Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 Schedule Released

We are pleased to announce the Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 schedule! You will notice some great new changes this year. As our Summer Camp family continues to grow, we have heard your requests and observed the huge crowds spilling out of the Vibe Tent in years past. In response, this year, we are excited to move many of the artists you are used to seeing in our Vibe Tent up to the Starshine Stage with advanced production and effects. We are upgrading our Vibe Tent with our new “Vibe Village” which will still be in the field adjacent to the Starshine Stage. The Vibe Village will have giant tents for shade, cool art and installations for ambiance, and will no longer have a separate stage from Starshine. We also are expanding the programming in our Soulshine Tent with bands now performing all day long until the wee hours of the night!! And finally, we are happy to welcome The GoodBus to our special new vibe area in the campground (lineup coming soon)!! Looking forward to you joining us Memorial Day Weekend for an action packed 4 days of music!

Take a look at the schedule online or on the Official Summer Camp App and start planning your weekend now:

3-Day GA PassesThursday Pre-Party Passes, and VIP Upgrades are on sale now at

Summer Camp 2019 App Now Available!

The Official Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 App is now available for download on iPhone or Android devices! Use the Summer Camp Music Festival app to create your custom schedule, stay up-to-date with festival announcements, view a map of Three Sisters Park, learn about our vendors and on-site accommodations, and more! If you already have the app downloaded from last year, you can simply update your app as you would any other app. No need to delete and re-download!

To download the app, visit

2019 VIP Lounge Lineup

Are you a Summer Camp VIP? If so, you can attend special VIP Lounge performances by Oteil Burbridge, Blues Traveler, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Doom Flamingo Ft Ryan Stasik, Keller Williams, Rob Garza, TAUK, ALO, Aqueous, and many more! See the full VIP Lounge Lineup and buy your VIP Upgrade now

Upgrades also include VIP bathroom and shower facilities, premium camping and parking, special VIP viewing areas at the main stages, Red Barn Late Night tickets, and festival merchandise! Some upgrades even come with a case of FREE Lagunitas beer!

Volunteer at Summer Camp

Summer Camp Music Festival would not be possible without the help of our General Volunteers and Soulshine Ambassadors! Sign up to help out and EARN a 3-Day GA Pass and Thursday Pre-Party Ticket at

About Summer Camp

Summer Camp Music Festival 2019 will feature over 180 artists on 9 stages including 3 days of moe. and 3 days of Umphrey’s McGee.  On top of all the live music, festival-goers have access to on-site camping, late night shows, musician workshops, a non-profit village, unique arts & craft vendors and tons of great food and beer.

The Summer Camp Music Festival started in 2001. Since its beginning, Summer Camp has been known for its spacious, open fields for shows, trademark late-night events, pristine campgrounds, and amazing lineup of eclectic artists and bands. 2019 will mark the 19th year of the festival which has hosted a wide array of talent over the years, including: Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, Bassnectar, Zac Brown Band, Steve Miller Band, Big Grizmatic, Jane’s Addiction, Diplo, The Roots, Widespread Panic, The Flaming Lips, Cypress Hill, Willie Nelson, STS9, Jason Isbell, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Excision, George Clinton, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Violent Femmes, and many, many more!

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Summer Camp Music Festival – Double Visions

Summer Camp Music Festival never seizes to pass without shredding light onto my state of mind. Throughout my years of attending this festival it has yet to forget to teach me a lesson of acceptance whilst allowing myself to live within the moment. There are voices in these forests whom can show you the magic of life. The sacred geometry of how we move with nature and how nature weaves subtly within the symmetry of fractals. The music chosen for this festival is all calculated to ignite a feeling of blissfulness. Wisdom passed on through sound vibrations like piezoelectric quartz crystals humming from our crown chakras down through the sacrum. It goes unstated; but Summer Camp Music Festival has inevitably moved towards the alignment of chakras, the true feelings of self-acceptance and the belonging of community.
Each year the festival loads in some of the most talented musicians of our day. The one thing I have always respected is the diversity of music. They have jam bands such as Umphrey’s, Moe, and Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band. As well as DJs like Diplo, Mija, Liquid Stranger. They also offer intimate stages allowing singer and songwriters to express themselves.

