Introduction
The world curves into itself and all that is outside is null and void for the five days that end each calendar year. Within this sphere called Winter Camp there exist many interests and talents. This publication seeks to illustrate some of the methods that the inhabitants of this universe use to categorize the world around and within them.
This original work was published by the Winter Camp Press in 1990 and is Copyright (C) 1990 by the editors, Jeffrey Rand and Douglas Wilson.

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Winter Camp Shopping Incidents

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Classes of Dining
by Jeff Rand
  1. Restaurant with table service, cloth table cloth and napkins, check handled at table using a small platter, and cocktails or wine list available.
  2. Restaurant with table service. Includes banquets.
  3. Carry out with counter service or drive-in.
  4. Grill that cooks food in front of you. Specializes in grease and a hamburger deluxe.
  5. Family style sit down dinner. Includes home cooked and potluck.
  6. Individual home feeding. Includes most snacking activities.
  7. Standard outdoor cooking. Includes picnics.
  8. Backpacking meals where all food is carried.
  9. Outdoor survival foraging. This may include fishing and hunting when the meal is eaten on the spot.
  10. Consuming items not normally considered food such as rotten garbage or human flesh.

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Unique Dining Establishments
Compiled by Jeff Rand & Doug Wilson
Turkey Roost, Kawkawlin, Michigan
This pink establishment printed a 1,000,000 place mats in the 1960's still in use and is noted for always having your turkey dinner at your table before you finish your business in the rest room even simple liquid deposition.
Pechin's Cafeteria, Pechin Dunbar, Pennsylvania
This fine establishment has been recognized by the National Enquirer as being the cheapest. Even in 1990, a hamburger cost 19 cents and you could feed four people dinner for $2.54. Pechin's takes the cake on Mondays with its senior citizen discount meals are free. The interior and exterior of this place demonstrate a wide range of architectural wonders including a dentist's door, numerous odd tiles on the floor and many unmatched tables and chairs.
Paradise Diner, Paradise, Michigan
Before being torn down this restaurant maintained a four foot high door to the rest room. Inside there was stall but you couldn't fit your legs and close the door at the same time.
Lily's, Greenwood, South Carolina
Maintains a menu of two items. You are expected to drink ice tea.
Mexican restaurant, Phoenix, Arizona
Serves meals outdoors but to keep patrons cool they are sprayed with an extremely fine mist that evaporates immediately.
Skinny Dick's, Nenana, Alaska
Restaurants are not plentiful on Alaska highways, thus they are often listed on the maps. This "restaurant" serves stale candy and that's all.
Restaurant, Mile 156.2, Parks Highway, Alaska
You might enjoy watching color satellite television during your meal, but must go outdoors to the outhouse to defecate.
Fiddles, Brownsville, Pennsylvania
This place has not changed for 50 years and features a soda fountain in the building that sits underneath a bridge.
Roscommon Restaurant, Roscommon, Michigan
You must grab objects for balance as the entire restaurant slopes about 15 degrees.
Mountain Diner, Ashford Washington
The highlight here is a quarter being used to fix a hole in the counter. No rest room, no customers, and the words to the song "Grandma's in the Cellar" fit this establishment.
Little Ozzie's Pizza
Little Ozzie opens his restaurant only one day each year and requires customers to provide their weight before being served.

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Oatley Gadgets
Compiled by Doug Wilson

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Famous Oatley Sayings
Compiled by Jeff Rand & Doug Wilson

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Top Rat-a-tat-tatters

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"Famous" Winter Camp Songs

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Swell Gadgets at Winter Camp

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Meals that will Probably Never Happen

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Best Meals at Winter Camp

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Activities that haven't been Missed

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Winter Campers Whose Current Whereabouts are Unknown

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Lodge Chiefs Who've Attended Winter Camp

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Best Murders at Winter Camp

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Memorable Pre-Camp Events

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Memorable Outhouses
by Jeff Rand
Treasure Oak
Few people even know of this old campsite in Beaver Creek. The outhouse, although dilapidated, has served more than one emergency. It can be found on the hill above the Old Beaver Creek firebowl.
Charles Howell Fire Road
A fence defines this less than private privy near the site of the first candle arrow used by the then South Parks Chapter.
Silver Lake Scout Camp:
The outhouse itself is not significant, but rather the rescue mission that occurred there in June, 1973. Harold Oatley launched a major effort to retrieve a flashlight that had fallen in this former Scout camp latrine.
Camp Muir - Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.
This is a private outhouse at 10,000 ft. up Mt. Rainier.
Camp Muir - Public:
Meant to work by solar decomposition, this latrine is a $60,000 blunder.
Mt. Whitney, California
The solar method works on the western slopes of Mt. Whitney, but no urinating is permitted in the outhouse.
Henry's Fork, Utah:
This outhouse is the latest in bomb shelter technology used in National Forest Service privies.
Blackhawk, Camp Conestoga, Pennsylvania
To this latrine belongs the distinction of smelliest.
Blackhawk, Owassipe Scout Reservation, Michigan
No flush toilets, but a shower is located in the latrine.
Beaver Creek
What other latrine in the Universe has a computerized toilet paper dispenser?

