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Wednesday, 04 November 2020 18:27

The A-Z of Co-op Camp - part 3

Have you ever gone somewhere and had a whole new language thrown at you? I don’t mean that grade 12 trip to Europe, where they ACTUALLY speak a different language, I mean somewhere where the lingo is just all new?  When I first got to Co-op Camp, I had absolutely no idea what a Warm Fuzzy was, or exactly why people wanted to be “cannibals”. Our final batch of letters covers the new words you may hear at Co-op Camp from R-Z.  Some of these are essential to having a great summer at Co-op Camp!

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Rap Sessions

Drop me a sick beat!!!  Well, no, a rap session is not THAT kind of rap.  It is a great way to get to know more about your fellow campers by asking a question and letting everyone give an answer.  If you were a sound, what sound would it be? If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Rainbow Flag
A seven-colour rainbow flag is a common symbol of the international cooperative movement. The rainbow flag has been the cooperative emblem since 1921 when the International Co-operative Congress of World Co-op Leaders met in Basel, Switzerland to identify and define the growing cooperative movement’s common values and ideals to help unite co-ops around the world.

After some experiments with different designs, a famous French cooperator, Professor Charles Gide, suggested using the seven colours of the rainbow for the flag. He pointed out that the rainbow symbolized unity in diversity and the power of light, enlightenment and progress. The first co-op rainbow flag was completed in 1924 and was adopted as an official symbol of the international cooperative movement in 1925.

Like the rainbow, this flag is a symbol of hope and peace. The seven colours from flags around the world fly in harmony.

Honorable Mentions: Recreation, Rest

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Tuesday, 01 September 2020 20:39

The A to Z of Co-op Camp Part 2

Camp A Z 2

 

Have you ever gone somewhere and had a whole new language thrown at you? I don’t mean that grade 12 trip to Europe, where they ACTUALLY speak a different language, I mean somewhere where the lingo is just all new?  When I first got to Co-op Camp, I had absolutely no idea what a Warm Fuzzy was, or exactly why people wanted to be “cannibals”. Our second batch of letters covers the new words you may hear at Co-op Camp from J-Q.  Some of these are essential to having a great summer at Co-op Camp!

 Photo Credit: Sandra Boynton

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