Hello hello! It’s me, Maly, your resident dusty dragon here to start wrangling the support crew for Red Camp’s feature creature- Dragon Heights.
For those of you new to CFT in 2022, we are a real Burning Man theme camp that takes a big pie slice of Red Camp each year to offer nighttime movies and DJ space/dancing, a Mongolian yurt to chill in during the daylight hours, and Dark Lunch- quesadillas and other simple hot foods served sometime around midnight each night to help supplement all your other party favors you may have enjoyed after dinner many hours ago.
We are not officially affiliated with Campfire Tails, so volunteer hours with us can’t be counted towards future registration (not that we log anything anyways). If you help out with us, you’re helping fellow campers and participating in something that benefits the community! Also, I’m going to have some kind of exclusive swag for our volunteer Dragons- so you will walk away with something from camp that can only be earned, not bought!
We need a few kinds of Dragons (or other species, we won’t judge!) on our team this year:
DJs: in the absence of DJs, all of Red Camp gets to enjoy DJ Playlist, or whatever I have on my downloaded Spotify. While that’s fine during the day for ambient sound, at night it’s far more fun to have live mixed music! If you want some time on our giant sound system, this is where you should sign up! Please drop a link to a mix you’re proud of in your comment below. Your music doesn’t need to be 90s themed, but it would make it more fun! We are doing a theme night on Saturday, however- 90s Halloween. So drag out your favorite version of Thriller, let’s see what you’ve got!
Yurt Crew: believe it or not, building a Mongolian yurt is actually kinda hard. We need volunteers to help us raise the roof! This is a moderately physical job- you will need to be able to lift a long wooden pole (slightly larger around than a broom) over your head and hold it there as we fit it in to the Tono (the central ring). There’s also putting up the lattice walls, and unrolling huge pieces of canvas. This job will be completed early Thursday, and takes less than 2 hours
Dark Lunch: are you a night owl who cares about food safety? The Cult of Dark Lunch could use some new initiates! At camp, Jondi will coordinate cooking/serving assignments, and tbh we never really know what one night will look like compared to the next. If CFT’s kitchen is a well oiled machine, Dark Lunch is half a Transformer head at the bottom of the Goodwill bins. Join our shitshow! All you need to do is show up around 11:45pm, sober enough to do what’s asked of you. At the least, you’ll probably grab an extra serving for yourself at the end of it- at the most you can feel like you’re part of a Cult centered around grilled cheese. This job repeats nightly, although you are not expected every night unless you want to!
Please drop a comment below if you’d like to join us and help out at Dragon Heights on any of our teams- or let me know if there’s some other way you might want to help.
Thank you in advance- Dragon Heights is our gift to the community, but it can’t exist without its community support!