Capture the Flag

We play a lot of capture the flag at Field Camp. Sometimes we play other games, but we always come back to capture the flag. Rules 1. Teams are divided up by some arbitrary criteria, such as odd v. even days of birth, County v. non-County residents, etc.. 2. The...

Chess

We play a lot of chess at Field Camp, and in 2002, we began to play a regular weekly tournament. Rules 1. No peanut gallery. Peanut gallery behavior will result in immediate dismissal from the tourney, or even camp itself (an idle threat really). 2. Higher seed...

Elijahball

Elijahball was created at the Camp Albemarle pavilion in 2004 and became such a favorite game at Field Camp that we held our first tourney in that summer. We put all the campers in a big draw, made up very specific rules, and the winner at the end of the day was...

S’mores

I was in this fancy schmancy coffee shop the other night and you could buy s’mores ingredients and make them over a little fire there at your table. At a table by the window were two young women, sitting on a couch, roasting marshmallows over a little burner. As...

Camp Songs

Summertime by George Gershwin Summertime, and the livin’ is easyFish are jumpin,’ and the cotton is highYour daddy’s rich, and your mamma’s good lookin’So hush little baby, don’t you cry One of these days, you’re gonna rise up...