The Bohemian Club

The Bohemian Club is a private gentlemen’s club located in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1872 from a regular meeting of local journalists, artists, and musicians, it soon began to accept businessmen, entrepreneurs, university presidents, and military commanders.

The Club motto is “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here,” which implies that outside concerns and business deals are to be left outside.

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Every year, the club hosts a two-week long camp at Bohemian Grove, a 2,700-acre campground notable for its eclectic Cremation of Care ceremony which mockingly burns “Care” (the normal woes of life) with grand pageantry, pyrotechnics, and brilliant costumes, all which is done at the edge of a lake and at the base of a forty-foot ‘stone’ owl statue (not to be confused with “The Grand Kibosh.”)