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  • National Guard Won’t Allow Its Own Troops To Be Honored At Vacation Bible School

    07/27/2014 12:13:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/26/2014 | Eric Owens
    Citing federal regulations, the Missouri National Guard has refused to show up for an hour-long meet-and-greet with kids at a small Baptist church in the rural southwest corner of the state.The kerfuffle went down during this summer’s vacation Bible school at Bible Baptist Church in Carthage, Mo., reports Fox News.Vacation Bible school is sort of a rite of passage in the region — as common locally in the summertime as fireworks on the Fourth of July and sticky, sunny days.For this year’s version, part of the Bible Baptist Church’s theme was “God’s Rescue Squad.” So, on Monday, some paramedics stopped...
  • Homosexual Director of Camp Modeled After BoyScouts Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Multiple Boys

    04/22/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 33 replies
    Times-Herald ^ | 4/22/2014
    RICHMOND — The arrest of a middle school teacher on suspicion of child sexual abuse this week has raised questions about the West Contra Costa Unified School District's hiring practices, because the teacher was hired while police were investigating him. Ron Guinto, 32, of Vallejo, was arrested about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Mira Vista Elementary School. The seventh-grade English and science teacher is expected to be charged with 11 counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, two counts of forced oral copulation and one count of assault with intent to commit sodomy,...
  • Why I Don't Give to Summer Camp for Underprivileged Kids

    04/22/2014 6:36:34 AM PDT · by econjack · 55 replies
    4/22/2014 | Econjack
    Well, it's that time of year again. I get multiple calls from various charities--paid callers for The Police Athletic League seem particularly active--asking me for money so they can send an inner-city youth to a summer camp. I always ask a charity for an audited financial statement before I'll consider giving. Honest charities should be willing to do this. I do this because years ago I found one well-known charity that collected more than $33 million, but "after expenses" paid only $18000 to the actual charity. The rest was "admin and marketing expenses". Well, yesterday I got the Summer Camp...
  • Crossdressing camp for boys as young as six draws criticism from Christian leaders

    07/18/2013 7:11:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    life site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    LONG ISLAND, NY, July 17, 2013 (LifeSiteNews) – Young boys preening in front of mirrors putting on makeup, picking flowers in skirts, and prancing in heels and dresses at a talent show: all these are depicted in controversial photoessay, featured on Slate this week, documenting an annual summer camp for gender confused boys. The images are drawing praise from gay activists, and criticisms from pro-family leaders. For the last three years, photographer Lindsay Morris has attended the four-day-long camp for “gender variant” boys from 6 to 16 and their families held in an undisclosed location in New England. Morris refers...
  • Overweight Boy Scouts barred from national Jamboree by new BMI requirement

    07/16/2013 5:58:44 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 37 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | July 16, 2013 | Natalie Villacorta
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Boy Scouts at this year’s national Jamboree were kayaking, rock climbing, zip-lining and bike riding in 90-degree heat Monday. And for the first time, scouts and their leaders had to meet new health requirements: No one with a body mass index of 40 or higher was eligible to attend. A 16-year-old boy who is 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 150 pounds would have a healthy BMI of about 22. The rugged terrain at Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia, where the Jamboree is taking place for the first time, warrants these new requirements,...
  • "Transgender summer camp" for kids celebrated on front page of Boston Globe.

    09/12/2012 9:37:16 AM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    massresistance.org ^ | 09/12/2012 | n/a
    The relentless campaign to promote and normalize homosexuality -- and now cross-dressing and transgenderism -- for children is gaining speed in the media. These are things that are really happening. They are at the same time frightening and heartbreaking to watch and read about. On Sunday, Sept. 2, the Boston Globe featured a front-page article about a "groundbreaking" summer camp in Connecticut for "transgender" and cross-dressing children. According to the article, several of these children are being given drugs to delay their puberty so that they can have "successful" sex-change surgery. Some girls have already had their breasts surgically removed,...
  • Dick Cheney skipping Tampa to go fishing

    07/31/2012 12:40:42 PM PDT · by Wuli · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    [snip] While his fellow Republicans gather in Tampa, Dick Cheney is hanging this sign in late August: Gone fishin’. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0712/79116.html#ixzz22EN83IGC
  • Shocking: Reports Indicate Suspect of ‘Dark Knight’ Shootings Was a Camp Counselor

