Camp Above The Limit 2009


Camp Above The Limit is a creative, ever-evolving camp that lives by the Ten Principles of Burning Man. We believe that our members should all participate and work together for the enjoyment and success of participants, camp, and the event itself.

Our 2014 Esplanade and 9:00 frontage - part of an amazing inner playa gigapixel panorama by Michael Holden (the croc isn't ours)

The 2014 Caravansary theme led to research across all of the ancient Silk Routes. We were captivated by the architecture, light, and the tales of travelers. Then we found this short video that really inspired us! Twilight began design in January, and our prototype was successfully completed at The Generator in early April... Phoenix led the construction efforts, and he and build crew lead Ethan spent countless days, nights, and weekends working with dozens of camp volunteers to create our structures. JM spent weeks creating and painting the giant and spectacular laser-cut lattices. Despite long odds, it all came together.

The Crystal Medina arose as our tribute to the theme and to our camp's past. You couldn't miss us on Esplanade and the 9:00 Keyhole. Outside was a study of shape, light, and color. Inside was an inviting oasis of refreshment, relaxation, music, exotic scents, art, and conversation, with a backdrop of the silks, shimmering lights, shadows, and textures that provided respite from the journey through our very foreign lands.

Along with our subcamps Echo and Eurotache, the ATLanteans thank all of you who visited us and enjoyed our hospitality at the Turkish Delight Cafe, the Oasis Tavern, and the Afterburner Lounge.

Thanks to all of our 2014 camp members who worked so hard on construction, entertainment, hospitality, the Camp Dinner, camp support, and tear-down/clean-up. Special thanks to Kevin and Twilight for their harrowing and heroic efforts to bring everything back off the playa.


The Crystal Cavern was our centerpiece until 2012, and we still miss the 18 foot long crystals. All of those who participated in the lectures by day, theme dinners by evening, and the spectacular musical nights will never forget. In 2013, after eight years of awesome adventures and contributions to the participants of Burning Man, we chose to take a break from the crazy life of theme camps and vanish into the dust--or at least the suburbs. However, the playa had other plans. We came back as part of BRC Post Office Village on the 9:00 Plaza and B Street. We offered libations, a neighborhood BBQ, a fire pit with marshmallows and smores, radical lighting and great conversations. The Black Rock Air Force F-15 Interceptor flew daily sorties to serve and protect our City and its people. And we never dreamed that we'd become an Esplanade camp the very next year...

The Man Burns in 00 Days!

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