Ok, so a while ago I mentioned having theme meetings at camp in this post and another camp pro Dan Laubach pointed out to me that I’m a big weiner who never followed up with the list of themes I promised (ahem, ok maybe I’m paraphrasing *a little*, Dan was actually much more polite and kind in his request for a list of themes.)
Thanks Dan, for putting this back on my radar, it’s something I wanted to share.
Most of these are pretty ridiculous and came about out of weird things my staff were doing that summer or just sort of happened organically.
Before we get into the list, here are some tips.
1. If you’re going to do a silly or stupid theme meeting, make sure you don’t have to discuss anything too serious.
2. Be aware that if you do a theme, it might take a little longer to get through the meeting, because people are likely to burst into giggles every so often.
3. Most of my meetings used to be in the evening, so a lot of these themes make a lot more sense to do at night.
This one came about because a staff member really wanted to see someone wearing a funny mask, so we demanded that everyone put on a mask as they came in for meeting. No one asked any questions, they just went with it, it was silly and hilarious.
Things TKD would like
Sometimes we like to make it all about us… (TKD is the nickname for the assistant camp director and I) We left it open-ended, staff showed up dressed in a lot of plaid, toques, tie dye, and drinking coffee. All of these things were accurate.
Let’s be honest, there’s nothing funnier than impersonating your boss so the staff got a kick out of it. (Ok, if I’m being reaaaally honest, we were hoping they’d bring us food we liked… maybe next time we need to be more specific hahaha)