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(The New York Times)   It's time for the annual New York Times "filthy rich Manhattan parents increasingly send their kids to expensive summer camps" trend article. Nothing of value was learned   (nytimes.com) divider line 30
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2012-07-13 08:59:00 AM  
But, the real excitement of course is going to come at the end of the summer, during Sexual Awareness week. We import two hundred hookers from around the world, and each camper, armed with only a thermos of coffee and two thousand dollars cash, tries to visit as many countries as he can. The winner of course is named King of Sexual Awareness week and is allowed to rape and pillage the neighboring towns until camp ends.
 
2012-07-13 09:05:39 AM  

badscooter: But, the real excitement of course is going to come at the end of the summer, during Sexual Awareness week. We import two hundred hookers from around the world, and each camper, armed with only a thermos of coffee and two thousand dollars cash, tries to visit as many countries as he can. The winner of course is named King of Sexual Awareness week and is allowed to rape and pillage the neighboring towns until camp ends.


You should include a website or toll free number with this ad.
 
2012-07-13 09:29:36 AM  
No surprise that this is the NYTimes Style section.
It's the consistency of their dreck that really bothers me.
 
2012-07-13 12:12:53 PM  
So that they can get bitten by ticks and mosquitoes, contracting Lyme Disease and the West Nile Virus.

Hey rich kids, camp is FUN!
 
2012-07-13 12:18:20 PM  
It just doesn't matter

It just doesn't matter

It just doesn't matter
 
2012-07-13 12:19:14 PM  
Follow up article: couple charged with hiring a hitman to kill a child at a popular summer camp.

Sources say that the couple's child was on the waiting list and that they did not want to deprive their child of the experience. So, the couple hired a hitman to assure that their child attended the summer camp.

/ I wish I was kidding
 
2012-07-13 12:20:02 PM  
www.ifc.com
 
2012-07-13 12:20:15 PM  

legendary: No surprise that this is the NYTimes Style section.
It's the consistency of their dreck that really bothers me.


Wasn't the style section the one that published that article about how tacky the paintjobs got in Baghdad after Saddam was ousted?
 
2012-07-13 12:21:07 PM  

badscooter: But, the real excitement of course is going to come at the end of the summer, during Sexual Awareness week. We import two hundred hookers from around the world, and each camper, armed with only a thermos of coffee and two thousand dollars cash, tries to visit as many countries as he can. The winner of course is named King of Sexual Awareness week and is allowed to rape and pillage the neighboring towns until camp ends.


Whadaya expect for a thousand dollars a week?
 
2012-07-13 12:22:32 PM  
I believe this is the link you meant to use:

Domestic

or perhaps:

International
 
2012-07-13 12:31:49 PM  
An article about feeding the kids decent food instead of crap, and how the kids are actually interested in what they eat instead of demanding chicken nuggets and pizza? Not only that, the camps are actually providing it?

This is a complete outrage.
 
2012-07-13 12:38:27 PM  
"Nothing of value was learned..."

...or printed in this case.

/being the NYT, make that most cases
 
2012-07-13 12:39:30 PM  

badscooter: But, the real excitement of course is going to come at the end of the summer, during Sexual Awareness week. We import two hundred hookers from around the world, and each camper, armed with only a thermos of coffee and two thousand dollars cash, tries to visit as many countries as he can. The winner of course is named King of Sexual Awareness week and is allowed to rape and pillage the neighboring towns until camp ends.


Man did my parents send me to the wrong camp, or what
 
2012-07-13 12:42:29 PM  
Tom Ewell did it much funnier.
static2.dmcdn.net
/perhaps the only screen capture of the movie without MM
 
2012-07-13 12:44:49 PM  
Yes. How dare people who run a business try to remain competitive.

/filthy rich Manhattan parent
// sent my kids to princess camp where they got tater-tots and chicken fingers
 
2012-07-13 12:48:29 PM  

indarwinsshadow:


The sequel with Corey Feldman was the best.
 
