As has been Campout’s cause for two years, this year we are once again dedicating profits to local grassroots fund, Emmy’s Friends. Created in 2017, Emmy’s Friends was a fund with all money designated to Emery Welle, a 2-year-old from Red Cliff, CO, who was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma at 5 months old. Evolving over the years Emmy’s Friends has become an official non-profit benefitting young patients and their families facing severe illnesses.
"After enduring 2+ years of cancer treatment with our young daughter, we have launched our very own non-profit known as Emmy's Friends. Living deep in the world of treatment the last few years and having been on the receiving end of so much help and support, we look at it as our duty to give back. Emmy's Friends Foundation is designed to help young patients and their families who are facing life-threatening illnesses; to receive better access to fresh and wholesome organic foods, nutritional guidance and bountiful resources for healthy living. This specific focus represents the largest deficit in the overall experience of dealing with a child facing a life threatening illness; a need for improved wellness for the entire family. Thank you again for all of your support. We wouldn't be here today if not the love and support of our amazing community. Much love.”
- The Welle Family
WE ARE DEDICATED TO MUSICAL DIVERSITY, EVENT SUSTAINABILITY AND A COMMITMENT TO FOSTER A COMMUNITY OF RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTFUL FESTIVAL ATTENDEES.
The Beach, Buena Vista
The Beach is entirely a community wide effort, supported by local vendors and volunteers; a non-profit started by the founders of the South Main Neighborhood. In the beginning of South Main, Jed Selby and his sister Katie Selby-Urban were the ones who took the initiative to donate the river park, write grants, pledge matching funds and bring projects like the whitewater park, boulder garden and outdoor living room to the town of Buena Vista. However, they knew that there needed to be an organization to sustainably continue awesome projects like these into the future. To make that happen they formed the South Main Arts and Parks Trust to bring art, culture, and world class recreation to the neighborhood and town. More info here.