, but we will do our best to advocate for the camp to get the service that is expected and paid for. Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated.
For those of you in RV’s, you have the option to purchase water to re-fill your RV from our central bladder. This needs to be pre-purchased before BM. It’s $1.00 a gallon. We’ll have a hose on a rolling cart that hooks into the main bladder tank, that can reach your RV.
You must handle your own refills. We do not do it for you, but one of our OT vets can show you how to do it yourself. (Ask the Day Lead to help you). It’s as easy as turning on the right faucets and standing there while the tank refills. Most RV’s have a 50 gallon tank. A proper quick playa shower should only use ~ 3 gallons so depending on the amount of showers in your RV, flushing, dish washing etc. you can try to calculate. 2 people in an RV doing quick showers daily + other use will likely need 1-2 refills in a week, with more people, naturally, you’ll need more.
To pre-purchase water for refills, send a paypal before you leave for BM to: firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include whose RV the payment is for. Buying more water on playa if you do not pre-purchase enough water won’t necessarily be impossible, but it will pose some challenges we prefer to not deal with. If they do happen, it will require cash. Questions?
All member dues are due by August 19th. We do NOT accept dues at Burning Man. We will quickly reach capacity for our camp this year. Remember, your spot in the camp is only secured once you have paid your dues. If you have registered but we reach capacity before you have paid your dues you will not be camping with us, sorry.
All power fees must be paid by August 19th. Limited on-playa requests for power plug-ins can possibly be accommodated on a first-come-first-served basis and with a $275 “dummy penalty” to the power vendor.
For more information on power see Plugging Into Camp Power on Camp Overview page.
Please pay dues via the Camp Registration form.
You may also submit your camp dues via check or money order to:Sacred Dance Foundation
Please include a clear message in the comments section of the check about what and for whom the dues are intended.
Again, if you are a Working Member, we require a mandatory $500 Strike deposit check. We will not deposit this check unless you do not honor your hosting or Strike shift. If you are submitting your dues via PayPal, please send your Strike deposit check by mail to the above address. If you are submitting your dues via check, please send a separate check for your Strike deposit — do not include the deposit with your dues on the same check.
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