Deep May

Autonomous Polytekne Camp


& Creative



Technology & Creative
Build Days

What to expect

When we say “bootcamp,” we mean it: We camp together. We do physical exercise. We cook food for each other. We share responsibilities. We try to foster an atmosphere without hierarchy between instructors and students.

We run a bootcamp that is focused on a holistic approach to teaching: a shared focus on each others’ physical and mental wellness, as much as teaching individual skills.


We will be camping. Like, really — sleeping in your tent.

You will need some equipment, so you aren’t miserable:

  • A tent and tarp
  • Warm clothes (it gets cold at night, even in the middle of summer)
  • A sleeping bag
  • Air mattress
  • A flashlight and extra batteries
  • 10 days worth of clothes — we’ll have no laundry situation!
  • Exercise clothes for morning routines
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Bugspray
  • A laptop and charger
  • Pen and paper for notes
  • A mouse or Wacom tablet (for Creative track participants)

The Application Process

After applying to the program, we review applicants, and send notes of acceptance. Because our The Cabbage School has limited classroom space, our priority will be based on a student’s clear interest, and them being ready to learn a lot from the camp.


Every track has “pre-work,” to share some ground knowledge for students to have before they come to the camp itself. In preparing the pre-work, many of our instructors have committed to be on-hand to help answer pre-work questions via Slack.

Getting there

DeepMay will be based at the Cabbage School, just outside Asheville, North Carolina. We will have a shuttle making runs to pick up students and instructors at the airport and bus stations.

Please let us know if you have special circumstances.

Flying in

Instructors come from around the country, and we anticipate students to as well. Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is the closest domestic airport.


Asheville is a little over 200 miles from Atlanta, GA, and 375 miles from Richmond. Expect a kind of long drive. For those driving in, please check in with us. Parking may be limited, and some people might need a carpool!