Centre Camp

Centre Camp has many functions, but one of the best things about it? Hot coffee! You guessed it - We have the best fire-side coffee baristas the Fraya can offer! Stop by to check out the art, get information about events, listen to some music, enjoy the fire, or return an item to the Lost & Found. You can also talk to one of our volunteers about how to host an event in our space! 

What we do

Centre Camp is the common area of Freezer Burn, and like the Centre Camp at Burning Man, offers a space to rest, reflect, appreciate, communicate and enjoy. There are only three wood burning campfires at Freezer Burn, and one of them is at Centre Camp. Bring your own cup and get filled with possibly the best cup of coffee the Fraya can provide - If you are a barista or purveyor of fine coffee, this may be the place for you. Organized ice sales (sometimes less reliable than other times) can also be arranged through Centre Camp which saves you walking up the hill to the house! Centre Camp is also the new location for the Lost & Found.

Team Dynamics

Centre Camp can be run with a team of volunteers, but it is best to have one or two in the Lead or Co-Lead positions. Both Leads should be on-site for the duration of the event and they are the individuals that schedule the volunteer shifts. Centre Camp also directly interacts with the landowner “House” who supplies ice for sale at the event. Centre Camp works closely with the Placement and Lost & Found teams.

Number of Volunteers

minimum 20, maximum 30

Shift Length

3-4 hours on site minimum

Pre-Event Tasks

  • Monitor the dedicated email (Leads)
  • Join and utilize the Production Communication Platform, example: Slack (Leads)
  • Communicate with the Volunteer Coordination team, and new volunteers (Leads)
  • Correspond with the WWW team to ensure up to date information is published (Leads)
  • Pre-plan and work to create a welcoming and unique ambiance (Volunteers)
  • Create a schedule for volunteer shifts (Leads)
  • Organize wood for the campfire (Leads)
  • Organize Ice sales by contacting Landowners to find out how they want to sell ice. The landowner supplies Ice at a specified price to our participants; the Centre Camp location is the middle vendor between House and participant (Leads)
  • Organize required coffee materials (Leads)
  • Coordinate with the Lost and Found Team (Leads)

Event Tasks

  • Set up Centre Camp structure (Volunteers)
  • Serve coffee (Volunteers)
  • Schedule and service the ice sales (Volunteers)
  • Ensure the campfire is attended at all times it is lit (Volunteers)
  • Provide a fun space for all participants (Volunteers)

Post-Event Tasks

  • Tear down of the Centre Camp structure (Volunteers)
  • Inventory of supplies (Leads)
  • Write an AfterBurn report (Leads)

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