RW2018 Set-up and Early Arrival FAQ

+ Important dates/times:
– Aug.24 (Thu) – First day for RW early arrival; unload begins late afternoon
– Aug.25 (Fri) – ALL set-up crew in camp, ready to work by mid-day
– Aug.27 (Sun) – Black Rock City gates open at 12:01am
– Sept.2 (Sat) – The Man burns
– Sept.3 (Sun) – Camp strike begins at 1:00pm
– Sept.3 (Sun) – The Temple burns

+ Early Arrival Passes (which aren’t):
For some reason they’ve decided to change the name… <sigh> Officially, Early Arrival passes are now called “Work Access Passes” (WAP). So your WAP (I really want to put an “F” in front of that) will be distributed through your Burner Profile and should be available the week of August 7. Remember to print and bring your WAP with you, just like your ticket and vehicle pass.

+ 2017 Set-up:
Everyone on the set-up crew (who is using a RhythmWave WAP) is expected to be in camp and ready to work no later than mid-day Friday, 08/26. Work will actually begin on Thursday, so all hands on deck!

The following are our Leads for set-up:

• Containers – Rich and PopTart (w/Charlie)
• Floor – Coyote and Si (w/Mac)
• Dance Shade – Breeze (w/Melt & Mikaal)
• Infrastructure and Camp Shade – Hugg E. Bear
• Kitchen – Trixie (w/Frankie & April)
• Chill/Costume Space – Huggalicious (w/Corinne & Sereena)
• Shower/Compost/Gray water – Wisch and Glide
• Alters – Feather

Generally speaking, what they say goes. Beyond that, we don’t really establish teams for specific areas – things tend to flow pretty naturally and we all just do what we gotta do. That said, in terms of priority, unloading the containers comes first, then we build the shade structure and the dance floor. To facilitate those priority efforts, we all drop what we’re doing when needed (“Flooooooor!”).

+ Camp Payments:
Set-up crew members are exempt from the $200 camp fee. If you’ve already paid it, you can expect a refund by the end of July – unless you indicate that you would like your payment (or portion thereof) applied to the camp scholarship fund.

+ Food During Set-up:
Meals are provided for the set-up crew beginning with Friday brunch and continuing through Sunday dinner. Everyone who arrives early is also asked to bring an item to share (click the link below). Please come prepared to fully hydrate yourself upon arrival.

Sign up for set-up food here >

+ Meal Plan:
For 2017, the meal plan will be $185 per person, which includes brunch and supper from Monday, 08/29, through Sunday, 09/04. Meal plan payments are separate from other camp payments, however (see below). Everyone should bring their own plate, bowl, cup, cutlery, etc. – whatever is needed to make the playa dining experience enjoyable.

Camp meal plan sign-ups, here >

+ Water:
The rule of thumb for life in Black Rock City is that all humans should consume a minimum of 1.5 gallons of water per day. To make that goal a little easier to achieve, RhythmWave provides one (1) gallon of drinking water per person, per day in camp (Monday through Sunday). Assuming we have 65 residents, all of whom are in camp for 7 days, each drawing one gallon per day… that alone is 455 gallons. So camp residents are also asked to bring (at least) one FULL container (5 – 7 gallons, like this one) of potable water.

> Should residents bring their own water? – Absolutely, yes. It’s a desert. Camp water should be considered supplemental to what people bring themselves.

> Can camp water be used to fill shower bags? – No. All residents are expected to bring their own FULL shower bag (if they intend to shower, that is). The water from the tank will be drinkable… water in a shower bag doesn’t need to be.

> If I arrive on Tuesday, can I have more the rest of the week? – Again, no. RhythmWave will provide one gallon of filtered water for every day in camp.