About Ambient Camping

Ambient Camping is the premiere chillout camping series for Central Texans. Founded in 1995, it is the longest running event of its type. This community retreat offers attendees a myriad of musical and multimedia performances where the synthesis of mother nature and technology provide relaxation, rejuvenation, and a one of a kind experience.

 
 
 

The History of Ambient Camping

When the Reverend Kathy Russell hosted her first Ambient Campout in 1995, she hoped to bring people out of their hectic day-to-day lives and into nature to share an evening of phenomenal Downtempo Music among good friends under the stars. Since then, Ambient Camping has become the premiere chillout camping series for Central Texans. Many genuinely brilliant people have pitched their tents to join this community camping experience with their fellow Die-Hard-Chillers twice each year.

Ambient Camping provides people from all walks of life with a community retreat to the peaceful surroundings of nature for relaxation and rejuvenation in order to reach the transcendent state provoked by the coupling of music and the outdoor experience. This event offers attendees a myriad of musical and multimedia performances aimed to invigorate souls and promote positive trance states to improve and enhance lives. Ambient Camping is held during the year's most transformational seasons: spring and fall. After two decades, Ambient Camping has created an experience, and epitomized that special trait known as "Texas Friendly.”

This is our story so far...

1995 00 09/03/95 Ambient Spectrum (The "pre-quel")
1995 01 10/06/95 Ambient Camping
1996 02 11/24/96 Electric Boogaloo
1997 03 03/22/97 Masti
1997 04 05/01/97 Reach the Beach 1
1997 05 10/24/97 Ambient Revival
1998 06 05/02/98 Gulfbreeze
1998 07 00/00/98 Halloween
1999 08 02/13/99 Loveseat
1999 09 05/08/99 Reach the Beach #3
1999 10 10/23/99 Ominous with Gibby@shaeferbend
2000 10.5 10/21/00 Ambient Camping Lovefest in Houston
2000 11 05/06/00 Ambient Camping
2000 - Herbal Decaf
2001 12 02/17/01 A Camp-out in
2001 13 05/19/01 Reach the Beach #4
2001 14 10/27/01 Into the Woods
2002 15 03/02/02 Smell the Love
2002 16 06/22/02 Reach the Beach #5
2002 17 11/09/02 It’s Alive!
2003 18 11/08/03 Creep
2004 19 06/06/04 Reach the Beach 6
2004 19.5 06/15/04 AC Decompression at Laidbacklounge
2004 20 10/16/04 Darkness
2005 21 06/11/05 AC Beach Party "Ganesha Goes Surfing"
2005 22 11/11/05 Stolen Tap Camp
2006 23 05/20/06 Exodus/Sharkbowl
2006 24 10/14/06 Chillling!
2007 25 07/21/07 Southern Comfort @ The Cockpit
2007 26 12/1/07 Big Chill at Dom's
2008 27 04/12/08 Psychedelic Stimulous Program
2008 06/21/08 Ambient Picnic
2008 28 10/18/08 Zombie
2009 29 02/13/09 Bloody Valentine
2009 30 04/22/09 Chakra
2009 31 11/07/09 Seance
2010 32 02/20/10 Love Evolution
2010 33 04/10/10 Retro
2010 34 11/10/10 The Howling
2011 35 04/16/11 Schparkle Party
2011 36 11/05/11 Invasion of the Soul Snatchers
2012 37 06/16/12 Search for the Deep Sea Unicorn
2012 38 01/10/12 Cosmos
2013 39 04/13/13 Cambodian Beach Prom
2013 40 11/01/13 ...and then there was BLOOD!
2014 41 04/25/14 The Darkside of the Dune Tribute
2014 42 11/07/14 Magick
2015 43 06/21/15 Stargatin' at the Future Barn
2015 44 10/16/15 Creature Feature
2016 45 06/17/15 Beach Therapy
2016 46 11/11/16 Asylum
2017 47 06/16/17 Paint The Sky
2017 48 10/20//17 Serpent & The Rainbow