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Posted by mike on 2003/6/26 0:00:00 (1343) reads

Musical entertainment group will headline grand finale concert on Saturday, June 28

Camp Jeep(R), which returns to the Oak Ridge Estate near Charlottesville, Va. June 26-28, will feature a live outdoor concert with hit alternative rock band Smash Mouth.

"This year Smash Mouth is going to rock Camp Jeep number nine," said Jeff Bell, Vice President - Jeep. "We have been putting on the Camp Jeep event for a long time and every year we make it better. This event really is the original and ultimate ownership experience."

Smash Mouth will headline the "Jeep Jubilee" concert as part of the grand finale that will close Camp Jeep on Saturday, June 28. The performance coincides with the highly-anticipated release of their first new single since 2001, entitled "You Are My Number One." Smash Mouth is known for their infectious, punk-infused songs. Their breakthrough 1997 hit "Walkin' on the Sun" helped define the Smash Mouth style. Over the next few years, additional hits included "All Star," "Can't Get Enough of You Baby," "Then the Morning Comes," and the 2001 remake of "I'm a Believer," the Neil Diamond-penned song made famous by The Monkees. The concert will conclude with a fireworks extravaganza.

On Saturday afternoon, Smash Mouth's lead singer Steve Harwell will accept a $5,000 check from Chrysler Group on behalf of the Presley Scott Research Foundation for Leukemia, founded in memory of the six-month old son Steve and his wife Michelle lost in 2001 to Acute Lymphatic Leukemia (ALL). After the check presentation, several children, their families and staff from the University of Virginia Children's Medical Center will have a chance to tour Camp Jeep and participate in a variety of activities.

This year, nearly 10,000 participants are expected to attend Camp Jeep. Among the more than 150 activities available to guests, two of the most popular are the Jeep 101 driving courses and Jeep 4 x 4 trail rides. Other highlighted activities include hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, a climbing wall, outdoor survival skills training, fly casting, children's activities, photography classes, an outdoor grilling school and numerous arts and crafts projects for the entire family. Additionally, the Thrills and Spills Zone features extreme sports activities including skateboarding, biking, BMX and snowboarding trampoline. Professional, Olympic-caliber athletes, such as Brian Patch, Jen O'Brien, Chris Gentry, Mike King and Sergie Ventura, will be on hand for live demonstrations.

Camp Jeep is one of several owner-loyalty programs created by the Jeep division. Jeep Jamborees, which began in the 1950s, are the original off- highway vacation. From the Maine Mountains to the famed Rubicon Trail, approximately 7,000 owners participate in the more than 30 Jamborees held each year. The excellent response to Camp Jeep led to the spin-off of Jeep 101. Jeep 101 driving courses are offered in cities across the nation to provide owners and prospective owners basic skills of safe, yet adventurous off-road driving.

Approximately 3,000 vehicles are expected to register for Camp Jeep 2003. Since its inception, approximately 55,000 people from 48 states have attended Camp Jeep. From 1995 to 1998, Camp Jeep was held in Camp Hale, Colo. From 1999 to 2001, Camp Jeep was located at Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County, Va. In 2002, Camp Jeep was held at the White's Bar W Ranch near Branson, Mo. The event has sold out each year.

People can visit the Jeep website to find more information about Camp Jeep on the web at (enter keyword campjeep) or call 1-800-789-JEEP. Registration fees are $325 per Jeep vehicle for participation in all Camp Jeep activities.

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Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Ria
I wasn't there for fun. My aunt was the night auditor for the hotel Smashmouth stayed at and I was one of the few hired extras who were hired to keep up security.

Smashmouth is the biggest band of self center egomaniacs I've ever seen and I grew up in the same neighborhood as Marshal Mathers. They were rude to EVERYONE who they weren't being paid to be nice to.

Smashmouth needs to grow up. They lost three highschool's worth of fans from that concert. I don't ever want to see them in my state again.

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Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Darin
this was my 1ST. camp jeep and it was great from the 1st. day to the last day
smash mouth was great i can not wait till next year everyone at the event was so friendly

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Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: MalcomXJ
Smash Mouth isn't "Punk Rock." Your point stands, nonetheless. ;)

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Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
Camp Jeep 2003 was the best ever. Smashmouth was great. Anybody who was the there may comment and if you were not shut up and try to make it next year.

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Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Ron Byram
I too attended Camp Jeep 2003 and the Concert with my 12 yo son. I'm 45 and enjoy the music of the 70's but Smashmouth put on a good show. Where else can one spend 3 day of fun in the Sun then be able to Rock in the Country side of the Blue Ridge Mtns.

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Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: VAJeeping
Actually, it was a very good concert, and trust me, I'm not their demographic. They kept inviting camp kids up on the stage and lead singer Steve Harwell was great with them. (He lost his own son to cancer a few years ago.)

A good time was had by all.

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Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: xjgary
I'm sure my age is showing here, but why would people who spend a lot of maney buying a Jeep to take them into the quiet and solitude of the backcountry want to listen to a Punk Rock band?
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