Silence Camp at Sound Camp

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Late Spring 2008

This is the stub of an idea.

In Spring of 2008 we are working on an idea for a weekend called "Silence Camp". The initial thought is to have it be around 10-12 people who are interested in the idea and who want to help flesh out the weekend so that we are all on the same level with the activity as the finished object. If you are interested email and/or post something in the comments section.

Loosely the idea is to spend two days in silence together going through normal activites. It sounds a bit silly, like just a bunch of people pantomiming, but it is a better idea then just that... we just haven't quite put the language to it yet.

We appreciate any thoughts, ideas or such that you might have to help and if you are interested in being a part of it let us know.

Some basic framework (any alterations are welcome):
Caravan in mid-morning. Make lunch. Set up camps. Activites such as excercise, eating, looking, sleeping, reading, writing, thinking, walking, and a whole lot of listening. We are not really interested in mimicking a silent meditation retreat, but rather mimicking normal life, but doing it with non-verbal communication. Make dinner. Sleep. Wake up. Make breakfast. Listen. Eat Lunch. Clean up camp. Caravan out. Go get beers and dinner at Pappy & Harriet's and get loud.

If this idea is appealing to you please post your comment here:

We finally have a blog!!!!!! it is way too little to late... but its better than nothing. Post ideas, share thoughts, criticize, its open and easy.


Future - SPRING 2008:

Silence Camp @ Sound Camp:

on a weekend yet-to-be-determined

Uncorrected @ Sound Camp:
on a weekend yet-to-be-determined

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Away-from-Work-weekend @ Sound Camp:
Jimmy and co-workers... April 5-6, 2008
Let's get the table off those saw horses and try out the new solar cooker!

Written August, 2007,

The weekend was mostly a success. The participants for the most part enjoyed themselves... though it is questionable what actually occured? There are lots of pictures which we have (as of 3 months later) yet to get up online. Also, everyone in attendance was given a personalized booklet with the outline for the weekend, safety tips, and the menu. The weather was windy, extremely windy (blow over your tent windy). We are not sure when, if, how something else might occur. A small group went out in June and spent the entire 2 days under the table sweating in the shade barely able to move due to the extreme heat.


SOUND CAMP: May 5-6, 2007
a RoutesAndMethods weekend

Hosted by High Desert Test Sites
at their newest and most remote location:

>>> Registration opened April 9, 2007 at 8pm <<<

Join us for a weekend exploring sound in a large, open space above Pioneertown, USA. Situated in the high desert, above Yucca Valley, Sound Camp is a project to test and play with the boundaries of sound and structure.

We will meet in town on Saturday May 5, 2007 at 11am and then caravan into camp. You will need to bring sleeping gear, a bowl, utensils and five gallons of water. All food will be provided for the weekend. We will caravan out of camp on Sunday afternoon. Space is very limited, so you MUST register.

Registration begins April 9, 2007 at 8pm. If you would like to send us an email to express your interest and to receive a reminder please email Further instructions for registration are below.


Registration will be a two step procedure:

1. After 8pm on April 9 you can send a registration request to with the names and number in your group.

2. We will then send you a confirmation email with a link to Pay-pal where you can make your payment of $25 per person. This registration fee covers the logistics of the weekend’s food.

Only after you have successfully registered via Pay-pal are you officially signed up. With current interest levels we anticipate space filling up very quickly, so please send your request promptly.

We encourage you to email us if you are interested in attending. Pre-emailing will NOT guarantee a space, but it will put you on a reminder email list.