Soulshine Tent

*Photo outside of the 2011 Summer Camp Soulshine Tent. Photo by Studio 601.

The Soulshine Tent, part of the Make a Difference family, brings you a daily dose of loving goodness to empower, inspire, and educate you with the tools for a sustainable world! Offering a series of hands on and interactive activities throughout the festival to show you the many ways you can Make a Difference, the tent is packed with alternatives to your general festival madness.

2015 Soulshine schedule and participants coming soon!

2014 Soulshine Activities and Participants

Permaculture Corner
Permaculture is the science of applied ecological design that explicitly supports the care of the earth, the care of people and redistributes surplus. It is fundamentally based in abundance. Through working with nature, rather than against, permaculture allows us to creatively redesign our environment and behaviors in a world of less energy and resource needs by building individual and community sovereignty. It is also really fun! Come join the Permacutlure Corner as we demonstrate companion planting, cob building, compost techniques, and host workshops where you can get down and dirty. There will be experts on hand throughout the weekend ready to answer any questions and help you plan your garden space when you get back home! Hosted by Cincinnati‘s, Midwest Permaculture, and Earth Village Education.

relaxSonic pilots The Sonic Portal, a psychedelic UFO style entertainment complex where audience members lounge inside while our crew perform around them 360 degrees. The sound chamber houses a collection of gongs with a full spectrum of digital and acoustic instruments producing a remarkable one of a kind auditory experience. Once fans have entered the portal, our sonic sculptors shape the sound field by playing soothing light sequences. The result is a multitude of frequencies that dance throughout the participant’s body gently blanketing them in a symphony of deeply powerful and mesmerizing vibrations not only heard but felt by the audience.

Heading OM Yoga: Raise yOUR Vibration!
Daily | 10-11 am | Soulshine Tent
Rejuvenate & connect with the cOMmunity at Camp! Start your day right, as we breathe, move, & cultivate the loving kindness vibe with Yoga. Heading OM Yoga returns to the Soulshine tent for it’s 7th year to get you balanced & flowing into your day. All are welcOMe! Some mats/blankets available, or bring your own. Yoga sessions are lead by Tamo of Heading OM Yoga, West Peoria, IL.
Heading OM Yoga

Michelle and Mike’s Hooping courses
This year at Summer Camp we will be mixing the hoop workshops up a bit! We have been exploring and evolving in the flow arts for a combined total of almost 9 years, teaching together for a little under 2, and were even nominated for a 2013 Hoopie Award for their partner video “Another Day in the Park.” To share our experience with you, we’re offering a wide variety of workshops for all hooping levels. Friday will be split into two groups, one for those who are new and want to learn more basic single hoop tricks and one for more advanced hoopers who would like to learn the basics of double hooping. Saturday, one group will have the option to learn partner hooping skills which will show you tricks that incorporate a duo instead of one hooper and the second group will learn to stylize dance, perfect for those wanting to add more personal style into their hoop dance. On Sunday, the first option is a foot hooping class and the second option will be about power moves and tosses. In this workshop you will learn tricks to really “wow” your crowd and also some awesome tosses! Throughout each workshop we will have our hoop fairy helpers there for extra help, as we’re expecting a large group this year!

Live Art Gallery
The Live Art Gallery is back! Be sure to swing by the Soulshine Tent to check out the 3rd year of visual stimulation! Artists will be holding space in the tent each day and painting live to your favorite sets of music at the stages. This year’s Soulshine Live Art Gallery features the artists below:

Christian Jaxtheimer:
Andrew Wagner and Bridget Adams:
Cory Ponz:
Stephen Wells:
Steven Teller:
Derek Gruen:
Alicia Post:
Ben Laskov:
Efren Rebugio Jr.:

Mack Glass
Mack Glass artists return to the Soulshine tent this year to demonstrate the ancient craft of glassblowing. Over the course of three days, artists will work to create a unique glass sculpture inspired by the spirit of Summer Camp and its Campers. So what will it be? Find out as you watch each artist build a portion of the sculpture before combining all the parts to create the final work.