    07/21/2012 7:24:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 21, 2012 | Erica Ritz
    Bill Dedman, an investigative reporter for msnbc.com, is reporting that the suspect in the horrifying shooting in Aurora, Colorado was a camp counselor in the summer of 2008 for underprivileged children in Glendale, California. NBC News has more information: Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles confirmed that [James] Holmes was a cabin counselor, responsible for 10 children at its Camp Max Straus for children ages 7 to 14 from Los Angeles. Holmes was then a 20-year-old student at the University of California, Riverside, and neighbors have said he was active in the Presbyterian church that the family attended....
  • Occupy Movement All Over the Sunday New York Times, from Three-Kid Summer Camp to Police at the Pool

    07/16/2012 2:41:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    NewsBusters.com ^ | July 16, 2012 | Clay Waters
    It was all Occupy Wall Street all the time in Sunday's New York Times, with no less than four favorable references to the left-wing sit-in scattered throughout the paper. The Tea Party movement certainly hasn't permeated the pages of the Times in such friendly fashion. Meanwhile, the paper continues to downplay or ignore violence committed by the Occupy movement. The Times did not cover the riot by Occupy LA the night of July 12, where four officers were injured and 17 protesters arrested after protesters tried to transform a monthly "Artwalk" event into a "Chalk Walk" protest and begin hurling...
  • Competition for McJobs Hits Teens: High-School Students with Jobs Hits 20-Year Low

    05/30/2012 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    High school and college kids typically get the jobs that are left over, that no one else really wants, such as working at McDonalds. However, competition for any job is now so intense, that teens cannot find any job that no one else wants. As a result of that increased competition, Number of high-school students with jobs hits 20-year low The American job market is no place for students as the number of employed high schoolers has hit its lowest level in more than 20 years, according to new figures from the National Center for Education Statistics. In 1990, 32...
  • Boy Scout Director Sentenced to 95 Years for Child Pornography

    01/21/2012 7:27:42 PM PST · by Larry381 · 22 replies
    Dept Of Justice ^ | January 06, 2012 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Michigan
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Scott Allan Herrick, 40, of Twin Lakes, Michigan, was sentenced to serve 95 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Donald A. Davis announced today. Herrick surreptitiously videotaped boys as they were dressing in the boys’ locker room in the YMCA in Muskegon and kept a massive collection of 100,000 images of child pornography with him at the Gerber Boy Scout Camp in Twin Lakes, Michigan. He was convicted at trial of three counts of attempting to produce child pornography. On the first day of trial, Herrick pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing child pornography and one count of...
  • CAPTION the rookie Hussein at summer camp

    08/16/2011 4:33:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
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  • Boy Scout found [alive!] after building tree-branch shelter

    08/13/2011 5:42:18 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 82 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/13/11 | MARTIN GRIFFITH
    He was scared, but the 12-year-old Boy Scout still knew what to do when he got lost during a Utah wilderness outing: He built a shelter made of tree branches and wood to get through a cold night and he covered himself in dirt to stay warm...
  • Two dead, at least 15 injured in explosion at Norwegian PM office as gumen opens fire [at youth camp

    07/22/2011 9:52:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 129 replies
    (snip) 2.28am An Oslo caller to BBC News has said a youth camp run by the Labour Party has been attacked by gunmen, just outside of the city. 2.12am AP reports police have sealed off TV2's offices and are investigating a suspicious package. There are also widespread reports of shots fired in an attack on a children's summer camp, also in Norway. There is no further information at this stage and it is not known if the attack is connected to the bombing. (snip)
  • Orthodox rules shield fiends from cops

    07/19/2011 9:08:13 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    ny post ^ | 07.17.11 | LINDA STASI and SUSAN EDELMAN
    The close-knit Orthodox Jewish community insists that rabbis, not the NYPD, get the first phone call about a suspected child abuser. "There are prohibitions and a psychological fear about saying bad things about people or talking about negative things that bring shame," said Long Island psychologist Michael Salamon, author of the upcoming book "Abuse in the Jewish Community. " The taboo had tragic consequences for Motty Borger, 24, who leapt to his death from a Williamsburg hotel the night after his wedding in November 2009. He had confided to relatives that he'd been molested while attending a yeshiva, but they...
  • Hamas Summer Camps Train Next Generation Terrorists

