Camp Gemstone is the life project of two intrepid explorers – Ruby and Amethyst. We are two thirty-somethings escaping the trappings of modern life to find a truer way of experiencing the world.

“Ruby and Amethyst” were born out of the music festival scene and have grown up in the burner community. It was at regional burns that we developed and refined Camp Gemstone, and realized that the philosophy behind our burner camp could be a guidepost for our art and lives.

This page chronicles our adventures building a cabin and other artistic expressions on Parnassus – our 5-acre sliver of raw forest land in the mountains of Appalachian West Virginia, running around “home base” (Baltimore, Maryland) with dear friends, and traveling the world with either a backpack or a van. It is also a place for us to share with friends our ideas and philosophies on living and happiness.

Thank you for joining us!




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