2012-07-13 01:04:38 PM  
A family member of mine works for a company that provides free consulting services for those looking to send their child or teenager to summer camp, enrichment programs, pre-college programs, etc. Essentially they place kids in the program that best matches the kids' desires and skillsets, and the parents' budgets. The stories of the lunatic parents are pure gold. . . but the service is truly helpful and time-saving and FREE. Student Summers aka The Camp Lady
 
2012-07-13 01:07:51 PM  
Without s'mores & scary stories it isn't a real camp! Gimmie my s'mores and scary stories biatches!!
 
2012-07-13 02:09:38 PM  
Looking at the following from the article I sense these folks must be insufferable and have WAY to much time on their hands


- Camps no longer hire cooks; they hire chefs.
- how will the camp nourish my child?
- Julia DeVillers, a writer-in-residence at Ballibay
- as campers scraped their plates into compost bowls
- The afternoon snack at Ballibay might be nonfat yogurt and sliced honeydew
- with an evening treat of sweet-and-sour kale chips.
- But they're also cultivating the next generation of foodies
- The tables at Point O'Pines are round rather than rectangular, to foster inclusiveness.
- Most camps open packages in the office and confiscate goodies


Lord help us all - nothing like a good slurpee on a hot afternoon at camp, helps wash down the nachos
 
2012-07-13 02:47:37 PM  
www.hotflick.net

I fondle my sweaters, and I often like to smear mud on my ass.
 
2012-07-13 03:31:19 PM  
I was the head cook at a summer camp for two full seasons. I would have to say that it was probably one of the best experiences of my young life.

Yes, it was a summer camp for mostly provided outreach for over privileged white childern. but the kids were cool and down to earth for the most part.

All the food i cooked was whole and from scratch, I even had a little garden going right out side the kitchen door that some of the kids helped me out with. It was no small feat to cook, from scratch, 3 times a day for some 50-60 kids at a time. By myself. I baked a cake almost every day, and when it was a kids birthday I would turn it into a rainbow cake.

I think one of the coolest things about the whole thing was the kids were all about meatloaf day... those kids loved that meatloaf I made. One day, one of the little girls, she mustve been no more that 8 years old, comes up to me after dinner one night and said " you make meatloaf better than my mother! I smiled, thanked her and told her to be sure to tell her mother that.

keep in mind that I carried myself in character. I'm a very large man. 6'6" something like 250lbs at the time. long hair, long beard. a "blood stained" apron. kinda channeled Barf from You can't do that on television, the rider from raising Arizona, and the diner cook from Summer Rental.
Hung back during meal times after serving up sharpening a giant french cleaver.

This tended to only spur the kids on to find me a big lovable oaf.

well, when that little girls mother showed up to pick her up at the end of the season, I gave her a index card with the recipe.
 
2012-07-13 03:40:43 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: I was the head cook at a summer camp for two full seasons. I would have to say that it was probably one of the best experiences of my young life.

Yes, it was a summer camp for mostly provided outreach for over privileged white childern. but the kids were cool and down to earth for the most part.

All the food i cooked was whole and from scratch, I even had a little garden going right out side the kitchen door that some of the kids helped me out with. It was no small feat to cook, from scratch, 3 times a day for some 50-60 kids at a time. By myself. I baked a cake almost every day, and when it was a kids birthday I would turn it into a rainbow cake.

I think one of the coolest things about the whole thing was the kids were all about meatloaf day... those kids loved that meatloaf I made. One day, one of the little girls, she mustve been no more that 8 years old, comes up to me after dinner one night and said " you make meatloaf better than my mother! I smiled, thanked her and told her to be sure to tell her mother that.

keep in mind that I carried myself in character. I'm a very large man. 6'6" something like 250lbs at the time. long hair, long beard. a "blood stained" apron. kinda channeled Barf from You can't do that on television, the rider from raising Arizona, and the diner cook from Summer Rental.
Hung back during meal times after serving up sharpening a giant french cleaver.

This tended to only spur the kids on to find me a big lovable oaf.

well, when that little girls mother showed up to pick her up at the end of the season, I gave her a index card with the recipe.


Mommy, mommy! I liked it when the big cook put his meat in my mouth!
 
2012-07-13 03:50:31 PM  

stonicus: Cerebral Knievel: I was the head cook at a summer camp for two full seasons. I would have to say that it was probably one of the best experiences of my young life.

Yes, it was a summer camp for mostly provided outreach for over privileged white childern. but the kids were cool and down to earth for the most part.