    06/12/2011 1:44:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/6/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Hamas is reporting record turnouts for its summer camps for children in 2011. The 'summer camps,' combining Islamic indoctrination, paramilitary training, and social activities are set to begin again this year as United Nation’s summer camps, considered competition by Hamas, are being openly denigrated by jihadists. Children and adolescents are an important target demographic for Hamas, from which its future army of terrorists will be recruited. Summer camps are an important means for indoctrinating Gaza's youth with Hamas' jihadist ideology. In 2010 Hamas ran camps for an estimated 100,000 campers, a number similar to 2009. The Islamic Jihad terror group...
  • NY state bureaucrats decree an end to kickball at summer camps

    04/19/2011 7:10:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2011 | Rick Moran
    I'm not exactly sure what they're trying to prove by banning several popular kids games at summer camp except that maybe the bureaucrats were always picked last when teams were selected. NY Daily News: State bureaucrats have identified a potentially deadly hazard facing our children this summer - freeze tag.That's right, officials have decided the age-old street game - along with Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball - poses a "significant risk of injury."And classics like Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon and Red Rover are also deemed dangerous in new state regulations for day camps."It looks like Albany bureaucrats are...
  • Body found at camp where Brown said he was abused

    04/06/2011 10:01:05 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/6/11 | Dave Wedge and Joe Dwinell
    State police are investigating an apparent suicide after a body was found at Camp Good News in Sandwich — the same Cape Cod camp where U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said he was molested as a boy. The dead man, who has not yet been publicly identified, apparently took his own life with a gunshot to the head and was found in his car just outside the camp, according to a law enforcement source. A state police spokesman confirmed to the Herald today they are treating the death as a suicide. The 43-year-old man left a couple of notes indicating he...
  • 'Kate Plus 8' plus Sarah: Kate Gosselin brings her brood to alaska to 'go camping' with Sarah Palin

    07/23/2010 10:00:09 AM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 170 replies · 2+ views
    Who better to teach Kate Gosselin's kids about Alaska than its most famous resident, Sarah Palin? Gosselin and her eight children have traveled to Alaska to meet up with the self-proclaimed "hocky mom" for an episode of new TLC reality show, "Kate Plus 8," reported In Touch Weekly. "Sarah, Kate and the kids will go camping," a source told the mag. Palin's brother, a third-grade teacher, and father, a retired science teacher, will reportedly give hands-on natural history lesson to Gosselin's 9-year-old twins and 6-year-old sextuplets. A mother of five herself, the former vice presidential candidate is said to be...
  • Too many sex offenders for Girl Scouts location?

    10/25/2009 12:10:51 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 9 replies · 1,015+ views
    AP ^ | Oct. 25, 2009
    Twin Falls, Idaho » The headquarters for 620 Girls Scouts in south-central Idaho is moving because too many registered sex offenders live near its current downtown office, officials said. "Do we feel this is the safest environment for girls being served in the area?" asked Shelli Rambo Robertson, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council, which includes Idaho, Oregon and Nevada. "We did not." The group last month discontinued meetings at the southern Idaho office and is moving to a new office near the College of Southern Idaho. The headquarters on Fourth Avenue was in an industrial part...
  • Camp David: Barack Obama becoming camper in chief

    09/07/2009 5:59:28 AM PDT · by 4BoysMom · 43 replies · 3,350+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/7/09 | Katherine Skiba
    Camp David's woodsy confines lure him to 10th visit WASHINGTON - -- Why hasn't President Barack Obama kept his pledge to make Chicago's South Side his "Kennebunkport"? Two words: Camp David. The ultra-private, presidential mountain retreat -- a half-hour from the White House by helicopter -- has quickly found fans within the First Family. Their stay for Labor Day weekend was Obama's 10th visit.... ...With Obama's return Sunday, he has logged all or part of 26 days at Camp David, White House officials say.
  • Scouts to no longer bring penknives on camping trips [UK]

    09/07/2009 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 66 replies · 1,949+ views
    The Telegraph | 06 Sep 2009 | Chris Irvine
    New advice published in Scouting, the official in-house magazine, says neither Scouts nor their parents should bring penknives to camp except in "specific" situations. Scouts have traditionally been taught how to use knives correctly, using them on camping trips to cut firewood or carve tools. At one point Scouts were allowed to carry a sheath knife on their belt as part of their uniform although this is no longer the case. In recent years the Scout Association guidance has been that parents should carry knives to camps or meetings. Dave Budd, a knife-maker who runs courses training Scouts about the...
  • Israeli Arab charged in Hezbollah plot to kill IDF chief

