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consciously artificial, exaggerated, vulgar, or mannered; self-parodying, esp when in dubious taste



a place for the stationing of troops outside inhabited communities (usually in a sparse forest or grove), which is specially equipped depending on the mission to be performed.

Camps have been known since ancient times. A distinction was made between campaign and permanent camps. The latter were protected by a moat and a wall and were reinforced with palisades or stones and several rows of carts; some camps were surrounded by a thick wall with a moat flanked by towers. In combat, fortified camps served as combat positions for the army and places for storing food and ammunition. The art of setting up camps reached a high point of development in ancient Rome. Later other peoples began applying the Roman art of setting up camps.

In Russia rules of setting up and fortifying army camps were expounded for the first time between 1607 and 1621 in the Regulations on Army, Gunnery, and Other Affairs. Training camps appeared in Russia in the 17th century. Peter I was the first to decree that troops should spend some time in training camps. In the 17th and 18th centuries, when linear tactics predominated, troops were deployed in a camp in a linear combat order. Until the middle of the 19th century the choosing of a site and the setting up of camps was a separate branch of the art of warfare, called castrametation. In the second half of the 19th century the development of artillery and other means of destruction made it necessary to disperse the troops in combat, and camps lost their importance as fortified stations of troops.

The Soviet armed forces and armies of other states have training camps and training centers, which have a role to play in the combat training of troops under field conditions. For the training of troops camps are equipped with training fields, target ranges, firing grounds, and other facilities. When troops are stationed in camps and training centers, the special features of the routine garrison duty are determined by the corresponding regulations.


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Once the shy or socially awkward camper has an initial fun experience with two other campers, it is critical to build on that "foothold" by, for example, starting a game of cards during rest hour with one or two of the campers who went on the play-date and then inviting the shy camper to join in.
As the first strategy that demonstrated the camp's commitment to serve parents and campers beyond customer service and satisfaction, it has helped cement a sense of trust for the next eleven years that has translated into more Hispanic parents sending their children to camp.
The camp promotes the quality of fortitude and encourages campers to be bold and try new activities and build new skills.
Independent for-profit camps indicated that their overall camper enrollment was between 90 percent-99 percent capacity while religiously-affiliated camps had the lowest average capacity at 80 percen-89 percent.
Since most bullying is a problem for the 20 percent of children at the bottom of the social confidence ladder, it is critical to find things that make these campers shine and feel successful.
Campers and counselors often feel a sense of loss as the end of the summer/session approaches.
Design ways to familiarize new campers with camp before their arrival.
We must train our staff members to recognize the presence of risky behaviors in campers and themselves.
The law generally protects the camp from the inherent risks of its activities, and those which might otherwise be assumed by the camper.
Conduct a local study to assess the motivational factors and camper benefits most important to their parent population.
The roster must accomplish the following--list the campers in the order of pick up/drop off, provide any specific camper details required such as phone numbers, revised addresses, health concerns and medical concerns, display any additional campers for that day, and alert the driver to any absent campers.
So, you ask, how do you go from 120 fifth grade campers who don't eat their pizza crust to 120 thoughtful citizens?