Camp Tipsy 2017
Monday, June 15 thru Sunday, June 18
East Park Reservoir in Colusa County

The San Francisco Institute of Possibility Presents:

Camp Tipsy

2011 by Anja Ufeldt

Camp Tipsy 2017

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 11th 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.

Each night features musical entertainment under the stars.

2012 by Flip Cassidy
2012 by Flip Cassidy


Tickets for Camp Tipsy 2017 will be on sale soon!

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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. It's complicated to throw a huge event like this safely and responsibly. Please help us by reading The Info Page and the entire site.

Camp Tipsy is an event thrown and sponsored by the San Francisco Institute of Possibility , a San Francisco based non profit (501-C3) arts/education organization. More on the SFIOP (or sign up on our list) at:

Buying a ticket early gets you a weekly email with 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. We can't send you this stuff unless you buy a ticket.