Fun with a message: At these summer camps, ideology doesn’t take a holiday

Fun with a message: At these summer camps, ideology doesn’t take a holiday

National Post | News

Campers at Florida’s Tampa Liberty School travel in cardboard boats across the partitioned classroom, leaving the tyranny of the Old World for the liberty of the New World, where they toss confetti in celebration of the American Revolution. Then boys like nine-year-old Jett Yarborough and his two older brothers sweep up the red-white-and-blue mess as a lesson that freedom carries responsibility.

At the annual Alberta Federation of Labour summer camp, activists’ children catch the “Union Express” bus bound for the Rocky Mountain camp, where they are taught the history and merits of unions by “volunteer Sisters and Brothers from the labour movement,” boasts a flyer for this year’s August camp. And at the first national CUPE Youth Council last year, kids like nine-year-old Allyson Harding put “Get Rid of Harper” on a Sharpee-scribbled list of “What we want to change,” and visited Occupy Vancouver, where a protester told the children:…

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