What Kids Learn at Tea Party Summer Camp

Here's a look at the fun activities at Tampa 912's 'Liberty' camp
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2011 3:16 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Are you tired of liberally biased summer camps? Well then the Tampa 912 Project has just the thing for your kids. This Tea Party group is running a camp this summer that instills 8- to 12-year-olds with principles such as “America is good,” “I believe in God,” and “Government cannot force me to be charitable,” the St. Petersburg Times reports. How will they do this? With fun activities and games, of course. Some actual examples:

  • Kids will start in an austere, boring room symbolizing Europe, then run an obstacle course that leads to a brightly decorated party room where they’ll be showered with red-white-and-blue confetti.
  • …But they’ll have to clean up the confetti, because with freedom comes responsibility.
  • They’ll win hard candy that symbolizes gold. Later, a banker will offer paper money instead. Students will learn that the paper money devalues faster than the candy.
  • Children will blow bubbles from a single bottle of solution, then try to shoot each others’ bubbles with squirt guns… which is supposed to represent socialism. Later, they’ll get a taste of "individual freedom"—meaning their own bottle of solution—and see if they can shoot more.

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