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Camp Tipsy is an annual rotten boat-building contest and camp-out held at East Park Reservoir in Colusa County, California, created and organized by the San Francisco Institute of Possibility.

Now in its 14th year, Camp Tipsy is a fun and family-friendly event. Participants build “boats” out of junk and enjoy boating and floating in the reservoir (or as we call it, Lake Lodoga). On Saturday at 2pm, your wonderful, whimsical, stupid boats compete for valueless prizes in The Boat Contest.

Besides the boats, each night features musical entertainment under the stars!



Tickets for Camp Tipsy 2021 are now available!!


You must have a ticket to go to Camp Tipsy. Camp Tipsy’s environmental impact and large presence requires a time-consuming (and costly) permit process with both the Bureau of Reclamation and Colusa County. So that’s why all attendees must purchase a ticket to attend Camp Tipsy. We can honor our agreements, we can avoid people going broke throwing the thing, and we can create a huge event safely and responsibly… if everyone who comes chips in. Please help us by reading The About Page and the entire site.

Camp Tipsy is thrown by the San Francisco Institute of Possibility, a San Francisco-based nonprofit (501-C3) arts/education organization.

Sign up for our mailing list and enjoy a couple letters a month to keep you up to date on all the SFIOP and Camp Tipsy happenings.

Buying a ticket early (now!) gets you email updates and instructions on how to have a great time at Tipsy and be in the know of all the particulars and guidelines to be a good citizen. 


2012 | Flip Cassidy