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Summer Camp Packing List

Summer Camp
Greetings SCAMPERS! Can you believe Summer Camp is less than 2 weeks away?
We’re eagerly looking forward to jamming with everyone at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL over Memorial Weekend!
As you know, Summer Camp is not your typical festy line-up. You have names like Umphrey’s McGeee, Yonder Mountain String Band, Big Gigantic, Violent Femmes, A-Trak and Griz. This festival covers a wide-range yet vibrant spectrum of musical talent that surely won’t disappoint!
As we begin preparation for our favorite Chicago-land festy – a few things come to mind: Our Summer Camp playlist and packing list! Even if you’re a pro at festy packing, there are a few pertinent items that are simply must-haves at SCAMP.
Bandana – the dust that kicks up on the festival grounds is a killer!
Ear plugs – music goes until at least 4AM, so if you’re trying to catch some early zzz’s I highly suggest these.
Rain Poncho –the weather in Chillicothe is very unpredictable. Clothes for all weather conditions is recommended
Extra pair of socks – this festival in particular can get quite dirty because of the dusty  grounds. If you’re OCD about your tent and sleeping bag (like me), I suggest slipping on a clean pair of socks before jumping in bed.
Wagon – you have to haul your camping gear inside the festival, a wagon for $40 on Ebay will definitely be a life-savor and get you new fest friends!
Additional SCAMP must-haves:

  • clothes for all weather conditions – hoodie, shorts, jacket, sunglasses
  • LOTS of water – water-bottle or camel back
  • ice
  • sunglasses
  • rain boots and sandals
  • cooler w/ wheels
  • extra chairs for visitors and friends
  • disposable camera
  • melatonin (my personal favorite)
  • wrist watch – cellphones die
  • propane grill (you can snag one of these for $25 at Wal Mart)
  • goodies to share (cookies, watermelon, pancakes, etc.)
  • baby wipes
  • tapestry
  • flashlight
  • sleeping bag, pillow, tent
  • bug spray
  • toilet paper

Don’t forget to check-out the complete schedule here:

Stay tuned for our 2015 Summer Camp Music Playlist!


Photo Credit: Marie Steele and Stephanie Bacos