This is the current proposal for the generic schedule. The initial work was laid out by Jeff Rand. Comments should be kept constructive, or I'll make this area passworded and require that you e-mail me to get a password. (And yes, that does mean I could kick Big Bro, Casual Observer and a host of other morons off the wall any time I chose to -- I just choose not to). Now the schedule; comment space appears below and works pretty much like the Wall we're all used to. Once you've read it, you can skip ahead by clicking hereDay 1 12:00 Meeting 12:30 Lunch 1:00 Quest/Super theme event 4:00 Free time 6:00 Dinner 7:00 Blind hike Level 1 - Road hike Level 2 - Trail Level 3 - Trailess 8:00 Special projects session #1 11:00 Snack Day 2 9:00 Continental breakfast 10:00 Sporting event #1 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Theme event update 1:30 Scouting action event 4:00 Free time 6:00 Dinner 7:00 Night adventure event 9:00 Gaming/Casino etc. 11:00 Snack Day 3 8:00 Hearty breakfast (Cook omelets in both cabins) 10:00 Service project 1:00 Lunch on the run 2:00 Service project 4:00 Free time 6:00 Dinner (Caveman) 7:00 Theme event update 7:30 Mental event 8:30 Special projects session #2 (Pizza served during session) Day 4 9:00 Continental breakfast 10:00 Sporting event #2 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Theme event update 1:30 Hobby/Craft event 4:00 Free time 6:00 Banquet 7:00 Mini work session (Clean kitchen, pack gear, newspaper, etc.) 8:30 Time capsule ceremony 10:00 Spiritual activity 11:00 Snack Day 5 9:30 Oatley Breakfast 10:30 Sporting event #3 12:00 Conglomerate lunch 1:00 Clean up
- Quest/super theme event
- Premier kickoff event with three update sessions for teams
- Sporting events
- Choose from list as conditions and interests dictate: golf, soccer, kickball, volleyball, croquet, Olympics, bowling, ultimate, sledding, horseshoes, etc.
- Scouting event
- Traditional or nontraditional such as orienteering, hike, wounded spy, pioneering, search and rescue
- Night Adventure
- Winter Camp favorite or new idea such as Capture the Objective, Murder-Clue, Predator, drop-off hike, abandoned railroad excursion
- Mental event
- Mental competition by individual or team such as Jeopardy, genius night, trivia
- Spiritual event
- Meditation, religious service, philosophy discussions
- Special projects sessions
- Group #1 (physical support)
- Publish newspaper
- Set up activities
- Make souvenirs
- WC or D-A improvement projects such as paint silverware box, remove tarnish from silver platter, prepare Winter Camp Worship and Meditation Book, mint coins for candy machine, fix springs on cots, construct coin box for trading post
- Group #2 (cooking)
- Bake bread (during second session make pizza)
- Make breadsticks
- Prepare and package Winter Camp cereal for continental breakfast
- Make donuts, muffins and bagels for breakfast
- Can Winter Camp sauce for pasta meals
- Churn Winter Camp butter
- Make Winter Camp hard candy
- Make cakes as needed
- Make Winter Camp pancake syrup
- Second session switches groupsActivity Balance Analysis Category Occurences Time Sporting events 3 4.0 hours Theme event 1 3.0 Theme updates 3 1.5 Blind Hike 1 1.0 Gaming 1 2.0 Mental challenge 1 1.0 Scouting 1 2.5 Hobby/Craft 1 2.5 Spiritual 1 1.0 Ceremonial 1 1.0 Service 1 5.0 Night adventure 1 2.0 Camp projects 2 6.0 Free time 4 8.0
On Tuesday, 02-Jun-98 22:31:49 EDT,
I don't think it should be so much the same every year. I think we should have a new idea every year. I also think we should keep a point tracking system. After the planning meeting when everything is settled, I can do this. Make everything worth one point. I want this to be completely different from every other Wintercamp. Some people might not not like it, but this is a democrecy anymore. Some things I will make sure we do(being legal of course) And I want to prove that the DHQX has what it takes to beat the Goons. I will probably come up with an alternate sceduale once we have descided what events we want to do for sure. Well, later. I also think that the schedule doesn't leave much room for the theme. I don't think we should have the caveman dinner this year. Maybe the Savage Indians meal which would be the same thing with a different name. I just want to remember this Wintercamp as something original and special.
On Tuesday, 28-Apr-98 18:35:26 EDT,
I agree with John about it being too structured. Maybe just nameing the catagories as physical and mental would allow a bit more freedom.
On Thursday, 16-Apr-98 11:14:47 EDT,
Upon further review...the following items seem worthy of mention. 1. The Time Capsule festivities for this year are likely to be more involved than usual, since we're digging up the 10-year capsule. That might have some schedule implications--perhaps we need an unveiling ceremony of sorts on Day One. This could be merged with the first special projects session if one of those groups is sent out to get the thing, for example. 2. I'm not sure that cooking omelettes in both cabins is a good idea. I can see a lot of the reasoning behind the change, but I don't know if the advantages outweigh the down side. 3. The mega-game which is being planned is likely to require more activity time than is allotted, at least as it's currently shaping up.
On Tuesday, 14-Apr-98 12:05:07 EDT,
Perhaps, but we need to start somewhere. I view this as something set in a medium less firm than stone. Chewing gum, perhaps.
On Tuesday, 14-Apr-98 11:58:09 EDT,
It still seems a little "too planned, too analyzed" I think?
On Tuesday, 14-Apr-98 03:01:23 EDT,
Somebody always has to go first
Special projects are both at night and would likely preclude things like setting up the Ranger Alarm or anything like that. Also, to be successful, they would require a great deal of planning and would probably need a youth director for each major project. (This would be a good thing if we could find them, a bad thing if we couldn't).