We’re excited to announce we’ve been placed again in 2017! Come find the Healing Foot Wash camp at Burning Man at 5:30 & G this year and participate in foot washing. All are welcome!
This was our 4th year bringing the Healing Foot Wash camp to Burning Man. We had a great team this year and welcomed an estimated 1400-1800 people to our camp to participate in foot washing. Once again, people were moved and touched to be offered both the gift of having their own feet washed as well as the option to give that same gift to another visiting person. We were fully packed during our open hours from 9:30am – 5:00pm, Monday through the Saturday morning before the Burn. Thanks again to everyone who participated!
These are Gabriel’s photos from this year’s camp.
Thursday, August 25 — Packing the truck
Friday, August 26 — Fully packed and ready to roll!
Saturday, August 27 — Building camp
Monday, August 29 — Prepped and ready for visitors
Tuesday, August 30 — Foot washing in full effect, exploring Burning Man
Wednesday, August 31 — Bacon, zip lines, lines at our camp
Thursday, September 1 — Dust storms and a moment of relaxation
Friday, September 2 — Catacombs burn at sunrise, giant Buddha hand art car and a beautiful sunset!
Saturday, September 3 — Exploring the playa – awesome lighthouse, giant crows, temple and Space Whale!
Monday, September 5 – Tuesday, September 6 – Strike camp, head home, unpack!
Thanks to the Placement team at Burning Man, we’ve been placed again for 2016! This year Healing Foot Wash will be located in the vicinity of Rod’s Road @ 8:30 — on the road circling Center Camp. Very exciting!
Planning is in full force for our camp activities. We currently have 13 participants signed up this year to bring this service
We’re interested in donations / contributions of:
- Dr. Bronner’s soap
- Hand / foot / body lotion of any kind
- Clean / new pairs of socks (cotton / sports / athletic type, interesting patterns great!)
Please contact Anna Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to arrange to make a contribution of any of these items to our camp!
Each of my three years at Burning Man has been a different experience, each with different challenges and opportunities. 2013 was a year of just getting out there in that dusty, vibrating, lively place, learning that by our kind acts and loving embrace of all came by, we were living Church in an unchurchy place. Finding a spot at the outer fringes of the Black Rock City, we washed perhaps about 100 pairs of feet, and gave away a lot of copies of Science and Health, the textbook on healing spiritually, by Mary Baker Eddy. In 2014, we applied for and received “placement”, meaning our camp was recognized as being of sufficient value to have a designated spot. We were placed close to some big sound camps, and across from the Spank Bank… and interesting answer to prayer about where to be placed! Embracing the opportunity, we continued to wash feet to the amazement of many, sharing with folks who were interested what moved us to do so. We probably washed at least 300 pairs. In 2015, we were placed near the heart of the Center Camp neighborhood, and found people were both delighted and grateful for clean feet, and generally accepted the invitation to wash their neighbor’s feet. Giving them that opportunity proved a surprising and very enriching gift for many. Each day, all 16 chairs were occupied most of the day, with folks waiting (patiently) for their turn. We estimate that well over 1,000 folks had their feet washed. Most of those 1,000 stayed to wash someone else’s feet. Here are a few moments from my 2015 week.
We finally arrived and were warned at Greeters that there were 40-50 MPH wind storm gusts predicted for that evening, so batten everything down that we didn’t want to blow away. We would have multiple white-out windstorms over the next couple of setup days but made the best of it and had a great time getting everything setup for our Healing Foot Wash camp.
We rented our truck from the good folks at Doherty Truck Rentals again this year. Packed and ready to roll!