2012.02.20

Ganesh Camp

Ganesh Camp is my burning man theme camp. Many of us have been coming to the desert for over 10 years. We believe in Indian desert tents, not RV's. Our happy hour is what you seek each and every afternoon. We provide a regulation clay tennis court, racquets and balls, and a tennis pro who is available to help you with your game. BRC citizens 21 and older are welcome to join us in our Indian desert tent clubhouse, where beverages are served.

Ganesh Camp brings crazy art and wonderful costumes to the playa. The Gifting Tree. The Infinitarium. We recently brought the Tower of Babel to Burning Man. It's a 30 foot tall lighthouse with slowly rotating beams visible for miles. The letters light up like an old neon hotel sign. Our mutant vehicles include the Rocket Bike and the Playa Surfboard.

As I post this, burning man tickets are sold out, and Ganesh only has tickets for about one third of our camp. Very sad. Hopefully Ganesh will receive a fair share of tickets during the directed sale. One hopes!

Here are photos of Ganesh Camp, and before that for me, Rocket Camp; Tower of Babel Camp; Lighthouse Camp; and Tower Camp. These photos span 15 unbroken years on the playa.

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Ganesh Desert Tent, Ganesh Camp photo

Ganesh Desert Tent

The Court of Ganesh, Ganesh Camp photo

The Court of Ganesh

All Good, Ganesh Camp photo

All Good

James in the kitchen.

Tom with the Giant Racquet, Ganesh Camp photo

Tom with the Giant Racquet

Kisser and Joy, Ganesh Camp photo

Kisser and Joy

The Ganesh court had swank new umpire chairs this year -- complete with megaphones!

Gifting Tree, Ganesh Camp photo

Gifting Tree

Our camp had a Gifting Tree this year. People could leave a gift, and or take a gift. People left necklaces, cans of beer, rubber chickens... it was an ever changing tree of gifts!

Ganesh Palm Trees, Ganesh Camp photo

Ganesh Palm Trees

Tower of Babel, Ganesh Camp photo

Tower of Babel

Ganesh Camp's Tower of Babel flickered like an old hotel neon sign. It had a very analog feel that changed over the course of the festival, as the commutator interacted with the playa dust.

Tower of Babel, Ganesh Camp photo

Tower of Babel

Ganesh Kitchen at Night, Ganesh Camp photo

Ganesh Kitchen at Night

Basketball, Ganesh Camp photo

Basketball

This year Ganesh had a basketball hoop, in addition to the tennis court.