We gather on the playa to connect, laugh, grow, dance, share and to give back to the citizens of BRC. We gather to expand as collective, and as a force for change, positivity, and love. We believe in exponential impact of empowerment, the momentum of meaningful movements, and the cathartic creative power of conscious community.
To exemplify and embody the 6 core concepts of our HEXethos:
Our values are closely aligned with the 10 Principles of Burning Man written by co-founder Larry Harvey. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception. We have represented our values here in the same fashion and intention.
We’re a growing tribe, a dynamic open system which recognizes that new energy fuels our momentum. We humbly and ecstatically invite others into our HEXtent and hearts, to play, share, grow, dance, and co-create with us.
We are a group of givers on and off the playa, fully aware that bestowal upon others is an infinitely rewarding experience, and that the value of gifting is undefinable and the terms unconditional.
We are committed to holding proper space for the culture of gifting through de-commodification. We actively protect this culture through the elimination of transactions, advertising, and self-promotion – that means no business cards (MOOP!). All offerings and gifts are given with love to the Playa, selflessly.
We are a tribe but we are individuals first. In recognition of this fact, we are committed and embrace the mantra of self care. It is important to be whole before you can help and be of service. We encourage and provide resources to maximize the individual strength of each one of our members.
We honor the time and energy it takes to put together our camp and therefore we are committed to each other to help with the planning, building, striking of camp. We are also committed to the greater mission that is BRC and the leading edge cultural movement that is the BM community.
The health and safety of our camp members and our guests is paramount. In fact, it's the third-most important thing. We are committed to creating a safe and fun space for all residents of BRC. We engage our neighbours and greater community to co-create a space designed for comfort and safe play and expression.
LEAVE NO TRACE
We fiercely uphold the “pack it in – pack it out’ mantra and we are committed to leaving our canvas, campground, playa home and wherever else we roam cleaner than how we found it. All of our members are committed to MOOP patrols in camp and when out on the playa.
We believe participation is not a luxury in that our spirit calls us to it and our inner expansion demands it. We hold supportive and encouraging space for one another as we answer this call. Everyone is unique and has special qualities. We identify those talents and place our members in roles that allow them to shine and to flourish.
RADICAL SELF EXPRESSION
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts and enthusiasms of the individual as well as the exponential offerings that a collaborating group can create together.We encourage and honour the expression of the individual within our highly collaborative setting and take great care in walking this balance. We are a collection of unique eclectic artists from all over the world, an international camp from a vast array of backgrounds with an incredible scope of heart-centered creativity. One of our primary values is to fiercely hold space, through our offerings and presence, for our guests and the greater community to practice radical self expression in any way that is safe and respectful to others.
We embrace the moment and the ongoing dissolution of hesitancy as a barrier to discovery, expansion and connection. We encourage everyone to be fully present and to say yes to everything that invites their spirit, and to push our own boundaries through new connections and new experiences. While we're creating amazing memories, we remind ourselves that reality only exists in the now, and that this value above all others can change the world.
THE FINE PRINT
- DGS TICKET POLICY
- CONFLICT RESOLUTION
If you are one of the lucky ones to receive an opportunity to be a part of the DGS ticket sale it is because you have shown your dedication to camp the previous year. You are considered an integral part of the leadership team and as such HEXcollective has certain expectations of you that must be met.
- You must pay a $100 deposit for your camp dues to secure your DGS access.
- You are expected to serve as a Team Leader and help out wherever you are needed.
- You must make yourself available at least 2 hours a week begining in March through August for the betterment of your team and the camp.
- You must never use ‘being busy’ as an excuse. We’re all busy. You’re a leader. You’ve made a commitment. You must honor that. For reinforcement, please see item #3 above.
- You must try and level up your team every year. If we want to earn our placement each year we’ve been told that we have to level up all aspects of our camp. Every. Single. Year.
IF you decide not to camp with us you MUST:
- Notify council that you will not be attending with us immediately
- Return your tickets and vehicle pass to camp immediately
In the event of withdraw, any monies paid for a deposit and the cost of the tickets will be refunded immediately via the Camp Controller.
