Winter Camp XII History
A strong system of delegating responsibilities, coupled with exceptional youth involvement, helped produce the greatest task distribution at any Winter Camp. Each participant played a part in such things as activity planning and newspaper reporting, as well as food preparation.
Winter Camp XII saw the explosion of gear reach a new level when the six members of the set-up crew each drove to camp and had no room for any passengers. One had to drive with milk jugs literally on his lap.
Many new gadgets made their debut at this Winter Camp. The long awaited alarm system was installed to guard the road from Midway to Highpoint. Two ear piercing alarms and indicator lights adorned the cabins as part of this system. For the first time a system of indicator lights was used to monitor latrine usage.
New meal themes, continuing a long tradition, included a Junk Snack, Hell Lunch, Heart-Stupid Breakfast, Soup Line Lunch, Turkey Roost Dinner (finally), Bake-off Snack, Tag Lunch, and the Salute to the States Banquet. Many of the meals were especially challenging to the digestive systems, particularly on Backwards Day.
New activities were also introduced including the rolling donut shoot, human clue, human checkers, and the maze craze. The Winter Camp Future Society donated a handsome spice rack and sponsored a one year and ten year time capsule.
Winter camp served as a most fitting end to 1988 and Arrowmen left knowing that they would return to camp before the Earth could finish a complete orbit around Sol.