Summer Camp Culture – Salute Your Shorts

Sing it with me now, “Camp Anawanna, we hold you in our heart….”

Salute Your Shorts was a ’90s Nickelodeon show set at the fictional Camp Anawanna. I can’t remember if I watched the show when it was originally aired or when it was in re-runs but either way it was on Nickelodeon while I was a camper at Delanco Camp and always did an excellent job of keeping me in the camp spirit throughout the school year.

The show, which lasted only two seasons, was based on the 1986 book of the same name. It focused on a group of teenage campers, their annoying counselor and the various issues that arise during their time at Anawanna. Among the show’s characters was one of the more unforgettable nicknames in the history of television – Donkeylips.

The show’s name comes from a popular prank where boy campers steal a pair of boxer shorts from another camper and run them up the flag pole, replacing the American flag for the morning flag salute. I’ve not heard tell of this particular prank happening at camp, but there was something other than a flag flying on our flag pole at one point during Teen 2 this summer.

Have you seen the show? What do you remember most about it?

Purchase Salute Your Shorts, Vol. 1 at iTunes
Purchase Salute Your Shorts, Vol. 2 at iTunes

Strength For Service

Be sure to thank a Veteran for their service and say a prayer today for our men and women in the military all around the globe.

Here’s a cool free offer to check out too:

From Nov. 7-21, in honor of Veteran’s Day, Strength for Service is pleased to offer a free download of the Kindle edition of the popular devotional.

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While Strength for Service is geared toward the military and those in the service of others, many family members and friends find much comfort in the book’s inspirational words. Anyone can download this free version.

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Here’s a cool video that tells the story of Strength For Service