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I am Benny Wills, a 30-something actor-turned-poet and co-creator of the "conscious comedy" YouTube channel, JoyCamp. You may recognize me as this...



Some more about me (based on peer assessment, internal exploration, and self-realization):

I'm...
A conspiracy theorist
A radical extremist
A paranoid, ridiculous, delusional idealist

I'm a ludicrous anarchist
I'm a pessimistic communist
I'm a woo-woo, hippy-dippy, foil-hat enthusiast

I'm an airy-fairy truther
I'm a curly headed loser
I'm a tripped out, bleeding heart, cannabis abuser

I'm a pathetic, apathetic, free-loading non-voter
I'm an empathetic, sympathetic, tree-hugging peace promoter

I'm certified organic. :)
I'm hopelessly, endlessly...

Romantic...

I'm enigmatic, I'm aloof
I'm charismatic, I'm a goof

I'm annoying, I'm a nuisance
I'm privileged and I'm white
I'm an opinionated SOB who don't lean left or right

I'm anti-war, anti-government, anti-fear, anti-money
Pro-love, pro-biotic, pro-fun, pro-funny

I'm awake, I'm aware, I'm unshackled and I'm free
I am man, I am beautiful
I'm a YOU
And you're another ME



That's me performing at Anarchapulco earlier this year where I received multiple standing ovations during my 40-minute set. I say that not to brag, but because, well, it's awesome. It's important to acknowledge the good stuff in life. Also, wow, I never could have guessed that this is what I'd be doing - performing poetry around the world. Who'da thunk?

As I mentioned before, I'm the co-creator of JoyCamp.



We produce content intended to awaken the masses, nurture the awakening, and soothe the already woke. In early 2012 my compadre Kevin and I embarked on this joyful journey and later that year the world didn't end. Coincidence? We think not.

Here's a quote we like:



We currently have over 100 videos and 18k subscribers. We receive messages almost daily from people around the world thanking us for our work.

So... what's next?

I'm riding the waves of change and stepping into a new role. I started writing poetry a few years ago and I've slowly been going more and more public with it. My set at Anarchapulco was entirely poetic and it served as a real activation point. The response from the crowd was better than I could have imagined and I'm now poised to accept and embrace this new role of traveling speaker/poet.

I'll be using JoyCamp as my platform to express this newfound talent, and, well... we'll see what happens. We'll also continue making videos (don't worry), as well as re-launching our podcast which had a 6-week trial run late last year.

Why Patreon?

Because I have massive student loan debt. A contractual illusion that taunts me every day of my life. It's an ongoing, ethereal annoyance that just won't go away. And I'm sick of it. I just turned 34 and my goal is to eradicate it completely by the time I'm 35.

I "owe" $63,000 and I want to crowdsource about half of that number, roughly $31,500. I'll then offer that amount back as a one-time only payment, and (hopefully) free myself from this nagging issue forever.

I'll admit, I was naive when I took out those loans, thinking I'd surely be able to pay them back in short order with all of the acting money bound to come my way and all. But like so many of you, I woke up from my dream, saw a world that needed my help, and walked away from the only pursuit I'd ever known.

Luckily, the time I invested and the skills I acquired throughout my acting career are coming in handy now in the most beautiful ways. Because performing poetry and speaking in front of large crowds is the perfect coalescence of all of it. Had I NOT gone to school and trained and done all those plays, I wouldn't have the tool set necessary to do what I'm doing now.

It's all happening... exactly right. :)



Help me out if you can and let's keep fighting the good fight.

Looking forward to whatever's next...

Much love to all.

-Benny





Tiers
NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM
$1 or more per month
  • Congratulations! Your pledge at this level gets you an honorary membership into the New World Order!  **including a front row seat at the next apocalypse!**  
  • Access to our BANNED award show videos!
  • And of course, love from us at JoyCamp. 
TWO + TWO = FIVE
$5 or more per month

  • Comment consideration. Interact with us! Leave feedback, questions, thoughts, ideas and we may address them on the podcast!  Best way to do this is to message us here on our Patreon, or send us a direct email: [email protected]
SYNCHRONICITY
$11.11 or more per month
In addition to:

  • Your contribution at this level is NOT a coincidence. Your reward? Social Media Support. We'll follow you on Facebook, Twitter, and anything else we're capable of following you on, which will allow us to communicate with each other more frequently. Email us with your info and we'll hit you up!
BIG BROTHER
$19.84 or more per month
Is watching you... and YOU are watching us! With this pledge you get... Drum roll...
  • access to the JOYCAMP VAULTS, including never-before-seen footage and unreleased material!!!
  • We've been making videos for a long time. Some of those videos have never made it to our YouTube channel. We'll be uploading those videos intermittently on our patron only stream for your viewing pleasure! In your face, "The Man" !
  • patron stream
  • banned award show videos
  • comment commentary
  • social media support
GRATITUDE ATTITUDE
$50 or more per month
  • Friendship  
  • live Q & A with us!
  • All the other stuff from all the levels...
ABUNDANCE
$100 or more per month
  • Everything from before, as well as 
  • Personal Skype calls, so we can check in and shoot the breeze about whatever you want to talk about.
  • Favorite-Patron-Status. (shh, don't tell the others)


THE ELITE
$500 or more per month
  • You are now an official producer of JoyCamp and you will be recognized as such in our videos.
  • You'll also have the opportunity to be a guest on the show where we'll discuss a topic (or topics) of your choosing. :) 
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I want to eradicate my student loan debt ASAP!  I need at least 20k to make that happen. 
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I am Benny Wills, a 30-something actor-turned-poet and co-creator of the "conscious comedy" YouTube channel, JoyCamp. You may recognize me as this...