We arrived Friday and began our journey at Lettuce. The music immediately elevated our moods and I could tell the band was more than grateful to be performing. Their sound was chill funk which integrated soulful funk vocals. The band originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992. Its members consist of guitarists Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, Nigel Hall (keyboards, Hammond B-3 organ, piano, vocals), Adam Deitch (drums/percussion), Erick “Jesus” Coomes (bass), Ryan Zoidis (saxophone) and trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom In the fall of 1994, the band reconvened as undergrads at Berklee and attempted to play at various Boston jazz clubs, walking in and asking the club owners and other musicians if they would “let us play”, giving birth to the name Lettuce. The members are very down to earth and do not overdress for the effect of flashiness instead they are humble and easily relatable. Their sound is reminiscent of summer days cooling out with friends and drinking beers with the boys. The crowd was light hearted and easy to move around and snap pictures of.

Coomes announced from stage there was a double rainbow. I don’t understand how we were so oblivious because as we turned around we realized how gigantic it was. The rainbow(s) stretched the entire sky framing us under like some sort of 1950’s cartoon. Festival goers were ecstatic to get their photo with such a perfect rainbow. It was such an exciting start to our weekend. a picturesque scene which I have never come across in the city before.

We unexpectedly ran into the man who made this all possible; Jay Goldberg. Amazingly we locked eyes after he spotted our hat which read Chicago Music Festivals. Jerry and I approached him. He wasn’t too far off from what I imagined; though I do have to say he was a lot more approachable than what I thought. I was finally able to put a personality to this imaginary person I have been building. He gladly conversed with us and we congratulated him on another successful year. He said he has been doing the festival for 18 years. I asked him what his thoughts were on how music has evolved from what he grew up with as a child to what is now primarily electronic music. He replied without hesitance saying how he is amazed that musicians continue to make amazing music to this day and continue to create timeless songs. I was very inspired by his answer and pondered over it the whole weekend. His acceptance for change and youth was admirable. He never stopped smiling and could almost see a glow coming from him. It was obvious he loved being part of this creation and felt very blessed to be able have this part of his life.
Later that night we headed towards the Pyramid stage. It was created out of white hexagon shaped wood allowing for projection mapping to cast. GoodSex was on representing some Chicago talent. We sat under the shelter of trees. We stared out into the moon so closely to phase into full moon. The highlights of the grass and the sky began to transform shapes as my eyes fixated onto the sacred geometry. The flower of life was so clearly seen that I couldn’t believe it was so obvious why I couldn’t see it before. At that moment I realized how perfectly symmetrically aligned was, seemed like the random order of our world is. I closed my eyes and saw fractals begin to dance whilst being embraced by its care. I was shown emotion in the past but felt cleared. I was living my life through my heart and allowing myself.

Saturday morning, we woke up in the humidity of our tent. This year we were lucky enough to get into the forest through I have to say it might have been the hottest year I have ever been here.
Papadosio encompassed the feeling of festival music and so called “space rock.” Beach balls and balloons floated I. The air while totem poles with memo stuffed animals swam through the air. Everything floated and flowed softly like feathers. A robotic voice sang “changes everything” calming the thoughts of their fans allowing them to transcend into the next chapters of their lives knowing that change is alright, and everything changes with time. It was the graceful aging and the decisions of our lives knowing what in our hearts in good for us and liberating ourselves from the paths of what our parents may have projected onto us. Deafening our ears to judgement and to be guided now with our hearts. They were the voice of a strange lullaby easing us into our most vibrant dreams.

