Camp Beaverton is an intentional, experimental, and experiential Burning Man community theme camp. Our goal is to provide a safe space for women on- and off-playa. We encourage education, participation, inquiry, conversation, and self-reflection. We extend our goals to the greater Black Rock community by hosting workshops and social events.
1. Beaver territory is open to all Burners 18+ with the exception of our Beaver Dome, which is recognized as a safe space for women. We affirm that all people who identify as cis and trans women, genderqueer, or trans folks are welcome in our space, regardless of names, pronouns, and gender assigned at birth.
2. All people shall be addressed with their pronouns and designated name, and we avoid using body parts to describe genders. Camp Beaverton is an explicitly trans-inclusive space.
3. Camp Beaverton is a source for information and education regarding gender, sexuality, consent, and many more sensitive and nuanced subjects. During the Burn, we offer many workshops where people are free to attend and ask questions. Outside of workshops, we are happy, but not obliged, to answer questions and have discussions with visitors to camp, provided prior consent is obtained by all parties.
4. We approach every interaction with respect and assume people’s best intentions. However, we will speak up, and encourage others to as well, when someone says or does something that reinforces inequality or otherwise discriminates, including comments or behaviors that are racist, sexist, ableist, cissexist, heterosexist, classist, or personally hurtful. When called out, we will strive to respond gracefully, rather than defensively. Calling out is meant to educate, not to shame.
5. We strive to use inclusive language and avoid default phrases and terms that further discriminate, ostracize, and marginalize people.