Summer Camp Festival Accepting Applications for 'Camp Counselor' Program


Chillicothe, IL – March 8, 2012 – After a great response to last year’s inaugural Camp Counselor program, the Summer Camp Music Festival is excited to announce its return for this summer’s festival, held Memorial Day weekend May 25-27 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois.

Summer Camp Festival founder Ian Goldberg explains the basis behind the experience, “we like to think we offer adults the same break from life that we used to experience as a kid going off to Summer Camp. But we realized we were missing something: the Camp Counselor to guide you through your Summer Camp experience!”

The Summer Camp Counselor is perhaps the coolest job at the festival. The selected candidate will receive a one of a kind Summer Camp experience including:

• Two 3-day passes / Pre-Party passes / tickets to all late night shows / VIP camping

• An All Access Backstage Pass / On-stage viewing for three sets of your choice / a private acoustic show at your campsite by a Summer Camp

• A Flip video camera to record the entire experience

• Tons of swag, including a Summer Camp poster signed by a Summer Camp artist, two Summer Camp t-shirts, two Summer Camp bandanas

• The chance to introduce moe.’s first set kicking off the festival & much more

In addition to these benefits, the title of Summer Camp Counselor comes with the privilege of providing the festival with official daily written and video blog entries along with pictures they take at the festival.

Full benefits and requirements are listed at and campers that feel up to the call, can find information on applying at /camp-counselor-program/apply-for-2012.  All applicants must be 21 or older.

For those who don’t earn the top spot of Camp Counselor, Summer Camp will select other top applicants to be CITs or Counselors in Training. All of the CITs also blog for the festival, and get a Deluxe VIP experience at the festival. Interested festival folks are encouraged to apply soon as all submissions must be received by March 23.

The 2012 Summer Camp Festival lineup so far includes 3 nights of moe, 3 nights of Umphrey’s McGee, plus Jane’s Addiction, Pretty Lights, Primus, Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gogol Bordello, G. Love & Special Sauce, Lotus, Zeds Dead, Gigantic Underground Conspiracy, Yonder Mountain String Band, Shpongle presents The Masquerade, EOTO, Keller Williams, Rebelution, Leftover Salmon, Cornmeal, Ozomatli, Victor Wooten, Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, ALO, 12th Planet, New Orleans Suspects, FIGURE, Gaelic Storm, Devil Makes Three, Future Rock, Greensky Bluegrass, Minnesota, Wyllys and the New York Hustler Ensemble, Lance Herbstrong, Kids These Days, The Infamous Stringdusters, Gramatik, VibeSquaD, Anders Osborne, Orgone, Hot Buttered Rum, The Dead Kenny G’s, Family Groove Company, Sister Sparrow and The Dirty Birds, araabMUZIK, Rubblebucket, Van Ghost, DJ SOLO, Elephant Revival, Positive Vibr8ions, Fareed Haque & MathGames, 16bit, Flinch, Chicago Farmer, Spankalicious, The Giving Tree Band, Strange Arrangement, Chester Brown, Ponderosa, Brainchild, The Car Thief, Tauk, David Gans, Hogslop String Band, Caravan of Thieves, The Lumineers, Sexfist, The Steepwater Band, Zoogma, Team Bayside High, Afternoon Moon, UV Hippo, Zmick, Milk N Cookies, DJ Tim Williams, Kaboom Fantastik, a featuring a special Make a Difference performance by Everyone Orchestra and many more

‘Getting Closer’ tickets are available now for a limited time at $180 plus fees online only at  Each festival ticket includes on-site camping, parking and three days of music. As an additional option for fans, Summer Camp is offering a layaway plan which enables the purchase of a festival ticket into three, smaller payment chunks.  The layaway ticket option ends on March 25.

Children ages 6-12 are half price at the gates only and those under 6 are admitted with an adult paid admission.

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