2020 – Cosmic Camel Cantina Health beverages


Cosmic Camel Cantina Health beverages


Cosmic Camel’s camp objective is to go home in better shape than when you came. So we eat healthy, Hydrate and replace electrolytes.

We are requesting an art grant to provide Switchel a historic electro light drink, and moon milk (coconut milk and herbs) to participants to nourish their health. We will have recipe cards to give out so that people can consider making their own health beverages, as an option to processed commercial electrolyte drinks.

Switchel, also called Haymakers Punch cane to the America’s from Cuba in the 1600. It is made out of Apple Cider Vinegar, Lemon, ginger, water and a sweetener (honey, maple syrup or molasses). Fruit can be added for extra deliciousness. The drink is fermented for a day so it is also a prebiotic and also good for reducing inflammation.

Will it need power?


If it will need power, what is your power plan?

Does the piece incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is it climbable?


If it does incorporate flame effects, moveable pieces, and/or is climbable what is your safety plan? [(Note: if flame effects are used, your project will be subject to inspection by the Burnable Art Lead, who has final say if your project will burn during the event).]

Have you completed any other large scale art projects? (In this media? Where and when? How did the project go? Do you have pictures or recordings?)

We have served Switchel from at two burns in the past on a small scale (sharing with folks in open camping and at Freezer Burn from a small camp.). So we have have tested it and know it is well received. And are now ready to take it to the next level. Instead of making one gallon a day we are aiming for 4 gallons a day, plus make hot moon milk. We will make Himalayan salt/rosemary little baggies to give people to carry, as well- to keep up there salt intake.

We look forward to educating people about maintain electrolytes and salt balance in addition to staying hydrated and reducing inflammation with a natural ingredient drink. Out Campmates deal with autoimmune issues and are eager to talk to others about healthy food.

Just so you know- if you ever heard of a girl who fainted, face planted at Wonder Lounge, scared her friends to death, went to the hospital for electrolytes, and was back at camp in time to cook breakfast- that was me. So that is why my commitment to healthy drinks!!

How much money do you need? (Up to $575) We are looking for a thorough itemized budget and the amount of grant money you are requesting.Please include a reasonably researched estimate of the cost of the materials you expect to need.

$500. This just covers the costly food ingredients. We will also need ice chest, ice, dedicated cutting board, knife that is not in the budget.

If you want to upload something for the budget you can do that here:


What is your timeline detailing the planning, creation, installment, and removal of your project?

two days of Switchel will be made at home ahead of time and two days will be made at the Burn to reduce camp work load. Campmates will take turns working the Canteena to serve beverages.

Optional but encouraged: detailed drawings, CAD files/SketchUp documents, sketches, or other graphic illustrations of your creative concept.

We would like the artists to give community workshops outside of Flipside. Do you think you have a workshop idea that could be provided to the community? If so, please tell us what it is.

Healthy Camp food recipe share would be a fun event.

By applying for this grant you agree that if given the funds you plan to:

Work to compete your project by Flipside, Save and provide receipts of materials greater than or equal to grant amount by 07/25/20. If you do not provide this information you be disqualified from receiving a grant in the future., Complete a follow up report so we can learn

You may upload photos/recording of past projects here *You must have a Google account to do so.

We will be having the 2021 Ignition Philter fundraiser after the fall town hall (usually held in late September/ early October.) Would you be willing to bring the piece back for that event?


Have you received funding from any other entity or regional for this piece previously? If so, who and how much?