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We at SK8 KAMP believe that every city needs a Skatepark. Our mission is to bring one to Black Rock City for the 6th year in a row.
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We at SK8 KAMP believe that every city needs a Skatepark. Our mission is to bring one to Black Rock City, for our 6th year in a row at Burning Man 2016!     This year, we are building SK8 KASTLE, a metal-framed (MOOP Free) ramp that is designed to last for many years.

SK8 KASTLE 2016 Rendering
SK8 KASTLE 2016 Rendering

Here are a few photos of what we built previous years:

2015 SK8 KAMP
2015 SK8 KAMP
SK8 KAMP 2014
SK8 KAMP 2014

This year we are AGAIN joining forces with Dustfish, Sextant and Fourth Eye camps to create Dustfish Village with our INSANE placement at 7 & Esplanade. We'll be right next to Center Camp in the middle of everything. Think the 24/7 Sk8 sessions you've come to love and expect with the addition of zip lines, tesla coils and nightly live entertainment from our sister camps.  

Dustfish Village
Dustfish Village

We like to mix up the park design each year to try out new things. This year, in addition to our existing pieces, we are also building a new metal-framed ramp and will have interactive flame effects built into the ramps! 

 

 

 Every year an incredible group of skaters, builders, artists, enthusiasts and friends all join forces to create a special oasis that we call SK8 KAMP.   

SK8 KAMP 2012 photo by Mo3fet
SK8 KAMP 2012 photo by Mo3fet

 

We build SK8 KAMP to be very different than your average skatepark. We encourage everyone to try out the park no matter if you have skated your whole life or have never stepped on a skateboard. We are happy to see beginners trying it out and skaters at KAMP will give pointers and lessons to help anyone experience the love and community of skateboarding.  

SK8 KAMP is open for skating 24/7 for the entire week. 

We say 'Ride anything and have fun' so whatever type of wheeled apparatus you want to try out on our ramps, we welcome. 

All vehicles welcome on the ramps at Sk8 Kamp
All vehicles welcome on the ramps at Sk8 Kamp

Like always, we will plan to provide spare skateboards of all shapes and sizes, pads, helmets, and even shoes, if you decide to wear those.

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Custom Sk8 Kamp Deck
Custom Sk8 Kamp Deck

Rewards:

 

Sk8 Kamp Hoodie
Sk8 Kamp Hoodie

 

Sk8 Kamp Deck
Sk8 Kamp Deck

 

 

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Budget:  

Metal-frame legacy ramp: $7,000  

Ramp Transportation: $3,000  

Forklift Rental: $1,000  

Fire Effects: $1,000  

Airbag: $1,500  

Sound System Repair: $650  

We are asking for your help to make our skate dreams a reality! This Kickstarter only covers part of the cost to build out our camp this year and the rest will be raised through fundraising events and camp dues.

Video : Kons Eydelman - www.kkoonnss.com 

Music : Thomas Moore - www.soundcloud.com/iamcyclo

Risks and challenges

This is our 6th year building SK8 KAMP and we're confident we have the skills, determination, and experience to build it. But, there are inherent risks in the coordination to make everything happen for SK8 KAMP. Trucks could break down, organizers could get sick or injured, weather conditions could prohibit the transport and set-up of the ramps on the Playa as well as fundraising for all the associated costs of this all so we can finally get our ramps to the Playa.

Then there's also the inherent risk of injury for our sk8ers and participants too... but we've all read the back of our tickets, right? Every Sk8er and burner knows that they participate at their own risk. Hey, sometimes that's half the fun!

Here's an injury count from our previous years (don't worry, we take good care of our injured Sk8ers with our Kamp wheel chair and ice packs):
2011 - 1 throat hit/injured by skateboard, 1 lip split open, 3 sprained ankles, 232 bruises
2012 - 1 broken arm, 1 injured shoulder, 1 broken leg, 543 bruises
2013 - 1 broken arm, 3 twisted ankles, 367 bruises
2014 - 1 broken arm, 1 sprained ankle, 1 sliced lip, 162 bruises
2015 - 1 broken tail bone, 1 torn ACL, 15 cut knees, 257 bruises

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    HIGH FIVE

    As a big thanks for your support, we will give you a SK8 KAMP certified HIGH FIVE on the Playa

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    Sk8 Kamp Sticker

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    Your Name On A Ramp

    Get your name (or your playa name) put on one of the Sk8 Kamp ramps so everyone can see how awesome you are

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    Sk8 Kamp Fingerboard

    A fingerboard with the Sk8 Kamp logo on it. Even if you don't skate, you can still have fun on the ramps with this fingerboard!

