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NASHVILLE, TN (October 25, 2016) -Platinum-selling group, Sister Hazel, hosted the 2nd Annual “Camp Hazelnut” at Camp Crystal Lake outside Gainesville, FL October 21 – 23, 2016. Camp Hazelnut began with a simple goal: for the band to create a playful, safe, uplifting event for children and families navigating the overwhelming challenges of a cancer diagnosis and to get together with their fans (the Hazelnuts) to share a unique summer camp experience. This year, with triple the available spots for youth and families, forever friendships were made. The band members and camp counselors led activities including archery, water sports, arts and crafts, alpine tower ropes course, songwriting sessions, singalongs, and s’mores at the campfire. Sister Hazel partnered with Wyc Grousbeck, co-owner of the Boston Celtics, to make the event even more special. Grousbeck will once again sponsor Camp Hazelnut in 2017.
“Our 2nd Annual Camp Hazelnut was over the top this weekend!” said Ken Block, Sister Hazel’s lead singer. “It’s hard to put into words what an amazing event this is. Hosting so many incredible kids and their families who are dealing with cancer is hugely inspirational. It was a great escape from the real world, and we all recharged and reconnected with extraordinary families, awesome Hazelnuts, incredible camp counselors, and unforgettable activities at Camp Crystal Lake in beautiful North Florida. This means an awful lot to me personally, having lost my own little brother to cancer when we were teenagers. We already can’t wait until next year!”
“Camp Hazelnut” is part of Sister Hazel’s “Lyrics for Life Foundation” (www.lyricsforlife.org), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer. Sister Hazel frontman, Ken Block, and his band mates founded “Lyrics for Life” in memory of Ken’s younger brother, Jeffrey, who ultimately lost his four-year battle with cancer that started at age 14.
For more information on Sister Hazel or for details about sponsorship opportunities visit http://www.sisterhazel.com and http://www.lyricsforlife.org/camp-hazelnut. Follow Sister Hazel @SisterHazelBand, Instagram, and Facebook.
Sister Hazel’s Camp Hazelnut is a weekend “summer camp” retreat with activities, bonfires, cabins, and music created for kids with cancer to come together and experience a magical weekend.
Because last year’s event was so powerful, we have tripled the available spots for these kids and made them the focal point of the weekend. We have also partnered with Wyc Grousbeck, CEO and co-owner of the Boston Celtics.
We are offering a LIMITED number of cabin spots for fans to get involved and experience this one of kind event!!!
Purchase here: www.lyricsforlife.org/2016-event http://www.lyricsforlife.org/2016-event
Camp Hazelnut has been announced for October 21-23, 2016
Take a look at last years event! Stay Tuned – More information to come!
We are thrilled to announce that our friend and Nashville musician Clay Evans will be joining us at Camp Hazelnut! Clay is an incredibly talented musician and will be performing over the course of the action-packed weekend. Get a preview of Clay’s music at http://www.facebook.com/clayevansmusic.
We are also pleased to announce the addition of a couple of sponsors to the event. The Dental Office of Dr. Jeff Wilson and Ference Insurance Agency have both come on board to support the event. Please welcome them to an exciting weekend of fun and music!
Gator Football Update:
The Florida vs. Ole Miss football game has been scheduled for Saturday evening. We are adjusting the schedule slightly and making the Lyrics For Life Luau the “Lyrics For Life Luau AND Gator Game Viewing Party”. We will have a big screen on the beach so you can watch the game lakeside while you enjoy the Luau. Ken and Drew will provide a special halftime performance.
We’re only one week away from Camp, and we can’t wait to “Get Our Camp On”. You still have time to join us! Make sure you don’t miss out on this completely one-of-kind experience. Visit www.camphazelnut.com/register to sign up now! Group discounts are still available! Already reserved your spot? We’ve got you on the guest list and we’re excited to see you there- no physical ticket needed! Start packing now and stay tuned for an email with all the final event details soon!
Exciting news about Camp Hazelnut Pricing:
We are thrilled to announce that the cost of The Camp Hazelnut experience has been reduced! Your feedback is always important to us and we do what we can, when we can, to accommodate your wishes! These prices include lodging, all meals, all camp activities, and all of the concert events for the entire 3 days.
For those of you who already purchased your package, don’t worry we will include you as well. You will automatically be refunded the difference!
So head over to Camphazelnut.com for more info or to get registered for a once in a lifetime experience.
Lyrics For Life Luau:
We’re also excited to announce a special fundraiser happening at Camp Hazelnut. The Lyrics for Life Luau! All weekend, our fans will be able to flex their creativity by making arts and crafts for an upcoming Lyrics for Life auction that will raise money for a great cause. Pack your craft gear or use the materials provided!
On Saturday night after the Lyrics For Life Luau, there will be the Sister Hazel Concert Ball “Pajama Jam”. So get your best PJ’s on and come on over to the rec hall for an evening of music and fun.
Florida Football Info:
We’ve got more good news, this time for our fellow football fans. The Florida vs. Ole Miss game will be available to watch on Saturday! While the time won’t be set until closer to game day, we can promise we’ll be playing it out at camp.
If you’ve already registered, stay tuned for an email with more details in September.
Hope to see you all at Camp!