LWKY had their first taste of Summer Camp life this year performing at the pyramid stage. The stage was beautifully lit in projection mapping. Their sound was fused with Chicago hip hop and funk whilst including live guitar. They announced their last song while the crowd pleaded to continue. They have a fresh twist on the funk scene creating a path of their own and highly influenced by the Chicago underground electronic scene as well.
We decided to pick up the speed later and headed towards the vibe tent. The vibe tent housed many exciting electronic acts with high energy drawing in large crowds with young fashion combats boots and fishnet stocking. Hula hoopers cut the air like ninjas swords finding their flow amongst the raw alien engine whomps and rapid high hats. The scene was a rush of adrenaline and headbanger banging on the rails. Subs engulfed our heart cavities and shook us like earthquakes. The crowd screams with the waves of the music like junkies addicted to its rush. Each time we arrived here there was a swell of fans who
On Sunday we caught an act that we highly anticipated all weekend. Tycho’s music was a calm night on the beach. Where the breeze was light, and the sun was just about to set. They were the colors pink and orange in the skies that reflected of soft waves of the ocean. They calmed our minds and courageously played the music that was detached from ego. His music is a combination of down tempo vintage-style synthesizers and ambient melodies. His sound is very organic, often incorporating clips of the human element into his songs (e.g. weather broadcasts, simple talking, or breathing). His music captures the sound of lo-fi analog media while remaining both progressive and futuristic in composition and style. Themes of nostalgia, longing, childhood and the natural world are interspersed throughout Tycho’s work.

Diplo took the main stage on Sunday. I made my way through the crowd and finding myself front and center. The transitions were smooth infiltrating our ears and converting into high energy dance movements. People all around us and you felt a part of something. Felt like we were all one in and allowing our walls and comfort bubbles to implode. Bringing ourselves close to strangers whom after the intimacy of closely packed dance we became lifelong friends. A moment that now became flashes of memory in the back of my head smiles of strangers exuberant with dance and cheers.

It is nearly impossible to explain the magnitude of musical talent which played Summer Camp Music Festival. Each stage possessed its own vibe from the intimate singer songwriters to purely electronic stage of the vibe tent to main stage housing large acts and full bands like Umphrey’s. I have always been impressed with the variety this festival has and the generations that can enjoy the fest. This festival is great to find new music because the variety of scenes is unparalleled. The highly thought out ground plans makes for smooth transitions from stage to stage. And the characterization keeps the festival lay out is easy to remember and easy for transportation. People aren’t hassled once in the festival and this I learned was deliberately made true from the owner who has witnessed many other festivals hassling their guests upon entering each stage. I appreciated his thoughtfulness to keep the festival environment more enjoyable. The music combined with the charities and other activities create a sense of community amongst scampers. All in all, Summer Camp Music Festival has earned their stripes and will continue to be sought out amongst artists and music lovers of all generations.


Late Night Shows at Summer Camp Music Festival 2018

Summer Camp Music Festival’s Red Barn Late Night Lineup is here! Tickets are on sale now!


Summer Camp Reveals Initial 2018 Lineup

Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment announced today the first round of artist announcements for the 18th annual Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL on May 25, 26, and 28, 2018:
3 days of moe.
3 days of Umphrey’s McGee
2 sets of Phil Lesh and Terrapin Family Band
RL Grime
Greensky Bluegrass
Action Bronson
Beats Antique
Everyone Orchestra
JJ Grey & Mofro
Keller Williams
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Leftover Salmon
Yonder Mountain String Band
Big Something
Con Brio
The Funk Hunters
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
The Main Squeeze
Marvel Years
Steady Flow
Sun Stereo
Tyler Childers
John Craigie
Mad Zach
Maddy O’Neal
Organ Freeman
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Early Bird 3-Day GA Tickets are currently on sale online at or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX. There will be a limited number of tickets available at this price, and once they sell out, the ticket price may go up without notice.



My Name is Mud – Summer Camp Music Festival 2017

We began our journey to Summer Camp Music Festival Friday afternoon after scrambling last minute for the necessary items to pack. I became lost between blankets and pillows in the back seat of the car to only be awakened by the rain that crashed against our car windows. We drove up with our videographer who was obviously anxious to finally be able to cover one of his favorite DJ. Figure had personally asked him to shoot his set this year and we were more than excited to get the opportunity.
I myself was extremely curious to finally get a chance to speak with Figure after learning about where he gets his inspiration for producing. I am always fascinated at the psychology that goes behind making music for any artist and how someone can use the exact same medium but completely create opposite effects with it.
Low chatter came from the front seat as I sat contemplating over why and how artists convey certain emotions with their music as windshield wipers fought off the water. We inched closer to Three Sisters Park as the rain still continued to fall. Luckily, we made it in the festival in nearly perfect timing to completely avoid getting wet.
We learned a heavy lesson from last year about how hot it can get in the morning. How rudely the sun can awaken you in its heat and stickiness of sweat and stuffy tent air. We trudged through the mud with our belongings to find a camp site large enough for two tents. Thankfully we found something hidden beneath the cool shading on the forest camp site. Camping in the forest allowed us to stay out later and not feel the regret of no sleep in the morning. We comfortably slept past noon this year without interruption.