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    5 Times Smoked Bacon

    One pound of hand-made 5 times smoked bacon. Great for the desert or at home. Because who doesn't love bacon? Pick it up on the Playa or in San Francisco.

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    Sk8 Kamp T-Shirt

    Get one screen printed SK8 man t-shirt. Pick it up on the Playa or from San Francisco. Choose your size S-XL

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    Sk8 Kamp Skate Deck

    Get one screen printed Skate Deck with the SK8 Man. Select from 4 different shapes 8.25-9" widths. Pick it up on the Playa or in San Francisco

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    SK8 KAMP Hoodie

    Get one hoodie with the SK8 Man logo. Sizes S-2XL. Pick it up on the Playa or in San Francisco.

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    Hour On The Megaphone

    Want to yell at people on a megaphone for an hour? Come and be our guest! Be as loud and obnoxious as you want!

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    5 Times Smoked Bacon + Pickles + Whiskey

    Seems like everyone loves the bacon so we're adding more and throwing in some pickles and whiskey!

    One pound of hand-made 5 times smoked bacon. Great for the desert or at home. Because who doesn't love bacon? Pick it up on the Playa or in San Francisco.

    Also includes a big 'ol jar of pickles and a bottle of whiskey so you'll be ready for our bacon/pickle/whiskey/stripper party on the playa!

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    Sk8 KAMP Hoodie + Deck Combo

    Get one hoodie with the SK8 Man logo. Sizes S-2XL. Also get one screen printed Skate Deck with the SK8 Man. Pick it up on the Playa or in San Francisco.

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    Private Skate Lesson

    Private 1-on-1 session with a Sk8 Kamp member on playa showing you everything you need to know to shred like a Sk8 Kamper!

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    VIP Bacon/Pickle/Whiskey/Stripper Party

    Sounds too good to be true? With your pledge you will get VIP Access to our premier party in the SK8 KASTLE. The Bacon, Pickle, Whiskey and Stripper party. Electrical Tape attire will be offered at the door for those who want to dress up. *Note: those who do not pledge may be able to gain access, but they won't have Exclusive VIP access title

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    Night Of Sweet Dreams Under The Ramps

    With this reward, you will be granted access to SLEEP (if sleep is possible) under our SK8 ramps to a lullaby of skate grinds, jumps, shreds, and cheers. You are encouraged to make your own contributions to the space to make it your own. Other than shelter over your head and good company, we do not offer any amenities other than those left by previous people that have stayed. This is Un-Plug and Play.

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    Fancy Dinner For 2

    Don't feel like cooking for yourself? Want something delicious and/or nutritious? Get dinner made for you by one of our Sk8 Kamp chefs! Available on the playa or in San Francisco.

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    Nude Photoshoot With Sk8 Kamper

    Let your freak flag fly and get a nude photoshoot with a naked Sk8 Kamper!

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    Adopt An Obstacle

    Want to help get an awesome park built but don't know how to build, can't make it to the playa, or don't have room to bring it? Donate money for materials so that one of the SK8 KAMP members can build one for you!

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    One Hour DJ Set

    Want to come play a set at Sk8 Kamp on the playa? Come drop some beats while skaters thrash!

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    Private DJ Lesson w/ Mim See aka Maestro

    Never DJ'd before but want to learn how to spin? Come and get a private lesson from our resident DJ Mim See aka Maestro!

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    Laser-Etched Skateboard Art

    Get a custom laser-etched art piece made out of a skateboard deck! Made by graphic designer KONSTANTIN EYDELMAN. http://kkoonnss.com/

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    Custom Ramp Build

    Want your own ramp to take home with you after the burn? Let us build one for you! Pick up on the playa or we will deliver anywhere in the SF Bay Area.

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    Custom Ramp Build With Flame Effects

    Want your own custom skate ramp? Do you also want it to have fire and flame effects?! We will not only build the ramp for you, we will also build a fire poofer and connect it to pressure sensors on the ramp so you can have your own flame effects! Pick up on the playa or we will deliver anywhere in the SF Bay Area.

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