Camp 3 aka Fire Camp
Camp 3 is located directly behind the ESD Medical Station 3. Fire Camp is the main fire station for Burning Man. Camping is open to all ESD volunteers but typically fills up fast once opened. Fire Camp sports a fantastic group of residents, a delicious 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. Camping is open to all ESD volunteers. Camp amenities include a food plan (you pay a fee and get fed a gourmet playa fare), a shade/bar area with tables and chairs, some power for recharging your devices, limited trash/recycling (as this is primarily for the kitchen) and a shower (one, limited use/water supply), and lots of themed activities and parties.
Camp 9 (Open)
Camp 73 is located near the 7:30 plaza (7:30 and G) 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, the campers’ only responsibility is to take care of themselves and their camping space and to keep the common area free of MOOP.
What they offer: Space for you to camp in RVs, cars or tents, shade structure, 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
Camp 43 aka Rebel Camp
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 “bring your own water” showering spot.
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 except some shade, but this camp grows in a creative and organic way every year and is filled with lots of good people. You can camp anywhere in the large space that suits your fancy.
Want to volunteer? Go to the Burning Man website to participate!