Some more about me (based on peer assessment, internal exploration, and self-realization):

I'm...
A conspiracy theorist
A radical extremist
A paranoid, ridiculous, delusional idealist

I'm a ludicrous anarchist
I'm a pessimistic communist
I'm a woo-woo, hippy-dippy, foil-hat enthusiast

I'm an airy-fairy truther
I'm a curly headed loser
I'm a tripped out, bleeding heart, cannabis abuser

I'm a pathetic, apathetic, free-loading non-voter
I'm an empathetic, sympathetic, tree-hugging peace promoter

I'm certified organic. :)
I'm hopelessly, endlessly...

Romantic...

I'm enigmatic, I'm aloof
I'm charismatic, I'm a goof

I'm annoying, I'm a nuisance
I'm privileged and I'm white
I'm an opinionated SOB who don't lean left or right

I'm anti-war, anti-government, anti-fear, anti-money
Pro-love, pro-biotic, pro-fun, pro-funny

I'm awake, I'm aware, I'm unshackled and I'm free
I am man, I am beautiful
I'm a YOU
And you're another ME



That's me performing at Anarchapulco earlier this year where I received multiple standing ovations during my 40-minute set. I say that not to brag, but because, well, it's awesome. It's important to acknowledge the good stuff in life. Also, wow, I never could have guessed that this is what I'd be doing - performing poetry around the world. Who'da thunk?

As I mentioned before, I'm the co-creator of JoyCamp.



We produce content intended to awaken the masses, nurture the awakening, and soothe the already woke. In early 2012 my compadre Kevin and I embarked on this joyful journey and later that year the world didn't end. Coincidence? We think not.

Here's a quote we like:



We currently have over 100 videos and 18k subscribers. We receive messages almost daily from people around the world thanking us for our work.

So... what's next?

I'm riding the waves of change and stepping into a new role. I started writing poetry a few years ago and I've slowly been going more and more public with it. My set at Anarchapulco was entirely poetic and it served as a real activation point. The response from the crowd was better than I could have imagined and I'm now poised to accept and embrace this new role of traveling speaker/poet.

I'll be using JoyCamp as my platform to express this newfound talent, and, well... we'll see what happens. We'll also continue making videos (don't worry), as well as re-launching our podcast which had a 6-week trial run late last year.

Why Patreon?

Because I have massive student loan debt. A contractual illusion that taunts me every day of my life. It's an ongoing, ethereal annoyance that just won't go away. And I'm sick of it. I just turned 34 and my goal is to eradicate it completely by the time I'm 35.

I "owe" $63,000 and I want to crowdsource about half of that number, roughly $31,500. I'll then offer that amount back as a one-time only payment, and (hopefully) free myself from this nagging issue forever.

I'll admit, I was naive when I took out those loans, thinking I'd surely be able to pay them back in short order with all of the acting money bound to come my way and all. But like so many of you, I woke up from my dream, saw a world that needed my help, and walked away from the only pursuit I'd ever known.

Luckily, the time I invested and the skills I acquired throughout my acting career are coming in handy now in the most beautiful ways. Because performing poetry and speaking in front of large crowds is the perfect coalescence of all of it. Had I NOT gone to school and trained and done all those plays, I wouldn't have the tool set necessary to do what I'm doing now.

It's all happening... exactly right. :)



Help me out if you can and let's keep fighting the good fight.

Looking forward to whatever's next...

Much love to all.

-Benny





Recent posts by JoyCamp

Tiers
NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM
$1 or more per month
  • Congratulations! Your pledge at this level gets you an honorary membership into the New World Order!  **including a front row seat at the next apocalypse!**  
  • Access to our BANNED award show videos!
  • And of course, love from us at JoyCamp. 
TWO + TWO = FIVE
$5 or more per month

  • Comment consideration. Interact with us! Leave feedback, questions, thoughts, ideas and we may address them on the podcast!  Best way to do this is to message us here on our Patreon, or send us a direct email: [email protected]
SYNCHRONICITY
$11.11 or more per month
In addition to:

  • Your contribution at this level is NOT a coincidence. Your reward? Social Media Support. We'll follow you on Facebook, Twitter, and anything else we're capable of following you on, which will allow us to communicate with each other more frequently. Email us with your info and we'll hit you up!
BIG BROTHER
$19.84 or more per month
Is watching you... and YOU are watching us! With this pledge you get... Drum roll...
  • access to the JOYCAMP VAULTS, including never-before-seen footage and unreleased material!!!
  • We've been making videos for a long time. Some of those videos have never made it to our YouTube channel. We'll be uploading those videos intermittently on our patron only stream for your viewing pleasure! In your face, "The Man" !
  • patron stream
  • banned award show videos
  • comment commentary
  • social media support
GRATITUDE ATTITUDE
$50 or more per month
  • Friendship  
  • live Q & A with us!
  • All the other stuff from all the levels...
ABUNDANCE
$100 or more per month
  • Everything from before, as well as 
  • Personal Skype calls, so we can check in and shoot the breeze about whatever you want to talk about.
  • Favorite-Patron-Status. (shh, don't tell the others)


THE ELITE
$500 or more per month
  • You are now an official producer of JoyCamp and you will be recognized as such in our videos.
  • You'll also have the opportunity to be a guest on the show where we'll discuss a topic (or topics) of your choosing. :)