Summer Camp ‘Makes a Difference’ this Holiday Season with Multiple Community Drives

Over the holiday season, Summer Camp Music Festival’s Make a Difference and Field Day teamed up to bring good cheer to those in need in the Chicagoland area by having a coat drive, two food drives and two cell phone drive. The drives took place at a handful of Jam Production’s concerts in Chicago December 27-31, 2012.

            The Make A Difference area at Summer Camp is a space for collective consciousness. The Soulshine Tent in the Make A Difference area at the festival is a place to increase your social and environmental awareness by learning about the nonprofit organizations on site, take in an acoustic set for a good cause, participate in workshops and activities and so much more. With activities around the clock, the Make A Difference Area will provide you with an eye opening, and maybe even transforming, experience. Throughout the year, Summer Camp’s Make A Difference sponsors all kinds of drives at Summer Camp related artist shows in an attempt to raise awareness and goods for worthy causes.  Thus, utilizing the Summer Camp Music Festival to really Make A Difference all year.  Learn more about Make A Difference here:

The food drives took place at The Riviera Theater, who was hosting back-to-back nights with Lotus on December 27 and 28.  Summer Camp’s Make a Difference and Field Day teamed up with Lakeview Pantry both nights and yielded over 100 food donations for the pantry whose goal is to eradicate hunger and poverty in our communities. Both food drives were Field Day events; the Red Team won the first night and the Purple Team won the second night.

New Year’s Eve at the Big Gigantic show at the Aragon Theater, Summer Camp’s Make a Difference and Field Day hosted a coat drive that supported Fair Meadow Church in Munster, Indiana who will distribute the coats to those in need in the Chicagoland area. Concert goers graciously donated over 60 coats to the drive! The Red Team won this Field Day event.

Summer Camp’s Make a Difference and Field Day also hosted cell phone drives on New Year’s Eve with Rock The Earth at the Leftover Salmon concert at the Vic and the Robert Randolph & Karl Denson show at Park West. The Purple Team won the cell phone drive at the Vic and the Red Team won the cell phone drive at Park West.

Summer Camp Field Day is a Color War that takes place on site at the festival, and year-round at concerts throughout the country and online. To learn more about Field Day, check out the website:

The missions of the Lakeview Pantry is to eliminate hunger in our community by providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people, increasing the independence of its clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs, and raising awareness of hunger and poverty while working towards solutions to eliminate them. You can learn more about the Lakeview Pantry here:

Rock the Earth acts as advocates to ensure the existence of a sustainable and healthy environment for all. They aim to represent those individuals and communities whose environment or natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others. Find out more info about Rock the Earth here:

We would like to thank Lakeview Pantry, Rock the Earth, Fair Meadow Church and everyone who helped put on these wonderful events!