ToorCamp, the American hacker camp, first “launched” at the Titan-1 Missile Silo in Washington State in 2009. The second and third ToorCamp happened in 2012 and 2014 on the beautiful Washington Coast. This year we’re continuing the tradition by moving to the Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island, WA and are looking for groups to participate. Show off your crazy projects you’ve been working on, bring some ideas you want to hack on with the other technology experts that will be showing up, organize a campsite with all of your friends and show how awesome your group is, or just see what all the other groups are up to. It’s up to you! Either way, we’d like to show that the US can throw down as much as the European hacker camps (CCC Camp, HAR, etc) so this is your invitation to come!
ToorCamp is going to be held at the Doe Bay Resort in Orcas Island, WA on June 8th-12th, 2016. It’s located on one of the San Juan Islands in between mainland Washington State and Canada. Doe Bay offers a variety of accommodations on 38 acres of the most beautiful, pristine waterfront land on the San Juan Islands.
Want more info on what to expect at the camp? We put together some info on the location, layout of the camp, and all of the talks, workshops, parties, and other activities that you’ll find at the camp to give you an idea of what it’ll be like. More detailed info on rules and regulations, check out our Campsites info page on the wiki or for our Frequently Asked Questions.
Want to stake your claim? Organize a campsite! Hackerspaces and groups can request sectioned off parts of the camp to build their own structures, show off their projects, host parties and events, and whatever they feel like doing to contribute to ToorCamp. Help make the camp awesome by getting your friends together and planning a campsite! There’s tons of information about camping on the ToorCamp Wiki. To sign up for organizing a campsite, please fill out our Campsite Sign-up Form.
Want a roof? The Doe Bay Resort has 31 cabins available as well as 8 Yurts and 2 Geodesic Domes for rent. We’re working on finalizing pricing for these different options but they will be able to be reserved by ToorCamp attendees through Doe Bay at a discount from their standard pricing. Some of the premium cabins will be reserved for sponsors, so please contact us if you’re interested in sponsoring.
The Doe Bay Resort is located on Orcas Island, which can only be accessed by the Washington State Ferry (or private airplane or boat). If you are travelling from out of town we recommend flying into SEA (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) and carpooling with friends to the camp. People will be posting ride-sharing requests to the ToorCamp Google Group. It’s around a ~90-120 minute ride from Seattle to the Anacortes Ferry Terminal and then ~1 hour ferry to Orcas Island. It’s highly recommended to get a reservation as soon as possible as they can sell out quickly and you don’t want to be waiting at the terminal all day for room on a ferry. Once on Orcas Island, it’s a 30-40 minute drive to the Doe Bay Resort. We are also looking into chartering a boat to provide park & ride service from Anacortes directly to the Doe Bay Resort for ToorCamp attendees and will post information as it’s available.
ToorCamp is a unique opportunity to get your company’s message out in front of InfoSec decisions makers. In addition to options for banner placement, ads, and party sponsorships, we are also offering Hospitality Cabins in the Activity Camp. These are open for whatever event or activity your company wants to run… whether it be all-night hacking, contests, interviews, or parties… It’s your cabin to entertain the attendees in! For more information on sponsorship please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an effort to get the local tech-inspired artist community involved with ToorCamp, we are offering a program where you can apply for a grant to fund building your art project and/or transporting your existing art project to the camp. Need some gas money for bringing out your flamethrowers? Want to bring out your singing tesla coils from the midwest but need some money for shipping? Want to build a giant glowing ToorCamp logo out of EL Wire and need some funds for materials? We’re here to help! For more information on getting an art grant please contact email@example.com.
Help promote the camp by printing out flyers, posters, stickers, and advertising on your website! Tell everyone, and tell them to bring their friends! If you happen to run a hackerspace, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you a free Hackerspace Emergency S’more Kit with all of the parts to make s’mores as well as a plethora of ToorCamp promotional gear to decorate your hackerspace with!
We want to thank all of the sponsors that helped make ToorCamp 2014 possible. Their support ensures that ToorCamp is stellar. If you are interested in sponsoring ToorCamp 2016, please contact us.