Theme Camps

Diverse and creative communities on the Glade gifting spaces and experiences

Theme Camp Applications for Nest 2024 are OPEN!

The application deadline is March 10th.

We’re excited for all the possibilities of theme camps at Nest 2024! We are looking forward to welcoming many returning camps, as well as exciting new camps and communities! If you are considering running a camp and want some support, get in touch with us and we will help!

Theme Camps at Burning Nest 2024: Cosmic Carnival

 

(Watch this space)

Theme Camps through the years:

A partial history

Looking for inspiration? Nostalgia? Check out some of the Theme Camps that filled the Glade in past years.

 

Burning Nest 2023: Glitch in Reality

Camp Cream Teas(e)

We will be celebrating all things creamy, especially those relating to scones and jam, on most weekday afternoons.

La Coneja Blanca

La Coneja Blanca is a home for the silly, the surreal and the (Hi)spanic.

Think fun Spanish & Latin American references with Alice in Wonderland/ psychedelia/ Surrealism vibes. We have 50 sqm of comfortable interior space for events, including our nightly film screenings. FAQs here: https://conejablanca.wixsite.com/la-coneja-blanca/faq

Camp Costume Camp (CCC)

Camp Costume Camp will be bringing hundreds of costumes and a makeup station to set up a fashion hub in the lush green fields!
Packed the wrong things for the entire marvel you are faced with at Nest? Come and see us and we’ll find you something wonderfully unsuitable! Are you looking for inspiration and pieces for your fabulous walk over the grounds? Come and see us for combinations beyond your wildest fashion dreams. Sparkly and unique garments made of the finest fabrics that have all been preloved! Is your mood changing throughout the day and your outfit no longer represents how you feel inside? Come and see us and we’ll transform you to align with your new vibe in no time!
In the night we light up and open our curtains for party punters who would like to take their costumes dancing!

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FUKC (Free Use Kitchen Camp)

Wanna FUKC? The Free Use Kitchen Camp is exactly what it says on the label. Run out of gas? Come by and use our hobs. 2am and you want a tea? There are kettles for you! Just remember to clean up after yourself or some FUKCers will come after you.

Buildy McBuildface

We are the toolers; we can make a hole or fill a hole.

A “technically functional” camp about construction, improvement, and helping people (ourselves included) learn how to do both. We’re about playful improvement, not perfection. That’s for tomorrow.

Do you want to try out some painting, learn to use a jig saw, build a trebuchet, improve your self esteem? Then you’ve come to the right place. We speak the languages of physical tools and mental ones (and occasionally English). We’ll help you improve that shoddy Playtech bench you’ve made and maybe even yourself along the way.

We’ll have lots of spare wood and are eager for you to put your hands on it.

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Camp Crumpet

Come to Crumpet for the banging tunes, also the… banging. Camp Crumpet will be playing excellent music and burning twinkly lights Wednesday to Sunday night. It’s a great space for dancing, chilling and play. Nothing is compulsory, everything is permitted, just don’t bother anyone else. During the day, we will be running workshops and performances, check out our notice board for the schedule.

We work hard to enable a safe and inclusive space for all, both for anyone wanting to engage in intimacy, but especially for our LGBTQIA+ community. Our trained camp members are on hand whenever the play space is open to ensure that guests are respecting consent.

Flim Flam

Flim Flam is a co-creative group of friends who enjoy dressing up for impromptu, immersive performances, running small festival venues and bringing a bit of nonsense to burns. Every member of the Flamily is motivated to create a platform for anyone to embrace their innate silliness. This year at Nest our theme camp will be home to a bombastic and obnoxious item of furniture, and a whole host of eccentric characters, plus impromptu walkabout acts when we feel like it.

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Sober Camp

A camp for people free of alcohol and other substance induced altered states.

Magic Shack

The magic shack is a family friendly chill space offering games activities and a space to escape the hustle with a brew and a chin wag. But that’s not all, this year we will be bringing our crystal maze inspired exhibition through time and inviting you to join us in our build mission to bring it to life.

Deadly White Shade

The Deadly White Shade welcomes you to our mahoosive, yet cosy, bell tent, and our schedule of fun events for all ages, including the annual Nest highlight; the Ambassador’s Reception. We’re a laidback, mostly daytime/early evening camp as we’re situated in the camping field, and our space is open for spontaneous workshops. Keep an eye on our whiteboard for last minute events, or just drop by, say hello, and hang out with us!

Psychedellyfish

The Psychedellyfish Matriarch is once again visiting the glade on her annual migration to the spawning grounds in the depths of your subconscious. Following closely behind are her menagerie of lesser Jellies! Devoted to the cause of musical expansion of mind through the medium of dance and light!

A recent fracture in the oneness that is the swarm has led to a faction that now serves cocktails to corrupt those worthy of the mother. . . also we have submarine pancakes.

Find us in the Deep Glade for a delectable boogie.

Our gloopy innards are available for workshops in the day time. We are also taking applications for performances throughout the week. Swim on over to this form and smash your tentacles against that keyboard.

Panravia

Welcome to Panravia, your home away from home. A cosy spot where you can put your feet up and relax with your fellow travelers.

You are invited to join us to deepen your connection to yourself and to others. From our daily tea service and nightly fires, to frequent cuddle puddles and workshops exploring conscious connection – we create a friendly space to chill, unwind and recharge.

We`re inviting you to host your workshops in Panravia. We will have a covered bell tent space as well as a cosy outdoor fire. If this sounds like it would align with your workshop, please do fill out this form.

