Pop Culture and Camp
Popular Culture has always had a large influence at Boxwell. This makes sense. As it is young people who tend to make the program work, popular culture tends to be a big part of their interests!
Songs are one of the easiest examples. If you ever sung a television theme song like “Gilligan’s Island” or “Brady Bunch,” that’s pop culture. We’re fairly certain “The Saturday song” comes from the 1975 film Jaws. Ever sung “Log!”? It comes from a cartoon, Ren and Stimpy. But there are other examples as well. Star Trek and Star Wars spoofs have appeared in various forms. This week’s photo shows a running skit at Camp Craig in 2004: The Dukes of Hazzard. As you can imagine, it involved the vehicles shown and catching bad guys around the flag pole.
On top of the truck as “Daisy Duke” is Aaron Patten. The standing middle row from left to right is Cole Cunningham, Randy Coats, Caleb “Cookie” Campbell, Maurice McClure, and Tim Ratliff. On the ground is Jason Flannery, Michael “Cub” Gregory, and Morgan “FrenchY” Gerville-Reache. Believe it or not, three of these young men go on to be Program Directors; one is the current Reservation Director!