2016 Healing Foot Wash
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Gabriel’s 2016 Healing Foot Wash Burning Man Theme Camp photos

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!

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Healing Foot Wash camp has been placed for 2016!

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
  • Vinegar
  • Hand / foot / body lotion of any kind
  • Salves
  • Clean / new pairs of socks (cotton / sports / athletic type, interesting patterns great!)

Please contact Anna Lisa at annalisakronman@gmail.com¬†if you’d like to arrange to make a contribution of any of these items to our camp!

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Anna Lisa’s pictures and thoughts from 2015 Healing Foot Wash at Burning Man

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.

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Healing Foot Wash camp at Burning Man 2015

Some more pictures from our time at Burning Man 2015. Over a thousand people had their feet washed and also had the opportunity to give the gift of washing feet at Burning Man this year. A lot of work and a great success!

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Arrived to 40-50 MPH windstorms, setting up our Burning Man theme camp

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.

Kind of dusty!

Kind of dusty!

Goggles and face masks came in handy

Goggles and face masks came in handy

Starting to build out our shade structure

Starting to build out our shade structure

Pretty hair

Pretty hair

Pretty hair

Pretty hair

Dusty tents

Dusty tents

Carol hammering in rebar in the wind storm

Carol hammering in rebar in the wind storm

Core of the shade structure is erected

Core of the shade structure is erected

First part of the shade cloth assembled

First part of the shade cloth assembled

Working on prepping shade cloth

Working on prepping shade cloth

Waiting out a white-out dust storm at Burning Man

Waiting out a white-out dust storm at Burning Man

White out!

White out!

Happy campers

Happy campers

Shade structure coming together!

Shade structure coming together!

Pausing for some rest

Pausing for some rest

Foot wash station chairs setup

Foot wash station chairs setup

Working on setting up

Working on setting up

Happy campers

Happy campers

Happy campers

Happy campers

Dust storm left a lot of dust!

Dust storm left a lot of dust!

Dusty sleeping bags inside of tent

Dusty sleeping bags inside of tent

Dust storm left a lot of dust!

Dust storm left a lot of dust!

Hanging out after everything is setup

Hanging out after everything is setup

Healing Foot Wash camp setup!

Healing Foot Wash camp setup! – “But do you have a flag?”

Healing Foot Wash camp setup!

Healing Foot Wash camp setup!

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Evapotron update – all assembled and spinning!

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Building evapotron
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Working on our evapotron

Washing feet at Burning Man results in some gray water that needs to be evaporated or brought back home. ¬†We’ve been working on building an evapotron¬†to help evaporate water while we’re on the playa. ¬†Mark, Rachel and Anna Lisa did a great job on this!

Building evapotron

Building evapotron

Building evapotron

Building evapotron

Building evapotron

Building evapotron

Building evapotron

Building evapotron

Building evapotron

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We were asked to move our Burning Man theme camp stuff out of the Berkeley CSO basement and storage space.  It was a good opportunity to consolidate and find a new home for our infrastructure.

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Moving out of the Berkeley CSO to our new storage location

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Healing Foot Wash Camp Receives Placement for 2015 Burning Man!

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We’re excited to have been given¬†Placement for 2015 Burning Man!!! ¬†In 2014 Healing Foot Wash camp was located at 9:05 and I. ¬†This year we have been Placed¬†at 5:30 and B. ¬†This is very close to Center Camp and will put our camp right¬†in the heart of all the action.

Congratulations!!!

It is our pleasure to inform you that Healing Foot Wash has been officially placed for Burning Man 2015: Carnival of Mirrors!

Your approximate location is 5:30 & Ballyhoo  and will measure approximately 100 by 50.  If your dimensions contain a + or Рsign, it means your camp is an odd shape.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at Burning Man this year! ¬†Come by and have your feet washed and join us in washing feet yourself. ūüôā

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