    08/31/2009 4:28:08 PM PDT · by abu afak · 5 replies · 879+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 8/31/2009 | Anshel Pfeffer
    An Israeli Arab man has been indicted for allegedly working on behalf of Hezbollah in a plot to assassinate Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi, a gag order lifted on Monday revealed. Tira resident Rawi Fuad Sultani, 23, was arrested by Shin Bet and Israel Police forces earlier this month and indicted at the Haifa District Court. According to the charge sheet, Sultani first made contact with Hezbollah agents at a multi-national Arab summer camp in Morocco organized by the Israeli Arab political party Balad. Lebanese Hezbollah agent Salman Harev, who also took part in the camp, spent...
  • Tents + Tortillas + Tecate = Trouble: Feds

    08/28/2009 5:01:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,099+ views
    NBC11 ^ | 8/28/09
    A federal warning to beware of campers in national forests who eat tortillas, drink Tecate beer and play Spanish music because they could be armed marijuana growers is racial profiling, an advocate for Hispanic rights said Friday. The warnings were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service, which is investigating how much marijuana is being illegally cultivated in Colorado's national forests following the recent discovery of more than 14,000 plants in Pike National Forest. "That's discriminatory, and it puts Hispanic campers in danger," said Polly Baca, co-chairwoman of the Colorado Latino Forum. A spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service had...
  • Camper attacked by black bear

    08/29/2009 9:44:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 2,302+ views
    Deseret News ^ | August 28, 2009 | Pat Reavy
    A 78-year-old man was hospitalized Friday with injuries he received when he was attacked by a black bear in a remote area of eastern Utah. The bear was shot and killed by another camper. About 12:30 a.m., a river-rafting party of 13 people, including nine family members and four guides, were sleeping after finding a spot off the Green River near Rock Creek Ranch in Carbon County's Desolation Canyon to stop for the night, said Brad Crompton, Division of Wildlife Resources' southeastern region wildlife biologist. The family was awakened upon hearing the sound of a bear attacking a family member...
  • 'Freethought' Kids' Camp Launches in Texas (Temple of Darwin evangelizes children with evo-religion)

    08/26/2009 8:09:07 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 53 replies · 1,148+ views
    ICR ^ | August 26, 2009 | Christine Dao
    Even in the heart of the Bible Belt, Texas isn’t immune to the proliferation of atheistic propaganda, whether in its public schools or now in atheist summer camps. Camp Quest—with the tagline “It’s beyond belief!”—bills itself as “the first residential summer camp in the history of the United States for the children of Atheists, Freethinkers, Humanists, Brights, or whatever other terms might be applied to those who hold to a naturalistic, not supernatural world view.”[1] The first UK Camp Quest, which received funding from the Richard Dawkins Foundation and other private donors, launched late July in England, and five other...
  • Kamp Obama: Teach Kids to Punch Back Twice as Hard!

    08/10/2009 5:17:12 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 3 replies · 448+ views
    The Cube ^ | August 10, 2009 | Superkommissar Maksim
    IT’S NOT TOO LATE! The end of summer rapidly approaches, but there is still time for your child's indoctrination at Kamp Obama! At Kamp Obama we educate young skulls full of mush in such progressive activities as groupthink, activism, denunciations, and show trials. From Marx and Engels to Alinsky and Ayers, your child will learn the best tactics, thinking techniques, and viewpoints. In addition to fun, your child will be trained in the following useful skills that he, she, or it will need as a progressive adult: * Pie Throwing * Bullying * Shout Down * Physical Intimidation * In...
  • Supreme Court Justice Thomas and Wife Camp Out at Wal-Mart

    08/07/2009 5:05:14 PM PDT · by devane617 · 32 replies · 1,526+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 08/07/2009
    One of the favorite places for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and wife Ginni to grab some sleep is in a Wal-Mart parking lot, Mrs. Thomas told National Public Radio on Wednesday. In fact, the Washington power couple spends each summer touring the United States in a mobile home, she said. The justice and his wife have cruised through 27 states since buying their used recreation vehicle in 1999.
  • Uzbekistan charges Baptist camp with crimes

