Camp Tipsy is an annual rotten boat building contest and camp-out held at East Park Reservoir in Colusa County, California organized by the San Francisco Institute of Possibility.
Now in its 6th 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 Sunday at noon your wonderful, whimsical, stupid boats compete for valueless prizes in The Boat Contest.
Each night features musical entertainment under the stars. We are pleased to announce that at Tipsy 2013, campfire performers will include shanty-master Benjamin Wachs, flamenco band Trio Paz, and mega-headliner Sean Hayes (plus ensemble!).
Our modest lakeside camping trip has grown over the years. We’ve operated on a voluntary donation every year (suggested donation: $100 per person). That worked fine for a while…
As of 2013, 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.
The good news: this means we have an entire section of the park dedicated to Camp Tipsy! We’re going to have a larger area for the shop, as well as separate car camping, tent camping, and walk-in camping areas. Loads more information is available on the extensive Frequenty Asked Questions page.