Themed Community Camps
Camp with a group of likeminded Bonnaroovians
Themed Community Camps
Camp with a group of likeminded Bonnaroovians
Themed Community Camps
Located right next to Groop Camping, Community Camping gives you the opportunity to connect with your neighbors during your time on The Farm for a truly meaningful experience. Enjoy activities and experiences within your camp that are geared especially towards your community or theme. Much like Groop Camping, you will also have advanced knowledge of where you’ll be camping (close to Plaza 6 & 7) with easy access to Centeroo, and the ability to live near any friends of yours who also join the camp, without the pressure of arriving together.
Family Camping & Soberoo are free to join for the people who need them, while the other camps (Solo Roo’ers, SheROO, & Fan SuperJam™) cost $50 per person to join – similar to Groop Camping. All of the funds gathered from Community Camping registration go towards the camp’s activities, amenities and more.. If you are bringing a car, you will still need a separate Community Car Camping Pass, so please consider carpooling (if you are not bringing a car, then all you need to do is pay your Community Camp’s fee). We’ll help you connect with your campmates in advance of the festival if you’d like to explore carpooling with new friends.
Solo Roo’ers Camp
Don’t have a crew coming to Roo? No problem!
Coming alone? No problem! The Farm is full of friends you simply haven’t met yet, and we want to make solo Roo’ing as easy – and fun – as possible. At this camp you can get to know other solo Roo’ers, have an awesome spot to camp near other Community Camps, and have a positively outrageous (and safe) experience on The Farm.
Solo Roo’ers 2018 costs $50 to join (same as Groop Camping) If you are bringing a car, you will need to purchase a separate Car Camping Pass.
Some confirmed activities for Solo Roo’ers:
- Awesome hang tent with mood lighting and comfortable seating
- Totem crafting station
- Check-in map and meet and greets
- Daily “get happy hours”— think silly fun like water fights!
- Campground-wide scavenger hunt with Roo merch prizes
SheROO: Women’s Camp by MOTHERSHIP
Benefitting The Tegan & Sara Foundation
SheROO is a camping experience for an inclusive community of Woman and non-binary identified Bonnaroovians, who would like to live alongside one another at the festival. This year, the camp will be hosted by MOTHERSHIP, who produce their own annual women’s festival in Coachella California. With Mothership at the helm, SheROO will be full of activities and offerings uniquely tailored to Bonnaroovian women – our playful spirit, love of music, and positive drive to empower one another. SheROO is a space to retreat during your festival experience, a place you can relax with other women, make friends, and partake in new women-centered experiences that you can’t find anywhere else.
SheROO 2018 costs $50 to join. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Tegan & Sara Foundation, as well as the activities and experiences in the camping area. Please note that if you are bringing a car, you will also need a separate Car Camping pass (we encourage you to carpool!)
Stay tuned for more details around programming, workshops and more within the SheROO Camp.
Confirmed Camp SheROO Experiences (More To Come!)
This year, the camp will be hosted by MOTHERSHIP, who produce their own annual women’s festival in Coachella California. With Mothership at the helm, SheROO will be full of activities and offerings uniquely tailored to Bonnaroovian women – our playful spirit, love of music, and positive drive to empower one another.Visit Website
Ericka Hart (pronouns: she/they) is a Black Queer Femme activist, writer, highly acclaimed speaker and award winning sexuality educator with a Master’s of Education in Human Sexuality from Widener University. Ericka’s work broke ground when she went topless showing her double mastectomy scars at Afropunk Fest 2016. Since then, she has spoken at colleges and universities across the country, been featured in countless digital and print publications including Essence, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Refinery 29, and has a running PSA on Viceland. Ericka’s voice is rooted in leading edge thought around human sexual expression as inextricable to overall human health and its intersections with race, gender, chronic illness and disability. Both radical and relatable, she continues to push well beyond the threshold of sex positivity. Ericka is currently an adjunct at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and calls Brooklyn, her partner and several plants (one of which is named Whitney Houston) home.
Catch her hosting Sexual Assault Prevention Education at The Well on Saturday & Sunday 4pm-5pm, at camp Sheroo from 10-11am on SundayVisit Website
Shyama is a radiant introvert. tender and fierce, she is a queer Indo-Fijian woman born and raised in San Francisco, California, now living and learning in Washington, DC. She is a self- and community-taught artist whose work focuses on our spiritual connectedness to each other and to other worlds – past, present, and future. Her art explores nature, futurism, decolonization, activism, spirituality and prayer, inner-love, and dignity for all beings.
If you could create the ideal SheROO experience, what would it be? This is your chance to help shape the future, and create an awesome, welcoming, inclusive and safe space for Woman and non-binary identified Bonnaroovians, now and in the future. The SheROO camp charter is a group project to document the vision, values, and shared experiences of our camp. Before and during the event, every camper will have the opportunity to share your thoughts and wishes. Afterward, Jessica will put it all together into a charter document, which will help guide the camp for years to come. This is a common exercise among groups who want to take charge of their experience and create a positive culture. Now, it’s our turn.
Jessica Reeder (jessicareeder.com) is a writer and ghostwriter who specializes in the true stories of people living their lives to the fullest. For ten years, she worked and blogged for Burning Man, including creating a charter for women and transgender crew members. She’s the coauthor of I Lived This: a workbook for writing your life story. Jessica joined Bonnaroo for the first time in 2017, and can’t wait to spend more time with this amazing community.
Jewlz Marie is a Radiant Goddess Coach, Holistic Healer, and Professor of Communication Studies.
She believes that life fulfillment starts with the healing and discovery of ones own inner goddess. With this in mind she found a way to combine her academic knowledge and own spiritual journey to wellness, to form of an array of goddess empowerment workshops and events. Her key motivation in life is empowering womexn through healing and reconnection of the feminine divine.
Tanea McClean, also known by her pen name TortoisWind (pronounced Tortoise Wind) – She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN. Experiencing life in Tacoma, WA, Shelbyville TN, and Memphis, TN she was always surrounded by people from different walks of life which guided her to becoming a community advocate, author, blogger, and founder of Surreal Self Defense & Weapons Training. She loves being engaged in activities that will benefit humanity.
Mother of 3, Tanea enjoys blogging, creative writing, and self defense/mixed martial arts training. I Am You, her first self published book was written as a first step to show the world that we are all connected, and we all have encountered dark & light experiences. She believes there is healing in being vulnerable. Learn to be honest from within and accept yourself, so that as a community we can be more understanding, empathetic, and loving of others.
In edition to writing as a positive release for her emotions, in 2016 she began training in mixed martial arts. Kickboxing really grabbed her attention, she was able to let off a lot of aggressive energy and loved the thought of purposely practicing a “discipline.” She noticed changes in her body and her thinking. She added Sambo Wrestling to the kickboxing under the tutelage of Carlos Cummings, Owner of Cummings Combat Sambo in Panama City, Florida. In 2018, she founded Surreal Self Defense Training, travelling the nation to assist in teaching self defense tactics, weapons training, active shooter scenarios, survival skills, etc.
Alexandra Velasco is a multimedia artist, performer and filmmaker born in Mexico City, presently residing in Los Angeles. Alexandra’s work centers around the political and performative body, she explores the formation and role of individual identities and how these interact with different environments. Her interest in dualities, in seeing the light in the dark, and viceversa, has moved her to explore the outlined idea of gender and oneness. Her voice, mind and body serve to tell non-linear stories, create time-warped moments and challenge the point of our collective existence. Oftentimes a sense of the surreal, the uncomfortable, and the erotic incorporates itself in her created realities, be it in her films, collages or performances. She is currently working on various film and art projects. Her work tells stories about women that either live in her head or who can’t tell their own stories.
Illma Gore is an Australia-America activist artist, who lives and works in Los Angeles, As a gender and feminist performance artist and painter. Gore’s work is based around political topics and the physical self, the significance and importance placed on the human body.
She is best known for her depiction of Donald Trump, Louis Vuitton covered toilet and Human Canvas project where she crowdsourced thousands of tattoo ideas from strangers to cover her entire body as a ‘my body my choice’ women’s rights statement, each of these projects earned her lawsuit threats and/or had her banned from the internet entirely.
Jessica Reid, also known as the Glitter Maven of the Self-Adornment tent at Mothership Festival, loves to adorn anyone with glitz and glamour to spread the good word of self love and embracing your divine femininity. She is an actor in LA, rides a Harley, and loves dressing up in vintage fashion and costumes.
