Personal Growth Through Unique Experiences

Experiential Community and the Black Rock French Quarter village are currently composed of the following camps. Each camp is focused on specific visceral experiences that it shares with the community at large. Members of each camp dedicate themselves to learning and teaching the skills their camp focuses on. Our gifts are not the cocktails, or the doughnuts, or the wine, or the massages - our gifts are the opportunities to share these things with others. For this reason, all of our camps emphasize participation, not just by our members, but by the visitors who come to us from outside our village.

Appropriated Dragon

Communal potluck dining for all the members of the Black Rock French Quarter village, in a beautiful hall, draped in lanterns and glowing with neon, overlooking the city. You earn your place as an honored guest by helping run the house, and sharing something delicious with the other honored guests.

Black Rock Bakery

Devoted to the creation of piping hot baked goods, including beignets, cookies, brownies, eclairs, cronuts, wedding and birthday cakes, challah for shabbat dinner, savory ciabatta to be paired with the wine tastings of the Black Rock Vineyards, and dozens of other delights too numerous to mention.

Black Rock Mountain

A cozy chalet atop the most majestic snowcapped mountain in the Black Rock Desert. What recreational opportunities will your ski pass unlock?

Black Rock Wine Cellar

The unrelenting heat of the Black Rock Desert is no place for wine! If you have a special bottle in need of tender loving care, we invite you to check your bottle into our refrigerated subterranean facility, where it will await your return under lock and key.

Blind Mistress

A ramshackle space vehicle launched in the year 1799, from the cobbled together pieces of the city of New Orleans. Join her intrepid crew for adventure in the deep playa!


Bubblearium seeks new explorers at the frontier of all things sparkling! Join us in creating this house of effervescence and reflection, where we taste and share all that bubbles. Do you have an exotic bottle to open? Perhaps a drop of sweet mystery to add to the crisp sparkle in our glass? A penchant for rose gold and fluffy white decor? Welcome home...

Cafe de la Fin du Monde

Coffee was meant to be roasted fresh just moments before you enjoy it! Join us on our shaded patio to start those lazy mornings, and cap off those crazy nights with a cup of the darkest expression of God's love. And remember to bring your own raw beans to share!

Dusty Joe's Rust Bucket

The most luxurious shower and spa facilities ever jammed into a corrugated metal shack. Rinse off the playa in oldschool Burner style, while experiencing the cantankerous edge of bayou hospitality.

Golden Cafe

Your home for exotic cocktails and live music since 2003. The cafe features elegant libations served in real glassware, an improvised jam band that draws musicians from around the world, and home infused liquors such as habanero vodka, vanilla bourbon, and strawberry tequila. Donations are welcome!


Rub down from the head down? In the Phrenopractorium we perfect the spine tingling art of cosmic head massage. Tired and in need of restoration? Suffering and in need of relief? Crazy and in need of less crazy? Through a complex method involving phrenology, massage, hucksterism, and bald faced lies, we endeavor leave you better than we found you. Remember, it is all in your head.

Playa Piano Bar

Home of the dueling piano bar mutant vehicle, which just happens to look like a giant piano. Find us out in the deep playa, tickling the ivories and sharing cocktails on tap, or visit our Baba Deck Bar for a spectacular view of the city.

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