Venturing through the park I immediately realized just what type of mess the rain would leave us with, mud! How appropriate the first artist I remember hearing singing was Les Claypool. Unfortunately, I felt it did bring some peoples moral down or at least the amount of dancing was far less than what I remembered the year before. The difficulty of dancing or traveling from stage to stage while our feet stuck to the ground and sunk deep into its clutches was Hardly an environment to move around. I also noticed a smaller percentage of girls hooping because of the conditions.
We found ambitions pathways around the small ponds of mucky water. They also as always ran a trolley which was free !
The mud also effected the cleanliness of the porta potties. There was water on the floor with mud that is not the most appealing to be mixed. Up inside a bathroom. There was a high density of mud that accumulated outside the porta potties due the high traffic of people in the surrounding area. Lines were less long for the porta potties because I’m sure most were just a bit grossed out with the situation. VIP bathroom were your best bet unless you were an artist.
Besides the mud I wouldn’t even have complained and after awhile like I said I sort of got used to it or found it fun change of pace from my clean city living. There were so many things to see and do that the whole mud issue began to take a backseat.
There were daily workshops to attend in order to help cultivate and spread awareness. The permaculture workshop addressed natural building methods, soil health, water design integration, planting techniques, edible food forests, container gardening, and much more. The complete immersion event includes prepared meals, camping, morning ceremony, evening discussions and a dynamic learning environment.
Food vendors offer wide varieties of food that seem to expand every year. Choices like Heady Taco, Asian Sensation are some of the campers favorites! There were also choices of Greek, middle eastern, American food, Mexican food, as well as a coffee booth who created a big buzz in the mornings! These choices are great for people who are just too lazy to prepare! One thing I would like to see in the future is more vegan options and fresh fruit.

Another great point about the festival was there were dozens of Live artists selling their creations. I saw anything from paintings to festive pins. Mack Glass Blowing was there making all kinds of glass art and jewelry with live flames right in front of your eyes.
One of my favorite artists to meet was Phil Kutno who creates trippy pencil drawings that are nothing like I’ve ever seen before. His style incorporates taking several objects or people, then slowly fractals it into a larger picture!

Summer Camp Music Festival seems to always have the perfect balance between electronic music and live acts. There were live acts such as Umphrey’s McGee, Moe., Trey Anastatio, Electronic fused acts like Gramatik, Pretty Lights, and Manic Focus lastly, pure electronic music like Figure, Liquid Stranger and Rezz.
I found myself in the Photo pit for one of my favorite bands growing up. Primus approached the stage with a southern swag and his captain Morgan stance confidently perched on a speaker.

Zeds Dead as always killed their set! It’s great hearing their fresh take on music. In the age of anxiety this music draws people together and relieves their fans through their energetic music.
EGi is an up and coming jam band with a great following on the local scene. Ethereal is nothing short of the term that can encapsulate the pure human emotion behind their passion and art. Each band member plays a very important role and you can see the camaraderie and true respect they have within their membership. Their style gives an edge to jam

Bands with their fluctuation of styles. Noe seamlessly rips in and out of various scales created the third dimension to their music. Their bass lines are intricate and full of funk while they styled in influences from new age house beats. They are also known for their strong inspirational roots of Santana, but have endlessly proven that no one style can box them in.

