When does BarCamp mean Bar and when does it mean Camp?

In running BeaverBarCamp it was sometimes challenging to explain to the uninitiated what a BarCamp was, how it was an unconference , using Open Space Technology and how this had nothing really to do with Bar (as in alcohol) and would not involve camping…

However, this week at SaturdayHouse there was an active discussion which got lots of supporting nods for having a BarCamp that really had camping. As the plans for this Seattle BarCamp come together, pay attention and you may find that there is real camping going on.