Container Camps and Placement Info

Placement Questionnaires are due April 25, 2019 at 12PM Pacific Time

New info for 2019

Previously there was no upper limit of population for Container Camps. We wanted to remedy this to ensure all placed camps in Black Rock City are receiving a fair amount of space. This update is alongside our recently announced population criteria for Mutant Vehicle Camps in 2018 Placement Newsletter #14. As we problem solve various aspects of turnkey camping, we are making these policy updates to ensure large camps not making contributions to Black Rock City are not receiving undue resources or placement. Our hope is for all placed camps to make great contributions to Black Rock City.

Container Camp Population Criteria

The new Container Camp size limit for a camp with one container is 100×100 ft, which typically fits 19-25 people. If you have multiple containers in your camp, please reference this chart for your camp size upper limit. If your camp population is under the maximum, by all means, please ask only for what you need so we can all support Black Rock City’s density and leave as much open camping available as possible.

Number of Containers in Camp Maximum Space for Container Camp Approx Number of People
1 containers 100×100 ft camp 19-25 people
2 containers 100×150 ft camp 26-37 people
3 containers 100×200 ft camp 38-50 people
4+ containers 100×200 ft camp maximum 38-50 people maximum


Important: Container Camps are still only placed outside of theme camp areas. Container Camps only receive 2 to 4 WAPs (dependent on size) typically for Saturday entry and do not receive access to buy Directed Group Sale tickets. For these reasons, the Placement Team encourages all camps to register as Theme Camps and plan to bring interactivity to Black Rock City.

Container Camp Registration Process

  • If you submit your Container Camp questionnaire by Placement’s deadline for the correct camp size per the population criteria above, we will place you in your preferred sector outside of theme camp areas.
  • If you do not submit a questionnaire by Placement’s deadline, we still have to place your camp in order to safely deliver your container on the playa. Your camp’s location will be outside theme camp areas in a specific zone where all late Container Camps will be placed. You will be limited to the amount of space per the population criteria above.

If you are a Theme Camp with a container that submits a questionnaire but does not receive placement, your camp will converted to a Container Camp.

  • Despite not receiving Theme Camp placement, we still have to place your camp in order to safely delivery your container on the playa. You will be limited to the amount of space per the population criteria above. Your camp’s location will be outside theme camp areas in a specific zone where all late Container Camps will be placed. As a Container Camp you will receive 2 to 4 WAPs (dependent on size) for Saturday entry and will not receive access to buy Directed Group Sale tickets.

This is also a reminder that the Placement questionnaires are opening in mid-February and their deadline is the last Thursday of April at 12pm Noon Pacific Time. You can submit your questionnaire via Burner Profiles. You can reach placement by emailing placement@burningman.org.