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Charles River Tent Flaps: 1976

[“CHARLES RIVER TENT FLAPS – THE FIRST TEN YEARS” is made up of interviews with past and present staff members and campers of the Charles River Creative Arts Program of Dover, Massachusetts and of articles from The Daily Double.” -from “Tent Flaps”, published for the CRCAP tenth-anniversary celebration, summer 1979 (David Downing, editor). We begin as CRCAP begins to experience various forces of nature …]



Danny Sloan becomes artist-in-residence, except when it’s time for lunch … JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH … Deborah Aschheim and Jon Maimon make a mint with their miniature funny-faced clay people … Jeremy Hutchins spends BITE THE LYRE upside down on the torture wheel … Boys Only Dance Class …



On the 4th of July, the Dover Bicentennial Committee will bury a time capsule. In it will be items considered appropriate for representing the Bicentennial in Dover. Among the items buried will be a copy of the Daily Double. The Time Capsule will be uncovered in 2076 and will show the people of that time what it is like now.

[DAILY DOUBLE ARTICLE] *SPECIAL*: What would you put in the Time Capsule?

Kaatje West: “An M&M.”

Anne Matthies: “Craig Leader.”

Sue Clark: “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.”

Alan Brand: “The pesty Daily Double staff.”

David Pallian: “Three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree!”


Five years after the circus tent was destroyed, strong winds returned on June 25 to upend the tent stage covering…


DD: “Did you see what happened?” GL: “Yes.” DD: “What happened?” GL: “It just unraveled and blew away.” DD: “Was anyone else there?” GL: “Lots of people. Robbie Banfield, … well, not lots, a few.”

Peter Dewey fixed the tent so we talked to him.

DD: “Did someone help you?” … PD: “Yes, Peter Burrows and Paul Temple.” … DD: “Was it hard to fix?” … PD: “Pretty hard.”


But this wasn’t the end to problems caused by weather …





Yesterday, after camp, preparations were made for the high winds of Hurricane Belle. Peter Dewey was in charge of the army of workers. The Festival Stage was braced, volleyball and basketball poles were laid down on their sides, and the tent over the stage was taken down. All this occurred in the pouring rain.

June 30, 2019 - Posted by | CRCAP

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