Skip to comments.Prank backfires at Baptist camp
Posted on 08/09/2013 5:32:33 PM PDT by wonkowasright
Five people were taken to a hospital and multiple medical units were dispatched to a Maryland Baptist campground in a hazardous materials incident that resulted from a prank.
The July 23 incident at Camp Wo-Me-To near Jarrettsville, Md., began with a call at 10:10 p.m. to the Harford County Department of Emergency Services reporting that a 16-year-old had suffered an apparent allergic reaction to an odor in one of the camp cabins and that others experienced burning eyes and respiratory problems.
The county Hazmat team was dispatched to the scene and found more than a dozen people had been affected by odors in two cabins at the camp owned by the Baptist Womans Missionary Union of Maryland/Delaware.
An investigation found that deer spray and a novelty product called Liquid Ass had been sprayed into two of the camps 15 cabins as a practical joke.
On its Facebook page the Harford Fire & EMS Association reported that four juveniles and one adult were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening symptoms, one adult was treated and released at the scene and 15 others were decontaminated.
Multiple medical units from Harford County and neighboring York County, Pa., came to the scene, where the Hazmat team remained on the scene for two hours.
The incident occurred during the 30th annual Chesapeake Youth Council camp sponsored by the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation in Baltimore July 22-26.
As you may have heard in the local news, there was a hazmat situation at camp around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, the CYC reported on Facebook. Everyone is fine; the campers are all safe in their cabins. The affected area has been cleaned and sterilized.
Melody Knox, interim WMU director for Maryland/Delaware WMU, said both cabins were deemed safe after being ventilated.
The campers involved in the incident have slept in and will soon resume their normal schedule, Knox told the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware newspaper Baptist Life July 24.
Liquid Ass is marketed as an overwhelming, stinky, funny prank product that is laboratory tested and safe.
A U.S. Department of Labor Safety Materials Data Sheet describes it as a colorless clear liquid with objectionable odor with no hazardous ingredients known to be present.
The ingredients are a trade secret, but the government lab found traces of food enzymes, organic acids, several elements from minerals and amino acids.
An FAQ section on the manufacturers website suggests responses when the recipient cant take a joke.
Located on 150 acres 25 miles northeast of Baltimore, Camp Wo-Me-To was dedicated in 1952 as a place to prepare future missionaries, teachers, preachers and church workers. The name Wo-Me-To, a contraction of women and men of tomorrow, was adopted in 1953.
Sure glad my kids church camp prohibits pranks. the pranks take up so much space there isn’t room for God.
All we had were whoopee cushions.
We had the old kind of stink bombs - little vials of mystery green goo that smelled like #2.
The good old days...... I feel sorry for my kids. I would never have survived this!
P.S. - at least it wasn’t the flaming bag of poop on the doorstep.
In the old days of summer camp we didnt have canned liquid ass. We had to use real ass.
Funniest camp pranks were those in the movie The Parent Trap, the original film starring Hayley Mills, Brian Keith and Maureen O’Hara. The remake just wasn’t as good.
You can buy this (or similar) at Spencer’s Gifts. Personally, I prefer the liquid version in the travel size mouthwash bottle, but I digress......
The panic over the application of said sulphurous compound is another piece of anecdotal evidence of why Maryland was too big of a puss of a place to join the Confederacy, but again, I digress.
Maryland didn’t have much of a chance to join the Confederacy.
Lincoln scooped up the Representatives and jailed them for the duration without Habeas Corpus, and he sent troops to occupy the State.
They burned all of the boats on the Potomac and built a prison camp at point Lookout and placed black soldiers in charge of Confederate soldiers. Of course they mad a game of shooting the Rebs whenever they got the Chance. Lots of atrocities at point lookout and other Northern prison camps, but of course the winners always hold the war trials.
Northern atrocities were forgotten about while the hanged Southerners.
Our preacher is the BIGGEST prankster of all...especially at church retreats, HS senior trips and volunteer missions.
And believe me, God is always with him and in the message he delivers.
Nothing works better than real skunk musk!
LOL, I hear that brother! At Scout camp we would just open up the flap of a tent, back in and let it rip! I suppose now, that's a hate crime.
More like Camp "Sum-Ting-Wong".
or Camp “Wo-To-Me”
A Hazmat team for a can of ‘Liquid Ass’.
Because people could die!
I’m sure the prohibition works great. God is the source of humor and a good prank well serves the cause of fellowship. I feel sorry for your kids.
I live in Harford County. Like the rest of the state, they overreact to everything. I once saw them roll 17 pieces of equipment to a fender bender. I was stuck in traffic and counted as they kept coming and coming.
The correct name of the camp is Camp Woe-to-me
Don’t feel sorry for them. They love camp.
When they come back they aren’t talking about canned ass.
They talk about how many kids accepted Jesus, they talk about the games, the swimming, the friends they made, and the things they learned about God.
I've been using that as underarm deodorant.
Folks tell me it's an improvement.
Because people could die!
Now, if it was "Liquid Oprah".......