All the food i cooked was whole and from scratch, I even had a little garden going right out side the kitchen door that some of the kids helped me out with. It was no small feat to cook, from scratch, 3 times a day for some 50-60 kids at a time. By myself. I baked a cake almost every day, and when it was a kids birthday I would turn it into a rainbow cake.

I think one of the coolest things about the whole thing was the kids were all about meatloaf day... those kids loved that meatloaf I made. One day, one of the little girls, she mustve been no more that 8 years old, comes up to me after dinner one night and said " you make meatloaf better than my mother! I smiled, thanked her and told her to be sure to tell her mother that.

keep in mind that I carried myself in character. I'm a very large man. 6'6" something like 250lbs at the time. long hair, long beard. a "blood stained" apron. kinda channeled Barf from You can't do that on television, the rider from raising Arizona, and the diner cook from Summer Rental.
Hung back during meal times after serving up sharpening a giant french cleaver.

This tended to only spur the kids on to find me a big lovable oaf.

well, when that little girls mother showed up to pick her up at the end of the season, I gave her a index card with the recipe.

Mommy, mommy! I liked it when the big cook put his meat in my mouth!


*sigh* I love you Fark.
 
2012-07-13 04:01:03 PM  
My kid is leaving Sunday for an amazing camp funded by the Walton family. We pay into the program, but not nearly as much as we would normally for a horseback riding/paintball/a/c in the cabins/healthy food kind of camp. Yeah, WM is the debbil, I know...but dammit if he doesn't come back brown as a berry and talking a mile a minute about how much fun it was when her gets back. I loved camp when I was a kid, but damn if they aren't getting rarer and more expensive it seems. It's hard to find a decent one out here that isn't a "shove it down your throat" bible camp.
 
2012-07-13 04:47:02 PM  
I worked in Maine at a camp called Camp Takahoe. To say they came from a rich family would be an understatement. Their clothes were shiped a week early and we had to unpack them because the kids were unable to without their nannies. To give you an idea of the money they came from; 1 of the dads was the director of the Jason Bourne films(he flew the entire cabin to LA for the premier), another was the CEO of Coca-Cola, while most were high powered NY area lawyers. The kids had no concept of money, responsibility, or work ethic. The camp run at somehtign like 30k for 2months. It was essentially a place where "parents" could leave their kids while they went on summer vacations. The most infuriating thing was when i learned that this wasn't a "summer camp," it was a place to network with the people that will be controlling the country.
 
2012-07-13 05:10:34 PM  

Gdalescrboz: It was essentially a place where "parents" could leave their kids while they went on summer vacations.


What an odd concept for a summer camp.


But why did you put the word "parents" in quotes?
 
2012-07-13 05:34:41 PM  
One time at summer camp, this retarded kid drowned while the councilors were getting high and having sex.

i301.photobucket.com

I think today's the anniversary.
 
2012-07-13 07:27:09 PM  
I worked at one of those camps. You quickly learn to hate rich kids.

Interestingly, the camp was the first choice for the setting if the Friday the 13th movies but they couldn't agree to terms.
 
2012-07-13 10:29:49 PM  

T.M.S.: Gdalescrboz: It was essentially a place where "parents" could leave their kids while they went on summer vacations.

What an odd concept for a summer camp.


But why did you put the word "parents" in quotes?


I had a cadre of kids... we called them the long termers. dropped off on the first day of camp, picked up on the last day. Keep in mind that camp season was comprised of 6 two week long sessions. three of those kids were the sweetest most adorable little girls.. followed me around like little ducklings.
the fact they were dropped off, left there with little to no contact with their family during the whole time, and two of them were picked up by drivers, and the other by an uncle pissed me off to no end.
 
2012-07-13 11:53:43 PM  

badscooter: But, the real excitement of course is going to come at the end of the summer, during Sexual Awareness week. We import two hundred hookers from around the world, and each camper, armed with only a thermos of coffee and two thousand dollars cash, tries to visit as many countries as he can. The winner of course is named King of Sexual Awareness week and is allowed to rape and pillage the neighboring towns until camp ends.


Brilliant! Camp Mowhawk right? They get to stalk and kill their own bear too...
 
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