    08/02/2009 10:12:50 AM PDT · by wmfights · 3 replies · 333+ views
    The Baptist Standard ^ | July 29, 2009 | Bob Allen
    TASHKENT CITY, Uzbekistan (ABP) -- Authorities in Uzbekistan cracked down on Baptists after a government-sponsored news agency ran articles alleging illegal religious activity at a summer camp for children. Forum 18, a Norway-based news service that monitors alleged violations of religious freedom, reported July 28 that Pavel Peichev, head of the Union of Evangelical Christian Baptists of Middle Asia, faces criminal charges of unlawfully teaching children religion and misusing resort facilities. Local Baptists fear huge fines, confiscation of the property, imprisonment or some combination of penalties if Peichev is convicted
  • Boy Scouts (38 total) bumped from flight (Delta), (forced to) rent bus to make national competition

    08/01/2009 9:12:19 PM PDT · by rawhide · 41 replies · 1,693+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 8-1-09 | MASHAUN D. SIMON
    Even though there was a slight hitch in their plan, a group of Boy Scouts who while on their way to a national competition in Indiana found themselves stranded in Atlanta, are now on their way. After exhausting all other options to find a flight that would get them to Indiana before 8 a.m. Sunday, the Scouts were able to rent a charter bus, which Delta will be covering the cost, said Carlos Santos, Delta spokesman. Although they bought their plane tickets in April, the group of 30 Boy Scouts and their eight chaperones were forced to rent the bus...
  • Dawkins Supports First UK Atheist Kids' Camp

    07/29/2009 9:08:48 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 808+ views
    ICR ^ | July 27, 2009 | Christine Dao
    Dawkins Supports First UK Atheist Kids' Camp by Christine Dao* The God Delusion author Richard Dawkins has sponsored a week-long summer camp geared towards making atheists out of children...
  • Atheist summer camp launched in Somerset (At Camp Quest,'There is no God')

    07/28/2009 8:55:00 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 25 replies · 582+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 28 Jul 2009
    Camp Quest UK, which is being held near Bath, offers 24 places. Its website claims the camp is for the children of 'atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and all those who embrace a naturalistic rather than supernatural world view.' There are currently six branches of Camp Quest operating in North America. Organisers said the purpose of the camp was to encourage critical thinking and provide children with a summer camp "free of religious dogma". The camp, supported by scientist Richard Dawkins, plans to expand after receiving hundreds of inquiries. The event has been set up by Samantha Stein, a postgraduate psychology...
  • vanity: I just got thrown off the beach for swimming in the wrong place

    07/25/2009 10:07:40 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 58 replies · 2,090+ views
    self | 07/24/2009 | RaceBannon
    I was by Paddys at Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island, it USED to be NON-state beach, no lifeguards anyways, I was 50 to 60 yards offshore, bobbing in the water, I am 6'4" so I need deep water to float 30 yards inland, 10 to 15 yards from the waterline, there was a sandbar, the waves were breaking over the sandbar, kicking up sand, making the water brownish lifeguard came over, blew his whistle for 2 or 3 minutes, I didn't know it was for me, I ignored it Some guy swam out to me, called me, I went in to...
  • State cleared to clamp down on nude beaches

    07/21/2009 7:26:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 61 replies · 1,787+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/21/9 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Keep that towel handy. California parks officials can enforce a ban on nudity at any state beach, even in areas that have been informally designated as "clothing optional," a state appeals court says. The new policy will take effect immediately, although officers will decide whether to warn, cite or arrest violators, said Roy Stearns, spokesman for the state Parks and Recreation Department. "I'm pretty sure that we will try to tread lightly to get compliance at first," he said Monday, three days after the appellate court in Santa Ana published its ruling as a statewide precedent. "We're not in the...
  • Atheist Camp - It's Beyond Belief (audio)

    07/15/2009 7:09:20 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 11 replies · 463+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 15 Jul 09 | EC
    Camp Quest bills itself as the first sleep-away camp for atheists, with funding from Richard Dawkins and special programs designed to replace faith in God with faith in "community." Guaranteed to creep you out.
  • Atheists put own stamp on summer camp in Sierra foothills

    07/14/2009 11:07:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 729+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/14/9 | Jennifer Garza
    NEVADA CITY – At Camp Quest, campers may not believe in God, but they do have faith in their community. On Sunday evening, 49 children from across the western United States arrived at the camp nestled in the hills outside Nevada City. It is one of five summer camps in the country for the children of atheists and other nonbelievers. In a campground in Malakoff Diggins State Historical Park, the campers have many of the traditional summer experiences. They practice archery in the meadow, participate in team competitions and gather around the campfire at night to sing. Their activities, however,...
  • Prayer Request For Victims In Church Bus Accident in Meridan, Mississippi.

