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It’s time once again to head to our favorite summer camp – Dirtybird Campout! Campout’s 3rd year is sure to be the biggest one yet, with a new venue, stacked lineup, and that same old Dirtybird vibe we all know and love. With just a few days left before we all head back to camp, here are some pro-tips to help make this Campout the best one ever.

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1. Come prepared so you can thrive.

It’s going to be a crazy weekend, and everyone needs to be sure they come as prepared as possible. Bring enough food/snacks/sustenance to keep you energized all weekend long. Beef jerky, dried fruit, camp stove, propane, easy-make foods (like Mac n cheese, pasta), etc. are all great ideas for quick n easy meals to maximize your energy. Make sure to bring 1.5 gallons of water per day for yourself as well, so you can stay nice and hydrated. Temperatures are going to be perfect during the day (expect high 80s/low 90s) and pretty cold at night (high 40s/mid 50s) so bring comfortable clothes for the daytime and plenty of warm clothes for night time! Extra socks, sweaters, long sleeves, hoodies are all recommended to ensure you stay toasty warm all night long.

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2.  Join a team, get your team color.

Campout is unique in that you get assigned a team color for the weekend, which you represent whenever you participate in games, activities, or just getting down on the dance floor. It’s all in good fun, and creates team unity between your team and playful rivalry between other teams!

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3. Explore & get a lay of the land.

A new venue means a chance to experience campout in a way we never have before. When you get there, as you begin to excitedly unpack and begin your festivities, it will help to explore the new venue during the day so you don’t get lost later at night. Also, take note of where your friends’ campsites are before it gets too dark.

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4. Participate in activities, games, comedy, etc.

Part of what makes campout so unique is all of the different types of experiences it has to offer. Yes there’s music, but there’s also so much more. From arts and crafts to science labs to archery to kickball to lap dance competitions to tie dyeing to a full on BBQ…and so much more. Music is a huge part of campout, but don’t let it hinder you from getting the full summer camp experience.

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5. Be open to new music + new experiences.

Campout has so much to offer, in terms of music, atmosphere, activities, and people….the outcomes of your weekend are endless and bound to be filled with laughter and love. As you go through your weekend, keep an open mind – do something you wouldn’t normally do (like making friendship bracelets for your new camp neighbors) and see music you wouldn’t normally see (on this lineup, there’s bound to be some new tunes for everyone to experience). Whatever you choose to do, just remember to do it with an open mind and open heart and you will undoubtedly have the best weekend at camp, ever.

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