Camp 2023 – Call for Villages

Camp 2023 – Call for Villages

Camp 2023 is getting closer – villages, what’s your plan? Cool f00 that is sustainable and reusable? We can’t wait to find out how Chaos envisions a society of tomorrow.


Once again this year, we want an event that is safe for everyone. Please discuss your plans with the village coordinators early on, especially for large villages and elaborate structures. For example, a permit is required for canopies larger than 75 square metres or structures taller than 5 metres. Structures must be constructed in such a way that they are not a fire hazard. Let us know in your application if you have bigger plans.


Cars or similar vehicles generally do not belong in the villages. Exceptions are made for vehicles that are an integral part of the village, i.e. not just for sleeping. Examples would be a mobile hackspace in a bus, a water cannon with a protest background or a car whose CAN bus is being hacked. An open hardware project with active development on the camp is welcome (after confirmed registration), a cool DIY project alone is not enough.

No digging, no large earth nails

Like last time, no holes, pits or sub-basements are allowed. There are still various pipes and cables that are just below the surface and insufficiently documented. So please plan without long ground nails and pegs and do not sink them deeper than 25 cm into the ground.

Village Shop

Like last time, there will be a store for villages where you can order large tents, seating, gas, etc. centrally instead of all of you having to transport these things across the country or rent everything individually somewhere else. We are also working on having community coolers. As soon as we know more about this, we will let you know.

Kitchens, Water

Villages are allowed to run a kitchen for self-catering. (Possible add-on: we recommend that the main person in charge of the kitchen has a basic food safety certificate [“meatball diploma”]. Any initial training that may be required can also be done at camp, details to follow.)

For fire safety reasons, only electricity or gas may be used for cooking, no open fires.

If you need water for your kitchen, please let us know – but be prepared to use hand trucks and water containers.

Music and other noise

Music is great. But not always, and not at any volume. The permitted volume depends on the location. It’s best to let us know if you want your village (including any other noise) to be above lounge volume, or if you’d rather be in a quieter corner. If you are expecting a completely silent campsite though, you will likely be disappointed at the camp. It is still an open air event and not an idyllic nature vacation in a mountain hut.

In general: pay attention to your fellow human beings and take care of each other so we will all have a good time.


Please register your village as soon as possible at:

We have put together a form for you there. The more precisely you can answer the questions, the easier it will be for us to plan and save you from having to ask further questions. If your registration is accepted, you will get access to the village shop for tents, tables, chairs etc..

Remember to update your data regularly after registration, especially if your village size changes.

The deadline for villages to register is Friday, 30 June 2023 at 23:42 CEST (UTC+0200).

Any questions?

You can reach us at or in the public matrix channel

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