Friday, August 4, 2017

Interview with a Camper

What is your favorite sport?

What is your favorite animal?

What is your favorite food?
Ramen Noodles

What is your favorite color?

How old are you?

Where would you go to live for the rest of your live?
A forest in Columbus, Ohio

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A burrito

Where is your favorite place to go?
Camp Shankitunk

How would you describe camp?
Really fun, except for the bugs

If you could have one pet what would it be?
A crow

What do you want to do when you're older?
Script writer

What are you good at?

What are you scared of?
Gas masks

What do you like to do for fun?
Binge watching Netflix

What is your favorite band?
Twenty-One Pilots

What do you think is the prettiest place?

What is your favorite play?



A few researchers were camping deep in the woods. They were lost and tired. At night, one researcher woke up and checked the tent where another researcher was staying. There was no one there, bro he wondered where his friend was. The researcher searched the woods for his friend. He heard screams coming from a cabin, and inside there was an unfamiliar man walking out of the door. Who could he be?

Dun dun dun... Find out next summer at the Shankitunk newspaper!


Game Review

I'm going got be reviewing Peanut Butter River. This game originated from the team challenge class. In this game out use rubber pads (toast, according to counselors) to get from one end of the rec hall to the other end. Personally, I think the game was extremely hard, because you can't let go of a pad without touching, or it will 'float away.' If even one person falls off, you must restart the entire game. I would only recommend this game if you are determined to finish, otherwise, good luck! The game requires a lot of people to work as one... Pretty hard if you ask me, but completing the game was worth it. However, I would probably never do it again.



What kind of bagel can fly?
A plain bagel

How do you get a tissue to dance?
Put a little boogie in it!

What did 0 say to 8?
"Nice belt"

What did one firefly say to the other?
"You glow girl"

What did one tonsil say to the other?
"Get dressed the doctor is taking us out"

Why is it so windy in a sports stadium?
There are so many fans

What do cows read?

What do birds give out on Halloween?

What washes up on tiny beaches?

How do mountains stay warm in the winter?
Snow caps

What do you call an old snowman?

How do bees get to school?
The school buzz

What do you call a sleeping Bull?
A bull dozer

What did the candle say to the other candle?
"I'm going out tonight"


Interview with Emily S.

What's your schedule this week?
Cookery, Crafts, Cookery, and Archery.

Where is your ideal vacation?

Who is your role model?
My mom.

What skills do you want to have?
I'd like to be a really good runner

How old were you when you first came to camp?
I was eleven

What was your first ever cabin?
Cabin 5

What advice do you have for first-year campers?
Make new friends, and enjoy camp while you're young.

What key piece of advice would you give future counselors?
Make sure you work hard, but still have fun and ALWAYS be there for your campers.

What's your favorite cabin?

What is your favorite class to teach?
Backpacking II

What is your biggest challenge as a counselor?
Being loud

What is your most embarrassing camp story?
One time the curtain from the shower fell while I was changing.

~ Sophia

Thursday, August 3, 2017


Aquarius: January 20 - February 18: You will find a very special treasure in your near future.
Pisces: February 19 - March 20: You will experience something that is very rare.
Aries: March 21 - April 19: You will soon get a one in a lifetime opportunity.
Taurus: April 20 - May 20: You will soon find out something new.
Gemini: May 21 - June 20: You will discover something that nobody else has ever discovered.
Cancer: June 31 - July 22:You will soon meet somebody that will influence your life forever.
Leo: July 23 - August 22:You will find out something new about yourself.
Virgo: August 23 - September 22:You will have to make a very important decision.
Libra: September 23 - October 22: You will soon go through a big change in your life.
Scorpio: October 23 - November 21: Something that is very unexpected will happen to you.
Sagittarius: November 22 - December 21:You will want to change your appearance.
Capricorn:December 22 - January 19: Something that you did not think was important will soon be very important to you.

~ Martha


September 4th:
Gale had to stop at the supermarket on the way home from work to pick up some ingredients for the pasta salad he was going to make for a small college potluck his friends organized. He wasn't so excited about it, but he was coming because he would receive a college hoodie at the end, which usually costed thirty-five dollars. He was low on savings and his credit card use was now limited. So he had decided to come, despite his terrible cooking. He hosted a cookout in his senior year and a few high school kids got bad stomach aches from raw hot dogs.
But this time he was happy... It could be cold.
However, at the potluck, his advantage was wasted, and he had tried the freezer in his haste, and took out the pasta too quickly. The pasta was still warm. The only way he got away with it was that no one knew he had brought it.

October 31st:
But Gale did NOT give up.
On Halloween he struck again, this time, a salad!
How could he fail?
Here's how:
The party requested an oil-vinegar dressing, and to Gale, dish soap looked like olive oil.

November 20th:
Gale brings cranberry sauce to a Thanksgiving party. Drops the dish that tasted like moldy dog food on the floor.

December 20th:
Holiday celebration. Gale brings a salad with mistletoe in it. Mistletoe just happens to be poisonous.

December 31- January 1st:
New Years party. Forgot the food in fridge.

March 21st:
Spring party.
Forgot food again.

May 20th:
End of school party.
A.K.A. hopeful revival point.
Gale: Stops at supermarket. Buys tomatoes. Ciabatta bread. Mozzarella. Basil. Olive oil, but no soap. Balsamic vinegar. Puts it in nice glass container.
Gets in cab. Rides to the house, puts it on the buffet. One person walks over. Takes some.
Success! Food tasted good. The man was about to take more, but he tripped on his shoelace and bumps the bowl. It falls and smashes into a million pieces on the floor.
The End.

~ Sam