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Charles River Tent Flaps: 1978

[“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 revel in, among other things, creative insult humor …]

 

1978

Morris dancing … Morris [the advertising cat; look him up, kids] dies … CRCAP invaded by flies … Eli (Joe) baptizes the new amplifier for the electric piano … King Tut … Carrie [Aizley] imitates Kippy, Daniel, and Zachary, all at the same time, during the CIT show … softball games with Camp Unity … I HAVE A DREAM done by Multi-Arts and Camp Unity … Tenny Donnelly Award … incendiary and failed balloon launchings by DD … Ann Brown, artist-in-residence … Holly Clark takes on the lion’s den, the Daily Double … Katchup debuts as THE CRCAP newspaper then retires to once-a-week status … Maureen becomes a TV star on Evening Magazine

 

[DAILY DOUBLE ARTICLE] YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

When Robbie ate some potato sticks with preservatives. -Quincy Houghton … Having Quincy admit that she liked “Health Food” cake. -Rob Houghton … … Louise, Louie, and Peter doing Monty Python’s Penguin on the TV. – David Blackett … The Jan Curtis concert. -Cynthia … The cake! -Nissy … When the fly paper fell on Neil Deluca’s head. -Dawn … The week Sam Thompson was absent. -Mac (Debra) … When Jackie threw me in the dumpster. -Sarah Katz

 

[DAILY DOUBLE ARTICLE] WANT ADS

ROBIN HOOD needs bows and arrows. Give to Suzanne. … Pool needs white sheets, hula skirts, and ukuleles. … Frank Wood needs a mobile home or a key to his house. … Costume Department needs boy and girl scouts. … Jordie needs someone to fix the timing on her car. … Ann Brown needs a choreographer, a new right knee, and maracas. … Help send a poor photographer to Rome. Buy Andy’s prints. … Color TV for the Counselors Room.

 

[DAILY DOUBLE ARTICLE] INTERVIEW WITH THE ART DEPARTMENT

Q: How’s your pinyatta [sic] going? … A: Well, it’s still wavering between being a bird and being a donkey.

 

[DAILY DOUBLE ARTICLE] YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT

NOTE: Please don’t yell and say, “What a stupid paper!” since everything we print is art. Remember that. The Daily Double is art. The Daily Double is art. Repeat that until you believe it.

 

[DAILY DOUBLE ARTICLE] THE CAKES

The dimensions of the cakes are humungus, 2 feet by 1 1/2 feet. Those who are staying on for the cookout ought to know what sort of cakes were made: carrot, coconut-carrot-pineapple. And you don’t have to worry about cavities, kids. These cakes are 100% healthy. Rob Houghton was the master baker.

 

[DAILY DOUBLE ARTICLE] ANNOUNCEMENTS

Where’s my attendance slip? Peeeettaaaah! My attendance slip is missing!” … Where the heck is my microphone? Hey, Neil! Give me that!” … Will you help me take the benches down? Hey, come on! It’s heavy! AAARGH!” … Will Kenny Camper please report to his counselor?” … Don’t forget your money for the cookout.” … Kenny Camper, where are you? Kenny Camper!” … Today is the last day to change your schedule.” … Will the CITs please move the piano?” … No one is to go to the Drug Store!” … Your flute lesson is tomorrow.” … Kenny Camper, Kenny Camper! Where are you?”

 

And now, THE ARTICLE THAT STARTED IT ALL…

[DAILY DOUBLE ARTICLE]

Our entertainment, Eucalyptus Baxter, reports on the play that recently arrived in Boston, MAN OF LA MUNCHIES. MAN OF LA MUNCHIES is a romantic yarn about a half-crazed old man who travels the countryside, spreading the word of Fritos, Doritos, and Pringles…

A PERSONAL VIEWPOINT … It has come to my attention that Lou’s Apple Kitchen will no longer be selling Doritos. The reason, as I have heard it, is that the camp has received complaints that this snack is junk food. This situation is one of concert to me. The Daily Double, Lou’s, or for that matter myself, do not promote or advocate junk food. But I feel that the choice is a personal one. We are all free to make our own choices independent of one another’s. In removing this product from the premises, a few people are making the decisions for all of us. If there are people around what do not want to eat Doritos then they have the perfect right to label them junk food and not eat them. But this is where it must stop.

 

[DAILY DOUBLE ARTICLE] QUOTE OF THE DAY

Doug Little to Peter Dewey after Doug had kicked a soccer ball through the huge window in the makeup room – “Yeah, but Peter, who else could have gotten it in the upper right hand corner?”

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