Camp 3 aka Fire Camp
Camp 3 is located directly behind the ESD Medical Station at 3&C. Fire Camp is the main fire station for Burning Man. Camping is open to all ESD volunteers and typically fills up fast once opened. Fire Camp sports a fantastic group of residents, a delicious opt-in (for some $$) meal plan, a shower, communal hangout areas, and lots of themed activities throughout the week.
Camp 9 (Organized)
Camp 9 is located directly behind the ESD Medical Station at 9&C. Camping is open to all ESD volunteers. Camp amenities include a food plan (you pay a fee and get fed gourmet playa fare), a shade/bar area with tables and chairs, some power for recharging your devices, a shower (limited use/water supply), and lots of themed activities and parties.
Camp 9 (Open)
Camp 73 is likely located somewhere near the 7:30 plaza (it seems to change year to year) and is hosted by the Communications Branch. “Comm Camp” (affectionately known as CommUnism) is designed to be another low-frills option for ESD volunteers of any branch. Since there are low frills, your only responsibility here is to take care of yourself and your camping space and keep the common area free of MOOP.
What they offer: Space for you to camp (RVs, cars, or tents), toilets, and sometimes some WiFi.
What they do NOT have: Kitchen/meal plan, sink/grey water, power for your trailer, potable water, showers, trash receptacles, recycling receptacles, camp dues, or MOOP.
What happens when the Fire Camp is bursting at the seams and we need a place to put more people? A Rebel Camp is formed! Rebel camp charges a fee similar to the other supported camps, has a gourmet meal plan, a shade/bar area, some power for recharging your devices, and a showering spot. Their location is TBD each year but likely close to the 5:30 radial somewhere.
The ‘Burbs (typically located near Camp 3) were organically formed in 2013 when a few of the people arriving pre-event to help with set up got together and set up camp just before the rainstorm. More people came, hippie fishing ensued, and a camp was born. There are no amenities here except some shade. This camp grows in a creative and organic way every year and is filled with ESD volunteers from all branches. You can camp anywhere in the large space that suits your fancy.
Want to volunteer? Go to the Burning Man website to participate!