A tea party summer camp for kids

(credit: S.F. Chronicle)

Like other parents, we’re sending our child to his favorite summer camp this week — swimming, fishing, archery, crafts, folk singing. There are camps of all sorts — here’s a tea party summer camp for kids:

“Some kids trot along trails at horse camp over the summer. Others build volcanoes at science camp, learn to strum a guitar at music camp, or scale 20-foot walls at rock-climbing camp. And in Tampa, Fl., children will learn about free markets and limited government at Tea Party camp.

“The Tampa Liberty School is hosting this week-long, half-day camp (July 11-15) for the first time. The program is modeled after vacation bible school and run by parents and volunteers from a Tea Party group called Tampa 912 Project. Campers will learn about our nation’s founding principles: personal responsibility, faith, courage, hard work, reverence and thrift.

“‘We want to impart to our children what our nation is about, and what they may or may not be told,’ conservative writer Jeff Lukens, who is organizing the camp, told TampaBay.com.

“Lukens added that he’s unfamiliar with the public school curriculum, but, ‘I do know they have a lot of political correctness. We are a faithful people, and when you talk about natural law, you have to talk about God. When you take that out of the discussion, you miss the whole thing.’

“Lukens and his staff will deliver their Christian message through fun, hands-on activities.”

The rest of the article is here.

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Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.
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8 Responses to A tea party summer camp for kids

  1. Throw in Jim Jones, his teachings and a big bucket of Kool-Aid….and you have, well, you know where this is going.

  2. kate hancock says:

    Oh! Oh! I know…I know…lemme guess, Mr. Pelline…pulease? These guys are sponsored by Bryan Fischer at the American Family Association, right? Maybe a t-shirt that reads: I Went to Tea People Camp and All I Got Was This Lousy Sheet….Now, do I win a pony? Kate

  3. JOHN STOOS says:

    Curtis,

    I would be careful with the Jones link: I remember all the Bay Area liberals who thought all of his work for the poor was just great!

    John

  4. Michael Anderson says:

    Jon Carroll’s column this morning, entitled “The Tea Party Eats Itself.” A very good read!

    http://www.sfgate.com/columnists/carroll/

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