Figure commanded the crowd and was def the one of the filthiest acts this year. Die hard fans came out of the wood works to womp out and get out any aggression. His sets are always so fun to watch and be a part of and his fans are super passionate and interactive. It was a pleasure to speak with him after the set and get to know him more. He is a very down to earth guy who invited his cousin and her boyfriend along for his trip. He explained how horror films have been a huge inspiration for his music and how he loves creating music while watching some of his favorite films. He sported a Jean jacket leather boots and a Halloween II t-shirt. His tattoos only emphasized how deep his love went for gore and horror flicks.
To our surprise, we ran into Yonder Mountain String Band backstage and had a chance to briefly talk to them. They graciously allowed us a picture and we more than happy to talk to us. We ask them how their set went that day and they replied with smiles, telling how great the festival was going and how they had an amazing time playing for everyone. Yonder Mountain String Band is a progressive bluegrass band who takes high pride within their craft, proving their love for music, reinvention, and instrumentation. They have also been working on a new album entitled, LOVE. AIN’T LOVE which comes out June 23rd of this year!
While most people come to Scamp for the music, it can’t be boxed to plainly Judy listening to music. Scamp becomes a place to meet new people, experience new perspectives, connect, and learn more about yourself. Each tent holds a story waiting to be peeled back and experienced.
Our friends introduced us to a young man from New York who could of, hands down had the coolest tent I’ve ever been in. The spacious tent resembling a white lotus was lined with an Armenian rug, tapestry neatly thrown over tables to hold intricate trinkets and the sounds of a djembe drum altering us into another state. Holographic art laid on the floor for visitors to pick up and admire beautiful faces of women melting into each other. A China doll transformed from left to right into a blue smiling lizard woman then into Snow White blonde and back around.

When Sunday came the mud seemed to have dried up and hardened for the most part. There was a path that allowed easy entrance to the Moon Shine stage which had previously been swamped out around its entrance. Today more and more people were willing to dance and hoop without getting slowed in the grips of the quick sand mud.
I met with a man who ran a radio show in Cincinnati with two women who were happy to tell me all about how the music festival scene has evolved. One woman explained how when she was only 14 years old when she hitchhiked to buy tickets to a music festival! Now that is dedication! She went on saying there were no debit cards, no cell phones, no internet! She explained that you had to meet with someone purely out of faith they would be there at a random head shop or record store and buy the tickets with cash. She went on by saying how no one thought about bathrooms at Woodstock! This group of friends have been coming to Scamp for over seven years and aren’t quitting anytime soon! Now I definitely felt spoiled after hearing their story!

In the grand scheme of things, this festival is far more than music it can truly enrich your perspectives and broaden your horizons with its choice of music, art, and the connections you will make. I wouldn’t allow a little weather discourage the natural curiosity of adventure. The endless possibilities and exchanging of thought wrapped in these small psychological espionage awaiting from stage to stage. Though improvements will always come as we age the most interesting part I believe is seeing how this scene is constantly evolving!


Summer Camp Music Festival 2017 – Second Round of Artist Announcements

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment is proud to present the second round of artist announcements for the 17th annual Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL on May 26, 27 and 28, 2017.

Joining the previously announced lineup and appearing at the Summer Camp Music Festival 2017 will be:
Pretty Lights Live
Gov’t Mule
The Disco Biscuits
**Below Listed in Alphabetical Order**
Everyone Orchestra
Kyle Hollingsworth Band
Laith Al-Saadi
Railroad Earth
Waka Flocka
Yonder Mountain String Band
**Below Listed in Alphabetical Order**
Andy Frasco
Big Something
Bleep Bloop
Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath
Desert Dwellers
Henhouse Prowlers
The Hip Abduction
Larry Keel Experience
Steady Flow
The Way Down Wanderers
**Below Listed in Alphabetical Order**
Bassel & The Supernaturals
Bones Jugs
Chicago Farmer
Church Booty
Crosseyed and Phishless
Darnell Williams
The Dawn
Family Groove Company
Ghost of Paul Revere
Intrepid Travelers
Jaw Gems
Kat Wright
Milk N Cooks
Naughty Professor
Old Shoe
Positive Vibr8ions
Shook Twins
Slim Gypsy Baggage
Still Shine
Trouble Chasin’
Wild Adriatic
Win and Woo
Plus more still to be announced!
To see the full lineup to date, visit
3-Day GA tickets are $209.50 and are currently on sale on-line at or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX. There will be a limited number of tickets available at this price, and once they sell out the ticket price may go up without notice.
The Summer Camp Music Festival will feature over 100 artists on 8 stages including 3 days of moe. and 3 days of Umphrey’s McGee. On top of all the live music, festival-goers have access to on-site camping, late night shows, musician workshops, a non-profit village, unique arts & craft vendors and tons of great food and beer.
The Summer Camp Music Festival started in 2001. Since its beginning Summer Camp has been known for its spacious, open fields for shows, trademark late-night events, pristine campgrounds and amazing lineup of eclectic artists and bands. 2017 will mark the 17th year of the festival which has hosted a wide array of talent over the years, including: Umphrey’s McGee, moe., Trey Anastasio Band, Primus, Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch, Zac Brown Band, Steve Miller Band, Big Grizmatic, Jane’s Addiction, The Roots, Widespread Panic, The Flaming Lips, Primus, Bassnectar, Willie Nelson, STS9, Jason Isbell, Pretty Lights, The Avett Brothers, Excision, George Clinton, Skrillex, Violent Femmes, and many, many more!
More information on the festival is available at the official festival website:
Produced by Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment.