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State Residences of Winter Campers
Compiled by Jeff Rand

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Favorite Computer Games

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Most Memorable Injuries/Sicknesses at Camp

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Quietest Winter Campers

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Ex-campers Likely to be in Jail

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Top Ten Meal Themes (based on times used)
1. (tie) Conglomerate Lunch
The quintessential Winter Camp meal, this is the traditional luncheon on December 31. It had been known as the Survival Lunch at Winter Camps II and III, before that name was appropriated for a planned outdoor cooking experience (which met with mixed results) at Winter Camp IV. The main dish at this lunch is, of course, Rand Stew, a concoction including leftovers from many previous Winter Camp meals. The history of this dish has been recorded in Origins and need not be repeated here. Apples traditionally accompany this fare, along with any food that hasn't yet been eaten at camp.
1. (tie) Pizza Smorgasbord
Another certified Winter Camp classic, this meal has also undergone name changes. Originally, the feast was served at dinner, where "Pizza Smorgasbord" was an appropriate name as pizzas were not made to individual specifications. As it grew more and more intricate, it evolved into the Anti-Obedience Snack (a name previously used for a junk-food snack) and moved to the evening hours. Mike Osvath took control at Winter Camp VII, and Little Ozzie's Pizza was born. With its motto of "Good Food--Good Pizza" and its unique requirement that Arrowmen weigh in or estimate their weight on their order form when made-to-order pizza was introduced at Winter Camp VIII, a new set of traditions was created. Over time, Mike's name remained at the head of the Winter Camp pizza experience while others moved in for actual pizza creation duties. Mark Bollman® was perhaps the most active pizza chef, and when Mike failed to attend Winter Camp XVII, he touched off a new pizza war by taking over the Little Ozzie's operation a nd renaming it Bollmano's Pizza. The tradition of soliciting patrons' weights continued, but the motto became "The Finest Italian Cuisine In The Wilderness". Innovative toppings have recently become a component of the Winter Camp pizza experience. Part of this emergence may be attributed to the twisted mind of several past Winter Camp pizza chefs and consumers, and part to a line from the Winter Camp Food Book: "Leftovers may be used to enhance available toppings.". This admonition has truly been taken to heart. Unusual toppings have included pineapple, Orange slices, Nerds candy, Spaghetti,
An additional twist in this saga developed on Day 4 of Winter Camp XVII, when it was decided to forgo the planned International Smorgasbord in favor of a potluck meal using the food on hand. As the available food included a fair amount of pizza ingredients, Doug Wilson chose to return to earlier days and include an assortment of pizzas--served smorgasbord style--on the evening's bill of fare. The implications of this meal--dubbed the "Last Chance Potluck" with a veiled reference to the Conglomerate Lunch by one observer--are as yet uncertain
3. Caveman Dinner
As much a Winter Camp tradition as the Conglomerate Lunch, this meal has only been missed once--at Winter Camp III--since meal themes were introduced. It is best known for its minimalist approach to dining--as Winter Camp slips for an evening into caveman emulation mode, all trappings of modernity are discarded. Eating utensils? Gone--although in deference to minimal hygiene standards, serving utensils and drinking vessels are employed. As the evening's menu includes spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and chocolate pudding, this does indeed present a challenge. Electric lighting? None--flaming oil has, on occasion, provided some illumination. Language? Nothing intelligible. Mike Osvath is known for his willingness to serve as a model caveman for the rest of the group, and numerous Arrowmen have followed his lead in exhibiting primitive behavior. On occasion, this temporal regression has led to a bit of combat, although food fights are not scheduled for the evening. The activity which does go along with the Caveman Dinner is a massive cleanup effort (invariably necessary) in which all hands participate.
4. Last Breakfast
This meal provides high-quality omelettes and appropriate fixings on December 31, and thus it is seen that "Last Breakfast" refers to the calendar year. It was the Last Breakfast of the decade at Winter Camps IV and XIV, and all Winter Campers can count on enjoying it as the Last Breakfast of the millennium at Winter Camp XXIV. As an additional benefit, the omelette ingredients frequently allow the stock of leftovers to be drawn down in order that the Conglomerate Lunch will be able to work with a manageable amount of food.
