Elements Lakewood Camping Festival

Over the past ten years producing events as BangOn!NYC and transforming festival culture, nothing compares to our inaugural year at Elements Lakewood last summer. Appreciation is only a fraction of what we feel for those of you who took that first step and joined us deep in the woods of Pennsylvania. We broke ground on our first camping festival, yes, but we also created something new and unique, something that belongs to all of us in real and special ways. You weren’t just there, you were part of it.

We’ll never forget watching the fireworks with friends around the campfire. The kayak trips across the lake at dusk, the enlightening afternoon yoga session, or getting lost under the kaleidoscope of lights deep in the woods. Most of all, watching all your enthusiasm as you set up camp, decorated cabins, or danced in a wild costume; you took this from an event you came to, to an event you added to.

For 2018, we’re expanding, improving and streamlining and building on the experiences you loved.

Continue reading for more info on what our team of dreamers and doers have in-store!


Living for unique music experiences, we have done our research and heard your requests. We’re bringing back crowd favorites as well as a whole new crop of diverse talent. We’re adding more live music, another stage in the deep woods, ambient music areas, and a new boat stage!




We love to build experiences that need to be, well, experienced. There’s an illuminating moment when you join in the spectacle and change from onlooker to participant - that’s what our creative department lives for. Run through a hallway of infinity mirrors, lose track of time and explore the enchanted forest, climb on a giant sculpture, nap beneath domes, venture into the Lakewood Sanitorium; we’re creating worlds within worlds for you to discover. This is an adventure.

2018 will see more art cars, large sculptures, areas for relaxation, secret paths and shortcuts to explore, new art and music areas deep in the woods, and fire pits to gather and build community around. Channel your imagination at tea ceremonies and lounges, take part in camp games, and immerse yourself in visual stimuli.




Our healers have three full days of Health and Wellness programming planned including Aromatherapy, BassYoga, Cuddle & Consent CozyClass, Ecstatic Dance, Improv Comedy Workshops, Sunset Yoga Flow & Hip-Hop Yoga, Sound Baths, and we’re adding more as we type this. Want to get involved? Hit us up!



You heard that this is an actual summer camp, right? Roller skate. Play volleyball, soccer, basketball. Complete a ropes course, fly down the zip line. Canoe, swim, hot tub. Rock climb. Play human foosball. Sing songs. Fall in love. Ask your crush to dance. Make it up as you go along.