Summer Camp Music Festival is proud to host a plethora of nonprofits and spread education for their causes. We also host a variety of drives for patrons to get involved and Make a Difference! Below are a list of drives that are taking place at this year’s festival. You can Make a Difference by participating in any one of these activities!
And make sure to get your Treasure Hunt card stamped on site when you do participate to earn your access to the very special Make a Difference Everyone Orchestra Concert in the REd Barn on Sunday, May 26th at 5pm.
This year’s Everyone Ochestra line up includes:
Conductor Matt Butler
Conscious Alliance Canned Food Drive
Summer Camp Music Festival and Conscious Alliance are proud to announce they will be hosting an ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drive at this year’s festival. All food donations will benefit the East Peoria Food Bank in Peoria, Illinois. Nate Duval is creating a Summer Camp screen-print poster, which will be FREE to all festival attendees who donate 20 non-perishable food items. Last year we were able to collect and distribute 2,500 meals to people in need. With your support we hope to repeat this success in 2013! All food donations will be collected at the Conscious Alliance ‘Art That Feeds’ Gallery. Conscious Alliance always encourages food donations to be low-sodium and health oriented products. ORGANIC food donations are especially encouraged. RAMEN NOODLES will NOT be accepted for the free poster.
Rock the Earth Cell Phone Drive
In partnership with Musictoday, Rock the Earth is calling on all Summer Camp attendees to gather up their old, unwanted mobile phones and bring them to the Rock the Earth booth at Summer Camp for proper recycling. Each person recycling a phone will receive 20% off a future MusicToday purchase, AND each phone is worth one entry into the on-site sweepstakes drawing for cool prizes like CDs and DVDs, a Summer Camp 2014 ticket, a VIP upgrade for a 2013 general admission ticket, plus MANY MORE GREAT PRIZES!
The more phones you bring to the booth for recycling, the less toxic chemicals end up in landfills and the bigger your positive impact is on the environment. You also increase your chances of winning fantastic prizes!
Sustainable Concepts Team Butt Drive
This year at Summer Camp, Sustainable Concepts GT will be collecting and recycling those pesky cigarette butts. That’s right, now you can recycle your extinguished cigarette butts, and it doesn’t stop there! You can also recycle the ash, empty packs, cellophane wrapping and if you “roll your own”, the tobacco punches. Participating in this completes one item for the Make a Difference Programs, Scavenger Hunt at Summer Camp. It also get you a Go Green Raffle Ticket, entry to this gets you a chance to win great prize packs! How can you participate you ask? Bring to our booth by the Soulshine Tent at Summer Camp, a 12oz cup equivalent of sorted extinguished butts (ash may be included) or Approx 10 pieces of either Pack’s and Cellophane’s or Rollie Pouches. We ask that everything be as sorted as possible. After that we will package them all up and send them off to TerraCycle sponsored by Sante Fe Natural Tobacco where they will be weighed and recycled into a variety of industrial products, such as plastic pallets, and any remaining tobacco will be re-worked into tobacco composting.
Peterson Garden Project Seed Drive
Let’s Seed Swap! What’s a seed swap? It’s an event where you trade and sample seeds you want to grow! Have extra tomato seeds? Trade those in for another variety. Or grab a few seeds of okra and try them out this year. New to gardening and don’t have any seeds? No worries, there’ll be plenty of seeds to go around! Peterson Garden Project will stock our tables with a variety of unique and heirloom seeds. Veggies, herbs, fruits, and even some edible flowers will be available at this year’s Summer Camp Music Festival. Grewbies (garden newbies!), we’ll have plenty of options to make planting from seed not as challenging as it may seem. For you garden geeks, have your spreadsheets ready and printed to catalog and mark down your must haves ! This seed swap will be a fun and great start to growing your edible and organic garden!
Fresh Soles Shoe Drive
FreshSouls is a charitable organization501 (c) (3) that collects and distributes new and gently worn shoes for young children living in impoverished areas worldwide in order to help advance their lives. We will educate, inspire, succeed, motivate young children to grow and lead their nations. We are looking for shoe sizes for kids ages 2yrs old- 14 yrs old. sizes from babies 5-13. (thats ages 2-6) youth sizes 1-7 (ages 7-14)
CSU Global Medical Brigades Hygiene Pack Drive
Soap, Shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, floss, condoms etc. Please bring small sample sizes of daily hygiene essentials. The majority of disease and illness is preventable through basic, daily hygienic practices. Global Medical Brigades will personally deliver these supplies on a medical mission trip to Nicaragua (August 2013); 85% of Nicaraguans struggle to live on more than $1 daily. Communities are limited in their access to basic health services because of poor road infrastructure, also making transportation and trade extremely difficult. Global Medical Brigades will provide a free medical clinic along with education on sustainability and preventative medcial practices. Our goal is to educate and develop clinics that the residents will be able to maintain in their own community. Thank you for all the support!