So you're new to the Cedarledge world, and completely lost in all this talk of ETs, adirondaks, NDH, and WITs? Or maybe you've been going to camp all your life, and never knew what CB stood for? Help is on the way!
Adirondak: 1. A small wooden cabin where an average of two staff members sleep.
2. A three-sided wooden lean-to on top of Pioneer Mountain where the pioneer unit stayed in the early days of camp. Now used as an overnight spot.
All-Camp: An activity that all of camp participates in together, rather than individually as units. Usually a campfire, game, or contest.
AWIT: Advanced Wrangler In Training (the second half of the WIT program).
Buddy System: The practice of always traveling in at least a pair. This way, not only is it hard to get lonely, but if an emergency comes up, there is someone around to get help. Sometimes buddies are assigned, especially in younger groups, but in older groups campers may generally choose their own buddies.
Camp Name: A nickname used at camp. All campers and staff members have a camp name. If you don't choose one yourself, one will be chosen for you (see the "Camp Names" page). Campers may change their camp names each year, but once you become a WIT, CIT, or staff member, you must stick with one name. By then, people know you too well to change your name.
CB: Walkie-talkies used by camp staff. Each unit and most program areas have one. "CB" stands for "Citizen Band". Due to the fact that the campers can hear CB conversations, and sometimes truckers passing by on the highway can do the same, a few codes were devised for various situations.
CIT: Counselor In Training (a two-part program).
Cookout: Once a week (more for Roughin' It), generally on Wednesday night, every unit cooks their own dinner over a fire.
ET: Environmental Toilet. These glorified outhouses contain 4 stalls, a sink, a closet, and an amazing microbacterial culture that breaks down human waste without the smell the old latrines had - as long as nothing else is thrown down the hole.
Foot: At dinner, the foot of the table (a staff member, WIT, CIT, or sometimes an older camper) sits opposite the head, pours drinks, and helps the head keep up conversation and monitor water intake. She is responsible for the table if the head needs to leave.
Head: At dinner, the head of the table (a staff member, or occasionally an AWIT or CIT) serves the food, keeps up dinner conversation, and generally manages the table through the meal.
Hopper: One who hops. See "Hopping." The hopper sits to the right of the head and, if there are two, to the right of the foot of the table.
Hopping: When a unit is hopping, they clean up the dining hall after meals. At dinner, they set the tables, bring the food, and get any refills needed.
Kapers: Chores around camp. Each day a unit is responsible for unit kapers (cleaning the ET, kitchen shelter, etc; collecting firewood and trash; getting fresh supplies; etc.) and all-camp kapers (putting up the flag, hopping, picking up trash in meadows, cleaning ETs that are not attached to a unit, etc.). Kapers are rotated so that everyone gets a chance to do each kaper at least once.
Latrine: A multi-stall outhouse with partitions between them.
Lower: Lower Corral. Located across from Timber Trails, and used to give trail rides.
NDH: New Dining Hall. It is located next to the pool, and all of New Side eats here.
New Side: The farthest half of camp from the front gate. New Side includes Rocky Ledges, Tanda, Ahwenasa, Kiamecia, Timber Trails, Gail's Place, New Dining Hall, the pool and shower house, Archery, the lake, and both corrals.
ODH: Old Dining Hall. It is located between Bright Star and Wohl Health Lodge. The units on Old Side eat here.
Old Side: The oldest half of camp, and closest to the front gate. This includes Manor House, Cypress Meadows, Skyview, The Glen, Gypsy Dell, Border Village, Wohl, the office, Guest House, Rec Porch and staff house, Old Dining Hall, and Luckystone Lodge.
Ranger: There are two rangers living on camp who take care of maintanence, security, and similar jobs.
Rec Porch: Recreation Porch. Used as the base for sports, and used to keep many sports and games supplies. Also houses the sno cone maker, and is attached to staff house.
Siesta: Every day after lunch, each unit gets an hour of quiet time to relax, sleep, write letters, read, talk, or play quietly during the hottest part of the day (some exceptions apply).
Staff House: A small house for staff to relax in on their time off. Staff can usually find someone to play a game or watch a movie with, take a nap, or keep leftovers from a night off there. Some staff member often sets up a TV and DVD player/VCR here, and it is one of the few places on camp with air conditioning.
Upper: Upper Corral. Located on top of Cardiac Hill. Consists of the barn, riding arena, paddock, and three pastures.
Take a buddy, drink water: The universal answer to all questions. You have to go to the bathroom? Take a buddy. Your stomach hurts? Drink water. You're tired of walking around all day? Take a buddy and drink water.
Trading Post: The small camp store that sells souvenirs and a few basic supplies.
WIT: Wrangler In Training.
Wohl: Wohl Health Lodge is the camp's infirmary, nurse station, and where they keep the extra first aid supplies.
If you have questions, or additional confusion, please e-mail Indigo!
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