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(The Atlantic)   What are "summer camp people" losing this year? Certainly not their innocence   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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2020-07-05 10:24:39 PM  
We don't have 8 week long summer camp programs in Oregon...
 
2020-07-05 11:38:34 PM  
Flute manufacturers preparing for a very lean summer.
 
2020-07-06 3:23:31 AM  
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2020-07-06 3:53:41 AM  
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2020-07-06 5:24:18 AM  
Sorry you will have to keep being around your asshole kids for a few more months if this was a big deal you should not have had kids.
 
2020-07-06 7:17:50 AM  
On top of spaghetti
all covered with cheese

I lost my poor meatball
when somebody sneezed
 
2020-07-06 8:14:09 AM  
Summer camp? That thing that rich white kids get to do in the movies? Is this still a real thing for anyone not the 1%? Was it ever?
 
2020-07-06 8:17:48 AM  

neongoats: Summer camp? That thing that rich white kids get to do in the movies? Is this still a real thing for anyone not the 1%? Was it ever?


If you extend the definition to include church camps, it's very much still a real thing. I never went, but my wife did and she said it was terrible.
 
2020-07-06 8:19:36 AM  

Chabash: We don't have 8 week long summer camp programs in Oregon...


Summer camp is an east coast thing.  In the midwest, we just went out and made our own fun.  Pickup baseball games, the community pool, biking into town to go the book store, hobby shop, video arcade, etc.
 
2020-07-06 8:22:07 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Sorry you will have to keep being around your asshole kids for a few more months if this was a big deal you should not have had kids.


This is a very edgy and original take. Thank you for your time.
 
2020-07-06 8:30:10 AM  

FrancoFile: Chabash: We don't have 8 week long summer camp programs in Oregon...

Summer camp is an east coast thing.  In the midwest, we just went out and made our own fun.  Pickup baseball games, the community pool, biking into town to go the book store, hobby shop, video arcade, etc.


We have week long camps, and I was a camp counselor for those in Arizona. But yeah, I guess the "you're an 8 week resident here" camps are only out east and Minnesota.
 
2020-07-06 8:59:50 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Sorry you will have to keep being around your asshole kids for a few more months if this was a big deal you should not have had kids.


Sometimes the asshole kids grow up to be asshole adults, and they post asshole sweeping generalizations on websites.
 
2020-07-06 9:03:05 AM  

neongoats: Summer camp? That thing that rich white kids get to do in the movies? Is this still a real thing for anyone not the 1%? Was it ever?


In my experience, the 1% didn't do summer camp. They hung out at the club and sailed all summer. Sometimes they would sail with their families to Bermuda. They're come back to school in the fall very tan and wearing those bracelets made of woven string.

/Didn't learn to sail until I was in my 40s when I took a course at the university.
 
2020-07-06 9:04:06 AM  
They're > They'd

Ugh. Too early to post.
 
2020-07-06 11:06:45 AM  
No mention of flute insertion?  Fark, I'm disappoint.
 
2020-07-06 11:45:38 AM  

neongoats: Summer camp? That thing that rich white kids get to do in the movies? Is this still a real thing for anyone not the 1%? Was it ever?


This is like the 3rd summer camp article on Fark so far this season and there is always someone with this take.

I went to boy scout camp for 4 years as a kid it was a week and something like $150 not at all ridiculous and the poor kids had help from fundraising and such.

Sleeping in old Army surplus tents and eating food rejected from the school cafeteria is not costly.
 
2020-07-06 11:50:11 AM  

Hooker with a Penis: neongoats: Summer camp? That thing that rich white kids get to do in the movies? Is this still a real thing for anyone not the 1%? Was it ever?

This is like the 3rd summer camp article on Fark so far this season and there is always someone with this take.

I went to boy scout camp for 4 years as a kid it was a week and something like $150 not at all ridiculous and the poor kids had help from fundraising and such.

Sleeping in old Army surplus tents and eating food rejected from the school cafeteria is not costly.


Boy scout camp is different.  That's actually, you know, camping - as in going to a more-or-less wilderness place, putting up tents, building fires, etc.

The "summer camp" discussed here is about sending your kids to a place in the woods of Pennsylvania, upstate New York, or New England so that they won't be underfoot in greater Philly, NYC, Boston, etc. during the summer.  Yeah, these spots are rustic compared to Manhattan, but they have showers, a permanent kitchen, etc.
 
