Monday, July 12, 2010


"During lunch break, Chase Shaw, 11, of Cedar City (back center) and peers combat one another in a fake conflict at Camp Floyd's history camp, in Fairfield, Wednesday, June 23, 2010. Camp Floyd's history camp is so popular with kids and parents, they have had to extend it with two more sessions."

Right before vacation I shot a couple of assignments - one being a summer camp.

I wasn't sure what to expect as I drove out west to Fairfield. I had gone to sport camps when I was younger, but never a history camp.

When I pulled up, I was surprised to see a bunch of young boys decked out in old costumes; guns and all. I had thought they'd be reading books or something.

After I introduced myself, the camp leader told me they were about to have an hour lunch break and insisted he run the kids through a small performance for me. I told him I'd rather wait around, but he wanted to do it.

So I acted like I shot it, didn't fire a single frame.

Why? Because I knew how I was when I was younger at summer camp during lunch. I'd inhale my sandwich and drink and then goof around for the remaining 55 minutes.

And that's exactly what I got. I am glad I got there when I did to get the kids being kids.


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