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BE A PART OF HEX COLLECTIVE

JOIN US IN 2024

Before you apply...

Please read this entire page to learn more about what it means to be part of HEX Collective.

If you are still called to participate in full understanding that we are a non-profit contribution+participation-based theme camp, a community of creativity+accountability and awesomeness, striving toward ever more epic offerings to the Burning Man world, not a plug-and-play, and certainly not boring, please go ahead and apply.

BE A PART OF HEX

JOIN US IN 2024

2024 Applications are OPEN

If you are looking to join HEX Collective (as a new OR returning camper), now is the time to apply! Go to the form directly →

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WHAT WE ARE​

HEX Collective is not a "Plug & Play" Camp

This means that everybody contributes in a variety of ways, mostly love, being their awesome selves, and a badass amount of on-playa in-the-dust work. Dues (cost-sharing) are another way we contribute to make camp possible. They are essentially the camps operating expenses divided by the number of people in the camp. 

2024 Camp Dues (cost-sharing) have now been calculated and are shared below.

Learn more about What is a theme camp?

Camp Amenities & Offerings

By pooling our resources and cost-sharing camp expenses (aka…’paying dues’), HEX Collective is able to provide an epic camp experience with:

Fresh Water

Carrying all the water you need for 7-10 days on the playa is cumbersome at 8.34 lbs per gallon. The fresh water that camp provides can be used for cooking, drinking, and showering. We rent a 500-gallon tank that is filled throughout the week by an onsite vendor.

Grey Water Removal

All dirty water and other liquids need to be collected and removed from the playa as part of “leave no trace”. Camp provides a 250-gallon tank that is serviced/emptied throughout the week. It covers dish washing from camp meals, light personal dish washing, communal camp shower water disposal, and a light-use camp sink for face washing / brushing teeth.
***RV’s cannot empty into this tank.

Daily Camp Meal

Everybody in camp will be on a meal team that is in charge of planning & cooking one meal. Our dues pay for the food but the meal teams need to cook it. We’ve been doing this for 6 years now and it has become a cornerstone of our camp/family.  The food that was prepared by our meal teams are plentiful and delicious. The food and the community it created is always the top listed highlight for campers in their feedback surveys.

Kitchen

Considering we are in the middle of the desert, we have a pretty bad-ass kitchen. It consists of grills, freezers, refrigerators, sink, and other items to make preparing camp meals and your own meals a lot easier. Just remember to keep the kitchen clean after you use it!

Power

Renting a generator is typically camp’s biggest expense each year. The generator provides power to the kitchen, HexTent, fresh water pump, tent city, lights, and RV’s. Charging smaller electrical devices like cell phones and cameras won’t be a problem. If you have a larger power need, please make sure you let us know to make sure we can accommodate it.
There are cost-sharing fees for those who are bringing RV’s (to plug-in to use the generator power) and also for those who wish to use an air conditioner in their tent.
Last year RV fees were approximately $600, and A/C unit fees were approximately $250.
Due to power and space limitations, we do need to limit the amount of RV’s in camp. Please understand that conserving power and saving money are two very big concerns of ours. 

Shade

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and it is also Always Sunny In Black Rock City! Over the years, we have invested a lot of resources into shade to help make sure most of the camp is protected. Shade is often an underestimated but most appreciated benefit of theme camping.

Showers

Some people take showers, some don’t. HEX Collective provides two solar camping-style shower stalls to help rid yourself of playa dust and anything else you might have stuck to you 🙂 

HEXtent

Where the magic happens! Our 40′ Martix-Marquee Hexagon Tent that is the focal point of our camp. Inside it, we have our workshops, opening/closing ceremony, dance parties, and much more!

Miscellaneous

Scaffolding, lights, signage, art, sound systems, and much much more!

Camp Offerings to BM Community

Our core offerings at Burning Man this year are epic day parties with a bar, chill vibes night lounge with a bar, and this year by VERY popular request, we’ll be making morning coffee by Natty an official and more extended offering.

2024 COST SHARING (CAMP DUES)

TIER 1

Paid in full by June 1st — $550

TIER 2

Paid in full by July 1st — $600

TIER 3

Paid in full by Aug 1st — $700

TIER 4

Paid in full after August 1st — $800

All costs are stated in USD $
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RV and Tent A/C Fees
RV cost-sharing estimates for 2024 are approximately: $800 for 30-amp RV
$1600 for 50-amp RV
$250 for tent A/C unit

WHAT YOUR CAMP DUES PAY FOR

  • Fresh Drinking Water (in the middle of the desert no less )
  • Camp Grey Water Removal (nope not individual RV’s)
  • Showers (Not mandatory though – you do you)
  • Shade for Tent City (Actual life saver)
  • Power (Even though we have a lot of hexy man-power, we still need a generator to power all of the magic – it’s a huge cost and one that went up a lot this year for ALL camps due to org vendor limits.)
  • Camp Infrastructure (All of the things)
  • Repairs/Maintenance
  • Upgraded Kitchen
  • Access to Freezers for restocking cooler packs
  • Hexy New Offerings

Every year council and leadership spend a ton of time and energy trying to keep camp dues as low as possible. We do research on vendors, within theme camp organizer groups, trying to find the most cost-efficient way to do things, and as a result, we’re one of the lowest-cost camps providing a similar level of amenities (but less HEXYness).

Every year we become more efficient (sorry, Igor) and we are always open to ideas about how to save money. One way to save money is to raise money for specific projects through fundraising. Many camps host parties throughout the year to raise money. In 2024 and beyond, we ask our HEX family to take on leadership fundraising roles in camp. If keeping camp fees low is an element of camp you are passionate about, please consider…

Leading a HEX Collective Fundraising Team

Council and leadership is already working crazy hours to maintain camp as it is and make as many improvements as possible. As much as fundraising would benefit camp – and empower cool and exciting projects, like lights, projectors, art cars, etc! – it’s an area we are lacking a dedicated lead. It’s also an area with the potential to make a big impact! Maybe this is you.