1998 Theme Ideas

Medieval/Renaissance

Submitted by: Lou
Basics of the theme:
A return to the Dark Age's or the Age of Enlightenment.
Why this would be fun:
Medieval was a theme of a previous camp a previous camp that was quite popular (if I remember correctly) Renaissance would borrow if theme from the fair with the same name
Activities we could hold::
Cabbage ball,capault building, Miniature Golf, Mock Battle, Bardic circle, Quest, Archery, Mask making
Meals we could try:
Masquerade meal, medieval feast, Night at Tavern
Other Information:
This would be a compination of 2 themes, both of wich certain members (my self included) have knowledge of.

Winter Camp Retro Day/WC Classics Day

Submitted by: Mark-->
Basics of the theme:
A day within the innovation of new themes which would take some of the classic Winter Camp events and fit them into a place on the schedule.
Why this would be fun:
The events and meals are time-tested and usually get good reception at planning meetings and at camp. There are some things which are unique-to-Winter-Camp and some things without which WC wouldn't be WC. This might be a good theme for Day One, since we already know the equipment needs and how to set things up.
Activities we could hold::
4-Way Volleyball, X-Country Golf, Time Capsule unearthing (it's the 10-year capsule this year, folks...), Blind Hike, massive bake-a-thon, Kickball, Casino Night, etc.--in short, classic events that aren't absorbed by other theme days.
Meals we could try:
Hot Potato Lunch, Bakery Snack, Caveman Dinner, Casino Snack, --I searched for a more "classic" dinner, but without a lot of luck.
Other Information:
Tom Ray should also be credited with this idea.

Canada Day

Submitted by: Ron Donohue
Basics of the theme:
A fun-filled day featuring the frozen frolicking, food, and fun that
characterize the Great White North.
Why this would be fun:
Canadians are a light-hearted, fun-loving people, filled with the spirit
that makes Winter Camp special. Besides, I am Canadian and I know from experience
that we are pretty easy to make jokes about. So, let's go for it. If not, take off you hosers.
Activities we could hold::
Hockey, Curling, Lumberjack events, Lacrosse (national sport)
sledding, Beerhunter (root beer of course), Hoser olympics,
Strange Brew inspired events and possible movie night with strange brew.
Meals we could try:
Breakfast - Scrambled eggs, back bacon, Pepsi and a Mae West. (sort of like a moon pie)
Lunch - Steamies (hot dogs) poutine (fries with gravy and melted cheese) and maple leaf shaped cookies. Drinks might include Canada Dry.
Dinner - A Ragout de beouf (beef stew) , hearty biscuits, pork rinds, maple ice cream or a cake with maple icing.
Snack -- popcorn , spruce beer (totally non-alcoholic)
Other Information:
There will be many claims about how cool events will be, but I am willing to certify that this event
will be awesome. It is suited to the weather, the time constraints, and the general attitudes of winter campers.

Wild West

Submitted by: Steve Donohue
Basics of the theme:
Winter Camp is converted to a wild and wooly frontier town in the Old West. Campers take on the roles of town leaders, outlaws, Indians and lawmen.
Why this would be fun:
Everyone would get to carry a cap gun if they wanted to.
Two Words: Chewin' Tobacco
Everyone is at least slightly familiar with the Old West, at least the movie version, which is probably what we're after.
Activities we could hold::
See the activity suggestions list; there are a lot of them.
Meals we could try:
Blazing Saddles, Tex-Mex, Saloon Snack, Trail Lunch, Chuck Wagon
Other Information:
This was originally voted to serve as this year's weekly theme

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