Hobo I-Con Game

Dates and Times:
Monday, August 31st – All Day
Tuesday, September 1st – All Day
Wednesday, September 2nd – All Day
Thursday, September 3rd – All Day
Friday, September 4th – All Day
Saturday, September 5th – All Day
Located at Camp:
7:00 & Ersatz - Hobo Camp


Hobo Camp challenges you to keep your mind and eyes open as you wander about the playa, and play our "i-con game." Take note of the curious markings known as "hobo signs" and come to Hobo Camp, located within Camp Conception. Correctly decipher 3 signs and you will be richly rewarded!

To cope with the uncertainties of hobo life, hobos developed a system of symbols, or a visual code. Hobos would write this code with chalk or coal to provide directions, information, and warnings to others in "the brotherhood". A symbol would indicate "turn right here", "beware of hostile railroad police", "dangerous dog", "food available here", and so on.