2020-07-06 12:09:18 PM  
FrancoFile:
Boy scout camp is different.  That's actually, you know, camping - as in going to a more-or-less wilderness place, putting up tents, building fires, etc.

The "summer camp" discussed here is about sending your kids to a place in the woods of Pennsylvania, upstate New York, or New England so that they won't be underfoot in greater Philly, NYC, Boston, etc. during the summer.  Yeah, these spots are rustic compared to Manhattan, but they have showers, a permanent kitchen, etc.


My scout camp had showers and a mess hall, the campers did sleep in tents but the staff had cabins. There was even a swimming pool and a shop on site with candy and soda we could buy.
 
2020-07-06 12:29:40 PM  

FrancoFile: The "summer camp" discussed here is about sending your kids to a place in the woods of Pennsylvania, upstate New York, or New England so that they won't be underfoot in greater Philly, NYC, Boston, etc. during the summer.  Yeah, these spots are rustic compared to Manhattan, but they have showers, a permanent kitchen, etc.


The "science camp" place I went to, in the woods of PA, was pretty fancy, with cabins, shops to learn things, a swimming pool, go-karts, and riflery. If I remember correctly, it cost about $100/week. So the last year I went (1981) would have been about $800 (plus airfare, because at that point my folks had had enough of the six-hours drives to camp and would just drop me off at Allegheny Airlines.). According to the inflation calculator, that $800 would be $2,256.49 these days, which is probably more than a trip to Disney, but it was for eight full weeks.

/And, obviously, subtract from that the cost of having a kid at home for eight weeks-food, hot water, entertainment, etc.
 
2020-07-06 1:12:38 PM  
I heard the name Angela Baker today and immediately had a flash back to the most memorable scene in film history so I'm getting a kick out of this yhread
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleepaw​a​y_Camp
 
2020-07-06 1:15:08 PM  

2wolves: No mention of flute insertion?  Fark, I'm disappoint.


No.
Especially if you don't count the second post.
 
2020-07-06 1:21:55 PM  
Last year I launched a summer camp for young adults (14-20 years old) at a lodge that had a lot of exciting activities.
The pilot was a decent success.
Was so looking forward to this year.
BAM! Corona.
 
2020-07-06 1:23:33 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Sorry you will have to keep being around your asshole kids for a few more months if this was a big deal you should not have had kids.


Look, I like chocolate.
I REALLY like chocolate.
Doesn't mean I want to eat chocolate all the time.

Same goes for my wife.

/wait, what?!
 
2020-07-06 1:35:47 PM  
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2020-07-06 1:38:38 PM  

Resident Muslim: Last year I launched a summer camp for young adults (14-20 years old) at a lodge that had a lot of exciting activities.
The pilot was a decent success.
Was so looking forward to this year.
BAM! Corona.


This sounds nice but I would modify it a bit to 18-20 year olds and make it a girls camp.
 
2020-07-06 3:23:15 PM  
Hello fadda
Hell momma


Here I am at
Camp Corona
 
2020-07-06 4:47:37 PM  

Hooker with a Penis: FrancoFile:
Boy scout camp is different.  That's actually, you know, camping - as in going to a more-or-less wilderness place, putting up tents, building fires, etc.

The "summer camp" discussed here is about sending your kids to a place in the woods of Pennsylvania, upstate New York, or New England so that they won't be underfoot in greater Philly, NYC, Boston, etc. during the summer.  Yeah, these spots are rustic compared to Manhattan, but they have showers, a permanent kitchen, etc.

My scout camp had showers and a mess hall, the campers did sleep in tents but the staff had cabins. There was even a swimming pool and a shop on site with candy and soda we could buy.


Some Boy Scout camps have even the Scouts sleep in cabins (or at least they did thirty years ago when I was one).  Some do not.  One of my most vivid memories of one was having the wild boars on Catalina Island tear up my tent at one (note that the tent in this case was army-style with a wooden floor IIRC).  Looks like they were all finally removed off the island circa 2003.
 
2020-07-06 5:06:28 PM  

Chabash: We don't have 8 week long summer camp programs in Oregon...


Had a week of Outdoor School in sixth grade.  I think that's about as close as we come out here.  Pretty fun, for being a school thing.
 
2020-07-06 5:12:33 PM  

Chabash: We don't have 8 week long summer camp programs in Oregon...


