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Offline rumborak

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Re: Church kid's camps
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2012, 09:30:16 AM »
Yeah, seriously. You got so many issues yourself, you would inevitably roll those off onto the kids and other counselors.
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« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2012, 03:49:43 PM »
Been a counselor at various camps for more than twenty years.   Very fun, very rewarding and more tiring every year.   Made some great friends.   Both of my kids been going since birth.  Look fwd to it every year
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Re: Church kid's camps
« Reply #37 on: July 03, 2012, 05:46:33 AM »
Anybody any experience of these?
Not as a camper, but I served as a counselor at a summer kid's camp during the summer for 10 straight years.  It was awesome.

I get the idea they are slave labour and no sleep or privacy for a week.
Slave labor?  WTF?  Where do you get this shit?
I'm talking abuot the people who do the cooking. From those I've spoke to it seems to be 12 hour days and you're sleeping on the floor at night. That sounds like slave labour to me.


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Re: Church kid's camps
« Reply #38 on: July 03, 2012, 06:06:19 AM »
How is it? It's voluntary, so it's not slavery.

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Re: Church kid's camps
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2012, 07:26:50 AM »
Wow, I missed this one the first time around.  Amusing, as always.

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Re: Church kid's camps
« Reply #40 on: July 03, 2012, 09:48:56 AM »
The actual cooks at my camp were adults who were on staff with the camp, but they didn't live on site.  They also had teenage kids (too old to be campers anymore) who would work as helpers, and they would assist at meal time, and other tasks as needed around the camp.  They earned a weekly wage and slept in special quarters, not on the floor.  They also had lots of downtime, so it was a great gig for a teenager looking for a summer job.
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Re: Church kid's camps
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2012, 10:01:41 AM »
I never went to a camp, but I went on Kairos (a Catholic retreat). It had a some religious focus, but it seemed like the entire point of it was to stop kids from being assholes, and in that weekend, it worked. It really made me more optimistic for humanity even though I am no longer religious.

Of course Kairos still has that bit of "cult" feel.  :lol