The Flamin’ Merkin

The core purpose of The Flamin’ Merkin has always been the gifting of large quantities of top-quality Margaritas, and this remains the case for Nest 2023. We’ll be running our traditional Margarita happy hour* every day – a daily raucous gathering at the bar where the tequila flows freely.

*never actually just one hour…

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Hot Mess

Hot Mess is the place to play with fire. From dusk, see flames dance in time to music, rake patterns in flaming sand or lie down and let yourself be mesmerised by the rolling curls and whorls of our upside-down fire.

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Burning Nest 2022: Welcome Home

Panravia

Welcome to Panravia, your home away from home. A cosy spot where you can put your feet up and relax with your fellow travelers. You are invited to join us to awaken all of your senses. From our daily tea service, to frequent cuddle puddles and workshops exploring conscious connection – we create a friendly space to chill and recharge.

The Twerkin’ Gherkin

Come along and get down to some groovy tunes and experience some fermentation demos! Beats and beets!

The Intergalactic Häus of Mojo

You’ve travelled for what feels like, many light years. Isolated in space, restricted and unable to visit far away loved ones. You spot a bar, on a strange and primordial planet, and land in need of rest. As you approach it, you are overcome with a sense of familiarity. It appears to be no more than a shack. You see a traveller sauntering over to a taxi, they’re singing at the top of their lungs as they are whipped away. What is this place? You smile and walk through the door. It might look murky, but there is a rack of home brewed cider, strange cocktails and other refreshments. It is well lit aside from the odd dark corner… The atmosphere is warm, relaxed and the bar person is grinning ear to ear.

You step up to the bar, the sound of laughing, cheering, and music fills you ears. Another traveller seems to recognise you, embraces you and pushes a drink into your hand. Welcome home, traveller.

Camp Costume Camp

Camp Costume Camp will be bringing hundreds of costumes and a makeup station to set up a fashion hub in the lush green fields!

Packed the wrong things for the entire marvel you are faced with at Nest? Come and see us and we’ll find you something wonderfully unsuitable!

Are you looking for inspiration and pieces for your fabulous walk over the grounds? Come and see us for combinations beyond your wildest fashion dreams. Sparkly and unique garments made of the finest fabrics that have all been preloved!

Is your mood changing throughout the day and your outfit no longer represents how you feel inside? Come and see us and we’ll transform you to align with your new vibe in no time!

Magic Shack

A family friendly space with daily workshops, to juice the mind, body and soul. Chill but vibey, with games, comfies, chats and more. Come make a dream catcher, get immersed by ecstatic dance or just get plain silly. We got you!

Essex in the Glade

Coffee & classics in the late mornings, accompanied by classical music.

A shot after dark – coffees after midnight, accompanied by dance music. Other hot beverages will also be available. We hope our Amphibian themed area will be used during the days and in the evenings by fellow Nestlings looking for a space to do their thing in.

The Antiquarian Speak-Easy

An eclectic hangout zone based around interesting dialogue, word games and fascinating antiquities. Occasional theme parties too…

The Snug

Somewhere to feast your feet, gird your eyes and rest your loins after a long day/night/what is time, at The Snug we will hand you a burrito and make a blanket burrito of you.

Coorie

A small and chilled space for tea, biscuits and midnight soup!

Accepting new members – watch this space!

The Hot Mess

Hot Mess is the place to play with fire. See flames dance in time to music, rake patterns in flaming sand or lie down and let yourself be mesmerised by the rolling curls and whorls of our upside-down fire. We’ll also have a pile of marshmallows and toasting forks, plus hot chocolate for the ultimate campfire experience.

Camp Crumpet

Come to Crumpet for the banging tunes, also the… banging. Camp Crumpet will be playing excellent music and burning twinkly lights Wednesday to Sunday night. It’s a great space for dancing, chilling and play. Nothing is compulsory, everything is permitted, just don’t bother anyone else. During the day, we will be running workshops and performances, check out our notice board for the schedule.

Accepting new members

BuildyMcBuildFace

Skill sharing and inclusion for anyone who wants to build things! BuildyMcBuildFace is for anyone, of any build ability who dreams of wielding power tools with confidence (almost wrote abandon, but safety third people!), have ambitions worthy of a desert, just love Build, or casually want to pick up a new skill here with some other fabulous humans.

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Escape Box

Come and see if you can solve the puzzles of the Escape Box before the time runs out!

Psychedellyfish

Come one come all and jiggle and wiggle your gelatinous selves with the swarm! The Psychedellyfish returns home after 2 years adrift on the ocean currents. Expect funky tunes, much dancing and merriment, and our usual plethora of hippy-trap lighting. If you’re lucky (and we have the sea dollars) we might even run a bar too. Available for daytime workshops.

The Temple of One Duck

A bearded drunkard propped heavily against the Mojo bar once told me…

“Listen closely enough laddie, and the wind whispers a tale of a temple long since lost to the world of men. A shrine deep in the jungle built in the honour of the Great Duck, a being of unimaginable volume. Legends say this lost haven has the most immaculate vibes, the sweetest beats and the finest turbocider in Devon.”

I looked askance at the swaying man. “You mean to say One Duck are doing a hippy-trap chill space!?!” The man gripped me, wide eyed and teeth exposed. “Thats exactly it laddie. The Lost Temple! The Temple of One Duck”

The Imaginarium

Roll up, Roll up! Prepare to enter The Imaginarium: a place for the mind to run wild and reach out deep into the Universe. An artistic, musical, recreational and spiritual kaleidoscope to transport you through the looking-glass. Gratified Ignorance or Self-fulfilled Enlightenment? The choice is yours for the taking.