Coming Home

Welcome Home Camp-Mates! Artech Camp is an art support camp located at Diana & 6:45pm. Dirty DIANA! yeahhhh, dirty Di-ANA, yeah (by MJ) got stuck in my head and then it was Di-Ah-ah-nah, Diana, meet you all the way-bahnuhnuh- Diaha-ha-haah-nuh-huu-yahh. – Okay, I’ll stop (bahnuhnuh). Even better, I googled to see how the rest of those lyrics go and yes, I’m laughing at myself, it was Rosanna! Hahaha. Phhft, ohh man, I could easily delete all this but why? Too funny.  I wonder how many of you will actually see this anyway? Rosanna shall be Diana just for a summer’s week or two. 

If you arrive in the dusk/night look for the neon Artech sign. There is a photo of the sign on the top of this page. You will find it in our camp! – We are a small group of supporters, lovers of the arts, and all around chill people. We are all inclusive and all loving. This site will give you information on what you can expect from us, the Camp organizers, Jerri Ann & Ryan, Ellen & David, and Lisa & Doug. Mostly you can expect sarcasm and tough love served with a smile (and a bahnuhnuh?).


Don’t forget your tickets! If you plan to arrive early, you NEED an EAP (early arrival pass) and this is in addition to your general admission ticket. If you don’t know if you have one of these, chances are you do not have one.

Gate (Community Access)

Like the cities of old, Black Rock City is secured by a perimeter fence, and participants enter through a gate. You must have a ticket to enter Black Rock City. The Gate opens in early August for pre-event traffic (only people with early entry passes are allowed in prior to the first day of the event), then opens for all participants at 12:01 am on the Sunday prior to the Man Burn, and is open 24 hours a day throughout the event.


WHITEBOARD! – Look for the whiteboard in the shared space at camp. Your up to date placement map will be there and a smaller whiteboard will be there for daily happenings. Daily happenings like; meal invitations, burns, gatherings, that we/YOU hear about, lets share on the daily. Check in, share with us the things you are doing and maybe we can do some things together.

Additionally…. Wondering how YOU can participate in the camp and contribute?

  • Read the Survival Guide. ALL of it.
  • Be Prepared.  Understand the 10 Principals of Burning Man. Link Here.
  • Bring everything in that YOU need and pack it ALL out. More here. There are no trash receptacles anywhere on the playa.
  • Personal Survival Check List Link Here
  • No Bathrooms IN our camp but we are close to the porta-potty hall of shame. You may want to bring an extra roll of paper just in case. More self-reliance.
  • We are not offering any communal camp multi-use areas.  For example, no shared kitchens, no sinks, etc.
  • We will have a shade structure in the camp that you are invited to join us and sit/lounge around. Bring your own camp chairs.
  • You bring it in, you secure it down. We are not responsible for your equipment, gear, etc. YOU are on the hook for all of that too!
  • Meals: Tracey, Ed, Jerri Ann & Ryan are planning to share tacos and tequila with campmates on Friday Aug. 30th at 3pm.  Then we will be going out as a group to watch the first burn together if you’d like to join us please do!  There are no other group meals planned but feel free to connect with us, and one another to do pop-up meal shares.

Survival Guide

For all things survival on the playa please see this guide… LINK HERE  No really, READ IT ALL.

Please note: Radical Self Reliance is all on YOU. We do not offer any services, water, RV servicing, etc. We are not a concierge camp. We simply offer real estate and invite you to camp with us.