It’s almost that time of year again — warmer summer days filled with camping, adventure, movement, music, friends and fun.
“It’s all about community,” as Scotty Stoughton said during the WinterWonderGrass Festival in Steamboat this past February. Stoughton is the founder of the winter music gathering as well as Campout for the Cause, coming up Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2.
“You’ve heard me speak about WinterWonderGrass and it’s the same with Campout,” Stoughton said. “All of these events were created and orchestrated based on community and bringing people together to spread their own positivity within the circle, and then take that back into the communities they are coming from.”
Campout for the Cause will be celebrating its 11th year as spring blossoms into summer in Buena Vista, Colorado.
“We finally found our right home,” Stoughton said. “It’s an amazing property — 200 acres, beneath a couple 14,000-foot peaks, and the camping is along the shaded Cottonwood Creek.”
Campout brings together artists, yogis and a crew who are raising the bar in terms of what a community can offer.
“We focus deeply on inspiring our audience, preserving and highlighting our natural surroundings and inspiring thoughtful conversation and play,” Stoughton said.
The music lineup this year includes Billy Strings, The California Honeydrops and Trout Steak Revival, as well as artists known for their work with Elephant Revival, including songwriter Daniel Rodriguez, We Dream Dawn and Tierro Band with Bridget Law, among many others.
Yoga and wellness classes also fill the schedule at Campout, including SUP yoga, aerial yoga, multiple yoga mat disciplines, stretching and strengthening.
This year’s wellness lineup is headlined by Boulder’s yogini Gina Caputo and one of the Denver fitness world’s leaders Tara LaFerrara, along with Heath Perry, Bobby L’Heureux, Kim Fuller, Leda Olmsted, aerial yogi Tanya Miller, Annie Jacob, Jenna Pfingston, Moonstone Jackson, Samanta Sunshine, John Shier, Alana Mitnick and Talaya Thomas.
“It’s awesome to talk about Campout for the Cause,” Stoughton said at the Campout lineup announcement in February at WinterWonderGrass. “It’s time to let people know that there’s more of this if you’re liking what you’re getting.”
Come for the music, conversation, yoga, bonfire jams or just to take your shoes off and run in the grass.
“Campout and WinterWonderGrass are celebrations of life and love and community and all things that people cherish,” Stoughton said. “We want you to always leave feeling better than when you arrived, that’s our deepest initiative. No matter what we do, we want to make you feel empowered to go back into your communities feeling really nourished, really inspired, really full of passion and know that we are building this community together.”
New this year at the gathering is reserved camping. Choose between shaded creekside walk-in camping near the main stage, RV parking in the main field or new hillside location, car camping, family camping and pond side camping.
Limited early bird tickets for the 11th annual Campout for the Cause are now on sale through this Friday, April 19. Visit www.campoutforthecause.org for tickets and to learn more.
Photos courtesy of Campout for the Cause.