Generally, no.  But I had a roommate in college who worked at a kids horse camp in southern Oregon one summer - pretty remote site, between Grass Pants and Oregon Caves.
 
2020-07-06 5:51:27 PM  

neongoats: Summer camp? That thing that rich white kids get to do in the movies? Is this still a real thing for anyone not the 1%? Was it ever?


When I was growing up in Minnesota, the local YMCA in Minneapolis would sponsor camp for you if you were poor. I got to go to Camp Tamarack twice for 3 weeks each year for a couple years, and it was amazing. We had day long capture the flag games with 200 kids playing. dodge ball, archery, fishing, canoeing, swimming, I got see the animated Hobbit movie,cookouts, etc...that may have been the most fun I had as a child.
 
2020-07-06 8:47:11 PM  

spongeboob: I heard the name Angela Baker today and immediately had a flash back to the most memorable scene in film history so I'm getting a kick out of this yhread
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleepawa​y_Camp


I loved the entire Sleepaway Camp franchise. Yeah I know they're B-movie slashers, but I enjoyed Angela, especially sassy Angela 2.0 played by Bruce Springsteen's sister.

I'm such a happy camper, I love the clear blue skies (does hand motions).
 
2020-07-06 9:11:39 PM  

Resident Muslim: Last year I launched a summer camp for young adults (14-20 years old) at a lodge that had a lot of exciting activities.
The pilot was a decent success.
Was so looking forward to this year.
BAM! Corona.


14-20 year olds?  Yikes.  That is just asking for trouble.
 
2020-07-06 10:51:29 PM  
I went to Scout summer camp 94-98?99?

Blue River Ridge, Camp Crooked Creek.

Troops 685, 333

I don't have a problem with girls in scouts but if you knew the kind of night time pranks we pulled... Maybe  single gender troops are ok for now.
 
2020-07-07 12:02:50 AM  

Geotpf: Some Boy Scout camps have even the Scouts sleep in cabins (or at least they did thirty years ago when I was one).  Some do not.  One of my most vivid memories of one was having the wild boars on Catalina Island tear up my tent at one (note that the tent in this case was army-style with a wooden floor IIRC).  Looks like they were all finally removed off the island circa 2003.


The motherfarking Catalina Wine Mixer was farking crazy that year!
 
2020-07-07 2:35:17 AM  
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You know maybe some people should go up there for like a week. They could fix those cabins lickety split.
 
2020-07-07 8:24:30 AM  
My parents sent us to YMCA day camp for several years in the late '60s/early '70s.  First in Philadelphia at Camp Neymca (NE Phlly YMCA), then at Camp Wakanda in Massachusetts after we relocated there. I'd say it was kind of a mixed experience. Swimming was nice and the archery and BB gun range was OK. But there was always some sort of lame arts and crafts session, which usually meant braiding this cheap plastic stuff into "lanyards". Or maybe the plastic stuff was called lanyards? Anyway it was boring and pointless.  But yes, singing on the bus was a part of the experience.
 
2020-07-07 2:29:46 PM  

Hooker with a Penis: neongoats: Summer camp? That thing that rich white kids get to do in the movies? Is this still a real thing for anyone not the 1%? Was it ever?

This is like the 3rd summer camp article on Fark so far this season and there is always someone with this take.

I went to boy scout camp for 4 years as a kid it was a week and something like $150 not at all ridiculous and the poor kids had help from fundraising and such.

Sleeping in old Army surplus tents and eating food rejected from the school cafeteria is not costly.


On Fark anyone that makes a nickel more than the poverty line is one of those snooty rich assholes who will be the first against the wall when the revolution comes
 
2020-07-07 6:12:43 PM  

neongoats: Summer camp? That thing that rich white kids get to do in the movies? Is this still a real thing for anyone not the 1%? Was it ever?


Never been in the 1%, but upper middle class (and yes, white).  Went to camp most summers, though not the 8+ week summer camps they show in the movies.  Usually 1 week, 2 if I was lucky.  Little Hawk is going to camp again this year.  It's probably safer than her hanging out at home, from a pandemic perspective, and she needs some contact with kids her age after months of isolation.

Fear the Clam: In my experience, the 1% didn't do summer camp. They hung out at the club and sailed all summer.


^^This. The 1%-ers spent the summer with their golfing/tennis pros and on their family's various yachts. Camps are dirty, and require you to perform the occasional menial chore. Not really their thing.
 
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