Tag Archives: camp tradition


Cool and Creamy

Context: My informant is a 20 year old student at the University of Southern California (USC). This conversation took place one night at Cafe 84, a place where many students at USC go to study at night. The informant and I sat at a table with two other people, and we were in an open… Continue Reading »

Imagine you are in a Brick Room

Text: Informant (R): I also used to do a bunch of riddles and stuff, like while hiking at summer camp, you know? Collector (J): yeah, yeah, that was fun! R: My favorite was the brick room one. J: oh yeah, that one messed with me as a kid, I felt so dumb because I couldn’t figure… Continue Reading »

Summer Camp Customs and Lore: The Announcements Song

Informant: “So I went to camp cedars every summer. The weekend after fathers day since the time I was about eleven until um… maybe about fifteen or so was the year I decided that I should be a camp counselor at camp cedars. Great time. I spent the whole summer out there, I was actually… Continue Reading »