I was pounding my way down Hi-way 101 in a mad rush to get to the redwoods, when I realized “what’s the rush?”
So I grabbed up a campsite at a place called Big Lagoon.
Got setup, sipped on some whisky, wished I’d had a fire, and listen to the ocean.
Because you can’t see it in that picture but if you turn your head and look to the right there is the water.
It’s really hard to know what to bring to camp as a counsellor if it’s your first time working, even when you are returning staff it’s hard to remember everything you need. I’ve come up with a list of everything you could possibly need up at camp. Enjoy!
15. vous jeter dans la foule et “slammer” dessus
43. tirer une fléchette sur une mappemonde pour choisir votre destination
45. vous enfuir d’un restaurant sans payer
62. rejoindre le club de ceux qui se sont envoyer en l’air à plus de 3000 km
81. vous faire virer d’un bar
96. être figurant dans un film
97. parcourir le monde en camping-car
101 Choses à faire avant de mourir - Richard Horne
When Nerris, Harrison, Neil, and Nikki went on their quest to Sleepy Peak Peak, our Magic Campers displayed two very different methods of manifesting magic.
There are a lot of different types of magic execution, but the methods this lesson focuses on are easily classified into two catch-all categories: Internal and External.
It’s basically what it says on the packaging. Magic can either come from an internal force where the caster is the catalyst - like Harrison - or an external force that can be channeled and controlled by the caster - like Nerris.
Below we see a clear variation between the two types.
Harrison’s magic is in direct contact with him. This is because the magic is physically forcing itself out of his body to manifest in the physical world. Despite sounding brutal, this is usually painless unless released in excess amounts or in an uncontrollable manner. Most casters with internal magic have instinctual control over this; natural magic doesn’t look to harm the caster, and while sometimes unpredictable without proper training, typically the only way to overcast is through deliberate, excessive manifestation.
Contrarily, Nerris’ magic doesn’t actually come in contact with her body; this is because, as mentioned, the magic comes as an external force that is gathered and manipulated into its physical form. This is usually achieved through sigils, summoning, or complex spellwork, and with practice and proper training, can be manifested without using these methods in the real world. At Nerris’ competency level, magic like hers can be manipulated by force of will and simple commands, such as a outward push that releases the powerful pressure of the gathering force in the path directed by the caster.
A distinct difference can be seen between the two methods of execution. Harrison’s internal magic, while still controlled, is scattered and almost incoherent. This is because the casting site - Harrison himself - doesn’t offer a confined path of release, whereas Nerris’ casting site - a pre-formed, condensed pocket of magic, is able to propel forward in the shape it exists in at the time of release.
Both Harrison and Nerris’ execution of magical forces are finely tuned for children their age. This isn’t to say that they couldn’t benefit from further training. As seen above, their clashing magic comes to a stalemate when colliding, which can be avoided by the ability to further control the path that their magic takes once released. It’s not uncommon for up-and-coming casters to lose will over the force once it’s cast, and at a certain caliber, can be manipulated until it reaches its mark or dissipated entirely.
Alright, campers! That’s all for today! Magic Camp will take place on Tuesdays from here on out, so our next lesson will be a continued study on the manifestation of magic in non-physical forms.
Generally at the end of the week at camp, you give awards to the kids in your cabin! A cheat sheet for awards is brought to you now! Awards can be stressful and nobody likes hearing the same old awards repeated in every cabin group for every session. Get creative! Make it fun! As fun as you make it, it also has to be something positive. As my boss always says “Awards are more for the parents, then they are for the kids” so make the kid happy, but ultimately make the parent happy. They want to know that their kid had a great time at camp so they send them back next summer! If you are having trouble coming up with awards, check out their file! See what the kids parents wanted them to accomplish at camp, if they accomplished that make their award suit that! And now… click “keep reading” fooooooor
there should actually be a summer camp called punk rock 101 but in ads they says it’s a sport camp for free and they have this symbol for people to know that it’s actually the punk rock 101 camp and so your parents send you there for the rest of the summer where bowling for soup is there to teach you all about punk rock and give you a punk rock makeover and when you get back your parents are like “no!” and you’re like “yes!”