Winter Camp XVII - 1993
WINTER CAMP XVII NEWS
Jeff Rand, Publisher
WELCOME TO WINTER CAMP XVII
Again, the year has raced through scores of mundane days to at last another Winter Camp. Five exciting days now await your adventures. Winter Camp creates a new and exciting environment. Make the most of it; you'll only have one crack at Winter Camp XVII.
SPACE, A WINTER CAMP FRONTIER
Winter Camp has jumped forward a millennium. Following last year's successful medieval theme, planners have chosen the reaches of outer space to highlight activities at this year's encampment.
Leaders have appointed themselves to various roles appropriate to a starship. Under the guidance of Captain Joe Hall crew members will be performing the various tasks to keep the Winter Camp ship on course. The following are serving as starfleet officers:
First Officer (Activities): Tom Ray Life Support (Food): Dave Woods Medical Officer: Lou Pezet Security Officer: Mark Hunt Science Officer: Josh Caldwell Engineer: Brian Mann
Supporting the officers are the following pieces of equipment:
Computer (Adviser): Steve Donohue Holodeck (Activities): Jeff Rand Replicator (Food): Mark Bollman Hypospray: John Howey Phaser: Ron Donohue Tricorder: Doug Wilson Warp Coil: Tim Hunt
LETTERS TO THE FUTURE
Writing skills may be somewhat lacking in most camp environments, but not at Winter Camp. Each participant will be expected to write a letter to himself to be placed in a sealed envelope. The letters will be brought to Winter Camp 50 for public reading. In the letter you'll want to describe life as it is today and predict what you and the world will be like in 2026.
Some items in your personal predictions might include your height, weight, family status, residence, employment, and what you will wear to Winter Camp 50. At least one Winter Camper plans to wear an item of clothing worn at Winter Camp I. Incidentally, the Winter Camp computer predicts a 78% chance that Winter Camp 50 will be held.
TIME RUSHES ON
Although the official unit of time at Winter Camp is the jiffy, don't forget to set your clocks ahead 77 minutes as you enter the Winter Camp Time Zone. This way you'll better adjust to the late hours known to be kept in these parts.
A new challenge awaits young Winter Campers today. The old men will be offering a unique event called the "Space Quest." It promises a new adventure to parts unknown, using a different twist on the Winter Camp theme. Be prepared for blast off this afternoon.
HOBBIES DRAW ATTENTION
All Winter Campers will have a chance to display or demonstrate their new hobby of the past year. Additionally, new hobbies will be chosen to be pursued in the coming months. Be prepared to propose your potential interests so the group can choose the right one for you. Last year's selections include the following:
Joe Hall Stilt walking Lou Pezet Juggling Ron Donohue Metalworking Brian Bumgardner Juggling Eric Rohloff Gardening Dave Woods Armory James Szabo R/C Racing Jeff Rand Photo developing Steve Donohue Musical instrument (bagpipes) Mark Bollman Novel writing (1 copy/person) John Howey Aikido Aaron Prunkard Sculpting Ross Mullican Latin Brian Mann Business card collecting Josh Caldwell Knife collecting Adam Pezet Model plane building Dan Hammon Juggling Mike Osvath Exercise Doug Wilson Bowling Roger Horn Loom beading Dave Milon Opera/fine arts Jay Botoroff Sign Language
The Winter Camp News does not plan to publish during Winter Camp, but will produce a giant postcamp edition. Your input is needed. Pick a meal or event and write an article for the paper. Please submit it to the holodeck before departure.
Coats will be needed for this Winter Camp. But, don't be surprised if snow accumulation is less than two feet. The sun will not be visible for the majority of camp.
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