11 08 2013


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Camp Stella Dues 2013

12 02 2013

Here’s the dues breakdown for 2013:

$75 – before March 15

$100 – on 3/15

$125 – on 4/15

$150 – on 5/15

$175 – on 6/15

$200 – on 7/15

$250 – on 8/15

Hello from “Sugar Bunny”

19 03 2012

Hello all,

Sugarbunny here (aka Matthew).  Wanted to make a brief post to introduce myself and welcome all of those who are interested in camping with Stella this year.  We have had one planning meeting so far (minutes to be posted soon) just to get the ball rolling and will be planning another real soon.  Please feel free contact me or “Alterna-Daddy” (aka Tom) with any questions or comments.

Cannot wait to get back “home”


2012 Planning Meeting

10 03 2012
Hey everyone,


First off, Matt and I want to say what an honor it is to be asked to cary the torch for Stella this year – we’re very excited about sharing this adventure with all of you.
In line with that, we would like to have our first planning meeting for Stella this coming Monday, March 12th, at 7pm at my house. We welcome all who want to lend a hand, all who want to join Stella, and all who are thinking of possible joining Stella – the more the merrier!
We’ll be discussing fundraising, what our (the group) vision for Stella is this year, and any other pertinent topics that come up.
Hope to see as many of you there as possible!
My address is 33 Elgin Park #10 (near Valencia/Duboce,my street runs btwn Duboce and Market).

Camp Layout

26 08 2011

The Plan

Please keep in mind this is only a plan.  I’ve recently made a few minor tweaks to our design based on updated information on wind and sunrise direction.  The assumption is  that we will be placed on the same side of the street that we are usually on.

I’ve also switched the position of the RVs to account for a schedule change (Peter’s RV is coming up earlier).

Those of us that are arriving early will do our best to make it easy for you to find your spot.

Again, this is only a plan.  Please be willing to be flexible.

First on the Scene: Daddy Don

Daddy Don is already on the playa with a camp that is  20′-23′ feet wide and 30′-35′ feet deep.  His camp starts about 30′ in.

Sunday “Early Arrivals”

  • Kevin – You are right on the street, as requested.
  • Sean & Mark – Please park the RV about 4′ from our neighbors camp to allow for pedestrian and bicycle access to the interior of our camp.  You should be approximately 12′ from the road.  Assuming that the generator exhaust is released on the driver side, please park with your nose to the street so that exhaust doesn’t fill the Family Tent area.
  • Mojo – Your camp should be no closer then 20′ from our neighbors to the side.  And the front of your tent should start around 25′ from our back border.  Until Sprout gets in on Sunday night, please don’t set up your shade structure much more than 4′ in front of your tent.  We can help you move it further forward on Tuesday if you like.
  • Kraig – I’m not really sure when you’ll arrive but please set up your tent right behind Daddy Don’s tent along the border of our neighbor to the left.
  • Sanddog – Your tent will fit snugly on the left side of Mojo’s tent.
  • Camp Stella Truck – 30′ from the road.  Approximately 15′ from our border on the right.
  • Jefferson & Emo – Our tent is just behind the Stella Truck.

Sunday Midnight Madness

Within a few hours of midnight we will expect to welcome Alex, Tom, and Matthew.  Look for solar garden lights which will mark your spot.  Mojo will already be set up on your left.  Then from left to right we have Tom, Matthew and Alex.  Alex, Sprout will be your neighbor to the right by the end of today.

Alexis and Tabitha may also be arriving in the first few hours of Monday morning if Tabitha is unable to score an early pass.  Alexis and Tabitha, please look for solar lights to illuminate your spot.  You will be about 30′ back off the road.  Also, keep in mind that a ramp will sometimes extend out of the back of the Camp Stella gear truck.  If you set up as illustrated, you should have protection from morning light.

Monday morning after breakfast, we’ll set up our meeting tent, the Family Tent, our communal kitchen and our privacy shower.

Monday Afternoon – Billy Bob and Crew

Monday afternoon Billy Bob, Charles and Cup Cake will join us.  Billy Bob is bringing the bike racks he made so we’ll set those up after his crew arrives.  This is the largest RV and is positioned here for maximum wind protection of the “Family Tent.”  Billy Bob, please park facing the meeting tent so that your generator exhaust exits on the street side rather than into the family tent area.

Monday Night is Sprout Night!

Sprout, please enter the camp between Kevin’s tent on the far left and our meeting tents.  As you drive into the camp, the meeting tents will be on your right, followed by Alexis and Tabitha’s SUV.  Take a right and drive all the way to the far corner of the camp.  Park your Jeep as shown for morning sun protection or on the right side for wind protection.

We will set up the big evap pond and tandem exhibition shower structure on Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday Night – Peter & Patrick Night

Peter, please enter the camp between Kevin’s tent on the far left and our meeting tents.  As you drive into the camp, the meeting tents will be on your right, followed by Alexis and Tabitha’s SUV.  Take a right after the SUV and park between the long evap pond and Jeferson and Emory’s tent.  This puts you close to your RV and will provide Jefferson and Emo with a little morning sun protection.  Thank you!  And welcome home.

Nice Work 2010 Stella!

8 08 2011

Moop impact is measured by the time and effort spent by the crew in a particular location within the Black Rock City grid and is assigned the color code of Green, Yellow, and Red.

In a Red Impact Area the line sweep moves very slow, sometimes to a dead stop.
In a Yellow Impact Area the line sweep moves moderate stop and go pace.
Green Impact Area, the line moves fairly quickly. Moop is often still found, but not enough to break our stride.

The speed and progression of the Line is monitored by the Line Bosses and recorded by the Moop Scribes using GPS technology, computer tablets, and photos.  The data is compiled and translated into the Moop Map on a daily basis.

Playa Restoration’s primary goal is to Leave No Trace to the best of our ability and passing the BLM Site Inspection of Black Rock City within the 1-month deadline after the event’s end.

Camp Stella’s 2010 score: 100% Green

And the winner is…

3 08 2011

The lucky winner of the Ride of Passage is Camp Stella’s own Sean Davison.

We sold a total of 300 tickets from 11 states, Canada and the UK.  Total revenue generated was $1,250.  This will go towards renting our camp truck, paying for our year-round storage facility, and camp infrastructure.  Thank you to everyone who bought tickets.

Seans victory is bitter sweet.  We’re crestfallen that you didn’t win.  We were rooting for you all along.  But we’re also very pleased that the bike went to a virgin burner who has been a stellar team player.  Sean has been very active with the camp ferreting out supplies, pitching in where ever he can.  He has already been a great example of many of the Burning Man principles including: Gifting, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, and Participation.

Sean increased his odds buy buying 15 tickets.

The drawing was held on Friday, July 29th with Sanddog, Jefferson and Tom witnessing.  We used randompicker.com to select the winner.

Special thanks goes out to Mojo for promoting the event, Sanddog for doing the administrative work, and to Ube Urban who gave us a killer deal on the custom paint.  Enjoy the ride Sean!