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Introduction

For many long-time members, Winter Camp represents the best outlet for their creativity. They've responded by generating a wealth of stories, poems, and even a movie about or set in Winter Camp.

While many of the other pages have had links and related links, here we have Humanities and the Arts as the section for deliberately fictional works and History and Science for works which incorporate fiction only when the facts have been forgotten.

Viewmaster

Slide shows of some of our videos which are not yet online

Promoting Winter Camp
We took several years worth of random footage and made a movie. I'm sure the movie is somewhere, but this viewmaster version is here.
Winter Camp: The Movie
I'm not sure why this movie never got a better name like Mystery at the Goonatorium or Lake of Death or Lt. Dan and the One-Armed Man

Planning

Documents related to planning Winter Camp

Covid 19 Contingency
Suggestions for alternative plans should Covid lockdown still be in place come Winter Camp
Initial Planning Meeting Minutes
Notes and action items from the first planning meeting which was held on zoom

Newspapers

Winter Camp Newspapers of all kinds

Newsletter Index
This is an index to every newsletter available on the site.

Fiction

Novels and Novellas about Winter Camp

After the Apocalypse
A post-apocalyptic novel telling the story of Winter Campers surviving a nuclear strike.
Another Ten Seconds
After a romp through northeastern North America and a climax involving the ultimate impact of Winter Camp on the world and of the world on Winter Camp, the serial concluded in mid-2003
Paradox Metaphor
In the novel, Jeff Rand's desire to deliver pictures of Winter Camp I successfully carried out, but with unexpected and potentially disastrous consequences for humanity. The Winter Camp Universe and its counterpart both attempt to reverse the effects
Randland (Chapter 2 of Channel 120)
A sample chapter from Winter Camp's first deliberate work of fiction.
That's Mysterious (Chapter 23 of Channel 120)
A sample chapter from Winter Camp's first deliberate work of fiction.
Under Cover of Night (Chapter 38 of Channel 120)
A sample chapter from Winter Camp's first deliberate work of fiction.
Zero Node
Further adventures of those surviving Another Ten Seconds.

Leadership

Tools and documents for leadership team.

Kitchen Manual
A book on how to be a cook at Winter Camp and the expectations of the crew. It includes information on how to use forms from the Meals database as well as some basic cooking and measuring advice.
Meals Manual
A treatise on successful meal planning and use of the Winter Camp Meals database.
Program Manual
A guide for creating a theme and schedule for Winter Camp as well as thoughts on successful activities and meals.
Winter Camp Leader's Guide
A list of key tasks for planning a successful Winter Camp.

Non-Fiction

Other documents related to Winter Camp.

Origins
The first recreational Winter Camp book as well as the first serious effort to record intricate details of Winter Camp traditions
The Goon Guide
Traces the history of the Grey Area Goons, notes their contributions to Winter Camp, and provides a handy guide to identifying goons.
The Original Winter Camp Book of Lists
A wide array of opinions and facts from Winter Campers about life both inside and outside the Winter Camp universe all in list format.
Winter Camp Book of Hobbies
This is a list of over 500 hobbies intended for use in future Hobby Draws.
Winter Camp Book of Worship
A compilation of songs and prayers suitable for Scout-led worship at camp.
Winter Camp Casino Guide
An elementary guide to casino gaming, with emphasis on the games and chip values in use at Winter Camp XXXVIII.

Short Stories

Stories that are less than 20 pages or so.

Death of a Technician
The long-term impact of one Winter Camp Future Society project is examined, with particular attention to its effect on Doug Wilson.
Lived a Sin or Won?
This one looks into the distant future where two Winter Camp veterans and an outsider experiment with faster-than-light travel.
The Last Winter Camp
In a sense, a tale of the ultimate future of Winter Camp. According to its plot, those waiting for the final Winter Camp had better find a comfortable chair and settle in for a long wait.
The Omega Project
This is a tale of advanced physics and its interplay with Winter Camp.
Training Camp
An interesting tale of Winter Camp and the only story (so far) to inspire an event at Winter Camp.

Poetry

Poems about Winter Camp and Winter Campers

Caricatures
Caricatures is just a collection of goofy poems and limericks about the people who attended Winter Camp XVIII. The tradition has not continued, although it easily could.
Challenges
A series of poems about challenging events and poetry challenges.
Haiku
A collection of Haiku submitted by various people on the Winter Camp Wall.
Ode to Winter Camp
Rhyming pairs about much of what happens at Winter Camp.
Rand-om Thoughts
A collection of poems on some of the most heart-felt and thought-provoking elements of Winter Camp and the Order of the Arrow
The Cloud Factory
Joe's comments on work
The Epic Limerick Cycle
A collection of limericks, roughly one for each Winter Camp.
Traditions
A collection of poems of poems about Winter Camps deeply held traditions.

Web Published

Items where the source is various authors contributing via a web form. These often have little or no editorial control

Who is Big Bro?
Various campers weigh in on their suspicions about Big Bro.
Why I am (not) Big Bro
Various campers explain why they are or aren't Big Bro.