Help Us Create Comfort & Joy
Comfort & Joy is an amazing queer experience on the playa at Burning Man. That experience includes great art, great events, the Pink Gym, workshops, the drag boutique and shows, parties, dining in our communal lounge, a diverse set of campers, and our world famous Afterglow play space. We will choose a magical group who embody the qualities needed to make this camp spectacular.

Burning Man involves a surprising amount of work to keep it all comfortable and joyful, but when everyone participates in ways that they like, it's more fun. We all do our part to keep the community engine humming. You can volunteer in the kitchen, on construction, as a performer, on setup or breakdown, decorating, providing guest services, or join a project team. We even have virtual teams for people who don't live in the San Francisco area.

Putting on Comfort & Joy is not free or easy. We all help through cost sharing and through additional contributions to help create and run the camp. Cost share for this year is $420. This does not cover our entire cost per camper. The balance is funded through individual contributions and our year-round fundraising operation.

To be considered to camp with us, fill out this application. Within a few weeks of receiving your application, we will call you to get to know you better and continue your application process. We receive more applications to camp with us than the number of spaces we have available, so please fill out your application as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

What's your playa name? *
Or, if you don't have a playa name, what should we call you?
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What's your first name? *
Please provide your legal first name.
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What's your last name? *
Please provide your legal last name.
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What's the best phone number at which to reach you? *
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What email address should we use to correspond with you? *
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Is there a best time to call (which time zone)?
When is it too late for us to call?
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Have you been to Burning Man before? *
If so, how many Burns have you attended?
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Have you camped with C&J before? *
If so, for how many years have you camped with us?
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Tell us a bit about yourself... *
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your interests. What's your Burning Man history? What would you like to do this year? What special skills/assets do you have to share? Where are you home-based? (Take as much space as you need.)
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How did you find out about us? *
Random Google search? Fond memories of the Afterglow tent? Did someone within Comfort & Joy refer you? Or is there anyone in Comfort & Joy that we can talk to about you? Tell us about any Comfort & Joy experiences that you have had.
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Where can we get to know you online? Please provide links to your Facebook profile, Twitter, Instagram, or anything else you'd like to share. Please provide direct links (i.e. full URLs) where you can, thanks.
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