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Summer Camp Music Festival 2015

Shenanigans at SCAMP!
(no particular order)

  • Here Come The Mummies
  • Burlesque exotic performance
  • “Just A Friend” Singalongs
  • Pink Talking Fish
  • Late night Keller Set
  • Fly Like An Eagle, Joker, Steve Miller Band – enough said
  • Big Gigantic and Friends dropping 2011 jams
  • Griz and the Werks Staying Alive #BEEGEEGAMESTRONG
  • Fiddler troupe playing an intimate Friday sunrise
  • Main Squeeze!!!!
  • Classical Snipet played at Twiddle

In celebrating its 15th year since inception, Summer Camp Music Festival laid it down this past Memorial Weekend. The festival weather gods shined upon patrons as we raged another year in Chillicothe, IL. Summer Camp is one of those “best kept secrets” of the mid-west. This can be attributed to its intimate size, loyal attendees and killer line-ups year after year. Summer Camp truly has perfected its secret sauce of festival formulas.
Summer Camp’s unique, collaborative force, otherwise know as it’s lineup, hits a wide range of genres. Founder, Ian Goldberg, mentioned that Jane’s Addiction was the reason he began Summer Camp. He has built a festival that hits an eclectic target market, and carries the spirit of a friendly flash mob. Summer Camp is like a spectrum of jam, funk, electronic, blue grass, rock and more all working together to give you one technicolor performance. The quality of this years’ lineup was nothing short of amazing, but I’m always astonished how this festival brings together the right people at the right time. There were attendees from New York, Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado and Arizona – just to name a few.
2scampThere were so many moments but here are some that need a special mention.
Here Come The Mummies – HOLY MOLY! They were fun, quirky and downright funk-tastic. They kept their brassy roots intertwined with a carnival and beats antique-esque inspired flair. They laid down their horns and sax which concluded one sassy and unexpected performance.
Eoto, 100% IMPROVISED, never ceases to amaze their fans. They know just how to work the kinks out and once you embrace the weird, they take your senses on an ear-gasmic journey. Their custom Summer Camp playlist was wild and left the crowd wanting more. I’M officially IN LOVE WITH EOTO.
Shout out to our favorite festival vendor – Peace Love Tacos. They are regulars to the festival circuit, and were a complete sell out at SCAMP. Their taco creations are not only nutritious, but a scrumptious must-have. My personal favorite is the Thunder taco with shredded pork. The staff has a notorious reputation for being generous, hardworking and silly. Only good vibes emitting from this tribe!
The Main Squeeze came in strong with their funky tunes and a well orchestrated jam session. They really elevated the crowd’s energy.
Last but not least, being gifted a Summer Camp Compass was the icing on a perfect weekend. Summer Camp 2015 filled me up in the strangest of ways.
The entire weekend was silly but exactly what was needed to kick off Summer 2015. I’m blessed and grateful to have spent the past four Memorial Day weekends with so many lovely scampers. I’m blissed out by all of the positive feedback I’ve been reading. Until next year – carry on and spread the love you’ve received in Three Sisters Park.

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Summer Camp Packing List

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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