Here are some important notes to read before you proceed with the questions:
Deaf Granny’s Kitchen (DGK) is a theme camp centered around an interactive satirical-educational performance art project. It is a vintage kitchen, circa 1955, featuring lovable Deaf Granny, her many teachable moments, and some of her sidekicks, the Milkman, Pussy, Pizza Delivery Guy, and more! This project is our gift to the community. (Gifting is one of Burning Man's 10 Principles.) We have a web site that explains this art project (www.deafgrannyskitchen.org). We are also hosting several big day parties during the week with DJs playing killer music on a big sound system and a few cocktails being served.
Here is what you can expect when camping with Deaf Granny's Kitchen:
- 10x10 shaded area for your tent or an open space for your RV or hexayurt
- a communal kitchen with a propane stove, prep tables, cookware, and washing station
- a communal dining area
- 2.5 gallons of water per day for drinking / cooking / cleaning (approx amount -- plenty of water for everyone)
- parking for a personal vehicle
- power for phone charging
- communal dinner at sundown from August 27 (Gate opens) to September 2 (Man burn)
- various snacks throughout the week
- opportunities to participate in making the camp function smoothly
- enculturation for new Burners and good vibes for all
The camp fee is a minimum of $300 and is due right away. If you can afford to pay more than $300, it would be a massive help, and deeply appreciated! This helps cover equipment, supplies, the nightly dinners, water, as well as the transportation and storage of camp equipment. Everyone pays the camp fee and you are welcome to donate any additional amount.
Our preferred payment method is Zelle. Use this email address:
Be sure to double-check the address as you enter it. If you have a problem using Zelle, contact us. We do have other payment methods, but Zelle is easiest as it goes directly to Deaf Granny's account.
Please don't pay the camp fee until we confirm with you that you are camping with us.
NOTE: Your camp fee will be refunded if and only if you exhaust every avenue and fail to obtain a ticket to Burning Man. This means you must participate in the Main Sale, the OMG Sale, network, etc. If you do all this and still do not get a ticket, then your camp fee will be refunded on August 11th. This is necessary because we begin spending camp fees for deposits/reservations and important camp purchases in February.
That said, we will work together to make sure everyone camping with us gets a ticket! We got everyone tickets one way or another last year! So plan on going, even if you don't score a ticket right away!
Everyone camping with DGK has a role of some kind. Whether you're working a couple dinner shifts, working on the build team pre-event, playing Deaf Granny or one of her sidekicks, or taking on one of the many important support roles, we all have a hand in the successful operation of the camp. That said, the work is spread out so it's not too much. Everyone has plenty of time to get out and burn!
We aim to keep DGK comfortable, safe, homey, interactive project-oriented, and intimate, yet welcoming to all. Radical Inclusion is yet another of Burning Man's 10 Principles. We take responsibility for ourselves and assist communally where we can, doing both unquestioningly and with good cheer.
We'll want to chat first, so we'll be getting in touch after you submit this form.
Looking forward to talking to you!
Big, dusty, and tight hugs,
Tex and Seven
Deaf Granny's Kitchen is a project of Deaf Granny Arts, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity