Camp Philosophy
Deep Heaven promotes heart centered connection at Burning Man. Our camp believes that people's beliefs about love and intimacy all too often prevent us from fully expressing and receiving love. Changing our beliefs, however, comes not from spoken messages preached, but from hands on personal and social experience lived. Thus, we offer to the Black Rock City community a series of "playshops" that present opportunities to experience directly new ways of perceiving, communicating, and being that promote authentic love and intimacy.

Who we Are
We are a community of teachers, leaders, lawyers, psychotherapists, workshop facilitators, artists, dancers, naturists, naturalists, designers (of all sorts of things), engineers, financial experts, world guides and life wizards dedicated to creating a healthy community by living in integrity, being honest with each other, treating each other with kindness and respect, and acknowledging the sovereignty of every individual. We are a consensus based camp holding the belief (through our experience) that group mind manifests the highest benefit for our community, and ultimately for the world.

Camp History
Deep Heaven has been known by that name since 2003, but we trace our camp roots back 15 years.

2013 - Cargo Cult
2012 - Fertility 2.0
2011 - Rites of Passage
2010 - Metropolis
2009 - Evolution

2008 Camp at twilight 2008 Camp at night

2008 - Living the American Dream , 7:15 and Esplanade. Offered playshops in our new geo-dome. Hosted a 24/7 welcoming, intimate sanctuary full of comfortable furnishings and ethnic, lounge, chill, and devotional music. Pillows and blankets were provided for overnight drop-in guests. Art included The Teleidoscope, projected real-time Camerascope images, EL wire, and heart beacon landmarks.  Hosted the Green Shoes Project: a 40 by 60 foot display of illuminated, breathing shoes that flashed and made sounds as visitors walked by them.

2007 Aerial view of camp

2007 - The Green Man, 7:00 and Esplanade. Offered playshops in our new geo-dome. Hosted a 24/7 welcoming, intimate sanctuary full of comfortable furnishings and ethnic, lounge, chill, and devotional music. Pillows and blankets were provided for overnight drop-in guests. Art included The Teleidoscope, projected real-time Camerascope images, EL wire, and heart beacon landmarks.

2006 Group photo 2006 - Know Hope, Know Fear, 4:30 and Esplanade. Offered playshops in two fanciful temples, introduced The Teleidoscope art installation, and provided an open-hearted sanctuary for travelers on the path to the future. The intimate mood of our sanctuary was enhanced by 24/7 ethnic, lounge, chill, and devotional music. Once again Deep Heaven's EL wire, led, back-lit, and projected art and heart beacon provided a landmark for the heart at Burningman.

2005 Front of chill space 2005 - Heart of the Psyche, 5:30 and Esplanade. Created You Are Here, a self-service photographic studio featuring hand-painted backdrops depicting the Conscious, Unconscious and Subconscious; offered a variety of intimacy and movement playshops; provided 24-hour chillspace with music; the rotating Heart Mirror in front of camp was featured in many photographs; and created the lighted Heart Beacon, which was a landmark for many burners camped in the area.

2004 Section of chill space 2004 - Vault of Heaven, Heart of the Universe, on the Esplanade. Created Camera Obscura art installation on Playa, and the rotating Heart Mirror; provided activities such as playshops in heart centered intimacy& poetry, collaborative mural art, Zen of Improv, button making, Continuum/yoga movement, & a 24 hour deep chillspace with ambient music.

2003 Three-quarter view of chill space 2003 - Beyond Belief, Dreamcatchers, on the Esplanade. Provided activities such as vinegar foot baths, t-shirt transfer, Oracle giving psychic readings, materials &training for Burners to make their own dreamcatchers, Wheel of Dream Karma game which encouraged player to interact with Burners they didn't know, enamel jewelry give away board game, rides in bicycle powered rickshaw, dreamswing, dream pole where a Burner wrote a dream they wanted to come true & simultaneously intended manifestation for another's dream, dream banners used for a parade, included a decorated lounge, & had, on the exterior of our lounge, brightly lit large stars & dreamcatchers & a slideshow projectedout on the Playa.

2002 Tomb of Cleopatra 2002 - The Floating World, Cleopatra's Barge, in Center Camp. Provided Nile boat races, vinegar foot baths, tee shirt transfer, slide show, treasure chest homemade jewelry give away.

2001 The Maze 2001 - The Seven Ages, The Maze and Evening Lounge on the Esplanade; this year our maze was on the Promenade behind the Man.

2000 - The Body
1999 - The Wheel of Time
1998 - The Nebulous Entity, Great American Weenie Roast, cooked up & gave away 1,000 hot dogs.