I don’t think I’m spoiling anything for anyone at this point if I tell you that in the “Hunger Games” book and movie series, kids fight each other to the death. Definitely not summer camp material.
Or is it?
Country Day School in Largo, Fla., is offering a weeklong “Hunger Games”-themed camp.
“Tributes” spend all week training and ultimately compete in a tournament in which kids are “killed” when their flags are captured.
has the story, and it’s an interesting read.
Sure, kids will be kids and play games like this on their own anyway, so there are two schools of thought on sanctioning it. One school says you’re keeping it safe and supervised; the other says you shouldn’t condone even fake killing.
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Beyond that, fake killing happens all the time in video games and media. There are plenty of ways, the article points out, for kids to pretend to die. At least here they’re getting exercise—and there’s an intellect station.
Check out the article and the video below, and let us know what you think.