Category Archives: May/Jun 08

Crafts Most Camps Have Never Done

As summer approaches, camps across the country start to gather supplies for the inevitable craft classes, such as Popsicle stick picture frames, painted rocks and apple prints. Now there’s nothing wrong with traditional crafts, but how about trying something a bit out of the ordinary? Ever decorated Styrofoam mannequin heads or gotten campers involved in making artistic trading cards? How about some super-gross papier-mache creatures? The following are some ideas designed to add an element of fun and creativity to … Continue reading

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In Search of a Better Bunk Bed

First, I’m going to guess that it’s been quite a while since you’ve slept in one of the old camp bunk beds. If you had, they’d be a higher priority. Second, I’ll bet your bunk beds are a pain in the neck (and back). Worst case, they’re old, metal, army-style cots that sag in the middle, squeak all night, and don’t have safety guardrails. Maybe they’re made of wood, but even then they have four posts on the floor that … Continue reading

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