Radical Inclusion: “Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.”
Minors (under 18) are allowed, however they must be in attendance and supervised by their parent or legal guardian. Children (under 16) must always be accompanied by a responsible and sober adult. Anyone above the age of 2 must have their own ticket, and sign the Event Waiver.
Children at the Event
Burnt Oranges has always welcomed children at our events and hopes to continue this tradition in the future. Children are the future of our culture and we want to include them, educating them about our culture and art as they grow and become adults. However, if you bring your child/children, be prepared to supervise them the entire time. There is no daycare at the Event. Do not expect the community to watch your children or censor their behavior because there are children/minors present.
If you bring children, you must prepare them for subject matter normally considered inappropriate for minors, including nudity and adult language. It is the parent’s responsibility to teach their children our customs, courtesies, and respect for other lifestyles. We will NOT change our culture or events to shield children from things you do not want them to see and hear. You must also be prepared to answer some difficult questions that will surely come up. You are responsible for your child’s well-being and should be prepared to engage in “active parenting.” Radical self-reliance means parents are also responsible for their underage child’s experience.
When bringing children to our events, we also expect parents to be in control of their children and responsible for their behavior 100% of the time. Our events are not safe places for young children to be turned loose without supervision; there are many hazards at the Event, such as open flames and other fire effects, a retention pond, and a pool with no lifeguard on duty. It is NOT OK to let your children play, climb, rummage through, or get into other people’s camps and personal possessions without that camp’s permission.
We want your child to have as much fun as us, but you are solely responsible for their well-being and ensuring that they don’t ruin another’s experience. Don’t expect your child to be safe from harm in someone else’s camp or expect others to make their camp child proof.
In order to protect your children and the event, unsupervised children will immediately be reported to Rangers. If you repeatedly fail to supervise your child/children, your family may be subject to removal from the Event.