Tuesday, September 30
When our campers arrive at camp we give them a survival talk, during which they are warned to stay away from "The Bridge of Doom." The reason for this is that across the bridge of doom is our high ropes course, but we attempt to make it more dramatic by telling the kids that a troll named Larry lives underneath. Some of them understand that we are making Larry up, some of them try to find Larry, and a small portion of children become visibly anxious when I take them across the bridge. My favorite part of the Larry myth is seeing the creativity that Larry inspires. During the last group I taught, one of my chaperons found some modeling clay that had fallen off a bottle rocket; he used that clay to mold a little Larry. We placed Larry on a log next to the bridge.
Posted by Kelly Visel