Book of Hobbies

by Jeff Rand

After complaining about the quality of hobbies selected by Winter Camp participants, Jeff was assigned to produce a list of potential hobbies for future Hobby Draws. Initially charged with finding twelve new hobbies a month, Jeff more than tripled the assigned selection with 490 entries. It should be noted, by way of explanation, that some of the more bizarre sounding hobbies represent activities Jeff is either engaged in, knows a practitioner of, or would like to see someone become proficient in. As with most Winter Camp works, if you've been to camp, this one can be a lot more fun.

The initial booklet was given to each camper and was printed in table form, allowing Winter Campers to indicate their proficiency in each hobby on a four part scale (done once, regular activity, highly skilled, and can teach). To date, no one has completed the entire book

  • Acrobatics
  • Aikido
  • Air Hockey
  • Amateur Radio
  • Animal Breeding
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Archery
  • Architecture
  • Armory
  • Astrology
  • Astronomy
  • Auctioneering
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Auto Restoration
  • Aviation
  • Baby Sitting
  • Backpacking
  • Badminton
  • Baking
  • Ballet
  • Balloonography
  • Barbecuing
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Basketry
  • Baton Twirling
  • Beadwork
  • Beekeeping
  • Begging
  • Berry Picking
  • Bicycling
  • Billiards
  • Bird Watching
  • Black Powder Shooting
  • Blacksmithing
  • Board Games
  • Bobsledding
  • Boccie
  • Body Building
  • Body Painting
  • Bonsai
  • Bookbinding
  • Boomeranging
  • Bowling
  • Boxcar Hitching
  • Boxing
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Butchering
  • Butter Churning
  • Cake Decorating
  • Calisthenics
  • Calligraphy
  • Camping
  • Candy Striping
  • Canning
  • Canoeing
  • Card Playing
  • Carpentry
  • Cartography
  • Cartooning
  • Caving
  • Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Cinema
  • Cinematography
  • Clamming and Crabbing
  • Clowning
  • Collecting - 1965 Volswagen Beetles
  • Collecting - Acoustical Record Players
  • Collecting - Americana
  • Collecting - Antiques
  • Collecting - Art
  • Collecting - Autographs
  • Collecting - Balls
  • Collecting - Bed Pans
  • Collecting - Beer Cans
  • Collecting - Bells
  • Collecting - Belt Buckles
  • Collecting - Bolo Ties
  • Collecting - Bookmarks
  • Collecting - Books
  • Collecting - Bottle Caps
  • Collecting - Bottles
  • Collecting - Business Cards
  • Collecting - Campaign Buttons
  • Collecting - Celebrity Handshakes
  • Collecting - Christmas Decorations
  • Collecting - Cigarette Lighters
  • Collecting - Clocks
  • Collecting - Coins
  • Collecting - College Paraphernalia
  • Collecting - Computers
  • Collecting - Coupons
  • Collecting - Crayons
  • Collecting - Credit Cards
  • Collecting - Dolls
  • Collecting - Elements
  • Collecting - Figurines
  • Collecting - Flags
  • Collecting - Fonts and Clip Art
  • Collecting - Fossils
  • Collecting - Guns
  • Collecting - Hair Ornaments
  • Collecting - Handkerchiefs
  • Collecting - Hat Pins
  • Collecting - Hats
  • Collecting - Hobbies
  • Collecting - Hotel Artifacts
  • Collecting - Insects
