Claun wrote:Any tips for balancing the exsting groups aversion to carrying the new guys, with their need for help?
Lord Of Ruin wrote:
Most successful camps like this do it by the sponsorship route. An experienced camp member has to sponsor someone into the group.
Claun wrote:Last year was a lot of work, and a couple of our members are already a little upset that they don't want to get stuck doing prep for another 20 people.
I'm really warming up to gaminwench's idea of setting up buddies, even if its one vet to a handful of virgins, and pushing each group of virgns to be as independant/self-sufficient as possible -- with the main group right there for advice and help when they need it.
Trishntek wrote:Yeah, but how much are a pair of perky tits on display around camp worth? What about the hunk chic magnet who creates these oddly entertaining moments of lust on parade that nobody else can do? What are these worth?
Claun, I have done something like this. In 2007 I organized a Theme Camp with 25 members, and close to half of them were birgins. But most of them were people I already knew and personally recruited, and the rest were friends of theirs. So it turned out wonderfully.
Still, we wound up with two "hangers-on" who had no business participating (trying to participate) in BM. We decided "If we get stuck here until January, we eat those two first". So my recommendation is that you be careful about admitting strangers. Lots of people do not a good theme camp make. Good people who get along well do.
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