    07/12/2009 2:03:46 PM PDT · by lastchance · 46 replies · 2,047+ views
    Vanity | lastchance
    I just read on the Stand Firm in Faith site that there as been a very tragic accident involving a church bus from the First Baptis Church of Shreveport, La. The bus was on the way to camp when the accident happened in Meridan, Mississippi. One child died at the scene and 23 others have been taken to area hospitals.
  • Pa. swim club accused of racism to ask kids back

    07/12/2009 6:10:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,508+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 12, 2009 | RON TODT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A private suburban swim club accused of racism after it canceled the memberships of dozens of minority children says it will seek a meeting with the kids' camps to work out an agreement for them to return. Amy Goldman, a member of The Valley Club, said those able to attend a hastily called meeting Sunday afternoon voted unanimously in support of reinstating the memberships of the Creative Steps day camp and two other camps as long as safety issues, times and terms can be agreed upon. The Creative Steps camp had arranged for 65 mostly black and...
  • Pool Boots Kids Who Might "Change the Complexion" (Black kids kicked out)

    07/08/2009 1:16:54 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 128 replies · 3,778+ views
    NBC ^ | july 8, 2009 | Karen Araiza
    More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason. "I heard this lady, she was like, 'Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' She's like, 'I'm scared they might do something to my child,'" said camper Dymire Baylor. The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The Valley Swim Club is a private club that advertises open membership. But the campers' first visit to the pool suggested otherwise.
  • Some worry a new 9 percent tax on camping will keep people away

    07/02/2009 9:52:09 AM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 40 replies · 1,659+ views
    Nashua (NH) Telegraph ^ | 2 July, 2009 | Dana Smith
    For five months of the year, Marj Rawls and Janice Pollack make New Hampshire their home. After selling their house in Harpersville, Ala., 12 years ago and using the money to buy an RV, the two have been traveling all across country – and stop at a little campground in Brookline each summer to enjoy the Granite State. But after making New Hampshire their home for so many summers, they may start rethinking their travel plans due to the state's newly revised rooms and meals tax. "We love this area and we love coming here," Rawls said. "But now we...
  • Richard Dawkins funds atheist summer camp (aimed at changing the way children think)

    07/01/2009 9:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies · 1,649+ views
    The First Post ^ | 7/1/2009 | Rachel Helyer Donaldson
    Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and author of The God Delusion, has helped launch an atheist summer camp for children. Alongside the more traditional activities of tug-of-war, swimming and canoeing, children at the five-day camp in Somerset will learn about rational scepticism, moral philosophy, ethics and evolution. Camp-goers aged eight to 17 will also be taught how to disprove phenomena such as crop circles and telepathy. In the Invisible Unicorn Challenge, any child who can prove that unicorns do not exist will win a £10 note - which features an image of Charles Darwin, the father of evolutionary theory -...
  • Britain Opening First Atheist Summer Camp for Children...

    06/29/2009 5:09:36 PM PDT · by TaraP · 17 replies · 442+ views
    Britain’s most prominent non-believer is backing its first atheist summer camp for children..... WHEN schoolchildren break up for their summer holidays at the end of next month, India Jago, aged 12, and her brother Peter, 11, will be taking a vacation with a twist. While their friends jet off to Spain or the Greek islands, the siblings will be hunting for imaginary unicorns in Somerset, while learning about moral philosophy. The Jagos, from Basingstoke, Hampshire, are among 24 children who will be taking part in Britain’s first summer camp for atheists. The five-day retreat is being subsidised by Richard Dawkins,...
  • Atheism: "Camp Quest" - Is Atheism Gettin' 'em While They're Young?

    06/29/2009 3:11:18 PM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 10 replies · 594+ views
    BBC News ^ | Sunday, 28 June 2009 17:01 UK | BBC
    New atheist summer camp launched An atheist summer camp for children set up in Somerset is to offer a "godless alternative" to religious camps. The 24 places on Camp Quest UK, which will be held next month near Bath, have already been booked up. Organisers said the purpose of the camp was to encourage critical thinking and provide children with a summer camp "free of religious dogma". The camp, supported by scientist Richard Dawkins, plans to expand after receiving hundreds of inquiries. The event has been set up by Samantha Stein, a postgraduate psychology student from London. She said: "It...
  • Georgia Mayor Arrested After Found Nude at Campsite