5. (tie) Oakes Lunch
Until fairly recently, this meal served to kick off Winter Camp on Day One. A simple meal of chicken noodle soup and cold cut sandwiches, it traces its origins to Allen Park's Troop 1058, where this meal was commonly served during Winter Camp's formative years; and is named for Michael A. Oakes, Scoutmaster of that troop during the mid- to late 1970's. Oddly enough, he never attended Winter Camp--the only namesake of a Winter Camp meal never to make an appearance.
5. (tie) Oatley Breakfast
A tribute to Harold Oatley, this is the only Winter Camp meal where Scout uniforms are currently customary. (Uniforms were required for certain past banquet themes, but special costuming has largely replaced them.) The menu is a low-sugar, high-nutrient bill of fare generally including oatmeal, grapefruit juice, milk, and plain doughnuts.
7. Casino Snack
Served, in the past, on the last night of camp in conjunction with Casino Night festivities. This is a low-impact meal, with no significant effort required behind that necessary to pop popcorn. Assorted munchies and soft drinks--which have at times included some rather curious-looking sherbet punches--round out the menu.
8. (tie) Continental Breakfast
Number eight with a bullet, actually. As breakfast reform beginning at Winter Camp XV has led to this meal appearing more than once at each subsequent Winter Camp, observers confidently predict that it will someday take the overall lead. A continental breakfast was first served at Winter Camp X, but the idea was more fully embraced following Winter Camp XIV, when Doug Wilson observed that he never woke up hungry at Winter Camp. This revelation--which many agreed with--coupled with some difficulty in getting people to turn out to cook or eat a complex morning meal led to the adoption of two continental breakfasts at Winter Camp XV and XVI, and three at Winter Camp XVII. A substantial breakfast is still served on December 31 (the Last Breakfast; see #4 above) and on the morning of the service project, but on the other two mornings, it is a much more casual approach to feeding which begins the day.
8. (tie) Gruesome Snack
A classic from the earliest days of Winter Camp and last served at Winter Camp IX, this meal has been served in a pair of formats. In the more usual approach, fairly normal food is served, but the creative use of food coloring and other culinary adulterants gives it a strange appearance. Oddly colored popcorn and powdered soft drinks have been served regularly. The second model employs genuinely gruesome food and the resourcefulness of Jeff Rand to provide a decidedly unusual dining experience. Perhaps the most famous excursion into macabre eating occurred at Winter Camp VIII, when pig testicles were prepared and served to several adventurous campers. No one is reported to have suffered any ill effects--indeed, Dan Bollman reported that the mental barrier is a larger impediment to successful eating than any concerns of taste or safety. Ill effects from this snack did, however, fell Mike Osvath at Winter Camp VII. The culprit was beef fizz, a curious beverage made from beef bouillon, 7-Up®, and lemon juice. While not explicitly planned for the snack that year, the recipe was discovered in a cookbook of 7-Up® dishes and, since the ingredients were already on hand, added to the menu. The results, needless to say, argue against its reappearance.
10. (tie) Electric Lunch
While nearly every Winter Camp meal may be described as an impressive feat of culinary engineering, this one wins especially high honors for innovation. Cleanup is at a minimum after this meal, as the main course is prepared by electrocution. Hot dogs are impaled on nails, and an electric current passed through them cooks lunch from the inside out. The standard issue Winter Camp hot dog cooker is a board with two parallel rows of nails pointing upward. Underneath the board one connects a wire to the nails and runs it to an outlet. At Winter Camp VI, this mechanism was modified slightly, and the meal was cooked by stringing the necessary apparatus along the kitchen wall.
10. Hot Potato Lunch
A recent arriviste on the Winter Camp food scene, this activity debuted at Winter Camp IX and has since become a new favorite. At this meal, the menu is secondary to the method of consumption. Arrowmen eat normally while passing a potato from person to person around their table. (At Winter Camp IX, these potatoes were microwaved, but they tended to fall apart too easily.) On an audible signal; which has at times been provided by a TRS-80 computer, a buzzer from the game Taboo®, and a battery-operated burping device; the person possessing the potato must cease eating (he is, however, allowed to swallow anything in his mouth) until the next tone is heard.

