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Haunting Copy
08-20-2008, 12:16 PM
Have any of y'all ever heard of such a thing?

I would have given my left foot to go to something like this as a kid!

Sarah

Greg Chrise
08-20-2008, 02:48 PM
With only one foot you would tend to just walk in circles where ever you were placed.

So what happens at a haunted kids camp? Haunted archery, Haunted Canoeing, sewing up little haunted change purses? Sleeping out with the werewolves with nothing but a sleeping bag? Oh, no! they dragged off Jimmy!

All it takes it money.

It's easier for me to imagine a haunted senior citizens RV camp, Okay grandma your holding tank is full. <Start chainsaw>.

FearSeeker
08-20-2008, 02:50 PM
Have any of y'all ever heard of such a thing?

I would have given my left foot to go to something like this as a kid!

Sarah

So you *are* a masochist. Kidding!

I also would have been tickled pink to have gone to such a camp!!!

I have not heard of them for kids. I've only heard of the murder mystery haunted weekends that some hotels and such sponsor for adults that I think would be a blast to participate in.

FearSeeker
08-20-2008, 02:58 PM
With only one foot you would tend to just walk in circles where ever you were placed.

So what happens at a haunted kids camp? Haunted archery, Haunted Canoeing, sewing up little haunted change purses? Sleeping out with the werewolves with nothing but a sleeping bag? Oh, no! they dragged off Jimmy!

All it takes it money.

It's easier for me to imagine a haunted senior citizens RV camp, Okay grandma your holding tank is full. <Start chainsaw>.

Well, I wouldn't exactly look forward to either camp Greg describes, but with some modifications, I think they *could* be exciting, fun, and scary.

Haunting Copy
08-20-2008, 03:04 PM
Greg, I will say it once again: therapy. (as I laugh my arse off)


Fear, I know, I've always wanted to go to *at least* the dinner
mysteries. A whole weekend would be a blast!

Oh, and as for activities for the kids . . . eh-hem . . . how about a spooky
scavenger hunt?

Spooky stories are always popular around the campfire.

Then there are mystery games. Check this out:

http://mystery.host-party.com/viewsynopsis.asp?mysteryid=652


Course, you could even create your own. And with your imagination . . .
uh, why don't you leave it to the pros. Heh.

Haunting Copy
08-20-2008, 03:06 PM
Well, I wouldn't exactly look forward to either camp Greg describes, but with some modifications, I think they *could* be exciting, fun, and scary.


Absolutely! I *love* making special memories for kids. I wish I could thank
the people who took the trouble to create them for me as a kid. :)

Haunting Copy
08-20-2008, 03:08 PM
Another idea. (Tony would like this one.) A corn maze! :D

Haunted hayride.

You could adjust the level of scare to the ages of the kids, too. I also
don't see why it couldn't run all year long.

FearSeeker
08-20-2008, 03:16 PM
Greg, I will say it once again: therapy. (as I laugh my arse off)


Fear, I know, I've always wanted to go to *at least* the dinner
mysteries. A whole weekend would be a blast!

Oh, and as for activities for the kids . . . eh-hem . . . how about a spooky
scavenger hunt?

Spooky stories are always popular around the campfire.

Then there are mystery games. Check this out:

http://mystery.host-party.com/viewsynopsis.asp?mysteryid=652


Course, you could even create your own. And with your imagination . . .
uh, why don't you leave it to the pros. Heh.


Yes, I think we're all in agreement about Greg needing help but we mean that only in the best way, Greg. LOL

And we will have to check into murder mystery weekends to see if we can find any that we can attend when things slow down.

As for setting up things for kids, that's a future project to be looked into.

Never enough time in a day, much less a lifetime. That should be my new signature...

Haunting Copy
08-20-2008, 03:20 PM
Yes, I think we're all in agreement about Greg needing help but we mean that only in the best way, Greg. LOL

And we will have to check into murder mystery weekends to see if we can find any that we can attend when things slow down.

As for setting up things for kids, that's a future project to be looked into.

Never enough time in a day, much less a lifetime. That should be my new signature...


All sounds good. :)

Greg, you know we love ya, Doll. All two of us in Barbie's world of pink, glittering
cow pies.

Hey, where's Jim?

Kevin Dells
08-20-2008, 05:58 PM
Sarah when we didi our Haunted Birthday partys at our haunt we did the Scavenger haunt race and the kids thought that was the coolest thing.

How it worked is we had a fairly sizable haunt at 50,000 square feet of actual haunt, multi themed.

I did it as a race because i allowed my daughter to invite as many kids as she wanted. (we ended up with 37)

So i knew going in it was way to many to send them all in, as one group.
So we spilt the kids into two teams and i started one group at the beggining and one at the end working opposite.

I had seven clues total, i gave each group the first clue and they would use that clue to figure out where the next was using hints of something in the haunt.

Both groups got the same clues just at opposite ends.

They loved it !

Myself and another make up artist also picked two guinee pigs each and did make up on them, that had everybody's attention as long as you kept energetic yourself. They thought blood powder was the coolest thing!

I would have loved to go to a camp like that but keep in mind as the parents are figuring out what camp to send Davey to, a camp that may terrify them and send them home early may be frowned upon.

Not saying your going to scare the bejeezus out of them for a week, but an uninformed parent will automaticly assume this and pass on the expense over band camp or space camp type camps

Jim Warfield
08-21-2008, 02:16 AM
I heard many years ago that in England they have camps where the camp councilers regularly insult and demean the campers and of course everyone knows what to expect when they show up there.
Now as long as those attending and dispensing can turn this facet of their personality off and leave it off when they are supposed to be dealing with loved ones.

Haunting Copy
08-21-2008, 02:21 AM
Kevin, those were great ideas!

Did you do the birthday parties on a regular basis? I'm wondering
what kind of appeal these things can sustain, you know?

If you did it for only a few times, do you think it would have been something
that could have been a profit-generator over time (mixed with other
offerings, of course)?

If I (or anyone else) were to do something like this, I think it would be
best to keep the "scare factor" to the conservative side of whatever
age group is participating. When I think about this, I imagine more of
an ambience-rich environment more than a truly scary experience.

"Wolves" howling, fog-covered grounds, snapping branches in the
not-too-far distance, all while everyone is seated around the fire.
That kind of thing.

Convincing parents would be the tricky part. It would require a lot of
patient, friendly customer service to handle that. Maybe market it as
the "un-scary spooky camp adventure!"

There's also the option to create a weekend-only camp. That way
there isn't too much "overload" on the kids.

Thanks for writing, Kevin. I'd like to hear more of your and others'
thoughts! :)

Haunting Copy
08-21-2008, 02:24 AM
I heard many years ago that in England they have camps where the camp councilers regularly insult and demean the campers and of course everyone knows what to expect when they show up there.
Now as long as those attending and dispensing can turn this facet of their personality off and leave it off when they are supposed to be dealing with loved ones.


There is a restaurant here in either Austin or Houston that does that. It's not
my kind of thing. Maybe in my younger years, but now I'd just want to punch
'em out, LOL!

The restaurant does great business, from what I hear, though. :)

Sarah