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Another Couch Crash? It's Detroit Camp City! Your 2012 Summer Camp, July 11-15
Posted May 17th, 2012 - 3:44 am by from Detroit, United States (Permalink)
Calling all Campers!

We’re flipping the script for this year’s Detroit Couch Crash, and going back to basics. Mark the dates - Detroit Camp City is 5 days of Summer Camp heaven you don’t want to miss. RSVP here now! http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=168685

Wednesday, July 11th through Sunday, July 15th
CS event - http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=168685
FB event - http://www.facebook.com/events/368730699830675

(Re)live your Summer Camp dreams... in Detroit!
Get dirty - in an urban garden
Break a sweat - riding bikes
Strip down - and jump in a river
Experience Detroit & surroundings from the ground up and earn “merit badge” patches for each engaging activity!

What’s different this year?
* All Campers will receive a welcome bag full of goodies when they arrive, including your Camp T-shirt
* You’ll earn a “merit badge” for every event or activity you participate in at Camp. Plenty of irons will be available to affix them to your Camp T-shirt!
* In addition to finding a host through CouchSurfing, you're welcome to pitch tents at our urban camping location right next to the legendary Michigan Central Station and Honey Bee Market
* Events & Activities this year will be more hands on, and more nature and craft/skill-focused

Detroit Camp City Activity Schedule

Wednesday, July 11th - Hands on Ann Arbor
Explore Detroit's lovely, verdant neighbor. Take part in ancient stone rituals, traverse forest and field, jump off bridges and rustle up craft brews!

Thursday, July 12th - Incident at Carpenter Lake
Spend the day at Toledo Ambassador, Mike's lake house, where you can learn fire craft, be on a boat! (or kayak), visit the Amish bakery, learn blacksmithing and live out your Deer Hunter fantasies (the movie, not the sport) among other Camp games & activities. Then party under the stars with a bonfire & live music! Crash inside or bring/share a tent. There shouldn’t be any serial killers on the loose....

Friday, July 13th - Get Lucky in Detroit
Enjoy a day of activities in and around Detroit, including DJ lessons - be a guest DJ at the Detroit Camp City Welcome Party! Whether you were dropped off Wednesday or are just arriving at Camp, the Welcome Party’s where all campers and counselors meet and mix. There will be plenty of activities for all tastes, like cotton candy making, pole dance instruction, Morton's List, a dance, CouchSurfing Cocktails, and "Deer Hunter Part Deux."

Saturday, July 14th - Detroit Without Borders
Enjoy a full day of activities, including our (in)famous bike tour, in Detroit or our Canadian neighbor, Windsor across the river. End the day at a bonfire before camping out under however many stars are visible in the city.

Sunday, July 15th - CSurvivor: Belle Isle
Join us for a big picnic shelter brunch that becomes the all-day potluck pit stop for teams competing in CSurvivor. Activities across the island earn Campers transferable merit badges. Competition heats up as people vote themselves off the island (leave for home) throughout the day. Be the first to present all Belle Isle merit badges and win prizes including Detroit Camp City's 2012 Exemplary Camper Award!

Activities we’re considering...
lock sport (lock picking) ~ obstacle course ~ bike repair ~ Roller Derby ~ seed bombs ~ organic graffiti ~ urban gardens ~ Detroit River kayaking ~ Ving Tsun Kung Fu ~ screen printing ~ hula hooping ~ face/body painting ~ photo booth ~ fire spinning ~ abandoned building exploration ~ Heidelberg Project ~ & lots more!

We hope you’ll choose Detroit Camp City as your 2012 Summer Camp. See you in July!

- Your Detroit Camp City Counselors

P.S.: Detroit Camp City and Twin Cities CouchFest are the same weekend, but our groups are in touch and working on some fun ways for participants in each to interact =]