Theme Camps 2019

After many hours of playing Tetris, and trying to accommodate as many requests as possible, the map is ready and suitable for framing:

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Download a printable PDF of the maps

Questions about Theme Camps at Saguaro Man should be directed to one of these folks – depending on the nature of your question:

You should be familiar with our:  Fire Art Guidelines  –  Fire Policy Sound Policy

Key Dates

    • April 14: Theme Camp registration ends
    • April 15-25: Placement team will play Tetris and find space that, to the best of our ability, meets the needs specified in the form. 
    • April 20-21: Theme camp borders will be staked out during the work weekend.
    • April 26 – Final map is published (above).

Theme Camps are just that, a common area that has a theme. Theme Camps are excellent platforms to keep the cultural elements of Saguaro Man alive, to name a few, radical inclusion, communal effort, and participation. Your theme camp can be as simple or as complex as you make it. Please commit only to what you feel confident that you and your camp can accomplish. Most importantly, all theme camps must be open to all Saguaro Man participants.

If deciding to do a theme camp at Saguaro Man, please register your camp by filling out the form below. Registering your theme camp assists in arranging the event site and allows SM participants to know which camps will be at the event ahead of time. If preregistration does not take place and a theme camp is brought to Saguaro Man it is still expected to follow the direction of the Placers, and if necessary the Fire Team. Thank you for cooperating.

Please refrain from setting up your theme camp before being cleared by the placement team. This is especially important in evening and later hours. You may be in another participant’s theme camp. You may be in a no camping zone. You will be required to move, and that’s no fun after unloading your super stellar perfectly packed theme camp.

Fire in Theme Camps – Open fires such as candles, torches, fire/burn barrel, and raised containers (standing fire pit) will be permitted in theme camps. Flame Effects need to be cleared with the Fire Team before lighting. Please make sure to review our Fire Policy

Flame Effects – all flames that are automated, switched, pressurized or having any action other than simply being lit on fire, as well as projects using propane or other liquid or gaseous fuels. Flame Effects need to be cleared with the Fire Team before lighting. Please contact Coop for a flame effect inspection tag.

Like any good burner, never leave a fire unattended. The winds can pick up anytime at DDF and you are responsible for the fire safety of your own camp. Fire pits dug into the ground leave the area exposed to erosion and therefore are not permitted. Always leave no trace.

Sound Camps – Please make yourself comfortable with the Saguaro Man Sound Policy. You must be familiar with this document if you are to obtain a Large Scale Sound Permit for the event. The use of generators falls into the Sound Policy and affects both sound and non-sound theme camps. Remember, a generator should not be any louder than that of an idling passenger car. Questions about Theme Camps @ Saguaro Man should be directed to: Event Co-Leads: SerpicoqtpiePlacement Lead: ChrisT Sound Lead: Chaz


Some Theme Camp tips:

  • Please do not serve alcohol to minors. Those under 21 will have a wrist band signifying No Alcohol to be served to this participant.
  • Be prepared for all types of weather (rain, heat, snow) and strong winds. Take time to design your camp to be safe and sturdy.
  • Illuminate your camp at night. Even if you are primarily a day camp, no one likes walking into guy lines or rebar.