  • Collecting - Jello Molds
  • Collecting - Jewelry
  • Collecting - Key Chains
  • Collecting - Keys
  • Collecting - Kitchen Utensils
  • Collecting - Knick Knacks
  • Collecting - Knives
  • Collecting - Lapel Pins or Brooches
  • Collecting - Lawn Ornaments
  • Collecting - Leaves
  • Collecting - License Plates
  • Collecting - Maps
  • Collecting - Matchbooks
  • Collecting - Memorabilia
  • Collecting - Military Paraphernalia
  • Collecting - Miniature Spoons
  • Collecting - Mouse Pads
  • Collecting - Mugs
  • Collecting - Music
  • Collecting - Neckerchief Slides
  • Collecting - Neckerchiefs
  • Collecting - Oddities
  • Collecting - Other
  • Collecting - Outhouse Artifacts
  • Collecting - Outhouse Graffiti
  • Collecting - Papal Paraphernalia
  • Collecting - Periodicals
  • Collecting - Photographs
  • Collecting - Plates
  • Collecting - Pop Cans
  • Collecting - Post Cards
  • Collecting - Postmarks
  • Collecting - Refrigerator Magnets
  • Collecting - Rental Properties
  • Collecting - Rocks
  • Collecting - Salt and Pepper Shakers
  • Collecting - Shells
  • Collecting - Soap Scraps
  • Collecting - Software
  • Collecting - Soil
  • Collecting - Sports Memorabilia
  • Collecting - Stamps
  • Collecting - Statistics
  • Collecting - Stocks and Bonds
  • Collecting - Stuffed Animals
  • Collecting - T-shirts
  • Collecting - Thimbles
  • Collecting - Ties
  • Collecting - Tools
  • Collecting - Toys
  • Collecting - Trivia
  • Collecting - Uniforms
  • Collecting - Videos
  • Collecting - Wines
  • Collecting - Winter Camp Artifacts
  • Collecting - Wire Samples
  • Collecting - Wood Samples
  • Collecting - Writing Implements
  • Comedy
  • Community Service
  • Competitive Mathematics
  • Computer Programming
  • Conservation & Ecology
  • Continuing Education
  • Cooking
  • Cosmetology
  • Cosmology
  • Cricket
  • Crocheting
  • Croquet
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Cruising for the Opposite Sex
  • Curling
  • Dancing - Ballroom
  • Dancing - Country Line
  • Dancing - Folk
  • Dancing - Indian
  • Dancing - Other
  • Dancing - Polka
  • Dancing - Square
  • Dancing - Tap
  • Dating
  • Debate
  • Diapering
  • Diving
  • Dodgeball
  • Dog Grooming
  • Dog Training
  • Dominoes
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Drawing
  • Dry Walling
  • Egg Decorating
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Electroplating
  • Embroidery
  • Engraving
  • Exercise
  • Falconry
  • Fantasy Role Playing
  • Farming
  • Fashion Design
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Fife and Drum
  • Figure Skating
  • Fine Dining
  • Fire Eating
  • Firemanship
  • First Aiding
  • Fishing
  • Flea Marketing
  • Flower Arranging
  • Football
  • Four Square
  • Frisbee
  • Furniture Refinishing
  • Futurism
  • Gaelic Football
  • Gambling
  • Game Designing
  • Gaming
  • Gardening - Flowers
  • Gardening - Vegetable
  • Genealogy
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Glass Blowing
  • Grain Milling
  • Graphic Arts
  • Gymnastics
  • Hackey Sack
  • Handball
  • Hang Gliding
  • Hiking
  • Historical Reenactment
  • History
  • Hog Calling
  • Home Decorating
  • Hopscotch
  • Horsemanship
  • Horseshoe Pitching & Quoits
  • Hot Air Ballooning

