What’s the Deal with Camping?
Unlike many other festivals, Shambhala does not have designated camping sites and we are fairly unrestrictive as to where we allow our guests to setup their tents and campsites.
Our guests are welcome to setup their tent in any of the following areas FOR NO ADDITIONAL FEE (see map below):
I Need to camp With my vehicle. What are my Options?
If you need to camp with your vehicle, RV, or trailer, you will need to purchase either a Sunshine or Starlight parking decal and will only be able to setup camp with your vehicle in the respective zone. There are no free camping options available if you want to camp with your vehicle.
Car-camping decals are only available on-site and are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Although Sunshine decals are generally available all weekend, Starlight decals usually sell out quite quickly. In 2015, our Starlight decals sold out during the evening of the Tuesday, pre-show.
Shambhala Crew and Vendor Crew members will not be permitted to purchase a Starlight decal for their vehicle, unless they are sleeping in it.
What is ShambhaLodging?
ShambhaLodging is our premium camping service, offering reserved campsites in the shade with other ShambhaLodgers. ShambhaLodging packages include a reserved parking space within our ShambhaLodging parking lot and a reserved campsite for 2 people in the wooded ShambhaLodging zone.
For more information about ShambhaLodging, or to purchase a ShambhaLodging package. Please visit our ShambhaLodging page.
Camp Clean Beats
We are pleased to offer Camp Clean Beats! A clean and sober camping zone in the Starlight lot. Please join us if you want to ensure you have a clean and sober camping experience while at Shambhala. When you arrive on-site, follow the Camp Clean Beats signs to our zone.
Anyone entering this camping zone MUST be clean and sober. Please don’t bring drugs or alcohol in as they are not allowed on the premises.
How do I join the camp? Come! Let us know you want to camp with us, and arrive as early as you can. Availability is first come, first served. We ask the all camp participants fill out our Camp Clean Beats Registration Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
We welcome ALL clean and sober Shambhala-ers to camp with us.
Just show up to the camp, ask for someone to help you find a place to camp.
We also love refugees! Even if you are camped elsewhere and you decide it’s too crazy there on Friday, you can pack up and move in with us.
Check out the Vice Daily short by Vancouver filmmaker Daniel J. Pierce on Camp Clean Beats from Shambhala 2016 here.
Note: We are camp YES, but we are also camp NO… no, you should NOT camp with us if you plan on using any kind of substance while at Shambhala. Camp Clean Beats needs to stay a safe haven from that influence. We are a clean and sober camp… period.
Have other questions?
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