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Five Favorite Days of the Year
  1. December 27
  2. December 28
  3. December 29
  4. December 30
  5. December 31

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205 Cities Named After Winter Campers
Allen,KS66833
Allen,WA98232
Allen,TX75002
Allen,SD57714
Allen,OK74825
Allen,NE68710
Allen,MI49227
Allen,KY41601
Allen,AL36419
Allen,MD21810
Blain,PA17006
Booth,AL36008
Booth,WV26522
Britton,MI49229
Caldwell,ID83605
Caldwell,KS67022
Caldwell,NJ7007
Caldwell,TX77836
Caldwell,WV24925
Caldwell,AR72322
Calhoun,KY42327
Calhoun,TN37309
Calhoun,LA71225
Calhoun,GA30701
Calhoun,AL36012
Calhoun,MO65323
Calhoun,IL62419
Callison,SC29820
Chapman,NE68827
Chapman,KS67431
Chapman,AL36015
Clark,CO80428
Clark,MO65243
Clark,NJ7066
Clark,PA16113
Clark,SD57225
Conroy,IA52220
Cook,NE68329
Davis,OK73030
Davis,WV26260
Davis,SD57021
Davis,IL61019
Davis,CA95616
Davis,NC28524
Draper,UT84020
Draper,SD57531
Draper,NC27241
Draper,VA24324
Dumas,MS38625
Dumas,TX79029
Dumas,AR71639
Duran,NM88319
Forsyth,GA31029
Forsyth,IL62535
Forsyth,MO65653
Forsyth,MT59327
Fults,IL62244
George,IA51237
George,NC27833
George,WA98824
Gilmer,WV26350
Hall,MD21073
Hall,MT59837
Hall,NY14463
Hammon,OK73650
Hancock,IA51536
Hancock,WV25411
Hancock,WI54943
Hancock,VT5748
Hancock,NY13783
Hancock,NH3449
Hancock,MN56244
Hancock,MI49930
Hancock,MD21750
Hancock,ME4640
Harper,IA52231
Harper,KS67058
Harper,KY41440
Harper,OR97906
Harper,TX78631
Harper,WV25851
Harvey,AR72841
Harvey,IA50119
Harvey,IL60426
Harvey,LA70058
Harvey,WV25852
Hill,NH3243
Hinton,IA51024
Hinton,WV25951
Hinton,VA22831
Hinton,OK73047
Holbrook,NY11741
Holbrook,NE68948
Holbrook,PA15341
Holbrook,ID83243
Holbrook,AZ86025
Holbrook,MA2343
Howey in the Hills,FL32737
Hunt,AR72844
Hunt,NY14846
Hunt,TX78024
Johnson,NY10933
Johnson,AR72741
Johnson,KS67855
Johnson,MN56250
Johnson,NE68378
Kennedy,AL35574
Kennedy,MN56733
Kennedy,NY14747
Lambert,MS38643
Lambert,MT59243
Lee,FL32059
Lee,IL60530
Lee,MA1238
Lee,ME4455
Lee,NH3824
Lowry,MN56349
Lowry,VA24570
Oakley,IL62552
Oakley,UT84055
Oakley,SC29466
Oakley,MI48649
Oakley,ID83346
Oakley,CA94561
Oakley,KS67748
Parsons,KS67357
Parsons,TN38363
Parsons,WV26287
Patrick,SC29584
Powell,MO65730
Powell,OH43065
Powell,TN37849
Powell,TX75153
Powell,WY82435
Rand,CO80473
Ray,MN56669
Ray,ND58855
Ray,OH45672
Renner,SD57055
Rose,NE68772
Rose,NY14542
Rose,OK74364
Ryan,OK73565
Ryan,IA52330
Seman,AL36073
Shannon,GA30172
Shannon,NC28386
Shannon,IL61078
Shannon,AL35142
Shannon,MS38868
Smith,KY40867
Smith,NV89430
Stone,ID83280
Stone,KY41567
Terry,MT59349
Terry,WV25934
Terry,MS39170
Thompson,IA50478
Thompson,MO65285
Thompson,ND58278
Thompson,OH44086
Thompson,PA18465
Thompson,UT84540
Thompson,CT6277
Walker,MI49504
Walker,NY14566
Walker,WV26180
Walker,MN56484
Walker,KY40997
Walker,KS67674
Walker,IA52352
Walker,MO64790
Walker,LA70785
Warren,NJ7059
Warren,TX77664
Warren,RI2885
Warren,PA16365
Warren,IL61087
Warren,OR97053
Warren,OH44481
Warren,NH3279
Warren,MI48089
Warren,ME4864
Warren,IN46792
Warren,VT5674
Warren,AR71671
Warren,MA1083
Wilson,AR72395
Wilson,KS67490
Wilson,LA70789
Wilson,MI49896
Wilson,NC27893
Wilson,NY14172
Wilson,OK73463
Wilson,SC29102
Wilson,TX79381
Wilson,WI54027
Wilson,WV26768
Wilson,WY83014
Wiseman,AR72587
Wright,AR72182
Wright,KS67882
Wright,MN55798
Wright,WY82732
Yakima,WA98901

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Five Most Significant Accomplishments
Winter Camp's Impact on the Outside
  1. Winter Camp Universe
  2. Measurement System - Time Change
  3. Words of But One Part
  4. Opening the Door of Clearwater Cabin
  5. Service Projects

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