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Music Festival / Camping tips
2545 Posts
April 9, 2015 – 10:00 am

I will be attending a Christian music festival this June, CreationFest NE, in central PA.  I will be camping some distance from the main stage.  Probably a 7-10 minute walk. 

I need some ideas of what to bring to the main stage besides a chair.  I was at Creationfest NE in 2013 with my wife and 3yo son.  Through an odd set of circumstances we wound up camping right next to the main stage so it was about a 1 minute walk to the main stage.  That was AWESOME.

This summer I will be attending with my wife, 5yo son, 12yo neice, 10yo nephew and I doubt we will get placed next to the main stage again so I need to prepare for a long walk with stuff.  I want to create a beach buggy type cart to transport the items from camp to the main stage but I want to get suggestions for items before I create or modify the beach buggy cart to carry everything we want to bring.

We plan on cooking a big lunch and then heading to the main stage for the afternoon/evening peformances without going back to the campsite.  I’m thinking of bringing a cooler for food/drinks.  a few games for the kids to play (checkers, legos, cards), and a tarp in case it rains (and it will).  I’m thinking for the tarp of bringing some PVC poles to lift it off of our heads to be more comfortable.  We can’t bring an EZ up so that is out. 

What do you bring to have an all day enjoyable experience at a music festival without going back to your campsite?

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

259 Posts
April 9, 2015 – 1:08 pm

sounds like somthing i would enjoy also… have fun!  this is fairly close to me,  too bad i already have plans that weekend, i would love to attend also.

2545 Posts
April 9, 2015 – 3:31 pm

VAGOV it is a good time.  The camping is free in a farm field with a ticket.  $50 per day, $100 for the entire time.    If you want electricity they have a limited number and costs $400 for the week….Tuesday through Sunday.  I am going to try to get a group of youth from Church to go next year.  That will be a whole different type of camping then.

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

808 Posts
April 9, 2015 – 9:22 pm

PM thingette 1. She camped there couple years ago.

460 Posts
April 12, 2015 – 10:36 pm

Hi Lone Lock,
That sounds like fun!  While I’ve never done something like that I would recommend sharing the load. All the kids even the 5yo can carry a backpack with parts of the food or drinks, blankets, games, small chairs  etc.
Due to the crowds, a couple safety items for kids is that you take a picture of them that morning so if you get separated you have not only a current photo but one showing what they’re wearing. While children may remember phone#s, it’s still best if it’s written down on a bracelet or sneaker tag.
Finally, if you have them or can borrow them,  walkie talkies are better than cell phones, in case service is spotty. That way if one adult goes back to the camper for a break or take kids to the bathroom, you can easily stay in touch.
Have fun!
Post pics of your wagon invention!

2545 Posts
April 13, 2015 – 8:58 am

Becky, I have talked to Barb about this before, She is a wealth of knowledge.

RnR,  When I went to Disney with my Neice and Nephew when they were 3 and 5 I made business cards up with their parents cell phone, my wife and our cell phones and stuck it in their shoes.  I kept on quizing the 5yo what she would do if she was lost and the answer was find a security guard and take her shoe off  🙂  I also took pictures of them so we knew what shirt they were wearing.  When we go camping I constantly remind them what site I’m in and "CanvasCampers". 

Yes, we have 6 walkie talkies we can use and will bring for communication.  EVERYONE uses them at this festival so you hear lots of other conversations often.  One of the cool things on the CreationFest app is a Map and you can drop a pin for your campsite so it will GPS you back to the campsite.  I know my Neice has a cell phone.  My Nephew has an iPod touch or something…..can he get apps on that?

Matt O 2006 Skyline Nomad 27′ travel trailer.  Previously owned 1986 Coleman Columbia / 1992 Coleman Senecca / 1989 Born Free Class C RV.

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