A camp is where the castaways reside over the course of 39 days (42 days in Survivor: The Australian Outback). During the first half of the game, the tribes live in separate camps while during the second half of the game, the tribes come together and stay in one camp due to the merge. Camps are usually situated near a body of water like a river, lake, or the sea. The tribe camp has two key areas: Tree Mail, where the castaways are notified of an impending challenge, Tribal Council, or a merge, and a water well, containing untreated, brackish water, which the castaways have to boil before drinking.
- In the case of Survivor: One World the two tribes lived together due to the One World twist until the Tribe Switch.