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Thank you individuals, families, businesses, organizations, teachers, principals and schools for supporting our successful Desert Sands Educational Foundation’s Children’s Art and Music Festival, CAMFest. Your involvement has helped to enhance our outstanding art and music programs for the children in Desert Sands Unified School District. We truly appreciate your support!


Insurance Board

RBC Capital Markets

2nd City Radio California

O’Connell Landscape Maintenance

Rochford Foundation Burrage Mansion

The City Of Indio

The Berger Foundation

Balfour Beatty Construction Managers

The City Of La Quinta

WLC Architects

Altura Credit

Atkinson, Adelson, Loya, Rudd and Romo

Dannis Woliver & Kelley


Ledesma & Meyer Construction Managers

LaBotica Pharmacy

Spotlight 29-Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians

Bruce Dahlquist

Wendy & Sabby Jonathan

Coachella Valley Pharmacy

Ruhnau Clarke & Associates

The Big Biz Show

Sully & The Blue Eyed Soul Band

Jump Television Studios


Desert Dream Parties

Desert Sands Unified School District

Hot Purple Energy

Bobby’s Detroit Coney Island


SIP Coffee House & Juice Bar

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Funtastik Balloons and Party Rentals

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

Atkinson, Anderson, Loya, Rudd & Roma


Brandini Toffee

Robert Bucciarelli Designs

City of Indio

City of LaQuinta

Coachella Valley Pharmacy

HN & Frances C. Berger Foundation

Hot Purple Energy

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Kaiser Permanente

Luna Ink

Midnight Elite PhotoBooths

Nothin Bundt Cakes


Provident Bank

RBC Capital Markets

Regional Access Project Foundation (RAP)


Smart & Final Charitable Foundation

Thai Smile

WLC Architects

Desert Med Aesthetics

Acqua California Bistro

Alter Ego Salon

Applebee’s Palm Desert

Bare Minerals

​Big 5 Sporting Goods​

Big Wheel Tours

Broken Yolk Cafe

Burgers & Beer

California Pizza Kitchen

Castelli’s Ristorante

Children’s Playtime Productions (CPP)

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep)

Cold Stone Creamery             


Dan Miller Woodwork Designs

Daniels Tire Service

Desert Med Aesthetics

Desert TheatreWorks (DTW)

Don Diego’s of Indian Wells

Drink Eatery & Bar

Drop It

Eddie V’s

Escape Games at The River

Gamble Chiropractics

Gameroom Gallery

Glitch Eatery, Arcade & Bar


Green Room Theatre Company

In-N-Out Burger

Indian Wells Golf Resort

Indian Wells Resort Hotel

Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Infusion Beach Club

JadaBug’s Kids Boutique

Jiva at The River in Rancho Mirage

La Quinta Medspa

Las Casuelas Nuevas

Legends and Icons Pub & Grill

Mario’s Italian Cafes 

McCallum Theatre

Mimi’s Cafe

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa

Mountain View Grill at Desert Princess Palm Springs

Murph’s Gaslight

My Gym Palm Desert

Nails Today

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Olive Garden

Oriental Trading Company

Outback Steakhouse

P.F. Chang’s


Plastic Surgery Institute

Ramona Tire & Service Centers

Rancho Las Palmas Country Club

Ristorante Mamma Gina


Schools First Credit Union

Shay Rizzo

Shields Date Garden

Six Flags Magic Mountain



Starlight Dance Center

Sweetwater Sound Inc.

Thai Smile of Rancho Mirage

The Body Deli

The Cheesecake Factory

The Living Desert

The Loft Hair Studios

The Nest

Vicky’s of Santa Fe


Yard House

Participating Schools 2019

Carrillo Ranch Elementary School

Carter Elementary School

Desert Ridge Academy

Earhart Elementary School

Ford Elementary School

Franklin Elementary School

Glenn Middle School

Indio High School

Indio Middle School

Jackson Elementary School

Jefferson Middle School

Kennedy Elementary

La Quinta High School

La Quinta Middle School

Monroe Elementary School

Paige Middle School

Palm Desert High School

Palm Desert Charter Middle School

Reagan Elementary School

Roosevelt Elementary School

Shadow Hills High School

Truman Elementary School

Washington Charter School

Academy Of Musical Performance

CAMFest Media 2019

Play Video

Guest Artists 2019

Special Guest Artist 2017

Nathan East

Nathan Harrell East is an American jazz, R&B and rock bass player and vocalist. With more than 2,000 recordings, East is considered one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music. He is a founding member of contemporary jazz quartet Fourplay and has recorded, performed and co-written songs with performers such as Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Joe Satriani, George Harrison, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Toto, Daft Punk, and Herbie Hancock.
Destined to capture every heart is East’s duet on “Yesterday” with his 13-year old son Noah, who plays the piano. “Noah came to the studio, put the headphones on and the sound was so beautiful his face just lit up! It’s surreal to play with your son. You are changing his diapers one minute and the next thing, you’re making music with this person.”