1108 Boys Camp
Warren talks about what he remembers most about going to summer camp.
Lindsay: So we're talking about camp today. Did you ever go to camp when you were a kid?
Warren: I did. I usually went to Cub camp, you know like Boy Scouts.
Lindsay: OK. Was it during the summer?
Warren: Yes, it would always be in the summer.
Lindsay: And was it for a week or a month?
Warren: I can't recall, it probably was about a week.
Lindsay: About a week. What did you do at Cub camp?
Warren: We'd do different things. One thing I remember is archery.
Warren: Yeah, like bows and arrows. So we would have a target and we would practice trying to hit the target and I was really bad at it. I remember always, it's quite difficult and I would hurt my arm with the bow. But then after we were trying to get the target I remember we did distance as well and I was actually pretty good at that. I figured out how to get a long shot away and I think, I might be lying, but I think I maybe got the longest shot than anyone else.
Lindsay: Wow. Congratulations. OK, besides archery were there other games you played or sports you did?
Warren: Yeah, we would learn how to canoe and we'd swim and we'd go on hikes. We learned how to navigate through the forest with a compass.
Lindsay: OK. Did you learn how to start fire without matches?
Warren: We did, yeah. We'd use two sticks, rub them together and start a fire.
Lindsay: Wow. What would you guys do at night? Would you play games or have campfires?
Warren: Yes, we'd always have a campfire at night. We'd sing some songs, Kumbaya, and put on some skits and tell ghost stories but my favorite thing to do at the campfire was roast marshmallows.
Lindsay: That's the best.
Warren: I'd spend hours trying to find the perfect stick to carve and roast marshmallows on. Sometimes we'd even make the chocolate smores for the marshmallows.
Lindsay: Yummy. So that food was good, how was the other food?
Warren: I don't have any memories of it being good so I don't think it was very good. We would eat together in a mess hall much like yourself and actually I remember getting really sick one time and my parents had to come and pick me up and I think I got a bit of food poisoning.
Lindsay: Oh wow, from the food?
Lindsay: In scout camp, wow. OK. Final question, so you were away from your family right?
Lindsay: Was that hard or easy?
Warren: It was easy. I remember feeling a little freer and more independent away from my parents, less rules, less regulations.
Lindsay: You weren't homesick at all?
Warren: No, I never did get homesick. Even when my parents came to pick me up that time when I was sick, I really didn't want to go home.
Lindsay: It's too bad you got food poisoning.
Lindsay: OK, thanks Warren.
We would practice trying to hit the target and I was really bad at it.
A target is an object we are shooting at. Notice the following:
- I'm terrible at darts. I can't even hit the target!
- My dad enjoys hunting and target shooting.
We learned how to navigate through the forest with a compass.
To navigate means to find our way when we are traveling. Notice the following:
- I'll drive, you navigate.
- We had to navigate a difficult course through the mountains.
We'd sing some songs, and put on some skits and tell ghost stories
Here, put on means to perform. Notice the following:
- They put on some skits at the church charity party.
- We put on a play for the school.
I think I got a bit of food poisoning.
We get food poisoning from rotten or unclean food. Notice the following:
- I often eat from stalls, but I've never got food poisoning.
- Food poisoning is always a concern for me while traveling.
There were less rules, less regulations.
Regulations are official rules that tell us what we can or can not do in a particular place or situation. Notice the following:
- There are so many rules and regulations these days.
- The business community is campaigning for fewer regulations.
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