    06/29/2009 7:03:48 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 55 replies · 2,907+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/29/2009 | Staff
    CLAYTON, Ga. — Naked time got a little out of hand for a former Gainesville mayor. Authorities arrested Mark Musselwhite and charged him with public indecency last weekend after state Department of Natural Resources officers found him sitting nude at his Rabun County campsite. Officers had received a complaint about a naked man walking along a nearby road earlier in the day, but the 43-year-old Musselwhite said he was not the same man.
  • Naked ex-mayor arrested at campsite

    06/26/2009 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 34 replies · 1,428+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday, June 26, 2009 A former mayor found sitting naked and holding a beer at a Rabun County campsite told police he wasn’t the same naked man seen walking around earlier. Mark Musselwhite, 43, said he was hot and had been in the creek, according to a Georgia Department of Natural Resources incident report. He apparently didn’t think he was doing anything wrong. Musselwhite, of Gainesville, was arrested last weekend after being confronted by state DNR authorities. He was charged with public indecency. “He told me he was the ex-mayor of the city Gainesville and he was...
  • [Detroit] YMCA Offers Free Summer Camp (For kids with a military or unemployed parent)

    06/19/2009 3:33:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 319+ views
    WXYZ-TV ^ | June 19, 2009
    The YMCA is offering up a free week of summer camp for the first 150 kids whose parents are unemployed or serving in the military. The children would be treated to a free week at Camp Nissokone in Oscoda. It's a $500 value, per child, being offered at no cost to qualified families on a first come, first-served basis. Parents and guardians are encouraged to follow the guidelines and register on the YMCA Web site at www.ymcadetroit.org Children must be 9 to 16-years-old. Camping sessions begin the week of June 28 and go through August 15. You can also get...
  • Forced drinking of urine at Boy Scout camp blamed on racial slur

    06/16/2009 3:36:32 AM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 31 replies · 2,258+ views
    One adult and three teenagers at a Boy Scout camp are accused of forcing a boy to drink human urine because they were "teaching him a lesson" for supposedly making racial slurs to another Scout, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office reported Monday.Investigators arrested Joseph Wendell Reid, 21, two 16-year-olds, and a 15-year-old, all from Ocala, last week on a charge of kidnapping.Officers allege the four held a 12-year-old boy against his will, first taping his mouth shut and then forcing him to drink urine, according to the Sheriff's Office.The four were attending Camp Shands at Baden Powell Road near Hawthorne,...
  • Youth football speed camps - running faster, better, stronger question

    06/13/2009 5:23:16 PM PDT · by edcoil · 17 replies · 922+ views
    6-13-09 | edcoil
    I am sure this will get moved by maybe a little exposure first and you can forward to friends you might be able to help. My son (12) has been doing speed camps and I have met two completely different schools of thought on the proper workout. Running on angled treadmills or running flat and level on the ground. One place uses angled treadmills. They say they are just fine and the newest technology. However, I am told that running on them moves your enter of gravity back and changes your running stance, stretch and timing and tends to open...
  • Your kids can't get a summer job unless they are unskilled,pregnant,or from a broken home.(Ma)

    06/04/2009 12:52:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 16 replies · 1,168+ views
    http://www.bostonherald.com ^ | 6/4/2009 | Howie Carr
    Eagle Scouts need not apply. Valedictorians, ditto. So you say English is your native language? Tough break, kid. You live with your mother and your father? Strike 2. Never been arrested? Strike 3, you’re outta here. Come back after you drop out of school, or get pregnant. Now comes the latest memo from the Department of Transitional Assistance, formerly known as welfare. If you liked the welfare Cadillac program, you’ll love the “DTA Youth Works/Summer Employment program.”
  • Many Summer Internships Are Going Organic [Obama's America]

    05/23/2009 8:23:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies · 719+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 23rd 2009
    Many Summer Internships Are Going Organic By KIM SEVERSON May 23, 2009 Erin Axelrod, who graduated from Barnard College last week with an urban studies degree, will not be fighting over the bathroom with her five roommates on the Upper West Side this summer. Instead she will be living in a tent, using an outdoor composting toilet and harvesting vegetables on an organic farm near Petaluma, Calif. Gina Runfola, an English and creative writing student, feeds lambs as an intern at 3-Corner Field Farm in Shushan, N.Y. She was one of over 20 applicants for the job. As the sole...