Following last month’s announcement of a grant to Camp Luminos, our Grant Committee is pleased to announce that it has selected Camp of Misfit Toys for the second $1,000 grant from our Camp Honoraria Program!
Camp of Misfit Toys is an Anaheim, California-based theme camp led by Angela “Lollypop” Pacheco. They have attended Burning Man regularly since 2009, originally as a placed camp through 2014, but most recently in open camping. In addition to attending Burning Man, the camp is an active participant in the LA Decompression post-Burning Man event. The camp’s interactivity is to help visitors construct and decorate beautiful ornaments in-line with the camp’s holiday theme. Besides ornament crafting, they also deliver toys from “Santa” and gift milk and cookies.
The grant from Burner Network, funded by burners for burners, will help Camp of Misfit Toys return to the playa in 2022 so that they can again offer their unique ornament crafting opportunity at Burning Man.
We believe that camps like Camp of Misfit Toys, and the interactivity they provide, whether as placed camps or in open camping, are the heart and soul of the Burning Man experience, and we are thankful to our donors and volunteers for helping us support them.
Congratulations again to Lollypop and her camp on their grant!