Theme Camp information coming soon!

Theme camps run the gamut, from sound camps dedicated to music and dancing, service camps that offer goods and assistance to our attendees, camps oriented around a common interest that can be shared with the uninitiated. Theme Camps can most certainly be creative and beautifully presented, but they tend to provide a space to do the creating, not to exist as the singular creation itself.

What theme camps have in common is that they are inviting, interactive and essential to making SOAK fabulous.

In 2020, we are looking forward to many returning camps, and hope to see many new camps as well.

    • Theme Camps should be visually stimulating, have an inviting design, a well defined public gifting area, and a plan for crowd and sound management.
    • Camps must have public interactivity. This should include activities, events or services within the camp domain and these gifts must be available to the entire SOAK community, within age appropriate limits.
    • Camps must be neighborly! This includes keeping sound within set limits, controlling where camp generators vent exhaust, and easily resolving any disputes that arise, both within camp boundaries and with neighbors.  
    • Returning camps must have a good previous MOOP record for knowing how to Pack it in and Pack it out. New camps must submit a Leave No Trace plan in the registration form and endeavor to demonstrate good LNT practices to be able to return in future years.  
    • Theme Camps must follow safety protocols designed by the organization. This may include managing street traffic, handling fuels properly, obtaining necessary permits, and other steps defined by the SOAK production team.
    • Finally, Theme Camps must submit complete a Camp Placement Request form. More information to come! Demand is high and appropriate space is limited at the tree-filled Justesen Ranch, so this is not a guarantee of placement. Someone from the Placement Team will be in contact if your camp does NOT receive placement.  
    • Questions or changes to your plans? Contact us at placement@soakpdx.com 

Art Support Camps & Mutant Vehicle Support Camps
Forms will be made available for contributing artists and crew that work directly on art or a mutant vehicle. These camps will not be listed on the map, will not be listed in the What Where When guide, will not have space for public interactivity, and should not have sound louder than normal conversational levels.