With Mothership at the helm, SheROO will be full of activities and offerings uniquely tailored to Bonnaroovian women – our playful spirit, love of music, and positive drive to empower one another. SheROO is a space to retreat during your festival experience, a place you can relax with other women, make friends, and partake in new women-centered experiences that you can’t find anywhere else.
Fan SuperJam™ Camp
With Special Experiences Curated By Tyler Childers
Experience the collaborative spirit of the SuperJam – campground style!
Looking to collaborate, jam, or just get inspired? Whether you’re an aspiring guitar aficionado, an Ableton extraordinaire, or just really like taking over the karaoke room – you’ll find a home at the Fan SuperJam™ camp, a brand new neighborhood for musical Bonnaroovians. Dive deeper into Bonnaroo’s main attraction – the music – by joining in daily jam sessions, chances to hone your craft, and special appearances from established artists. Bring the eclectic, storied spirit of the SuperJam – a “once-in-a-lifetime musical collaboration” – to life by coming together to express yourself with your fellow campers, with a few surprises along the way!
Fan SuperJam™ Camping costs $50 to join. This fee goes towards special activities and experiences in the camping area (more info soon!). Please note that if you are bringing a car, you will need a separate Car Camping Pass.
Check below for more details around programming, workshops and more within the Fan SuperJam™ Camping area!
Confirmed Fan SuperJam Camp Experiences (More To Come!)
Tyler Childers will be hosting the Hickman Holler Happy Hour at Fan SuperJam Camp to introduce Bonnaroovians to all of the artists he has brought to camp alongside them in the camp.
A songwriting panel discussion led by William Matheny (William Matheny & the Strange Constellations) and featuring Jordan Hudkins (Rozwell Kid), Jonathon Childers (Blank Range) and more TBA.
A view of different methods and approaches to songwriting from 4 distinct writers with a Songwriters in the Round to follow.
Join Kentucky’s own, The Wooks, as the teach the fundamentals and techniques of Old Time and Bluegrass music and kick up the dirt with a good old fashioned square dance.
A look at the guitar break led by the Laid Back Country Picker and featuring Grant Gustafson (Blank Range), Jeremy Short (Short & Company) and possibly more to come! Learn the appropriate length, note selection, and formula for crafting a badass guitar solo with a jam session to follow.
Fans seeking a substance-free ‘Roo can live alongside like-minded Bonnaroovians in the Soberoo Community Camp. Soberoo* is a group of passionate music lovers who choose to remain clean and sober at Bonnaroo.
Fans can join the Soberoo Community Camp by signing up in advance to reserve a spot. The Soberoo Community Camping area is located in the General Admission Campgrounds, so fans must have a REGULAR Bonnaroo Car Camping Pass (not a “community” car camping pass) to bring a vehicle into the designated Soberoo area. There is no additional cost to camp in this area beyond the Car Camping Pass. When you arrive at Bonnaroo, let the Tollbooth staff know you are a part of the Soberoo Community Camp and they will mark your vehicle to help parking staff direct you to Soberoo Community Camping area.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register to camp in the Soberoo Community Camping area at Bonnaroo. the deadline to register will be May 31, 2018.. This camp is free to join, but space is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. You must register in advance to join.
*Soberoo is not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or any other 12-Step programs. Soberoo makes no judgment on others’ decisions related to drugs and alcohol, neither condemning nor condoning their use. Soberoo is simply liked-minded music fans who gather to offer support and traction in what might otherwise be a slippery environment. Soberoo holds daily meetings at the festival multiple times throughout each day.
Family Camping has always been a part of the Bonnaroo community. This year we want to invite families who want to camp in a chill, family-friendly environment to sign-up in advance to participate.
The Family Camping area is located in the General Admission Campgrounds, so fans must have a REGULAR Bonnaroo Car Camping Pass (i.e. not a “community” car camping pass) to bring a vehicle into the designated Family Camping area. There is no additional cost to camp in this area beyond the Camping Pass. When you arrive at Bonnaroo, let the Tollbooth staff know you are in Family Camping and they will mark your vehicle to help parking staff direct you to the Family Camping area.Please email FamilyCamping@Bonnaroo.com to register to camp in the Family Camping area at Bonnaroo. the deadline to register will be May 31, 2018.