  • House Painting
  • Hunting
  • Hurling (Irish Sport)
  • Hurling (Throwing)
  • Hydrology
  • Hypnosis
  • Ice Climbing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice Sculpting
  • Ice Skating
  • Indian Lore
  • Internet Surfing & Chatting
  • Inventing
  • Investing
  • Jailai
  • Journalism
  • Jousting
  • Juggling
  • Karate
  • Kayaking
  • Kickball
  • Kite Flying
  • Knitting
  • Lacrosse
  • Landscaping
  • Language - Foreign
  • Language - Signing
  • Lapidary
  • Lawn Jarts
  • Leatherwork
  • Lexicography
  • Lexicology
  • Lithography
  • Lumberjacking
  • Machine Restoration
  • Macramé
  • Magic and Prestidigitatation
  • Making - Barrels
  • Making - Candles
  • Making - Candy
  • Making - Cider
  • Making - Clocks
  • Making - Costumes
  • Making - Dioramas
  • Making - Furniture
  • Making - Gum
  • Making - Jerky
  • Making - Jewelry
  • Making - Light Bulbs
  • Making - Musical Instruments
  • Making - Paper
  • Making - Progeny
  • Making - Puzzles
  • Making - Radios
  • Making - Rope
  • Making - Rugs
  • Making - Sand Castles
  • Making - Sausage
  • Making - Soap
  • Making - Soft Drinks
  • Making - Time Capsules
  • Marbles
  • Masonry
  • Metal Casting
  • Metal Detecting
  • Metalwork
  • Meteorology
  • Miniature Golf
  • Mining
  • Model Railroading
  • Modeling - Cars
  • Modeling - Clay
  • Modeling - Other
  • Modeling - Planes
  • Modeling - Rockets
  • Modeling - Ships
  • Modeling - Ships in a Bottle
  • Modeling - Yourself
  • Motorboating
  • Motorcycling
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Music - Instrumental
  • Music - Rap
  • Music - Vocal
  • Mythology
  • Needlepoint
  • Off Road Vehicling
  • Old Time Radio
  • One-armed Paper Hanging
  • Orienteering
  • Origami
  • Pagentry
  • Paintball
  • Painting Pictures
  • Pantomiming
  • Paper Clip Sorting
  • Papier-mâché
  • Parade Marching
  • Parasailing
  • Partying
  • Personal Record Keeping
  • Pet Raising
  • Pet Showing
  • Philosophy
  • Photograph Developing
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Picture Framing
  • Pigeon Raising
  • Ping Pong
  • Pioneering
  • Play Grounding
  • Plumbing
  • Poetry
  • Pogo Sticking
  • Policing
  • Politics
  • Pottery
  • Public Speaking & Lecturing
  • Puzzle Solving
  • Quilting
  • Racing - Automobiles
  • Racing - Bicycles
  • Racing - BMX
  • Racing - Greyhounds
  • Racing - Horses
  • Racing - Radio Controlled Cars
  • Racing - Running
  • Racing - Sled Dogs
  • Racing - Speed Skating
  • Racing - Yacht
  • Racquetball
  • Radio Controlled Airplanes
  • Rafting
  • Rappelling
  • Reading
  • Religious Study
  • Riflery
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rock Polishing
  • Roller Hockey
  • Roller Skating
  • Rollerblading
  • Roofing
  • Rowing
  • Running & Jogging
  • Sailing
  • Scatology
  • Scatterball
  • Scouting
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sculpture
  • Search and Rescue
  • Sewing
  • Shopping
  • Short-wave Listening
  • Signaling
  • Silk-screening
  • Silversmithing
  • Skateboarding
  • Sky Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Soccer
  • Social Activism
  • Softball
  • Spectator Sports
  • Spinning Yarn
  • Spinning Yarns
  • Spying
  • Squash
  • Stained Glass Art
  • Stilt Walking
  • Stone Tooling
  • Sun Bathing
  • Surfing
  • Sweepstakes Entering
  • Swimming
  • Taxidermy
  • Tennis
  • Tetherball
  • Theater
  • Tiling
  • Tobogganing and Sledding
  • Topiary
  • Track and Field
  • Tracking and Stalking
  • Trading - Magic Cards
  • Trading - Patches
  • Trading - Sports Cards
  • Trap and Skeet
  • Trapping
  • Travel Gaming
  • Traveling
  • Treasure Hunting
  • Tree Tapping
  • Tye Dying
  • Unicycling
  • Ventriloquism
  • Video Gaming
  • Visiting - Amusement Parks
  • Visiting - Canadian Provinces
  • Visiting - Canals
  • Visiting - Castles
  • Visiting - College Campuses
  • Visiting - Continents
  • Visiting - Counties
  • Visiting - Countries
  • Visiting - County Courthouses
  • Visiting - Covered Bridges
  • Visiting - Cruise Ships
  • Visiting - Friends & Relatives
  • Visiting - Frontiers
  • Visiting - Hard Rock Cafes
  • Visiting - Highpoints
  • Visiting - Historical Sites
  • Visiting - Interstate Highways
  • Visiting - Lighthouses
  • Visiting - McDonalds Restaurants
  • Visiting - Museums
  • Visiting - National Park Operations
  • Visiting - Outhouses
  • Visiting - Peak Bagging
  • Visiting - Sports Stadiums
  • Visiting - State Capitols
  • Visiting - State Tri-points
  • Visiting - States
  • Visiting - Tourist Traps
  • Visiting - US Highways
  • Visiting - White Castle Restaurants
  • Volleyball
  • Walking
  • Wally-ball
  • Water Polo
  • Weaving
  • Weightlifting
  • Welding
  • Wilderness Survival
  • Wind Surfing
  • Wood Burning
  • Wood Carving
  • Woodworking
  • Wrestling
  • Writing - Diary
  • Writing - Letters
  • Writing - Novels
  • Writing - Stories
  • Xylography
  • Yo-Yoing
  • Yodeling
  • Zymurgy

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