The DGS tickets are specifically for the core build team and leaders of camp. If DGS tickets are used by anyone not in our camp, our standing with BMOrg could be jeopardized.
If you are unable to meet these terms, it may be best for you to come in and serve on a team rather than lead a team. It’s a lot of work to run camp and run a team. If you’re feeling fried or unable to make the necessary time and need to step back, please let us know as soon as possible. No hard feelings. We understand. Just let us know where you’re at so we can plan accordingly.
We don’t want to chase people to do what they signed up to do. Please do what's best for camp and be upfront and honest about your time and your commitment.
Every organization is bound to face internal and external conflicts from time to time. Whether it’s sponsorship, planning stages, while we’re on the playa or even after the burn - it’s important that we provide a process for conflict resolution.
Here is our process to handle difficult situations should they arise:
- Take a step back. Give yourself space. Breathe. Process. Try and see the counter perspective. Put yourself in their shoes. Be considerate of what that person may be going through.
- Go To the Source: when you’re ready, address the issue with the concerned party first. Avoid gossip and seeking justification from others.
- Council Resolution Process: If you've done #1 & 2 and your conflict remains unresolved, you can seek out one of our camp council members to help you resolve the conflict. That said, please ensure that you’ve done your best to resolve the issue on your own. Council works tirelessly all year to plan camp. Please be respectful of their time.
If you experience a conflict on the playa please try and resolve the issue per the above. If it’s a case of physical harm or threat please notify anyone in camp ASAP and we can notify the Black Rock Rangers to help mediate and resolve the issue without involving local law enforcement.
All new members to camp must have a sponsor that is camping with us in the current year. Sponsorship allows us to hold people accountable. Since we're a camp based on contribution, the camp as a whole is impacted when members don't pull their weight.
If you're new to camp and in need of a sponsor, we encourage you to engage with our community. Make friends, offer to help, create a fun idea and try and garner support for it.
To sponsor someone who is a current applicant. Please use the sponsorship link below.
If you sponsor someone and they do not show up and honor their commitment, you will be prohibited from sponsoring someone the following year. To this point, please be mindful about who you sponsor. You should only sponsor people who you know well.
All camp members must contribute to STRIKE.*
Strike can be the hardest but also the most important part of camp life. It is a time we come together to take responsibility for the experience we've shared together, reflect and rejoin as a team. It allows us to set ourselves up optimally for the next year, to live on as a theme camp and keep our good standing with BM org.
We also require as many people on BUILD as we can accommodate with early-entry passes.
*Because we can’t all participate in both build and strike due to limited early-entry passes and important personal scheduling issues, we have space for a very small percentage of members to take advantage of opportunities to contribute a larger pre-build effort in lieu of on-playa build and strike. Pre-build include major contributions throughout the year or during setup.
Please contact us if you absolutely cannot attend strike and let us know what kind of pre-build contribution you want to make to camp.
Important Links for Camp in 2018
2018 CAMP APPLICATION: (please submit for consideration if haven't already)
2018 Application Form: http://hexcollective.org/2018round2/
SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION: (mandatory all NEW campers must have sponsor)
Sponsorship Form: http://hexcollective.org/sponsorship-form/
OFFERINGS SUBMISSIONS: (mandatory for all campers)
Offerings Proposal Landing Page: http://hexcollective.org/proposeoffering/
CAMP INFRASTRUCTURE TEAMS: (mandatory for all campers)
Team Overview Page – shows team members and number of available spots in real-time: http://hexcollective.org/2018teams/
Team Sign-up Form: http://hexcollective.org/teamsignup/
MEAL TEAMS: (mandatory for all campers)
Meal Team Sign-up Form: http://hexcollective.org/mealteam/
RV REGISTRATION: (mandatory for all RVs)
RV Registration Form: http://hexcollective.org/rvinfo/
STORAGE RENTAL PROGRAM FOR CAMPERS: (optional)
Storage Application Form: https://airtable.com/shrwvVIHS2vnALSoT