Run Free Camp 2018
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Run Free is a clean and sober Burning Man camp for folks whose common goal is enlargement of spiritual life through new adventures in being human and living life to the fullest.
8/22/18: We have left for Burning Man and will not be able to respond to further inquiries until after the Burn.
Please come visit us, and scroll down for 2018 meeting schedule and events.
Our principles are those contained in most 12 step literature: Live and Let Live, To Thine Own Self Be True, Love and Tolerance of Others and of Diverse Opinions, Learning and Growing Through Interactions with Others and Self-Reflection, and a Commitment to Being Helpful and Useful to Others. There are no people to please, no lectures to endure, and nothing but encouragement to let your spirit run free and experience life. Your inventory is your own and the promotion of a shame-free and judgment-free environment is essential. Since it is by its nature a clean and sober oriented group, a commitment to a clean and sober burn from each member is the only requirement.
We plan open 12-step recovery meetings and sober events. Since there will be Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Transexual and Polyamorous members, you should be gay, etc-friendly. And… Since there will be Straight, Monogamous and Asexual members, you should be straight, monogomy and asexual friendly.
The composition of the group in any given year will make all decisions through direct democracy (and mature acceptance). We plan open 12-step recovery meetings and sober events.
Run Free Events 2018
|Meeting/Event Name:||Dates:||Time:||Camp:||Location:||Short Description (120 chars max):||Long Description:||Responsible Camp Member|
|Morning Meditation||Sunday – Sunday||7:00 AM||Run Free||Meditation Space||Morning Mediaition, some days with Singing Bowl, Yoga, or other mediums||Daddy Don|
|AA Open Meeting||Friday pre-Burn through Saturday||8 p.m.||Run Free||Meeting Tent||Open AA meeting – if you think you have a problems with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attent. Format changes daily||Open AA meeting – if you think you have a problems with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attent. Format changes daily||Sprout|
|Marijuana Anonymous Open Meeting||Tuesday and Thursday||4 to 5 PM||Run Free||Meeting Tent||Open 12-step meeting for anyone with a desire to stop using marijuana. MA is a program adapted from the 12-steps of AA. Let’s talk!||Open 12-step meeting for anyone with a desire to stop using marijuana. MA is a program adapted from the 12-steps of AA. Let’s talk!||Random (Bill C, Lamplighter)|
|NA Open Speaker Meeting||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday||4 to 5pm||Run Free||Meeting Tent||Open NA meeting. Discussion of the first 3 steps all are welcome to attend if you think you or someone you know wants to know more about NA.||Open NA meeting. Rotating format includes speakers, Discussion of the first 3 steps and litrature workshops. All are welcome to attend if you think you or someone you know wants to know more. Safe space to relax and discuss||Crash Bilby (Roadkill) / Josh W|
|AA Open Meeting||Friday pre-Burn through Saturday||12:00:00 PM – 1 PM||Run Free||Meeting Tent||Open AA meeting – if you think you have a problems with alcohol or drugs, you are welcome to attent. Format changes daily||Crash Bilby (Roadkill)|
|Al-Anon Meeting||Tuesday, Friday||2:15 – 3:15||Run Free||Meeting Tent||Open Al-Anon Meeting||Open Al-Anon Meeting||Alexis|
|Release from Bondage of Ego Chatter||Wednesday||5 p.m.||Run Free||Meeting Tent||Lecture and collaborative discussion on the effects of inner critic to interactivity and fulfilling experiences of Self with others in the world. Techniques to quiet or disregard this adversary ego and its imposition of self limitations. Flourishing and being with the authentic kind and loving Self.||Sprout!|
|7th Annual Run Free Nekid Run||Wednesday||6:15 p.m.||Run Free||Meditation Space||RITUAL: Write down the most nagging negative self belief, one that is not factually true anymore but simply will not go away. Drop it in the box and drop your clothes and run down the street with others, ecstatic the old belief is finally gone.||Celebrate with others the removal of a tired-ass belief about yourself with others by running naked down the street||Sprout!|
|The Path to Self-Forgiveness||Monday||1 – 2 p.m.||Run Free||Meditation Space||Meditation, workshop and discussion on the path to self-forgiveness and obstacles to self-forgiveness||Meditation, workshop and discussion on the path to self-forgiveness and obstacles to self-forgiveness||Sprout!|
|Mens Trauma in the Body – Daily Recognition and Repair||Friday||3-4 p.m.||Run Free||Meditation Space||Truama stored in the body for men usually goes on without recognition, affecting relationships and daily interpersonal interactions. Learn to recognize the traumatic reactions and gain tools for mastery and management to promotoe better interpersonal relationships||Men’s workshop on recognizing traumatic reactions to everyday life events, and gaining body awareness tools to lessen their impact on daily relationships.||Sprout!|
|Letters to the Future||sunday after the man burn||1-2 pm||Run Free||meeting tent||Write letters to your future. What are your dreams from this burn? Paper will be provided. Bring your dreams and goals!||Join the Naked Heckler for a guided exercise to write letters to your future. We will write letters and then your letter will be mailed to you on March 2, 2019. What goals will you accomplish? What magic will you bottle from the burn? How do you want your life to be? Paper, envelopes, and postage will be provided. Please bring your dreams and goals!||Naked Heckler|
