Theme camps are designed and created with the intention of welcoming, engaging and entertaining other participants. Think of them as little villages within the larger village of Tankwa Town. You’re collectively creating a space open to all who want to participate, and generating a fabulous project to share with the community.
You can do pretty much anything that strikes your fancy: a sunset margarita bar, an afternoon braai and ice-cream station, an epic party, a soulful sound experience, a massage centre, a chill space, offer comfort, a talk, a demonstration, lost mind insurance policies, a water fountain, a bakery, a dance class… what are you good at that others would enjoy, and that you’d like to share?
Your camp can be tiny, it can be enough for 2 or 3 guests at a time, or a dozen, or it could go full massive and be large enough to handle hundreds of people – no matter the size it’s all welcome, and we suggest you try and tackle a camp that suits your crew size, and your resources.
If you’re thinking about creating a theme camp, please read the following docs:
Thinking about joining or collaborating with a theme camp? Head over to our Community Directory: it’s where all registered projects are able to indicate they’re open to new members or collaborators.
Although you don’t have to register your Theme Camp, it’s a really good idea, as registered camps get a specific spot allocated to them, in the right sound zone, and get included on the map in our WTF guide – and also in our Community Directory. This makes your camp easy to find and explains what you’re offering, and when.
Just a tip: only registered camps get frontage on the busiest roads of our city – and those spots fill up fast. In addition, there’s a criteria that’s important to bear in mind for those spaces, ie: they need to offer an interactive experience and at night must have some lighting so there are no ‘dead spots’ on the Binnekring.
If you’re planning an unregistered camp, you’d need to arrive earlier in the week to secure an available space. Don’t panic if you miss the registration deadline for inclusion in the WTF – you can still bring it to the event. It just won’t have a designated space on the Binnekring, and it won’t be on the map or in the guide. But it’ll be there, in Tankwa Town, and that’s the most important thing.
Plug & Play Camps? Paid Luxury Glamping? Hell, no!
Over the years we’ve seen some camps being set up to make profit off others – and our team has had to intervene. Occasionally, we’ve even had to ask some individuals that sought to profit off our event by running luxury private camps not to return. Because, as should be clear in terms of the principles that underscore everything about our event and culture, that’s not how we roll as a community. To find out what the comfort & discomfort zones are in this area, check out the info on our Plug, Play & Profit page.
Ready to register your Theme Camp? Click here.
NOTE: Theme Camp Registrations close on Feb 28th each year.