|Scaffold Prayers and Meditation||Monday||6:15 AM – 7:15 AM||Run Free||Scaffold||Join us to officially open and consecrate the Run Free Scaffold. Be prepared to make a joyful noise!||Join us to officially open and consecrate the Run Free Scaffold. Led by the Naked Heckler we will officially prepare and open the scaffold for the entire Burning Man community. Bring prayers, hopes, dreams, and ways to make a joyful sound. Light prasad will be served.||Naked Heckler|
|Art on Tuesday||Tuesday||3-5 pm||Run Free||Meditation Space||Come to Run Free – make friendship bracelets, color, and work on whatever you want to bring!||Come make art and chill with Run Free. Led by Naked Heckler we will have material to make friendship bracelets, coloring books, and a nice space to take some time to make some rad art!||Naked Heckler|
|Art on Thursday||Thursday||3-5 pm||Run Free||Meditation Space||Come to Run Free – make friendship bracelets, color, and work on whatever you want to bring!||Come make art and chill with Run Free. Led by Naked Heckler we will have material to make friendship bracelets, coloring books, and a nice space to take some time to make some rad art!||Naked Heckler|
|Refuge Recovery||Wednesday||2-3:30 pm||Run Free||Meeting tent||Meditation and Group Discussion for anyone suffering from all forms of addiction seeking recovery||Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist Oriented path to freedom from addiction which cultivates a path of Awakening, the path of recovering from the addictions and delusions that have created suffering. 30 minute guided meditation followed by speaker and sharing||Mo|
|Healing the Child Within/Soul Retrieval||Tuesday||5-6pm||Run Free||Meditation Space||Connect with the power -of your own highest self to heal and transform anxiety, depression and past trauma. Using mindfulness, light hypnosis and your own active imagination to connect on a soul level. – Pilgrim||Pilgrim|
|Shamanic Journey for Healing and Power||Tuesday||11:00 AM||Run Free||Mediation Space||Direct connection with spirit and Nature using the Ancient practice of Shamanic Journey. No experience needed.||Pilgrim|
|The Crying Game||Monday and Friday||11:00 AM||Run Free||Meditation Space||Bring Your Feelings to a compassionate circle of friends. We will practice 15 minutes of present centered breathing and then share.||Pilgrim|
|Transform Your Inner Critic Into An Ally||Thursday||11:00 AM||Run Free||Meditation Space||Powerful guided practice to transform old defenses into a useful life energy using anciety Buddhist Chod practice.||Pilgrim|
|Exploring a higher power of your own understanding||Friday||4:00 PM||Run Free||Meditation Space||A guided exploration of the concept of a higher power that can guide us in our recovery. Bring a notebook and pen!||A guided exploration of the concept of a higher power that can guide us in our recovery. Bring a notebook and pen!||Pinenipple (Bree)|
|Women in Recovery||Tuesday||1:00 PM||Run Free||Meeting Tent||Women’s recovery meeting for all women in recovery. A safe space to share with your sisters in recovery||Women’s recovery meeting for all women in recovery. A safe space to share with your sisters in recovery||Pinenipple (Bree)|
|NA Meeting on thursday||Thursday||9:30PM-10:30PM||Run Free||Meeting Tent||Open meeting of Narctics Anonymous. All are welcome to attend.||The meeting format will include a reading from the Just for Today meditation book as the topic of discussion. Everyone will get a chance to share on the topic or a topic of their own choosing.||Jake P and Ashley T|
|Rest and Restore Yoga||Thursday||6:00-7:00PM||Run Free||Meditation Space||
Come rest and recharge with a peaceful restorative yoga practice
|Molly & fünf|
|Run then sit, give it to the man||Friday||6:30 PM||Run Free||Meditation Space||2nd Annual Run to the Man followed by a silent mediation in his presence.||Join us for a practice of letting go. We will run together to the man and then sit in a ritual of letting go.||Molly & fünf|
|Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous||Monday and Thursday||6:30 PM – 7:30 PM||Run Free||Meeting Tent||Open SLAA meeting – if you think you have a problem with sex, love and/or relationships, you are welcome to attent. Literature/5 min Meditation/Discusison||Open SLAA meeting – if you think you have a problem with sex, love and/or relationships, you are welcome to attent. Literature/ 5 min Meditation/Discusison||MRD|
|Lovingkindenss Meditation||Saturday||Noon||Run Free||
Other Sober Camps
What kinds of 12-Step meetings are at Anonymous Village? Any and all. They host several large “Any A” meetings, where AA, NA, OA, SLAA, and any other fellowships can support one another’s recovery while at Burning Man. There are also meetings that are fellowship specific. Also, if you need a meeting, grab a friend and start one meeting at ANY time that our communal meeting tent is available.
Camp Stella is a Burning Man theme camp of diverse queer and queer friendly folks who have agreed to experience Burning Man clean and sober for the duration of the event. Some of us are active in AA and other 12 step programs. Others are not. Camp Stella is not active this year. Many of its members are camping with Run Free this year.